2014 was year of big successes (Frozen), milestones (Hello Kitty’s 40th) and industry-changing innovations (3D printing). Here’s a recap of the news that shaped the year.
Popular YouTube personality, fashion designer and influencer Bethany Mota will deliver The Big Interview keynote address at Licensing Expo, June 9.
Jewel Branding & Licensing has hired Samira Ali as director of retail development.
Marvel Entertainment has partnered with Five Four for a series of menswear capsule collections inspired by the studio’s catalog of superheroes.
The stars of the HGTV series "Property Brothers," twin brothers Jonathan and Drew Scott, are heading to QVC with a new line of backyard décor.
Fashion designer Kenneth Cole has paired with the Geneva Watch Group for a new line of smartwatches that will hit stores in April.
Perry Ellis International has sold the C&C California brand to ACH C&C, a newly created venture organized by members of ACI Licensing.
The Trump Organization has launched a new fragrance collection for men exclusively at Macy's in the U.S., in partnership with licensee Parlux Fragrances.
Artist and jewelry designer Steve Soffa has crafted a new line to celebrate the annual Sturgis Motorcycle Rally's 75th anniversary.
Elmer's Products has teamed with the non-stick coating brand LiquiGlide to develop a range of new adhesive products.
Golf ball brand Volvik has appointed Stan Denenberg as its new director of licensing.
Tommy Bahama and Major League Baseball Properties have unveiled the 2014 Collector’s Edition shirt featuring Jackie Robinson.
Upper Deck and Pressman Film are joining forces to bring the cult franchise The Crow to fans in a new licensing program.
Sesame Workshop has lunched a new subscription video on demand service, “Sesame Go.”
Radio Disney has signed a distribution agreement with Dees Entertainment to offer radio stations across the U.S. “Radio Disney Top 30.”
A range of characters from Lawless Entertainment’s client brands will be participating in the 2014 White House Easter Egg Roll this weekend
Reckitt Benckiser's Air Wick air freshener brand has launched new scents inspired by the essence of four U.S. national parks.
Disney Interactive and Disney Channel have teamed with Little Orbit to develop video games based on Planes: Fire & Rescue and the tween telenovela “Violetta.”
Vandor is adding to its Marvel Entertainment lineup with new superheroes including Spider-Man, Captain America and Iron Man.
LMNO Productions has tapped Surge Licensing to represent its reality television series “The Little Couple,” which airs on TLC.
Tipp Distributors has tapped the Star Candle Company to create a line of scented candles inspired by the Mexican soft drink Jarritos.
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