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.
SEGA of America has expanded the new Sonic Boom brand program with the addition of new merchandising partners for toys, comics, apparel and novelty items.
The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company has teamed with Kent International to develop a brand-new line of bicycle tires and tubes.
Adidas Group North America has signed a licensing agreement with DuPont Protection Technologies to use its Kevlar technology and brand in a line of new football cleats.
The Boppy Company, maker of the Boppy Feeding and Infant Support Pillow, has partnered with Rashti & Rashti to brings its brand to a range of new infant products.
Transporation company Uber has teamed with Fuhu, the creator of the Nabi kids' tablet, to launch the UberFamily rideshare service.
Agency Rush has signed on to represent the design brand Magicomora, created by artist Sergio Mora.
Nickelodeon will premiere its brand-new animated series "Harvey Beaks" March 29.
The Fred Rogers Company is planning a second season of its preschool series "Peg + Cat" for PBS Kids.
Genius Brands International has made a number of new sales for its portfolio of original content including Stan Lee’s Mighty 7 and the library of "Baby Genius" videos and music.
Authentic Brands Group is bringing the Prince tennis brand to a new line of performance apparel exclusively at retailer Sports Authority in the U.S. and Puerto Rico.
Tervis has tapped into its inner ninja with a new line of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles insulated drinkware.
Crayola is planning a range of products featuring Lima Sky’s app property Doodle Jump, including mobile games and a line of craft kits.
Fam Brands is expanding its range of products under the Bally Total Fitness brand with the launch of fitness accessories.
Conde Nast’s digital food brand Epicurious has teamed up with Tabletops Unlimited to develop a branded housewares collection.
Jakks Pacific has released the first product in its line of toys inspired by the upcoming feature film Godzilla.
Saban Brands has partnered with San Francisco’s Center for Childhood Creativity to develop a series of activities for kids.
Marley Coffee, the branded coffee inspired by musician Bob Marley, is broadening its distribution across the northeastern U.S.
Sears is planning to launch new fast fashion in-store shops called Now + Here at locations across the U.S.
“Sesame Street” character Abby Cadabby and Sesame Workshop's H. Melvin Ming will launch the annual Light It Up Blue global campaign to raise awareness of autism.
Brand Activation Association has announced the winners of its 2014 Brand Brilliance Awards.
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