Preparations are well underway for the 35th edition of Licensing Expo, with a host of new brands already set to exhibit and a new Sports section planned for the show floor.
DHX Brands has appointed Haven as the licensing agent for the all-new "Teletubbies" program in Australia and New Zealand.
Brand Central has promoted two of its key team members–Jodi Bogdanoff to vice president of licensing and Nancy Sanieoff to senior licensing manager.
Lonely Planet has launched a new consumer products division that will be led by current business development manager Drew Rowley.
The Bologna Licensing Trade Fair will return for its eighth edition March 30 to April 1, running parallel to the Bologna Children's Book Fair.
Licensing Expo 2015 will add new international pavilions and see increased representation from countries including Mexico, India, China, Japan and the U.K.
Discovery Communications has named Robert Marick vice president of North American licensing and global location-based entertainment for Discovery Consumer Products.
Footwear and apparel veteran David Thomson has joined Crocs as senior vice president and general manager of Asia, Africa and the Middle East.
Bob Chapek, president of Disney Consumer Products, has been named as chairman of Walt Disney Parks and Resorts, effective immediately.
The deadline to enter the International Licensing Industry Merchandisers' Association 2015 Licensing Excellence Awards is Monday, March 2.
Learfield Sports has completed its integration of the recently acquired Licensing Resource Group and Strategic Marketing Affiliates, creating Learfield Licensing Partners.
Endemol North America has made two major promotions for its top posts.
Genius Brands International has elected entertainment industry veteran Anthony Thomopoulos to its board of directors.
Three licensing executives will be donning their trainers and running the London Marathon on April 13 to support The Light Fund.
Registration is now open for the 2014 Licensing University conference program at Licensing Expo 2014.
Guru Studio has appointed Monika Sharma in the newly created position of director of marketing.
Nerd Corps Entertainment has secured several broadcast deals for its latest original comedy series, “Endangered Species” (52 x 11).
Walmart has maintained its No. 1 spot on Interbrand's 2014 Best Retail Brands list, while four other brands saw major increases.
Lima Sky has appointed Danish firm INK as licensing agent in the Nordics and Eastern Europe for its mobile game “Doodle Jump.”
The Collegiate Licensing Company, the licensing affiliate of IMG College, has named Nicole Armentrout as senior director, marketing.
Mattel has completed its acquisition of fellow toy company Mega Brands for approximately $460 million.
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