The 35 agents in this annual ranking are the leaders of the pack, working behind the scenes to build some of the world’s biggest brands, from Wimbledon to Cherokee to Pepsi.
Bulldog Licensing has promoted Vicky Hill to the role of licensing manager.
Frank Blake, former chief executive officer and current chairman of The Home Depot, has been named the 2015 recipient of the National Retail Federation’s Gold Medal Award.
The Collegiate Licensing Company (an affiliate of IMG College) has locked up yet another university partnership.
Retailer Target is bolstering its upper management team with several new key appointments.
The British Toy & Hobby Association has announced its finalists for the 2014 Toy Retailer of the Year Awards.
Apparel trade show organizer Bread & Butter has filed for bankruptcy just days after canceling its January 2015 show.
Hudson’s Bay Company has appointed former Toys 'R' Us chairman and CEO and retail veteran Gerald Storch as chief executive officer, effective Jan. 6.
The joint venture between 21st Century Fox's Shine Group and Apollo Global Management's Endemol and Core Media Group has launched.
Norman Bridwell, the author/illustrator of the Clifford the Big Red Dog children’s books died on Dec. 12 at the age of 86.
The Light Fund, the U.K.'s charitable body for the licensing industry, has named 16 beneficiaries for the more than £90,000 it raised in 2014.
Scholastic Media is collaborating with Intel to design interactive gaming content using voice and gesture interaction technology.
Former TRU CEO Gerald Storch has been elected as chairman of grocery retailer SuperValu’s board of directors.
In preparation for the 25th anniversary of the Mr. Bean brand in 2015, Tiger Aspect Productions has appointed two new licensing agents.
Loudmouth Golf has hired apparel and retail executive Dennis Green as its new executive vice president and general manager of sales and marketing.
Rocket Licensing has been appointed to represent the U.K. fashion accessory and cosmetics brand Models Own, known for its nail polishes.
Genius Brands International has acquired the exclusive worldwide rights to the tween girls’ character and publishing brand Pascualina.
Spanish production and distribution company Imira Entertainment has appointed Giles Bones as its new international sales and marketing manager.
Warner Bros. Entertainment has named Ana de Castro as senior vice president and deputy general counsel.
For a second year, Women In Toys and Walmart are teaming up to hold the Women’s Global Economic Empowerment Initiative at NY Toy Fair.
Funko has announced a new line of highly articulated action figures, dubbed the Legacy Collection.
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