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.
Golf ball brand Volvik has appointed Stan Denenberg as its new director of licensing.
Genius Brands International has announced that Margaret Loesch will join its board of directors.
H.J. Heinz Company and Kraft Foods Group have agreed to merge, forming the third largest food and beverage company in North Americ.
Licensing industry professionals raised £12,000 for the Light Fund charity at the 8th annual quiz night in Manchester, England, March 19.
Saban Brands has acquired another new brand for its burgeoning portfolio of fashion and lifestyle properties–the Australian surf brand Piping Hot.
Rock band AC/DC has tapped Perryscope Productions and Epic Rights to jointly lead its licensing and merchandising efforts.
Registration is now open for the Licensing University conference program held in conjunction with Licensing Expo and organized by LIMA.
NLC, which was recently tapped to represent Warner Bros. Consumer Products EMEA in Benelux, has hired Jacqueline Hofman to manage the account.
Floor care brand Bissell has appointed IMC to expand its brand into a range of new product categories including home, DIY and automotive.
The Bologna Licensing Trade Fair has launched Licensing Prospect Day, a networking event that aims to introduce Italian manufacturing companies to licensing.
The app “Pou” has tapped Consumer Product Connection to develop a worldwide licensing program for the brand.
Studio 100 Media has secured distributions rights to the 2D animated series “Knietzsche” (26 x 3’) from the German studio Vision X.
Maker Studios’ co-founder and former CEO Danny Zappin has asked a judge to delay a Tuesday vote on the sale of the YouTube network to Disney.
Brand Central has signed on to develop a consumer products program for the design and lifestyle company Dwell Media.
Turner Broadcasting has appointed Humphrey Black to the newly created role of vice president of media distribution, EMEA.
Bulls Licensing has signed on to represent Licensing Management International and its client British Motor Heritage in the Nordics.
Toy company Tomy International has promoted Willie Wilkov to chief marketing officer, a position that has been vacant since mid-2013.
21st Century Fox confirmed Thursday that it is planning to form a TV production joint venture with Apollo Global Management.
The Association of National Advertisers is planning to acquire the Brand Activation Association.
In its second year, Licensing Expo's Fashion & Lifestyle zone delivers celebrity fashion tastemakers, lifestyle leaders and new niche brands.
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