From an increased focus on building 360-degree franchises to a host of major executive moves, here's the news that shaped 2015.
In anticipation of its upcoming film Trolls, DreamWorks Animation has added a host of licensees across numerous categories.
Discovery Consumer Products has added a wide range of new licensing deals and expanded its existing partnerships in North America for the Discovery Kids brand.
Thousands of toys and games will be unveiled this weekend in New York City at the 113th North American International Toy Fair–the largest toy marketplace in the Western Hemisphere.
Senior licensing executives Jessica Blue of UBM Americas and Dianne Bellchambers of Moose Toys will host a session on brand licensing basics at New York Toy Fair this Saturday.
Spiffy Pictures has appointed HiHat Media and 9 Story Media to represent its new series “Nature Cat” for U.S. licensing and international distribution.
Nitro Circus has partnered with its co-founder Travis Pastrana, making Pastrana a fully sponsored Nitro Circus athlete and giving the company exclusive branding rights to his headwear and apparel.
Toys ‘R’ Us has promoted Joe Venezia to executive vice president, global store operations, effective Feb. 22.
Coburn Communication–a public relations, marketing and events agency–has appointed Christa Boeke as vice president, licensing.
Lisa Marks Associates has been appointed as the North American licensing agency for Perfetti van Melle’s Chupa Chups brand.
The National Retail Federation is projecting that U.S. retail sales will increase 3.1 percent this year, higher than the 10-year average of 2.7 percent (excluding automobiles, gas stations and restaurants).
Warner Bros. Consumer Products, on behalf of DC Entertainment, has tapped Buffalo Games for a range of children’s activity puzzles that are on display this week at NY Toy Fair.
The fashion industry's leading trade show MAGIC has created a new retail education portal called MAGIC University.
UBM Advanstar, the producer of the MAGIC, has entered into a strategic alliance with the Eurovet/CurveExpo to create a jointly owned new swimwear and lingerie show.
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.
The professional wrestling organization WWE has promoted three executives within its consumer products group.
Hoho Rights, the production company behind "Cloudbabies" and "Everybody Loves a Moose," has appointed Jayne Pitts as its new head of TV sales.
Endemol Beyond USA, the premium channel network and digital division of Endemol Shine North America, has appointing Adrian Sexton as its chief operating officer.
Bedding and homewares licensee Character World has appointed Lindsey Bonney as head of supply chain operations for the EMEA region.
Companies wishing to be considered for License! Global's exclusive, annual Top 150 Top International Licensing Agents list must submit information by no later than April 8.
Sequential Brands Group has closed its acquisition of the Jessica Simpson brand, taking a 62.5 percent stake in the company for $117.5 million.
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