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.
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.
In an effort to continue growth, Brand Castle, a licensee for branded baking kits, has named John Brandley as senior vice president, sales.
Scripps Networks Interactive has appointed Phillip Luff to head its U.K., Europe, Middle East and Africa business.
Guru Studio has appointed Small Screen Distribution to manage all TV and home entertainment rights in Asia for its current series.
Saban Brands has appointed former Iconix Brand Group executive David Zolot as senior vice president of corporate development for its new lifestyle unit.
Licensing agency Beanstalk has signed on to represent the California Milk Processor Board’s Got Milk? brand.
Toys ‘R’ Us has appointed Andre Javes as managing director of Southeast Asia and Greater China.
The new company creation studio BrandProject launched Thursday with $12 million in funding.
Lawless Entertainment has been appointed to represent the new TV series “Nutri Ventures: The Quest for the 7 Kingdoms” in North America and Asia Pacific.
PGS Entertainment has completed a number of sales with broadcasters in Latin America at the NATPE market and conference this week.
FremantleMedia Kids & Family Entertainment continues to expand its preschool property Tree Fu Tom internationally with three new licensing agents.
Brand licensing and extension agency Beanstalk has promoted Rachel Terrace to the position of senior vice president of brand management.
Choon’s Design has tapped Brand Central to develop a consumer products program for its rubber band weaving toy Rainbow Loom.
The Bridge Direct has named Lori Rotter as general manager of marketing across all of its brands including its new Basic Fun division.
Nickelodeon and Mega Brands are adding SpongeBob SquarePants to their line of Mega Bloks kids’ construction toys.
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