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.
These 14 stories not only highlight the top licensing news of 2014, but also showcase some of the key trends that shaped the year and form the foundation of things to come.
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.
Parragon has been named Disney's 2014 Licensee of the Year in Australia
Lori Lynn Peikoff, sister of licensing industry veteran Michael Peikoff died on Oct. 21 at the age of 54 from cancer.
Licensing agency TPA has been appointed to represent app property Pou for licensing in the U.K.
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.
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