In June 2013, global brand extension agency Beanstalk launched Tinderbox, its digital division to help brand licensing extend into new media.
After more than five years leading the company, Mikael Hed will step down as chief executive officer of Rovio Jan. 1.
Parragon, a division of DC Thomson, has reorganized its business into two new divisions–Parragon Publishing and Parragon International.
Toy and consumer electronics company Jazwares has hired Dan Sugrue as its new U.K. sales director.
LIMA U.K. has revealed details of its annual global networking party at Brand Licensing Europe, which will take place on the second day of the show, Oct. 8.
Global brand management company Genius Brands International has secured a $2 million revolving line of credit with SunTrust Banks to finance future growth.
Smiley has made two new executive appointments–David Fox as head of design and Salvatore Zingrillo as global brand director of fashion.
Genius Brands International announced that Lloyd Mintz has been appointed to the role of vice president of consumer products.
Apparel was front-of-mind this week as the semi-annual MAGIC Market Week trade show took place in Las Vegas, Nev.
Bioworld Merchandising is unveiling a new range of apparel for beer brands Corona Extra and Modelo Especial this week at MAGIC Market Week in Las Vegas, Nev.
Outfit7 has partnered with SuperAwesome's Future8 Awards for digital creators to exclusively sponsor the mobile app category.
Ink has appointed Rizon Studios Licensing as Subway Surfers' newest sub-agent in the U.K. and Ireland.
Frequent licensee Junk Food Clothing has tapped the brand management agency Artestar to license its own brand.
Plush manufacturer Gund has tapped Parham Santana’s BrandSlam licensing division to build its licensing program.
Entertainment One has appointed Eric Shiu as vice president of marketing and communications, Entertainment One Television.
A slate of top-tier executives from companies including Mind Candy, AwesomenessTV and Sprout will share their stories at this year’s MIPJunior.
CPLG is launching the Michelangelo Collection based on the famous artist’s private works. The art has survived the test of time and will now be a re-imagined brand for today’s marketplace.
The Walt Disney Company has sold the Baby Einstein brand to Kids II, a longtime licensee of the property.
British licensing professionals are reporting a good trading year to date, with more than two-thirds experiencing growth.
Activision Publishing signed a trio of new agents and new licensees for the next iteration of its Skylanders franchise, “Skylanders Swap Force.”
Big Tent Entertainment has begun to expand internationally with the appointment of a collection of new licensing agents from around the globe.
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