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.
Jarden Corporation has announced plans to acquire Yankee Candle Investments for $1.75 billion in cash.
CreaCon Group, creators of the “City of Friends” preschool series, has appointed media executive Harold Sletten as CEO.
Lawless Entertainment has appointed Metrostar to represent Suzy’s Zoo in the U.K. and Eire.
Following BBC Worldwide’s restructure earlier this year, David Weiland, executive vice president for Western Europe, has unveiled his team.
Zeamu Music, the newly launched music label specifically for children ages 4 to 11, is presenting its new brand this weekend at MIPJunior.
Warner Bros. Consumer Products EMEA has announced plans to hold an awards ceremony at BLE to recognize its top licensing partners.
Endemol has appointed new senior management in North America.
Warner Bros. will return to BLE this year with a licensing lineup of heroic proportions, highlighted by new offerings for DC Comics.
Mercis, which owns the Miffy property among others, has appointed CPLG Italy to represent its brands for licensing.
Rovio Entertainment has unveiled details for the next iteration of its Angry Birds franchise, Angry Birds Go!.
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