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).
Hundreds of thousands of new toys and games are ready and waiting to be unveiled this weekend at the North American International Toy Fair in New York City.
Mega Brands, a member of the Mattel family, has announced a host of new partnerships for its Mega Bloks construction portfolio.
In anticipation of MAGIC Market Week, taking place now in Las Vegas, Nev., Disney Consumer Products has reveled details of its plans expand Marvel’s apparel program.
Footwear and apparel veteran David Thomson has joined Crocs as senior vice president and general manager of Asia, Africa and the Middle East.
Brand Brilliant Consulting has formed a strategic partnership with Simply Consulting Group, a retail firm that helps companies drive reatil performance.
Chefs Daniel Boulud, Dominique Crenn and Michel Richard debuted their new line of cookware and dinnerware at the Home & Housewares Show earlier this week.
Toys 'R' Us has named Reg McLay as senior vice president of its Babies 'R' Us business, effective March 30.
Genius Brands International has announced that Margaret Loesch will join its board of directors.
Sequential Brands Group has acquired a majority interest in the Jessica Simpson brand from Camuto Group, including the Jessica Simpson Collection master license.
ITV Studios Global Entertainment has appointed Global Licensing to represent the TV series "Thunderbirds Are Go" in New Zealand.
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