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.
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.
Brand development and licensing agency Carmella Johns Unlimited has appointed Segal Licensing to represent the lifestyle brand Ragnar in Canada.
VIMN has named Larissa Zagustin as senior vice president and general counsel for its brands and businesses in LatAm, Canada and the U.S. Hispanic market.
Facebook has acquired the cross-platform mobile messaging company WhatsApp for approximately $16 billion.
Children’s magazine publisher Redan Publishing has welcomed back Jessica McKnight as sales and marketing director.
Tim Juckes has been tapped as the new sales director of U.K. consumer products at Saban Brands.
Discovery Communications has promoted Doug Baker to the position of COO and CFO for Discovery Networks International.
The Walt Disney Company has acquired Maker Studios, a network of online video content on YouTube, for $500 million.
Porterfield's Fine Art Licensing has signed on to represent artist and photographer Mindy Schroeder.
DreamWorks Classics has secured a range of new sales across Europe, The Middle East and Asia for the children’s series, “The Owl & Co.”
Global brand management company Genius Brands International has named Matthew Kornberg as its new controller.
Twentieth Century Fox Consumer Products has opened its first dedicated office in Asia and appointed Pinky David as vice president, Asia Pacific.
Bulldog Licensing has been appointed to represent the gaming brands Saints Row and Dead Island across the U.S. and Canada.
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