In June 2013, global brand extension agency Beanstalk launched Tinderbox, its digital division to help brand licensing extend into new media.
With a combined 35 years of licensing experience, two industry professionals have created a new consulting firm Ideaologie.
The Toy Industry Foundation announced that $100 million worth of toys and games was distributed to children in need since their Toy Bank program was founded.
Bright Star Characters has appointed Just Licensing Australia to represent its Popcorn the Bear brand for licensing in Australia and New Zealand.
Jam Brands, in collaboration with Copyrights Group, will launch a licensing program for the lifestyle magazine Jits at Brand Licensing Europe next month.
SEGA Europe has hired Kay Ferneyhough to join its London-based licensing team as retail license manager.
Richard Goldsmith has been given an expanded role at the Jim Henson Company as executive vice president of global distribution and international consumer products.
Redibra has appointed P&L Global Network as the exclusive licensing agency for Gallina Pintadita for several Latin American countries.
Licensing agency The Joester Loria Group has announced a series of promotions and new hires.
K and K Promotions has entered into a representation agreement with Network Entertainment and Reeder Brand Management for the Evel Knievel brand.
Vince Klaseus will join Universal Pictures as president of the newly created brand development division.
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.
Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia has named Daniel W. Dienst chief executive officer.
American Mensa, the U.S. branch of the international society, has appointed Perpetual Licensing as its exclusive agent.
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