Preparations are well underway for the 35th edition of Licensing Expo, with a host of new brands already set to exhibit and a new Sports section planned for the show floor.
RRKidz, the company that re-launched "Reading Rainbow" in 2011, has appointed Brand Central to develop its consumer products program.
Licensing agency LMCA has added two new members to the team of its consulting subsidiary ProdigyWorks.
Phil Carroll is has joined Pedigree Books as the interim head of sales for the annuals and yearbooks publisher.
Iconic New York City social club Max’s Kansas City has appointed the Artist Legacy Group as its global licensing representative.
Licensing Expo will feature 150 new exhibitors at this year's show including A&E, the MLB Players Association, Nintendo, YouTube, the Royal Ballet and more.
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SCE Group has tapped the licensing and marketing firm Idea Patch to launch a full-scale lifestyle brand inspired by the New York adult nightclub Sin City Cabaret.
Brand Licensing Europe has launched The BLE Blog, which will feature insights and opinions on the European licensing sector.
Percy3D’s PercyVites has hired Joshua Levy as vice president of sales and marketing.
Authentic Brands Group has partnered with the Estate of Michael Jackson to build new endorsements and consumer products for The King of Pop's brand.
Sequential Brands Group has closed its acquisition of the Jessica Simpson brand, taking a 62.5 percent stake in the company for $117.5 million.
Licensing Expo will present an expanded lineup of sports brands at this year's show, including the Major League Baseball Players Association and Tottenham Hotspur.
The global private investment firm TPG has acquired a majority stake in Cirque du Soleil in a move to grow the 30-year-old live entertainment brand.
FremantleMedia North America chief executive officer Thom Beers will step down as CEO when his contract with the company concludes this summer.
Pretty Ugly, owner of the Uglydoll brand, has appointed LID-Group to serve as their licensing agent in Brazil.
VIMN has boosted its original and branded content management team and made two additions to its teams in Madrid and Milan.
Authentic Brands Group has added Zach Davis as its new vice president of celebrity, media and entertainment.
Jihee Nam has been named vice president and general manager for Nickelodeon Networks Australia and New Zealand.
BRB Internacional will showcase a host of new offerings at the upcoming NATPE Europe.
Home fashion and lifestyle brand Designers Guild has appointed the newly created London licensing agency Bloom to represent its brand.
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