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.
Olly Ltd. has appointed a licensing agent in the U.K. and Ireland for its Olly the Little White Van brand and appointed a licensing and marketing veteran to its board.
Genius Brands International has appointed Jason Brumbaugh to the newly created position of vice president of digital.
Imports Dragon has hired Felipe Rojas to join its Montreal team as design manager.
Animation company Toonz Entertainment is setting up a dedicated subsidiary office in Auckland, New Zealand.
Bryan G. Stockton has resigned as chairman and CEO of Mattel and Christopher A. Sinclair has been named as the toymaker's new chairman and interim CEO.
Video and social gaming executive Steven Chiang has been named to the board of The Topps Company.
DreamWorks Animation is restructuring its feature animation business, reducing its annual output from three films to two in an effort to drive profitability.
U.K. royalty auditing firm 360 Audit has made a number of new hires in order to expand its business operations into new territories.
Fashion and accessories designer, licensor and licensee Vince Camuto died Wednesday at the age of 78 after a battle with cancer.
Marsha Armitage-Bristow, founder of the licensing agency Dimensional Branding, has launched another new company, Brand Brilliant Consulting.
Studio 100 has appointed former BBC Worldwide executive Tom Reding to head its newly launched digital division in the role of digital director.
Children’s magazine publisher Redan Publishing has welcomed back Jessica McKnight as sales and marketing director.
ITV Studios Global Entertainment has appointed Anna Viola as senior licensing manager of hard lines.
Three licensing executives conquered the London Marathon and raised more than £6,700 for The Light Fund.
Among the executives that will be honored at the K.I.D.S./Fashion Delivers Women In Industry Luncheon is Patti Buckner of Warner Bros. Consumer Products.
Saban Brands has appointed Daniel Castle as managing director of strategic business development.
Janna Markle has joined licensing and brand extension agency Brand Licensing Team as executive director.
Canadian animation studio Rainmaker Entertainment has appointed former Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer executive Steve Hendry to its board of directors.
Discovery Communications has named Doris Miller as vice president of retail sales and business development for Discovery Consumer Products.
Toys ‘R’ Us has appointed Michael Melzer as managing director of Toys ‘R’ Us Central Europe.
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