The International Licensing Industry Merchandisers’ Association is the leading trade organization for the industry, and in 2015, it marks a milestone anniversary.
Licensor Perry Ellis International has unveiled a leadership succession plan that will see founder and CEO George Feldenkreis step down after 50 years leading the company.
Herb Scannell has decided to step down as president of BBC Worldwide North America, with Ann Sarnoff, currently COO of the division, set to take over the role.
Breakthrough Entertainment has appointment veteran executive and producer Martha Sepulveda as director of development and production, kids and family entertainment.
Endemol Shine U.K. has added three new digital roles at its multi-channel network ChannelFlip.
VIZ Media has named Brad Woods as its chief marketing officer.
Ivanka Trump has appointed Trish Whalen as vice president of business development for the Ivanka Trump Collection.
Dependable Solutions Inc. has hired Carmella Johns-Andruk as director of client services to help restructure its Client Services Division.
Electronic Arts has appointed Alicia Brattin as director of licensing for PopCap Games.
In a move to build its digital content platforms, U.S. telecommunications firm Verizon has acquired online media company AOL for approximately $4.4 billion.
Madame Alexander Doll Company and Kahn Lucas have appointed Jamie Cygielman as general manager of the Madame Alexander Doll and Dollie & Me brands.
DC Thomson has appointed Ishika Kawiratne as brand licensing manager in its consumer products division.
Gifting company Carte Blanche Group has appointed Sarah Quigley as head of U.K. licensing.
The Museum of London has appointed Richard Sweet as its new director of enterprise.
Ex-Sony and Endemol executives Ed Louwerse and Julian Curtis have launched a new independent international distribution company–Lineup Industries.
Turner Broadcasting has promoted Pierre Branco as vice president of Southern Europe and Africa and general manager for France, Portugal and Africa.
Iconix Brand Group and it board of directors has appointed Sue Gove as an independent director of the company.
Ahmad Nassar has been named as the new president of NFL Players Inc., the licensing and marketing arm of the NFL Players Association, effective Feb. 2.
Smiley has appointed Lori Heiss as brand director for toys, back-to-school, publishing, digital and FMCG.
Video and social gaming executive Steven Chiang has been named to the board of The Topps Company.
Jillianne Reinseth has been appointed as vice president of creative affairs at Entertainment One Family.
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