In June 2013, global brand extension agency Beanstalk launched Tinderbox, its digital division to help brand licensing extend into new media.
Lionsgate has named Kerry Phelan, to the newly created position of executive vice president of global franchise management and strategic partnerships.
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.
Licensing agency The Joester Loria Group has announced a series of promotions and new hires.
Vince Klaseus will join Universal Pictures as president of the newly created brand development division.
Saban Brands has appointed Doug Finberg to the newly created role of senior vice president of marketing.
Toys 'R' Us has appointed a number of new executives to key leadership roles, as the company continues to position its business for long-term profitable growth.
General Electric has agreed to sell its appliances business to Electrolux for $3.3 billion.
Jeffrey D. Dunn has been appointed as the new president and chief executive officer of Sesame Workshop.
Discovery Communications has named Doris Miller as vice president of retail sales and business development for Discovery Consumer Products.
Big Tent has promoted Sondra Seecharan to manager of creative and product development and added Justina Tang in the role of marketing associate.
Endemol has promoted Ingrid Akkerman to director of brand relations within its commercial affairs team.
Endemol North America has appointed Will Keenan as president of its new digital video venture Endemol Beyond USA.
Carlos Alberini has resigned from his position as co-CEO of Restoration Hardware Holdings in order to lead Lucky Brand.
Viacom has launched a new group, Viacom Velocity, to offer integrated marketing and creative content solutions.
The Women in Toys board of trustees has elected Ashley Mady, president and founder of licensing agency Brandberry, as its new president.
The Copyrights Group has named Demi Patel to the newly created role of head of product development.
Guru Studio has appointed Monika Sharma in the newly created position of director of marketing.
The Collegiate Licensing Company, the licensing affiliate of IMG College, has named Nicole Armentrout as senior director, marketing.
Mattel has promoted company veteran Tim Kilpin to executive vice president, international.
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