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.
Saban Brands has promoted Frederic Soulie to senior vice president of global distribution.
Playing card company Cartamundi U.K. has made two new additions to its sales and marketing team.
WWE has made a trio of promotions to guide the company through a series of strategic growth initiatives.
Former TRU CEO Gerald Storch has been elected as chairman of grocery retailer SuperValu’s board of directors.
The brand experience company Liquid Agency has hired Marie McNeely as its new global director of business development.
NBCUniversal has named Nidia Caceros Kilde as vice president of communications.
Discovery Communications has promoted Doug Baker to the position of COO and CFO for Discovery Networks International.
VIMN South has appointed Andrea Castellari senior vice president and general manager of Viacom International Media Networks Italy, Middle East and Turkey.
The Fung Business Intelligence Centre has appointed Deborah Weinswig as executive director and head of global retail research and intelligence.
Genius Brands International has formed a new global distribution division and appointed former executive Andrew Berman to oversee it.
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