The International Licensing Industry Merchandisers’ Association is the leading trade organization for the industry, and in 2015, it marks a milestone anniversary.
ITV Studios Global Entertainment has appointed David Miller to the newly created role of vice president of digital games.
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.
Genius Brands International has formed a new global distribution division and appointed former executive Andrew Berman to oversee it.
Toys ‘R’ Us has named Michael J. Short as executive vice president and chief financial officer.
Tommy Bahama Group has appointed Bradley O’Brien to the newly created position of executive vice president, design and product development.
Genius Brands International announced that Lloyd Mintz has been appointed to the role of vice president of consumer products.
Amelie Govett has joined the marketing agency Brand and Deliver as licensing and sponsorship director.
Toy industry veteran and former president of the U.S. division of Toys 'R' Us, Neil Friedman, has been named president and chief executive officer of Alex Brands.
Rubie’s Group has promoted Renne Fink to general manager of the Imagine by Rubie's sales division, the toy division of Rubie’s Costume Company.
Retailer Target is bolstering its upper management team with several new key appointments.
Warren Clamen has joined Marquee Brands' board of directors as an independent director and special advisor to the brand management company.
2014 was year of big successes (Frozen), milestones (Hello Kitty’s 40th) and industry-changing innovations (3D printing). Here’s a recap of the news that shaped the year.
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