In June 2013, global brand extension agency Beanstalk launched Tinderbox, its digital division to help brand licensing extend into new media.
After more than five years leading the company, Mikael Hed will step down as chief executive officer of Rovio Jan. 1.
Toy and consumer electronics company Jazwares has hired Dan Sugrue as its new U.K. sales director.
Smiley has made two new executive appointments–David Fox as head of design and Salvatore Zingrillo as global brand director of fashion.
Genius Brands International announced that Lloyd Mintz has been appointed to the role of vice president of consumer products.
Fazal Merchant will join DreamWorks Animation as the company's chief financial officer, starting Sept. 15.
Rovio Entertainment's North American consumer products licensing team has three new additions.
Two industry veterans have joined customized product printing company Coveroo.
Sears Holdings has appointed former Tesco executive Alasdair James as president and chief member officer of Kmart.
Copyright Promotions Licensing Group has appointed Brian Mann as vice president of consumer products for the newly opened CPLG North America office.
FremantleMedia Kids & Family Entertainment announced the appointment of three new senior roles under executive vice president and general manager of FMKFE Rick Glankler.
Endemol U.K. has made two senior management promotions.
Entertainment One has appointed Eric Shiu as vice president of marketing and communications, Entertainment One Television.
Viacom International Media Networks has promoted Jill Offerman to lead Comedy Central brands internationally.
Walmart Stores’ board of directors has elected company veteran Doug McMillonas president and chief executive officer.
Hit Entertainment has appointed Kate Schlomann as vice president of global brand management.
Anita Gatto has joined Entertainment One Licensing’s pop culture and lifestyle division in the newly created role of vice president of marketing.
Women in Toys honored its 2014 Wonder Women Tuesday with executives from Mattel, Hasbro and Rovio taking home prizes.
John Gessert, president and CEO of American Plastic Toys has been elected as chairman of the Toy Industry Association’s board of directors.
Nigel Pickard is stepping down from his role as chief executive officer of Zodiak U.K. Kids and chair of The Foundation.
Carter Keithley has announced that he will retire as president and chief executive officer of the Toy Industry Association effective April 30, 2015.
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