In June 2013, global brand extension agency Beanstalk launched Tinderbox, its digital division to help brand licensing extend into new media.
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.
Toys “R” Us appointed Chetan Bhandari as senior vice president, corporate finance and treasurer.
Alleghany Capital Corporation has acquired Jazwares, a privately owned toy and consumer electronics company based in Sunrise, Fla.
Target Corporation has named retail veteran Brian Cornell as the its new chief executive officer replacing longtime CEO Gregg Steinhafel, who departed May 5.
Greg Foran was promoted to president and chief executive officer of Walmart U.S.
Warner Music Group has promoted Sara Nemerov to SVP and head of global consumer products and brand licensing.
Zodiak Media's current group CEO, David Frank, will step down in mid-October and will be succeeded by Marc-Antoine d’Halluin.
Toys R’ Us has named two seasoned executives with deep international and domestic retail expertise to lead its global and domestic business.
A group of former Rovio employees have launched the new brand licensing agency, 5th Wave Brands.
Eyewear licensee the Safilo Group has appointed Henri Blomqvist to the newly established role of global commercial director.
Creata (makers of Happy Meals toys for McDonald’s and manufacturer of Skylanders toys for Activision) has hired Kathryn Klingler as director of licensing and marketing.
Studio 100 has appointed Tim Brooke-Hunt as president of the board of Flying Bark Productions in Australia.
Genius Brands International has elected entertainment industry veteran Anthony Thomopoulos to its board of directors.
Former Disney Store and Claire’s executive James D. Fielding has joined AwesomenessTV as global head of consumer products and retail.
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