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.
The National Hockey League has made several promotions for key team members.
Saban Brands has announced the promotion of Frederic Soulie to senior vice president, global distribution.
The Gordon Brothers Group, a global advisory and investment firm, has appointed two new co-presidents of its retail division.
C3 Entertainment is making a push into the TV/film/digital space with the appointment of Pablo Velez Jr. as director of development and production.
Penguin Random House U.K. is creating one, combined children's division, following the two publishers’ merger in late 2012.
Mike Young, CEO, and Liz Young, president, of the U.S.-based Moonscoop, have regained 100 percent ownership of the company.
Brand Central has hired a trio of new licensing executives and opened its third office location in North Carolina.
Iconix Brand Group has announced three key management changes.
BBC Worldwide has made new senior hires across business development, legal and finance for its Asia division.
Epic Rights has launched a new global licensing division dedicated to establishing partnerships between consumer products and entertainment-based IP.
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