With MAGIC Market Week in full swing, it’s only fitting that License! Global looks at the trends that will shape the licensed apparel business in 2014.
Nigel Pickard is stepping down from his role as chief executive officer of Zodiak U.K. Kids and chair of The Foundation.
Brand Licensing Europe’s annual License This! challenge for new creative concepts is now open for entries.
Global brand management company Genius Brands International has named Matthew Kornberg as its new controller.
U.K. children’s research and consulting firm The Pineapple Lounge is planning to open a U.S. division and has Cheryl Gotthelf to lead it.
Viacom has appointed Maria Iregui as brand manager and senior vice president of programming and production for MTV Latin America.
Former Disney Store and Claire’s executive James D. Fielding has joined AwesomenessTV as global head of consumer products and retail.
The Topps Company has appointed John Mueller as chief financial officer.
Turner Broadcasting has appointed former BBC Worldwide EVP Ian McDonough as senior vice president and managing director, Northern Europe.
ITV Studios Global Entertainment has appointed Anna Viola as senior licensing manager of hard lines.
Guru Studio has appointed Monika Sharma in the newly created position of director of marketing.
Flying Bark Productions has appointed Raphaela Faetkenheuer as marketing manager.
Univision Communications has promoted Ignacio Meyer to the position of senior vice president, enterprise development.
BBC Worldwide U.K., a part of BBC Worldwide, has appointed Stephen Davies to lead its live events business.
Eric Huang has joined the children’s digital agency and consultancy Made in Me as development director.
Friderico Gatti is joining Russian licensing agency Megalicense International as its new chief executive officer.
TVMania U.K. has expanded the role of Monika Albers, who will now oversee all licensing for company’s U.K. division.
The Toy Industry Association will induct five new members into the Toy Industry Hall of Fame next February.
Viacom International Media Networks has named Oliver Nitz as senior vice president of mobile brand licensing.
JB Perrette has been named as the next president of Discovery Networks International following the resignation of Mark Hollinger.
Brand licensing and extension agency Beanstalk has promoted Rachel Terrace to the position of senior vice president of brand management.
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