The 35 agents in this annual ranking are the leaders of the pack, working behind the scenes to build some of the world’s biggest brands, from Wimbledon to Cherokee to Pepsi.
Olly Ltd. has appointed a licensing agent in the U.K. and Ireland for its Olly the Little White Van brand and appointed a licensing and marketing veteran to its board.
Genius Brands International has appointed Jason Brumbaugh to the newly created position of vice president of digital.
Imports Dragon has hired Felipe Rojas to join its Montreal team as design manager.
Animation company Toonz Entertainment is setting up a dedicated subsidiary office in Auckland, New Zealand.
Bryan G. Stockton has resigned as chairman and CEO of Mattel and Christopher A. Sinclair has been named as the toymaker's new chairman and interim CEO.
Video and social gaming executive Steven Chiang has been named to the board of The Topps Company.
DreamWorks Animation is restructuring its feature animation business, reducing its annual output from three films to two in an effort to drive profitability.
U.K. royalty auditing firm 360 Audit has made a number of new hires in order to expand its business operations into new territories.
Fashion and accessories designer, licensor and licensee Vince Camuto died Wednesday at the age of 78 after a battle with cancer.
Marsha Armitage-Bristow, founder of the licensing agency Dimensional Branding, has launched another new company, Brand Brilliant Consulting.
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.
American lifestyle brand Lands' End has named Steven Rado as senior vice president and chief marketing officer.
Mattel has created a new, combined marketing and creative division that will span the toy company's portfolio of consumer brands.
After a prominent career and many personal accomplishments in music merchandising, Dell Furano and Epic Rights are gearing up to produce another big hit.
John Stanley will take on overall leadership of Warner Bros. Digital Distribution U.K. and Warner Bros. Consumer Products U.K.
Toys “R” Us appointed Chetan Bhandari as senior vice president, corporate finance and treasurer.
Saban Brands has appointed Doug Finberg to the newly created role of senior vice president of marketing.
Two former Mattel and Spin Master execs have joined the team of the newly launched sports and entertainment brand–Day 6 Sports Group.
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