The International Licensing Industry Merchandisers’ Association is the leading trade organization for the industry, and in 2015, it marks a milestone anniversary.
Licensor Perry Ellis International has unveiled a leadership succession plan that will see founder and CEO George Feldenkreis step down after 50 years leading the company.
Herb Scannell has decided to step down as president of BBC Worldwide North America, with Ann Sarnoff, currently COO of the division, set to take over the role.
Breakthrough Entertainment has appointment veteran executive and producer Martha Sepulveda as director of development and production, kids and family entertainment.
Endemol Shine U.K. has added three new digital roles at its multi-channel network ChannelFlip.
VIZ Media has named Brad Woods as its chief marketing officer.
Ivanka Trump has appointed Trish Whalen as vice president of business development for the Ivanka Trump Collection.
Dependable Solutions Inc. has hired Carmella Johns-Andruk as director of client services to help restructure its Client Services Division.
Electronic Arts has appointed Alicia Brattin as director of licensing for PopCap Games.
In a move to build its digital content platforms, U.S. telecommunications firm Verizon has acquired online media company AOL for approximately $4.4 billion.
Madame Alexander Doll Company and Kahn Lucas have appointed Jamie Cygielman as general manager of the Madame Alexander Doll and Dollie & Me brands.
Jihee Nam has been named vice president and general manager for Nickelodeon Networks Australia and New Zealand.
Entertainment One Television has expanded its alternative programming division with the appointment of David Shaye.
Pamela El is joining the National Basketball Association in the new position of chief marketing officer beginning Aug. 18.
Rovio Entertainment's North American consumer products licensing team has three new additions.
Lionsgate has named Kerry Phelan, to the newly created position of executive vice president of global franchise management and strategic partnerships.
Tim Hincks will serve as president of the new joint venture between Endemol, Shine Group and Core Media to create a global multi-platform content provider.
Munich-based agency Team! Licensing has hired Sibylle Brauneis as its new director of sales and retail.
In an effort to continue growth, Brand Castle, a licensee for branded baking kits, has named John Brandley as senior vice president, sales.
WWE has promoted Lisa Fox Lee to the newly created role of executive vice president of content.
Guru Studio, producer of TV series including "Paw Patrol," "Ever After High" and "Justin Time," has appointed Jennifer Mason as director of marketing.
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