In June 2013, global brand extension agency Beanstalk launched Tinderbox, its digital division to help brand licensing extend into new media.
SEGA Europe has hired Kay Ferneyhough to join its London-based licensing team as retail license manager.
Richard Goldsmith has been given an expanded role at the Jim Henson Company as executive vice president of global distribution and international consumer products.
Licensing agency The Joester Loria Group has announced a series of promotions and new hires.
Vince Klaseus will join Universal Pictures as president of the newly created brand development division.
Saban Brands has appointed Doug Finberg to the newly created role of senior vice president of marketing.
Toys 'R' Us has appointed a number of new executives to key leadership roles, as the company continues to position its business for long-term profitable growth.
General Electric has agreed to sell its appliances business to Electrolux for $3.3 billion.
Jeffrey D. Dunn has been appointed as the new president and chief executive officer of Sesame Workshop.
Discovery Communications has named Doris Miller as vice president of retail sales and business development for Discovery Consumer Products.
Ex-Sony and Endemol executives Ed Louwerse and Julian Curtis have launched a new independent international distribution company–Lineup Industries.
Zodiak Americas has re-branded its Zodiak USA division as Zodiak Los Angeles and appointed Tony Yates as CEO.
Saban Brands is expanding its operations into Europe with a new executive appointment and the opening of its first international office.
Vincent Chalvon-Demersay is stepping down as chief executive officer of Marathon Media, citing personal reasons.
Licensing and business development consultancy The Powell Group has formed a strategic partnership with marketing veteran Mario Kroll.
Loudmouth Golf has hired apparel and retail executive Dennis Green as its new executive vice president and general manager of sales and marketing.
The Boy Scouts of America has appointed Iris Houston to its supply group retail business development department as a licensing specialist.
U.K. novelty company Mask-arade has expanded its team with the appointment of Tanya Folliot as international sales manager.
Turner Broadcasting has appointed former BBC Worldwide EVP Ian McDonough as senior vice president and managing director, Northern Europe.
Turner Broadcasting has appointed Humphrey Black to the newly created role of vice president of media distribution, EMEA.
Licensing industry veteran and former HIT Entertainment director Stacey Reiner has formed her own full-service licensing and branding agency.
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