In June 2013, global brand extension agency Beanstalk launched Tinderbox, its digital division to help brand licensing extend into new media.
The Toy Industry Association will induct two new members into the Toy Industry Hall of Fame.
Bluefin Distribution, a U.S. distributor for Japanese toys and collectibles, has appointed John Parker as its new president.
Discovery Communications and Hasbro will re-brand the jointly owned The Hub Network as Discovery Family Channel.
Amelie Govett has joined the marketing agency Brand and Deliver as licensing and sponsorship director.
Saban Brands has created a new internal global content distribution unit to support its worldwide growth and expanding portfolio.
Lionsgate has named Kerry Phelan, to the newly created position of executive vice president of global franchise management and strategic partnerships.
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.
Brand strategy agency IMC has promoted two members of its management team to the position of vice president.
Egmont is bringing its international children's publishing activities together under a new management structure.
FremantleMedia has appointed Rick Glankler as executive vice president and general manager of its Kids & Family Entertainment division.
Turner Broadcasting has appointed former Mattel executive Johanne Broadfield to the role of vice president, Cartoon Network Enterprises, EMEA.
Ben Richardson has been promoted to senior vice president and general manager of Viacom International Media Networks Australia and New Zealand.
Tim Juckes has been tapped as the new sales director of U.K. consumer products at Saban Brands.
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.
Gregg Steinhafel is stepping down from his positions as president, chief executive officer and chairman of the board of directors at Target.
Life Like Touring, which develops children’s live entertainment, has appointed Antonio Huab as vice president, Asia-Pacific and the Middle East.
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