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Bulldog Licensing welcomes new licensing approvals coordinator

Bulldog Licensing is continuing on its UK growth trajectory with the appointment of Ellie Monro-Smith to the role of licensing approvals coordinator. In her new role, Monro-Smith will work across Bulldog’s targeted portfolio of brands including EA, Match Attax, Sesame Street, Care Bears, Miraculous and Kindi Kids. She will provide …

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GBI names toy and licensing industry expert Jamie Buono-Sikorski as VP of marketing

Genius Brands International is continuing its mission to build an executive team to lead its growing global business with the appointment of Jamie Buono-Sikorski to vice president of marketing. In her new position, Buono-Sikorski will be responsible for driving brand awareness across all the company’s properties, including pre-school brands like …

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Dr Seuss Enterprises taps former BBC Studios exec for VP of global licensing role

Dr Seuss Enterprises has appointed a new vice president of global licensing, marketing and communications, in the shape of the former BBC Studios name, Julie Dill. Reporting directly to the company’s president, Dill will also serve as a member of Dr. Seuss Enterprises’ executive team, while overseeing the consumer products division …

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The Point.1888 welcomes two new hires amid latest team expansion

The Point.1888 is continuing to grow, having appointed two new hires to specially created roles within the ever-expanding team.  The firm’s rapid growth over the past 18 months has fuelled several rounds of expansion at the brand licensing specialist that has seen The Point.1888 welcome a raft of licensing veterans …

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May The Thoughts Be With You’s Charlotte Reed partners with The Samaritans

Charlotte Reed, the winner of 2017’s License This! competition and the author of two successful books under her brand My The Thoughts Be With You, has detailed a unique new partnership with The Samaritans. The partnership arrives as millions around the UK and the globe highlight the importance of talking …

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Planeta Junior welcomes for Warner Bros exec Emanuela Tartari to international team

Planeta Junior has welcomed Emanuela Tartari to the role of country manager for Italy and head of international softlines. Tartari joins the company, boasting over 25 years’ experience in licensing, strategic brand and category development, as well as deep knowledge of the fashion industry. She developed her career in different …

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Marianne James joins Hasbro as new VP EMEA consumer products

The licensing industry’s Marianne James has been named the new vice president, EMEA consumer products at Hasbro. She will take up the position effective November 11 this year. James joins the global toymaker and children’s entertainment powerhouse from Viacom Nickelodeon Consumer Products, where she has served as vice president, licensing, …

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Danilo Promotions welcomes Angela Anderson to sales director role

Angela Anderson has joined Danilo Promotions Ltd as its new sales director, bringing with her a wealth of experience from the greetings card industry. Anderson, who starts her new role on October 14, joins the company from Hallmark where she held a senior role as trading director. Prior to Hallmark, …

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Creative Licensing taps former Sony Pictures exec April Canlas Eddy

The former Sony Pictures Entertainment and NBCUniversal executive, April Canlas Eddy has joined the pop culture-focused Creative Licensing outfit. In her role, Canlas Eddy will oversee development for all licensing deals from initial concept to final market release. Stephanie Kupperman, said: “We are thrilled to be working with such an …

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Corus Entertainment names Mellany Masterson head of Nelvana Enterprises

Corus Entertainment has appointed Mellany Masterson to the role of head of Nelvana Enterprises effective October 1, 2019. With more than 15 years of experience and expertise in the kids’ entertainment and consumer products space, Masterson will oversee Nelvana Enterprises brand strategy, content distribution, digital, licensing and retail development for Nelvana’s …

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