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Sambro International appoints Paul Blackaby as new chief executive officer

The popular toy manufacturer and distributor, Sambro International Limited has appointed Paul Blackaby as its new chief executive officer, as he looks to “lead the team through its next stage of development.” Blackaby joined the Sambro business in February 2020 as chief financial officer, bringing with him many years of …

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BBC Studios names Andrew Carley director of global licensing to build Bluey momentum

BBC Studios has promoted licensing industry expert Andrew Carley to the newly created role of director of global licensing, as the firm looks to build on the momentum of the hit pre-school brand Bluey. In his new role, Carley will lead a five-year strategic growth plan for BBC Studios’ global …

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The Point.1888 details structural changes amid its leadership team

A company that refuses to sit still, and only a few weeks after the appointment of five new members, The Point. 1888 has promoted three of its senior team members in preparation for the busy year ahead. Sarah Crimes has been promoted to director of marketing, reflecting the growth of …

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ARTiSTORY appoints Georgina Heatley as new licensing and editorial assistant

The cultural IP licensing unit, ARTiSTORY has appointed Georgina Heatley as its new licensing and editorial assistant, joining co-founders Yizan He and Natasha Dyson on the mission to ‘transform artefacts to merchandise.’ As part of the business’ endeavour, ARTiSTORY sets out to reach global audiences with well designed merchandise that …

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Golden Goose bolsters ranks with Val Fry, Tina-Louise Foster, and Helen Webster

Golden Goose has welcomed a trio of experienced licensing professionals to the team as Valerie Fry, Tina-Louise Foster, and Helen Webster take up roles to help the licensing agency develop programmes for its growing client list. Both Fry and Foster will drive the licensing programmes surrounding Shepperton Design Studio’s Original …

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Warner Bros. Consumer Products appoints Samantha Bushy as VP of North America and head of eCommerce

Warner Bros. Consumer Products has appointed the eCommerce veteran, Samantha Bushy to the role of vice president of North America and head of eCommerce. The move comes as Pam Lifford, president of Warner Bros. Global Brands and Experiences details the company’s strategic vision of strengthening its direct to consumer and …

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ZAG appoints new VP of licensing for Central, Eastern, and Northern Europe and Russia

The independent animation studio, ZAG is continuing to bolster its senior executive team with the appointment of the seasoned licensing executive, Helena Perheentupa to the newly created role of VP, licensing, Central, Eastern, Northern Europe and Russia. Perheentupa joins ZAG from Mattel in Frankfurt, Germany, where she rose through the ranks over …

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Industry veteran Bill Burke joins Licensing International as SVP marketing strategy and comms

The global licensing veteran Bill Burke has joined Licensing International as SVP marketing strategy and communications. Burke moves over to the premier trade association for the global brand licensing industry having previously held the position of senior vice president marketing for CBS Consumer Products, a role in which he led …

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Kelvyn Gardner | Global licensing community pays tribute to industry’s ‘brightest star and biggest heart’

Tributes have been paid en masse from across the industry to ‘one of licensing’s brightest stars and biggest hearts’, Kelvyn Gardner, who very sadly died unexpectedly yesterday morning (January 26). As the tragic news broke throughout the evening, members from across the global licensing community were moved to share condolences …

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Major expansion at The Point. 1888 sees five new members join the team

The Point. 1888 has detailed its latest major expansion with the appointment of five new employees across its commercial, product development, marketing, and legal divisions. The move comes, according to the firm, as it manages the increased attention and demand driven by ‘an incredible 2020.’ The past year not only …

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