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CPLG appoints new managing director for its Russian operations

CPLG Pullman – the Russian territory arm to CPLG’s global network – has promoted Anna Artyukhova to the position of managing director for Russia and CIS. Based in Moscow, CPLG Pullman was formed in 2018 when CPLG acquired a 49 per cent stake in Pullman Licensing LLC, a leading Russian …

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Endemol Shine North America welcomes new SVP of licensing

Endemol Shine North America has named veteran licensing executive Amber Sheppo as its new senior vice president, licensing. The announcement was made by Ben Samek, president and chief operating officer, Endemol Shine North America. In her new role, Sheppo will be responsible for the development of creative licensing partnerships and live events, …

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Doctor Who and Peaky Blinders VR games in safe hands as Maze Theory bolsters its development team

The London immersive digital entertainment studio Maze Theory, the team behind the feature length VR games, Doctor Who: The Edge of Time and Peaky Blinders: The Kings Ransom, is expanding its outfit with a host of new hires from across the gaming sphere. The outfit has welcomed executive from some …

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Licensing International launches membership programme for industry execs looking for work

The global licensing industry’s trade organisation, Licensing International has launched a new concept that offers a free, six-month membership to industry executives who find themselves in between positions and looking for their next move. The move has been co-ordinated in order to keep professionals within the industry through support and …

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Popular licensing four take on Thames Bridge Challenge in HikeForCal fundraiser

Popular licensing executives Ian Downes, Paul Bufton, Simon Gresswell, and Chris Isitt will take on the Thames Bridges Challenge this September walking together for Mind in memory of Ian’s son, Calum, who passed away in 2015 aged 19.  The event will see the team cross every London bridge, starting at …

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Licensed experience specialist CityNeon grows creative team with triple hire

The experiential licensing specialists, CityNeon, a company known for developing live experiences and exhibitions with some of the world’s biggest IP, is growing its creative team with a sweep of key new hires. The global outfit will welcome Eddie Newquist, Robin Stapley, and Gene Lubas to its US subsidiary, Vicotry …

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KidsKnowBest welcomes former Dubit and Beano Studios bosses to its growing outfit

Beano Studios’ former lead product designer, James Kirkwood, has joined the children’s insights and marketing specialists, KidsKnowBest as its new creative director. Kirkwood (main image) is one of two new hires at the firm, who also welcomes the former Dubit director, Peter Robinson to the role of chief operating officer. …

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DHX Media sets sights on “next global franchises” with new EVP of original content

DHX Media has promoted Stephanie Betts to the role of executive vice president of content in a role that will make her responsible for the development and production of the firm’s slate of original animated content. In addition to this, Todd Brian has joined the company in the newly created …

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The Point.1888 names former Saatchi & Saatchi man Martin McLaughlin its commercial manager

The Point.1888 has appointed the ex-Saatchi & Saatchi account lead, Martin McLaughlin, as its new commercial manager. Having delivered communications, advertising and brand partnership planning for super brands such as T-Mobile, Cadbury, Amazon, Warner Music and Ford among others,  McLaughlin will now be focusing on the growth of the Point.1888 …

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Difuzed welcomes Daniel Amos as new head of eSports

The licensed lifestyle, apparel, and accessories specialist, Difuzed is upping its game in the eSports space, appointing a new head of eSports in the former Beanstalk executive, Daniel Amos. After nearly 12 years at Beanstalk where he looked after much of the company’s activity in the video game licensing space, …

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