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Peanuts Worldwide taps brand executive and licensing expert Tim Erickson as Executive Vice President of Brand

Peanuts Worldwide has appointed the consumer products and brand executive, Tim Erickson as its Executive Vice President of Brand, Peanuts Worldwide, a role in which he will oversee the team managing the brand’s global licensing business. Working alongside the family of Peanuts creator, Charles M. Schulz as well as WildBrain’s …

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Licensing International reveals its 2021 Rising Stars

The six brand licensing professionals to receive the 2021 Rising Star Award from Licensing International this year have been named, marking the ninth annual celebration of the up and coming talent from across the global licensing community. “We are thrilled to recognize these talented young professionals who will be the …

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ARTiSTORY appoints Liz Bowers as head of business development for the UK

ARTiSTORY has appointed a new head of business development for the UK in the shape of Liz Bowers, the former head of publishing and brand licensing for Imperial War Museums and senior commercial manager at Royal Museums Greenwhich. With a wealth of experience in building commercial growth for the cultural …

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Asmodee Entertainment builds out European licensing team with new appointment

Asmodee Entertainment is building on its licensing success of 2020 with the appointment of Etienne Bonnin as the firm’s new senior manager, media development and licensing. Based in Paris, Bonnin will report into Darren Kyman, SVP, business development for Asmodee Entertainment, a unit of the board game giant dedicated to …

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Genius Brands appoints Kerry Phelan to role of EVP and GM of global franchise management

Genius Brand International has appointed the 30 year consumer branding executive, Kerry Phelan to the newly created role of executive vice president and general manager of global franchise management. In her new role, the former DreamWorks and Pixar executive will report to both Andy Heyward, chairman and CEO, and Harold …

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The Point. 1888 doubles marketing division headcount with latest suite of new hires

The Point. 1888 has doubled the headcount of its marketing division with the appointment of three new team members who join the firm as it strives to reach its ambitious goals for growth throughout the year. The news comes just months after the agency announced the creation of a director …

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Fashion brands Uniqlo and Skechers face investigation over claims of forced labour in China

Uniqlo and Skechers are among a group of fashion brands being investigated by French prosecutors over accusations that they have ignored China’s alleged abuse of Uighur muslims in the Xinjiang region. It was confirmed on Friday that the investigation concerned Uniqlo France – owned by Fast Retailing – Inditex, which …

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Black Lives Matter Licensing movement expands team as “industry is ready to take action”

The Black Lives Matter Licensing movement has welcomed two new members to the team amid a period of rapid growth reflective, the group has suggested, of an industry ‘determined to implement meaningful change’. Kim Saxelby (pictured right), senior design manager, Universal Brand Development Group, has joined the movement to help …

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Licensing International welcomes seven new members to its Board of Directors

A raft of seven industry executives has been welcomed to the Licensing International Board of Directors, bringing with them diverse experiences that ‘will help foster the growth and expansion’ of the global licensing industry. Mad Engine Apparel’s Dean Allen, ViacomCBS Consumer Products’ Veronica Hart, and The Brand Liaison’s Steven Heller …

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