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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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Tim Collins joins CHF Media Group’s board as non-executive director

Licensing industry veteran, Tim Collins has joined the CHF Media Group’s board as a non-executive director as the independent children’s media company looks to expand into new areas. Collins is behind The Brand Director, a consultancy that specialises in IP development for a range of sectors, including within children’s media. …

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CPLG reshuffles French and German leadership teams after Team! Licensing acquisition

CPLG has given its German and French operations leadership team a reshuffle, following its acquisition of Team! Licensing in Germany earlier this year. Changes across the team have seen Joachim Knoedler, formerly managing director of France and Germany, step into the role of  managing director of Germany, where he will …

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Licensing International welcomes seven new members to Board of Directors

Licensing International has elected seven new members to its Board of Directors, with licensing veterans from the likes of Warner Bros, Spin Master, and Rovio each taking up their new position as of July 1 this year. Sol Armada from Warner Bros, Juli Boylan from Spin Master, and Simo Hamalainen …

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Genius Brands welcomes industry veteran Jeff Shapiro to VP of retail development role

Genius Brands International has named industry veteran Jeff Shapiro is vice president of retail development. The announcement was made by Genius Brands’ SVP of global consumer products, Lloyd Mintz, to whom he will report. Shapiro has held positions at Warner Bros. Entertainment, 20th Century Fox, Sony Pictures Entertainment, and The …

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CBS Consumer Products welcomes trio of new hires ahead of Licensing Expo 2019

CBS Consumer Products has welcomed three new hires (no, not actually the three pictured above) to the licensing team, ahead of the big Las Vegas Licensing Expo taking place next week. Norie Jones, Jennifer Nuccio and Danielle Leahan have each joined the company, boasting extensive experience in the licensing and …

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Marie-Laure Marchand named senior VP global consumer products at Chefclub

The digital cooking network, Chefclub, has appointed Marie-Laure Marchand to the newly created role of senior vice president global consumer products and business development, effective immediately. With 65 million followers across social platforms and 1 billion organic views each month, Chefclub is recognised as the leading digital producer of cooking …

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