People

MyProtein partnerships and print on demand furniture: The Hut Group is building on a record year in licensing

There’s certainly been a shift of gear surrounding recent licensing developments for the British e-commerce specialist, The Hut Group, who not only quadrupled its licensing team in 2019, but has since expanded its facilities in preparation for further growth in the space this year. Across health and beauty, lifestyle, and …

Read More »

Dr Seuss Enterprises bolsters senior ranks with two new appointments

Dr. Seuss Enterprises is continuing its focus on growth as the firm welcomes two additional team members across its licensing division. Tami Thosath has joined the organisation as senior manager, global licensing, reporting to Julie Dill, vice president global licensing, marketing and communications, while Nicol Hodges has joined as global …

Read More »

Funko bolsters its EMEA marketing team following a year of growth across the region

Funko has bolstered its EMEA marketing team with a triple hiring for 2020, welcoming a new PR manager, marketing manager, and brand marketing manager to the team. After another year of growth for the company throughout Europe, Funko has completed its EMEA marketing team with three new hires. Based in …

Read More »

Igloo welcomes Ryan Kingman to newly created role VP of partnerships

Igloo has welcomed Ryan Kingman to the newly created position of VP, partnerships, a role to which he will bring his more than 20 years of branding and marketing experience within youth culture and entertainment. Under his new role, he will oversee and forge new brand partnerships and license opportunities …

Read More »

Chris Isitt steps down from VP and MD role with Rubie’s Masquerade

Chris Isitt is stepping down from his role as vice president of EMEA and Australia and managing director of Rubie’s Masquerade by the end of next month. Over his 22 year tenure with Rubie’s, Isitt has helped to build its international team as well as oversee major licensing portfolio acquisitions …

Read More »

Rebecca Morris makes return to licensing as client service director with WildBrain CPLG

Rebecca Morris is making her return to WildBrain CPLG, taking up the newly created role of client service director, heading up the rebranded client services unit, previously the business development team, based at the company’s head office in London. The Client Services team is focused on managing licensor relations, centralising …

Read More »

Studio 100 appoints Vanessa Windhager as sales executive global distribution

Studio 100 has appointed Vanessa Windhager as its sales executive global distribution where she will be responsible for all global distribution activities for the company in Asia, Africa, and the Middle East. Joining the international sales department with immediate effect, Windhager will report in to Dorian Bühr, head of global …

Read More »

Ian Lambur named EVP production and distribution at ZAG

The global independent animation studio ZAG has promoted Ian Lambur to the post of executive vice president, production, distribution and co-production, reporting to CEO and founder Jeremy Zag. Lambur joined ZAG in November 2018, serving as SVP, global distribution and co-productions. He will now oversee the company’s TV productions, including several series under …

Read More »

Rachel Lowe talks a passion for bringing IP to the board gaming sector

Rachel Lowe is the creative mind behind some of the most popular titles in the licensed board game space at the moment and a revered name when it comes to key licenses looking to expand into this ever-growing category. 2019 culminated, for Lowe, with a run of successes, whether it …

Read More »

Warner Bros’ Pam Lifford and WWE’s Stephanie McMahon to receive WIT’s Wonder Women Awards Honours

Warner Bros Global Brands and Experiences president, Pam Lifford will join WWE chief brand officer, Stephanie McMahon in becoming the 2020 Honourees of Women in Toys, Licensing, and Entertainment’s 16th Annual Wonder Women Awards. This year’s ceremony will see Lifford take the WIT’s Mentor of the Year Award, while McMahon …

Read More »