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WildBrain CPLG grows Greece office with Alice Marinou and Despina Chrisidou

The entertainment, sport and brand licensing agency, WildBrain CPLG is growing its Greece office with the appointment of licensing industry experts Alice Marinou and Despina Chrisidou, joining as commercial director and senior retail and sales manager, respectively. Marinou (pictured left) joins WildBrain CPLG following an 18-year tenure at The Walt …

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Licensing specialist Martin Withers takes up sales director role at Pyramid International

The licensed gifts specialist, Pyramid International has welcomed martin Withers to the role of sales director, joining the team from Spearmark International where he served as commercial director for 15 years. Withers joins the team with vast experience and understanding of the licensing industry, with a particular focus on housewares …

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Fox, Universal, and Capcom licensee Fanattik picks up Small Business of the Year award

The pop culture gift and collectables specialist, Fanattik is celebrating its major win last week when it picked up the award for Small Business of the Year presented by the Federation of Small Business. The popular film and video game licensee currently boasts partnerships with some of the biggest studios …

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Warner Bros. Consumer Products opens first office in Poland naming Dorota Pawlowska director of licensing and retail

Warner Bros. Consumer Products has kicked off 2020 with the grand opening of its first dedicated office in Poland. The office, located in Warsaw, is owned and operated by WBCP, joining other European offices in the UK, France, Germany, Italy, and Spain. The new team will represent WarnerMedia’s licensing business …

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Industry backs The Sustainability in Licensing Conference as it readies for June debut

BBC Studios, Warner Bros. Consumer Products, and ViacomCBS are just a smattering of the industry big hitter to throw their support behind the Sustainability in Licensing Conference, an initiative aimed at breaking new grounds within the licensing industry’s sustainability efforts. In a show of support for the concept launched in …

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Rainbow brings in former Toy Plus director Michael Block as CEO of its Witty Toys business

The European animation house and entertainment studio, Rainbow, has brought in the former Toy Plus director and senior Hasbro executive, Michael Block as CEO of its own toy company, Witty Toys. Block will drive the vision of the group forward, utilising his experience as an executive and entrepreneur in the …

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Planeta Junior names Paula Taborda dos Guaranys as director of content

Planeta Junior has bolstered its executive team with the appointment of Paula Taborda dos Guaranys as its director of content. She will lead the creation of a strong content portfolio through co-productions, original productions, and acquisition. She will report directly to Diego Ibáñez, Planeta Junior’s international commercial director. Paula Taborda …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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