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Semaphore Licensing signs Gabi Faye, star of the world’s #1 toy site on TikTok

Semaphore Licensing, known for creating successful licensing opportunities with products distributed at global retailers including Sephora, Target, Amazon, and Walmart, has welcomed TikTok creator Gabi Faye into its portfolio. With over 9.1 million followers on TikTok, Gabi Faye is known for her unique toy content, and has worked with leading brands …

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Lisle Licensing bolsters commercial team to support growth

Leeds-based agency Lisle Licensing has seen an uplift in new client business and increased licensing activity throughout 2021.  To support its growth, two new commercial team members have joined the agency to support the team. Deborah Haigh (above left) joined as Commercial & Retail Manager at the beginning of October …

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The NSPCC partners with Imagine8 for Pantosaurus and Buddy merchandise

Edutainment Licensing has announced that UK children’s charity the NSPCC has partnered with Imagine8 to create ranges of Pantosaurus and Buddy merchandise. Based in Warrington, Imagine8 develops product ranges from concept to delivery for a one-stop-shop cross-category solution. The ‘Back to School with Buddy’ range includes a selection of bags, …

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ZAG promotes Lisa K Foster to SVP, Licensing, North America

As award-winning global independent animation studio ZAG continues to build a robust consumer products programme for flagship brand Miraculous: Tales of Ladybug & Cat Noir, the company is elevating North American Licensing VP Lisa K Foster to the role of Senior Vice President, Licensing, to manage the company’s portfolio of brands under the ZAG …

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Penguin Random House Children’s appoints David Sprei as Commercial Director for Penguin Ventures

David Sprei will be joining Penguin Random House Children’s as Commercial Director for Penguin Ventures on 18 October. He will report to Francesca Dow, MD for Penguin Random House Children’s. In this newly created role David will lead the Penguin Ventures business to further growth, working in close partnership with …

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Asembl announces appointment of Wendy Garth as Brand & Licensing Director – Design

Australia’s leading design, lifestyle and FMCG licensed brand extension agency Asembl has today announced the appointment of Wendy Garth to the newly created position of Brand & Licensing Director – Design. Wendy will drive the development of the agency’s ‘Fashion and Design’ division, which launches with the global representation of …

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Spread Group gains Sven Burscher as Head of Licensing

Spread Group has appointed Sven Burscher as its new Head of Licensing, in a move that highlights the expansion of its licensing business. Burscher will be responsible for Spread Group’s entire licensing portfolio, with a special focus on international marketing strategies. He moves from a longtime partner of Spread Group, the WildBrain CPLG …

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JAKKS Pacific brings on board former Disney executive Lori MacPherson

JAKKS Pacific, the designer, manufacturer and marketer of toys and consumer goods whose popular brands include Creepy Crawlers, Eyeclops, Fly Wheel and Kitten Catfe, has appointed Lori MacPherson to its Board of Directors. MacPherson served as Executive Vice President, Global Product Management for The Walt Disney Studios from 2010-2014, following …

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Asgard Media appoints Robyn Cowling as its Head of Strategic Partnerships

Asgard Media, the licensing consultancy business launched by Kelvyn Gardner, has tapped Robyn Cowling has its new head of strategic partnerships as the company looks towards ‘a bright future’, following Kelvyn’s passing earlier this year. Formerly the licensing director at Underground Toys (acquired by Funko), Cowling brings with her over …

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Fanattik names Get-Well Gamers its charity partner for 2022

The pop culture specialist, Fanattik, has named the gaming charity, Get-Well Gamers as its charity partner until the end of 2022. The partnership has been struck up as the firm’s means of ‘giving back to the community that has supported it since launch.’ Established in 2007, Fanattik has been developing …

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