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Flowhaven bolsters is US sales team with a suit of licensing expert new hires

The licensing relationship management platform, Flowhaven, has strengthened its US sales team with a raft of new leadership hires, including the appointment of Adam Christensen as the US sales director, and Chris Davlin and Rebecca Dennis as US sales managers. The new additions to the growing Flowhaven team will report …

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Toy firm Playmonster appoints Hollie Holmes as global head of licensing

The international toy firm, Playmonster, has appointed a new global head of licensing in the form of Hollie Holmes, an industry expert boasting more than 20 years experience of the consumer products business. In her newly created role, Holmes will oversee the company’s global licensing business with an emphasis on …

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Global Merchandising Services appoints Adam N. Sokoloff as its vice president of retail, North America

Global Merchandising Services, the award-winning music, artist, celebrity, and brand merchandise company, has appointed the licensing industry expert, Adam N. Sokoloff as its new vice president of retail, North America. The licensing industry personality previously held the role of director of sales at Bioworld, a company with which Sokoloff spent …

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BBC Studios expands consumer products division with double appointment

BBC Studios is expanding its consumer products division with the appointment of Louise Rigby and Gaby Dior as its new licensing managers, with a focus on expanding the programmes around Bluey, Hey Duggee, BBC Earth, and Doctor Who. The pair will report to BBC Studios’ licensing director merchandise, partnerships, and …

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The Insights Family partners with kids’ charity Starlight to help improve children’s hospital experience

The kids, parents, and family market intelligence unit, The Insights Family has partnered with the national children’s charity, Starlight in a move to better understand UK families and modernise and improve the hospital experience for children. The partnership was formed after new The Insights Family data helped enable Starlight to …

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Magic Light Pictures names Marc Ollington its new marketing director

Magic Light Pictures has appointed Marc Ollington as its new marketing director, a major new role created to build on the significant and continued growth of the BAFTA-winning and Oscar-nominated production company. An experienced marketing professional, Ollington joins the firm from Sky where he was marketing director of entertainment, responsible …

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Sutikki bolsters leadership team with Jo Redfern, Danielle Davies, and Anthea Morrissey

The London-based children’s entertainment specialist, Sutikki, has bolstered its senior team with the appointment of three seasoned executives in a move to accelerate the growth of its brand portfolio. Alongside the triple appointment, the firm has outlined plans to make ‘substantial investment in new acquisitions and creative opportunities throughout 2021 …

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The Light Fund launches 10,000km for Kelvyn challenge this April with fundraising merchandise range

The licensing charity The Light Fund has launched a new initiative in memory of late industry legend, Kelvyn Gardner, encouraging the sector’s network to come together and cover 10,000km throughout April. Gardner – who was a long-standing trustee for The Light Fund – passed away suddenly in January. He was …

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Opinion | Foundation of success: What can retailers learn from the LEGO approach?

As global pandemics go, the onset of Coronavirus, while forcing many to navigate a treacherously rocky road to begin with, hasn’t fared too badly for the toy industry; a global business that has provided support and entertainment to families and children worldwide. Among some of the last year’s biggest successes …

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Richard Hollis joins HTI Toys as Michelle Dalziel steps away for pastures new

HTI has appointed Richard Hollis to the toy company’s licensing division, taking up the mantle of licensing manager on a part time basis alongside Lucy Warren, licensing and marketing executive. The appointment has been made following news that HTI Toys’ senior licensing and marketing manager, Michelle Dalziel is stepping away …

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