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Home and gift brand Yvonne Ellen supports breast cancer charity through The Point. 1888 licensing partnership

The home and giftware brand Yvonne Ellen is to donate 50 per cent of the profits generated from the sale of a set of mugs called Off Duty and Daydreamer to the UK breast cancer charity, Future Dreams. The mug set was created through a brand licensing programme with Yvonne …

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Planeta Junior welcomes Hélène El Arouni to head of consumer products role

Planeta Junior has welcomed Hélène El Arouni to the role of head of consumer products and media in France. Having worked as Marketing Analyst at Europe’s leading media sales house (TF1 Advertising), marketing manager at a start-up and as senior consumer products manager at TF1 Licenses, El Arouni boasts a …

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Hasbro Brands president Jonathan Berkowitz steps down following 17-year tenure

Hasbro Brands president, Jonathan Berkowitz has stepped down from his role following a 17 year tenure with the company. An internal memo emailed to staff this week from hasbro president and chief operating officer, John Frascotti, stated: “I wanted to let you know that Jonathan Berkowitz is leaving Hasbro to …

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Expansion for The Insights People as firm welcomes five new team members

The kids, parents and family market intelligence unit, The Insights People has expanded its team yet again, with the appointment of no fewer than five new members to its research and technical departments. The Insights People, which now survey more than 2,000 children every week, across three continents and seven …

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Rovio Entertainment confirms redundancies in bid to improve brand profitability

Rovio Entertainment will make 16 redundancies amongst its global Brand Licensing Business unit, as the firm acts out a restructuring plan in order to improve its efficiencies and profitability. The restructuring plans concerned 32 people in its Brand Licensing Unit the business has stated. At the beginning of October this …

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Licensing International welcomes 2020 Young Professionals Network Committee members at UK Winter Warmer

Licensing International welcomed its newest members of the 2020 Young Professionals Network Committee at its UK Winter Warmer event at the Ivy Club in London last week. The event unveiled its four new members, while honouring its outgoing members of the 2019 committee with a party sponsored by HKTDC and …

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Bulldog Licensing welcomes new licensing approvals coordinator

Bulldog Licensing is continuing on its UK growth trajectory with the appointment of Ellie Monro-Smith to the role of licensing approvals coordinator. In her new role, Monro-Smith will work across Bulldog’s targeted portfolio of brands including EA, Match Attax, Sesame Street, Care Bears, Miraculous and Kindi Kids. She will provide …

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GBI names toy and licensing industry expert Jamie Buono-Sikorski as VP of marketing

Genius Brands International is continuing its mission to build an executive team to lead its growing global business with the appointment of Jamie Buono-Sikorski to vice president of marketing. In her new position, Buono-Sikorski will be responsible for driving brand awareness across all the company’s properties, including pre-school brands like …

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Dr Seuss Enterprises taps former BBC Studios exec for VP of global licensing role

Dr Seuss Enterprises has appointed a new vice president of global licensing, marketing and communications, in the shape of the former BBC Studios name, Julie Dill. Reporting directly to the company’s president, Dill will also serve as a member of Dr. Seuss Enterprises’ executive team, while overseeing the consumer products division …

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The Point.1888 welcomes two new hires amid latest team expansion

The Point.1888 is continuing to grow, having appointed two new hires to specially created roles within the ever-expanding team.  The firm’s rapid growth over the past 18 months has fuelled several rounds of expansion at the brand licensing specialist that has seen The Point.1888 welcome a raft of licensing veterans …

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