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Licensing International appoints new Director of Content and Communications

Licensing International, the leading trade organisation for the global licensing industry, has announced the hire of Elizabeth Foster as Director of Content and Communications. In her role, Foster will lead editorial planning and development for the organisation along with media relations, and social media strategy. Based in Toronto, Foster has …

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TRENDS I WildBrain CPLG’s Jasen Wright on where the licensing industry is headed in 2022

“There’s a real wave of enthusiasm from across the licensing industry as we emerge (once again) from pandemic restrictions. The impact of the last two consecutive pandemic-driven years has brought many challenges, but it’s also accelerated the evolution of consumer engagement with brands, creating new opportunities. As we emerge from …

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ZAG appoints Carlotta Caracciolo as Consumer Products VP for MEA

Animation studio ZAG has appointed former MGA Entertainment and Warner Bros executive Carlotta Caracciolo as its first VP, Middle East and Africa, to oversee the company’s consumer products strategy in the region.  The appointment was announced today by Julian Zag, SVP Global Operations and Head of Consumer Products, to whom Caracciolo reports. In her new …

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Genius Brands promotes Kerry Phelan to Chief Brand Officer

Genius Brands has announced the promotion of Kerry Phelan to the newly created position of Chief Brand Officer.  This follows the company’s recent acquisitions of Canada’s WOW! Unlimited Media and Ameba TV, major investment in Germany’s Your Family Entertainment (YFE) to build a global footprint, as well as the worldwide rollout of Kartoon Channel!/Kartoon Channel! Kidaverse.   Phelan joined Genius Brands in …

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Pocket.watch appoints Manuel Torres Port as Global Head of Consumer Products

Pocket.watch, the kids and family entertainment company that creates global franchises from the YouTube stars and characters loved by Gen Alpha, has announced the appointment of Manuel Torres Port as Global Head of Consumer Products, effective immediately. Torres Port will oversee all consumer products licensing for pocket.watch brands, focused on …

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Susan Brandt promoted to CEO of Dr Seuss Enterprises

Dr. Seuss Enterprises has announced that Susan Brandt, an entertainment industry veteran who has been leading the company for more than two decades, has been promoted to president and CEO.  Brandt, who was previously president of the company, will continue to lead the charge around the iconic entertainment property and …

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Boat Rocker announces key hires within its NYC and London offices

Boat Rocker has announced the appointments of EJ Minor as Brand Director for the Americas and Emmanuelle Cadet (pictured) as Licensing Director for the UK, Australia and EMEA for its Brand Management & Content Marketing division. Minor will be taking the lead for franchise management, brand marketing and retail marketing …

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Hasbro promotes Sally Carnota to Senior Director of UK Licensed Consumer Products

Hasbro has announced the promotion of Sally Carnota to Senior Director of UK Licensed Consumer Products, effective immediately. Carnota will be based at Hasbro’s Warren Street office in the UK and report to Marianne James, Vice President of EMEA & Asia Licensed Consumer Products at Hasbro.  “Sally has been integral …

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Licensing International appoints Steve Manners as Head of Marketing

Licensing International has announced the appointment of Steve Manners as Head of Marketing. Based in the UK, Manners will oversee global marketing efforts for Licensing International, the leading trade organisation for the global licensing industry. Manners brings extensive industry experience to his new role, having held senior management positions at leading …

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Acamar Films appoints EMEA Licensing Director and Head of Agent Management

Following the continued European success and expansion of International Emmy Award-winning pre-school series Bing, Acamar Films has promoted Laura Clarke to Licensing Director, EMEA and Luca Bonecchi to Head of Agent Management. Reporting to Executive Director of Sales, Natalie Harvey, Laura will oversee the overall EMEA licensing strategy in conjunction with …

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