BKN New Media has rung in the New Year by expanding its licensing teams in London and Barcelona.
In London, Jackie Ferguson has joined in a consulting capacity. Ferguson joins from Entertainment Rights and previously Saban Entertainment (now Jetix) where she consolidated the Power Rangers licensing programme and also implemented the strategy for the launch of the Digimon licensing push.
In addition, Jane Kennedy arrives as VP of international licensing and merchandising. She joins BKN from 4Kids, where she was director of international licensing and marketing. She worked on such big licences as Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles during her tenure.
Both Ferguson and Kennedy will report to Nicola Andrews, MD of BKN New Media. She said: "Jackie and Jane will add a great deal of expertise to BKN having worked on such major brands in the UK and internationally. We are delighted to have both of them."
Meanwhile, over in Barcelona, David Recasens recently joined as VP of licensing and merchandising handling Spain and Portugal, while Irene Civico has been promoted to licensing and merchandising manager supporting all sales activities.
Both will report to Laura Tapias, MD of BKN New Media SL.
BKN is staffing up ahead of a big 2008 and 2009 which will see the worldwide launches of four brands: Dork Hunters, Zorro Generation X (pictured), Stone Age and Pocket Penguin Adventures.