THE BIG INTERVIEW: Michael Connolly, SVP, Consumer Products, Viacom International Media Networks

We talk ambitious international growth plans, retail and the return of the Turtles.
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“I’ve been a licensing professional for more years than I care to remember now,” admits Michael Connolly at the top of our conversation. It’s almost as if he could already see us writing his name, followed by the words ‘industry veteran’, and wanted to get in first.

Connolly does have an enviable CV, having enjoyed stints at Disney and Wal-Mart among others, working across some of the largest entertainment brands in the world. And his current role, as SVP consumer products at Viacom International Media Networks, sees this continuing. Connolly is responsible for heading up Nickelodeon Consumer Products’ international division and for driving licensed media, merchandising and recreation programmes and growth across its portfolio in all markets outside of the US.

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