Adrian Miles (pictured) has now joined as advertising sales manager from toy company Imagination Games. He brings with him toy trade experience from national account positions with Hasbro and Mega Brands. He replaces Laura Crowhurst who is moving onto manage a new family business project. He will be working on both Licensing.biz and sister publication ToyNews.
The editorial team will be boosted by the addition of staff writer Katie Roberts, who has experience in both journalism and PR, having worked for agencies such as Storm Communications and Publicity Engineers, plus editorial stints at Smash Hits and local press. Roberts will be working across Licensing.biz and ToyNews.
"Adrian is an experienced and popular member of the toy trade already. He has a wide range of strong relationships across the business and is just the man to take Licensing.biz forward," said publisher Stuart Dinsey.
"Licensing.biz is an essential read for everyone in the business - delivering genuine value for readers and advertisers alike.
"Katie's arrival from a strong communications background is also great news as we take an integrated brand strategy approach to Licensing.biz in the UK and internationally."