Tag Archives: People

Asgard Media appoints Robyn Cowling as its Head of Strategic Partnerships

Asgard Media, the licensing consultancy business launched by Kelvyn Gardner, has tapped Robyn Cowling has its new head of strategic partnerships as the company looks towards ‘a bright future’, following Kelvyn’s passing earlier this year. Formerly the licensing director at Underground Toys (acquired by Funko), Cowling brings with her over …

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Obituary | Those Licensing People founder and MD, Russell Dever, passes away

The vivacious and engaging founder of licensing agency, Those Licensing People, Russell Dever (aged 62), passed away on 11th August having sadly taken his own life after a long battle with depression.  Renowned for his passion in children’s entertainment and content, his affection for the genre led him to found …

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Silvergate Media appoints its first chief diversity officer in new commitment to ‘amplify diverse voices’

Silvergate Media has appointed its first chief diversity officer in the form of Shelli Rottman who takes on a new dual role with the firm as its EVP of Business and Legal Affairs. In her position as both chief diversity officer and EVP of business and legal affairs, Rottman will …

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Spin Master considering global roll-out of Future of Play Scholarship ‘based on interest’

Spin Master will be considering the expansion of its new Future of Play Scholarship Programme across its 28 global offices, based on the level of interest expressed within the individual markets. Last week, the global entertainment powerhouse and toy maker detailed the launch of a programme to support the education …

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Sambro International appoints Paul Blackaby as new chief executive officer

The popular toy manufacturer and distributor, Sambro International Limited has appointed Paul Blackaby as its new chief executive officer, as he looks to “lead the team through its next stage of development.” Blackaby joined the Sambro business in February 2020 as chief financial officer, bringing with him many years of …

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Gamestream appoints new director of content and licensing

The cloud video game streaming service for B2B industries, Gamestream, has appointed a new director of content and licensing in the shape of Gaëlle de Jong. The appointment has been made as part of the firm’s international expansion plans as it looks to secure best-in-class partnerships in the videogames industry. …

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