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Yankee Publishing has tapped Brentwood Licensing to expand the licensing program for the Old Farmer’s Almanac brand.
Target has promoted Rick Gomez to the position of executive vice president and chief marketing officer.
Fox Television Group and Twentieth Century Fox Film have appointed former DreamWorks Animation executive Jim Fielding to head its consumer products and innovation division.
Grant Gie has joined Sambro as commercial director in order to further drive the company’s continued growth and development.
For the first time in 25 years, the International Licensing Industry Merchandisers’ Association has selected three industry executives to join the Licensing Hall of Fame this year.
Thomas Tull has stepped down from his position as CEO of Legendary Entertainment and will assume the role of founding chairman, effective immediately.
NBCUniveral has named Deirdre Brennan as general manager of Sprout, the company’s 24-hour preschool network.
Rocket Licensing, a U.K.-based licensing agency, is celebrating its 10th anniversary this year.
Authentic Brands Group has appointed Movantia, a brand licensing agency located in Bologna, Italy, to serve as its non-exclusive lead agency for its global brand portfolio in Europe.
L'Oréal has acquired the skincare brands CeraVe, AcneFree and Ambi from Valeant for a cash purchase price of $1.3 billion.
Former MEGA Brands executive Carine Sroujian is joining ChizComm as the company's new director of marketing and communications.
Cartoon Network has appointed Pacific Licensing Studio to represent its consumer products division in Southeast Asia.
Sakar International is showcasing new branded electronic products for the Shopkins, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice and Trolls brands this week at the Spielwarenmesse Toy Fair in Nuremberg, Germany.
Elysian Capital II, a London private equity firm, has acquired the British independent toy manufacturer Sambro for an undisclosed amount.
Techno Source, a division of LF Products, has officially changed its name to Toy Island.
Gifts manufacturer and distributor Wow! Stuff has signed with Global Merchandising Services to be the master gift licensee for the Emoji brand.
Spiffy Pictures has appointed HiHat Media and 9 Story Media to represent its new series “Nature Cat” for U.S. licensing and international distribution.
Entertainment One, the international entertainment company behind “Peppa Pig,” has signed deals with seven new licensing partners a range of categories.
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