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Nickelodeon promotes Jamie Edelstein to VP Creative Operations, Advertising Project Management and Cheryl Konieczko to VP Franchise Creative Project Management.

Carline Jorgensen joins Fanology as CMO. She is charged with building work in the automotive, consumer electronics, entertainment, health and wellness, and lifestyle categories.

Children’s digital entertainment service Azoomee hires Jess Butcher as its non-executive Director.

Fiskars—parentco of luxury tabletop brands including Waterford, Royal Doulton and Royal Albert—appoints Jaana Tuominen President & CEO. Teemu Kangas-Kärki will continue acting as Interim President & CEO until Tuominen starts.

Gen Z-leaning media company Awesomeness hires Brad Buchanan to head its business and legal affairs department, overseeing negotiation, deals, litigation, and other corporate legal matters for the company’s four key divisions: AwesomenessTV, Awesomeness Films, Awestruck, and DreamWorksTV.

kathy ireland Worldwide partners with Formula Four Beverages to have its Chair, CEO & Chief Designer Kathy Ireland serve as OXiGEN’s Chief Branding Advisor, brand ambassador, and business consultant.

Tom Powell is named President at high end case goods and upholstery manufacturer Emerson Bentley. Powell replaces company owner Marv Smith, who remains CEO.

Lion Forge promotes Andrea Colvin to VP & Executive Editor, replacing Mark Smylie who is transitioning to a new role.

Belfast-based children’s prodco Sixteen South launches a new distribution arm, Sixteen South Rights, to be headed up by Gillian Calvert-Ridge.

Five new members join LIMA’s Board of Directors, and three more members are re-elected:

  • Cindy Levitt, SVP Merchandise & Marketing at Hot Topic, is re-elected as Vice Chairman
  • Ted Larkins, SVP & GM of CPLG North America, is re-elected as Board Designate to the Executive Committee
  • Ciaran Coyle, Global VP & Head Global Brand Licensing of Electrolux Global Marketing, continues as Board Chairman
  • J. Ahearn, MD of Licensing Street, LLC
  • Marc Mostman, Partner from Striker Entertainment,
  • Celso Rafael, GM at Exim Character Licenciamento e Marketing Ltda,
  • Steven Scebelo, VP Licensing & Business Development at NFL Players Association
  • Jamie Stevens, EVP Worldwide Consumer Products at Sony Pictures Entertainment

Spielwarenmesse eG is set to move to new office premises in Nuremberg.

Digital media unit Endemol Shine Beyond USA shuts down, and five employees are let go.

Loot Crate lays off more than a quarter of its workforce.


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