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Alpha Animation & Toys welcomes Anne-Marie Noon to the marketing outfit

Alpha Animation & Toys UK has recruited toy industry professional, Anne-Marie Noon to the marketing team at a time of ‘impressive growth for the global animation and entertainment group.’ Noon boasts an impressive background in the toy industry that includes stints in toy buying at John Lewis & Partners, followed …

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Flair bolsters marketing team with double appointment

Flair is reinforcing its marketing team with the appointment of Iulia Toader as marketing manager for the GP Flair boys and  girls toys categories, while Gurpreet Chohan has joined the team as its new product manager. Toader (pictured top left) joined Flair in February after spending the last five years …

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Flair and British Astronaut Helen Sharman reveal winners of Spirograph Young Designer of the Year Awards

The UK distributors of Spirograph, Flair Plc, has revealed the results of its Spirograph Young Designer of the Year Awards at a private event in London on May 29th. The event was marked by the appearance of the first British Astronaut, Helen Sharman CMG OBE who, alongside Flair’s own Nicola …

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Tactic Games to ramp up UK presence in gifts and games with Elmer Marketing

Tactic Games has appointed Vicki Marler-Hausen’s Elmer Marketing to manage its trade and consumer activity, as the company looks to raise awareness of its growing games and gift portfolio this year. With a host of new games being released throughout 2019, including Speedy Beedy, Mud Party, Doodle Doo and the …

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Wow! Stuff’s Richard North: Warner Bros and Harry Potter deal was “best moment of my career”

Each month, ToyNews catches up with an industry bigwig to ask a series of personal and prying questions. This month, it’s Wow! Stuff founder and CEO Richard North’s turn for a grilling. What have the past 12 months been like over at Wow! Stuff ? It’s been… weird. We are …

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Changes at Indiegogo sees crowdfunding platform welcome new CEO

Changes are afoot at the crowdfunding platform Indiegogo where a new CEO has stepped in in the shape of the former Reddit man, Andy Yang. Yang takes over from the company’s outgoing CEO, David Mandelbrot.  The move takes place alongside several other employees said to be leaving the firm. Indiegogo …

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Promotions, new appointments and an office move at The Insights People

The Insights People continues to expand, welcoming a raft of promotions, new appointments, and a move to a new office space along Oxford Street in Manchester. The market intelligence company specialising in kids, tweens, teens and parents has made a series of promotions, as well as bringing in four new …

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Schleich welcomes new marketing executive to UK force

Schleich is strengthening its marketing efforts across the UK and Ireland in what is shaping up to be a year of record growth for the firm here in the UK market. Leticia Gibney has been named the firm’s new marketing executive, further strengthening the team and supporting its marketing activity …

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Goliath and Jakks Pacific among CHITAG’s newest advisory board members

The Chicago Toy and Game Group has welcomes a tranche of new members to its esteemed Advisory Board, with names from across some of the world’s biggest players in the toy and game community. The organising body behind toy and game industry events during Chitag Week has named Adi Golad, …

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Character Options’ Philip Richardson to retire after 31 years of service

After 31 years representing Character Options to retailers in the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland, Philip Richardson has announced his intention to retire from the role at the end of August this year. Speaking on behalf of the company, and also on a more personal level, Joe Kissane, managing director, Character …

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