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Read the Toy Fair special issue of ToyNews online today

The Toy Fair special issue of ToyNews is ready to read online, on your smart device or iPad – giving you look at the year ahead and the trends that will be hitting the toy industry the most. It’s the first ToyNews of 2020, and of the decade, making this …

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Bossing it… with Rachel Lowe: “Hindsight doesn’t change anything, I’m proud of everything I have achieved”

Hello Rachel, and welcome to Bossing It… You had another busy and successful year last year, how did your career in board games start, where did it all begin for you? My career in board games started when I was working as a part time taxi driver to pay my …

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Generation Media strengthens its leadership team with double appointment

Generation Media has strengthened its leadership team with the appointment of Tamara Strange and the promotion of Greta Bisetto-Donelan as directors of the company. Lisa Morgan, managing director, said: “Increasing the strength of our leadership is a strategic move to secure the long term success of our business and the …

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Warner’s Pam Lifford and WWE’s Stephanie McMahon to receive WIT’s Wonder Women Awards Honours

Warner Bros Global Brands and Experiences president, Pam Lifford will join WWE chief brand officer, Stephanie McMahon in becoming the 2020 Honourees of Women in Toys, Licensing, and Entertainment’s 16th Annual Wonder Women Awards. This year’s ceremony will see Lifford take the WIT’s Mentor of the Year Award, while McMahon …

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The Elf on the Shelf team welcomes new appointments as it eyes global expansion

Creatively Classic Activities and Books, the company behind the best selling The Elf on the Shelf: A Christmas Tradition, the hit animation An Elf’s Story, and a programme of consumer products, is looking to increase its global footprint with new entertainment content and immersive experiences. In order to do so, CCA …

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Schleich strengthens its UK sales forces with Stephanie Wallace

Schleich UK is strengthening its UK sales force, welcoming Stephanie Wallace to the role of key account and business development manager. With over 10 years’ experience in the toy industry, Wallace returns from maternity leave, and brings with her a wealth of knowledge from companies such as Green Board Games, …

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Norton PR and ChizComm form strategic alliance for US and Canada

The UK kids market, family and licensing PR agency, Norton PR and Marketing is embarking on a new partnership with the Toronto and New Jersey-based agency ChizComm across new and existing clients. Recognised by many as the largest purchaser of children’s media across traditional and emerging platforms (TV, OTT, VOD, …

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Generation Media awarded Gold Accreditation from Investors in People Standard

Generation Media has been awarded Gold Accreditation from the internationally recognised Investors in People, a standard that awards company’s practices and outcomes in three areas: leading, supporting, and improving. Achieving The Standard is a recognised sign of excellence – a holy grail of the employer – as it recognises those …

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Chief digital officer Jean-Jacques Van Oosten leaves LEGO

LEGO’s chief digital officer, Jean-Jacques Van Oosten has left his role with the Danish toymaker to take up a new position with the retail group, Kingfisher. Van Oosten joined as the company’s chief digital officer in April last year. Eight months into the role, he has now made the decision …

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Four decades later Richard Longmate bids farewell to Rainbow Designs

Rainbow Designs is bidding a fond farewell to its longest serving team member, Richard Longmate, who has announced his departure, after nearly four decades with the company. Longmate joined Rainbow Designs on July 1 1980 and has spent nearly 40 years supporting independent retailers in the East Anglia area. Starting …

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