The ASTRA nominating committee has announced the new incoming board members that have agreed to serve for a 3 year term. These new board memebers will be recognized at ASTRA’s annual meeting at Marketplace & Academy in Long Beach on Monday morning, June 13th.
Licensing International has announced the six companies selected to participate in the 2022 Diversity & Inclusion Accelerator Program.
·Blmrbl (Baltimore, USA)
Blmrbl (“Blue Marble”) is a social shopping platform enabling global pop culture fan communities to buy and sell officially licensed merchandise online. Blmrbl provides a wide range of diverse products for minority fan communities and grading authentication services for the preservation of pop culture collectibles.
·FanBase Africa (Cape Town, South Africa)
Fanbase Africa is a print-on-demand, direct-to-consumer eCommerce company that sells licensed music and sports merchandise to fans across the world. (fanbaseafrica.co.za)
Opening a new world to children through the joy of reading has been a lifelong mission for LeVar Burton, so the legendary actor, presenter, director, podcaster and author is taking on a new role as the Chief Reading Officer (CRO) for Osmo from BYJU’S. Burton has been a high-profile advocate of reading for decades and was drawn to the engaging way Osmo from BYJU’S uses technology to help children learn new skills while having fun.
MerchSource, a leader of ideation, design and distribution of consumer products, announced PlayWise Partners, LLC as their Public Relations Agency of Record for FAO Schwarz. PlayWise Partners will oversee global communications for the brand, including the portfolio of FAO Schwarz toys and the flagship retail store at Rockefeller Plaza in New York City.
Award-winning animation company Omens Studios has secured a key deal with Sky Kids for its brand new preschool series 123 Number Squad!. The UK broadcaster has pre-bought two seasons of the show (52 x 11’) for its on demand channel Sky Kids and streaming service NOW.
Mrs Wordsmith, the award-winning play-to-learn company proudly launches Word Tag, an adventure-filled video game that uses missions, rewards, and hilarious character narratives to help kids ages 7-13 boost their vocabulary and learn up to 1,000 new words each year! With only 15 minutes of daily gameplay, kids will add 3 new words to their vocabulary, helping them achieve academic excellence from reading and writing to comprehension exams!