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Endemol Shine North America’s Senior Vice President Tamaya Petteway to Lead Studio’s Licensing Team Again

Endemol Shine North America’s Senior Vice President Tamaya Petteway has added oversight of the studio’s licensing team for a second time and industry veteran Chris Lucero has joined the Banijay-owned studio as Executive Director of Licensing Partnerships. Petteway, who has been with Endemol Shine North America since 2015 and most recently served as Senior Vice President of Brand and Digital Partnerships, has taken on oversight of the studio’s licensing department for a second time. Petteway, who formerly led the company’s licensing initiatives from April 2016-August 2019, will now lead the newly named Brand Partnerships, Licensing and Digital team for the studio.

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Autism Network Picks Shashibo and Mozi for 2022 Autism & Gift Guide

Fun In Motion Toys was honored to have its Shashibo and Mozi toys both selected by the Autism Network for its prestigious 2022 Autism Toy & Gift Guide. The announcement was made by Kevin Daniels, President and Co-Founder of the company. For Shashibo, given the Autism Network’s “Adult Boredom Buster” Award, it’s the latest accolade for America’s #1 fidget toy. Mozi, often described as being like a Slinky for your arm, with its ability to spin continuously and effortlessly as it moves up and down from one arm to another, won the “Caregiver – Best Sensory Toy” Award.

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ZAG Appoints New Partners in Mexico and Holds First Brand Summit for Miraculous in Region

Since establishing a dedicated office in Mexico in September 2021, enthusiasm for ZAG’s multiple award-winning flagship brand Miraculous – Tales of Ladybug & Cat Noir continues to soar across the region. In response, ZAG is hosting its first brand summit at Teatro Centenario Coyoacan in Mexico City on November 17. In addition to Miraculous, ZAG will present the latest series, Ghostforce, an original comedy-action series for kids and families about high school teens turned superheroes who defend their city from the ghastly ghouls haunting it, and the animated feature Melody, directed by Jeremy Zag and starring the voice talent of singer, songwriter, and actress Katy Perry. The announcement was made by Angela Cortez, Vice President, Licensing, Latin America.

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Wild Republic Announces New Headquarters in Independence, Ohio with Upcoming Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

Wild Republic, an international toy company lauded for its forty-plus years of giving back and supporting various humanitarian, environmental and animal charities, is pleased to announce its relocation of its U.S. corporate headquarters from Twinsburg, Ohio to Independence, Ohio. The move to a larger, more modern space comes as the company has seen tremendous growth with innovative, groundbreaking and environmentally friendly products. To mark the occasion, an official ribbon cutting ceremony is slated for November 29th, Giving Tuesday, an International Day of Generosity which encourages organizations to do good and give back to their communities.