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Hanna Andersson Taps Former FTD Executive Mike Frazzini as Chief Technology Officer

Leading premium children’s apparel brand, Hanna Andersson, has announced that Mike Frazzini, who previously served as Technology Chief of Staff for leading floral and gift marketplace FTD, has joined the company as Chief Technology Officer. Frazzini will spearhead all technological advancements as the company continues to grow over the next several years.

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The Toy Association Names Industry Veteran Greg Ahearn as New President & CEO

The Toy Association Inc, the business trade association representing a wide array of manufacturers, retailers, licensors, and others involved in the youth entertainment industry, announced that Greg Ahearn will join as President & CEO on June 1. Ahearn will be responsible for leading the next chapter of the Association as it continues to evolve and best serve its close to 900 members, as well as the needs of the entire industry. He will have oversight of the key objectives, which include industry trade shows and events, regulatory affairs and representation, toy safety and ethics initiatives, member education, as well as consumer outreach to champion the importance of play. The role also extends to partnership with The Toy Foundation, the philanthropic arm of the organization.

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Old World Christmas Announces New Licensing Partnerships and Ornaments for 2025

Old World Christmas, the premier brand of Christmas ornaments in the country, has announced multiple new licensing partnerships for the creation of blown glass ornaments. The Beach Boys, Pink Floyd, The Who, Polaroid, Pabst Blue Ribbon, and Elf on the Shelf will each have a line of delicately hand-painted, hand-glittered ornaments created to capture the spirit of the brands to be released in 2025. “Whether it’s the concert you saw, the toy your child played with that year or the music that brought family together, memories are being captured through our ornaments,” said Neal Applefeld, President & CEO, Old World Christmas. “Continuing to add to our licensing portfolio allows us to continue to bring those memories to life so that people have the best Christmas tree every year.

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UEFA Euro 2024 Adventure comes to Piñata Smashlings

Toikido, is thrilled to be teaming up with UEFA to bring the excitement of UEFA Euro 2024 to its popular Roblox game, Piñata Smashlings. The collaboration introduces official mascot Albärt and the Euro 2024 Football Island to the incredible world of Piñata Smashlings as a special event from May 15th through to July 14th, offering an immersive stadium experience filled with football-themed games, piñatas, treasures and the chance to level up and earn in-game currency.