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Dr Seuss Enterprises Announces Daniel Arsham as Guest Artist for the Release of Lorax-Themed Sustainable Capsule Collection for Earth Day

The beloved characters from Dr Seuss’s timeless classic The Lorax are getting a contemporary makeover in an unprecedented collaboration with renowned artist Daniel Arsham, marking the first time the artist has officially collaborated with Dr Seuss Enterprises, this groundbreaking partnership merges the whimsical world of Dr Seuss with Arsham’s unique artistic vision, resulting in an innovative exploration of environmentalism and imagination, just in time for Earth Day.

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Southard Communications Marks 30th Anniversary of Pioneering PR Excellence with Promotions and New Hire

Southard Communications, a New York-based communications and public relations agency, celebrates its 30th anniversary, commemorating a legacy of impactful storytelling and media relations. Founded in 1994 by visionary Bill Southard, the company has been instrumental in shaping the narratives of businesses ranging from burgeoning startups to industry stalwarts.

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The Wiggles Release an EDM Techno Remix Album

Just when you thought you had The Wiggles pegged, they are reinventing their music for a whole new audience with the release of their first full-blown EDM album: The Wiggles Soundsystem: Rave of Innocence. The album features fourteen EDM remixes of Wiggles classics, including earworms such as ‘Hot Potato’, ‘Fruit Salad’, ‘Toot Toot, Chugga Chugga’, Big Red Car,’ alongside a reworking of the group’s new viral hit, Bouncing Balls. It’s a vibrant celebration of joy, silliness, and pure fun!

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Mattel Television Studios Makes Three Key Appointments to its Executive Team – Sidney Clifton, Cory Bennett Lewis and Amy Suh

Mattel, Inc (NASDAQ: MAT) announced three key appointments to Mattel Television Studios’ executive team. Sidney Clifton has been named Head of Creative, Animation, Cory Bennett Lewis has been named Head of Production, and Amy Suh has been named Head of Creative, Live Action – Scripted & Unscripted. All three will report directly to Michelle Mendelovitz, Global Head of Mattel Television Studios.

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Date of Women in Toys Empowerment Day 2024 Announced, Along with Speakers

Women in Toys, Licensing & Entertainment (WiT) has announced that WiT Empowerment Day, the organization’s annual event that helps women who are looking to take their business, brand, or product ideas to new heights, will be held on Thursday, May 23, 2024 during Licensing Expo at Mandalay Bay Convention Center. Imagine you have a groundbreaking idea for a toy, game or consumer product. You’re passionate and driven, but navigating the complexities of the toy and consumer products industry feels like an insurmountable challenge. That’s where Empowerment Day steps in. Through access, mentorship and education, you will find yourself sitting across from top toy companies, retail buyers, and industry executives, pitching your idea with confidence.

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The Toy Association Shares Essential Tips for Safe Play this Spring & Summer Season

Whether families are hanging out together at home or heading off on vacation, the spring and summer months are sure to be filled with plenty of outdoor playtime. The Toy Association is sharing its top tips for outdoor play with parents and caregivers to ensure kids are playing safely while having fun in the sun.

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IMC Toys Seeking VP of Sales, US & Canada

IMC Toys is seeking a VP of Sales to join their team and help grow their presence in the US. IMC Toys US is a subsidiary of IMC Toys Spain. See below for details:

The team is small and dynamic, made of self-starters that truly enjoy the start-up nature of the company. Each day is something new as the foundation is built in the US market, setting the company up for future growth. Under the direction of the Chief Commercial Officer (Spain-based), the VP of Sales builds and executes the growth strategy for all US and Canada accounts. The role is home-based with a requirement of regular travel to accounts with occasional travel to the global headquarters in Barcelona. This is a great opportunity to join the IMC Team in an exciting and dynamic role while we continue our growth in the US Market!

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Cally Beaton to Host the Brand & Lifestyle Licensing Awards 2024

Media entrepreneur, comedian, podcaster, writer and performer Cally Beaton has been confirmed as host of this year’s Brand & Lifestyle Licensing Awards (B&LLAs) taking place on Thursday 25 April. Cally has three decades’ experience distributing TV programs and formats around the world – combining working with on-screen and production talent with business planning and strategy, bridging the divide between creative and financial priorities. But that’s not all! While working for Viacom’s Comedy Central, she also developed a parallel life as a performer and stand-up comedian.

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Dallas Market Center – Jill Cunningham and Bailey Watson Promoted in Apparel Leasing Branch

Dallas Market Center has announced two promotions within its Apparel Leasing team. Jill Cunningham has been promoted to Senior Vice President of Apparel Leasing; and Bailey Watson has been promoted to Vice President of Apparel Leasing. Eva Walsh will continue to handle New Business Development as she spends more time with her family. These position changes will be effective May 1.