ChizComm and Beacon Media Group named Kathleen Campisano to global chief marketing officer of ChizComm and general manager of Beacon Media Group, along with Dean Shoukas as vice-president of digital marketing.
TOMY International appointed juvenile products vet Greg Miller as senior vice-president of Baby Brands, overseeing BOON, JJ Cole, and The First Years.
Hasbro has hired Jamie Gutfreund as chief consumer experience officer (CXO). Taking effect on April 15, Gutfreund will be based in Pawtucket at Hasbro’s corporate headquarters and report to John Frascotti, president and COO.
Konami Digital Entertainment Co. announced that its New York City outpost, 4K Media Inc. has been renamed Konami Cross Media NY Inc. to reflect the company’s evolving, 360-degree approach to managing IP for gaming brands such as Yu-Gi-Oh!, Bomberman, Contra, and Frogger.
Viacom has acquired Sparkler, an early learning technology platform, and named its co-founder Kristen Kane as Noggin’s executive vice-president.
Donna MacNeil has been promoted to president of ChizComm, effective immediately. She previously served as the senior vice-president of marketing.