Industry veteran Andy Moberg has joined Fun In Motion Toys as Vice President of Sales & Marketing. The exciting news was announced by Kevin Daniels, Founding President of Fun In Motion Toys.
Following a major year of expansion with the recently announced acquisition of Canada’s WOW! Unlimited Media, Inc., and a major stake in Germany’s Your Family Entertainment AG, Genius Brands International, Inc. (“Genius Brands” or the “Company”) (NASDAQ: GNUS) continues to strengthen its global operations and strategy with the appointment of Zrinka Dekic as Chief Financial Officer and Head of Strategy and Mergers and Acquisitions.
IMC Toys appoints Michael Pisors as the new Head of Marketing as the company seeks to further its growth in the North American market. In his new role, Pisors is responsible for managing brand marketing strategies for all properties supported in the North American market, inclusive of Cry Babies, the #1 growth driver in the Special Feature Nurturing Doll category, as well as Cry Babies Magic Tears, VIP Pets and Bloopies. In addition to growing the existing business, he will work to expand IMC’s portfolio by overseeing the creation of new brands from point of conception through launch, as well as the development of powerful consumer and retail marketing campaigns.
Moose Toys is celebrating two senior internal promotions, solidifying their top tier leadership team moving into 2022. Industry veteran Ronnie Frankowski will take on the newly created role of Chief Commercial Officer (CCO) and Belinda Gruebner will elevate to the role of Chief Marketing Officer (CMO), both effective immediately.
Glenn Abell, formerly president and general manager of Moose Toys U.S., has joined Mattel as senior vice president, MEGA and global head of the construction category.
ZAG animation studio has established an anti-piracy department, supported by the hires of Marie-Claire Trinh Van Hi and Bei Zhou as global brand protection analysts.
Disguise, Inc. continues to add to its EMEA team with the hiring of Lianne Barber as marketing manager.
ZAG named Maria Doolan to the new position of VP of TV content to oversee global strategy for content distribution across all platforms for select ZAG Heroez properties, with priority focus on its newest IP, Ghostforce.
Build-A-Bear Workshop named Char Nicanor-Kimball to the new role of vice president of e-commerce and promoted Art Huggard to vice president of digital technology. They step into their new roles as the company announces the launch of its animated, online shopping experience Bear Builder 3D Workshop.