aNb Media News, May 12, 2015

Ferraro Named President of Disney Consumer Products

Disney Consumer Products announced that Leslie Ferraro has been named president. A 16-year Disney veteran, Ferraro most recently served as Walt Disney Parks and Resorts’ executive vice-president, global marketing, sales, and travel operations, where she was responsible for leading the marketing and sales teams in developing numerous consumer campaigns worldwide.

As president of Disney Consumer Products, Ferraro will oversee a global operation that delivers products from toys and apparel to books and fine art, through its Licensing, Publishing, and Disney Store businesses. She assumes the role formerly held by Bob Chapek, who became chairman, Walt Disney Parks and Resorts in February. She will report directly to both Robert Iger, chairman and CEO, and Thomas Staggs, COO, The Walt Disney Company.

She joined Disney in 1999 as director of marketing for Theme Parks and Resorts and went on to hold a variety of marketing leadership positions including senior vice-president of global marketing strategy and new business initiatives and vice-president of marketing for Disney regional entertainment. She has also served on the Hong Kong Disneyland board of directors. Prior to joining Disney, she held various senior-level marketing positions at McCann-Erickson, Johnson & Johnson, and SmithKline Beecham.

Cygielman Joins Madame Alexander

Madame Alexander Doll Company and Kahn Lucas announced the appointment of Jamie Cygielman as general manager, Madame Alexander Doll and Dollie & Me.

Cygielman is a toy and apparel industry veteran with more than 25 years of proven success building apparel, toy, beauty, and entertainment brands. She held the roles of senior product manager, marketing director, and vice-president of marketing at Revlon from 1992–1999. She served as vice-president, worldwide marketing for Barbie, at Mattel from 1999–2003. She held the role of senior vice-president of marketing/general manager for HIT Entertainment from 2003–2008. She spent time as the senior vice-president at Madison Square Garden Entertainment, Radio City Rockettes, from 2009–2010. Since 2010 she has been the senior vice-president of marketing for Jones New York, Anne Klein, and One Jeanswear at The Jones Group.

UL Partners with LIMA to Assist Members

The International Licensing Industry Merchandisers’ Association (LIMA) is partnering with Underwriters Laboratories (UL), a global safety science leader, to provide LIMA members with savings on product testing and consulting services. UL is a widely respected company in its field, providing vital services that LIMA members can utilize to help ensure their products meet all of the latest safety guidelines for consumer use.

LIMA members from around the world will receive a significant discount on current pricing for all UL Consumer Product Testing Services. In addition, UL will make available information on product safety-related issues and other topics of interest via webinars, blog posts, and more. Contact for details.

Celebrating 25 Years of Bugs Bunny at the Symphony

Bugs Bunny at the SymphonyWarner Bros. Consumer Products announced that Bugs Bunny at the Symphony, the orchestra-and-film concert, is celebrating its 25th anniversary this year with a 20-city U.S. and Canada tour that includes special gala celebrations with the New York Philharmonic, performances at Lincoln Center’s Avery Fisher Hall, and the Los Angeles Philharmonic at the Hollywood Bowl.

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