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Genius Brands International Announces Marc Rosenberg as President of Global Brands and Chief Marketing Officer

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Genius Brands International, Inc., a global brand management company that creates and licenses multimedia entertainment content for children, announced that Marc Rosenberg, one of the most well-respected marketers in the children’s space, has been appointed President of Global Brands and Chief Marketing Officer.

Former Head of Marketing at Hasbro Toys and Tiger Electronics, Rosenberg is best known for his role in  leading global marketing teams for brands such as FurbyGigaPets, and Hit Clips.  More recently, Marc Rosenberg was the Chief Marketing Officer at Zizzle,  where he helped lead product launches for several extremely successful licensed toy lines, including Disney’s Pirates of the Caribbean, Disney’s High School Musical, and a number of extremely successful licensed toy lines. 

“I have known Marc for 20 years and have witnessed his extraordinary achievements and energy, firsthand. He is one of the most respected executives in the kid’s licensing industry and joins a team of proven achievers at Genius Brands now, who are known for their successes over and over again, across the entertainment food chain,” stated Genius Brands’ Chairman & CEO Andy Heyward. “With Rainbow RangersStan Lee’s Superhero KindergartenLlama LlamaStan Lee Universe, and new properties shortly to be announced, Marc’s pedigree and leadership will ensure that we maximize revenue generation from the powerful brands we will be bringing to market.  His reputation is that of an innovator in the product and marketing arenas. In putting our marketing and global revenue under Marc’s remit, I know we will see all of these important properties flourish.  He brings not only his marketing and sales expertise to the company, but also relationships across retail, entertainment, consumer products and more, all of which Genius Brands will showcase across the company’s growing portfolio of brands.”

“I have been fortunate to be a part of and lead teams with both tremendous products and incredible people.  The central theme of everything that I’ve had the opportunity to be a part of is directly related to the story for each brand and creating a dialogue with each audience in timely and relevant ways,” said Rosenberg.  “That is particularly the case at Genius Brands where there is a cross-company commitment to bring positive enriching stories for children, and we have so many incredible tools to work with to reach kids today, including our own recently launched Kartoon Channel!”

Rosenberg will continue to own his current Edge Desk business, with the current management operating  the day-to-day business with his oversight.