Tag Archives: Toys R Us

People Round-Up, Mid-January 2019

PEOPLE Mike Evans has joined McGraw-Hill as Chief Financial Officer. He was previously Chief Operating Officer and CFO at Renaissance, a company specializing in learning analytics for pre-K through 12th grade. At Thomas Nelson, Timothy Paulson has joined as VP and Publisher, beginning February 4. He was most recently General Manager, Science Brands at Kalmbach…Continue Reading

Despite Their Differences, Digital Kids and Toy Fair Cheerfully Co-Exist

For the last four years Toy Fair and Digital Kids have been held in tandem, the Fair taking up the entire exhibition space at Javits, and Digital Kids being held downstairs in one of the large conference rooms.  With about 150 attendees, Digital Kids doesn’t compete with Toy Fair, with its estimated 33,000 visitors.  This…Continue Reading

People Round-Up, Early August 2015

PEOPLE Elisabeth Watson will join Aram Fox as Scout at the end of August. She is currently Subsidiary Rights Associate at Scribner/Touchstone. Update added to original post on 8/6/15. Jennifer M. Brown joined Alfred A. Knopf Books for Young Readers as VP, Publisher. She was Children’s Editor at Shelf Awareness. Karin Snelson, who was previously a Freelance Contributor to the…Continue Reading

People Round-Up, Mid-November 2014

PEOPLE Jeanne Reina will join the Morrow Group as VP, Art Director, where she will oversee the art group and be responsible for Morrow hardcover, trade paperbacks, and Dey Street Books.  She will report directly to HarperCollins SVP, Publisher Liate Stehlik.  Previously, she was Art Director at Atria. Update added to the original post on 11/21/14. Meredith McGinnis will join the Trade Department of W.W. Norton…Continue Reading

What Floats in Licensing?

Here’s a lesson from the licensing pros: Political affiliations or patriotic logos may attract some, but they’re just as likely to repel potential buyers. That was Everlast’s recent eye-opener, according to its SVP Global Licensing, Hal Worsham, when the company discovered that its signature USA logo had depressed international sales — confirming the US’s recent…Continue Reading

Of Robots and Retrenchment: Toy Fair 2001

Advance publicity for this year’s Toy Fair generated all the thrill of a wet blanket, with announcements rolling in from industry giants Mattel and Hasbro that their presence at the 98-year-old show will be significantly notched down in 2002. As talk of “downsizing” and “retrenching” swirled in the press, we were also treated to the…Continue Reading