Mojo Nation 100 Series

Nominations now open for Mojo Nation 100: 2022 Edition

If you’re working in the toy and game industry, you can nominate yourself, a colleague or anyone else that you think deserves to make 2022’s Mojo Nation 100.

“Invention is the lifeblood of the industry”: Hasbro’s Jared Wade on why inventors remain crucial to the company’s ongoing success

We caught up with Jared Wade, SVP of Design & Development at Hasbro, to learn more about his start in the industry and why inventors remain as important as ever to the company.

2021: The Year to Go Green

Products of Change’s Helena Mansell-Stopher looks back at how the events of 2020 put a spotlight on sustainability… And why she believes 2021 will be the year of fruitful collaboration and positive change when it comes to issues around eco-friendliness and toys.

Pursuing the Possible

Kimberly Carcone, Vice President of Market Events at The Toy Association, looks at how the organisation transformed their suite of events in the wake of the pandemic, and what inventors can engage with – both in person and digitally – throughout 2021 and beyond.

Gaming Goldmine

Phalgun Polepalli, Director at DICE Toy Labs, spells out what needs to happen for the Indian board game market to soar, and why international publishers – both tabletop and mass market – should look to license their next hit from India’s growing community of inventors

Toy Design: It’s Not Just Child’s Play

The Marketing Store’s Global Product Creative Director, Geoff Smyrk, looks at the power of great toy design… And why it’s an art form

Industry legends Richard C. Levy and Ronald O. Weingartner on how to negotiate license agreements

Negotiating license agreements is a skill that can be learned. And while people tend to make negotiating licenses complicated, industry legends Richard C. Levy and Ronald O. Weingartner insist that it isn’t…

The Future of Invention

Spin Master’s Tal Schrieber – head of the firm’s acclaimed Toy Invention Program – looks at why it’s never been more important to get students engaged and interested in toy invention

Read the Mojo Nation 100: 2021 Edition online now

The Mojo Nation 100 – in association with Hasbro – is a listing of the most influential figures currently working in the world of toy and game design who have excelled over the last 12 months.

The Marketing Store backs Design Champions category for Mojo Nation 100: 2021 Edition

“We are delighted to be sponsoring the Design Champions category in the Mojo Nation 100 for the third year running,” said Andrew Kingham, Managing Director for Global McDonald’s, Asia and Product at The Marketing Store.

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