Kathrin Belliveau to lead Hasbro’s new Global Purpose Organisation

Hasbro’s new Global Purpose Organisation aims to accelerate the company’s ongoing efforts to ‘make the world a better place for all children and all families’.

The Insights People launches Parents Insights, a new arm exploring parents’ ‘behaviours, attitudes and consumption’

“Over the last year we have seen unprecedented demand for our services and many clients have said that they would love us to expand and create Parents Insights,” said Nick Richardson, Founder & CEO of The Insights People.

Ed Kaplan Associates’ Steven and Douglas Kaplan on 25 years of Doodle Bear

Steven and Douglas Kaplan of Ed Kaplan Associates – sons of Ed – tell us about where the idea for Doodle Bear came from, and what the secret is to its enduring success.

New York Toy Fair no longer taking place this year

“Our foremost consideration is the health and well-being of the global toy and play community and setting a clear path forward,” said Steve Pasierb, president and CEO of The Toy Association.

Crayola’s Joseph Moll on evergreen core play patterns… And the secret of creativity

Inventor Relations guru on what he looks for in ideas, how to pitch and why he’s always talking to scientists.

Francesco Lercari, CEO of Megableu US, on old passions, new products and the one-minute pitch

Megableu US’s Francesco Lercari on creativity, pitching and why he values a great brief.

Introducing the Growing Pains Accelerator: Business strategy help for toy and game inventors

Joel Silverman, CEO at KidsKnowBest, details the firm’s new Growing Pains Accelerator, an initiative designed to help inventors, designers and start-ups with mentoring, collaboration and practical services worth at least £150,000.

Hues and Cues inventor Scott Brady on creativity, limits and getting to market

After launching his first game at New York Toy Fair, Scott Brady talks ideas, colours – and trading on the Moon.

Asmodee embarks on Dobble licensing push with Paw Patrol, Pixar, Marvel and Minions versions

“We’re excited to be partnering with four iconic brands on an ambitious release schedule as we continue to take Dobble from strength to strength,” said Asmodee’s Anil Boodhoo.

Spin Master welcomes back Rich Mazel and promotes Dougal Grimes and Harrie Sivanander as part of Inventor Relations shake-up

“We’re doubling down on innovation, Inventor Relations and new product development, and investing heavily in a future full of new projects and great new toys,” said Ben Dermer, SVP of Creative Development at Spin Master.

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