Jazwares’ Lauren Mershon, KidsKnowBest’s Jack Day and Triclops Studio’s Rob Ames to talk trends at Play Creators Conference
Panellists will be discussing how social virality influences the product selection process, the key to successful trendspotting and TikTok’s role in shaping trends.
Simba Dickie to launch construction sets, ride-ons and pocket money toys for Boat Rocker’s Dino Ranch
“We’re delighted to welcome Simba Dickie to our ever-growing herd of best-in-class licensees for Dino Ranch,” said Kate Schlomann, EVP Brand Management and Content Marketing at Boat Rocker.
“The team and I are energised by the success of last year’s event and looking forward to new partnerships that will continue Jazwares’ explosive growth!” said David Winter, Senior Director at BlueJ, Jazwares’ Blue Sky Design and Development division.
David Winter, Head of New Product Acquisition and Inventor Relations at Jazwares, discusses the collaborative nature of how his team works with inventors.
“BlueJ is focused on inventors winning with Jazwares”: Lauren Mershon and Brian Thornber on championing great ideas
Lauren and Brian tell us about their route into IR – and what they’re currently looking for from inventors.
In this newly created role prioritising brand and growth strategies, Padawer will be responsible for the company’s global brand building, design, marketing and communications across all business units.
This panel session features IR execs discussing their golden rules for working with inventors, current challenges in the space and the advice they’d give to those new to the world of toy and game invention.
The Hershey Company to bring its sweet brands into toys and games with the likes of Jazwares, Spin Master and Funko
Partnerships include Kellytoy for plush, Spin Master for games and YWow for novelty sized puzzles.
“I can always count on meeting new talent at this event, and the connections from last year have resulted in serious opportunities we have traction on today,” said Jazwares’ David Winter.
Jazwares to enter the pet toy space with range inspired by Wham-O brands like Slip ‘N Slide and Frisbee
“As we continue to grow Jazwares offerings beyond our core toy and collectibles business, we look forward to bringing our innovative, quality approach to consumer products into the pet category,” said Michael Rinzler, Executive VP/Partner, Jazwares.