Thomas & Friends, from Mattel Inc., kicked off its first global brand campaign with a year-long marketing program, Set Friendship in Motion.
The campaign aims to help preschoolers strengthen friendship skills, such as collaboration, communication, sharing, manners, kindness, and the abilities to express and understand feelings and emotions. Set Friendship in Motion will include ways for families to interact with kids including content, digital activations, and live events to bring the campaign to life. Read the rest of this entry »
The Thomas & Friends special The Great Race will premiere exclusively on Discovery Kids Latin America, as well as the latest series 20 of Thomas & Friends, throughout the month of December on its different feeds. Read the rest of this entry »
DHX Brands has appointed four new team members in its London office. Debbie Walker was appointed as brand manager, Cheryl Brock joins in as design manager in the creative services team, Alessia Foster takes the position of head of product development, with Holly Taylor joining her as product development manager.
Walker will lead brand and marketing initiatives in the UK for preschool properties Twirlywoos and In the Night Garden. Having worked in roles across Mattel, FremantleMedia Kids & Family Entertainment and Trinity Films, Walker has experience in kids’ and family brand marketing, public relations, and creative communications.
Brock will help maintain a growing DHX Brands portfolio and launch new titles. Her background spans licensing design for both product and graphics across a range of properties. Previously, she worked for brands, such as Thomas and Friends, The Simpsons, Hello Kitty, and My Little Pony.
Establishing a dedicated DHX Brands product development team, Foster brings in international experience of leading the development of products through licensing, live events, and attractions programs. Taylor joins the team with a focus on apparel and soft lines development. Most recently, she worked for Disney on their apparel development for major retailers in the UK.