Rocket Licensing has appointed Richard Hollis – a respected name in the licensing business for a lot more than 25 years – as its new Head of Retail.
In this newly produced post, Hollis will additional develop Rocket and its brands’ profiles at retail by establishing and implementing a method to drive listings and retail presence.
His ultimate objective is to maximise sales and royalty income.
Hollis brings to the role substantial licensing experience, a full contacts book and outstanding communication, presentation and sales abilities, honed over far more than 25 years in the company.
Hollis has worked with major names like Hallmark, DreamWorks and the BBC.
Among his several achievements he launched pre-school brands such as Teletubbies and Tweenies at the BBC and handled the return of Medical professional Who.
At DreamWorks he oversaw movie licensing on How To Train Your Dragon and the 2016 hit Trolls, as well as building a Tv portfolio that incorporated Noddy and Netflix commissions such as Dinotrux.
Of his new role at Rocket, Hollis stated: I have known Rocket MDs Rob and Charlie for years and watched in admiration as they grew their agency and built a reputation.
“Rocket has a wonderfully diverse and inspiring portfolio of brands and it is a delight to be capable to join the team. With each other I am confident we can make a true impact in the marketplace and I am hunting forward to functioning with the many inspiring inventive talents that Rocket represents.”
Rob Wijeratna, joint managing director of Rocket Licensing, added: This is a new post designed to drive a crucial component of our technique and it’s vital to select a candidate with vast experience, sturdy communications expertise and in-depth understanding of the licensing market.
“Richard provides all these qualities – and much more. We are delighted to welcome him on board at the start off of what we are confident will be a really thrilling year for Rocket Licensing.”