Led by WildBrain CPLG’s Meike de Vaere, who has been promoted to the newly created position of vice president, partnerships and business development, the partnerships team will incorporate all operations from the previous client services unit, now also including business development, and will steer the strategic alignment of processes for partners to maximize opportunities for growth and efficiency. De Vaere, who was previously business development director, joins WildBrain CPLG’s senior leadership team and reports to Maarten Weck, executive vice president and managing director.
The team will streamline integrated partner solutions in marketing, retail, creative, legal and financial services across the agency’s portfolio, including WildBrain-owned brands, such as Teletubbies and Strawberry Shortcake. Business development
Within the new Partnerships structure, will be a key partnerships team led by WildBrain CPLG’s Brenda Draaisma, who has taken on a global role as director of key partnerships. Previously managing director, Benelux, Draaisma will oversee key partners in the business and be responsible for building and maintaining strategic relationships. John Taylor, vice president, Northern Europe will continue to lead operations in the Benelux region.
WildBrain CPLG’s portfolio of lifestyle and corporate brands will continue to be managed under the agency’s dedicated lifestyle division.
“As we continue scaling up and significantly expanding our global footprint, we’re committed to ensuring we’re the best strategic partner for all brands and licensors in our portfolio,” says Weck. “The launch of our Partnerships team, with the hugely talented Meike at the helm, will offer a unified and seamless approach for partners looking to fully benefit from our comprehensive global capabilities and local expertise.”
“We have a fantastic and valued portfolio of brands at WildBrain CPLG, and we’re deeply committed to offering the best possible partnerships,” says de Vaere. “This exciting step will offer partners an unrivaled integrated and proactive approach across all our services globally, and I look forward to continuing to grow and sustain valuable relationships driving success for the long-term.”
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