Morgan Ward hired as licensing director by Dimensional Branding Group
San Francisco Bay Area based boutique-licensing firm and division of Bay Tek Games, Dimensional Branding Group, is pleased to announce its recent hire of Morgan Ward as Licensing Director.
Morgan has over 15 years of licensing experience, establishing herself in the toy and collectibles industry at Nakajima USA. She has worked with licensors including Sanrio, Coca-Cola, Disney, the NBA, LiveNation, Ford, and Angry Birds, representing manufacturers including Teleflora, Junk Food Clothing, Fifth Sun and Mighty Fine. For the past five years, she has expanded her licensing breadth with outbound licensing as a consultant for Tentacle Kitty, and Artists of Rock with her firm Kitsch Cache, and most recently with Dimensional Branding Group.
“Morgan has a wealth of industry knowledge and experience. We’re so thrilled to have her on board and can’t wait to see where her capabilities take DBG,” said Larry Seidman, CEO of DBG.
DBG was formed in 2000 by Larry Seidman. Together with partner, John Leonhardt, DBG has achieved significant growth in both domestic and international licensing markets. The agency focuses on licensing out, in and consulting services for a unique collection of high profile and developing brands by helping and expanding each client into entertainment placement and new brand extension opportunities.
Some of DBG’s past and current clients include: Whac-A-Mole, Skee-Ball, Jenga, Sony PlayStation, Temple Run, Angry Birds, Miniclip (8 Ball Pool, Agar.io & Bowmasters), Chronicle Books, King Kong, Talking Tom, Big Wheel, Jam City (Cookie Jam, Panda Jam), Malibu, Beautyrest, John Wayne and Marlon Brando among others.
“It’s so exciting to grow our team as we continue to focus on expanding our entertainment offerings through licensing initiatives. Morgan is an awesome cultural fit and she brings a new energy to the team that has already upped our game!” said Holly Hampton, director of innovation at Bay Tek Games.
DBG was acquired by Bay Tek Games in January of this year. BTG is a U.S. designer and manufacturer of arcade redemption games for the amusement industry and has evolved into a multi-platform entertainment company.