Leading European animated entertainment company Cyber Group Studios (Gigantosaurus, Sadie Sparks, Taffy) has grown its talented family by hiring on four seasoned executives for its Licensing, Media Sales, Digital and Marketing departments both in Paris and Los Angeles, aiming to increase its presence in international markets and develop new brands. The company has also announced an internal promotion to a newly created brand management role.
“I am extremely pleased to welcome and promote so many talents into our company, at a time when our growth, challenges and opportunities in developing creations and brands are unique,” said Chairman & CEO Pierre Sissmann. “I know that they will contribute to Cyber Group’s culture with their various experiences to enable us collectively to forge new grounds. I wish all of them the best moving forward.”
Bruno Danzel d’Aumont, former Director of Licensing and Consumer Products EMEA at the Walt Disney Company for 17 years, has been appointed as International Licensing & Marketing Vice President. Based in the Paris office, he will manage the licensing and marketing departments. As a licensing and marketing specialist, he joins Cyber Group Studios at a time when these business sectors are at the heart of the company’s current and future interests. The company’s licensing division is developing a strong global program for its hit property Gigantosaurus and many other intellectual properties of its catalogue such as Droners, Taffy and Zou. Danzel d’Aumont will report to Pierre Sissmann, Chairman and CEO of Cyber Group Studios.
Esther Kim joins the company in a newly created position as Coordinator, Consumer Initiatives for Cyber Group Studios USA LLC. She will report to Richard Goldsmith, President and CEO Cyber Group Studios USA LLC, and work closely with Bruno Danzel d’Aumont in Paris, strengthening Cyber Group Studios’ marketing and licensing operations worldwide. Before joining the company, Kim was a Licensing Coordinator at Pinkfong USA, where she managed multiple licensees for their “Baby Shark” brand and distributed their digital content.
Mickael Frison joins the company as Senior Digital Manager in charge of the company’s overall development. In particular, Frison will be leading Cyber Group Studios’ digital operations, running and growing its YouTube channels, in which he helped generate over 1 billion views in 2019. He will also oversee the creation of digital native content to increase Cyber Group Studios’ exposure. Frison joins Cyber Group Studios from Europe 1, the leading French radio-broadcaster, where he was Social Media Manager for the past seven years.
Jessica Laloum is joining the company’s international sales department as International Sales Executive in charge of Asian and Latin American territories. Laloum started her career at Endemol Shine France and National Geographic. For the past three years, she worked as a Sales Manager at Glance (Mediametrie), where she provided content and channels strategy to global media professionals based in the EMEA region. By joining Cyber Group Studios, Laloum brings to the company a wealth of market research and insights into broadcasters. Mickael Frison and Jessica Laloum will both report to Raphaelle Mathieu, Senior Vice-President of Sales Acquisitions and New Media.
Gaelle Cotton, formerly a creative artist within the Licensing and Marketing Division, has been promoted to the newly created position of Manager Creative Services. She is supervising the company’s brand management of highly acclaimed series such as Gigantosaurus and Atomic Cartoons’ The Last Kids on Earth. She will report to Bruno Danzel D’Aumont, International Licensing & Marketing Vice President.