Genius Brands International, a global brand management company that creates and licenses multimedia entertainment content for children, has brought on board ChizComm and ChizComm Beacon Media (an independent subsidiary of Genius Brands) co-founder Harold Chizick to oversee the company’s global content sales, consumer products, and marketing business as president. In his new role, he’ll report to Genius Brands chairman and CEO Andy Heyward.
Chizick, who will continue to run ChizComm and ChizComm Beacon Media, will be responsible for driving global strategies across licensing, distribution and marketing for Genius Brands’ growing portfolio of brands, including Stan Lee’s Superhero Kindergarten, starring Arnold Schwarzenegger; Shaq’s Garage, starring Shaquille O’Neal; Stan Lee’s Universe, Rainbow Rangers, Llama Llama, and more, as well as the Company’s streaming platform, Kartoon Channel!
Commenting on this appointment, Heyward stated: “Since acquiring ChizComm and ChizComm Beacon Media earlier this year, I have experienced firsthand the level of expertise, creativity and passion that Harold brings to the business. As we continue to build our team and focus on the brands we are bringing to market, I know that Harold and our executives are in a position to dramatically drive the growth of Genius Brands in the coming years. His expertise and relationships in the toy and game world in particular are unmatched.”
Chizick is a well-known, respected voice and leader in the industry with over 20 years of experience in PR, social media, promotions, events and product launches with top-tier companies. At the helm of ChizComm, founded in 2013 by Harold and Jennifer Chizick, he brings a collaborative, inventive approach to marketing for partners and clients. Chizick’s passion for the industry and commitment to performance shape the core of the company and inspires the team to excellence.
“It is an incredible time to play an integral role in building Genius Brands presence on a global scale, and I look forward to working with Andy and the executive team to take the company to the next level as we rollout new brands to the content and retail marketplace this year,” added Chizick.