Funko bolsters EMEA marketing division

New PR Manager, Marketing Manager and Brand Marketing Manager join to support the Pop! maker’s growth throughout EMEA

Written by Rhys Thomas

Posted 29.01.2020 | Business

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Funko EMEA has bolstered its marketing team to support continued growth across the region. 

A new PR Manager, Marketing Manager and Brand Marketing Manager join Funko's London office, and will support the Pop! maker's portfolio throughout key European regions.

Heading up PR is Angela Lee, who joins from Premier, where she served as Account Director across clients including Universal Pictures, Paramount Pictures, Sony Pictures, Twentieth Century Fox, Entertainment One, Rakuten and Hearst Live. She will lead the brand’s PR strategy, consumer and trade media relations, publicity activations, and support influencer engagement.

A new marketing driving force comes in the form of Chris Barnett who joins from Entertainment One where he managed UK retail marketing for Peppa Pig, PJ Masks and Ben & Holly’s Little Kingdom. Prior to this, Chris was a buyer for the F&F menswear clothing range at Tesco across the UK and Central Europe, before joining the Tesco licensing team to develop the licensed personalised home and gifting proposition. Chris will head up marketing initiatives for leading retailers in the UK.

Spearheading brand marketing, Liz Simpson joins from Unilever, where she led key strategic initiatives for global brands, driving innovation, market development and digital transformation, across the world’s leading FMCG products in homecare, beauty and personal care. Liz will be integral to marketing activations for Funko’s portfolio of sub-brands, as well as new categories being released this year.

Eva Verhaak, Head of Strategic Marketing and Sales, says: “I am beyond thrilled the marketing team is now complete with an arsenal of new talent, from all different backgrounds of expertise to help continue our growth across EMEA.”

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