ChizComm Founders Announce Release of Genius Brands International, ChizComm Ltd and ChizComm Beacon Media
TORONTO, January 10, 2022 / PRNewswire / – Founders of ChizComm Ltd. and ChizComm Beacon Media Harold and Jennifer Chizick made the following statement today regarding their release from Genius Brands, ChizComm and ChizComm Beacon Media. (NASDAQ: GNUS).
“We are extremely disappointed to leave Genius Brands and ChizComm after less than a year at Genius Brands. However, our vision of how best to grow the company does not align well with that of Genius Brands. “
“Last week, Genius Brands imposed organizational changes that reduced our role in society and violated our agreement with Genius Brands. Efforts to resolve this case amicably have been unsuccessful. We believe that we have been dismissed without cause and now have no choice but to leave the Company and explore options to recover the considerable sums still owed to us. “
“The people at ChizComm are at the heart of everything we do. We would like to thank this phenomenal team – past and present – who have helped build an excellent organization that prioritizes integrity, dynamism and passion. And for ChizComm customers, it has been an honor to work in partnership to unlock opportunities and drive growth. Stay tuned for what we’ll do next. “
Harold and Jennifer founded ChizComm Ltd. in 2013, a marketing communications and media buying agency in the areas of lifestyle, family, entertainment, toys and games. Harold previously worked as a senior executive in leading organizations including Spin Master Ltd. and MEGA Brands, as well as serving on several Toy Industry Association committees and having spent six years as an official spokesperson for the Canadian Toy Association.
In February 2021, ChizComm Ltd. and ChizComm Beacon Media were acquired by GBI. Harold was CEO of both companies and Jennifer was COO of ChizComm Ltd. Additionally, Harold has been appointed President of Marketing, Content Sales and Consumer Products for GBI.
Over the past year, working with Genius Brands, Harold got a Master Toy Partner for Rainbow Rangers, led the partnership to have Kartoon Channel! broadcast on Pluto TV, and led marketing to deliver more 70M views on Stan Lee Superhero Kindergarten.
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