Jim Silver is recognized as one of the preeminent experts in the toy, licensing, and family entertainment industries.
Currently, Silver is editor-in-chief of TimetoPlayMag.com, a playful destination website which provides adults with information, entertainment, and services on what’s fun for children and their families. The website is powered by aNb Media and a team of leading, well-known toy, family entertainment, and parenting experts.
Silver is also editor-in-chief of trade publications Royaltie$: The Journal of the Licensing Industry and Toys & Family Entertainment at aNb Media.
Working within the toy and family entertainment industries for more than 25 years has enabled Silver to work with and glean knowledge from a wide array of manufacturers, retailers, licensors and licensing agents worldwide from the most prestigious to local mom and pop establishments.
As a toy, licensing, and family entertainment expert Silver appears in a wide variety of television, print, and online interviews each year.
Twice a year Silver and his TimetoPlayMag.com team host industry-wide press events in NYC to unveil the season’s must-have toys and children’s products hitting store shelves. Both the Time to Play Spring Showcase and Holiday Showcase bring leading manufacturers, retailers and entertainment companies together under one roof to highlight the best of the season.
In addition to his editorial work, every Wednesday at 1:00 PM EST, Silver hosts #TimetoPlayLive, a virtual game show on Twitter where players answer toy and children’s entertainment trivia to win fun prizes.
On Fridays at 10:00 AM EST, Silver co-hosts The Playdate, a top viewed toy and family entertainment show on the web. The fully interactive, fast-paced show features the latest toys, tackles issues that face today’s busy families and brings insightful guests that take viewers behind the scenes of the toy industry and much more.