Winners of the 2018 LIMA International Licensing Awards announced at Las Vegas

AND THE WINNERS ARE…

The winners of the 2018 LIMA International Licensing Awards were unveiled this evening on the opening night of Licensing Expo in Las Vegas.

“This was an outstanding year for the LIMA Licensing Awards program. Not only did we receive a record 700 submissions, but 42% of the nominees originated from outside the US,” said LIMA President Charles Riotto. “Tonight’s winners truly exemplify the very best of our global industry. They are definitive leaders in their respective categories and across the entire licensing landscape.”

Winners were selected across 21 categories from a total of 132 nominees. The ceremony also honored the lifetime achievements of Hall of Fame inductees Elias Fasja-Cohen, CEO and Founder of Tycoon Enterprises, and Brian Goldner, Chairman and CEO of Hasbro. In addition, 10 licensing up-and-comers received Rising Star awards – these young industry professionals were recognized for their early contributions to shaping the future of our industry.

ART / DESIGN PROGRAM
The Very Hungry Caterpillar
The World of Eric Carle
Eric Carle Studio, LLC
The Joester Loria Group
CELEBRITY / FASHION PROGRAM
Dear Drew
Barrymore Brands
CAA-GBG
CHARACTER / TOY BRAND PROGRAM
L.O.L. Surprise!
MGA Entertainment
CORPORATE BRAND PROGRAM
Pantone
Pantone / Brand Central
DIGITAL PROGRAM
emoji – the iconic brand
the emoji company
Global Merchandising
Services, Inc.
FILM / TELEVISION / ENTERTAINMENT PROGRAM
– ANIMATED
Rick and Morty
Adult Swim & Cartoon
Network Enterprises
FILM / TELEVISION / ENTERTAINMENT PROGRAM
–  LIVE ACTION
Jojo Siwa
Nickelodeon
FOOD & BEVERAGE / RESTAURANT PROGRAM
Guinness
Diageo / Beanstalk
SPORTS PROGRAM
WWE
LICENSED PROMOTION
Masters of the Universe and Dirty Dancing
Mattel and Lionsgate Born Licensing
LOCATION-BASED OR EXPERIENTIAL INITIATIVE
National Geographic Encounter
National Geographic
RETAILER PROGRAM
Spirit Halloween
Stranger Things
APPAREL / FOOTWEAR / ACCESSORIES LICENSEE
Vans
Peanuts footwear,
apparel & accessories
APPLIANCES / AUTOMOTIVE / ELECTRONICS /
HARDWARE / HOUSEWARES / PAINT LICENSEE
Broil Chef
Star Wars TIE Fighter
Gas Grill
DIGITAL LICENSEE – APPS, SOFTWARE, VIDEO
Amazon
Sesame Street Alexa Skill
FOOD / BEVERAGE LICENSEE
Brand & Vision
Sesamstrasse
organic food range
HEALTH & BEAUTY AIDS LICENSEE
Sally Hansen
Crayola Insta-Dry
nail color collection
HOME DÉCOR
domestics, furniture, giftware, textiles
Jay Franco and Sons
Minecraft home collection
PUBLISHING / SOCIAL EXPRESSION /
BACK-TO-SCHOOL LICENSEE
Lovepop
Beatles pop-up card
collection
TOYS / GAMES / NOVELTIES /
ROLE-PLAY:  0 – 12
Cra-Z-Art
Nickelodeon Slime kits
TOYS / GAMES / NOVELTIES /
ROLE-PLAY:  13 plus
The LEGO Group
LEGO Star Wars
BB-8 – 75187
Sally Hansen
The Crayola Insta-Dry
nail color collection
LIMA is proud to honor two outstanding leaders in our industry.
Welcome, Elias Fasja-Cohen and Brian Goldner to
the 2018 LIMA Licensing Hall of Fame!

Elias Fasja-Cohen
Tycoon Enterprises

Brian Goldner
Hasbro, Inc.
The Rising Stars Award recognizes the next generation of
leaders in the licensing business.
Mandy Bardisbanian
Buyer Cosmetics,
Hot Topic
Peter Cross
Brand Manager,
Broad Street Licensing
Group
Leon Maratchi
Senior Manager of Retail,
Cartoon Network
Mimi Nicosia
Senior Manager,
CPG, Nickelodeon
Sally Russell
Associate Licensing
Manager, Frank Lloyd
Wright Foundation
Fernanda Coutinho
Associate Director, Brand Management at Beanstalk
Nick Manzo
Account Director, Seltzer Licensing
Meghan Mernin
Director, Licensing,
Epic Rights
Mariana Orvañanos
Head of Marketing,
La Panadería Licensing
& Marketing
Danielle Tanton
Global Live Events &
Attractions Manager,
DHX Brands
Source: Licensing.org