Licensing Expo 2018 Solidified as the Premier Event for Sports Licensing

Providing Professional Athletes and Teams with Opportunities to Build and Expand Their Brands with Licensing Santa Monica, CA (April 17, 2018) – Licensing Expo, the world’s largest and most influential brand licensing industry event, today announced that it will feature the world’s leading professional sports associations and sports-focused licensing agencies at Licensing Expo 2018. As licensed sports properties continue to

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Social Media Influencers Leverage Built-In Authority To Support Their Own Brands

With thousands and sometimes millions of followers, social media influencers are rapidly staking their claim to licensing turf once reserved solely for TV, film, music or sports celebrities. Yet unlike performers whose popularity tend to soar (or dive) around a new film, TV show, concert tour or championship, influencers have a built-in sense of authority on particular subjects plus constant

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Amazon VP to Deliver Keynote at Licensing Expo 2018

Nicholas Denissen, vice president, Amazon to discuss the evolving retail landscape and customer expectations SANTA MONICA, Calif. (April 10, 2018) –Licensing Expo, the world’s largest and most influential brand licensing industry event, today announced that Nicholas Denissen, vice president, Amazon, will lead the opening keynote at Licensing Expo 2018. Denissen will take the stage on Tuesday, May 22, from 8

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2018 LIMA Rising Stars Named!

LIMA has announced the recipients of this year’s Rising Stars Award. This accomplished group of young professionals will be recognized at the LIMA’s International Licensing Awards Ceremony on Tuesday, May 22 during Licensing Expo. This year’s Rising Stars Award winners are as follows: Mandy Bardisbanian, Buyer – Cosmetics, Hot Topic Fernanda Coutinho, Associate Director, Brand Management, Beanstalk Peter Cross, Brand Manager,

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LIMA Announces 2018 International Licensing Awards Nominees

LIMA has finalized the ballot for the 2018 International Licensing Awards! A total of 132 nominees from 16 countries were named and will vie for the industry’s most prestigious and globally-recognized honor. A record 42% of this year’s nominees originate from outside the U.S. – up from 25 percent from last year – demonstrating the increasing international reach of the awards program. “This

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LIMA Japan Delivers Licensing Basics Seminar to Ultraman’s Tsuburaya Productions

LIMA Japan continues its mission to deliver educational learning opportunities to its membership. At the request of Tsuburaya Productions, the Japanese special effects studio famous for the Ultraman series, LIMA Japan planned and delivered a seminar entitled “Brand Licensing Basics” to a packed room of 100 staff  members at Tsuburaya Productions head office in Tokyo on Monday, 22 January 2018. The seminar was led

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LIMA Japan: Seeking Participants for a Design Approval Staff Roundtable on February 22

LIMA Japan will host another of its popular roundtable discussions for design approval staff on Thursday 22 February in Tokyo. The roundtable will take a deep delve into the design approval role and function in a licensing organization. The task of managing approvals for products that lead to an increase in sales while maintaining a character or brand’s image is

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Licensing Expo 2018 Announces New Exhibitors Including Members Only, Penguin Random House, tokidoki, Warner Music Group

Industries Spanning Entertainment, Media, Music and More Converge at this Year’s Expo; Fashion Brands Increase Presence on the Show Floor SANTA MONICA, Calif. (Jan. 19, 2018) –Licensing Expo, the world’s largest and most influential licensing industry event, today announced that a diverse roster of new exhibitors have signed on for this year’s event including Flying Colors Apparel, Gearbox, Members Only, Penguin

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LIMA Spotlights Global Development with Two New Executive Hires

LIMA is excited to announce that Gisela Abrams, Senior Vice President, Global Partnerships and Sharon Weisman, Senior Director, Global Business Development, are joining the organization effective January 2018. Abrams brings with her an extensive career in international brand licensing, and Weisman vast industry knowledge and sales expertise, to broaden the scope of LIMA’s services and offerings to the global industry. “We

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Vote Now! 2017 LIMA Asian Licensing Awards

Online voting is now open for the 2017 LIMA Asian Licensing Awards! Thirty-five final nominees in seven award categories were selected from entries across Asia, including China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Japan, Korea, India, Malaysia, Singapore, and Thailand. Winners will be announced at the LIMA Asian Licensing Awards Presentation Ceremony & Cocktail Reception on January 8, 2018 during Hong Kong International

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