Monthly Archive: March 2018

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 France Names Executive Staff

The French office of the International Licensing Industry Merchandisers’ Association (LIMA) has named its executive staff to oversee local operations. Laurent Taieb will head up the office as Chairman. He will be joined by Vice Chairpersons Marina Narishkin, Director of TF1 Licences; Marie-Laure Marchand, SVP Global Consumer Products at Xilam; and Jerome Le Grand, General Manager Licensing, Retail and E-Commerce

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How a Powerhouse Brand Portfolio Innovates like a Scrappy Startup!

A powerhouse brand portfolio innovates like a scrappy startup! Yes, sometimes, a new business opportunity is hidden in plain sight. It may be:   a new approach to the lip balm business that leverages the iconic shape of a HERSHEY’S Kiss; a cross-merchandising juggernaut to take advantage of the HERSHEY’S bar’s role as the core of S’mores; or the year

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Maura Regan Named President of LIMA

LIMA has announced that Maura Regan has been named President of the organization effective July 1. She will succeed current LIMA President, Charles Riotto, who retires on June 30 after a 21-year career with LIMA. Regan currently serves as Executive Vice President. In her new position, she will leverage her vast licensing knowledge and international expertise to further expand LIMA’s

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