2012 LIMA International Licensing Excellence Awards Nominees List

Posted April 11, 2012

Share This Post Now!

NOMINEES FOR THE 2012 LIMA INTERNATIONAL LICENSING EXCELLENCE AWARDS

Awards will be presented at the LIMA Awards Ceremony on Tuesday, June 12 during Licensing International Expo. Doors open at 5:30; ceremony begins at 5:45.

BEST ART OR DESIGN PROGRAM OF THE YEAR
Property – Owner/Agent
Andy Warhol – The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts
Dena – Dena Designs, Inc./Alex Meisel & Co., LLC
SO SO Happy – Art Impressions, Inc.
The Victoria and Albert Museum – The Victoria and Albert Museum/V&A Enterprises

BEST ART OR DESIGN LICENSEE OF THE YEAR
Licensee – Property/Product
Dynomighty – Ron English/The Mighty Wallet
INCASE – Andy Warhol by INCASE/Apple products
Navigate Ltd. – Very Hungry Caterpillar/children’s gardening products
Pottery Barn Kids – Eric Carle Collection designed by Pottery Barn Kids
Thermos L.L.C. – Threadless/stainless-steel hydration bottles & lunch coolers

BEST CHARACTER OR TOY BRAND PROGRAM OF THE YEAR
Property – Owner/Agent
Angry Birds – Rovio Entertainment Ltd.
Hello Kitty – Sanrio, Inc.
Lalaloopsy – MGA Entertainment
Monster High – Mattel, Inc.
Moshi Monsters – Mind Candy
Paul Frank – Saban Brands

BEST CHARACTER OR TOY BRAND LICENSEE OF THE YEAR – HARD GOODS
Licensee – Property/Product
Added Extras, LLC – Hello Kitty/cosmetics & bath products
Commonwealth Toy & Novelty Co – Angry Birds/toy & novelty products
CSS Industries, Inc. – Angry Birds/Halloween costumes
Fashion Angels Enterprises – Monster High Monster Maker Machine
K’NEX Brands – Mario Kart Wii Building Sets

BEST CHARACTER OR TOY BRAND LICENSEE OF THE YEAR – SOFT GOODS
Licensee – Property/Product
Fifth Sun – Angry Birds/apparel
Jay Franco and Sons, Inc. – Mickey & Minnie/home collection
Mighty Fine, Inc. – My Little Pony/fashion tee line
SGFootwear – Pillow Pets/slipper collection

 

BEST CORPORATE BRAND PROGRAM OF THE YEAR
Property – Owner/Agent
Coastal Living – Time Inc./SunGate Partners, Inc.
Coca-Cola 125th Birthday – The Coca-Cola Company/Brand Licensing Team, The Licensing Company & Redibra
Cooking Light – Time Inc. Lifestyle Group/SunGate Partners, Inc.
Entenmann’s – Origrain Bakeries Products, Inc./The Joester Loria Group
Jelly Belly – Jelly Belly Candy Company/The Licensing Company North America, Inc.

BEST CORPORATE BRAND LICENSEE OF THE YEAR – HARD GOODS
Licensee – Property/Product
Added Extras, LLC – Aquafina Hydrating Lip Care Collection
Butler Home Products, LLC – Mr. Clean/household cleaning tools
Quickie Manufacturing Corporation – Lysol Scrubber Sponges
Thermos L.L.C. – Under Armour/hydration bottles
Wente Vineyards – entwine wines for Food Network

BEST CORPORATE BRAND LICENSEE OF THE YEAR – SOFT GOODS
Licensee – Property/Product
Ginsey Home Solutions – I Love Pet Head/family of products
Idea Nuova – Teen Vogue Bedding & Room Décor
Nike – NERF/Kevin Durant Sneaker Collection
SGI Apparel – Harley-Davidson/children’s apparel & accessories
Solution Sales – Dewalt Safety Footwear

 

BEST FILM, TELEVISION, CELEBRITY, OR ENTERTAINMENT PROGRAM OF THE YEAR
Property – Owner/Agent
Disney•Pixar Cars 2 – The Walt Disney Company
Justin Bieber – Bravado International Group
One Direction – Global Merchandising Services Ltd./Rights Management International Ltd.
Peppa Pig – Entertainment One
Sofia Vergara Collection – Latin World Entertainment
The Biggest Loser – NBC Studios, Inc. & Reveille LLC/Joy Tashjian Marketing Group, LLC, Consumer Strategies, Ladder Up Media

BEST FILM, TELEVISION, CELEBRITY, OR ENTERTAINMENT
LICENSEE OF THE YEAR – HARD GOODS
Licensee – Property/Product
NHS, Inc./Santa Cruz Skateboards – The Simpsons/custom-designed skateboards
Quill.com – The Office/Dunder Mifflin Copy Paper
Redan Publishing Ltd. – Peppa Pig/Fun to Learn and Bag-O-Fun magazines
Thermos L.L.C. – Star Wars/R2D2 Novelty Lunch Kit
Uncle Milton Industries – Star Wars Lightsaber Room Light
 
BEST FILM, TELEVISION, CELEBRITY, OR ENTERTAINMENT
LICENSEE OF THE YEAR – SOFT GOODS
Licensee – Property/Product
Antebi Footwear Group LLC – Paris Hilton/footwear
Jay Franco and Sons, Inc. – Star Wars/home collection
Jerry Leigh of California – Harajuku Mini/boys & girls apparel
Rocawear – Transformers/t-shirt collection

 

BEST SPORTS OR SPORTS-THEMED ENTERTAINMENT
PROGRAM OF THE YEAR
Property – Owner/Agent
NASCAR – NASCAR/NASCAR Team Properties
NBA – National Basketball Association
PGA TOUR – PGA TOUR
St. Andrews Links – St. Andrews Links/CPLG
X Games – ESPN/IMG Worldwide, Inc.

BEST SPORTS OR SPORTS-THEMED ENTERTAINMENT
LICENSEE OF THE YEAR – HARD GOODS
Licensee – Property/Product
2K Sports – NBA/NBA 2K videogame franchise
Cycle Force Group – Le Tour de France/bicycles & accessories
Lionel – NASCAR/collectibles
Topps International – Indian Premier League Cricket Attax/trading card game
The Winston Company – X Games/ride-on

BEST SPORTS OR SPORTS-THEMED ENTERTAINMENT
LICENSEE OF THE YEAR – SOFT GOODS
Licensee – Property/Product
Adidas – BCS on ESPN/BCS Bowl bound apparel
Junk Food Clothing – NFL/Junk Food Vintage NFL
The Northwest Company, LLC – Disney & NFL/product line of plush huggers & throws, body pillows, bedding
P-Sports GmbH – Pele/apparel & footwear
Pottery Barn Teen – Major League Baseball/bedding

BEST LICENSED PROMOTION OF THE YEAR
Promotion Name – Owner/Agent
Coca-Cola Walmart Holiday Pallet Train – The Coca-Cola Company/Brand Licensing Team/Jerry Leigh of California
Hello Kitty Beauty at Sephora – Sanrio, Inc.
M•A•C Wonder Woman Collection – DC Comics/Warner Bros. Consumer Products
Mater’s Secret Mission – The Walt Disney Company
Pillow Pets Slippers at Walmart – CJ Products/The Wildflower Group/SGFootwear
 

BEST RETAILER OF THE YEAR
Retailer – Property
Boots – Hello Kitty
Champs Sports – National Basketball Association
Forever 21 – Hello Kitty
JC Penney – Angry Birds
Walgreens – The Biggest Loser
Walmart – Disney•Pixar Cars 2

OVERALL BEST LICENSED PROGRAM OF THE YEAR
Property – Owner/Agent
Angry Birds – Rovio Entertainment Ltd.
Dena – Dena Designs, Inc./Alex Meisel & Co., LLC
Jelly Belly – Jelly Belly Candy Company/The Licensing Company North America, Inc.
Justin Bieber – Bravado International Group
NBA – National Basketball Association