CPLG Germany, Austria and Switzerland was named agent of the year, while in the licensee of the year category a gold award went to Abacab for The Simpsons fashion range in Italy and a silver award went to TF1 Games for its Ice Age 2 Scrat game in France.
In the retailer of the year category, the silver award went to Real for The Simpsons BBQ promotion in Germany. The promotion of the year gold award was awarded to Nutrexpa in Spain.
"It's a big honor for me and my team at CPLG Germany to receive the award as the best agency worldwide," says Gerold Kolenbrander, managing director of CPLG in Germany, Austria and Switzerland. "The Fox relationship has allowed us for many years to strike creative deals on Fox movie releases and form long-term strategic relationships with key clients on Fox evergreens, such as The Simpsons. This award
"I am thrilled with the success of CPLG at the Homey Awards," says Katarina Dietrich, CPLG chief executive officer. "I believe it is testament to our continued successful partnership with Fox and its licensing and merchandising division. With its fantastic roster of television series and movies, I am confident we will continue to deliver comprehensive and innovative licensing programs of which Fox, CPLG and all our licensing partners in Europe can be proud."
"CPLG is the agent of record for Fox brands in Europe and has shown with their continued success this year that they are a strong partner, able to deliver strategic opportunities that build brands for the long-term not only for The Simpsons, but also for film properties like the Ice Age franchise," says Jennifer Buchanan, Fox director of licensing for Europe. "I congratulate CPLG on their success at this year's Homey Awards and look forward to working with the team again in our next fiscal year."
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