Licensing International has named Martha Stewart as its newest inductee to the Licensing International Hall of Fame.
“I am very honored to be inducted into the Licensing International Hall of Fame,” says Martha Stewart. “I have spent my life’s work creating high-quality, practical, functional and innovative products at an affordable price to enhance one’s lifestyle and home. I look forward to sharing more of the expertise we have developed over the years and to expanding our product categories and distribution worldwide.”
Stewart will be honored at the 2020 Licensing International Excellence awards, taking place May 19 at the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino in Las Vegas, Nev., in conjunction with Licensing Expo.
“Choosing one individual to recognize from the vast pool of talented, dedicated professionals in this industry is never easy,” says Maura Regan, president, Licensing International. “Martha epitomizes everything this honor represents – her legacy of innovation and constant evolution, which continues to this day, showcases brand building at its best. I look forward to celebrating Martha’s achievements alongside other pioneering work from leaders across our industry at the Licensing Excellence Awards in May.”
Inductees are chosen by a vote from the Licensing International Board of Directors, which is comprised of global executives representing all aspects of the brand licensing industry. Past inductees include Sanrio founder Shintaro Tsuji, “Star Wars” creator George Lucas, sports business pioneer Mark McCormack, chairman and chief executive officer of Hasbro Brian Goldner, Walt Disney, Peanuts creator Charles Schulz and more.
“We are beyond proud of Martha for receiving this honor from Licensing International,” says Carolyn D’Angelo, president, home division, Marquee Brands. “She founded an incredible company that has since become a renowned and widely distributed brand, transcending across various media channels, product categories and industries. We are excited to continue growing the brand and bringing Martha’s expertise into more homes around the world.”