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LIMA Opens Voting for Asian Awards

LIMA Opens Voting for Asian Awards

The International Licensing Industry Merchandisers' Association has opened voting for the 2015 Asian Licensing Awards. 

The International Licensing Industry Merchandisers' Association has opened voting for the 2015 Asian Licensing Awards.

This year's list includes 35 nominees in seven categories, including the newly added Best Retailer of the Year award. Online voting will run through Dec. 16. Winners will be announced Jan. 12, 2015 at the LIMA Asian Licensing Awards Ceremony & Reception during the Hong Kong International Licensing Show.

“This year’s Asian Licensing Awards program is bigger and more comprehensive, providing the industry with even more opportunities to recognize standout licensing and branding initiatives from the past year,” says Charles Riotto, president, LIMA. “We are excited to host this growing program that rewards the incredible work Asian companies have undertaken to broaden the reach and impact of licensing in their region of the world.”

Nominees for the Asian Licensing Awards were selected from entries across Asia, including China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Japan, Korea, Philippines, Malaysia, Singapore, and Indonesia.

They include:

Best Asian Property

·      Ali The Fox (Beijing Dream Castle)

·      GON (Daewon Media)

·      Rilakkuma (San-X)

·      GG Bond (Winsing Company)

·      LINE Friends (LINE)

Best Corporate Brand and Lifestyle Program 

·      Rebecca Bonbon (Crown Creative)

·      Coca-Cola (The Coca-Cola Company)

·      Smiley World (Smiley World)

·      Hershey’s (The Hershey Company)

·      B. Duck (Semk Products)

Best Entertainment License

·      Batman 75th Anniversary (Warner Bros.)

·      100 Gadgets (ShoProDoraemon)

·      Gundam (Bandai)

·      Shaun the Sheep (Aardman Animation)

·      Transformers: Age of Extinction (Hasbro)

Best Licensed Promotion

·      Mr. Men & Little Miss (Sanrio/Chocoolate)

·      DC Heroes with attitude (Warner Bros./Tesco Lotus)

·      Sponge Bob (Viacom/Changi Airport)

·      European Football clubs (MU, FCB, Real Madrid, A.C. Milan, InterMilan, Liverpool, Juventus, Arsenal/PPW Sports & Entertainment)

·      Tayo the Little Bus (Iconix/Seoul city bus)

·      Smiley World (Smiley World/Hyson Place shopping mall)

Best Licensee

·      Hot Toys (Captain America)

·      Inner Mongolia Mengniu Dairy Group (Sponge Bob)

·      Giordano (Smiley World)

·      PT Adinata (Transformers: Age of Extinction)

·      Soyfresh (Hershey’s)

Best Licensing Agency

·      Pacific Licensing Studio (Batman 75th Anniversary)

·      Animation International (Doraemon)

·      Impact Licensing (Barbie)

·      PPW Sports & Entertainment Limited (2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil)

·      Guangzhou Art-land Human Being Culture Communication (SpongeBob & Qee)

Best Retailer

·      The SM Store (Justice League)

·      Discovery Expedition (Discovery Expedition)

·      Kitchen (Coca-Cola)

·      Chocoolate (Batman)

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