Licensing International Announces Excellence Award Nominees

There is Excellence in every discipline and Licensing International honors that industry with annual awards given in August. Read on for a link to the nominees. –By Brian Hurlburt, Founder and Host, Magnifying Excellence Podcast.

Categories in the Licensing International 2021 Excellence Awards include Best Licensed Brand and Best Licensed Product with multiple sub-categories including apps & video games, home décor, toys, games and novelties, sports, collegiate and more. Additional categories include Best Retailer, Best Licensed Collaboration and The Pandemic Pivot.

Among the companies nominated in the Best Agency/Manufacturer Rep category are IMG, Beanstalk, The Joester Loria Group,. Pacific Licensing Studio and, among others.

“Despite the many obstacles last year, the global licensing community created innovative products and programs – including amazing pandemic pivots, that showcase the power of brand licensing,” saaid Maura Regan, president, Licensing International in a statement. “We are thrilled to celebrate these nominees from around the globe for their incredible work and ingenuity, and look forward recognizing ‘the best of the best’ on August 24 at the Licensing International Excellence Awards ceremony.”

The 2021 Licensing International Excellence Awards are set for Tuesday, August 24 at 12:00pm EDT at Licensing Expo Virtual. More than 180 judges from 21 countries narrowed the entries to the 150+ finalists across 22 categories.