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Brand & Lifestyle Licensing Awards ’19 open for entries

Deadline for entries and nominations for awards is Wednesday 27th February 2019.

The Brand & Lifestyle Licensing Awards will be returning for the fourth year in 2019 – and are now open for entries.

The 2019 awards programme will build on rewarding excellence in brand licensed merchandise and IP management, as well as retail execution.

The entry and nomination process for all categories is free and via online submission – all the forms can be accessed from the dedicated B&LLAs website by clicking here.

The deadline for entering is Wednesday, 27th February 2019, following which a validation process for each of the awards sections will take place, involving panels of industry experts pertinent to the categories.

Brand Licensing Europe was quick to re-commit as the headline sponsor of the Brand & Lifestyle Licensing Awards, while trade body LIMA is also lending its support once again.

“Brand Licensing Europe is proud to be returning as headline sponsor of the B&LLAs 2019,” said Anna Knight, brand director. “This is such an important part of the licensing industry and these awards are integral to shining a spotlight on the innovation and creativity that these companies bring to the table time and time again. We’re really looking forward to seeing who gets shortlisted.”

Kelvyn Gardner, md of LIMA UK, added: “Brands continue their progress into the spotlight of the licensing business. Many licensees now look to corporate brands as opportunities in their own right, often building on an entertainment rights portfolio. This is further reflected in more and more brand marketers joining the LIMA family.

“Rewarding excellence in this field is a duty for all of us, encouraging more players and recognising quality, which is why LIMA enthusiastically supports the B&LLAs as a key event in the modern licensing calendar.”

Other leading industry names who have already pledged their support as sponsors include Style Library, MDR Brand Management, National Geographic, JELC, Vintage Kellogg’s, Start Licensing, Golden Goose, Discovery Consumer Products, Powerstation Studios, Spring Fair and Autumn Fair, TLP, H&A, Beanstalk, Country Living Magazine, TSBA, Brandgenuity and Octane5.

The winners of the Brand & Lifestyle Licensing Awards 2019 will be unveiled at a lavish afternoon event held at The Dorchester, Park Lane, London on Thursday 25th April 2019, which will be attended by over 425 retailers, licensees, brand owners and licensing representatives.

Createvents is once again managing the ticketing for event. You can contact Clare Davies at Createvents by clicking on this link.

Kilogrammedia has been appointed to handle the PR, while Bump PR will be undertaking the social media drive for the B&LLAs 2019.

For sponsorship, how to enter or general enquiries on the B&LLAs 2019, please contact Ian Hyder on 020 700 6740 or email him by clicking here.

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