CPLG FRANCE SCORES HAT TRICK AT FRENCH BRAND AWARDS 2014

Paris, France – 1 April 2014 – Copyright Promotions Licensing Group (CPLG) France is delighted to announce that it has won awards in three hotly-contested categories at the French Brand Awards, held by the French Licensing Federation (Fédération Française des Droits Dérivés). Wins include the prestigious Property of the Year Award which went to Rabbids (Les Lapins Crétins), represented by CPLG for UK, Benelux, France, Germany (GAS), Iberia and Italy on behalf of licensor Ubisoft.
The bunny-based brand also picked up the Best Entertainment Property Award, with Despicable Me 2 (Moi, Moche et Méchant 2) taking the Best Licensed Promotion Award. Universal Studios is the licensor for the hit animated comedy, also represented by CPLG for UK, Benelux, France, Germany (GAS), Iberia and Italy.

CPLG France achieved further nominations with Skylanders up for Property of the Year and there were two other nominations for Rabbids in the Most Innovative Product and Promotion of the Year categories, making it a very successful night for the agency.

Marina Narishkin, Managing Director CPLG France said: “We are very proud of the work done by the licensees, retail partners and I’m proud of my team! It’s wonderful to have the expertise of my executives recognised by the French licensing industry. We support the activities of the Federation whose actions continue to be key to gaining respect and recognition in the French media world.”

About Rabbids
The Rabbids are a race of bunnies who have evolved and adapted to our consumer society for over a hundred years, unseen to human eyes. They have schooled themselves through diligent study of our contemporary culture: Radio, TV, Internet, Movies, Comics, Press – and now, having devoured every last ounce of Pop Culture, this “superior race” has set out to ravage the world with its utterly skewed & completely irrelevant knowledge.

About Despicable Me 2 
In animated comedy adventure ‘Despicable Me 2’, Gru the super-villain, his girls and the unforgettable minions return.  This time, the evil genius is intent on carrying out a plan even more nefarious than his last. But can the superbad superdad face up to a new nemesis who just might be more powerful than him? Despicable Me 2 was released in June 2013, with the original movie grossing over $540 million worldwide in 2010.

About Skylanders

Skylanders is a revolutionary new toy and video game experience that allows consumers to bring their real world characters to life in a video game. Launched in 2011, Skylanders has become a billion dollar franchise, not only establishing itself as an award-winning and leading interactive game, but also as a consumer products programme. Skylanders Giants was released in October 2012, and will be followed by Skylanders: Swap Force in 2013, which will bring even greater excitements to the brand.

About CPLG
CPLG (www.cplg.com) is one of the world’s leading entertainment, sport and brand licensing agencies with offices in the UK, Benelux, France, Germany, Italy and Spain. Owned by DHX Media (www.dhxmedia.com) a leader in the creation, production and licensing of family entertainment rights, CPLG has more than 35 years of experience in the licensing industry. Its often-imitated company structure provides each of its clients with dedicated licensing, marketing and industry professionals and a fully-integrated product development, legal and accounting service.

For more information, please contact:

Aimee Norman at DDA Blueprint PR
Tel: +44 208 985 4708 or aimee@ddablueprint.com

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