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A Day in the Life of … Kimberly Carcone, TIA Senior Director of Market Events
1/9/2017
Ever wonder what it takes to produce the North American International Toy Fair –the largest toy show in the Western Hemisphere? Toy News Tuesday editors recently sat down with Kimberly Carcone, the Toy Industry Association’s (TIA) senior director of market events, to find out what she does on a day-to-day basis to plan and execute Toy Fair and TIA’s other trade, professional development and consumer-facing events. Here’s what she had to say.
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Register Now for the 2017 Toy Fair Credit Meeting
1/6/2017
The Toy Industry Association’s (TIA) Toy Fair Credit Meeting will take place on Monday, February 20, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., at the InterContinental New York Times Square Hotel in New York City. The event will bring crucial insights and critical trade information to credit, finance and operations executives of TIA member manufacturers.
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Don’t Delay: One Month Left to Reserve Tickets for the Toy of the Year Awards
1/5/2017
Toy professionals interested in purchasing tickets for the 17th Annual Toy of the Year (TOTY) Awards ceremony have until February 10th to make their reservations. Hosted by the Toy Industry Association (TIA), this year’s prestigious gala will take place on Friday, February 17th at The Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum in New York City.
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Deadlines Approaching for Free Publicity Opportunities at Toy Fair 2017
1/4/2017
With a little more than one month to go until the 114th North American International Toy Fair, the Toy Industry Association (TIA) is reminding exhibitors to take advantage of several free publicity opportunities to maximize their media exposure while at the show. With deadlines approaching, exhibitors are encouraged to consider signing up soon.
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TIA’s Next PlayCon to be Held in San Francisco, May 7-9, 2018
12/20/2016
The Toy Industry Association (TIA) has finalized the dates and location for the next iteration of PlayCon, TIA’s International Conference of Play Professionals, which will bring together toy, play and youth entertainment professionals for three days of actionable content and networking with industry peers.
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TIA Promotes TOTY Finalists on Social Media and TV Segments Around the Country
12/19/2016
With less than one month left to vote for the 2017 Toy of the Year (TOTY) Awards, key toy influencers and Toy Industry Association (TIA) staff have been promoting the TOTY finalists as the must-have toys for the holidays.
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TIA to Host Global Market Research Sessions on India and the U.S. at Toy Fair 2017
12/13/2016
The Toy Industry Association (TIA) will unveil its latest global market research during several “Knowledge Network” seminars presented at the 114th North American International Toy Fair. The presentations will include a session on India, taking place on Sunday, February 19th, and one on the United States, taking place on Monday, February 20th. The seminars will provide attendees with in-depth market analysis to help toy companies expand their businesses.
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Secure Your Ticket for the 2017 Toy of the Year (TOTY) Awards
12/13/2016
With two months to go until the 17th Annual Toy of the Year (TOTY) Awards ceremony, the Toy Industry Association (TIA) is reminding play professionals to reserve their spot at the prestigious gala. This year’s exciting event will take place on Friday, February 17, 2017 at The Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum in New York City.
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Toy Industry to Induct Three Outstanding Individuals into Esteemed Hall of Fame
12/1/2016
The Toy Industry Association (TIA) announced today that it will induct Peter Eio, former president of LEGO Systems, Inc., the late Ray Larsen, founder of RLA Marketing and the late Sydney Rosen, former owner of Rose-Art, Cra-Z-Art, into the esteemed Toy Industry Hall of Fame.
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New Toy Fair Exhibitors: Don’t Forget to Register for the Freshman Class Webinar
11/29/2016
Those who are anxious about preparing for their very first time exhibiting at Toy Fair will be happy to know that there are still a few days left to register for the Toy Industry Association’s (TIA) upcoming free webinar for new exhibitors.
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Toy of the Year Finalists Featured on Amazon and Toys“R”Us
11/23/2016
The Toy Industry Foundation (TIF) has announced that the 2017 Toy of the Year (TOTY) Award finalists are being featured on amazon.com/toty and toysrus.com through February 2017, providing shoppers with unprecedented access to a comprehensive “toy hotlist” selected by toy and play experts.
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2017 Toy of the Year (TOTY) Award Finalists Unveiled by Toy Industry Association
11/22/2016
From innovative tech toys and licensed characters to enriching playthings that teach and inspire, 100 finalists for the prestigious 2017 Toy of the Year (TOTY) Awards were unveiled today by the Toy Industry Association (TIA). Between now and January 15, 2017, consumers can visit www.ToyAwards.org to vote for their favorite toy picks in each of the 14 categories – including new categories for 2017, like Action Figure of the Year, Doll of the Year, Rookie of the Year, and Vehicle of the Year. The TOTY winners will be announced in February.
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Toy Fair 2017 Exhibitors: Don’t Miss the Toy Fair PR Bootcamp Webinar
11/18/2016
The Toy Industry Association (TIA) is offering a special webinar for all Toy Fair 2017 exhibitors, “Toy Fair PR Bootcamp: Tips for Developing Your TF '17 Public Relations Strategies,” which will take place on December 6th at 3 p.m. (Eastern).
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Register Now for the Toy Fair 2017 Freshman Class Webinar
11/14/2016
Are you a first-time exhibitor at Toy Fair 2017? Don’t miss Toy Industry Association’s (TIA) free webinar, “Toy Fair 2017 Freshman Class Webinar,” taking place on Thursday, December 1st at 2 p.m. (Eastern).
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Play Fair 2017 Tickets On Sale Now
11/14/2016
The Toy Industry Association (TIA) and LeftField Media today announced that tickets for Play Fair 2017 are now available. Play Fair brings children, parents and families together with the toys, characters and brands they love in celebration of play for all ages. Play Fair, presented by Nickelodeon and Toys“R”Us®, will take place in New York City’s Javits Center on November 4-5, 2017. A Press and Industry Preview Night will kick off the show on November 3.
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Don’t Miss a Special Evening: Reserve Tickets Now for the 2017 Toy of the Year (TOTY) Awards
11/9/2016
Ticketing has opened for the Toy Industry Association’s (TIA) 17th Annual Toy of the Year (TOTY) Awards ceremony. This year’s not-to-miss event will take place on Friday, February 17, 2017 at The Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum in New York City.
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Toy Fair 2017 Expected to Draw Largest Crowd in Years, Significant International Interest
11/1/2016
Registration for the 114th North American International Toy Fair has been open less than two weeks and already attendees from around the world have shown robust interest in coming to the show, which is taking place Saturday, February 18 to Tuesday, February 21 at the Jacob Javits Center in New York City.
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Webinar Reminder: Compliance with Vermont’s Chemical Reporting Law
11/1/2016
Vermont’s new chemical reporting law goes into effect on January 1st and companies that want to avoid being penalized for unnecessary violations are encouraged to sign up for Toy Industry Association’s webinar. “Compliance with Vermont’s Chemical Reporting Law,” taking place on Wednesday, November 9 at 2 p.m. (Eastern).
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Reminder: Register for TIA’s Webinar “Taking Counterfeits Offline”
10/27/2016
Toy Industry Association (TIA) members and other stakeholders still have time to register for the upcoming webinar, “Taking Counterfeits Offline: Exploring Technology Options for Toy Companies,” taking place on Thursday, November 3 at 2 p.m. (Eastern).
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Agenda Announced for TIA’s External Affairs Strategy Meeting (Dec. 13-14)
10/25/2016
Agenda details have been announced for the Toy Industry Association’s (TIA) upcoming Annual External Affairs Strategy Meeting, scheduled to take place on December 13-14, 2016 at the Grand Hyatt Hotel in Washington, DC. This meeting will provide TIA members and staff with a critical opportunity to discuss the toy industry’s legislative and regulatory priorities, strategize on short- and long-term issues, and outline effective communication plans related to these topics.
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