Media Matters

Each year, the Toy Industry Association and its Toy Fair PR team launch a major media relations campaign to ensure outstanding coverage of the show.  More than 1,000 reporters, editors, photographers and bloggers from Manhattan to Moscow are on-site to report on hot new toys and the latest trends for kids.  Thousands of articles and broadcast segments around the globe feature content from Toy Fair!

Remember to tag your social media posts with the hashtags #TF14 or #TFNY
and your content will stream directly into the Online Press Room!

Online Press Room

The Toy Fair PR Team offers an Online Press Room for exhibitors. Managed by Virtual Press Office (VPO), this service allows companies to post electronic press kits, press releases and other news, as well as wire distribution services via PR Newswire (additional fee required).

The Online Press Room is a resource for reporters before, during and after Toy Fair; it is featured prominently at the work stations in Toy Fair’s Press Center. All items posted to the site remain for one year.  

Take a look back at the Toy Fair 2014 Online Press Room.

 No hard-copy press materials or flyers are distributed in the Toy Fair on-site Press Center, however, exhibitors may distribute these materials at their booths.

Toy Fair Press Center

Even though access to the Toy Fair Press Center is reserved for the 1,000+ credentialed members of the press who cover the show, exhibitors have several opportunities to shine a spotlight on their products!

  • New Product Showcase     
    An electronic display of new toys and games being introduced at Toy Fair 2014 will be constantly rotating on monitors in the Press Room throughout the show.  In order to have your product details, image and booth number included in the video loop, you must participate in the Pre-Show Product Preview described above.
  • “Happenings” at Toy Fair (e.g., media-friendly events)
    A second electronic display will feature a daily calendar of on-site events, celebrity appearances, press conferences or other events.  Let us know your schedule ASAP so the PR Team can also include the details in pre-show media pitches, reporter referrals, and more.
  • Sponsorship Opportunities     
    Though the Press Center is officially a ‘no exhibitor’ zone, promotional options – from coffee breaks to re-charging stations and from branded tote bags to Internet workstations – are available for exhibitors who would like to showcase their brand in front of the media.
  • Interview Central
    Credentialed members of the press can reserve space in a semi-private area to conduct interviews with exhibitors or do video stand-ups against an official Toy Fair backdrop … this is the only exception to the “no exhibitors in the Press Center” rule.

Media List

The Toy Fair 2014 Media List is available to all particpating Toy Fair ‘14 exhibitors. To request your copy, contact TIA’s Adrienne Appell.

Toy Fair Press Team … Key Staff Contacts

Toy Fair Press Room Manager

Adrienne Appell
Senior Manager, Public Relations, Toy Industry Association

Stephanie Meyering
Toy Fair PR Team/Kellen Communications

Stacy Leistner
VP, Strategic Communications, Toy Industry Association


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