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04/08/2014 | Webinar Recording: Toy Fair Online Press Room: Post Show Tips
A webinar recording entitled “Toy Fair Online Press Room: Post Show Tips” is now available for Toy Fair exhibitors and subscribers to the Virtual Press Office (VPO) Online Press Kits.

03/04/2014 | BizBash Selects American International Toy Fair as One of New York’s Top 100 Events
From advertising and technology, to fashion, entertainment, sports, and more, BizBash has curated its 2014 list of New York’s Top 100 Events—and has named American International Toy Fair to this exclusive list. To choose and rank the Top 100 list, BizBash considers several factors including economic impact, buzz, innovation, and the event’s prominence within the communities it intends to serve.

02/25/2014 | 111th American International Toy Fair Expands Exhibit Space and Grows Global Attendance
An energetic crowd of nearly 26,500 toy professionals from 94 countries flocked to New York City last week to participate in the largest toy marketplace ever held in the Western Hemisphere.  Owned and operated by the Toy Industry Association (TIA), the 111th American International Toy Fair (Toy Fair 2014) boasted a record-breaking 414,060 net square feet of exhibit space and welcomed an 11% surge in international buyers, an 8% rise in exhibitors, and a 5% spike in overall attendees, bringing total attendance to 26,493 for the Feb. 16-19 show.

02/17/2014 | Top Toy Trends of 2014 Announced by Toy Industry Association, Official Voice of Toy Fair
Supersized and classic toys, innovative RC vehicles, custom-built creations and zombie-inspired playthings are among the top industry trends of 2014, according to experts at the Toy Industry Association (TIA). The trade group unveiled this year’s hottest playthings during a packed seminar for media and buyers at TIA’s 111th American International Toy Fair.

02/16/2014 | 111th American International Toy Fair Opens Today in New York City
New York City was transformed into a magical playground this morning when hundreds of thousands of innovative playthings were unveiled at the opening of the 111th American International Toy Fair – the largest toy marketplace ever held in the Western Hemisphere – taking place February 16-19, 2014.

02/15/2014 | Most Outstanding Toys and Games of the Year Announced at TOTY 2014
Hundreds of toy executives and industry guests from around the world gathered in New York City tonight to honor the year’s finest toys and industry luminaries at the 14th Annual Toy of the Year (TOTY) Awards and Toy Industry Hall of Fame induction ceremony.

02/12/2014 | A Little Snow Won't Stop Toy Fair and TOTY: Shows On-Schedule Despite Weather Forecast
The Toy Industry Association (TIA) assures toy industry stakeholders that the 14th Annual Toy of the Year (TOTY) Awards and the 111th American International Toy Fair will proceed as planned this weekend despite weather predictions for the New York City-area.

02/11/2014 | GRAMMY-Winner Alicia Keys to Cut Ribbon at Toy Fair Opening Ceremony
The Toy Industry Association (TIA), owner and operator of the 111th American International Toy Fair, announced today that GRAMMY-winner Alicia Keys, co-creator of the interactive children’s app The Journals of Mama Mae & LeeLee, will help cut the ribbon at Toy Fair’s opening ceremony on Sunday, February 16 at 10 a.m.

02/10/2014 | Toy Fair Enhances Resources for First Time and Global Participants
With Toy Fair continuing to attract new exhibitors and expand its global participation, this year’s show will feature enhanced programming and resources for first-time and international attendees.

02/06/2014 | Digital Kids Conference at Toy Fair Explores Kids’ Technology and Toys
The 8th annual Digital Kids Conference is once again taking place alongside Toy Fair at the Javits Center, giving Toy Fair attendees further opportunities to explore the evolution of children’s technology and its impact on toys.

02/06/2014 | Toy Trends Teaser: RC Rampage!
The fourth in a series of pre-Toy Fair trend “teasers,” this article highlights the growing number of toys for kids who have a ‘need for speed.’

02/02/2014 | Retailer Resources at Toy Fair
To help Toy Fair's approximate 13,000 pre-registered retail buyers connect with toymakers, conduct business and identify creative new playthings for their stores, the Toy Fair team has announced a variety of resources that can be accessed either online or on-site at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center throughout the Feb. 16-19 show.

02/01/2014 | Free Learning Sessions for Toy Fair’s Specialty Retailers
Toy Fair 2014 will continue a century-long tradition of supporting specialty retailers who visit the New York City marketplace by offering complimentary “Independent Thinking” seminars throughout the show that will address topics pertinent to neighborhood toy store owners.

01/31/2014 | Calling All Inventors and Designers: Toy Fair’s Creative Factor Program
Creative Factor is a free educational series for Toy Fair’s inventor and designer community. Covering everything from intellectual property rights to crowdfunding, these sessions are designed to help creative professionals learn about bringing new concepts and products to market.

01/30/2014 | Toy Trends Teaser: Zombies, Monsters & More
The third in a series of pre-Toy Fair trend “teasers,” this article offers a sneak peek at toys that are “frightfully fun.”

01/27/2014 | Blue Plate Media to Host its 7th Annual Media Lounge at Toy Fair 2014
Blue Plate Media (BPM) Services, an affinity partner of the Toy Industry Association (TIA), will offer its 7th Annual Media Lounge at Toy Fair on Monday, February 17th from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

01/27/2014 | ShopToyFair365 Among Several Online Resources for Toy Fair Attendees
Within an hour of opening its ‘virtual doors’ to the buying community this morning, the Toy Industry Association’s new ShopToyFair365 e-commerce tool attracted more than 300 global retailers eager to get a first-look at some of the toys and games that will make their debut at Toy Fair this February. The tool is among several online resources available to Toy Fair attendees.

01/24/2014 | Licensing Content Connection Programming Announced for Toy Fair 2014
The Toy Industry Association has announced that its Licensing Content Connection program at Toy Fair has been strengthened to support the ever-growing number of licensors, brand owners and entertainment executives that annually flock to the show.

01/23/2014 | Toy Trends Teaser: Educational Toys Pick Up “STEAM”
The second in a series of pre-Toy Fair trend “teasers,” this article offers an advance look at the educational toys that will get kids excited about learning in 2014.

01/22/2014 | Toy Fair After Hours: Networking Events
In addition to all the after-hours fun that New York City has to offer, Toy Fair attendees can partake in a number of TIA-hosted networking activities.

01/21/2014 | TIA Annual Toy Safety Compliance Update to take Place at Toy Fair
TIA's Annual Toy Safety Compliance Update will take place on Tuesday, February 18, at the American International Toy Fair. The session is free and open to all.

01/17/2014 | Toy Trends Teaser: Supersized Toys
The following article is the first in a series of pre-Toy Fair “teasers” offering a sneak peek at the Toy Industry Association’s (TIA) predictions for the year’s hottest toy trends.

01/14/2014 | Public Relations Tips, Tools and Resources for Toy Fair Exhibitors
The Toy Fair Public Relations Team offers a variety of PR and promotional resources to help Toy Fair exhibitors get noticed by the 1,000 global media that annually flock to the show.

01/09/2014 | At Toy Fair: What You Should Know About Entering the Brazilian and Chinese Toy Markets
During educational sessions at Toy Fair this year, the Toy Industry Association (TIA) will be sharing research commissioned to help small and mid-sized companies weigh the pros and cons of exporting to the Chinese and Brazilian toy markets, and understand how to develop an effective entry strategy.

01/07/2014 | TIA's Annual Business Meeting and Toy Safety Compliance Update to be Held at Toy Fair
On Tuesday, February 18, the Toy Industry Association’s Annual Business Meeting will convene at 8 a.m. followed by the Toy Safety Compliance Update at 9:30. Both sessions are open to all industry stakeholders – TIA members and non-members – and will take place in Room 1E19 at the Javits Convention Center during Toy Fair.

12/13/2013 | Toy Fair PR Bootcamp: Helpful Media Tips for Exhibitors
TIA held its annual PR Bootcamp webinar for Toy Fair exhibitors on December 11, 2013. The free educational session, “Tips for Developing Your TF’14 PR and Promotion Strategies,” was designed to help TF public relations, marketing, advertising, and social media teams learn more about the show and give tips for building media relations strategies leading up to it.

12/09/2013 | Toy Fair 2014 Breaks Record, Surpasses 400,000 Net Square Feet of Exhibit Space
The upcoming American International Toy Fair (February 16-19) is expected to be the largest toy trade show ever held in North America. Though registration has been open for just a few weeks, the show has already surpassed a record-breaking 400,000 net square feet of exhibit space at New York City’s newly renovated Jacob K. Javits Convention Center.

11/11/2013 | Keynote and Speakers Announced for Digital Kids Conference at Toy Fair
Engage Digital has announced that more than 20 expert speakers will provide their tips and strategies for creating best-selling digital toys, games and media services at the 8th Annual Digital Kids Conference, taking place February 18-19, 2014 alongside the 111th American International Toy Fair.

10/24/2013 | Save the Date: TIA’s Annual Toy Fair PR Bootcamp Webinar
The Toy Industry Association (TIA) has announced that its annual Toy Fair PR Bootcamp webinar will be held on December 11, 2013 from 2:00 to 3:00 p.m. (Eastern). Entitled “Tips for Developing Your TF’14 PR and Promotion Strategies,” the complimentary educational session for American International Toy Fair exhibitors will cover important tools and techniques for building sound media relations strategies leading up to the 2014 show.

10/15/2013 | Toy Fair 2014: Buyer and Guest Registration Now Open
Global buyers and play professionals eager to see the hottest new toys, games and youth entertainment products for 2014 have already begun to register for the Toy Industry Association’s (TIA) 111th American International Toy Fair, taking place in just four months (Feb. 16-19) at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in New York City.


 


 
 

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