Product Suggestions Invited for Upcoming Videos on Summer Travel, Back to School and More

To better accommodate summer production deadlines, the calendar of upcoming editorial opportunities has shifted slightly.  TIA members that are interested in submitting product recommendations for future opportunities in print, online or video coverage are requested to note the revised product nomination due dates as shown on the chart below and online.

Ideas Due to TIA

Topics

Notes

 July 7 Summer Travel Toys and games for indoors and out that are easy for families to take on the go
July 7 Camp Care Packages Toys, games and activities that mom and dad can send to kids to play with at camp and store in their bunks (including journals, card games, scrapbooking kits, etc).
July 7 Cooking Classics Toys that use real and pretend food to role play or create tasty treats in either indoor or outdoor kitchens.
August 1 Back to School Educational toys and fun activities to keep kids of all ages stimulated during the summer and ready for back to school.
August 1 Tech Toys – Just like Mom and Dad Have Kids love to emulate mom and dad – and want toys to play with just like their parents have. Instead of letting kids use the new iPad or iPhone we are looking for kids versions of today’s adult tech toys (cameras, lap tops, cell phones, etc).
August 1 Super for Sleepovers Toys, games and activities (e.g., Mad Libs, arts and crafts, interactive games, etc.) that are super for children’s sleepovers, birthday parties, or other playdates.

To submit a product idea, please e-mail product details (including price, age, a brief description, and a link to additional online product information) to aappell@toyassociation.org;  product images and attachments are not necessary in the initial transmittal.  Preference will be given to TIA member companies for all publicity opportunities.

Manufacturers will be asked to verify that all recommended products comply with relevant toy safety laws and standards and that the products selected for coverage will be available at retail by the time the coverage is expected to air or be published.

Once the TIA team reviews the recommendations received and selects items for inclusion in a specific video or article, product samples may be requested. 

Questions can be directed to TIA’s Adrienne Appell or Stacy Leistner.