Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Baby & Kids Partners With ABC Kids Expo

Baby & Kids is proud to announce their partnership with the ABC Kids Expo running September 7-10 at the Las Vegas Convention Center. In addition to print and digital show coverage, there will be four show dailies which will include a comprehensive look at products and companies being showcased, as well as event coverage during the show.

"Our continuing partnership with the ABC Expo Team has proven to be a very effective communication channel for Expo management, exhibitors and attendees," Daniel von Rabenau, publisher and president of von Rabenau Media Corporation, says. "The Dailies address the important questions, what, when and where during this marvelous event. We are totally committed."

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Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Red Thread Collection Sews Together Little Hearts and Minds

Connecting hearts and hopes, the Red Thread Collection from Bunnies By The Bay is a true-blue collection of soft, lovable friends that binds together toys and owners. Each Red Thread item includes a cloth tag that reads, "A Red Thread connects your heart to mine." "We are painfully aware that many children are alone and not connected to anyone. A portion of proceeds from The Red Thread Collection is donated to orphans and abandoned children around the world and here at home," Jeanne Ming Hayes, sister and co-founder of BBTB, says. "We all long to be connected to someone who loves us. We believe an invisible red thread connects our hearts together."

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Eddie George Named 2014 Daddy of The Year By Daddy & Co. and Groundbreaking Web Series, My Life As A Dad

Former Heisman Trophy winner and four-time NFL Pro Bowler Eddie George has been named 2014 Daddy of The Year by Daddy & Co. the leading supplier of gifts for dads. Robert "Daddy" Nickell, CEO of Daddy & Co. and host of the groundbreaking web series, My Life As A Dad, bestowed the honor of 2014 Daddy of The Year to George for being a true family man and being so proactive in raising his two sons.

"Daddy and Company takes great pride in choosing its annual Daddy of the Year. This year we have selected Eddie George who is a man of great achievement but in his heart his greatest moments come from being with his family and children. I have personally interviewed Eddie and believe him to be an outstanding father who understands how to listen, and nurture his children. We all know any man can be a father but it takes someone special to the dad," Nickell says.

Named NFL Rookie of The Year coming out of The Ohio State University in 1996 and holding a host of NFL records, George could have stopped there, but he decided to go back to school get his MBA and begin to build businesses and a brand. Currently an analyst on Fox Sports and host of NBC's American Dream Builder, Eddie continues to train hard and find balance to maintain his peak physical, mental and spiritual condition to meet the challenges of his demanding schedule.

Married to Tamara "Taj" Johnson-George, a Grammy nominated singer with the soul group SWV ("Sisters With Voices"), which sold more than six million records, they are the loving parents of two sons, Eriq and Jaire. They enjoy a busy life of friends, family and kids' sporting events.

"I'm extremely excited and honored to be selected as Daddy of the Year. I never really sought out to be Daddy of the Year, it's just something I try to live every day, to be a better husband and a better father. My sons motivate me on a consistent basis to be a better man and hold me true to my own principals. They hold me accountable even when they're not around, and to receive an award for that is truly an honor," George explains.

George becomes the second Daddy of The Year honoree for Daddy and Company. Passing the torch over to Eddie is 2013 honoree Ian Ziering. As spokesman for Daddy and Company in 2013, Ziering exemplified what a true family man and true dad really is to his two beautiful daughters. Said Ziering of the award, "Being a dad is the best role I've ever had. Being named Daddy of The Year is like receiving a daddy Oscar."

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

AmericasMart Produces Largest Home and Gift Tradeshow of the Summer

AmericasMart Atlanta's 35th trade show categories and more than 2,500 temporary exhibiting companies at The Atlanta International Gift & Home Furnishings Market (Tuesday, July 8 to July 15) offer a depth and breadth of trend-making gift and home décor products unmatched by any other domestic tradeshow this summer. The magnitude of product introductions combined with AmericasMart's industry-leading tradeshow acumen makes the July 2014 Temporary Market (Thursday, July 10 to July 14) the top wholesale marketplace for the global retail community.

"The excitement for the July Market is palpable,"Jo Ann Miller Marshall, executive vice president of Tradeshows for AmericasMart, says. "Our exhibitors are eager to show off new lines and products, and our buyers cannot wait to visit their existing vendors and to discover new collections."

Updates at the July 2014 Market are the debut of Gentlemen's Boutique, a juried collection showcasing top lifestyle products for men, and the re-launch of the celebrated juried general gift collection as On Trend Gifts.

Gentlemen's Boutique features an impressive inaugural class with collections from Collard Greens, Bird Dog Bay, Inc., Just Madras, LLC., Smathers and Branson, Josh Bach Limited and more. The innovative assemblage is a result of AmericasMart's recognition of the increasing focus on and demand for men's personal products across the retail spectrum. The collection is located on Building 3, Floor 4.