IMC launches new product competition
International Market Centers’ (IMC) new Market Snapshot is a competition launching at the Winter 2020 markets. Top products showing at The Atlanta International Gift and Home Furnishings Market and Las Vegas Market are now in the spotlight through the new program, which showcases exciting, new, innovative and trendsetting products from across the markets’ furniture, home décor and gift collections on social media, in buyer communications and the markets’ websites.
In the 11 weeks leading up to market, a variety of cross-category products will be selected each week as finalists for the People’s Choice awards. Online voting for the People’s Choice awards will open one week before opening day, and winners will be announced at Winter Market. Product finalists will also be identified onsite at each market, offering buyers the opportunity to see all products in-person.
“Buyers come to market to discover new product, and this new initiative will give them weekly insights into some of the best resources featured at IMC’s markets in Atlanta and Las Vegas,” said Dorothy Belshaw, chief marketing and digital officer for IMC. “With Market Snapshot we are providing buyers with a preview of emerging trends and unique finds, and through our at-market People’s Choice awards, we are recognizing products that buyers tell us are the best overall.”
Finalists will be selected from all photos submitted to the markets for marketing and communications consideration. Atlanta market brands interested in submitting photos should email them to [email protected] Las Vegas Market brands should email their photos to [email protected]
Both markets ask for hi-resolution image files (jpeg, tiff, eps) of single product shots or styled lifestyle images with the showroom name and location, image credit information (line or showroom) and social media tags or handles included with the submissions. Photos will be accepted on a rolling basis and all previously submitted images are under consideration.
The Atlanta International Gift and Home Furnishings Market is a leading wholesale marketplace housing the nation’s largest gift product mix complemented by a broad selection of home décor, featuring more than 8,000 brands across all categories. Held semi-annually at AmericasMart Atlanta, the Market attracts retailers and designers from every U.S. state and more than 60 countries. The Winter 2020 staging is Jan. 14-21, 2020 (temporaries Jan 15 –19,2020) For more information, visit AmericasMart.com.
Las Vegas Market is the leading home furnishings and gift market in the western U.S., presenting 4,300+ furniture, home décor and gift resources in an unrivaled market destination. Las Vegas Market features thousands of furniture, home décor and gift lines, allowing for cross-category commerce among these industries. The Winter 2020 Las Vegas Market runs Jan. 26-Jan. 30, 2020, at World Market Center Las Vegas. For more information, visit LasVegasMarket.com.