More than a week later, bloggers are still singing the praises of our Blogger Event at the Craft and Hobby Association’s Winter Trade Show in Anaheim, CA. This was a chance for bloggers to step away from the computer and meet manufacturers and other craft industry representatives face-to-face. One blogger in particular, Maria Del Pinto, was struck by the networking possibilities provided at the event. In addition to speaking with representatives, Del Pinto was able to preview new products and discover exclusive details about items she already loves.
In a post on her blog Keep Calm and Craft On, Del Pinto recaps her experiences meeting craft celebrities and product representatives. For her, the event was important because, “it was a chance to ask each company some questions regarding particular products and product lines. I also wanted to find out what products they would be releasing in 2014, as well as to speak to some of their product designers.” That night, Del Pinto met brand reps from Elmers, Plaid Fiskars and more. She was able to preview new products and discover items that fit her interests. For example, she was able to meet with Sculpey representatives to discuss kids projects – it would be so hard to have this kind of casual conversation online!
For a peek inside the exclusive event and the scoop on more brand previews, check out Craft & Hobby Show 2014: Prime Publishing CHA Blogger Networking Event.