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High Point Market Authority Accepting Submissions for Fall Market 2019 Design Bloggers Tour -Continuing Partnership with Esteem Media

HIGH POINT, N.C., June 11, 2019 – The High Point Market Authority (HPMA) is pleased to announce that it has partnered again with Esteem Media to develop a Design Bloggers Tour for the 2019 Fall Market, October 19 – 23, and is now accepting submissions from bloggers and social media influencers interested in being considered for the tour.

Application is now open - Deadline is July 15>>

Bloggers will receive a stipend to participate in the Tour but each blogger is responsible for their hotel and travel.

The High Point Market Design Bloggers Tour will bring a group of 10 leading design bloggers to High Point Market for 2 full days of tours in sponsoring showrooms.  Participating bloggers will visit each sponsor for an up-close look at the exhibitors’ company, showroom, and products during a 45-minute presentation and tour. The tour will kick off on Sunday, October 20, and conclude on Monday, October 21.

Esteem Media, founded by Adam Japko, produces the highly successful Design Influencers Conference, www.designinfluencersconference.com. “The progressive evolution of design influencer marketing is palpable. Thanks to our productive partnership with High Point Market, this specific tour brings venerable and rising star bloggers to market in an organized way; always producing quality content through an immersive experience with sponsoring exhibitors and showrooms,” commented Japko. “This unique project is a natural extension of our conference, designed to promote quality design content and community building by leveraging every logical media channel. It’s a thrilling program that somehow gets better for participating bloggers and exhibitors every year. We are as proud of this tour as anything else we do in the design industry.”

“Although I had been to High Point Market before, I'd never seen it quite like this! Being part of the selected group of designers on the tour gave insight to the vendors I would not normally experience,” commented Elizabeth Scruggs of Superior Construction and Design. “At many of the showrooms, we met the owners and learned the history of the company, and that perspective gave heart and soul to the brand that we may not have otherwise heard from a rep. We also met the designers that were featured in many of the lines and heard the story behind certain pieces they created. It's in the learning and understanding of these things that take a brand to a whole new level. The High Point Market Authority and Esteem Media created an extraordinary experience that I hold as one of the highlights of my year!  But in addition to that, I met and connected with some incredible designers and bloggers that I now call friends. I'm so grateful to have been part of the tour.”

Submissions are now being accepted from design bloggers and social media influencers interested in being considered.

Learn more

Thanks to our Bloggers and Sponsors for Participating in the High Point Market Spring 2019 Design Bloggers Tour

 

Applications for Fall 2019 Design Bloggers Tour will open on June 11, 2019

 

Courtney Allison, www.frenchcountrycottage.net

Alberthe K. Buabeng, www.albieknows.design

Heather French, blog.frenchandfrenchinteriors.com

Laura Hamburg, www.willowstreetinteriors.com/willow-street-at-home

Haneen of HANEEN’S HAVEN, www.haneens-haven.com

Niki McNeill, www.singlebubblepop.com/blog

Alyssa Motheral, greyhuntinteriors.com

Stephanie of Olive and Tate, www.oliveandtate.com

Elizabeth Scruggs, www.superior-construction-and-design.com

Tamara Matthews-Stephenson, nestnestnest.blogspot.com

 

Sponsors participating in the tour include:

220 Elm,  www.220elm.com
--Pinnacle Seating Studio, www.pinnacleseatingstudio.com

Crypton Home Fabric, www.crypton.com and sponsoring the 3 showrooms below:
---Lee Industries, www.leeindustries.com

---Hickory Chair, www.hickorychair.com
---Vanguard, www.vanguardfurniture.com

Dorel Home, www.dhpfurniture.com

E.J. Victor, www.ejvictor.com

Four Hands, www.fourhands.com

Howard Elliott,  www.howardelliott.com

IMC – Interhall, www.imchighpointmarket.com/interhall
---Dowel Furniture, www.dowelfurniturecompany.com
---Coleccion Alexandra Inc., www.coleccionalexandra.us
---Rawan Isaac, www.rawanisaac.com

Lloyd Flanders, www.lloydflanders.com

Made Goods,  www.madegoods.com

SONDER Living,  www.sonderliving.com

Universal Furniture, www.universalfurniture.com

Read all the blog posts and learn more about the High Point Market Design Bloggers Tour - a collaboration between Esteem Media and High Point Market Authority. http://www.highpointmarket.org/products-and-trends/design-blogger-tour

High Point Market Authority Accepting Submissions for Spring Market 2019 Design Bloggers Tour -Continuing Partnership with Esteem Media

 

HIGH POINT, N.C., December 11, 2018 – The High Point Market Authority (HPMA) is pleased to announce that it has partnered again with Esteem Media to develop a Design Bloggers Tour for the 2019 Spring Market, April 6 – 10, and is now accepting submissions from bloggers and social media influencers interested in being considered for the tour.

Application process is now closed.  We'll be announcing the final 10 bloggers on February 25 at the Design Influencers Conference.

Bloggers will receive a stipend to participate in the Tour but each blogger is responsible for their hotel and travel.

The High Point Market Design Bloggers Tour will bring a group of ten (10) leading design bloggers to High Point Market for 2 full days of tours in sponsoring showrooms.  Participating bloggers will visit each sponsor for an up-close look at the exhibitors’ company, showroom and products during a 45-minute presentation and tour. The tour will kick off on Sunday, April 7, and conclude on Monday,
April 8.

Esteem Media, founded by Adam Japko, produces the highly successful Design Influencers Conference (www.designinfluencersconference.com), formerly the Design Bloggers Conference, each year. “This program continues to grow from every perspective. From the reach of participating bloggers to the quality of the content produced to the immersive experience provided by sponsors during the tours, it’s something I’m proud to be a part of,” commented Japko. “This unique project is a natural extension of our Design Influencers Conference project, designed to promote quality online design content and community building. It’s a thrilling program which benefits all involved, with both participating bloggers and exhibitors receiving great exposure.”

“The Design Blogger's Tour was an amazing experience for me. I have been going to High Point Market for ten years and this experience was not only about all the fantastic pieces for my clients but also the camaraderie with the people on the tour,” commented fall 2018 tour participant Sara Chiarilli, founder of the Artful Conceptions blog. “I learned not only about new companies, trends, and styles but also how others are practicing design around the country. I made amazing connections for my business, personal growth, and friendships. I would do the tour every Market if I could, as I feel it has helped to raise the bar at my company!”

Submissions are now being accepted from design bloggers and social media influencers interested in being considered. The form will be available atwww.highpointmarket.org/event/design-blogger-tour until Tuesday, January 15, 2019.

The selected team of bloggers will be announced live at the upcoming Design Influencers Conference, scheduled for February 24-26, 2019.

 

Bloggers  and Sponsors for High Point Design Bloggers Tour- Fall 2018

We are delighted to announce the  bloggers selected for this tour include:

Cecilia Cannon, homewithkeki.com

Sara Chiarilli, artfulconceptions.net

Lori Dennisloridennis.com

Allison Fannin, twothirtyfivedesigns.com

Shavonda Gardner, sgstyleblog.com

Linda Holt, lindaholtcreative.com

Nora Murphy, noramurphycountryhouse.com

Kevin O’Gara, thouswell.com

Lee Prince, elegantmayhem.com

Veronica Solomon, casavilorainteriors.com

Many thanks to all the sponsors participating in the tour which include:

Aidan Gray, www.aidangrayhome.com

Bernhardt Furniture, www.bernhardt.com

Cisco Brothers, www.ciscobrothers.com

Crypton Home Fabric, www.crypton.com

Dorel Home, www.dhpfurniture.com

E.J. Victor, www.ejvictor.com

Four Hands, www.fourhands.com

Littman Brands, www.hudsonvalleylighting.com

Lloyd Flanders, www.lloydflanders.com

Modern History Inc., www.modernhistoryhome.com

Norwalk Furniture, www.norwalkfurniture.com

Stickley, www.stickley.com

Surya, www.surya.com

Thibaut Fine Furniture, www.thibautdesign.com

Universal Furniture, www.universalfurniture.com

The online application form for the High Point Market Design Bloggers Tour - Spring 2019 will be available in mid-December so please stay tuned for upcoming announcements.

Catch up on what happened on the tours and learn more at www.highpointmarket.org/products-and-trends/design-blogger-tour.

High Point Market - Announces Design Bloggers Tour for Fall Market 2018

HIGH POINT, N.C., June 13, 2018 – The High Point Market Authority (HPMA) is pleased to announce that it has partnered again with Esteem Media to develop a Design Bloggers Tour for the 2018 Fall Market, October 13 – 17, and is now accepting submissions from bloggers and social media influencers interested in being considered for the tour and sponsorship inquiries from interested exhibitors.

Application process is now closed - we'll be opening the application process for the Spring Market in December 2018 so please stay tuned.

Bloggers will receive a stipend to participate in the Tour but each blogger is responsible for their hotel and travel.

The High Point Market Design Bloggers Tour will bring a group of ten (10) leading design bloggers to High Point Market for 2 full days of tours in sponsoring showrooms. Participating bloggers will visit each sponsor for an up-close look at the exhibitors’ company, showroom and products during a 45 minute presentation and tour. The tour will kick off on Sunday, October 14, and conclude on Monday, October 15.

Esteem Media, founded by Adam Japko, produces the highly successful Design Bloggers Conference, now called the Design Influencers Conference, (www.designinfluencersconference.com) . “This program just keeps getting better and better. From the reach of participating bloggers to the quality of the content produced to the immersive experience provided by exhibitors during the tours, it’s something I’m proud to be a part of,” commented Japko. “This unique project is a natural extension of our conference, designed to promote quality online design content and community building. It’s a thrilling program which benefits all involved, with both participating bloggers and exhibitors receiving great exposure.”

“Being a part of the Design Bloggers Tour was the best way to see High Point Market for the first time,” commented Ivonne Ronderos of DKOR Interiors. “We were able to target specific vendors that really valued our presence and get to know more in depth about their brands. High Point Market is spread out throughout buildings and different locations and being a part of the tour helped us to get oriented and plan better for our next trip. Not only was the show an unexpected array of fantastic vendors but the friendships we developed during our time together were priceless. Thank you for such a wonderful experience.”

Submissions are now being accepted from design bloggers and social media influencers interested in being considered. The form will be available at www.highpointmarket.org/products-and-trends/design-blogger-tour until Tuesday, July 10.

Exhibitors interested in learning more about this program and its sponsorship opportunities can email marketing@highpointmarket.org. The sponsorship deadline for this program is Tuesday, August 28, 2018.

About the High Point Market Authority
The High Point Market Authority, www.highpointmarket.org, is the official sponsor and organizer of the High Point Market in High Point, N.C. Featuring an extensive selection of exhibitors spanning every category, style, and price point, and attracting tens of thousands of visitors from more than 100 countries twice each year, the High Point Market is the driving force of the home furnishings industry. Find the High Point Market anywhere online, and follow on social media using the hashtag #hpmkt.

About Esteem Media
Esteem Media, www.esteemmedia.com, is home to leading national and local media brands in the luxury home design, gardening, and fine wine communities; focused on connecting professionals and consumers around their passions and businesses. Atlanta Home & Lifestyle, Design Influencers Conference (formerly called the Design Bloggers Conference), WineZag, and New England Home leverage events, print media, social media, blogs, and digital marketing… but overall, community connection as the catalyst for their constituents’ commercial success.