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Gift industry trends and market highlights - Double Take, What's In, What's Hot

Major gift market trends and highlights - a second look from the gift industry's most knowledgeable editors through pictures and words, highlighting developments in color, product and lifestyle.

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  • What Works Online

    October 14, 2011

    Tips for Online Promotion While At Market

    Most advertisers I work with finish their advertising programs the week leading into a market and move on to showroom set up. But Web statistics from our own sites show that online traffic continues at a steady pace during a market and even goes up slightly during the event. Readers looking for the latest news, new product launches and special offers check in from their mobile devices throughout the event. Those who can't get to market, view market news videos and special market newsletters. Here are some quick tips to keep driving customers to your showroom or website throughout ...

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  • Caroline Kennedy

    Dancer in the Aisles

    Caroline Kennedy

    June 25, 2007

    A 'Murphy' Kind of Day

    Last Thursday evening, as I am packing and getting ready to leave for the Dallas gift market, thunderstorms raged through central New Jersey where I live. Lucky for me, I think to myself, that I am not flying out tonight. I know what thunderstorms can do to flights trying to depart or arrive.   Friday morning and I am up and out before the crack of dawn to catch my 6:50 a.m. flight for Dallas. I have a full schedule set up to hit the ground running as soon as I arrive, starting with one appointment, followed by a ...

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Retailer Webinar Series

GDA Webinar

If you missed the chance to attend Gifts and Decorative Accessories' live webinar, "Merchandi$ing for $ucce$$," you can view a recorded version of the event. This session featured Liz White, owner of retailer Mason & Madison, and Casey Simmons, owner of retailer STUFF.  Both speakers discuss the best ways to grow and market your retail business.

Click here to view.