Fan Videos, PR Releases and Media Coverage

1.300,000,000+ Media Impressions in 2017! 

2017 Media Highlights and  PR Releases

 

ABC, CBS, NBC, FOX, Morningstar, Chicago Trib at the events and many more to be posted soon! 

December 6, 2017 - Reader's Digest - We continue to get our exhibitors/sponsors media! 13 Fun Christmas Games to Play with the Whole Family - https://www.rd.com/funny-stuff/fun-christmas-games and BlastingNews.com Anti-Gravity Painting: Interview with Ruth Green-Synowic creator of Paint-Sation  http://us.blastingnews.com/lifestyle/2017/12/anti-gravity-painting-interview-with-ruth-green-synowic-creator-of-paint-sation-002216609.html 

 

December 4, 2017 - Kansas City Fox 4 and Mrs. Kansas Mommy Emily Kuhlman (continuing to get our exhibitors and sponsors coverage!) - 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WFFJzDxcxgA

https://mrskansasmommy.wordpress.com/2017/11/20/fox-mornings-5-cool-games-you-havent-heard-of-yet-a-must-read-if-youre-shopping-for-older-kids/

 

December 3, 2017 - 2017 Young Inventor Winners Announced! https://www.chitag.com/single-post/2017/12/03/2017-YOUNG-INVENTOR-CHALLENGE-WINNERS-ANNOUNCED

 

November 29, 2017 WFAA Good Morning Texas (continuation of getting Fair products in news) - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w_XWOB1rfOs&t=10s,  http://www.wfaa.com/entertainment/television/programs/good-morning-texas/putting-this-seasons-hot-toys-to-the-test/495558930, and https://www.mamachallenge.com/hot-holiday-toy-list-2017

 

November 27, 2017 - WVVU Fox5 News This Morning in Las Vegas (coverage we obtained for sponsors/exhibitors) https://youtu.be/-mK6XI5fyFk

November 22, 2017 - The Game Aisle - 2017 TAGIE Winners https://www.thegameaisle.com/2017-tagie-winners/comment-page-1/#comment-31953

 

November 22, 2017 - ToyWorld UK - TAGIE Award winners revealed  http://toyworldmag.co.uk/world-news/tagie-award-winners-revealed/

 

November 21, 2017 - 2017 TOY AND GAME INNOVATION AWARD (TAGIE) WINNERS ANNOUNCED AT 15th ANNUAL CHICAGO TOY AND GAME WEEK - http://www.chitag.com/single-post/2017/11/27/TAGIE-Awards-WINNERS-ANNOUNCED

 

November 19. 2017 Kids get to try hottest toys at Chicago Toy & Game Fair http://abc7chicago.com/entertainment/kids-get-to-try-hottest-toys-at-chicago-toy-and-game-fair/2662637/

 November 17, 2017 - Target's SMT Phoenix's Arizona Midday - Top Picks for Holidays mentions ChiTAG's 2016 Young Inventor Challenge Winners and their top-selling game https://youtu.be/FiuRG2b_0aw

November 17, 2017 - Fox Business in Morning - Preview of Chicago Toy & Game Fair! 6 parts throughout morning. We are getting links to each. Here is part of the segment https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MYgEFRrmckw&feature=youtu.be

 

November 17, 2017 - Baby & Kids - ChiTAG (Sensory Hour) - http://campaign.r20.constantcontact.com/render?m=1118183599806&ca=18382f24-d218-464a-921e-5168d5c96320

November 17, 2017 - Medium.com -  The Message Behind Jeffrey Breslow's Sculpture Play for Peace at Fair -  https://medium.com/@Laura_27130/play-for-peace-the-message-behind-jeffrey-breslows-2017-chitag-sculpture-8be3251d94e1

November 16, 2017 - WGN - Beth Engleman Shows Hot Toys and Games that will be Chicago Toy & Game Fair! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0qrzQIJbUgM&t=4s

 

November 15, 2017 - FOX6 News - Ship of Treasures, a Target-exclusive invented by 2016 Chicago Toy & GameFair “Young Inventor Challenge” winners ... http://www.wbrc.com/story/36853644/hottest-toys-of-the-holiday-season

 

November 14, 2017 - WCIU - Hot Holiday Toys and Games from ChiTAG on The Jam with Jackson Engelman   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=58wgpMsIUCc

 

November 14, 2017 - Medium.com   Toy & Games Inventor Awards Nominees https://medium.com/@Laura_27130/series-chitags-rising-star-of-the-year-nominees-in-their-own-words-thijmen-de-schipper-co-b3123cd45074

 

November 13, 2017 - Hot Holiday Toys on KC Live from ChiTAG - https://youtu.be/xDGYz8Iib8o

 

November 12, 2017 - CBS National TV Sunday Morning News - Toy & Game Inventor of the Year Awards (TAGIEs) top event to attend in country this Friday! https://youtu.be/re8_HZZoGmo 

 

November 10, 2017 - Medium - SERIES: ChiTAG’s Rising Star of the Year Nominees: In Their Own Words — The Gang from Brian Gomez/Brain Games - https://medium.com/@Laura_27130/series-chitags-rising-star-of-the-year-nominees-in-their-own-words-the-gang-from-brian-gomez-f34d06340790

November 10, 2017 - Gifts & Decorative Accessories - U.S. National Rummikub Championship at ChiTAG! http://bit.ly/2zMM7jc

 

November 9, 2017 - Chicago Parent -  ChiTAG is Ground Zero for the Coolest Toys and Games   http://www.chicagoparent.com/play/indoor-fun/chitag-is-ground-zero-for-the-coolest-toys-and-games/

November 9, 2017 - The Jewish Press - U.S. National Rummikub Championship at ChiTAG! 

 

November 9, 2017 - BlastingNews.com - http://us.blastingnews.com/gaming/2017/11/pirate-games-interview-with-inventors-olivia-wasilewski-and-brynna-siewers-002155317.html

 

November 7, 2017 - PLAYFOAM AND NEIGHBORHOOD PARENTS NETWORK PARTNERSHIP OFFERS FAMILIES WITH SPECIAL NEEDS FREE EARLY ACCESS http://www.chitag.com/single-post/2017/11/06/PLAYFOAM-AND-NEIGHBORHOOD-PARENTS-NETWORK-PARTNERSHIP-OFFERS-FAMILIES-WITH-SPECIAL-NEEDS-FREE-EARLY-ACCESS

 

November 6, 2017 - MoJo Nation (UK) - CHITAG’S MARY COUZIN ON HELPING TOY AND GAME DESIGNERS GET THE RECOGNITION THEY DESERVE  https://mojo-nation.com/chitags-mary-couzin-helping-toy-game-designers-get-recognition-deserve/

 

November 5, 2017 - Making Time for Mommy - http://www.makingtimeformommy.com/2017/10/25/chicago-toy-game-fair-giveaway-3

 

November 4, 2017 - PRNewswire - ChiTAG 2017 Kicks off the Holiday Season Bringing More than 30,000 Consumers, Media and Members of the Toy and Game Industry to Chicago’s Navy Pier, Nov. 16-19th http://bit.ly/2iwMJhU

 

October 27, 2017 - Mother's Guide to Sanity (Holly Rust) - http://www.mothersguidetosanity.com/2017/10/this-holiday-season-all-you-need-is-play

 

October 27, 2017 - CHICAGO CELEBRATES RUMMIKUB THROUGH PARTNERSHIP WITH THE CHICAGO PUBLIC LIBRARY -   http://www.chitag.com/single-post/2017/10/27/CHICAGO-CELEBRATES-RUMMIKUB-THROUGH-PARTNERSHIP-WITH-THE-PUBLIC-LIBRARY

 

October 25, 2017 - Medium.com - Foster the Love of Invention in Your Kids with the Young Inventor Challenge Contest at Chicago Toy & Game Fair! https://medium.com/@Laura_27130/foster-the-love-of-invention-in-your-kids-with-the-young-inventor-challenge-contest-9fae56f0da42

 

October 14, 2017 - ABC - Winning game created by fifth graders in national Young Inventor Challenge now available at Target! 

http://abc7chicago.com/2530518

 

October 13, 2017 - The Friday Five: Mary Couzin, Chicago Toy & Game Group, on How it Started and Advice for Inventors  - https://toytales.ca/?p=8944&preview=1&_ppp=360a0237fd

 

October 12, 2017 - Palos East Fifth-Graders' Ship of Treasures Game Hits Target Store Shelves - https://patch.com/illinois/palos/palos-east-fifth-graders-ship-treasures-game-hits-target-store-shelves

 

October 10, 2017 - Olivia Wasilewski and Brynna Siewers, 5th graders, on winning the Young Inventor Challenge in 2016 and getting their game in Target!   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MMmOvCodHY4&feature=youtu.be

 

October 10, 2017 - Toy and Game Innovation Award Finalists Announced! www.chitag.com/single-post/2017/10/10/2017-TOY-GAME-INNOVATION-TAGIE-AWARD-NOMINEES

 

October 7, 2017 - Mayor of Chicago Interviews Mary Couzin about Toy & Game Inventor in Chicago -   https://medium.com/@ChicagosMayor/chistories-podcast-the-spirit-of-invention-2aa5aab38573

 

October 6, 2017 - Atlanta Parent - Calling All Young Toy Inventors - https://www.atlantaparent.com/calling-young-toy-inventors

 

October 6 2017 - New York Time Out Kids - Your child’s imaginative games could be produced by a major toy company! ChiTAG's Young Inventor Challenge https://www.timeout.com/new-york-kids/blog/your-childs-imaginative-games-could-be-produced-by-a-major-toy-company-100617

 

October 5, 2017 - Earnshaw's - YOUNG INVENTOR CHALLENGE APPLICATION OPENS - http://www.earnshaws.com/2017/10/blog/young-inventor-challenge-application-opens/

 

October 5, 2017 - Houston Family Magazine - CHICAGO TOY & GAME GROUP NOW ACCEPTING SUBMISSIONS FOR 11th ANNUAL YOUNG INVENTOR CHALLENGE AT CHITAG 2017 - https://www.houstonfamilymagazine.com/news-you-can-use/chicago-toy-game-group-now-accepting-submissions-11th-annual-young-inventor-challenge-chitag-2017/

 

October 4, 2017 - Utah Family - Your Kid’s Toy or Game Idea Could Be Picked Up By a Big-Name Manufacturer - https://utahfamily.com/main/blog/kids-toy-game-idea-picked-big-name-manufacturer

 

October 1, 2017 - Fox32 Chicago - Young Inventor Challenge 2016 Winners https://youtu.be/6_tYNoDV-Ww 

 

September 30, 2017 - Grand Rapids - Jeffrey Breslow, Toy Designer and Sculptor at ArtPrize with Play for Peace piece that will also be at ChiTAG!  http://www.wzzm13.com/news/local/art-prize/artprize-artist-spreads-message-of-peace-during-divisive-times/479358772

 

September 22, 2017 - Denver FoxNews - Lexi Koren and her uncle Tim Swindle and their plan to take “Lickety Spin” to the Young Inventors Challenge in Chicago   http://kdvr.com/2017/09/22/lexi-koren-young-inventor-challenge  and https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q724uEdZaM8&feature=youtu.be

September 22, 2017 - 15th ANNUAL CHICAGO TOY & GAME WEEK ANNOUNCES PRELIMINARY LINEUP AND 2017 THEME, “PLAY FOR PEACE” - http://bit.ly/2khctmu

September 14, 2017 - CHICAGO TOY & GAME GROUP NOW ACCEPTING SUBMISSIONS FOR 11th ANNUAL YOUNG INVENTOR CHALLENGE AT CHITAG 2017  http://www.chitag.com/single-post/2017/09/14/NOW-ACCEPTING-SUBMISSIONS-FOR-11th-ANNUAL-YOUNG-INVENTOR-CHALLENGE-AT-CHITAG-2017

September 1, 2017 - 1871 - Mary Couzin of ChiTAG Looks to Promote Pioneers of Play http://blog.1871.com/mary-couzin-chitag-pioneers-of-play

 

August 23, 2017 - TAGIE Awards Nominations Close Next Week! 

August 2017 ToyBook - Mary Couzin's Annual Game Trends Summary  http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/224b81a8#/224b81a8/40

 

July 30, 2017 - Forbes - includes our YIC Winners! Target Unleashes Over 50 New Exclusive Games For The 2017 Holiday Season 

July 20, 2017 - TAGIE Awards 2017 Nominations Open

July 18, 2017 - AMERICANINNO - ChiTAG's Newest Project Selected to be Part of 1871’s Newest WiSTEM Cohort  https://www.americaninno.com/chicago/here-are-the-13-female-founded-startups-in-1871s-newest-wistem-cohort

April 28, 2017 - CHICAGO 13-YEAR-OLD (Young Inventor Challenge Winner) to appear on ABC'S 'THE TOY BOX'- http://abc7chicago.com/news/chicago-13-year-old-to-appear-on-abcs-the-toy-box/1930501/

April 27, 2017 - Chromo Tag Teen on ABC's ‘The Toy Box’ Won Chicago Toy & Game Fair Young Inventor Challenge Prize- http://2paragraphs.com/2017/04/chromo-tag-teen-on-the-toy-box-won-chicago-toy-game-fair-prize/

 

March 1, 2017 - Waukesha Teens Become Board Game Inventors and Win Young Inventor Challenge and trip to NYC for NY Toy Fair - http://www.cbs58.com/clip/13129649/waukesha-teens-become-board-game-inventors

 

February 8, 2017  - ToyWorld UK - ChiTAG founder Mary Couzin to receive the Women in Toys inaugural Elise Lachowyn Mentorship Award. http://toyworldmag.co.uk/world-news/wit-announces-2017-wonder-women-awards-finalists

December 21, 2016  - Home & Family on the Hallmark TV Channel - The Twister PlayCHIC look

December 21, 2016 - 2016 CHICAGO INTERNATIONAL TOY & GAME FAIR BREAKS RECORDS AGAIN AND SECURES MORE THAN 1.2 BILLION MEDIA IMPRESSIONS

 

December 15, 2016 - THE CHICAGO TOY & GAME GROUP ANNOUNCES THE 10TH ANNUAL YOUNG INVENTOR CHALLENGE WINNERS

November 22, 2016 - THE CHICAGO TOY & GAME GROUP ANNOUNCES 2016 TOY & GAME INNOVATION AWARD WINNERS

November 3, 2016 - THE CHICAGO TOY & GAME GROUP ANNOUNCES 2016 SOCIAL MEDIA AT PLAY CONFERENCE

November 3, 2016 - CHICAGO TOY & GAME GROUP ANNOUNCES 2016 LINEUP OF PLAY INFLUENCERS

October 27, 2016 - CHICAGO TOY & GAME GROUP ANNOUNCES FIRST-EVER YOUNG TECH CHALLENGE PRESENTED BY

SPIN MASTER

October 20, 2016 - FAN-FAVORITE TOYS & GAMES BECOME PART OF THE FABRIC OF FUN AT THE FIFTH ANNUAL PLAYCHIC FASHION SHOW

October 13, 2016 - CHICAGO TOY & GAME GROUP ANNOUNCES 10th ANNUAL YOUNG INVENTOR CHALLENGE PRESENTED BY TARGET & PRESSMAN TOY

October 4, 2016 - CHICAGO TOY & GAME GROUP ANNOUNCES 14TH ANNUAL LINE-UP OF PLAYFUL EVENTS AT CHICAGO’S NAVY PIER

October 4, 2016 - THE CHICAGO TOY & GAME GROUP ANNOUNCES 2016 TOY & GAME INNOVATION AWARD NOMINEES

 

September 15, 2016 -​ THE CHICAGO TOY & GAME GROUP ANNOUNCES 2016 INNOVATION CONFERENCE SPEAKERS

September 1, 2016 -​ The 14TH Annual Chicago Toy & Game Fair Teams up with the National Lekotek Center for Super Power Sensory Hour

August 18, 2016 - TAGIE Awards 2016 Nominations Open

 

In 2016 Over 60 segments on air! Over 1.3 Billion Media Impressions!

December 21, 2016  - Home & Family on the Hallmark TV Channel - The Twister PlayCHIC look

November 16, 2016 - Target Corporate - Thinking Outside The Box: Young Inventors Pitch The Next Big Thing in Toys and Games -

December 6, 2016 - About.com - Fun Activities for Kids and Their Families at Chicago Toy and Game Fair - http://toys.about.com/od/HolidayToys2011/tp/Fun-Activities-for-Kids-and-Their-Families-at-Chicago-Toy-and-Game-Fair.htm

December 1, 2016 - Huffington Post - The Art of Fun: Chicago Toy & Game Fair - http://www.huffingtonpost.com/ronda-lee/the-art-of-fun-chicago-to_b_13095758.html

December 1, 2016 - Chicago Tribune - Toymakers want to bring STEM to playtime, filling gaps from schools - http://www.chicagotribune.com/bluesky/originals/ct-toy-fair-stem-bsi-20161201-story.html

November 30, 2016 - Chicago Tribune - The Chicago Toy & Game Group Announces The 10th Annual Young Inventor Challenge Winners

November 28, 2016  - Huffington Post - Big Kids Play with Toys and Games http://ow.ly/NTcN306BUw1  

November 19, 2016 - ABC Segment at Fair! http://abc7chicago.com/family/its-time-to-play-at-the-chicago-toy-and-game-fair/1614532/

November 19, 2016 - WGN Segments from the Fair! http://wgntv.com/2016/11/19/7-of-the-coolest-toys-we-saw-at-the-chicago-toy-and-game-fair/

November 18, 2016 - PlayCHIC on FOX - http://www.fox32chicago.com/mornings/217922959-video

November 17, 2016 - CBS National Segment - Jenga Death Match With The Game's Inventor, Leslie Scott http://chicago.cbslocal.com/video/category/spoken-word-wbbmtv/3579698-jenga-death-match-with-the-games-inventor

November 13, 2016 - NBC Weekend  Report - Supriya Perera talks about TECH Toys at the Fair http://www.nbcchicago.com/on-air/as-seen-on/Weekend-Web_-Sat-11_12-Toy-_-Game-Fair_Chicago-400926441.html

 

October 10, 2016  - Beth Engleman on WCIU with past winners Kate Forden and Mikayla Hartunian. Kate and Mikayla talk about their experiences participating in the Young Inventor Challenge.  http://wciu.com/videos/youandme/chicago-toy-game-week-young-inventor-challenge

October 10, 2016  Beth Engelman's son Jackson is the poster child of why we work so hard to put on the Young Inventor Challenge every year! Thank you Target and Pressman Toy for sponsoring this year with epic prizes. And this year we have the new Young TECH Challenge presented by Spin Master, too! FOX News  http://www.fox32chicago.com/mornings/210740754-video#.V_vM9oqqc1M.facebook​

October 1, 2016 - On NBC, Mary and Kedar, winner of our Young Inventor Challenge Jr. Div., talk about his game that helps vision impaired people learn how to code on NBC Weekend News. After winning our Young Inventor Challenge. Kedar appeared on The Steve Harvey Show and did a TEDx Talk.

http://www.nbcchicago.com/on-air/as-seen-on/WEEKEND-WEB-SAT-10_1-TOY-_-GAME-FAIR_Chicago-395507581.html

2016 Highlights from Social Media Influencers

November 22, 2016, Kim Vandenbroucke, The Game Aisle, ChiTAG Picks http://www.thegameaisle.com/2016-chitag-picks/

 

November 18, 2016, Kim Vandenbroucke, The Game Aisle, TAGIE Awards Winners, http://www.thegameaisle.com/2016-tagie-winners

November 17, 2016,  Jennifer Wieland, My Sweet Sanity, http://mysweetsanity.com/playtime-for-the-whole-family-at-the-chicago-toy-game-fair

November 17, 2016,  Rachel Mast, ClassCrasher, http://blog.classcrasher.com/2016/11/16/weekend-roundup-november-18-20

 

November 17, 2016,  Judy Joyce, Health, Beauty, Children and Family,   http://www.healthbeautychildrenandfamily.com/2016/11/chicago-toy-game-fair-november-18-19.html

November 16, 2016,  Tonia Clark, WhyNotMom, https://whynotmom.com/chicago-toy-game-fair-chitag-giveaway

November 16, 2016,  James Zahn, THE ROCK FATHER Magazine, http://www.therockfather.com/news-and-reviews/toy-and-games/item/4890-chitag2016picks

 

November 15, 2016,  Laura Baginski, Neighborhood Parents Network, http://www.npnparents.org/posts/1269,6-reasons-to-go-to-chicago-toy-game-fair-npnparents-org

November 15, 2016,  Lisa Martin, My Thoughts, Ideas, and Ramblings, http://mythoughtsideasandramblings.com/chicago-toy-game-fair-giveaway-13/

November 15, 2016,  Cheryl Leahy,  All Dressed Up with Nothing to Drink,    http://www.alldressedupwithnothingtodrink.com/2016/11/playchic-2016.html

November 14, 2016,  Rosemary Bridges,  Raising Bridges,  http://www.raisingbridges.com/2016/11/chicago-toy-game-fair-2016-giveaway-chitagfair/

November 14, 2016,  Bonnie Kenaz-Mara, ChiIL Mama,  http://www.chiilmama.com/search/label/ChiTag

November 13, 2016,  Count Gregula, Count Gregula's Crypt - ChicagoNow,  http://www.chicagonow.com/count-gregulas-crypt/2016/11/chitag-chicago-toy-and-game-week-2016/

November 11, 2016,  Alicia Peiffer, Making Time For Mommy,  http://www.makingtimeformommy.com/2016/11/11/chicago-toy-game-fair-2016-giveaway/

November 11, 2016,  Melanie Kampman, The Bandit Lifestylehttp://www.giveawaybandit.com/chicago-toy-game-fair-family-pass-giveaway/

November 10, 2016,  Adam Gertsacov, Dadapalooza, http://www.dadapalooza.com/2016/11/chitag-2016.html

 

November 9, 2016,  Janelle Robinson, A Break 4 Mommy, http://www.abreak4mommy.com/2016/11/chitag-chicago-toy-game-fair-giveaway/

November 9, 2016,  Lora Langston, Kids Creative Chaos, http://www.kidscreativechaos.com/2016/11/free-tickets-to-chicago-toy-and-game.html

November 7, 2016,  Carolyn Wilhelm, Wise Owl Factory, https://www.thewiseowlfactory.com/archives/24794

November 7, 2016,  Donna John, 30 Second Mom, In-Depth: Celebrating the Power of Play With ChiTAG!,   https://30seconds.com/mom/tip/13007/30SecondMom-Chat-Celebrating-the-Power-of-Play-With-ChiTAG

November 6, 2016,  Victor Aragon Jr, Fandads, http://fandads.blogspot.com/2016/11/chicago-toy-and-game-week-is-coming.html

November 5, 2016, Sara Youngblood-Ochoa, Macaroni Kid Chicago http://www.savvysweeperstidbits.com/2016/10/discount-and-giveaway-chicago-toy-and.html

November 4, 2016 – Patty Hancock, Savvy Sweeper's Tidbits, http://www.savvysweeperstidbits.com/2016/10/discount-and-giveaway-chicago-toy-and.html

November 3, 2016 – Annie Tandy - kidlist • activities for kids, https://mykidlist.com/2016/11/come-play-chicago-toy-game-fair/

 

November 1, 2016 – Jessica Sanders, That Odd Mom, https://thatoddmom.com/the-chicago-toy-and-game-fair-2016-754ac1fa37db#.vrwnklp6a

October 25, 2016 – Lisa Martin, My Thoughts Ideas and Ramblings, http://mythoughtsideasandramblings.com/chicage-toy-game-fair-star-wars-luncheon

2016 Fan Videos

November 22, 2016 - PomPomWow - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8e-WAhVk-0I

November 22, 2016 - Orbeez - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wKOKPjc72rQ

2015 PR Releases

December 17, 2015 – The 2015 ChiTAG Fair Breaks Records, Increases Attendance By 20% And Secured More Than 550 Million Impressions

 

December 4, 2015 – Chicago Toy & Game Group Announces the Young Inventor Challenge Winners

 

November 19, 2015 – Chicago Toy & Game Group Hosts Hot Holiday Toy Events November 20 – 22 at Navy Pier

 

November 17, 2015 – Spin Master Sponsors Young Inventor Challenge & CHITAG

 

November 11, 2015 – Toy & Game Inventor Conference Speaker Line-Up Announced

 

November 5, 2015 – Chicago Toy & Game Announces the TAGIE Honorary Award Recipients

 

October 30, 2015 – Chicago Toy & Game Announces World’s First Ever Live Unboxing Event

 

October 15, 2015 – Chicago Toy & Game Week kicks off with the playCHIC Fashion Show

 

October 15, 2015 – Chicago Toy & Game Group announces two more additions to their Ambassador Blogger Program

 

October 7, 2015 – Ambassador Program Additions – Real Mom Media & Surviving Mommy

 

September 29, 2015 – Young Inventor Challenge Registration

 

September 24, 2015 – Chicago Toy & Game Announces the TAGIE Award Nominees

 

September 23, 2015 – Ambassador Program

 

September 9, 2015 – ChiTAG Events (Consumer)

 

September 3, 2015 – ChiTAG Events (Trade)

 

August 28, 2015 – Lekotek Partnership Announcement

 

August 10, 2015 – TAGIE Award Nominations

2015 Media Coverage highlights

Our 2015 Fair garnered over 660,000,000 media views and over 250 media placements. In addition over 400 bloggers attended the event, including Play Ambassadors Keriann Wilmot from ToyQueen.com, Jenn Choi from ToysAreTools.com, Joey Fortman from Real Mom Media, Cindy Simmons from Surviving Mommy and the hugely popular mom and daughter team behind the YouTube sensation “Mommy & Gracie Show”. In partnership with Mommy and Gracie, The Chicago Toy and Game Fair hosted the first ever-live unboxing event!

 

Just a sampling of coverage included:

NBC - Chicago Toy and Game Fair: - Razor Scooters and More!

http://www.nbcchicago.com/on-air/as-seen-on/352938611.html

 

WGN - Chicago’s Toy and Game Fair underway at Navy Pier

http://wgntv.com/2015/11/21/chicagos-toy-and-game-fair-underway-at-navy-pier/

 

What is the Chicago Toy and Game Fair or ChiTAG?

http://toys.about.com/od/Toy-Experiences/fl/What-is-the-Chicago-Toy-and-Game-Fair-or-ChiTAG.htm

 

Joey Fortman - Five Things I Learned at Chicago Toy and Game Fair

http://www.realmommedia.com/journal/2015/11/25/five-things-i-learned-at-chicago-toy-and-game-fair

 

Mommy and Gracie Show Live at Chicago Toy and Game Fair Toy Unboxing
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wslvGlPjDQs

 

​P​layCHIC 2015 Fashion Show: Haute Couture Fashions Inspired by Hot Holiday Toys

http://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/aurora-beacon-news/community/chi-ugc-article-playchic-2015-fashion-show-haute-couture-fas-2015-11-13-story.html

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Why Geeks, Gamers, and Makers Make the Best Customers

http://www.forbes.com/sites/jennchoi/2015/11/06/why-geeks-gamers-and-makers-make-the-best-customers/

 

​FOX previews PlayCHIC 2015 

http://www.fox32chicago.com/mornings/46372731-story

 

Five Things to Look Forward to at the 2015 Chicago Toy & Game Fair

http://www.therockfather.com/news-and-reviews/toy-and-games/item/4085-five-things-to-look-forward-to-at-the-2015-chicago-toy-game-fair

​Sweetest Coverage Ever! Chicago Toy & Game Fair and the TAGIEs featured as an episode theme for Food Network's Cupcake Wars that is one of their most replayed episodes! ​

http://www.foodnetwork.com/shows/cupcake-wars/800-series/cupcakes-r-us.html

 

​Our Favorite Young Inventor Media Videos! 

 

Kedar, winner of our 2015 Young Inventor Challenge, on The Steve Harvey Show​

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nFkVDaIrGDg 

 

Grayson, winner of our 2011 Young Inventor TAGIE, bests Conan O'Brien! 

http://teamcoco.com/video/greyson-maclean-drops-truth

 
 
 

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