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Newsletters for industry, consumers, social media influencers and educators cover many aspects of play and

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Business of Play News

Industry News - interviews, news, information about get-togethers we're hosting and more.

Importance of Play News

For consumers and anyone interested in toys and games and 

meeting the people behind the the products.

 

Legends and Legacies Profiles

There are many great stories and then there are those which are EPIC! 

ChiTAG White Papers

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Our Inventor & Innovation Conferences Experts weigh in on industry topics. 

THE CHICAGO TOY & GAME GROUP ANNOUNCES 2016 TOY & GAME INNOVATION AWARD WINNERS

Media Contacts: Scott Goldberg scott@salmonborre.com THE CHICAGO TOY & GAME GROUP ANNOUNCES 2016 TOY & GAME INNOVATION AWARD WINNERS CHICAGO, Ill. (November 22, 2016) – The winners for the ninth annual Toy & Game Innovation (TAGIE) Awards are in! The TAGIE Awards paid tribute to toy and game inventors from around the world whose creative imaginations and playful inventions resulted in today’s most enjoyable play products. At this year’s awards ceremony, excellence was recognized in the categories of Toy Innovator, Game Innovator, Rising Star Innovator, and Digital Toy or Game Innovator. The winners were selected by their industry colleagues and the public. TOY INNOVATOR OF THE YEAR Winner: D

THE CHICAGO TOY & GAME GROUP ANNOUNCES 2016 SOCIAL MEDIA AT PLAY CONFERENCE

Media Contacts: Scott Goldberg scott@salmonborre.com THE CHICAGO TOY & GAME GROUP ANNOUNCES 2016 SOCIAL MEDIA AT PLAY CONFERENCE CHICAGO, Ill. (DATE) – The Chicago Toy & Game Group hosts the Social Media @ Play Conference on Friday, November 18, 2016 from 1 P.M. to 3 P.M. at Navy Pier. Attendees will have the opportunity to learn from experts and top bloggers in the parenting and toy space as they share their advice on social media. This year’s keynote speaker is Julie Cole, Co-Founding VP of Mabel’s Labels, the leading provider of labels for stuff kids lose. Mabel’s Labels has grown from basement start-up into an award winning, celebrity-endorsed and international phenomenon. The conference

CHICAGO TOY & GAME GROUP ANNOUNCES 2016 LINEUP OF PLAY INFLUENCERS

Media Contacts: Scott Goldberg scott@salmonborre.com CHICAGO TOY & GAME GROUP ANNOUNCES 2016 LINEUP OF PLAY INFLUENCERS Digital Influencers From Across the Country to Join Chicago Toy & Game Week CHICAGO (November 3, 2016) ― The Chicago Toy & Game Group announces the lineup of Play Influencers who will be attending the Chicago Toy & Game Week events to provide live coverage from a variety of unique perspectives on the week’s events. The Chicago Toy & Game Fair (ChiTAG), the largest toy and game fair in the U.S. that is open to the public, returns to Chicago’s Navy Pier on Saturday, November 19, 2016 and Sunday, November 20, 2016 offering the whole family a weekend full of interactive events,

Candice Kilpatrick

CanCan is a writer, model, photographer, and traveler. She launched Mom Most Traveled, a family travel blog, while working and parenting her two sons in Southeast Asia. After working as both a preschool teacher and a university professor, Candice is now a front page editor at Yahoo News. Her work has been celebrated on Buzzfeed, The Wall Street Journal, Vice, Babble, and Family Fun. She is most excited to soon launch LustOnLove.com, a celebration of miraculously finding love in the NYC dating scene. Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/MomMostTraveled Instagram: instagram.com/TheCanCan Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/CanCanKilpatrick

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Play in Education News

For educators, librarians, homeschooling families and parents

who are interested in using play to aid learning.

ChiTAG Group Media Reach:

​Newsletters Email Subscribers

All Industry 40,000+

Educator 135,0000+

Inventor 15,000+

Consumer 15,000+

Blogger, Social Media Influencer 5,500+ email; 6,500+ handles

Scouts (Boy & Girl) 2,100+

Media List 7,500+

Combined Direct Newsletter Reach 220,000

Newsletter, In-Person and Social Media Reach

Newsletters 217,000

Postal Mail Addresses All Industry 33,000+

Twitter ChiTAGWeek 15,600+

Facebook ChiTAGWeek 6,300+

Facebook Mary Couzin 1,800+

Instagram ChiTAGWeek 1,600+

Pinterest ChiTAGWeek 370+

Pinterest Mary Couzin/Chicago Toy & Game Fair 1,900+

LinkedIn Toy, Game, Play Innovators Group 3,000+

LinkedIn Mary Couzin 18,500+

Events Attendance 35,000+

ChiTAG Group Reach 325,000+