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, discovery, playful contests and engaging exhibitions.
The Play Influencers will cover the events during Chicago Toy & Game Week from their own distinct and valuable viewpoints. The Chicago Toy & Game Group proudly invites a lineup of new influencers in addition to some familiar faces from last year’s event. This is in addition to the 400+ bloggers that are expected to attend the Blogger Breakfast Event that will kick off the Fair, and the thousands of bloggers ChiTAG works with every year.
“Throughout the years, ChiTAG has grown into the premier destination for media, bloggers and
families to have a hands-on experience with the newest, hottest toys and games as they kick off the holiday season. The Ambassador Program was so successful last year that we are bringing it back again this year. All of these influencers enjoy sharing their love of toys and games for children,” said Mary Couzin, Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Chicago Toy & Game Group. “The influencers who are covering this year’s events have significant clout in the digital space, and we are honored to have them on board to increase awareness of ChiTAG and how truly important play is in the lives of today’s kids.”
The 2016 Play Influencers include:
Alison Ray, SoChicLife.com
Keriann Wilmot, ToyQueen.com, About.com Toy Expert
Candice Kilpatrick, MomMostTraveled.com, Yahoo News (Front Page Editor)
Holly Rust, MothersGuideToSanity.com, Huffington Post Contributor
James Zahn, TheRockFather.com
Melissa & Gracie Hunter, The Mommy & Gracie Show www.youtube.com/user/MommyandGracieShow
Beth Engelman, MommyOnAShoestring.com
Cheryl Leahy, AllDressedUpWithNothingToDrink.com
Elisa All Schmitz, 30SecondMom.com
Johanna M. Cook, MommaCuisine.com
Katherine McHenry, Owner & Operator of Building Blocks Toy Store www.buildingblockstoys.com
Kris McDonald, LittleTechGirl.com
Nicole Brady, SAHMReviews.com
For more information about Chicago Toy & Game Week, visit ChiTAG.com.
About the Chicago Toy & Game Group, Inc.
The Chicago Toy & Game Group, Inc. promotes and hosts initiatives designed to encourage and promote the power of play and invention in social, educational, and professional environments. Chicago Toy & Game Group initiatives include the Chicago Toy & Game Fair (ChiTAG), the Toy & Game Innovation Awards (the TAGIEs), Inventor Conferences for New and Professional Inventors and Product Acquisition Executives, the Young Inventor Challenge, the Young TECH Challenge, Play in Education Conference, DiscoverGames Inventor Co-op, the PlayCHIC Fashion Show, and the Chicago Toy & Game Foundation. For more information, visit www.ChiTAG.com.
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