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8/16/2016 - High Point Market

High Point Market - Announces New Product Premiere, Twitter Chat with New Hosts for Fall Market 2016

High Point, NC, August 16, 2016 – The High Point Market Authority (HPMA) is once again teaming up with various design industry experts and exhibitors for its New Product Premiere program. Focusing on new products being debuted at Fall Market (October 22-26, 2016) this program will give attendees a sneak peek of what to expect at the October show.

New product images are now being accepted from exhibitors for inclusion in the HPMA’s New Product Premiere program. This program will include the well-known Twitter Chat, special Pinterest boards highlighting submitted images and top picks, a preview from the 2016 Style Spotters team, highlights from popular online design publications and trend forecasting experts and a special “Exhibitor New Product Picks” section of highpointmarket.org.

The popular Twitter Chat will take place on Wednesday, September 14, at 6pm ET. New this Market, the 2016 Style Spotters team will host the chat in conjunction with Studio M, one of Florida’s leading interior design firms and the home for Style Spotter Emeritus Michelle Jennings Wiebe, ASID. This lively online discussion of new products and current trends will connect hundreds of buyers and designers with Fall Market product insight while generating millions of impressions to more than 350,000 Twitter accounts.

To join the chat, simply follow #HPMKT on Twitter for the hour-long preview. Followers of the official High Point Market Facebook, Twitter and Instagram accounts will soon begin viewing sneak peeks of products being submitted for the New Product Premiere program, and the Twitter Chat will include a link to special Pinterest boards featuring submitted images and top picks. Following the chat, the Style Spotters will develop a preview article based on their top picks.

“The Twitter Chat is an exceptional marketing and relationship building opportunity with the potential of ten million eyes on your newest products,” noted Michelle Jennings Wiebe, Style Spotter Emeritus and Founder, President and Principal Designer for Studio M. “Studio M is excited to be hosting the chat with the Style Spotters and very much looking forward to the preview of what’s to come at Fall Market!”






Beyond the Twitter Chat, popular online design destinations, such as Dering Hall, Editor at Large, and Rue Magazine, will use the New Product Premiere program as a resource to select styles to highlight on their websites and via their social media channels. Fashion Snoops, a leading trend forecasting group, will develop a shop the floor guide to Fall Market, indicating showrooms where upcoming trends can be found.

All new product images submitted by High Point Market exhibitors will be featured in a special “Exhibitors New Product Picks” section of www.highpointmarket.org. To be considered for these previews, exhibitors can submit up to two photos of their October 2016 introductions via their online exhibitor profile (exhibitor.highpointmarket.org/profile) by 5pm on Tuesday, August 30, 2016. Details can also be found at www.highpointmarket.org/products-and-trends.


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.


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