Tag Archive: Trade show

Mar 10 2016

Travel Goods Show 2016

So many suitcases. Red ones and blue ones and ones with pictures of dogs. Soft side and hard side, rollers and carry ons. Nothing sums up the travel industry like the dizzying array of travel bags on display at the Travel Goods Association Show. 2016 was no exception as all of the big companies debuted …

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Jan 05 2014

CES2014 The Madness Begins

Arriving in Vegas a little early for CES has its merits. The press day begins in earnest early Monday morning, but I decided to pop in for CES Unveiled to pack a little extra research in before the full show opens. Benefit one: The cab line. Last year I arrived Monday morning to a madhouse …

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Feb 02 2013

NY Times Word Cloud

My wife drug me by the NY Times booth at MacWorld to get our picture taken. I rolled my eyes, I whined… I expressed that I was far too jaded to go through this process. However, even after 18 years I am still completely smitten with her and I will do almost anything to make …

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Jan 07 2013

The Crush Begins

Nothing says Vegas like a cab line of doom. Off the plane this morning and into the crush of humanity that is pre-trade show chaos. Monday is press event day where me and thousands of my cynical brethren pretend to be wowed by the latest thing, while surreptitiously looking for the best swag, a boxed …

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Jan 23 2012

The Redeye

(While this is a poor satire, I extend my apologies to poet, author and NPR contributor Andrei Condrescu) Nachtflug. It sounds fitting in German. Italian and French make it too pretty. Volo nottore or vol de nuit sound romantic and even vaguely appealing. Let’s call it what it is. The redeye. A punishment conceived by …

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Jan 18 2012

Just Down the Street

One of the things about a trade show in Anaheim is the proximity to the mouse. Staying at a hotel in the area means getting to see the electric excitement of a 6 year old going to the park the first time. Their eyes are so wide, and their pupils are so dilated from adrenaline …

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Jan 16 2012

Yet Another Trade Show

Just freshly back from CES and headed back to the left coast for another trade show: NAMM. The National Association of Music Merchandising show is a cacaphonous mash up of metal heads, band and orchestra people and recording geeks. Their is generally a dollop of semi-famous people and some really wacky hair and outfits. I …

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Jan 12 2012

Best CES Swag

Far and away my favorite swag of the show was from the Otter booth. It can be easy to ignore the fact that Otter was a healthy, vibrant company before the iPhone! They created Otter boxes to cradle almost anything that needed to be protected from a catastrophe of biblical proportions. So, their PR kit …

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Jan 11 2012

CES: A Reflection

First of all, never again will I show the severely profound lack of judgment to attempt CES in one day. In a seven hour period I hit the north hall, the central hall, the south hall (upstairs and down), the Bellagio Suites and the Venetian ballroom. All of this with every transport medium in Vegas …

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