Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Busy Day at the National Stationery Show

Both Ms. Bliss and I had such high expectations for being able to blog in real time from the National Stationery Show. Reality has interfered. Not that reality is a bad thing. We had no idea how busy we would be at the show.

One of our main jobs for Crane at the show is to invite and host members of the national media and introduce them to new products and trends that we have identified with stationery, etiquette, weddings and general correspondence. We were very pleased with the number of editors from these magazines who made scheduled appointments. We never expected to see so many of our editorial friends stop by. We had fully expected an hour here and an hour there to put together some information and photos for the blog.
But to give you an idea of how our time has been occupied, here's a list of the magazines and other media outlets we had visits with just today:
The Knot - Magazine and TV
Pen World
Getting Married TV
Country Living
O, the Oprah Magazine
Real Simple
Bridal News Network
All You
Modern Bride
Bride's Magazine
Bridal Guide
Here are some scenes from the show:
Dragonflies join butterflies and ladybugs in Crane's extended hand-engraved bug collection.

The Search for the Cure pink ribbon stationery sets.

Gayle Driggers, product manager for personalized stationery, is interviewed by Kim Sunshine for a segment on The Knot TV.

Darcy Miller, left, Editorial Director of Martha Stewart Weddings, discuss new Crane stationery collections with Megan Kuntze, Crane's Brand Director.

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