Until recently, the opportunity to have a celebrity attend an event, attach themselves to a name-brand or endorse a certain product or idea was untouchable. The thought of paying a person to promote a product was seen as something only Fortune 500 companies could afford. Social media has changed all that with brands and businesses utilizing celebrity influencers to connect directly with their demographics and increase sales and profits.
Smoky Mountain Gift Show
For nearly 50 years, the Smoky Mountain Gift Show in Gatlinburg has been the original meeting spot for souvenir/resort retailers and manufacturers. Since 2011, Urban Expositions has worked hard to bring back the top-name product selection, buyer base, service levels and spirit of fun and hospitality that defined the show at it's prime.
The Smoky Mountain Gift Show is the longest running show, not only in the Smokies, but in the tourism industry as a whole. Located in Gatlinburg, Tennessee, The Smoky Mountain Gift Show is designed for the specialized buying needs of lake, lodge, mountain, souvenir/gift, zoo, aquarium and amusement shop retailers. Extensive Product Selection: This show will allow you to see the newest introductions and best-selling favorites in a casual, relaxed show environment. The Smoky Mountain Gift Show provides a comprehensive product selection including destination, resort and tourist merchandise, souvenirs, t-shirts, beach items, coastal and nautical, lake, mountain and lodge, ski-themed products, destination, resort and tourist merchandise, logo products, shell items, jewelry/fashion accessories, toys/games and more.
Expanded Marketing Budget Bringing Buyers, Exhibitors Home New initiatives, far-reaching promotional tools are recapturing and expanding the show's renowned buyer and exhibitor base. ♦ "Buyer Hotel Buy Down Program" further subsidizing discounted show rates to offer all retailers unprecedented hotel savings. ♦ Comprehensive direct mail program targeting thousands of retailers throughout the region and the nation. ♦ Publicity Campaign designed to generate advance press coverage in key industry trade publications. ♦ Telemarketing, broadcast fax/email, social media and on-site traffic building campaigns. ♦ Pre-admission badging ♦ Free exhibitor support materials ♦ Full-scale buyer relations campaign, including comp travel incentives where needed to secure attendance of top VIPs MEET & GREET LEADING SOUVENIR & RESORT RETAILERS In this unique "business vacation" setting, everyone tends to let down their guard to really enjoy the setting, the show and its fun, relaxed atmosphere. You'll have the chance to network with top buyers across every retail category: Amusement /Theme Parks General Gift & Card Stores Department & Chain Stores Destination Areas Home Furnishings & Decorative Accessories Stores Lake, Lodge & Mountain Retailers Mail Order Catalogs Museums Airport Gift Shops Floral Gift Stores, Book Stores Zoos & Aquariums and Others For more information on exhibiting in The Smoky Mountain Gift Show, please contact Christina Bell at 678.370.0335.