The 30th Anniversary of the New Designer Gallery is going to be a great celebration -- and one everyone can share.
We're planning a lot of ways to celebrate. First, of course is to debut this year's New Designer Gallery and anoint one "New Designer of the Year." Over the years this award has been shared by: Whitney Boin, Diana Vincent, Steven Kretchmer, Eddie Sakamoto, Tom Kruskal, Penny Preville, Alex Sepkus, Susan Sadler and so many more.
This year we're adding a Designer Showcase Lounge to the show floor. This is the place for hanging out and reminiscing. We'll display memorabilia from 30 years of stars and maybe have a Designer Jewelry silent auction (to raise money for a Mort Abelson scholarship). Anyone can donate to the auction -- gives you a great promotional opportunity plus a tax right-off!
We're going to have an Alumni Dinner on Monday, July 30th in Manhattan. Restaurant to be announced shortly (it'll be a prixe-fix dinner) and all are welcome. This is going to be a great designer-centric glorifying/reminiscing schmoozefest.
And lastly, we're creating a special supplement to National Jeweler magazine ... ALL ABOUT DESIGNERS!
This 32-page mini-magazine is going to feature the history of the New Designer Gallery, it's most memorable alumni and more. It's definitely going to be the kind of publication that people will save for years to come.
And... we have limited space for advertising in this keepsake. Savvy designers are going to want to save some of your marketing dollars for this one-in-a-lifetime publication. It comes out July 1st and is bundled with National Jeweler (which reaches all jewelry stores) plus a bonus mailing to my top 500 designer-centric retailers and is given away at July/August trade shows.
Email me at email@example.com to get more info an the yearbook, the dinner and the whole shebang! It's going to be a MAJOR CELEBRATION for all.