Pirch to Sponsor Tuesday Lunch at Design Bloggers Conference

Pirch Logo_CMYK_(R)PIRCH is a unique and innovative retail concept specializing in premium lifestyle products for the home.  The store enables visitors to shop in an entirely new way, by dreaming of, playing with, and choosing products that lead to better living.  Specifically configured for shoppers to “try before they buy,” the store features bath, shower and kitchen vignettes with running water, live ovens, ranges and stoves, as well as fully-functional outdoor kitchen products such as gas grills and under-counter refrigeration systems. In addition, the showroom includes a new in-store boutique, featuring specially-curated, limited edition goods designed to inspire joyful moments at home.

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Currey Sponsors Stage Furniture at Design Bloggers Conference

Ours is a people business. The essence of Currey & Company is not only the product for which it is known but also the very important people who help to create the product and carefully deliver it into the hands of those other important people, our customers, in a timely fashion. Our on-going program of process improvement speaks of our faith in the ability of the men and women who work at Currey & Company and their ability to contribute to the betterment of the company and its products. Our faith in them is demonstrated by the fact that we give all of our employees the opportunity to obtain a four-year college degree by paying for their tuition as well as bearing the expense for remedial courses and English programs for our non-English speakers. People are key, but product is also the lifeblood of the company and at Currey & Company we take pride in our original design work , meticulous craftsmanship and careful attention to all details of a product. The effort of our multi-step hand-finishing process manifests itself in the richness and depth of the final finish of many of our products. The appearance of these pieces speaks of the human hands that have touched them as well as of the design skills and craftsmanship that have created them. We have the willingness to do what many other manufacturers regard as too difficult or too time-consuming. We think it shows.

Chandeliers, wall sconces and table lamps form a significant part of the company’s offerings and these goods are characterized by the attention and detailing that goes into their manufacturing and finishing. With a workforce in Atlanta, Currey International in the Philippines, and China, the product line has grown to more than 1,000 items. Rugs, upholstery, furniture and accessories have been added over the past decade so that we can now offer a floor to ceiling shopping experience for our customers.

Currey & Company is represented by sales reps in the United States and Internationally with permanent showrooms in Atlanta, Dallas, High Point and New York. Currey also has an International Sales Office in Hong Kong.

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Refined Haystack Sponsors Design Bloggers Conference

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Refined Haystack is a curated interiors network connecting the best in local interior design. Our platform offers luxury interior designers, sources, and other industry professionals enhanced opportunities for networking, brand awareness, and the exchange of fresh ideas and authentic recommendations. It is built to help unite, promote, and elevate local interiors communities while providing homeowners and design enthusiasts with knowledge and unique access to trusted design resources.

Acting as a marketplace and guide curated and driven by engagement from the design community, Refined Haystack makes it easy for you to find what you’re looking for when it comes to local interior design and decor.

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Greenhouse Fabrics Sponsors the Design Bloggers Conference

Greenhouse Fabrics Logo_14inFour generations of the Greenhouse family have now focused on the future of fabrics for all of our Greenhouse friends.

We strive daily to bring you an industry leading customer service, where you will always hear us Smile on the Phone while assisting you with all of your fabric needs. Speak with any of our highly trained Customer & Fabric Specialists at 866.755.5000 for answers to your questions and to explore ways we can help you to grow your business.

Our goal is to be fast, fun, friendly, and flexible while helping you find the Right Fabrics, in the Right Color, at the Right Price!

We feature an inventory of more than 10,000 Beautiful Fabrics on our industry leading website, which you can easily shop from your PC or any mobile device.

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The Design Network Sponsors the Design Bloggers Conference

Design Network Full LogoWhat is The Design Network? It’s simple really: we believe there should be one place you can go to find it all. We believe that style starts at home. The Design Network is your go-to resource for design inspiration, home improvement, expert advice and insight into the best products for your project. We’re a vibrant community and video network built on a shared passion for all things home.

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ADAC Sponsors the Monday Morning Break

ADAC is a community-focused, nationally-recognized leader in the world of interior design and home fashion, built over 50 years ago by renowned architect and developer John Portman. For a half-century it has served as the essential one-stop shopping resource for interior designers, architects, and builders.

The ADAC campus consists of 550,000 square feet with over 60 showrooms offering 1,200 of the industry’s finest product lines including furniture, fabric, rugs, lighting, accessories, floor and wall coverings, antiques, fine art and framing, kitchens, bath, tile and stone, and home theater products. Likewise, ADAC’s extensive services include custom designs such as framing, electronic systems, faux-finishing, and draperies.

In addition, signature industry presentations, celebrity and media events, educational programs and networking opportunities held throughout the year make ADAC truly a one-of-a-kind, design destination. To learn more, visit www.adacatlanta.com.

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AE Outdoor Sponsors the Design Bloggers Conference

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What can we say? AE Outdoor feels like most of the outdoor furniture world is stuck in 1984. It’s about time someone shook it up! Bring on some color! Embrace modern design! AE Outdoor designs outdoor furniture for those who want to celebrate their outdoor space with friends and family and aren’t afraid to do it in style. We use only rust proof aluminum frames, the highest quality all-weather wickers, and the most durable Sunbrella fabrics. Don’t get us wrong, 1984 was a fine year… but how often do you get out pictures of yourself in your old parachute pants? Browse our outdoor furniture collections at AEOutdoor.com

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High Point Market Sponsors Conference Online Proceedings

High Point Market_Logo_v1_300We are pleased to announce that The High Point Market Authority will sponsor this year’s conference online proceedings, making it possible for attendees to have a permanent record of the material covered at the conference. 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 Twitter using the hashtag #hpmkt.

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Simplifying Social Data: How to Measure and Maximize Your Results on Social Media

You might be hard pressed to find a blogger today that isn’t highly active on some form of social media. After all, the last few years have proven that an effective social media strategy can lead to phenomenal success. But in order to find that success, a key component needs to be well understood: analytics.

In this session, attendees will:
  • be introduced to some of the introductory concepts of social data
  • learn how to measure results across major social networks
  • how to tie those results to business goals.
On its surface, social data can appear daunting, but this session will be geared towards simplifying the concept and providing bloggers with the tools and know-how to start utilizing their data in order to maximize their results on social media.

 

Corey Padveen Headshot LargeCorey Padveen is the Director of Global Social Business Strategy at t2 Marketing International, and Google AdWords Certified, Google Analytics Certified, as well as a Certified Inbound Marketer. He is also one of the founding theorists on the concepts of Social Equity and Responsive Branding, as well as a keynote speaker featured at marketing and digital business summits around the world. On the personal side, he loves cooking, making wine and, as all good Canadians, is a big hockey fan.

 

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Think Like an Editor: Turn Good Design Blogs, Articles, and Books Great

Ever heard the adage that great writing is more about revision than the act of putting pen to paper or fingers to keyboard? Whether your goal is to be a top design blogger or to submit an project, article, or book for publication, longtime writer/editor Robin Catalano will optimize your chances by helping you become your own “first editor”.

This session covers:

  • What brands and editors are looking for when they evaluate the collaboration or publishing potential of a blogger’s work
  • How to develop your own unique voice that carries through your writing
  • Best and worst times to self-edit
  • How to identify and improve weak aspects in your writing and how to highlight your strengths
  • Steps to correct patterns of repetition in sentence structure, word choice, and style
  • Instruction for creating your own style sheet, just like professional editors do, to ensure consistency in your writing
  • When to stop editing and how to avoid getting in the way of your writing process
  • When you know an article or book manuscript is ready for “prime time”
  • Pet peeves of professional editors — aka, how to become your editor’s best friend

Robin-Catalano-346Robin Catalano is managing editor and senior copywriter for The Annie Selke Companies. She has worked as a professional journalist, copywriter, and book and magazine editor for nearly 20 years, with articles appearing in Gourmet, Culinary Trends, Berkshire Magazine, Stage Directions, Let’s Live, and Berkshire Living, among others. She has edited more than three hundred fiction and nonfiction titles for publishing companies such as Penguin Putnam, Simon & Schuster, The Harvard Common Press, Workman, and Inner Traditions International.

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