We at Eberly & Collard Public Relations are gearing up for The National Hardware Show, which will be held May 4-6, 2010, at the Las Vegas Convention Center. Appliance / storage companies like Whirlpool Corporation / Gladiator Garage, $23-billion science-based companies such as 3M, and some of the biggest tool, lawn & garden, electrical, house wares, and paint brands in the world will be participating. According to show officials, some 2,300 plus exhibitors will have their latest and greatest product innovations on display during the show.
This marks the 65th anniversary of the National Hardware Show, which is completely sold out of exhibit space to manufacturers from the Home Improvement, Lawn & Garden / Outdoor Living, Tailgating products, and other key industries. The list of attendees promises to be one of the strongest line-up of buyers, representing not only traditional retail and wholesale outlets but untraditional channels like grocery, mass, drug, catalog, Internet and international retailers. This includes industry giants like Home Depot, Wal-Mart, Sears, True Value, Costco, Sam’s Club, Ace Hardware, and many more, representing more than $210 billion in sales revenue.
Our ECPR team has developed an alliance with the show and various editors of both trade and consumer publications to cover select products and innovative trends, as introduced or launched by some of the show exhibitors. We will be writing pre-show product “Sneak Peeks” and publishing them on our blog, which is an online content and photo resource for members of the media. The “Sneak Peeks” will be featured based upon products we choose that offer key innovative qualities.
Though, covering significant and industry-changing products from the National Hardware Show goes even farther than this for our staff. In a number of 2010 byline articles assigned to us by editors of magazines, newspapers, syndicates, and websites, we will be including or featuring some of the top products and trend insights we gather before, during and after the show.
Keep checking our blog for an ongoing series of product “Sneak Peeks” leading up to May 4. Also, follow us on Twitter during the show, as we’ll be doing live tweets about products and trends from the show floor. Our picks of post-show product and exhibitor information will be published mid-May through summer on our:
So, think of our social media channels as a means to learn about 2010’s advanced and new products for the home and outdoor remodeling industry and home improvement trade.
Members of the media whom have not tapped into this resource… Contact us if you would like to receive special articles, product profiles, photos, etc. – stemming from the show – on assignment.
Looking forward to seeing everyone in Vegas!
~ Don, Jeff & team