SmartWork Media Wins Eight Honors in TABPI Awards

25 July — SmartWork Media cleaned up in the recent TABPI awards, winning a total of eight awards for three publications, making the company one of the biggest winners of any media group participating in the competition.

July 2016

  1. Jul 12

    Veteran Journalist Trace Shelton Named Editor-in-Chief of INSTORE

    Veteran jewelry industry journalist Trace Shelton has been named editor-in-chief of INSTORE Magazine.
  2. Jul 05

    2017 Smart Jewelry Show in Chicago To Be Postponed Until 2018

    One of the country's major jewelry trade shows, the Smart Jewelry Show, will be postponed until 2018 due to venue scheduling conflicts.

April 2016

  1. Apr 17

    INSTORE's 2016 SMART Jewelry Show Opens in Chicago

    The SMART Jewelry Show opened at Chicago's Navy Pier today. Highlights at this year's show include two VIP trips to Antwerp, a diamond giveaway in support of Jewelers for Children, and the last public appearance of the largest diamond found in the US, the 8.52-carat Esperanza Diamond,

February 2016

  1. Feb 22

    INVISION Names Veteran Eyecare Journalist as New Editor-in-Chief

    Popular, award-winning magazine for eyecare professionals sees a big change at the top.

January 2016

  1. Jan 14

    INDESIGN Magazine Launches New Consumer-Facing Website

    SmartWork Media launched a new website,, to bring the latest designer jewelry trends, collections, and stories to consumers and jewelry retailers. celebrates the styles and stories of the world’s most compelling and innovative jewelry designers, their beautiful masterpieces, and jewelry aficionados everywhere with daily content that consistently engages readers. Alongside the new website, INDESIGN Magazine will reflect a sharpened focus in 2016 on styles ...

October 2015

  1. Oct 29

    SmartWork Media Takes 5 Awards

    SmartWork Media’s publications took home five honors — with a coveted gold medal going to the group’s newest magazine, INVISION — at the 2015 FOLIO: Magazine Eddie & Ozzie Awards presented in New York on Oct. 19. Launched in 2014, INVISION, The Magazine for the American Eyecare Professional, won top honors for its March 2015 issue in the Full Issue - Healthcare / Medical / Nursing category. The widely-praised publication also earned an honorable mention in the Single Article category f...

August 2015

  1. Aug 04

    INSTORE and INDESIGN Magazines Win Big

    SmartWork Media won four awards in the 2015 Tabbie Awards, an annual event that recognizes the best in B2B publishing. Competing against more then 400 entries, SmartWork Media's publications claimed three golds, one silver and a top-25 finish.

June 2015

  1. Jun 24

    Oakland Vision Center Optometry is top independent eyecare business in U.S.

    Oakland Vision Center Optometry of Oakland, Calif., is the winner of the 2015 America’s Finest Optical Retailers contest from INVISION, the magazine for American eyecare professionals.

April 2015

  1. Apr 29

    Three Pros Take Top Honors in Bench Pressure Challenge

    After four battles between jewelry-design masters, INSTORE’s Bench Pressure Challenge crowned three artists winners at this year’s SMART Jewelry Show in Chicago. On Saturday, April 18, Craig Farley and Kelsey Kudriavtseff each won one CAD Challenge event. The competition was too close to call, and both were given the top award. The following day, Kelly Williams won both of her Bench Challenge battles and took to overall crown.
  2. Apr 19

    The 2015 SMART Jewelry Show Chicago Opens Strong

    The seventh annual SMART Jewelry Show Chicago opened its doors today following an inspiring message from keynote speaker Paco Underhill. His session, “What Your Customers Really Want: The Science of Shopping,” taught retailers what they can do to encourage today’s savvy customers to stay longer and purchase more. The keynote address was sponsored by Synchrony Financial.
  3. Apr 03

    INSTORE Wins Two More Business Journalism Awards

    SmartWork Media was recognized at the Jesse H. Neal Awards reception on Friday, March 27, with INSTORE winning two of the prestigious awards: Best Single Issue of a Magazine and Best Instructional Content. INVISION was also a finalist for Best Single Issue of a Magazine in its category.

December 2014

  1. Dec 29

    INVISION Wins Major Honor At FOLIO: Magazine Awards

    INVISION, the business magazine for eyecare professionals from SmartWork Media that just concluded its first year of publication, took home one of the top awards at FOLIO: Magazine’s prestigious Eddie and Ozzie Awards on December 11. INVISION was named Gold Medal winner for Best New Magazine Design in the business-to-business category. The judges selected INVISION’s March-April issue for its outstanding design, beating new publications from AGL Media Group, Gibbons Media & Research and Wells ...

October 2014

  1. Oct 28

    The SMART Jewelry Show Welcomes Bryan Eisenberg

    The SMART Jewelry Show today announces that Bryan Eisenberg, a pioneer in online marketing, is delivering a keynote address on Sunday, April 19, 2015, at Chicago's Navy Pier. In a session sponsored by Jewelers Mutual, Bryan will teach SMART Show attendees about the latest developments in key online and in-store digital technologies, and reveal where the future of retail lies in this increasingly connected world.
  2. Oct 24

    INSTORE Looking for the Country's Top Bench Jewelers

    The SMART Jewelry Show is looking for eight North America-based bench jewelers to compete in two competition categories: four competitors each for the All-Around Challenge and the CAD Challenge. Each will receive round-trip airfare to the show and two nights accommodation at the show hotel.

July 2014

  1. Jul 28

    America’s Jewelry Stores Honored for Their Cool Factor

    Ten jewelry stores have been chosen “America’s Coolest” by INSTORE, “The Magazine for the American Jewelry Store Owner,” in its 13th annual contest. Retail experts judge stores on the basis of business practices, history, online presence, interior decor and curb appeal.
  2. Jul 22

    Eyes on Fremont Named Top Independent Eyecare Business

    Eyes on Fremont of Seattle, Wash., is the winner of the America’s Finest Optical Retailers contest from INVISION, a new business magazine for eyecare professionals. The store was among 30 top independent eyewear retailers invited to take part in the magazine’s inaugural annual competition.
  3. Jul 22

    Paco Underhill to Speak at The SMART Jewelry Show

    The SMART Jewelry Show today announces that best-selling author and retail environment expert Paco Underhill will deliver the keynote address at its 2015 Chicago show on Saturday, April 18, at 8:30 a.m.
  4. Jul 18

    SmartWork Media Wins Seven Publishing Awards

    SmartWork Media won seven Tabbie Awards in the 2014 competition — including a top-25 finish for INVISION, a new magazine for eyecare professionals that launched last year — bringing its 11-year total of editorial and design awards to 66.

April 2014

  1. Apr 05

    The 2014 SMART Jewelry Show Opens at Chicago's Navy Pier

    The sixth annual SMART Jewelry Show Chicago kicked off its 2014 event today at Chicago's Navy Pier with an exciting keynote address by Bob Phibbs, "The Retail Doctor," which was sponsored by GE Capital. Following the presentation, Dan Kisch, Publisher of INSTORE magazine, presided over the ribbon cutting ceremony that marked the official opening of the 2014 SMART Show in Chicago, which runs through Monday.

March 2014

  1. Mar 11

    SmartWork Media Welcomes Tanya Dukes

    SmartWork Media is pleased to welcome Tanya Dukes to the editorial team that produces INSTORE and INDESIGN, magazines that focus on the retail jewelry business. As senior editor, Dukes will be overseeing the magazines’ product sections and guiding readers through the latest trends in jewelry. Based out of New York, she will be representing the magazines at trade events.

February 2014

  1. Feb 12

    Record Number of Buyers Register for The SMART Show Chicago

    The SMART Jewelry Show today announces that pre-registration for retailer attendees is currently running 44 percent higher than last year, pointing towards yet another record attendance level for the innovative trade show, which has attracted more retailers each year since its debut in 2009.

January 2014

  1. Jan 09

    The SMART Jewelry Show Welcomes Bob Phibbs as Keynote Speaker

    The SMART Jewelry Show today announces Bob Phibbs, known as "The Retail Doctor," as its keynote speaker on the opening day of the Chicago show this April. Phibbs has helped thousands of businesses in every major industry, including hospitality, manufacturing, service, restaurant and retail. He is a nationally recognized retail expert on business strategy, customer service, sales and marketing.

March 2012

  1. Mar 19

    INSTORE Wins Prestigious Business Journalism Award

    INSTORE, a publication focusing on the retail jewelry business, took home one of the highest honors in business publishing, winning best single issue in its category at the Jesse H. Neal National Business Journalism Awards from American Business Media on Friday. Often referred to as "the Pulitzer Prize of business journalism," the renowned awards honor editorial excellence in business-to-business publications.

August 2011

  1. Aug 01

    NSTORE, INDESIGN Win Seven Awards

    INSTORE and INDESIGN today added seven Tabbie Awards to their collection of publishing accolades, including three Gold Awards, two Silver Awards and two Honorable Mentions.