INSTORE's 2016 SMART Jewelry Show Opens in ChicagoThe 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,
INDESIGN Magazine Launches New Consumer-Facing WebsiteSmartWork Media launched a new website, www.indesign.jewelry, to bring the latest designer jewelry trends, collections, and stories to consumers and jewelry retailers. Indesign.jewelry 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 ...
SmartWork Media Takes 5 AwardsSmartWork 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...
Three Pros Take Top Honors in Bench Pressure ChallengeAfter 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.
The 2015 SMART Jewelry Show Chicago Opens StrongThe 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.
INSTORE Wins Two More Business Journalism AwardsSmartWork 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.
INVISION Wins Major Honor At FOLIO: Magazine AwardsINVISION, 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 ...
The SMART Jewelry Show Welcomes Bryan EisenbergThe 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.
INSTORE Looking for the Country's Top Bench JewelersThe 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.
America’s Jewelry Stores Honored for Their Cool FactorTen 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.
Eyes on Fremont Named Top Independent Eyecare BusinessEyes 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.
The 2014 SMART Jewelry Show Opens at Chicago's Navy PierThe 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.
SmartWork Media Welcomes Tanya DukesSmartWork 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.
Record Number of Buyers Register for The SMART Show ChicagoThe 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.
The SMART Jewelry Show Welcomes Bob Phibbs as Keynote SpeakerThe 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.
INSTORE Wins Prestigious Business Journalism AwardINSTORE, 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.
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SmartWork Media produces market-leading media products for retailers in the jewelry and eyecare industries. Over the last decade, SmartWork Media's business publications have earned more than 65 national and international awards, including a Jesse H. Neal Award. Products include INSTORE magazine (serving more than 22,000 North American jewelers) and INVISION magazine for eye care professionals. SmartWork Media is based in New York, NY.