Jul 12, 2017
We had so much fun in Philadelphia at ASTRA 2017! Melissa Ratliff, Director of Marketing & Operations, and Kylie Spencer, our summer intern, worked the booth for the three day show and built relationships with retailers and fellow manufacturers. They also attended seminars where they learned new strategies from experts in the industry in areas like time management, marketing, and trend forecasting. The seminar “Posting, Tweeting & Snapping, OH MY!” given by Marie Bonaccorse was one of their favorites and offered helpful insight into the world of social media.
Melissa and Kylie handed out lots of Burst and Bubble World bubbles and got to see other toys that are making a splash in the industry. They loved the snap bracelet stuffed animals from Wild Republic and the creatively connectable Wacky Links. During their free time, Mel and Kylie learned about Philadelphia’s history and ate some delicious Philly Cheesesteaks, blowing bubbles wherever they went. They even got to blow bubbles in front of the Liberty Bell!
We are already looking forward to ASTRA 2018! Look for our booth next year in New Orleans, Louisiana.