THE SUMMER MARKET: AUG 4 – 7, 2024, JAVITS CENTER

STRATEGY

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BUILDING A FOUNDER-LED BRAND WITH STRATEGY & STORYTELLING

CONTRIBUTOR: Kelly Bennett
Founder, With Kelly Bennett

WEBINAR SERIES DESCRIPTION:

Learn why founder-led brands cut through the noise in the marketplace. Discover your unique founder story, know how to share it authentically, and how to use your story as a strategy to build and scale sales. Feel confident as a brand founder and the direction you’re building your business!

Why Do You Need a Brand Strategy?

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This workshop will help you conceptualize the most important aspects of your new brand strategy!

🔎 Differentiate your brand in a crowded marketplace.

👀 Sell to your target audience.

💸 Build a modern consumer brand &
strategy backed business.

MARKETING

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CRAFT AN IRRESISTIBLE BRAND & UNLOCK SUCCESS AT NY NOW

CONTRIBUTORS: Jessica Korthuis & Mari Milenkovic Co-Founders & CEOs, Her Brand & Co.

WEBINAR SERIES DESCRIPTION:

This webinar series will show you step-by-step how to best present your brand in a way that buyers will remember you and want to work with you! From developing a compelling brand narrative and refining your unique selling proposition (USP) to perfecting your 60-second pitch, this webinar series covers the essential elements that will make your brand stand out.

Discover Your Unique Selling Proposition

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Without understanding your ideal buyer, it’s nearly impossible to communicate your business’s unique value to them. In this session, Jess, co-founder of Her Brand & Co., will teach you how to identify the transformation your product/service provides to your customers (buyers & retailers!) and how to communicate it effectively to those that matter most. In this webinar, founders will:

  • Learn what their customers’ pains and desired gains are, and how to use this information to connect with buyers at the market.

Craft a Compelling Brand Narrative

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Develop a succinct and compelling story that encapsulates your brand’s mission, vision, and the problem it solves. A well-crafted narrative will emotionally connect with buyers and make your brand more memorable. In this session, Jess, co-founder of Her Brand & Co., will teach you how to SPEAK your brand into existence and deliberately tell your brand’s unique story. In this webinar, founders will:

  • Learn to articulate their brand’s story and align it with their vision.
  • Discover how their brand’s purpose
    fuels growth and identify what makes their brand stand out.

Hook Buyers in 60 Seconds

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Put it all together! In this session, you’ll use everything you learned in Webinars 1 & 2 to create your winning 60-second pitch. Jess, co-founder of Her Brand & Co., will show you exactly how to craft your pitch in a way that showcases your brand’svalue, connects with buyers, and helps you stand out at the market. In this webinar, founders will:

  • Craft and refine their 60-second pitch for the NY Now Winter Market.

LOGISTICS

SETTING YOURSELF UP FOR SUCCESS AT MARKET

CONTRIBUTORS:

Liz Kantner, Consultant, Stay Gold Collective 

Robin Kramer, Owner, Red Boot Consulting and Co-Founder of Flourish & Thrive Academy

WEBINAR SERIES DESCRIPTION:

In this three-part webinar series, Liz and Robin, two sought after industry mentors and consultants with a combined 30+ years’ experience navigating the nuances of the trade show world. In this session, they will share their unique insights and hands on approach to help you prepare for market – including creating a show budget, setting goals, creating line sheets, and building a prospect list for targeted

Creating a Show Budget, Goals, & Prospect List

This session covers:

Creating a Show Budget: What expenses
to consider and how much to plan to spend.

Setting Goals: Goals to consider for the show and how to determine them for
your brand as well as how to measure them.

Creating a Prospect List: How to create a prospect list, how to find stores that might be a good fit for your brand and what to consider before adding them to your list.

Outreach: How to create an outreach
plan, what to say to prospects and how frequently to get in touch.

Line Sheets, Pricing, & Sample Lines/Inventory Sheets

This session covers:

Pricing: Checking in with pricing
to ensure it’s set up for wholesale success.

Line sheets: What needs to be included in a line sheet, what makes a good one, why they are important and how to use them.

Sample line / Inventory: How many products do you need to have at the show and how to handle one-of-a-kind designs.

Merchandising, Show Etiquette, & Dressing For Success

This session covers:

Merchandising: Tell your brand
story through your product presentation

Show etiquette: Every one walking the show is an opportunity for your brand…be
present, stay focused and engaged.

Dressing for success: How you
present yourself matters.

FOLLOW-THROUGH

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MAXIMIZING YOUR TRADE SHOW INVESTMENT

CONTRIBUTOR: Sarah Klingman CEO, Mostest

WEBINAR SERIES DESCRIPTION:

Amid the many brands at NY NOW (and every trade show), what sets you apart is your ability to follow up with buyers swiftly and strategically. While you may not secure every sale, persistence and impactful follow-up are crucial to achieving success. In this webinar from Mostest, you will learn how to nail the follow-through, and make your brand stand out from the crowd.

The Art of Follow-Through

In this video, you’ll learn how effective follow-through is key to turning marketing opportunities into lasting sales and relationships. Start with researching your product-market fit and staying up-to-date with your competition. This crucial step lays the groundwork for successful buyer outreach, helping you compare your value proposition with other brands and identify areas of strength and improvement. Next, you’ll focus on mastering the follow-through. Amid the many brands at NY NOW (and every trade show), what sets you apart is your ability to follow up swiftly and strategically. While you may not secure every sale, persistence and impactful follow-up are crucial to achieving success. In this video, you will learn how to nail the follow-through, and make your brand stand out from the crowd.