A quick video walkthrough of our Winter 2012 Atlanta showroom!
Thousands of businesses depend on the success of the Atlanta Gift & Home Furnishings Market every year. When the unprecedented Atlanta winter storm hit just before market, vendors, retailers and local Atlanta businesses feared the worst. Flights were canceled, roads were impassable, and the market center was almost empty.
We kicked off market on January 12 with a barebones staff. Most of our sales team was still trying to work out flight schedules. Members of our IT department, who were able to make it in before the storm hit, pitched in to assist customers. Traffic was slow, but steady. We watched news and road reports hoping for a break in the weather.
Last week marked the end of the Atlanta International Gift & Home Furnishings Market. The Atlanta show attracts gift buyers far and wide but has also become a hub for designers and home accessory buyers. The metropolitan Atlanta area, like much of the sunbelt, has experienced explosive growth in the past decade and announced itself as a major media market. AmericasMart has never been more appealing to buyers with it’s great Southern location and more hotels within walking distance to the market center than anywhere else.
Atlanta had a vibrant focus on wall color, keeping it to a one or two color story and pairing it with accessories with traditional lines in neutral patterns and texture. The color story was strengthened with a layer of accent textiles, like pillows and throws in tonal or complimentary looks. Artwork took a backseat to structured wall décor incorporating mirrors and other reflective surfaces.
After each show we meet with our account executives to help gauge customer reaction to the market. We want to know exactly what you think about our product line, market presence, price points, etc.
Our Account Executives got some great feedback from customers at the recent Atlanta and Dallas markets:
The Dallas event will be held at the IMAX showroom, WTC #6250, on Saturday, June 27th at 3:00pm. The Atlanta event will be held at the IMAX showroom, AGM building two #1100, on Saturday, July 11th at 3:00pm. Cake and champagne will be provided. Food and drinks will be offered daily at both markets.
“Our customers have made these first 25 years possible,” said IMAX President Al Bulak. “This is our way of saying ‘Thank You’. We look forward to serving our customers for many years to come.”