Quick PPAI Vegas recap
It's my first day back in the office after being out for a week at the PPAI Expo in Vegas. I had hoped to have something a little more substantive for you today, but as I'm sure 99 percent of the people who traveled last week are, I'm playing the "Answer as many delinquent e-mails in eight hours as you can so you don't drown in a terrible, terrible pile of work" game. So, needless to say, I'm a little behind (and also losing the e-mail game), so I thought I'd just post a quick recap of my thoughts from the show and leave the fancy talkin' for next week. Said recap is going to go a little something like this:
• The education sessions I attended on Tuesday were awesome. I really enjoyed the three I attended, which you can read about starting right here, and will definitely be making a point to attend as many as I can in the future.
• I didn't get to walk the floor much since I was busy with meetings/thanking sources/locking up interviews for our Feb. issue, but from what I could see the show traffic and booth attendance seemed comparable to last year's. This is a total unofficial opinion, I have no numbers or facts to back this up with at all. I'm just estimating based on what I was able to observe on my own and what I heard from the handful of suppliers I spoke with.
• Touch screen technology is starting to pop up more. Hanes had a pretty slick mobile site they showed me on an iPhone and iPad at their booth, and I think SanMar had a big touch screen built into the wall of its booth where you could dress one of its models in different outfits.