March 2, 2017

This editorially curated community newsletter breaks down the latest event news, trends, education, social and travel information in an easy-to-skim format. Read it here first and consider yourself a true insider.

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Pantone’s Color of the Year at LUXURY 2017

Pantone’s Color of the Year at LUXURY 2017

No, you didn’t read your calendar wrong—it is March already. And if you think that came fast, just wait until you’re packing your bags for Las Vegas. It’s not too early to start thinking about your plans for the upcoming event, and JCK LUXURY is no exception. As the remarkable lineup of exhibiting brands and designers busy themselves preparing to dazzle their guests, here is a little sneak peek for you. What better way to kick off the spring than with a very spring-like hue: Pantone’s Color of the Year, Greenery. Here’s what your LUXURY exhibitors have in store for you this year.

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#JCKEducation
Stand Out In the Crowd: A Webinar




Stand out in the crowd | How to successfully collect hundreds of online reviews
Webinar on March 8, 2017 at 2:00 P.M.

It should be no secret that online reviews are a powerful tool that can influence buyer behavior. In fact, a vast majority of consumers now say they trust online reviews as much as personal recommendations from family and friends. Despite all of that, many businesses are still leaving online reviews to chance, but doing so is a big mistake.

So what can your business do to make sure it is taking control of its online reputation? You should proactively seek feedback from all of your customers in the form of online reviews. Doing so will boost local SEO, improve consumer confidence in your business, and provide you with invaluable insights that will help you improve your operations.

Join us for this presentation to learn first-hand from experts at Podium, such as Vice President of Marketing Nico Dato and Director of Retail Sales Nick Miller, how to harness the power of customer feedback and make the most out of your online reviews. Key takeaways include:

  • Why online reviews matter to your business
  • How to use online reviews to climb up local search rankings
  • Tips and tricks proven to help businesses collect 100s of new reviews

We encourage you to sign up to ensure you reserve a space even if you are not sure you’ll be able to attend. This is a great opportunity to learn more about maximizing your business’ relationship with consumers!


#JCKLasVegas
Think Tank: Think You Have What It Takes?

Think Tank: Think You Have What It Takes?

JCK Talks Presents JCK Think Tank
Wednesday June 7, 2017 | 2:00 P.M. | The Showcase Stage, JCK Las Vegas Show Floor
JCK Las Vegas wants to extend an invitation to all tech savvy companies for the opportunity to compete against other vendors and pitch your product or service on the JCK Las Vegas show floor for the chance to win BIG.

The JCK Las Vegas Think Tank competition is your chance to present your innovative technology product or service to a panel of judges and an audience of retailers during a seven minute presentation at JCK. The audience and judging panel will vote live to select the 2017 JCK Think Tank winner!

Previous winners have included TracTech in 2014, Ring Cam in 2015 and last year’s Think Tank winner HoloJem. If your innovative product or service comes out on top, you will receive $500 off a 2018 JCK Las Vegas booth and dedicated coverage in JCK Magazine as well as JCK’s Insider blog. Winners also have the exclusive opportunity to have their products marketed and promoted through JCK communications, including a press release.

Apply to be considered for inclusion in JCK’s Think Tank.


#JCKDesigners
Catching Up With Judi Powers

Catching Up With Judi Powers

Before Judi Powers became a jeweler, she had a career in book publishing. She pursued a dream to make jewelry, fueled by her love of telling stories and creating narratives. Upon debuting her fine jewelry collection in 2013, she immediately garnered attention; later that year she won the UncommonGoods Design Challenge.

Powers is now a second-year JCK Las Vegas Rising Star. Her mission in her jewelry design is to create pieces that are luxurious, effortless, timeless, and “as comfortable as your favorite cashmere sweater.” As if you needed another reason to love her jewelry, she uses recycled precious metals and ethically sourced colored gemstones and diamonds!
We caught up with our Rising Star to learn a little bit more about the inspiration behind her designs and her personal style, and got a sneak peek at what she will be revealing when we see her at JCK Las Vegas!

Read more about Judi Powers on the JCK Insider Blog »


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New For You to Explore At JCK Las Vegas

New For You to Explore At JCK Las Vegas

While the show floor always has so much to offer, we have added three new pavilions that you definitely will not want to miss this year! Each offers its own unique insight on this ever-changing industry’s latest trends and challenges and how to incorporate innovative ideas and solutions into your business.

Retail Experience
This destination of the show floor will put innovation at the forefront of its focus. It will feature suppliers whose products and services aim to transform the retail shopping experience. From software to new technology offerings, you won’t have to look further to spark an idea on how to enhance your customers’ visit to your store.

Lifestyle
Our Lifestyle pavilion is the place to go for a versatile curation of unique, personal goods and creations to complement JCK’s expansive community of jewelry brands and designers. Lifestyle focuses on the new generation of consumers, whose individual style and personal choices are reflected in the holistic way in which they shop.

Jewelers Security Alliance (JSA)
We have partnered with JSA to launch this neighborhood, which will tackle some of the prevalent security concerns we have seen come up in the industry. It will feature holistic and tailored security solution providers that help meet the number one goal of keeping jewelry businesses safe.

For more information and a complete listing of the areas you will see on the show floor this year, check out this listing from our show website!

JCK Las Vegas will be here before you know it! Register today and start planning for your best show experience.

JCK Las Vegas 2018

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