People of Play is the toy industry's most comprehensive networking and resource hub; a social platform and industry portal where toy industry veterans, newbies, inventors, buyers, job seekers, recruiters, consumers, and others come to find each other.
Get up-to-the-minute toy industry, event, and product news; participate in live online educational and networking events; browse a vast library of expert resources; and peruse and post to the industry's only dedicated social feed.
“We started with our CHITAG events and built community and visibility for inventors and innovators. With POP online, we've created a place where ALL in the industry can come to find each other.”
- Mary Couzin, Founder of People of Play
Magnify the power of your network by joining POP. Move your business forward with knowledge and connections.
Reach 350,000 toy industry leaders and enthusiasts. We have advertising packages for on-line, social media, and newsletters.
Sponsor our events to associate your brand with innovation. Monthly POP Pubs, annual conference, TAGIE awards, Young Inventor challenge, and more.
If you've contacted Mary Couzin for advice on who to talk to, or if you have spent hours looking for someone who has the expertise to help you... this is the platform for you! The power of Mary's network has gone online! As a member you get powerful search tools to connect you to the right people to move your career or business forward.
Visibility makes things happen! Participate in the POP community to bring attention to your products or services. Create a profile, add products to the POP database, share your knowledge in the wiki, post in classifieds, and share news and announcements on the POP homepage feed.
Access tens of thousands of articles, profiles, interviews, videos, and more.
Mingle with other members at private POP networking events, be a part of important career and business building events for specific communities such as educators, consumers, marketing, pr, pro/new inventors and more - the largest and longest running in our industry.
Membership is accessible, with several tiers from free to "company-wide. That means that everyone in the industry can, and should, join People of Play!
"Have you heard? There is a new place for all things toys and it is POP (People of Play). I strongly urge you, if interested or dealing in the toy, game and gift area, you check out POP."
- Rick Derr, Regional Manager and Owner, Learning Express Toys
I love the CHITAG and POP events! Theyre extremely well run with a great amount of thought put into them.
- Carly McGinnis, President at Exploding Kittens
"POP Week is “THE” event in the Toy Industry, it is a who’s who of Toy & Game Inventors and Toy & Game Companies. The Conferences, Gala and Fair are unmatched for Educating, Celebrating and Playing in our industry. It is timed perfectly for seeing the best of the best toys and games right in the heart of our biggest selling season!"
- Gary Swisher, Co-Chairperson of CHITAG/POP Advisory Board, Former EVP and SVP at Spin Master and Mattel
"POP Week is a high point of the year to meet and speak with inventors from around the globe in an amazing, innovative and supportive environment. It is the only toy and game fair offering a combination of new and experienced inventors, learning and networking opportunities.”
- Rich Mazel, VP of Innovation at Spin Master,Spin Master
“Thank you so much, for how welcoming and supportive you've been of this newbie game inventor who hopes to be part of the industry someday. Via POP and the speed pitch and mentor match, you've really helped me make connections, and the Bloom Report keeps me updated on everything that's going on in this fascinating industry!”
- Hank Wilson, Rising Game Inventor
"This event makes me fall in love with the Toy & Game Industry each year!"
- Megan HintermanKanous, Business Development Manager, PSI, Inc.
“It’s an annual rite of passage for our industry. Keep doing a great job bringing the community together and promoting the spirit of play.”
– John Bell, Director of Product Design & Development,Buffalo Games