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Recent Call Transcript.  This Really Happened.  (OK, Well, Mostly.)   NP:  Hello, North Pole hotline.  How may I direct your jingle?   TK:  Oh, that’s cute...

What exactly do you do in the industry? We make news. Whether it’s with traditional media like the Today Show or influencers across social platforms, LPR tells our clients’ stories throug...

Attention Entrepreneurs!  4 Tips on Cranking Up the “Revenue Machine” By Nancy Zwiers Thank goodness for “The Entrepreneurial Edge,” my entrepreneurial training program,...

Tell us who is part of the PopHaus Collective!  Robert Freeman Smith – Merrill, MI – Co-Founder Joseph Boyle – Alsop, IL - Co- Founder Josh Kemper – Baltimore, MD &ndas...

I grew up in the toy industry. At no time did I imagine that one day I’d receive an award for doing what I love.  My biggest inspiration—and the reason for any success I have—ha...

Legacy of Laughter  is the perfect GRANDPARENT Christmas gift.  Folks of all ages will love the numerous ideas illustrated by grandkid art work!  Order through Barnes and Noble or Amazo...

Were you a kid playing with Barbie in the early 2000s? If so, you’ll probably recognize some of these iconic dolls/lines from the decade.    Hip 2 Be Square Barbie Image: Fis...

PEOPLE OF PLAY ANNOUNCE LINEUP FOR ANNUAL TOY & GAME INTERNATIONAL INNOVATION CONFERENCE  FEATURING  NEW POP DUOS - LEADERS, LEGENDS & CELEBRITIES   Headliners include Academ...

In times like these, civility is kind of a lost art form. People talk and talk, but are they listening and quite frankly, really hearing what others are saying?  Or, are they just waiting for som...

We appreciate your vote for our Fun Family Games!For Really?! Think you know me? Guess again! -- So much more than conversation cards for families and friends, enjoy a hilarious think you know me triv...

Yay! This is our first post, and we would love to get to know you while you get to know us! Our names are Ayelet, Jennifer, and Yolanda. We are mompreneurs (4 kids each;-) on a mission to connect peo...

  Glimpses of an Extraordinary Life, in Three Dinners   I can’t say we were close.  I knew Brian well enough to be on a first-name basis with him, and our professional paths ...

Brian Goldner Reminds Us:  How Do We Want to be Remembered? Our industry lost a giant this week. Brian Goldner, CEO of Hasbro, passed too soon at 58 and days later, we are still reeling. Many of...

  In a text exchange just a couple of months ago, Brian said, “Life always reminds me of the Velveteen Rabbit. “When you’re tattered and your stuffing starts showing, you kno...

The beginnings of Pressman Toy really started even before my Father, Jack Pressman, started his company in 1922. As early as 1916, when Jack was 21 years old, he worked with his father at the Pressman...

*Opinion Article - Concepts below are explained with a lack of detail for ease of comprehension* This article is structured like a conversation. Go ahead, read it aloud in your head, you know you wan...

Let’s talk about engagement… with yourself, your projects and most certainly with others!  Inspiration comes in so many forms, but mainly from conversations and interactions with oth...

What exactly do you do in the industry? Scott: Jeff and I try to invent digital and physical toy and game concepts that we can turn intoinnovative products. With Snap Ships we started inventing a boa...

Q:  What’s Your Problem with Candy Corn?   Look, I know it tastes like sugared wax and turns your tongue orange.  But ‘tis the season – we’ve turned that big m...

What was the Ah-ha moment that led you to the Toy and Game industry?    [Alana] I loved Rube Goldberg machines (chain reactions) as a kid. I had to invent one for my fifth grade science cl...

Calling All Whizkids!  People Of Play’s Annual Young Inventor Challenge Kicks Off   The Young Inventor Challenge is blasting off 2021 with their newly awarded STEM.org Accredited&tr...

What exactly do you do in the industry?   I am the CEO/Founder of a newly formed bubble company, called Bubble Universe. Bubble Universe is focused on innovating the experience of bubbles for a...

Here’s to Enjoying the Ride!   People I meet always seem interested in how I invented Pound Puppies® and the toy line’s astounding success.  I’m here to tell you tha...

(Editor\'s note: this op-ed can also be found on Linkedin)   I just heard that #YoungInventorchallenge that People of Play organizes has opened for registration here:&nbs...

As sizzle reels and other digital media become increasingly important in making your inventions and products stand out, here is a tool kit of tips to elevate your videos no matter your experience.&nbs...

The Magic of our Mirror Neurons By Nancy Zwiers Can you decipher the emotions behind these expressions?  People across the world can...all becasue of mirror neurons. Discovery--In 1997, resear...

Lindsay Pierce has joined the Revenew Sales team!     Lindsay has been named VP-Sales and will be handling mid-tier Key Account retailers with whom she has built successful relationsh...

Question:  Which is more difficult—getting on a kid’s wish list or staying on it long enough to get purchased?   Answer:   Ahh…the wish list conundrum. This is...

Electricity Supply Issues in China Electricity is suddenly in short supply across China. In recent days, factories began getting notices from their local electric utility that they were being forced ...

VOTING NOW OPEN FOR THE 2021 TOY & GAME INTERNATIONAL EXCELLENCE AWARDS - the TAGIEs People of Play (POP) are now accepting votes for the innovative and inspiring TAGIE nominees. Vote for your fa...

Tait & Lily, Inventors of Betcha Can't!