Marketing Opportunities

Buyer's Lounge Sponsorship

The Buyer's Lounge is a business room for our buyers. Sponsors may distribute brochures & catalogs and have the opportunity to showcase product in the Buyer's Lounge on floors 13 or 6. Contact Greg Joselove or call (214) 760-2890.

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Directory / Website

Directory Guide - Currently, the directory is not being printed due to Covid-19 concerns, however be sure to update company details on your online listing so buyers can find you. Information you upload goes live to DMC's website and on the mobile app. If you need assistance logging on to your listing, contact Helen Smith or call (214) 655-6230.

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Website - The Dallas Market Center website serves as an online directory for exhibitors to promote their product lines and provide company information. Be sure to update your listing and upload product images.

Mobile App - Exhibitor listings and categories are also listed on the DMC mobile app and can be searched by name or category.


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Displays

Professionally designed displays highlight specific niche categories of merchandise and identify trends for retailers during markets. Notify your suppliers of the deadline dates to receive samples before the check-in dates on each form. Also note the check-out date listed so that someone from your showroom will be available to retrieve samples. Contact Marquisha Berry or 214-655-7659.

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  • Displays - Apparel & Accessories Market - Deadline 10 days prior to Market. Download the form.
  • Displays - Total Home & Gift Market - Deadline 10 days prior to Market. Download the form. 

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Fashion Shows

Guest Designer for the Trend Show - The Trend Show is one of the major events during the Apparel & Accessories Markets. A Guest Designer feature during the Trend Show is a sponsorship opportunity that offers great awareness for your brand. Held in the 1st floor atrium of the World Trade Center, this event draws hundreds of buyers who are sourcing product. The show is professionally produced and uses models from top Dallas agencies. Contact Jodi Ogle or 214-757-7820.

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Kim Dawson Runway Cafe Show - Apparel & Accessories Markets - Deadline 5 days prior to Market. The show for October will not take place in lieu of a Mannequin Fashion Gallery showcasing showrooms that have relocated from the 14th floor. The KD Runway Show will return for January 2020!

Guest Designer for the Trend Show - The Trend Show is one of the major events during the Apparel & Accessories Markets. A Guest Designer feature during the Trend Show is a sponsorship opportunity that offers great awareness for your brand. Held in the 1st floor atrium of the World Trade Center, this event draws hundreds of buyers who are sourcing product. The show is professionally produced and uses models from top Dallas agencies. Contact Jodi Ogle or 214-757-7820.


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Submitting Images & Social Media

Submit Photos & New Lines for Marketing - Provide product photos and information on lines new to DMC for consideration of use on social media and other marketing promotions. Submit photos NOW for more chances to be included in upcoming promotions.

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Image Requirements:

  • Professional product, campaign, or lifestyle images. NO smartphone pictures.
  • At least 300 dpi (the higher the resolution, the better).
  • NO brand logos or artwork. If your image is selected, your line and showroom will be credited.
  • All color photos. NO black & whites.

To be considered, send images meeting above requirements to:


 

Social Media Opportunities - Jump in and extend your marketing through social media across all platforms (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Pinterest, and more) by using #dallasmarket when you follow or like our pages. It's free and a great way to reach a new audience. Post pictures to garner more attention!


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Retailer Info

List of Buyers/Stores - Target your direct mail and/or telemarketing campaign to the right store before market. For .05 per name you may purchase a list of registered buyers which can be tailored to a specific product category or region of the country. Contact Helen Smith or call (214) 655-6230.

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Mailing List Order Form – All Markets

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Badge Scanner - Do you want state-of-the-art badge scanning technology for market? Dallas Market Center and Gateway Events brings you lead retrieval capabilities within your showroom.

Forms for our upcoming markets

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Retail Referral - Name the Top 5 Retailers you want to see in Dallas or integrate your sales list with ours. You’ll stretch your marketing dollars by incorporating your buyer list into Dallas Market Center’s. Your buyers will receive direct mails and emails from Dallas Market Center encouraging them to attend the next market.

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Show Specials/Events & Appearances

Do you have a market special, event or expecting any of your designers/authors/celebrities? Let buyers know with this complimentary promotional listing of your market specials and appearances that will appear on DMC's' mobile app! Just complete the forms below by the deadline. Contact Helen Smith or call (214) 655-6230 with any questions.

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Appearances - January Markets. Deadline: December 1, 2020 - form here


Show Specials/Events - January Markets. Deadline: December 1, 2020 - form here.


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Valet Coupons (valet service on hold during Covid-19 concerns)

Treat your customers to valet parking! Mail early to customers or hand out during market. Contact Allison Vaughn or call (214)-655-6143 for full details. Note that valet is not available during the January and June Total Home & Gift Markets)

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Free Zone

You can provide handouts to buyers in the “Free Zone”during the January and June Total Home & Gift Markets. This area is the only designated promotion point for handouts and flyers (other than inside your booth/showroom). The “Free Zone” is located between Market Hall and the Trade Mart West entrance.

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