Covering Trade & Consumer Shows

2017 International Auto Show NYC-Photos+Video

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The New York International Auto Show once again opened with a bang at New York’s Jacob Javits Convention Center. This is our 15th year covering this show and it is always exciting preparing for our coverage of the best show held at the Jacob Javits Convention Center.

Now as many of our readers know we cover most of the major and some of the smaller shows at the convention center, but none offer the media advance access as does the ...

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Our Most Extensive Coverage-2015 PhotoPlus Expo New York-11 Video Interviews

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Our 5 Minute Show Recap Video

This turned out to be our largest PhotoPlus Show coverage in the many years we have covered PhotoPlus New York. With such a popular show for all of us that are photographers both beginners and pros, this is the one show that we have an opportunity to actually see new products, touch them, talk to the experts about their products and use ...

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2015 NY NOW The Ultimate Trade Show For Home, Lifestyle and Gift

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New York’s Largest Trade Show

We have covered the Gift Show in past years that is called the NY NOW Show because it has expanded its scope beyond the gift market and needed a name that would be one that would include the many facets of this show and the merchandise being offered to buyers.

We were excited to visit this show this year and knew it would be a daunting task to cover the show they way we ...

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How To Gain Important Media Access

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What Determines Legitimate Press ID

It seems that some of the press card mills I have seen on the internet claim that one only needs a press card that “Looks Good” and it will get them access to many events.  IPA however challenges that notion and continues to state that the IPA Press Card is only an identification card that confirms our members status, expirations date and profession when displayed.

We have also seen a comment ...

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Finding And Concurring Trade Shows

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Revised:  The advice in this article is as  timely today as when I first wrote it years ago.  I have updated it with more current images to illustrate the article better.

This is a more in depth How To article while that one is a good overview of the process and benefits of covering these shows.

Trade and Consumer Shows – a Reviewer’s Boot Camp

I lived in the New York and New Jersey area all my life and have traveled ...

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Facebook Easy Way To Promote Your Work – IMPressive Stats Look!

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Many of us have been busy posting our articles and photos on IMPress or on the IPA website and I wanted to thank you all for doing so.  This article should explain how you can increase the readership on your articles and do it by spending a few moments once you hit the publish button on our site to take your article live.  Consider this as part of the publishing process at IPA and a must ...

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IPA's Hall of Shame

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Miso Sevelj Enters Our Hall of Shame

Warning!  Do Not Grant Media Access

On Nov. 6, 2010, Michel Miso Sevelj a New York photographer decided to join IPA.  He called our offices to see if he could get rush service on his Press ID kit because he wanted to gain media access to a fashion show being held in ...
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IPA Provides the Framework for Members

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The Importance of Publishing Your Work

Some people simply don’t understand the value of membership at IPA and believe that showing a press card means instant access to events, shows, sports and much more, but the truth is the pass is not what gives them the access it is the media outlet itself, the reputation of that outlet and the quality of their published works.

In every article on this blog, we ...

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Trade/Consumer Shows, Seminars & Conventions • #1 Place to Learn

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New members always ask, how do I get started at IPA?  The questions are usually geared to those that want to learn the art of becoming a professional photojournalist and a Member In Good Standing at IPA.

We especially love to cover interesting trade and consumer shows because there are so many of them being held in most cities around the globe.  It doesn’t have to be New York City ...

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