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High Point Market - Announces Design Bloggers Tour for Fall Market 2018

HIGH POINT, N.C., June 13, 2018 – The High Point Market Authority (HPMA) is pleased to announce that it has partnered again with Esteem Media to develop a Design Bloggers Tour for the 2018 Fall Market, October 13 – 17, and is now accepting submissions from bloggers and social media influencers interested in being considered for the tour and sponsorship inquiries from interested exhibitors.

Application process is now closed - we'll be announcing the ten bloggers in August so please stay tuned.

Bloggers will receive a stipend to participate in the Tour but each blogger is responsible for their hotel and travel.

The High Point Market Design Bloggers Tour will bring a group of ten (10) leading design bloggers to High Point Market for 2 full days of tours in sponsoring showrooms. Participating bloggers will visit each sponsor for an up-close look at the exhibitors’ company, showroom and products during a 45 minute presentation and tour. The tour will kick off on Sunday, October 14, and conclude on Monday, October 15.

Esteem Media, founded by Adam Japko, produces the highly successful Design Bloggers Conference, now called the Design Influencers Conference, ( . “This program just keeps getting better and better. From the reach of participating bloggers to the quality of the content produced to the immersive experience provided by exhibitors during the tours, it’s something I’m proud to be a part of,” commented Japko. “This unique project is a natural extension of our conference, designed to promote quality online design content and community building. It’s a thrilling program which benefits all involved, with both participating bloggers and exhibitors receiving great exposure.”

“Being a part of the Design Bloggers Tour was the best way to see High Point Market for the first time,” commented Ivonne Ronderos of DKOR Interiors. “We were able to target specific vendors that really valued our presence and get to know more in depth about their brands. High Point Market is spread out throughout buildings and different locations and being a part of the tour helped us to get oriented and plan better for our next trip. Not only was the show an unexpected array of fantastic vendors but the friendships we developed during our time together were priceless. Thank you for such a wonderful experience.”

Submissions are now being accepted from design bloggers and social media influencers interested in being considered. The form will be available at until Tuesday, July 10.

Exhibitors interested in learning more about this program and its sponsorship opportunities can email The sponsorship deadline for this program is Tuesday, August 28, 2018.

About the High Point Market Authority
The High Point Market Authority,, is the official sponsor and organizer of the High Point Market in High Point, N.C. Featuring an extensive selection of exhibitors spanning every category, style, and price point, and attracting tens of thousands of visitors from more than 100 countries twice each year, the High Point Market is the driving force of the home furnishings industry. Find the High Point Market anywhere online, and follow on social media using the hashtag #hpmkt.

About Esteem Media
Esteem Media,, is home to leading national and local media brands in the luxury home design, gardening, and fine wine communities; focused on connecting professionals and consumers around their passions and businesses. Atlanta Home & Lifestyle, Design Influencers Conference (formerly called the Design Bloggers Conference), WineZag, and New England Home leverage events, print media, social media, blogs, and digital marketing… but overall, community connection as the catalyst for their constituents’ commercial success.