Category: JCK Events

4 Invaluable Mobile Marketing & Social Media Tips from Ben Smithee

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Ben Smithee is the founder and CEO of The Smithee Group (TSG), a business consultancy that specializes in strategy and social media. TSG leverages Smithee’s background in Consumer Sciences (Insights, Research, and Intelligence) and Digital Strategy to help brands evolve and create lasting and valuable relationships for maximum ROI. TSG’s team is made up of individuals with diverse experience and exploratory mindsets to help other businesses achieve goals through detailed analysis, brand architecture, content creation, and daily management. TSG provides small and large businesses with marketing strategies, marketing campaigns, and detailed social media plans. Smithee joined us at JCK Las…


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JCK Industry Fund: Diamond Empowerment Fund Update

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Now that autumn is here, let’s see where our JCK Industry Fund recipients are since receiving their grants in a continual effort to enhance the image of the jewelry industry and to foster development and research of programs that would benefit the industry. The Diamond Empowerment Fund (DEF) is a global nonprofit organization that celebrates the positive impact diamonds have on communities around the world through its “Diamonds Do Good” campaign, which includes a number of initiatives to help advance and empower people living in these communities. With support from the JCK Industry Fund, DEF continues to reach millennials around…


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This is Why JCK Las Vegas Was the Best Show Yet

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A grand finale at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center As JCK prepares to say “hello again” to the Sands Expo and the Venetian, here’s a look back at the final—and arguably the best—year in our wonderful home at Mandalay Bay. The 2018 show saw more than 30,000 visitors from 110 nations all under one roof, all there to experience an impressive list of more than 2,300 brands exhibiting at JCK Las Vegas. “The mood was clear: From both retailers and exhibitors alike, it was optimism,” says Reed Jewelry Group SVP Yancy Weinrich. “This and several other buzzwords and topics permeated…


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Weekend in Review

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Cue the red carpet. The JCK team settled into New York City this past weekend, pleased to be a part of the industry events to kick off the new year. Calendars were booked full of meetings by the Women’s Jewelry Association (WJA), Jewelers’ Security Alliance, the JCK Advisory Board, the Gem Awards, 24 Karat and more.  Such a glamorous and enriching weekend deserves tribute, so here’s a look back at the highlights from our perspective.   JCK Advisory Board The JCK Advisory Board, comprised of prominent industry suppliers, retailers and association leaders, gathered in New York to discuss important updates…


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6 Jewelry Trends to Watch for at JCK Las Vegas

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6 Jewelry Trends to Watch for at JCK Las Vegas We are ready to roll at JCK Las Vegas! Many of you will be strapping on your most comfortable shoes (pro tip #1) to make your rounds on the show floor, stashing your pockets full of granola bars (pro tip #2), and making your final lists and checking them twice—on a fully charged cellphone with backup travel charger, obviously (pro tip #3!). You already knew all of these tips, of course—I’m just here for the reminder. So while you’re giving your FitBit the count of its life on your daily…


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