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Dallas Market Center’s Spark Magazine Unveils Summer Edition
The colorful pages of the special edition feature entrepreneurs, the latest new products and trends, and insights from artists, designers, and retailers.
The cover story, “Paper Reign,” profiles Anna and Nathan Bond of Rifle Paper Co., who have transformed their startup stationery company into a lifestyle brand with more than 900 products in 12 categories available in more than 6000 retailers. Inside tips from the Bonds include how to gain and maintain a fervent fan base and advice for retail resilience.
Other articles include a Q & A with Dallas-based artist Mariell Guzman; a profile of fashion designer Melis Kozan; a feature on lighting trends; retailers and designers discussing dealing with adversity; words from western wear honcho Jack Polizzi; plus marketplace news about new and expanding showrooms and a Temps preview.
The entire issue centers on the theme “In Good Company,” a phrase Dallas Market Center began to use during the pandemic to highlight the generosity, strength and kindness of its customer community of retailers, designers, sales representatives, manufacturers, showroom owners and staff.
“This special edition, produced under challenging circumstances, reflects the resolute spirit and resilience of our customers,” said Penni Barton. “It’s timely and insightful content is focused on the creative people who surround us and who ignite conversations, connections and commerce to move business forward.”
Added Cindy Morris, president and CEO of Dallas Market Center: “Our community needs one another today more than ever. That support comes from the in-person market experience but also inside the pages of Spark. From the cover story on the entrepreneurs at Rifle Paper Co. to the exhibitor highlights, no other marketplace is delivering such a unique point of view on inspiration and business.”
Spark magazine is being delivered to 50,000 readers in July. A digital version of the magazine is available now via the Dallas Market Center website front page. The publication is directed by Dallas Market Center’s marketing division in collaboration with an external agency and an international group of designers and writers to produce the twice-annual publication.