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20 Influencers at KBIS 2024 for Online Audiences

Feb 8, 2024

20 Influencers Will Cover KBIS 2024 for Online Audiences

(LAS VEGAS, Nev.) — February 5, 2024 — For the 12th year, the Designhounds Influencer Network returns to the Kitchen and Bath Industry Show (KBIS) to search the showfloor for notable finds and connect brands on site with a wide and eager social media audience. With each Designhound bringing a unique perspective, this long-standing program by M2 Connect offers fresh voices and networks to the show.

This year, a carefully selected group of 20 Designhounds will boast packed schedules and attend events sponsored by KBIS, Signature Kitchen Suite, WestLake Royal Building Products, NKBA Global Connect, and COMPAC Surfaces in order to unlock all that KBIS has to offer for their social media followers. Between events, influencers will have time to explore independently, gathering intel in order to award their Designhounds Favorite Finds, in which each ‘hound’ selects five products, brands, and/or booths to bestow the honor. To qualify a product as a Favorite Find, influencers must upload a selfie with their selections, and exhibitors may wish to present their awards via social media at their discretion.

“We are deeply honored to be KBIS’ official design influencer partner for a 12th year running and are excited to bring a new group of Designhounds, the majority of whom have never attended KBIS, to the show for four nights and three design- and innovation-filled days,” said Veronika Miller, CEO M2 Connect and Founder Designhounds Influencer Network. “Our team will be scouring the show floor for their official ‘Favorite Finds’ and will meet with and cover new product introductions from sponsor brands and from around the show in general.”

Beyond exploring exhibitor booths, influencers will visit NEXTStage for two events. The first, on Tuesday, February 27 at 11:00am, will be a panel hosted by Miller titled “Designhounds Presents: A Different Kind of Wellness – Return to Purpose” and tackle the next steps in wellness conversations by emphasizing the importance of personal growth and authenticity as a designer.
Immediately following the panel at 12:00 pm, influencers will attend DesignBites, in which 10 hand-selected brands will pitch their products to the audience and panel of judges. Designhounds will be able to cast their vote as audience members to award the People’s Pick and familiarize themselves with these cutting-edge brands as they set their free time schedules and make their own discoveries around the show.

Designhounds Class of 2024 | Follow their KBIS journey with #designhoundsKBIS and #DHfavoritefinds

Alyce Lopez
Ashley Ross
Donna Fedor
Jaclyn Isaac
Jana Donohoe
Jennifer Burt
Joy Maier
Juliana Ewer
Julie Ann Baur
Keffie Lancaster
Kelsey Roberts
Kevie Murphy
Lauren O’Donnell
Lisa Mende
Michael Wright
Nureed Saeed
Niki Conte
Sandra Diaz Velasc
Sara Lynn Brennan
Vanessa Francis

Media contact: KBIS@sharpthink.com
KBIS Media Registration: https://kbis.com/press/press-service-center

About National Kitchen and Bath Association (NKBA|KBIS) and the Kitchen & Bath Industry Show (KBIS)
NKBA | KBIS is the not-for-profit trade association that owns the Kitchen & Bath Industry Show® (KBIS). With nearly 50,000 members in all segments of the kitchen and bath industry, NKBA | KBIS has informed, educated and supported the industry since the association was founded in 1963. The association’s mission is to inspire, lead and empower the kitchen and bath industry through community, professional certification and learning, and events.
For more information, go to NKBA.org or call 1-800-THE-NKBA (843-6522).

NKBA® and KBIS® are registered trademarks of the National Kitchen & Bath Association.

About Emerald
KBIS is produced by Emerald. Emerald’s talented and experienced team grows our customers’ businesses 365 days a year through connections, content, and commerce. We expand connections that drive new business opportunities, product discovery, and relationships with over 140 annual events, matchmaking, and lead-gen services. We create content to ensure that our customers are on the cutting edge of their industries and are continually developing their skills. And we power commerce through efficient year-round buying and selling. We do all this by seamlessly integrating in-person and digital platforms and channels. Emerald is immersed in the industries we serve and committed to supporting the communities in which we operate. As true partners, we create experiences that inspire, amaze, and deliver breakthrough results. For more information, please visit: www.emeraldx.com
About Designhounds
The Designhounds Influencer Network is owned by M2 Connect LLC (Formerly Modenus Media LLC) and boasts an active design influencer roster of over 600 vetted interior, kitchen and bath designers as well as media and design business coaches – all with actively engaged social media audiences and a heavy focus on residential design related topics. Designhounds is the only residential design influencer agency that is focused on content aggregation and amplification of event generated content through its own platforms and enjoys a very loyal following in the industry since 2011. More about Designhounds at www.designhounds.com

About M2 Connect
M2 Connect encompasses the Designhounds Influencer Network as well as Designhounds tours & events, Designhounds Talks webcasts and, launching in 2024, two powerful communication apps designed to link brands and buyers and help make product sourcing interactive and intelligent. M2 Connect, under its former name Modenus Media, launched some of the most visible programs in the North American design industry, including the Designhounds Influencer Network, The Design Milk X Modenus Talks Lounge, Design Uncut webcast platform and custom campaigns for leading brands.

Beyond marketing, M2 Connect owns the M2 Consulting Group, which is focused on business development as the lead consultancy on NKBA’s international development program, Global Connect, the Brazilian Stone Exporters Association Centro Rochas and other leading brands, tradeshows and associations in the Americas and Europe.

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