Press Releases

Model Turned Designer Kathy Ireland Adds Personal Touches to 2012 Indianapolis Home Show

Nov 24, 2011
INDIANAPOLIS – Brent Keller, group manager for the Indianapolis Home Show, is pleased to announce that Kathy Ireland will be making a special appearance at the 2012 Indianapolis Home Show....

Tom Baugh's tips for building trust with employees

Aug 16, 2011
More communication with employees wasn’t possible for Tom Baugh at Marketplace Events. When the downturn hit the home and garden show company, rumors swirled....

Marketplace Events Signs Agreement to Colocate with Canada Blooms Creating Single Largest Home and Garden Event in North America

Jun 13, 2011
SOLON, Ohio - Marketplace Events, organizers of the National Home Show, and the Board of Directors of Canada Blooms: The Flower and Garden Festival, signed an agreement May 26 confirming the two powerhouse events will take place side-by-side in 2012 and subsequent years at the Direct Energy Centre, creating the single largest home and garden experience in North America....

Marketplace Events Teams with Cowboys Stadium to Launch 'Great Big Texas Home Show' in March 2011

Jun 12, 2010
CLEVELAND, June 10, 2010 – Marketplace Events announced today that it will expand its footprint in the south with the addition of three new home shows starting in 2011, including launches in North Texas and Oklahoma City and an acquisition in Birmingham, Ala....

Marketplace Events Reports Increases in Attendance and Space Sales for 2010 Spring Home Shows

Apr 21, 2010
CLEVELAND, OH - The portfolio of 18 home shows produced by Marketplace Events between January 15 and March 28, 2010 saw a 7% increase in attendance over last year, while exhibit space sales grew 4% over prior year for the same period, it was announced April 13 by company CFO Mark White....

One on one with Ty Pennington

Oct 03, 2009
Last year, Ty Pennington signed on to be spokesperson for Marketplace Events, which puts on a series of home shows, including the Des Moines Home and Garden Show. While Pennington, 43, the high-energy host of "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition," was not able to make it to Des Moines' 2009 show, he talked to Juice over the phone about home remodeling, green building and why you should not always DIY....

Mike Webster to head up Western Region for dmg world media's Home Interest North America division

Jun 22, 2009
Mike Webster has joined dmg world media's Home Interest North America (HINA) division as Regional Director, Western Region, it was announced today by the sector's President Tom Baugh....

We've got a new owner, a new name, a new partnership with Ty Pennington, and we're launching a new business-to-business division

Mar 09, 2009
I am very happy to be writing you to announce that Marketplace Events, formerly dmg world media’s North American home show division, has signed a three-year deal with Ty Pennington, host of TV’s hit series "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition", to serve as the spokesperson for our portfolio of 38 home shows in North America....

Home shows don't need big-name stars to draw DIY crowds

Mar 03, 2009
When the Minneapolis Home & Garden Show got its start 75 years ago, it featured beauty pageants, vaudeville acts and big-name stars -- Liberace, the Lennon Sisters, even Frank Sinatra....

Marketplace Events to launch home and garden shows in Cleveland and Indianapolis in 2010

Feb 25, 2009
Marketplace Events to launch home and garden shows in Cleveland and Indianapolis in 2010...

Housing Inside and Out

Nov 11, 2008
Ever wonder how all those home and garden TV personalities got their start? Turns out one of the biggest names in the business, Ty Pennington of Extreme Makeover: Home Edition, got his on the home show circuit, and as of a few weeks ago, he’s returned to his roots....

Indianapolis Home Show

Sep 11, 2008
The Indianapolis Home Show is the largest and oldest of its kind in the nation. The inaugural home show in Indianapolis was held at the Indiana State Fairgrounds in April 1922, under the name Indianapolis Home Complete Exposition....

Ty Pennington returns to his Home Show roots

Aug 13, 2008
Ever wonder how all those home and garden tv personalities got their start? Turns out one of the biggest names in the business, Ty Pennington of Extreme Makeover: Home Edition, got his on the home show circuit, and as of a few weeks ago, he's returned to his roots....

We all need that space where we can be ourselves

Aug 11, 2008
'Move that bus!" This is Ty Pennington's trademark roar on Extreme Makeover: Home Edition , the ABC reno show known for its four-tissue rating....

Pennington to help with home shows

Aug 02, 2008
The producers of a pair of Salt Lake home shows have signed a big- name personality in the home-improvement industry as their spokesman....

Sold: Home-show operator for $53 million

Jul 29, 2008
Marketplace Events L.L.C. , which is owned by Arkansas-based Stephens Capital Partners L.L.C., bought 38 North American consumer home shows from DMG World Media last week. The price was $53 million, according to one of the investment banking firms involved in the deal....

New company to produce 2 Orlando home shows

Jul 29, 2008
Marketplace Events LLC has purchased the division of a company that produces the Orlando Home Show and the Central Florida Home & Garden Show....

Ty Pennington to be spokesman for Jacksonville Home and Patio Show

Jul 28, 2008
"Extreme Makeover: Home Edition" host Ty Pennington has signed a three-year deal to be the spokesman for the Jacksonville Home and Patio Show....

Public Shows Shifting Focus

Jul 17, 2008
“The consumer show industry is experiencing a paradigm shift,” said Robert Degenhart, show manager of the Buffalo Home & Garden Show and the Greater Rochester Home Show , both dmg world media consumer shows....

E-ticketing The Virtual Box Office

Jun 23, 2008
Long lines at the box office on opening day with eager attendees waiting to buy their tickets have been a consumer show tradition for decades. It still is but, with the advent of e-ticketing over the last few years, not quite to the extent it once was. Lisa Kropf, dmg world media's director of marketing and sponsorship in the Home Interests North America division, said the company started using e-ticketing in 2006....

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Jan 13, 2020

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