FIND THE SERVICES YOUR BUSINESS NEEDS

The following directories list highly respected firms that offer a range of services for TIA members, helping you to connect with key partners and vendors, promote your brand, and improve your bottom line.

NOTE: These directories do not represent a recommendation from TIA of the organizations listed, nor is TIA responsible for the quality of work performed by these organizations. In some cases, information was provided by the listed organization and has not been verified by TIA. All listed service providers are associate members of TIA.

ADVERTISING AND PR SERVICES

Media Planning

Blue Plate Media ServicesBlue Plate Media Services, LLC
David Becker
35 Maple Street 
Summit, NJ  07901
908.918.0202 ext. 14
dbecker@blueplatemedia.net
www.blueplatemedia.net 

Blue Plate Media Services offer TIA members strategic, integrated media planning and best-rate placement to help your company reach kids, moms and families while maximizing your investment and driving your brands.

Promotional Firms

The promotional firms in this directory can help your company get the word out to the media and the masses about your company and product lines.  

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BUSINESS & TECHNICAL CONSULTING SERVICES

CASE ForensicsCASE Forensics
Karen Rayment
MSEE, MBA, PE, PMP, CFEI
Senior Consulting Electrical Engineer
Manager, San Francisco Division
909 Marina Village Pkwy Ste 331
Alameda, CA 94501-1048
510.775.3394
KRayment@case4n6.com
www.CASEForensics.com 

CASE Forensics provides a variety of forensic and consulting services to toy manufacturing companies. Services include: failure analysis: electronics, battery systems, power supplies, fire cause, mechanical and materials issues; RMA and supply chain analyses and 3rd party reporting, both domestic and international; a broad range of customized business and technical support including executive management reports, engineering, manufacturing, retail studies, IP research, product liability experts.


CANADIAN TOY DISTRIBUTORS

Looking for companies that provide toy distribution services in Canada? This directory can help.

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CONSULTANTS

The various consultancies in this directory can assist your company in developing sound strategies surrounding product and packaging design, licensing, consumer testing, marketing and promotions, toy safety, and much more.

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CREDIT INFORMATION/REPORTING

CreditsafeCreditsafe
Mark Edwards
Trade Payment Data Manager
1550 Pond Rd, Winchester Plaza, STE 100
Allentown, PA 18104-2259
855.551.6903
mark.edwards@creditsafe.com
www.creditsafe.com 

Creditsafe, a global provider of business credit information, offers business credit reporting and online credit checks to companies and partner agencies. Access company credit reports from over 120 million companies worldwide instantly online. Business credit checks include credit ratings and limits as standard.


CreditntellCreditntell
Lori Ziegler
Director of Integration
310 East Shore Road
Great Neck, NY 11023
800.789.0123 ext. 148
Loriz@creditntell.com
www.creditntell.com

Creditntell/ARMS is a credit consulting firm which analyzes the financial health of public and private retailers across several sectors, including; Toy Retailers, Mass Merchandisers, Grocery Stores, Drug Retailers, Department Stores, Sporting Goods Retailers, and other specialty retailers. Through our array of products & services, which include Quarterly Company Analyses, Industry Credit Rating Reports, Credit Rating Change Alerts, and One-on-One Consultations with our Expert Analysts, we can help you in your daily Credit Risk Decision making process.


INVENTORS & DESIGNERS

This TIA directory lists inventors and designers who provide services to the toy and youth entertainment industries.

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INSURANCE BROKERS

The insurance brokers listed below have extensive experience in managing comprehensive insurance programs for toy manufacturers, distributors, importers and retailers. Areas of expertise include property coverage, product liability and product recall, intellectual property infringement, ocean cargo & property, employee benefits programs, and more.

HUB InternationalHUB International
Benjamin Thrush
1065 Avenue of the Americas
New York, NY  10018
NYC Direct: 212.338.2260
CT Direct: 203.337.1868
Benjamin.thrush@hubinternational.com
www.hubinternational.com

York-Jersey Underwriters, Inc.York-Jersey Underwriters, Inc.
Robert Witkin
185 Newman Springs Road
Tinton Falls, NJ  07724-2649
732.842.2012 ext. 331
bobwitkin@york-jersey.com
www.toy-insurance.com


LEGAL COUNSEL

Carter, DeLuca, Farrell & Schmidt, LLPCarter, DeLuca, Farrell & Schmidt, LLP
Francesco Sardone
445 Broad Hollow Road, Suite 420
Melville, NY 11747
631.501.5700
fsardone@cdfslaw.com
www.cdfslaw.com

Carter, DeLuca, Farrell & Schmidt, LLP specializes in all aspects of Intellectual Property Prosecution, including U.S. and International Patent Application preparation and prosecution (including Utility and Design Patents); searches of relevant scientific and patent literature to assess patentability and freedom-to-operate issues; working with foreign associates and in-house counsel on various matters relating to patent procurement and enforcement; preparation, filing and prosecution of U.S. and International Trademark Applications; due diligence investigations and licensing; preparation of Patent and/or Trademark legal opinions; and Copyright matters.

Schiff Hardin LLPSchiff Hardin LLP
Jonathan Judge
Partner
233 South Wacker Drive, Suite 6600
Chicago, IL 60606
312.258.5587
jjudge@schiffhardin.com
www.Schiffhardin.com

Schiff Hardin specializes in the challenges faced by companies who make products for children. We provide national oversight for product liability lawsuits, assist companies with CPSC filings, and defend against and investigations, and provide legal analytics to help companies assess their risk and persuade government regulators. We also provide Legal Analytics to allow companies to better persuade regulators as to effective product fixes and to minimize penalties.”


LOGISTICS SERVICES

Technicolor Global LogisticsTechnicolor Global Logistics
Joseph Matthews
Marketing Analyst
6040 W Sunset Blvd.
Hollywood, CA 90028
805.445.4360
Joseph.Mathews@technicolor.com
www.technicolor.com 

TGL is an established third party logistics provider of integrated supply chain solutions, with proven expertise in solving complex end-to-end supply chain and logistics challenges. We offer a full suite of supply chain and global logistics services, including inbound logistics, warehousing/distribution, and outbound shipment management. As a solutions-based organization, we take great pride in our team of industry specialists, who aim to provide our clients with premium customer service and performance.


MANUFACTURER SALES REPS

These manufacturer representatives (i.e., agents that help sell a manufacturer’s product to wholesale and retail customers) can help grow your product’s market share in the U.S. and abroad.

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PACKAGING AND DISPLAY SOLUTIONS

Empire Packaging and DisplaysEmpire Packaging and Displays
Keri Transue
Account Executive
1161 East Walnut St.
Carson, CA 90746
562.652.0709
keri@empiresolves.com
www.empiresolves.com 

Empire has been manufacturing custom packaging and displays for over 60 years. We assist our customers by creating POP displays, retail-ready packaging and fulfillment. We provide a full support team of in-house graphic and structural designers to create innovative turnkey solutions; it's our goal to exceed our customers' expectations each and every time.


RECALL/QUALITY AUDIT SERVICES

Stericycle ExpertSOLUTIONSStericycle ExpertSOLUTIONS
Chris Harvey
Recall Strategist
6026 Lakeside Blvd
Indianapolis, IN 46278
317.275.7514
charvey@STERICYCLE.com
www.stericycleexpertsolutions.com

Stericycle’s Expert solutions help protect consumers, protect your brand, protect the environment and reduce corporate risk. Our best-in-class services and industry leading experts offer the most comprehensive and compliant recall, return, retrieval, field marketing and sustainability solutions available.


RESEARCH

YouthBeat, a division of C + R ResearchYouthBeat, a division of C + R Research
Mary McIlrath, Ph.D.
Senior Vice President/Partner, YouthBeat
500 N. Michigan Ave., #1100
Chicago, IL 60611
312.828.9200
marym@crresearch.com
www.crresearch.com 

At C+R Research, a full-service marketing insights agency, we’ve been helping brands grow for over 50 years by delivering great research, deep perspective and committed client service. We’re known for best-in-class methodologies, high-quality analytical insights and delivering senior-level attention throughout every phase of our clients’ projects. We offer an array of customizable techniques for both qualitative and quantitative research, and have focused areas of knowledge and expertise in youth and family, Latinos and shopper insights.


NPDThe NPD Group
David Riley
Media Relations
917.543.5465
david.riley@npd.com

Michael Presti
Marketing
516.625.4696
michael.presti@npd.com

The NPD Group
900 West Shore Road
Port Washington, NY 11050
www.npd.com/wps/portal/npd/us/industry-expertise/toys/

The NPD Group can see what others cannot -- the current realities and future possibilities for your industry, your customers, and your business. We combine our industry expertise with unique data assets, partnering with our clients to deliver a winning advantage.


RIGHTS MANAGEMENT SOLUTIONS

Source3Source3
Tom Simon
Director of Marketing
335 Madison Ave., 16th Floor
New York, NY 10017
917.658.5832
tsimon@source3.io
www.source3.io 

Source3 is the platform for large-scale licensing and distribution of 3D content. Based in NYC, Source3 was founded by veterans of Google and 3D Systems. The team’s experience includes the founding of RightsFlow, an enterprise licensing technology for the music industry acquired by YouTube in 2011. Source3 brings premium branded content to the 3D ecosystem.


SHIPPING SERVICES

TIA members can receive discounts on FedEx Express and Ground services, international and domestic air freight shipments, marine cargo insurance, and more.

PartnerShipPartnerShip
Keith Korhely
29077 Clemens Road
Cleveland, OH  44145
800.599.2902 x2254
kkorhely@PartnerShip.com
www.partnership.com

The TIA Shipping Program, managed by PartnerShip®, is a comprehensive inbound and outbound shipping program that combines simplicity, savings, and value to all TIA members. As the TIA-endorsed shipping management provider, PartnerShip works with nationally known carriers to provide unparalleled customer service and significant savings on every shipment. Visit PartnerShip.com/81TIA for more information and to enroll.

Services: FedEx services, LTL freight, tradeshow, and specialized shipping solutions


Toy Shippers Association (TOYSA)
Greg Marti
2001 Ford Circle Drive, Suite B Toy Shippers Association (TOYSA)
Milford, OH 45150
513.489.7730 x171
gmarti@toysa.com
www.toysa.com

TOYSA, originally formed for TIA members, has been a leading logistics voice in the industry since 1990. Membership is free. We combine members’ shipping volume to leverage global ocean contracts that provide ocean freight savings for our members. Success lies in our reputation, experience, influence and results. Emphasis on relationships built on trust and collaboration ultimately result in better decision making for our members.  

Services: Global ocean freight contracts, marine cargo insurance, and member rewards program


SMART TOY TECHNOLOGY SOLUTION PROVIDER

IntelIntel Corporation
Mark Francis
Venture Lead
5200 NE Elam Young Pkwy
Hillsboro, OR 97124
503.696.4408
Mark.r.francis@intel.com
www.intel.com

Intel is a leading technology innovator with the mission of enhancing the life of everyone on the planet through technology. Specific to the toy industry, Intel’s mandate of “if it is smart and connected, it is best on Intel” provides opportunities for partnering in the creation and development of smart toys and “toys to life.” Intel seeks to work with toy companies, inventors, publishers, and game developers to co-create new, innovative play experiences enabled by the integration and deployment of technologies.


TESTING LABORATORIES

This TIA directory lists independent testing labs that conduct a wide range of tests to verify that your products comply with rigorous U.S. toy safety standards.

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VENDOR/SUPPLIER ACCOUNTS RECEIVABLE AUDIT SERVICES

Harvest Revenue GroupHarvest Revenue Group
Nate Sklaroff
Director of Sales
609 SW 8th St., Suite 600
Bentonville, AR 72712
479.616.1623
nate.sklaroff@harvestrevenue.com
www.harvestrevenue.com

Harvest Revenue audits accounts receivables on behalf of vendors selling to large retailers, using the same data retailers use, but acting on behalf of their clients. They identify under billings and other funds due clients by using analyses to identify issues such as incorrect dates, incorrect costs, duplication of promotional claims, incorrect supporting data (inventory and sales), incorrect interpretations of emails and proposals and overly-aggressive deduction behavior. Harvest then works to get claims cancelled or repaid – all while preserving their clients' valued relationship with retailers.


CONTACT US

Bernadette Boyle
Membership Manager
646.454.5585

Toy Industry Association
1115 Broadway, Suite 400
New York, NY  10010