KBIS and Modenus Announce 5th BlogTour

October 19, 2016

The 2017 Kitchen and Bath Industry Show (KBIS), the destination for kitchen and bath design professionals, and design resource Modenus Media, today announced the fifth official BlogTour set to take place at KBIS 2017, January 10-12, at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando. During BlogTour, 24 design bloggers and social media influencers will scour the KBIS show floor in search of the latest kitchen and bath trends and new product introductions, all while attending special events hosted by tour sponsors.

“Modenus originally launched the BlogTour concept in 2011 and has since organized 19 BlogTours to design destinations around the U.S. and Europe,” said Modenus CEO, Veronika Miller. “Our mission is to report on the best trends in design and to connect designers, influencers and brands through both social media and real life events and to help members of the design industry forge deeper, more meaningful relationships through education and conversation in beautiful and inspiring settings.”

Participants receive an all-expense-paid trip and have the opportunity to share in the sponsor revenue through Instagram coverage of their favorite finds from the show floor.

“After so many years of BlogTours, we realized that we had to adapt our concept to the changing marketplace,” explained Miller. “Our bloggers and social media influencers are busy professionals and have proven over and over again that they are the most valuable asset to our tours and events, deserving of a revenue share in addition to the all-expense-paid trip.”

“NKBA recognizes the importance of bloggers and social media influencers in today’s world, which is why we created the NKBA K+B Insiders program,” said NKBA VP of industry relations, Suzie Williford. “Our partnership with Modenus in bringing BlogTour to KBIS is part of our overall social media influencer strategy to bring increased recognition to the kitchen and bath industry.”

“BlogTour has become a KBIS tradition, and we’re thrilled to have it return to KBIS 2017 in Orlando,” said Brian Pagel, VP kitchen and bath group, Emerald Expositions. “The KBIS partnership with Modenus is an important part of our ongoing support of the kitchen and bath industry’s blogger and social media influencer audience.”

Participating bloggers include:

  • Lauren Bern, Laurel Bern Interiors
  • Shannon Ggem
  • Liza Jones, Liza Jones Interiors
  • Jeanne Chung, Cozy Stylish Chic
  • Laura Schwartz-Muller, Four Point Design +Construction Inc.
  • Jeffrey Johnson, Jeffrey Design LLC
  • Amy Benton, Lily Preuss
  • Michael Ryan, Michael Ryan Design
  • Christian May, Maison 21
  • Wanda Horton, Interior Concepts by Wanda
  • Carmen Christensen, Time2Design
  • Amanda Gates, Gates Interior Design
  • Patti Johnson, Chatti Patti Talks Design
  • Sarah Eilers, Lucas Eilers Journal
  • Linda Merrill, Linda Merrill Decorative Surroundings
  • Vanessa Francis, décor happy
  • Margot Austin, The Design Edit
  • Pamela Copeman, Posh Palettes
  • Gloria Sollecito, Artful Kitchens
  • Kathy Sandler, Live the Fine Life
  • Kim Macumber, Kim Macumber Interiors
  • John Kelsey, Wilson Kelsey Design
  • Michele Alfano, MoD Design Guru
  • Modenus