(September 14, 2021, Malibu, CA) – Consumer Product Events, the matchmaker for products and press, will host the press-only Fall edition of Media & Merch: A (Virtual) Press Junket on September 15-16, 2021 at Since 2009, CPE has introduced their little black book of reporter contacts to PR agencies, in-house marketers and brands directly as a service to help reporters, bloggers and influencers who are looking for new products for reviews, roundups and gift guides. Products to be presented include:

Hoppy & Poppie PinkCheeks: A line of educational products designed to set young children on a solid learning path toward a high emotional intelligence (EI/EQ). The toys, books, and activities teach babies, toddlers and preschoolers skills in key areas including emotional and body self-awareness, emotion vocabulary, empathy, compassion and many more.

Lisa Mckendall |

GiftWrapMyFace: is a hilariously customized selfie gift wrap that features any face on the body of an elf, snowman, Santa, superheroes, robots, iconic statues, lamas, atop a dreidel or menorah or topping off a pronoun-appropriate pair of wedding gowns or tuxedos for nuptials. Their new augmented reality giftwrap puts a face onto a snow angel with a jumping reindeer or on the body of a dancing elf. The video paper drops a whole family of faces into a holiday clan scene. Loved and used by Oprah and Khloe Kardashian.

Macy Harrell |

Hello Again: For women engaged with the joys of getting older, Hello Again is a cannabis-powered suppository that combines the healing power of this super ingredient with soothing botanicals to help soften the physical and emotional challenges of aging. Whether it be hot flashes, anxiety, brain fog, low energy, a less succulent downstairs, poor sleep, or plain old irritability, Hello Again is here to help womankind feel like themselves again.

Alexa Olipha |

Jonathan Sprouts: The largest manufacturer of green sprouts in the U.S. introduces the first sprouted antioxidant skincare line derived from broccoli, botanicals and swiss garden cress. The Sulforaphane and Apothecary lines help release detoxifying enzymes that slow down the signs of aging. 

Liz Reilley |

Kikkerland DesignSince 1992 Kikkerland Design has been a design incubator, offering a range of boldly whimsical, useful and gift-worthy products. Their endlessly entertaining catalogue of clever things spark intrigue, simplify tasks, crackle with wit and serve as conversation starters that spread joy. Kikkerland supports and represents independent self-producing designers and student design programs around the world.

Charles Prose |

Oli & Tess: California fine jewelry designer Polly Wheatley’s heirloom artisan line is fashioned of the finest quality diamonds and gemstones and features the jeweler’s particular love of rare opals. Every piece is handcrafted as a singular work of art. The collection consists of one-of -kind pendants, sexy, long threader earrings, stacking and cigar-band rings and bracelets. All gemstones are hand selected by Polly herself and she often creates the jewelry around particular stones. Named after her children, Oli and Tess, the brand flower is a symbol of her family unit and of a woman’s infinite love that binds relationships together.

Polly Whetley |

Sallyrose –  A jewelry and accessory manufacturer / distributor of beloved and officially licensed brands including Disney, Marvel, Harry Potter, Star Wars and Hello Kitty. A new line of customized nameplate necklaces feature iconic Mickey and Minnie Mouse. Sallyrose helps kids affected by illness, abuse, and neglect through The Jewelers for Children Organization and since 1999 has donated more than $55 million to programs such as the Make-A-Wish Foundation.

Jacob Chera |

Style Union Home: A luxury ceramic home fashion line created by the Cofounder of True Religion, Kym Gold. The style icon will showcase her new holiday collection, a hand-made line with a Tiffany-want factor that includes organically shaped blanc and noir clay “marbled” trays, uniquely shaped vases and bent-paper-like handled serving trays. Cake never looked so good on the deliciously pinch-edged gateau pedestals with matching ceramic servers.  We love the tiny-footed deep dessert bowls with matching petit plates and the plump-bird-shaped gravy boats.

Alyson Dutch |

The BaconerBased in Emeryville, CA and created by a team of bacon enthusiasts, The Baconer is a collection of quality, responsibly sourced artisan bacon. With specialty items like XXL Bacon Steaks, Smoked Lardons, and Ground Bacon, their hand-crafted products are available online and at select retail locations. The Baconer donates a percentage of proceeds to organizations supporting universal access to high-quality, nourishing, and responsibly sourced food.

Dana Young |

About Media & Merch: A (Virtual) Press Junkets presented by  Consumer Product Events, the brainchild of 30-year product launch veteran Alyson Dutch. A matchmaker for products and press, CPE was established in 2009 to connect product marketers directly with the press who are looking to report about them. CPE is a sister company of Malibu-based Brown + Dutch Public Relations, Inc.

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