As The Toy Association’s leading trend specialist, Adrienne Appell maintains close communication with representatives of the Association’s member toy companies to stay abreast of what’s new, next, and cutting-edge in the toy industry. She speaks at conferences and events and is often called upon as an expert in the toy space on a variety of topics, from trending product to toy safety, and many toy topics in between.
Adrienne is interviewed frequently by national and local consumer and business media on toy trends and related topics. She travels all over the nation for local and national spots. Some of her past interviews have included segments with Good Morning America, Fox and Friends, KTLA-TV, WLS-TV WJLA-TV, KDFW-TV, WCBS-TV, WNBC-TV, and Good Day New York, as well as print interviews with Reuters, the Chicago Tribune, and The New York Times.
Adrienne has more than a decade of experience in the toy/youth industry. Prior to joining The Toy Association, she worked in the corporate communications division of Scholastic, Inc. Adrienne began her career at the global public relations agency Weber Shandwick, working on client accounts such as Kodak, Disney, and Compaq computers.
Adrienne lives in Hoboken, NJ with her husband and two young children.