2012 Toy of the Year (TOTY) Awards
While working in-house for the trade association for the North American toy industry, The TAGS Group founder Stacy Leistner produced the annual Toy of the Year (TOTY) Awards, a 550+ person celebration that recognized the best toys of the year in 12 categories, inducted honorees into the Toy Industry Hall of Fame, and raised funds for the industry's foundation. Leistner and his in-house team managed all aspects of the awards nomination and selection process; planning for the 2012 event was supported by a team of industry volunteers, association staff and the event production company, Sequence Events.
About the 2012 Event
The 2012 Toy of the Year awards celebration was held at Alice Tully Hall at Lincoln Center. Arriving guests were greeted with huge TOTY logos projected onto the building's dramatic architecture and a street-level view directly into the event space through expansive glass walls surrounding one of the City's most impressive performance spaces.