Marissa Dibartolo | Source: The Toy Book

In this week’s episode of the “Power Kid Podcast,” host Phil Albritton of Power Kid Design welcomes Adventure Media and Events’ own Marissa DiBartolo, editor-in-chief of both the Toy Insider and the Pop Insider and senior editor of the Toy Book. DiBartolo manages print and digital content for the Toy Insider and the Pop Insider, including daily product news, reviews, and features, the legendary Toy Insider Holiday Gift Guide.

On the show, Albritton and DiBartolo discuss the importance of building connections between toymakers and families and how doing press for toys has changed in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. DiBartolo shares insight from her years of experience demonstrating toys on national TV, including appearances on the TODAY Show, the Steve Harvey Show, ABC World News Now, Fox and Friends, and more.

Additionally, DiBartolo — a newly minted Genius of Play Ambassador — gives a sneak preview of the Toy Insider’s forthcoming early look at some of the biggest toy trends of 2021.

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The “Power Kid Podcast” is presented by The Toy Book Podcasts by Adventure Media and Events. The long-running series presents in-depth interviews and conversations with some of the biggest names and rising stars in the toy, game, and family entertainment industries. The Toy Book Podcasts are available through all of your favorite streaming services, including AnchorSpotifyApple PodcastsGoogle Podcasts, and more.

Adventure Media and Events (AM&E) is the publisher of the Toy Bookthe Toy Insider, and the Pop Insider. Composed of an editorial team with more than 75 years of combined experience in the toy and entertainment industries, AM&E publications provide consumers, press, and trade audiences with the latest news and updates on all things play and pop culture.