Let's face it. If you're not Microsoft, a rock star, or a presidential candidate you can't afford to hire a public relations firm. And frankly, even if you could afford one, PR firms are not likely to do the down and dirty work you need.
While a stash of dough is always very nice, with or without it you'll need tons of energy, unfaltering passion for your product, and unrelenting perseverance to overcome any obstacles, to be a winner! Here are some things you can do yourself without a big marketing budget. So, let's get going! read more »
The International Exhibition of Inventions for 2007, held in Geneva from April 18 -22nd. It featured over 1000 inventions from around the world and almost 70,000 visitors from 5 continents. Unfortunately, the InventorSpot.com team could not be there to cover the event. Fortunately, we did make arrangements for our Guest Blogger Peter to write about the event for us.
Why the delay in writing about an event that happened in April? Well, it ended up that our Guest Blogger, Peter was a Gold Medal Winner at the Geneva Invention Show.
Here's his truly unique insider's views on the show: read more »
Welcome all to my first live progressive blog for ABC's reality show American Inventor. We here at Inventor Spot are glad to see last year's fans back, and hopefully we'll get some fresh viewers as well. read more »
Hi All: read more »Well, it's here. Season Two of the American Inventor reality television show is starting tomorrow night, Wednesday, June 6, 2007 at 9 pm Eastern (and 8 pm Central time) on ABC. And just like last year, we're going to provide the best, most in depth coverage, provide a forum for commentary, and host live blogs about the show.
Want to learn about a new hearing solution?
Our guest blogger, Tamara Warta, lives with her husband in Sacramento where she works as a writer and a director of a Christian dance company. Her work can be seen in several publications and websites such as skincare-news.com, limestart.com, and lovetoknow.com. She wanted to share international invention stories with the readers of InventorSpot.com
Here's her article: read more »
When is a patent pointless or just dowright silly?
Our Guest Blogger, Jennifer Lane, has lived in an array of places, from a monastery in the Himalayas to the "Entertainment Capital of the World." She currently works as an attorney in Las Vegas, Nevada. She wanted to share the fun side of patents with the readers of InventorSpot.com.
Here's her article: read more »
At first glance you may think this chair is just another chair made from recycled parts, but if you look deeper you may find something more. At first glance you may be appalled when you see that the chairs environmental design consists of non-earth friendly twisty ties. Or, if you look deeper, have an open mind and patience, you may find in it instead potential, potential to have a great social and environmental impact on the world.
Carlos Alberto Montana Hoyos, a designer, who studied in Japan in Kobe Design University, knows his chair isn't perfect, but he's working on it. read more »
According to a 2005 survey of more than 1,000 moms, lots of blunders happen in the bathroom. For example, 85 percent have fallen into the toilet when the seat is left up. One quarter surveyed have resorted to using toilet paper for a wet child emerging from the bath when no towel was in sight. Better yet, 33 percent of moms have sleepily brushed their teeth with something other than toothpaste. read more »
The Cartoon Network has a television cartoon series called Dexter's Laboratory. In it, boy genius Dexter hides away in his secret bedroom laboratory to save the world, and avoid his ballerina sister Dee Dee.
This cute cartoon from Dexter's Laboratory really captures the ups and downs of the invention process. read more »
Leonardo, the creation of MIT scientists, looks like a cuddly toy with movable appendages. But this "toy" is, in at least one way, more intelligent than a human pre-schooler.
Our Guest Blogger, Lisa Zyga, is a science writer who is interested in many areas of science and technology, including the impact of science on society. She is excited about exploring new inventions in science, medicine, and space, and inspiring and fascinating readers interested in the creative frontier of science with the readers of InventorSpot.com. Here's her article: read more »
The History Channel(R) and Invent Now(R) Inc., a division of the National Inventors Hall of Fame(R) Foundation, announced the Finalists and Grand Prize Winner - the top inventions of 2007 - in the second annual Modern Marvels Invent Now(R) Challenge, a national competition in search of America's next great inventor. read more »
It has been years since I've ridden a bike, other than a stationary fitness bike. I've thought about it a lot, but never really did anything to get back on one. Besides, there aren't many places around where I live to ride a bike without needing to drive several miles to a park. I could risk the busy streets, but I think my bravery flew out the window as soon as I had kids.
Then a few months ago my daughter received a bike as a gift and it got me thinking about how nice it would be to go bike riding with her, even if just at the park. It would give us a chance to bond more and exercise together. read more »
Ever wish for a better way to keep track of your children?
Our Guest Blogger, Lisa Zyga, is a science writer who is interested in many areas of science and technology, including the impact of science on society. She is excited about exploring new inventions in science, medicine, and space, and inspiring and fascinating readers interested in the creative frontier of science with the readers of AmericanInventorSpot.com. Here's her article: read more »
What do you get when you cross a willful, stubborn, potty-training toddler with baggy, saggy jeans?
Truthfully, I don't want to know. But thanks to sister inventors Talia Bahr Goldfarb and Danielle Bahr Eason, kids now have a simple way to keep their pants above their knees. Their solution? Myself Belts. These innovative belts snap around the first belt loop (so it remains attached at all times). After sliding the belt through the rest of the loops, the child simply secures the end with the Velco closure. This design allows little ones to pull and tighten one-handed without the belt coming out of the loops, and without any tricky buckles to manage. read more »
Our Guest Blogger, Ashton Udall, is a partner at Global Sourcing Specialists, a product development and sourcing firm that assists businesses, inventors, and start-ups tap overseas resources to succeed in the global economy.
Ashton recently interviewed Barbara Carey for his blog product-global.com. Barbara has written articles for us as a Guest Blogger for us in the past. She is the inventor of Hairgami® and dittieTM feminine protection brand, as well as over 100 other products. He wanted to share the interview with the readers of AmericanInventorSpot.com.
Here's Part I of his 3 part interview. Part II will be published next Monday: read more »
She wanted to share some public relations and marketing tips with the readers of AmericanInventorSpot.com.
Here's her article:
Dr. Yoshiro NakaMats has shattered the world record for most patents held that was formerly held by Thomas Edison. He currently holds over 3000 patents and is Japan's most prolific inventors. One of this most influential inventions was the floppy disk, which he invented when he was 23 years old as a student.
BBC's series "Adam and Joe go Tokyo", interviews Dr. NakaMats. Adam and Joe Go Tokyo was a eight episode series that was aired on BBC Three and BBC One in 2003. The show was originally rumoured to be called Asian Invasion, and showed Adam and Joe looking at Japanese culture, music, meeting famous Japanese people and unforgettably trying to become famous in eight weeks.
This invention video is an amusing and fascinating opportunity to see Dr. NakaMats, one of the most prolific inventors of all time, show off a few of his inventions. I wonder how sales for his Love Spray is doing. You can learn more about Dr. NakaMats on his website Dr.Nakamats.com
The video is about 6 minutes long. Enjoy. read more »