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Chevrolet Captiva Scratch Card - Inventive Marketing


 In Great Britain, to honor the new vehicle, the new Chevy Captiva was coated with that silvery scratch card material with thousands of scratch-and-win panels beneath. read more »


Cold Coffee at McDonald's - Inventive Marketing


McDonald's, one of the world's largest fast food chains began selling plain, vanilla and hazelnut iced coffees at 700 locations in and around Chicago. For the last few months, the drinks have been sold in New York, Boston and a few other major markets.

To promote the drinks, McDonald's, with agency BBD, has displayed coffee mugs frozen in ice in Seattle.

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Wear Your Chair


Ever go to a family gathering or a party and had nowhere to sit except the floor? Well from now on BYOC- bring your own chair or should I say wear your own chair. That's right, wear your chair.

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Plantable Packaging From Cargo


Evangeline Lily mentioned it on Jimmy Kimmel. That's where I heard about it first, and though I initially tuned in to see what Lost secrets she would reveal, which she didn't, I don't regret tuning in or else I would not have learned about this environmentally friendly lipstick. Well, I wouldn't have learned about it as early.
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Up To You: A New Shopping Experience


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

By shopping internationally Up To You customers can expect to be introduced to amazing pieces, while taking an active role in influencing trends and refining a distinct lifestyle.
Is this a shop or something much more?
Read on to know more...
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The Axe Effect Spreads to Towels : Inventive Marketing


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Axe is known for its seductive fragrances and packaging and over the years the brand has established itself as one of the leading male grooming brands in the world. What does its' advertising do for the ever so provocative brand? read more »

Fetus Coin Purse - Wacky of the Week


In my perpetual hunt for the weird, wacky and funny, I just found a purse that is made to look like an unborn fetus. Yes, that's right, an unborn fetus. read more »

Mr. Hoyos Lives A La Lata


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 »

Inventive Marketing - Toy Story


Amy Gifford, our Guest Blogger, works in PR for a group of nonprofits after previously working in media and advertising in the auto industry. She received a Bachelors Degree in PR and five certificates in areas of Marketing, Advertising and E-commerce. She wanted to share her smart marketing finds with the readers of InventorSpot.com.

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Actors dressed up as "big toys" with oversized hands attached to their costumes to promote Australia's biggest Toy Sale at Target. read more »

Have Money to Burn? Pay $41,000 for a Toy


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Japan's Ginza Tanaka Jewelers and toymaker Bandai Co. unveiled a miniature version of Japan's famous animated robot character - "Gundam."

Gundum is one of the longest running Japense animation series.

The figurine weighs in at 1,400 grams (45oz) and stands 13cm (5") tall. He is made of pure platinum which explains its name "Gundam Fixed Platinum."

At today's prices, melted down, he would go for $41,468!

Seems a little expensive for a toy, huh?

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10 Funniest Pillows


When I think of really fun pillows, I think of the ones that nature blessed women with. But for those folks who want a bit of variety in the soft places they want to rest their tired heads, I've put together a collection of 10 Fun Pillows to Suit Every Mood: read more »

The World’s 10 Best Chocolates Minus 9: The Chuao Experience


... I woke up at 6:00, put on my favorite CD of opera arias, and brewed a pot of San Francisco French Roast. With my coffee and a fresh box of Chuao truffles in hand, and Kiri Te Kanawa singing Dove Sono on the stereo, I submitted to the comfort of the chaise lounge, à la Marie Antoinette, and took my first bite of a Picante truffle....

Welcome to Chuao. Chuao is to chocolate what Beluga is to caviar. A transcendental experience. read more »

Slightly Twisted Product of the Week: Gun-Shaped Hair Dryer

It's been awhile since I posted a Slightly Twisted posting. Loyal fans will recall that I find some of the products on the web that leave me a bit speechless. I am asking for your help in trying to figure out something funny, witty or profound to say about it. My pick of the Slightly Twisted wacky product of the week is a quite realistic looking Gun Shaped Hair Dryer.

Thanko Vonia Bone Conducting Music Headband


 

Looking for a new type of music headband?

Our Guest Blogger, Steve Levenstein, is a writer, copywriter and
Japanophile from Toronto, Canada. The tide of wild, wacky and wonderful
products from Japan seems to beg for commentary, and Steve has happily taken on the burden of doing just that. Steve is the Assistant Editor of The Driver Magazine and has just set up his portfolio website here.

He has some great inventions from Japan to share with the readers of InventorSpot.com. Here's his article: read more »

Logitec LDS-iALARM iPod Alarm Clock - Sleepers Awake!


Want to declutter your nightstand? How about combining your ipod and clock?

Our Guest Blogger, Steve Levenstein, is a writer, copywriter and
Japanophile from Toronto, Canada. The tide of wild, wacky and wonderful
products from Japan seems to beg for commentary, and Steve has happily taken on the burden of doing just that. Steve is the Assistant Editor of The Driver Magazine and has just set up his portfolio website here.

He has some great inventions from Japan to share with the readers of AmericanInventorSpot.com. Here's his article: read more »

Have Money to Burn? Pay $50,000 for a Mattress


The Vividus, created by Swedish manufacturer Hästens, sells for just shy of $50,000. Vividus, the super-luxury mattress, uses all-natural horsehair, cotton, linen and wool in the various steps in the bed's manufacture. read more »

Bubblehead and USB Happy Kid: Making Webcams Cuter


Ever wish your webcam was more fun to look at?

Tech Gone Awry, our Guest Blogger, is a full-time freelance writer who enjoys writing about the latest in technology, as well as fiction. He lives in Pullman, Washington with his wife and three children. He wanted to share some of the latest in gadgets with the readers of InventorSpot.com. Here's his article: read more »

Chimney 2 Humidifier - Smoothing Up the Air Up There


It's about time somebody reinvented the humble humidifier, and with the Chimney2, Japanese designer TAKUMI has done it up right! read more »

Timeless Design in a Bedside Timepiece


If you've ever smashed a digital clock out of frustration ala Bill Murray in "Groundhog Day" ("then put your little hand in mine..."), then the limited edition LED Wood Clock by TAKUMI of Japan is the answer to your dreams! read more »

Intelliscanner Mini- An Easy Way To Get Organized


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If you have an attic full of old comics, a pantry full of all kinds of food stuff, and perhaps a wine cellar with wines whose vintage you no longer remember...

You need an Intelliscanner Mini to organize your stuff and your life for you.

The Intelliscanner Mini simply scans barcodes, loads the info on your computer and organizes it.

Easy Living Indeed. read more »