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Outdoor Campaigns - Inventive Marketing


According to Inc.com, and many others in the advertising industry, outdoor campaigns are suddenly cool…again. read more »

Fast Food: The Advertising Versus The Reality


Have you ever received a "less than perfect" looking meal from your favorite fast food restaurant? For example, have you ever received this?


When based on the Arby's magazine ad you were expecting your roast beef and cheddar to look like this?

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The Top Ten Weird and Bizarre Japanese Soft Drinks

Japan has a drinking problem... but if you've got a thirst for adventure, it's where you want to be. In honor (or in horror) of these bizarre beverages seemingly not fit to rinse your septic tank, raise a cracked glass to the Top Ten Bizarre Japanese Soft Drinks, our first ten inductees into the Soft Drink Hell of Fame... Jeers!

Cell Phone Cameras Coach Calorie Conscious Chubbies & Chubbettes



Tempted by that tasty-looking desert but concerned about keeping fit and healthy? Wonder no longer - with a simple snap of your cell phone camera you can enlist a diet expert to weigh in on whether that pie will go right to your thighs.
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Apple Video iPods-Movies in Your Pocket Campaign-Inventive Marketing


Throughout the last decade, we have come to realize that bigger isn't always better in the world of handheld electronics. In order to prove this, and to promote the movie function of their product, iPod ran a "Movies in Your Pocket" Campaign. read more »

13 Perfect Gifts for the Imperfect Dad

Father's Day is the worst. Every year, it's the same lame presents. Come on, you know what I am talking about! If I never see another tie, cologne, BBQ set, belt, wallet socks, underwear, shirt, sweater or lame ass book, I will die happy.

Listen up, guys and let me know if you agree with me. I think I have come up with some really novel gift ideas for dear old dad (other than the obvious stuff he really wants but I can't afford like a Porsche, the model girfriend or the giant flat screen tv). Here's my picks for what to get the old man...


13 Perfect Gifts for the Imperfect Dad


Father's Day is the worst. Every year, it's the same lame presents. Come on, you know what I am talking about! If I never see another tie, cologne, BBQ set, belt, wallet socks, underwear, shirt, sweater or lame ass book, I will die happy.

Listen up, guys and let me know if you agree with me. I think I have come up with some really novel gift ideas for dear old dad (other than the obvious stuff he really wants but I can't afford like a Porsche, the model girfriend or the giant flat screen tv). Here's my picks for what to get the old man... read more »

Apex Program Gives Free Soda for Watching Commercial


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A soda company in Japan has discovered a way to make people read their ads. Simply give them a free soda. Sound too good to be true? No such thing as a free lunch? Whatever cliche you apply here, you can't do something like this and pretend that it won't affect us, economically and morally. read more »

PUR Flavored Water


Whenever you get thirsty, do you go for the plain water, or is it the Gatorade or soda you seek? Most people, if given the choice will take the liquid refreshment with the flavor. PUR has created a filter that adds the flavor right to your tap, but I wonder if we will lose our taste for ordinary water. read more »

Inventive Packaging - Hot You Can See!


Want to see a brilliant new way to package hot liquids?

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 wanted to share her smart marketing finds with the readers of InventorSpot.com.

Here's her article: read more »

Inventive Advertising - Lipton Tea Party


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.

Here's her article:

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Lipton Tea held a so called tea party in Cairo. read more »

MediCafe Vending Machine Takes Your Time, Not Your Money


 

The old expression "Time is Money" is about to be put into practice by Japan's newest vending machine, the revolutionary MediCafe. read more »

Cool USB Mini Fridge Chills Your Can



The USB Mini Fridge keeps canned beverages chilled and within reach when deadlines are looming and thirst is calling.
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Pino Funnel


Pinocchio: Truth or lie, the long standing debate continues, in the shape of a funnel. 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 »

The Square Watermelon - Strange Fruit Indeed!


Craving some unusual foods?

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 »

Innovative Wine Dispenser: Vin au Verre


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The vin au verre (wine by the glass) is a wine dispensing unit that holds 8 bottles of wine in a temperature controlled environment for easy consumption. With a host of other cool features, it promises to add to the pleasure of wine drinking.
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Wine Made Dress?


 

Have you read about the dress made from wine yet? Yes, wine! read more »

Feeding Baby: As Easy As 1-2-3


A cool new product that will make life easier for parents, the Fresh Baby Food Tray is an innovative child care product.

This food tray freezes, feeds into single serving proportions, reduces wastage, stores hygienically without spills and messes and stacks up with economy of space inside the freezer. Is made with food grade plastic and does not pinch the pocket.

What more can one ask for from a simple storage device?

Read on to learn more about the Fresh Baby Food Tray. read more »