2010 proved to be a year of great growth and progress at InventionHome even though the economy was sluggish and challenging. In addition to developing many new partnerships and relationships, we had a record year in completing licensing / marketing agreements for our clients, reaching 40 deals for 2010 (120 overall).
We are pleased to share some 2010 highlights.
40 New Deals Completed… After wrapping up 2009 with 20+ deals for the year (80 overall), we were determined to double the number of deals in 2010 for our clients. After completing our 100th marketing agreement overall in late April on an invention called “Leaf Wizard,” an innovative lawn & garden product, we went on to finalize 20 more reaching our goal of 40 for the year (120 overall).
InventionHome launches tradeshow invention portal!
Through partnerships with the National Hardware Show, International Housewares Association and Response Expo, we created and launched our innovative, new search portal strategy to enable national tradeshows to be able to offer their members and site visitors easy access to InventionHome clients’ inventions directly from their websites. Today, each of these tradeshows has our portal on their websites, with more shows to come. Example: http://inventionhome.com/invportfolio/portal.aspx?source=nationalhardwareshow
TV Debut of five InventionHome products! We saw the national test of two Infomercial campaigns for our “Sofa Caddy” (rebranded “Couch Commander”) and “Access Door Lever” (rebranded “Turneez”), as well as three of our products which were featured on QVC: Micro Mixer, VibeAway and Leaf Wizard.
InventionHome sponsors National Hardware Show! We were honored to sponsor the 2010 National Hardware Show in May, along with the United Inventors Association and Garden Weasel®. It is one of the largest annual trade shows in the world, gathering over 2,800 consumer products companies at the Las Vegas Convention Center. While there, we connected with many manufacturers in the hardware industry, exhibited side-by-side with inventors in the Inventor Spotlight are of the show, and assisted then-UIA Executive Director Patrick Raymond with judging and managing the Inventor Spotlight merit awards.
InventionHome sponsors Response Expo! InventionHome personnel returned from Las Vegas’ Hardware Show for just enough time to pack some clean socks before leaving for San Diego and the Response Expo. The Response Expo, considered the industry’s foremost direct response marketing trade show and conference, is produced by Response Magazine and the Direct Response Marketing Association. InventionHome was pleased to sponsor the Inventor Pavilion area of the show, interact with many inventors in attendance, and also build upon our relationships with some key players in the infomercial industry.
InventionHome partners with TAGIE (Toy and Game Expo)! InventionHome was pleased to sponsor the Toy and Game Inventor Expo (TAGIE) in November, the only industry event designed exclusively to help the new toy and game inventor and entrepreneur by providing networking and educational opportunities.
InventionHome launches the North American Product Innovation Network!
We were excited to launch a first of its kind gateway for providing inventors easy access to North American companies seeking innovative products and inventions available for wholesale, license or acquisition. North American Product Innovation Network(SM) also provides companies across North America with a centralized source for finding innovative products within the United States and beyond
InventionHome president, Russ Williams, began his term on the United Inventors Association Board of Directors! Russ is committed to helping inventors through education and programs, and as a UIA board member, he has a great vehicle to continue on his mission.
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