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NEW SEARCH! People Magazine is searching for new pet products and accessories to launch at Bed Bath & Beyond

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Calling all inventors! People Magazine is searching for new pet products and accessories to launch at Bed Bath & Beyond and other retail stores. 

How do you style and profile your "fur children"? 

Share your idea now!

Traci Thompson
Kathy Day
Kathy Day
Robert Pontius
Derrick James
Mary Gorman
Ralph Machesky
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Hey guys!

This search is the first of an ongoing partnership between Time Inc. and Edison Nation! 

We're sharing full details of this partnership as well as providing Insiders with some hints and TWO sneak peeks in today's Room 5!

Not an Insider? Learn more and upgrade now!

Traci Thompson
Robert Pontius
Derrick James
Saletta .
Mary Gorman
Vee R___
Ralph Machesky
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countofmontecristo's Avatar

Awesome!  

I already had my 'bing' moment just as I read this post!
People spend A LOT of money on pets and this is a huge market.
Man, I love my job. : )

Kim L
Patric J
Derrick James
Saletta .
Elizabeth Crouch
Mary Gorman
Michelle Sartori
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RIGHT ON TIME!!! I'm in on this one. Thanks EN

Patric J
Ralph Machesky
Michelle Sartori
Mary Gorman
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Workin' on one right now - actually, 2, maybe three lol. Maybe I should borrow a dog for the next month...

Robert Bahn
Ralph Machesky
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Where's that "How to speak dog"book? I know this puppy, I want ask a few questions:)

Thanks People and EN for letting us find new ways to thank our pets even more.

Ralph Machesky
Mary Gorman
Michelle Sartori
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Cool!  This should yield some interesting ideas.

Ralph Machesky
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Off to Bed Bath & Beyond and Petsmart to get a little inspiration! 

Mary Gorman
Michelle Sartori
Derrick James
Ralph Machesky
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@Michelle:   Is this search mostly for pet products geared toward grooming, styling and dressing up pets, or does it include pet toys, beds, leashes, treats, etc.?   Thanks in advance for any further info you can give us.

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The dogs around here are big, but still seem to struggle with a full size pool table...this search is going to be a challenge for me!

@CK, thanks for putting that question out there, I was wondering the same. : ) 

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Hi CK!

You are welcome to submit any type of pet products to the People search.

Wink, wink, this is the first of several searching coming from Time, Inc. so they'll be more opportunities as well!

Saletta .
Ralph Machesky
CK Leming
Michael Heagerty
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Thanks, Michelle.  Lots of directions to go with this search - great!

Ralph Machesky
Mary Gorman
Michelle Sartori
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Still sitting at stage 2 for almost two weeks in this search. Seems to be moving slower than usual?

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Nice to see movement in the green direction! Thanks EN!

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Hey guys!

GREAT NEWS!

We've extended the deadline for this search to Monday, July 10! The magazine is going to be doing some additional marketing around the search and we want to ensure everyone has enough time to submit!

Happy Inventing!

Jill Kelly
Patric J
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Last shot for this search!

Best of luck to all!

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Hi Michelle, how much longer on this search? I just had my AHAHAAHAHAHA Moment.  OMG, I am laughing my tail off HAHA.  Id like to try to submit

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Hi Crystal-Diane,

Unfortunately, this search closed on Monday. You are welcome to submit your pet ideas to the All Category Search though, best of luck!

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Thanks Michelle. I might wait till the next Pet Search. That will give me time to flesh this out  a bit more.

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I've been checking this forum to see if the presentation date has been set yet.  I am surprised that there is no chatter from the members about their progression through the stages and how excited everyone is for their innovation and sharing encouraging words for the EN family.  Has something changed?  Should I be looking in another spot?

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Hello Jamie,

Right spot, things pick up once people start posting G5s and beyond (no pun intended). There are 3 pet searches at the same time too.

Think maybe more have gone to the quiet side, you know...

I'll post if i make it past 4 believe me!

Maybe you might have triggered some to post / update... we'll see?

T

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Hi guys!

We have been working with the teams at Time Inc. and BBB to get presentation dates set for these searches and as soon as that date is finalized, we'll be updating the dashboards.

Thank you!

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Thanks Thom and Michelle. 

Thom C
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This will be a two part process. We are posting a pre-screen meeting that will be taking place today with two leads from BBB in the branding and product development dept, as well as lead Time representative.

After this meeting there will be another presentation that will take place within the next couple of weeks with the merchants from BBB and any additional Time Inc,. representatives that are deemed necessary.

During today's pre-screen we will be going through the presentation as well as some other discussions around marketing and content creation efforts for Time Inc. and the various brands that could lead to development of marketing for the products, storylines behind the development of the ideas, etc.

Michelle Sartori
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I am so excited G 7!!! Thank you EN! 

I understand there will be a second meeting, but will there be any movement after today's pre-screen? Also, will EN post the next presentation date? 

Best of luck to all the G 7's!!!!

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Mary -

We will post next presentation date when secured. Very productive meeting yesterday and we have follow up call happening from this meeting early next week, at which time we will be securing the next presentation date, where an expanded audience is involved. At the present time (after yesterdays meeting) there are not expected dashboard movements, we will discuss any potential impact on dashboards early next week. 

Traci Thompson
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Hi Scott - any news or updates here?  Thanks!  =)

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Hi Garrett!

We're working to finalize an in-person meeting between the three parties (EN, BBB and People) - as soon as there is a date finalized, we'll be updating here.

Thank you for checking in!

Michelle

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from last week's post it sounded like there might be a substantive update this week, but today being Friday I think "no news" sadly means no news  =\

(wah waaaah trombone sound, LOL)

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Hello. I'm anxious for an update on the Bed, Bath & Beyond pet product searches through People and Real Simple. Any news? Thank you!

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Hi Traci!

The Edison Nation team is working to coordinate with those at Time Inc. and Bed Bath and Beyond to schedule an in-person meeting for the second round of presentations. As soon as that is finalized, we'll be updating the three threads.

Thank you to all for your patience!

Garrett Catzenpup Wilson
Traci Thompson
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Thank you for the update Michelle!

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Hi guys and Happy Friday!

We had a follow up meeting with Bed Bath & Beyond this morning following the initial presentation. They have identified the list of their "Top 5" products they want to investigate further. Within this list there are three products in an "A" tier (high interest), one product in a "B" tier and one product in a "C" tier. 

They are interested in all five, and we'll be reaching out to those five innovators for sample requests, additional information, etc. over the next few days. 

We are also going to be have a follow up meeting with the Time team for any concepts they may be interested in outside of the Bed Bath & Beyond "Top 5." Once we have that discussion, we'll be updating dashboards - this will likely happen next week.

Thank you to all for your ongoing patience!

Traci Thompson
Mark Bartlett
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This is exciting! Thank you for the update Michelle.

Robert Pontius
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Congratulations Traci!!! I hope we hear something soon!!! Stay GREEN!!! 

Traci Thompson
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Keeping GREEN!!!  Fighting like a dog!  Lol.

Mary Kisko
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Thank you Mary! Back at ya!

Mary Kisko
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Congratulations to you too Sal!!!! Hope we hear something soon!

Traci Thompson
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Thanks Mary, same for the other fellow insiders!

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Hello to all! 

All remaining dashboards are being updated over the next day.

Thank you!

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R8 today. Best of luck to the remaining finalists!!!

Robert Pontius
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I'm sorry Mary. I'm out too... feeling sad, but motivated.

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Sorry about the R8's folks.

Glad you're still feeling motivated Traci.

Traci Thompson
Robert Pontius
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Folks submit your pet ideas to Ethical Pet or Fetch4pets.

Best of luck.

Mary Kisko
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To all,

Please also note that just because one sponsor did not pursue your ideas, does not necessarily mean the end of the road for that idea. All are always welcome to submit to the All Category Search for additional consideration and potential pitching opportunities.

Best of luck!

Traci Thompson
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Sharing your sadness with you Mary, Tracy I'm out too. Yes Michelle, I just re submit it to All Category for pitching opportunities with specialty stores with expertise required in the field like Pettco, Ethical Pet, Fetch for Pets.

Traci Thompson
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