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Edison Nation Inventors hit Third ASOTV Home Run in 12 Months

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I just sent this out via our newsletter but wanted to make sure that everybody heard the good news on Gyro Bowl and doesn’t miss the opportunity to follow in Brad & Melinda Shepard’s footsteps.

- Matt

First, Michael Diep’s Emery Cat took over televisions nationwide. Emery Cat is now available in every retail store you can imagine from PetSmart to Bed Bath & Beyond to Target to Walgreens — even Best Buy. You know you’ve struck gold when electronics retailers start selling your pet product!

Our second ASOTV home run joined Michael’s Emery Cat last year. Mister Steamy, from inventors Will Howe and Ric Payne, shot to the top of the ASOTV charts. Following the proven success on television, Mister Steamy entered America’s hearts and minds — and more importantly store shelves everywhere. There isn’t a mass retailer in the country that doesn’t sell Will and Ric’s superstar product.

We are pleased to announce that a third home run product has joined the Edison Nation ASOTV all-stars. Brad and Melinda Shepard’s Gyro Bowl may be the largest success yet! Our initial ASOTV tests were so strong that we believe we’ve cracked the code to success in the elusive direct response television category. Gyro Bowl is rolling out in a big way in four countries as you read this. Our current media budget for Gyro Bowl in the USA alone is an astonishing $800,000 per month! We have 11 more countries lined up and ready to launch the product as soon as we give the word, making the Gyro Bowl an overnight success in 15 countries around the world. Look for the Gyro Bowl to join Emery Cat and Mister Steamy on retail shelves everywhere by the third quarter of this year!

Are you ready to join the ranks of Michael, Will, Ric, Brad & Melinda? We’ve rolled out the red carpet for you and have invited you to join in on their success with our proven ASOTV platform and strategy.

Your time is running out, though! The As Seen on TV Live Product Search closes this Monday at midnight (PST). We know you’ve got the next great ASOTV idea in you. Take a few minutes this weekend to brainstorm and submit your great ideas to our Search. We fully intend to dominate this industry for the forseeable future and we need your great ideas to keep it up!

Click here to learn more or to submit your idea today!

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thinkingcap's Avatar

This is very exciting. Love EN!!!!

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kathardt's Avatar

That Gyro Bowl is totally brilliant. Just last night, my teen said I should invent a toddler bowl that doesn’t spill and I told him about Gyro as we observed the globe at my grandparents.

Congratulations Brad & Melinda!

And, Matt, your pump up the volume speech has me hook, line, and sinker. I’m pumped! Yay…I submitted the other day! This is now my favorite LPS!

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Fantastic! Let’s keep the ASOTV hits coming! Great work everyone.

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It’s heartwarming to hear success stories both of EN and the inventors involved. EN is company doing the name cleaning of the invention submission companies after decades of the crooked thieves who hijacked this industry and gave it a bad name. Today, no one has to fear entering their ideas and inventions to EN. All you have to fear is a no and “losing” $25. WOW! You people at EN are breath of fresh air for the small inventor who wants to partner with a professional company for your expertise, staff of R & D, and financial backing. Thanks again.

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Oh, and I bought 2 gyro bowls a couple of years ago.

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One more thing, when do you plan to go public? EN members should be exclusive first buyers of stock at your ipo.

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Wow, Congrats Brad and Melinda! Sooooo many countries, sooo little time! Amazing! Great work Team EN!

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That is really awesome! I have a question about ASOTV submssions that I hope someone can offer some insight for.

I understand that a given ASOTV company is granted up to 6 months to commit to test marketing a submission or pass on the idea. Does anyone know how long it took Michael, Will, Ric, Brad & Melinda to go from G7 to G8??? Did it take the full 6 months?

Thanks in advance.
Tom

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toni's Avatarg8_badge

Congratulations Melinda & Brad. Gyro Bowl ROCKS!!!

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Congratulations Brad & Melinda on creating such an terrific product. I am thrilled to hear of your successes. Good job EN Team you made it happen and this is a story dreams are made from and bring to us all. I too bought a Gyro Bowl when I saw it on display at the Chicago, I couldn’t resist, I thought it was brilliant and couldn’t wait to try it ..

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Tom,

I believe all three were actually Everyday Edisons products so I don’t think they went through the same exact process as the EN submissions.
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I ordered a couple of gyro bowls before Christmas. I wish I’d ordered a couple more SETS. Everyone is intrigued by this concept and it would be a fun gift for more of my friends and family… not just my little neices. Can’t wait to see them in the stores! Congratulations on having another big hit, EN!

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When I saw the gyro bowl, I thought it was a great idea. Way to go Brad and Melinda and Edison Nation.

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Margaret,

Thanks for the reply. I am sure it’s very exciting for them. Congratulations Michael, Will, Ric, Brad & Melinda!

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Thanks to all for the congrats! And to think, we almost didn’t submit the idea (Melinda takes credit for winning that debate…). We can never thank the awesome folks at Edison Nation enough for all the hard work they have put into our product. The ASOTV campaign has been brilliant. To everyone who has submitted an idea in this product search – we wish you the best of luck!

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Congrats to the both of you. Big changes for you now, enjoy. Congrats also to EN great job. So glad to see a trusted venue for the little guy.

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Thanks Matt! Love hearing the success stories!

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What a great way to start off the year and we are only into the second month. Keep up the great work guys.

http://www.rogerbrown.net

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That’s awesome. I love that bowl !!!! Congrats. Stay “Green and On The Scene”

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Congrats Brad & Melinda and way to go EN…“cracking the code” means huge opportunities for all of us.

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Please Oh Please dear consumer gods out there… can mine be that successful someday!

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tonilrey's AvatarRest In Peace

@Brad and Melinda. Congrats on the success of Loopa aka Gyro Bowl!!! I absolutely love this product. EN did a wonderful job in product development, branding, marketing and distribution.

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dmccammon's Avatar

Well done EN. I guess I need to get busy and start submitting again. What about a Gyro beer can holder for when you’ve had just a little too much?

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imajane's Avatarname search

Hey now, Don. That’s a great idea. Maybe make a gyro wine glass too, EN!

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imajane's Avatarname search

lol!
aw you’re justa squirrel.

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The Gyro Wine Glass sounds like a good idea to me. :)

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Hi Matt,

Quick question about the ASOTV search. I submitted an idea to this last ASOTV – and I am at stage three. My question is; can I change/edit my wording at this point without changing my stage/status? I only need to change a couple words, but, rather not if it will affect anything. Thank you.

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Katrina, I always make little edit changes. It won’t affect anything!

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Great job EE/EN…can’t wait for the next hit!

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Thank you Betsy. I did change a couple words,,, I see you have submitted a few entries – How are you doing with your ideas? I have 3 out there now. Fun to watch and see the progress. Katrina

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Katrina—-I think I’m in a creative slump right now. But, I am lucky to have one ASOTV win that EN is working on and doing a WONDERFUL job with!!! But I have had my share of R4s, R5s and even R8s. Good luck on your submissions—-it IS addicting and lots of fun! :-)

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I contacted Kelly about this. If it is a change that you want to make them aware of, you should put Update in the title and description. Hope this helps.

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Yes, congratulations to the Inventors mentioned above… You girls and guys keep us all going and hoping for a success soon to come. You deserve the best!

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Thank you Junie,, I made a slight change, but I didn’t know to put Update,, might just leave it at this point. The idea I had (which is at 3 now) – seems to be similar to something that came out recently – and is now being sold by ASOTV.

Betsy, yes it is addictive. If your idea doesn’t make it, do you do anything further with it? I have a bunch of ideas, but, never really did anything with them until EN -EE. I would love to actually go ahead once they are not selected and try to create one. One of my ideas (mentioned above to Junie) someone else also thought of and is now selling them. I think if I had run with it back then, my product would have sold.

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Hey Katrina, sorry I couldn’t answer you sooner….my computer wouldn’t let me post on the forums for some reason. But, I figured out a way to sign into the forums another way——so here I am again. Anyway, if my idea, or anyone elses’ ASOTV idea doesn’t make it thru the Infomercial testing phase——then everything is handed over to the Inventor. We get the protoypes, the Infomercial, the rights to the trademark, patent, etc. Not too shabby for a $20 or $25 dollar submission fee!

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Hey Betsy! Long time no talk! Are you in the commercial phase? Can you tell us yet!!??

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Can’t talk yet! But, what EN is doing is truly remarkable!!!!! :-)

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Hey Betsy…I saw a new DRTV Infomercial this weekend for a very clever product. I wondered if it’s yours! Can’t wait until the BIG reveal. I’m so excited for you! :-)

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Wouldn’t that be soooooo cool if it was?!!!!!! I don’t know where or when they’re doing the testing—-but it’s really exciting.
BUT….there won’t be a big reveal if it doesn’t make it. Lots of products are tested, but there aren’t too many Emery Cats, Mister Steamys or Gyro Bowls. So we’ll see…….but I am thrilled just to know EN is working SO much on my behalf. It’s amazing! :-)

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Gave 2 gyro bowls to my nieces yesterday. I couldn’t be there for their party so I gave them to my brother to deliver to the girls. I pulled one out to show him because he said he hadn’t seen them before. His jaw literally dropped! He said they were amazing… and they are!

Betsy, I can’t wait to see what they are up to with your product!!

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Back at ya GF!!!! Can’t wait to see what they’re doing with BOTH of yours!!! :-)

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I would like to get at least two of everything produced by those who frequent these forums; one to use and one for a keepsake. Already have a few items in the collection and WILL BE adding more soon I hope! (winks to Betsy & Jane)

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Thanks little WhiteHardt!!!!

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Talva thanks you too ;-)

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Wow, Gyro Bowl is EVERYWHERE! I was checking my email on AOL, and there at the bottom of my emails was a BIG ad for Gyro Bowl.THEN as I was writing an email——-AGAIN another ad for Gyro bowl….complete with the ‘click here’ to order button! Great Marketing! It’s all over the Internet, and now I’m happy to say it’s invading my email section!!!! Way to go!!!!!

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Its all very exciting and I can’t wait to see your products Betsy and Toni

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Hi Mary, we are so excited too. It is so exciting just thinking that we will have our product on store shelves.
Good Luck to you too Mary.

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Toni couldn’t have said it any better….I agree! BTW, you were the very first EN member to ever friend me….I will always remember that Mary! Thanks for your kind words!!!! :-)

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More big Gyro Bowl news! It’s the featured kids product in all Target stores in Australia this week.

Check out our latest blog post: http://blog.edisonnation.com/2011/04/01/around-...

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Wow!!! I think that definitely calls for a trip to Australia! Hey Matt, if it’s being sold in other foreign speaking countries—-will it have a different name?

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