Did you know that today (February 6th) is Bubble Gum Day?
Bubble gum was invented in 1906 by Frank Fleer. But it didn’t get to market for 20 years because the recipe was so sticky it was a real challenge to remove it from skin (had to use turpentine).  After 20 years and several recipes later, it was introduced as Dubble Bubble Gum. Pink just happened to be the color of the gum because it was the only food coloring on Fleer’s shelf that day.  Since then every other manufacture has used pink as the standard.  What standards in business are you following and what can you do to improve upon them. Did you know you cannot buy bubble gum at any Disney property? They don’t sell it because they don’t want their streets lined with discarded gum.

Or that January 17th is Kid Inventor’s Day – January 17th was chosen as Kid Inventors Day because it is the birth anniversary of Benjamin Franklin, who invented the first swim flippers almost 300 years ago at age 12!  Chester Greenwood A grammar school dropout, invented earmuffs at the age of 15 and accumulated over 100 patents in his lifetime. Need a new product or service to offer your clients? Why not ask a kid (or several) to come up with a solution. You could host a contest or a Day for kid inventors.  Get the local community to donate prizes to the finalists and winners. Be sure to check out Kid Inventors Day online for a list of activities, etc. for kids.

And August is National Inventor’s Month?  If you are an inventor, think about some of the creative ways you can market your new product.  How could you get noticed by the media, by your community and most importantly by your target market?  How about Tryvertising your new product?  According to TrendWatching.com, Tryvertising is, “a new breed of product placement in the real world, integrating your goods and services into daily life in a relevant way, so that consumers can make up their minds based on their experience, not your messages.”  Hotels, bars and restaurants make good use of Tryvertising their products to build a customer base and instill loyalty in their marketplace.

So what does this mean to inventors? It means there are several “quirky and non-traditional holidays” you can tap into to promote your own invention.

In fact, because you are an inventor, quirky might just be right up your alley.

If it is then I want to tell you about my brand new book that just came out TODAY! It is called Quirky Marketing ~ 365 Ways to Promote Your Business Using Zany and Non-Traditional Holidays.

The above “holidays are just 3 of the 365 ways you can promote your business!

And that’s not all!

In addition to 365 Ideas to promote your business, inside the 2009 Edition of Quirky Marketing Calendar, we show you how to use the calendar, how to work with the media, give you monthly action plan templates, a blank monthly calendar and more. At the end of each chapter is a comprehensive listing of additional holidays you can explore and use to promote your business. And an expanded resource section. 

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If you don’t find at least 3 other events or holidays you can use to promote your inventions, I will give you your money back – and you can keep the book! But you have to hurry before the bonuses are all gone.
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Go to www.QuirkyOffer and read about all the fabulous bonuses and grab your copy today!

To your inventions’ success … and then some,


Heidi Richards Mooney, Author, Inventor, Entrepreneur