As you all know, in the direct response world, those people (friends) I meet will always be a part of me and I will always think of them often. This being said about the people that I find that have products, as well.
After Pitchmen season one was over, everyone involved with Pitchmen (Sully, Arwen, etc) would post things about the ERA event going on in Vegas. People with products go there to pitch them to companies, it’s also a GREAT networking source, as well. (And, it always been in my (and my husbands) interest to go to that event… one day!)
While in my divine on-going interest of this event, at the time, Livemercial was around and I was lucky enough to be talking with some of the insiders like PitchToThePros. They were amazingly patient with me when I told them “HEY tell so n so I said HI!” or “What’s going on?! What product is that? Who is that?” .. and so on. I had a lot of fun learning about that. LM would have a long list of little clips where Jennifer Crawford would host the product and find out what it does and everything.
Not only did I find some amazing friends on Twitter by looking up the product found on those videos, but I found some amazing friends AFTER the show, before the second season, after the second season and when I started this website (and when people found me via my personal site talking about Pitchmen).
Now, with Christmas being around the corner, the following items listed below are GREAT gifts to give!
During the ERA event, I found these friends (with products):
PORTAPOCKET – Kendra - I’ve been following her since day one after seeing her on that Livemercial video. Her website is www.portapocket.com. Her product is used to replace having to put your cell phone/credit cards/keys in your bra if you don’t have pockets and don’t want to carry a purse. It is also wise to have if you are traveling in dangerous areas that you may end up getting your purse stolen, you definitely don’t want to have your phone/credit cards stolen. If you go to her website – she has a blog and can be found via Facebook and Twitter. You can also order the product via her website.
CELLY SMELLYS – Jessica – Celly Smellys are cleaning wipes for your phone, or can be used to wipe any personal electronic device (as recommended). They come in 4 scents, as seen on her website www.cellysmellys.com. You can order via her website or buy at various places (you can find those places on her about page). CellySmellys was just offered a spot at Burlington Coat Factory a little while back, so go look for it! Like all, you can also find her updates on Facebook and Twitter.
SASSAB – Tracy – I have been following Tracy for a long time. From the beginning she’s had products and talked about them, but we finally got to see one of her products come out about a few weeks ago. SassaB – the newest and hottest trend for kids/teens! It’s linkable charms for your hair. www.sassab.com You can actually purchase her product via Amazon.com. She’s also on Twitter/Facebook, so look for her! This item, in particular, is the AMAZING stocking stuffer for your teen/pre-teen/or little girl! They will LOVE IT. :D
BANOODLE – Tania – I haven’t talked to Tania in a while, but her product was AMAZINGLY clever! You place the BaNoodle on the bag, roll it up and clamp the sides in. And, wah-lah – the food will say fresh and closed! This product was introduced on Pitchmen Season 2 but was sold on HSN with Sully pitching it. I’m not really sure what’s going on with this product right now, all I know is that I love both of the ones that I have! We roll up our chips with them and they DO stay more fresh than with the flimsy chips clip!
FAN*NY SEAT – Becky – She doesn’t have a product out in stores but she has a prototype. I’ve been friends with her for quite some time, and have enjoyed talking about Pitchmen Season 2 and Shark Tank with her! It’s also amazing to be able to see some of the stuff she’s doing and following her story along to getting her product out on the shelves. I sure wish her the best of luck – as you know, it’s never over.
ZIP N HANG – Dorota – I also haven’t talked to Dorota in a very long time either, but see that she’s getting along well via her FB. She found my other website (www.karenmaeby.com) when I had the full list of Pitchmen products up, she left me a comment, and she told me about her product. I’m very glad she did. What is this Zip N Hang? Her product replaces the hook that you put a wreath on, or any other items you hang off the door. Her product does NOT damage the door like other products would. Buy 3 get 1 for free, $12.99 up on her website www.zipnhang.com GO NOW!
(Disclaimer: the above list are only of friends with products, I have made so many more friends that’s IN the industry without products, that only pitch them or are just friends of the show. So if I forgot you, I’m sorry! Plus, as you can see, I go on marketing sprees and like to market my friends when I get a chance every few months!)
Having said the above, I am ALWAYS looking for new and more inventors/products/business/entrepreneurs to follow. If you have suggestions, please let me know.
ALSO, even in my already busy schedule, I am looking for people who need help with their business or product – mainly ones who need advice. I WANT TO HELP YOU! I had an epiphany the other day regarding something that I want to do in the future and this will help me gain on evidence that it will work. I’m always going to be real with you, I don’t like anything less than that.
What makes me credible to help you? I have had four years of retail experience (4 stores, 1 year of management at 2 different stores), so I know the backhand of how retail AND business works. I was an eBay seller and administration for a guy who owned his own business for two years. And now, I am the Vice President, marketer and administration of the current company I’m working for – SDSkis. (I am also making my own brand with my name Maeby – as a published author, photographer, designs, blogging and anything else I can get my hands into doing. I am currently selling on eBay myself.) Over many years, I have studied and practiced (on my own and some in school) these subjects: writing, graphic design, photography, selling (as far as hands-on retail, other jobs), business math, marketing, business in itself, direct response industry and so on.
There’s a lot of things I keep up on with practice and reading. I have a lot to offer you just based up on my knowledge, so please give me a chance to help you! (Yes, for free.)
Need advice for your product? Let me know. Have questions about marketing? Let me know. Don’t know if your product is already out there or if it will stand out? Let me help you.
I’m here, even if I’m busy, I’m here – because I’m nice and that (what I’m offering you) is what I like to do.
Help me help you.
Feel free to leave me a message here if you need help!
(PS – please recommend me to anyone you may know in need of help, as well!)