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At Davison, we take pride in helping many aspiring inventors fine-tune their invention ideas and turn them into new products. As we bring ideas through our product development process, our dedicated team and clients both hope for product success.

With the help of our licensing department, Davison has moved new products into more than 1,200 retail and online stores! In terms of “product success,” we’d say this is a pretty big deal for those clients who’ve had the opportunity to see and touch their products on store shelves!

Clients came to Davison for inventing expertise and innovation. Stores have found Davison products to be innovative enough for the shelves. And lately, that innovation has driven celebrities to stamp their approval on Davison client products!

Diana’s Chilly Mat

Diana couldn’t stand to see her precious pets panting from the heat. Through our product development process, Davison was able to bring designs for Diana’s “Chilly Mat” to life and to store shelves! After selling in stores like Home Depot, Wayfair and HugsPetProducts.com, the Chilly Mat made its way into the hands and packaging of pet-lover Paula Deen!

Diana Chilly Mat - Davison

Jennifer’s Hanger Pockets

Jennifer came to Davison with her idea for Hanger Pockets as a convenient way to organize and pair accessories with their matching outfits! Though she loved the original product design and packaging, when she found out it was being licensed and repackaged under her cooking and baking mentor Paula Deen’s Everyday collection for Jokari/US, Inc., she was thrilled!

Jennifer's Hanger Pockets - Davison

Jean’s Meatball Baker

If there’s one well known QVC chef that knows how to cook healthier, it’s Chef Tony Notaro! So, how perfect would it be that Davison client Jean’s Meatball Baker that elevates meatballs out of their own grease when baking would stir up an idea for yet another new product? The Bacon Baker became part of Love Cooking Company’s Chef Tony line of healthy bakeware.

Jean the Meatball Queen - DavisonChef Tony - Davison

Justin’s Dessert Diva

Davison client Justin had an idea for a better way to carry and serve tasty treats and desserts. While his original product was licensed to Love Cooking Company, who would have thought that an entire line of new carry and serve options would later be derived from Justin’s original product! Just check out Love Cooking Company’s new Decadent Delights collection by leading wedding and entertaining expert David Tutera!

David Tutera - Davison

Congratulations to these and other clients who’ve gotten to see their product reach “celebrity status!” Do you need help with your idea? Confidentially submit your invention idea today!

A typical project does not get a royalty agreement, sell in stores or generate a profit.

Copyright Davison, 2016

 

What Are Our Clients Saying?

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As a company that’s committed to helping innovative people take their ideas and turn their dreams into reality, we’re always looking for better ways to help our clients.

What has proven to be one of the most valuable means to better serve our clients is the feedback that we receive from the people who have taken the necessary steps to get their idea moving and are seeking to chase after their dreams with us.

It’s for this reason that we send surveys to each and every client who’s working with us, so that we can hear from them firsthand about their experience with our inventing method. It’s through these personal notes and feedback that we work to evolve.

Our method is malleable in that we will do whatever it takes to provide the best experience for our clients.

To this point, we want to share with you a few glimpses of the positive feedback that we’ve received from happy clients after they have received their Pre-Development Portfolios:

“Davison knows what they’re doing 100 percent. I feel you will lift my product to be successful!”Shannon C.

“Without Davison, I probably wouldn’t get my idea off the ground.”Steven S.

“I’m excited just to have this experience – that I could possibly invent something to help people.” Tamera M.

“I needed a company who understood and was willing to make my idea come to life! Davison is making this come true!”Yvanna Y.

“I’m very happy to have Davison Inventions handle my invention!”Les B.

If you’re ready to make your inventing dream a reality, submit your invention idea today!

Copyright Davison, 2016

The typical client project is not licensed, sold in stores or profitable.

Davison Turns a Client’s App Idea into Reality

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Coach's Whiteboard  Davison App

In case you missed it, Davison recently evolved our development services by bringing the design and creation of app ideas to an exciting new level.

Now, idea people are being encouraged to not only safely submit their tangible invention ideas, but their new mobile app ideas as well!

In a previous blog, we featured two of the apps that we helped develop -The Daily German Verb app and the Coach’s Whiteboard app.

Today, we’re sharing the idea person behind the Coach’s Whiteboard app – Eddie Porter, and his reaction to seeing how his idea transformed into a functioning mobile app in the palm of his hands!

If you’re ready to take the next step toward making your app idea a reality, submit your idea today!

George Davison and Eddie Porter - Davison App

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The Daily German Verb App was developed by Davison for its own benefit.  The inventor of the Coach’s Whiteboard app has not received a net profit through the development of his app. Davison charges fees for services.

That’s a Wrap for the Global Pet Expo!

Trade Shows

Davison Inventions - Global Pet Expo

It’s hard to believe, but after the hustle and bustle of preparing for the Global Pet Expo, the pet industry’s largest annual trade show has come to a close for another year.

As we mentioned in a previous blog, we were hard at work putting the finishing touches on our Davison-licensed products that were heading to the Global Pet Expo.

This year, Managing Senior Director of Licensing Matt made his way to Orlando, Florida for the trade show on our behalf.

While at the show, Matt picked up on some trends in the pet industry – food and treats, toys, and leashes seemed to be hot-ticket items that were spurring trade show-goer interest.

But there were several other items spurring interest, according to Matt. This year was very successful for both Davison and for Hugs Pet Products, who license many Davison-designed products.

Davison Inventions - Global Pet Expo


“Hugs did very well,”
said Matt. “There were times when I walked by their booth that every rep there was talking with someone and there were interested people still standing around waiting to hear about the products.”

At this year’s trade show, our friends at Hugs Pet Products were able to showcase some of their new items at the Expo’s “New Product Showcase.”

Davison Inventions - Global Pet Expo

Hugs featured their Paula Deen Premium Select Pet Food, their brand-new line of Massaging Groomers, the Puff Pad and their recently-unveiled Realtree Dog Treats.

Matt also mentioned that words like “Innovative” and “Interesting” were used to describe the Massaging Groomers brushes including the Palm Brush, Pin Brush, and Slicker Brush.

Thanks to Matt’s updates, we can see that the excitement didn’t stop when the Global Pet Expo ended. In fact, it’s just begun!

Copyright Davison, 2016

While Davison regularly attends trade shows in a number of industries, it does not promise that any particular client product will be, or is likely to be, presented or discussed at a trade show.

The typical client project is not licensed, sold in stores or profitable.

There’s an App for That

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Did you know that there’s an app for that? A Davison app that is!

Recently, Davison has evolved its app development service, bringing the design and creation of new app ideas to an exciting new level!

Idea people have always been encouraged to safely submit their invention ideas to Davison in hopes of helping them to develop their innovative product ideas, but now, idea people can also reach out to Davison as a now complete development service for creating new mobile apps!

We have adapted our inventing method for mobile app development, providing an even better way to invent.

“We are so pleased to be able to bring app ideas to life and for sale in the App Store at lightning speed. With all of our designers and graphic artists working together to create all the necessary code and visual interaction to make apps work, it has been quite a journey in figuring out a way to make this experience affordable for all,” said our founder and CEO Mr. George Davison.

Currently, mobile apps are being developed solely for distribution through the Apple App Store with later plans hopefully to include Android distribution.

 

And check out a few screenshots of some of the apps like Daily German Verb and Coach’s Whiteboard in action!

Daily German Verb App:

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Coach’s Whiteboard App:

Coach's Whiteboard - Davison App

Stay tuned for even more about Davison’s new app service agreement! In the meantime, take a look at some of the behind-the-scenes photos of the app video you just watched in the works!

Davison App

Davison App

If you’re ready to take the next step toward making your app a reality, submit your idea today!

Copyright Davison, 2016

The Daily German Verb App was developed by Davison for its own benefit.  The inventor of the Coach’s Whiteboard App has not realized a net profit.

Davison’s SHOT at Trade Show Success

Davison News, Trade Shows

SHOT Show - SignLast month, Managing Senior Directors of Licensing Matt and Robert, who you may remember from our CES 2016 recap, were back on the trade show circuit when they made their way to the National Shooting Sports Foundation’s Shooting, Hunting and Outdoor Trade Show and Conference (SHOT Show).

SHOT Show - Davison Inventions SHOT Show - Davison Inventions

This event took place in Las Vegas from January 19 – 22, with over 64,000 people in attendance, including some notable attendees such as presidential candidate Donald Trump, former U.S. Navy SEAL Marcus Luttrell and country music duo Big & Rich!

SHOT Show - Davison Inventions - Realtree

Not only were big-name celebrities at the event, big-name brands were there, too!

SHOT Show - Davison Inventions - Yeti

This was the first time both Matt and Robert had attended the SHOT Show and the duo definitely left impressed with what they saw on display!

SHOT Show - Davison Inventions SHOT Show - Davison Inventions

With lots of military gear and tactical companies, in addition to hunting, fishing and outdoor companies,  there was a lot to look at. Furthermore, there were a lot of companies to engage with, so both Matt and Robert were busy making connections.

Overall, this trade show gave Davison a SHOT at success by giving Matt and Robert the chance to meet with companies and establish manufacturing relationships, which:

  1. Allows the Davison team to match faces to names
  2. Allows the Davison team to see where manufacturers’ lines are currently and where they are headed
  3. Allows Davison to get an inside look into the industry and how our products and innovations can help existing companies
  4. Provides a preview of what’s trending in the industry

Since Matt and Robert have returned from the SHOT Show, they’ve been busy nurturing relationships with the connections they’ve made and are working hard to promote Davison’s outdoor innovations!

Copyright Davison, 2016

While Davison regularly attends trade shows in a number of industries, it does not promise that any particular client product will be, or is likely to be, presented or discussed at a trade show.

Motivation Monday: Happy Clients

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Now that we’re four days into the New Year, what better way to start the first Monday of 2016 than with some positively-motivating feedback!

In honor of #MotivationMonday, we’re going to take a look at some of the great feedback that we’ve received from clients!

At Davison, there’s nothing quite as satisfying as hearing from a happy client. To us, that’s our motivation to keep helping idea people from all over on their journey of following their dreams!

So, without further ado, let’s take a look at some of the positive feedback that we’ve received from our clients!

Davison Inventing Survey

“Davison has helped me more than anyone else has.”

Davison Inventing Survey

“Before I came to Davison I did my homework and these guys really rock.”

Davison Inventing Survey

“Davison has stayed with me all this time (time) means a lot to me.”

Davison Inventing Survey

“Amazing work.”

Davison Inventing Survey

“Would not have pursued my invention if it had not been for the excellent service from Davison.”

As we begin a new year and a fresh Monday with this motivation, how will you start yours? Will this be the year or the Monday that you take a risk to achieve your goals?

If you’re ready to chase after your inventing dreams, submit your invention idea today!

Copyright Davison, 2016

 

Here’s What Happened at SEMA and AAPEX

Davison News, Trade Shows

 

AAPEX

Inside AAPEX

At Davison, we love traveling to various trade shows in a multitude of industries. These shows align perfectly with our “We Try Longer” mentality that we apply to our work as well as give us an opportunity to meet with innovative minds from far and wide to find a potential home for our clients’ products.

In the beginning of November, Davison President Frank Vescio and Managing Senior Director of Licensing Matt made their way to Las Vegas, NV for an action-packed week.

Though Las Vegas is known for its nightlife, casinos and much more, this Davison duo went to Vegas for their annual trip to the SEMA and AAPEX trade shows.

The SEMA Show is “the premier automotive specialty products trade event in the world” and this year’s show drew over 60,000 automotive product buyers!

While the AAPEX, or the Automotive Aftermarket Products Expo, on the other hand, featured “over 2,200 automotive aftermarket manufacturers and suppliers showcasing innovative products, services and technologies to 39,000+ targeted buyers.”

 

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Mr. Vescio with My Classic Car's Dennis Gage.

So, with two big trade shows and an excited Davison duo, it’s only fitting that we can report on some great news from both SEMA and AAPEX.

According to Matt, both shows were an overall success!

“As always, it’s good to get out and meet with the companies we work with to see their new product launches at the show,” said Matt.

Furthermore, Mr. Vescio said that attending these types of shows is great for catching up with old contacts, making new contacts and working on improving our processes.

“It’s always great to attend these shows. It allows me to see past contacts, meet the new contacts that the company is establishing, watch our own licensing team members in action and get a pulse for what we can constantly do to improve our process of getting more products on store shelves than ever thought possible,” said Mr. Vescio.

 

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Matt at SEMA 2015.

Matt said that the connections Mr. Vescio and he made did not stop with just companies we’ve already built relationships with.

“We met with quite a few companies and established new contacts within the automotive industry,” said Matt.

“We are off and running to increase our product presence (and the Davsion ‘D’) within this category!” said Matt.

Though we can’t disclose all of the great details from these shows like who we talked to and what companies we are pursuing, we can share with you some of the great photos that Mr. Vescio and Matt snapped while at the 2015 Las Vegas SEMA and AAPEX shows!

 

 

 

Matt with the cast from "Tanked!"

Matt with the cast from "Tanked!"

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Mr. Vescio with KC from "Gas Monkey!"

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Mr. Vescio with Overhaulin's Chris Jacobs!

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Mr. Vescio with Wheelers Dealer's Ed and Mike!

While Davison regularly attends trade shows in a number of industries, it does not promise that any particular client product will be, or is likely to be, presented or discussed at a trade show.

Copyright Davison, 2015

 

Three Essentials for Product Packaging

Davison News, Package Design

National Storytelling Day - Product Packaging

Today, on National Storytelling Day, we wanted to share with you three important pieces to the product packaging puzzle.  Did you know that brands only have about seven seconds to make a good first impression on potential customers?  That makes packaging all the more important in telling the story of a product.

Let’s first start with a short story.

You’ve been in this situation before while shopping. You’re browsing the shelves and all of a sudden, your eyes lock on a product that seems to almost have jumped out at you. Why did you notice this product? It’s because of its packaging.

At Davison, we understand that product packaging is a powerful tool. After all, it tells the consumer the story about a product and what that product can offer them.

So today, we want to share with you three important pieces of product packaging:

Brand icons­ – These images are what help consumers connect a brand with a product. These icons help tell the product’s story.  They’re instantly recognizable and once a consumer has had an encounter with that product, they will then associate feelings with that brand’s icon. These memories that are created are like stories that can either help build a positive relationship with a consumer or can negatively affect how a person views a brand. The brand icon is essentially the first impression, and as they always say, you only get one chance to make a good first impression.

Visual appeal –Colors and font are huge components when creating packaging that speaks to consumers.  When it comes to packaging, keeping colors consistent across all of your brand’s products is extremely important when communicating your message to consumers. Furthermore, you’ll want to utilize colors that will stick out amongst your competitors on store shelves. To that point, once your colors have drawn a consumer in to pick up your product, you want them to be able to easily read the product’s messaging. Readability is essential when it comes to typography and font size. In short the simpler the font, the better.

Standing out – Creating product packaging that tells a story and hooks the consumer to come back for more can prove to be a difficult task. However, going above and beyond to stand out amongst the competition is important. That’s why thinking outside-of-the-box proves to be beneficial. For instance, environmentally-friendly packaging, creative packaging that’s made from recycled materials or even the most simplistic packaging can help set a product apart from its competition. Packaging depends on the product and what message you want to communicate to consumers.

In the end, you want your packaging to immerse the consumer into a story, the story of what that product has to offer.  Simplicity, creativity and consistency are all important factors when creating packaging that speaks to the masses.

To keep with the National Storytelling Day spirit, take a look at some more examples of our innovative product packaging!

Copyright Davison, 2015

Sources:

http://designtaxi.com/news/369330/Infographic-How-Product-Packaging-Influences-What-You-Buy/?fb_comment_id=709146329156815_711208258950622

 

We are STUFFED with Excitement!

Davison News, Product News

QVC - Pinata Pan

In perfect “Throwback Thursday” fashion, we’d like to throw it back to yesterday afternoon, when the Mrs. Fields Bake N Stuff Cupcake Pan was featured on QVC!

You’ve previously been introduced to the Mrs. Fields Bake N Stuff Cupcake Pan, a product that our friends over at Inventionland designed for the Love Cooking Company.

Well yesterday, this innovative baking product premiered on QVC and was repackaged as the Piñata Nonstick Cupcake Pan.

Let’s just say, it made quite the first impression!

In fact, the Piñata Nonstick Cupcake Pan was the very first product that was showcased on the “Kitchen Unlimited with Carolyn” show.

At the top of the show, host Carolyn Gracie and QVC kitchen product specialist Marie Louise Ludwig served up “a new twist on a cupcake pan.”

QVC - Pinata pan

Of course, the “new twist” that they were talking about is the Piñata Nonstick Cupcake Pan!

With various kinds of candy and icing inside, the baking-duo perfectly paired the Piñata Nonstick Cupcake Pan as a product that’s perfect for both men and women in the kitchen who are trying to impress their kids or grandkids or to even cater to various tastes at school functions.

Ludwig even noted that the pan would be perfect for the popular gender-reveal baby showers!

“It takes basic cupcakes and turns them into something phenomenal,” said Ludwig, adding that the pan was also incredibly easy to use. “Basically, the pan does all the work for you,” said Ludwig.

Bake N Stuff - QVC

If you missed seeing the Piñata Nonstick Cupcake Pan on QVC yesterday, don’t worry, you can watch it here now!

Copyright Davison, 2015

A typical project does not get a royalty agreement, sell in stores or generate a profit.

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