Recently, we announced that our client, Jean’s, Meatball Baker, which offers a healthy alternative to greasy meatballs, was featured in the most recent Avon catalog and at shopavon.com.
It turns out, that great news was just the first bit of excitement the Meatball Baker has been cooking up lately! Nearly as soon as we heard that our “Meatball Queen” Became an “Avon Lady,” the Meatball Baker was back at it!
This time, it was Good Morning America’s (GMA) ”Secret Steals and Deals” website that featured the Meatball Baker – and for 60% off at that! For 48 hours, interested cooks everywhere could purchase the Meatball Baker for $8.80!
GMA also published an accompanying article called “Mom Inventions: Exclusive Deals and Steals, Just for ‘GMA’ Viewers,” which commended our client, Jean, on her invention.
“Mom/grandmother inventor “Jean the Meatball Queen” partnered with Davison, a new-products development company, to develop this rack that holds small, medium and extra-large meatballs letting all the fat drain into the bottom of baker,” the article stated.
We couldn’t wait to be the first to tell Jean the great news either!
“To be truthful, I am not much of a TV watcher, so I really never heard of it until you just told me about it. I do like the publicity though,” said Jean. Jean expressed how happy she was about all the exposure her Meatball Baker has received and said she, sometimes, is still in disbelief!
“At times, it is still hard to believe that my idea has truly came to life. I am seeing my idea used in other ways too, meaning I have seen my pan duplicated with just a change in the handle at a Farm & Fleet store in Eau Claire, Wi. I have also seen the meatloaf pan where the grease drains through a grid for a healthier meal. So, I look at it as my idea must have been a good one, if it is being used in all sorts of ways,” said Jean.
As for the possibility of her invention being in the news even more?
“The press can talk about my pan all they want,” said Jean.
Speaking of great press for Davison-designed products, we also found the Silicone Dessert Bar Pan on a Bed Bath & Beyond advertisement on the NBC Today Show website!
What will be the next Davison-designed product we find out there? We can’t wait to see!
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