The Hot Product Contest, run by the National Mail Order Association, has already gained support from Celebriducks
(Tampa Bay, Fla.) – With the National Mail Order Associations’ (NMOA) Made in America ‘Hot Product Contest’ in full swing, CelebriDucks, the original creator of the first celebrity rubber ducks of the greatest icons of film, music, film, history, and athletic, is sponsoring the contest to show their support of American manufacturing. Officially open for contestants and voters since June 1, the contest hopes to attract inventors from all over the country.
In conjunction with their 40th Anniversary in business, NMOA is looking for as many American manufacturers as possible to have the chance to enter their product for the world to see. NMOA’s Made in America Hot Product Contest has one main goal: helping the thousands of manufacturers and inventors around the USA.
The traditional soft floating rubber duck is an American art form, and was originally created in Ohio before the industry went overseas. Now, Celebriducks has returned the industry to America where it all began. The company was voted one of the top 100 gifts by Entertainment Weekly and has produced ducks for the NBA, Major League Baseball, the NHL, NASCAR, NCAA collegiate mascots, as well as famous people such as Elvis Presley and the Wizard of Oz. To date they have created over 200 different CelebriDucks and have pioneered an entire new collectible.
“Most American manufacturing in the past 30 years started migrating overseas-big retailers found better pricing and then everyone followed,” commented Craig Wolfe, CelebriDuck’s owner. “We wanted to help bring the industry back to America and the ‘Hot Product Contest’ is helping companies to do this.”
Lately, companies are reconsidering where they manufacture their products. According to a recent article from Bloomberg, as costs in China rise and owners consider the challenges of using factories 12,000 miles and 12 time zones away, many small companies have decided manufacturing overseas isn’t worth the trouble. American production is “increasingly competitive,” says Harry Moser, founder of the Reshoring Initiative, a group of companies and trade associations trying to bring factory jobs back to the U.S. “In the last two years there’s been a dramatic increase” in the amount of work returning. CelebriDucks is one of the companies who realize the value of American manufacturing.
Contestants will submit their original products to the official contest website and online voters will decide the winner. Voters, via social media, will get to see products they never knew existed, rank how much they like the product using a 1-5 star system, and be able to communicate feedback about a product to the manufacturer. Drawings for free products will be held for registered voters.
The National Mail Order Association would like to thank the sponsors of this Made in America Hot Product Contest which includes: UY Systems Ltd, JoTo Public Relations, b.st. design, the Made in America Movement, Market Launchers, the Made in America Product Store, the Inventors Center of Kansas City, the Inventors Society of South Florida, the Tampa Bay Inventors Council, the Inventors Association of Arizona, the Inventors Association of Saint Louis, and the Minnesota Inventors Congress.
For more information about the contest, visit http://www.nmoa.org/contest.
About National Mail Order Association:
The mission of the NMOA is to provide education, information, and business connections to entrepreneurs and small businesses around the world for the purposes of selling products and services through the use of direct marketing and mail order sales tactics. Today the NMOA is comprised of the President and Chief Manager, John D. Schulte, his staff, and a growing number of prominent industry experts that volunteer information and education. The NMOA was founded in 1972 by mail order expert and advertising man Paul Muchnick in order to help small to midsize businesses and entrepreneurs involved in, or wishing to be involved in mail order marketing, now commonly referred to as direct marketing. For more information on the National Mail Order Association, visit http://www.nmoa.org.
(1) Bloomberg June 21, 2012: Made in China Not Worth Hassle for Small Firms Returning to U.S.://www.bloomberg.com/news/2012-06-21/made-in-china-not-worth-hassle-for-small-firms-returning-to-u-s-.html