Issue #9                                                                                                 January 6, 2011


Alan Mulally, President & CEO

of Ford

Interview with Edison Awards


Mulally video #1In an exclusive interview with Edison Awards Steering Committee members Tom Stat of IDEO and Dr. Paul Israel, Director of the Thomas A. Edison Papers at Rutgers University, Ford's President and CEO, Alan Mulally, offers his perspective on a number of issues of interest to the world of 21st Century innovators.  In this clip, Mulally talks about the emergence of electric cars in the U.S.


Be sure to watch your email or visit for more video excerpts of our interview with Alan Mulally.   


John Hendricks

Coming Soon!


Edison Awards interviews John Hendricks, Founder and Chairman, Discovery Communications.

How Innovative Companies Win

FREE Webinar Presented by Nielsen



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2:00 - 3:00pm EDT



The Marketing Executives Networking Group (MENG), partner of the Edison Awards, invites you to participate in a brand-new webinar by The Cambridge Group, a Nielsen Company. 


 "How Innovative Companies Win:  Profiting from Demand-Driven Business Models, No Matter What Business You Are In"
by Jason Green, Principal, The Cambridge Group, a Nielsen Company

Anticipating the needs of today's digitally connected consumers has never been more important.  Some of the most successful companies on the planet have figured this out by identifying the future needs of customers and putting in place demand-chain initiatives to support those needs.  Knowing what your competitors don't about fulfilling untapped demand means the time for a breakthrough is now.  It's today's way to win.  Companies like McDonald's, Best Buy, Anheuser-Busch and Allstate are leaving competitors behind by successfully predicting where demand will go next - instead of just asking what their customers want now.   


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2011 Best New Product Finalists

Announcement Due in Early February


An astonishing number of new products and services have been nominated this year for the Edison Best New Product Awards.  Our judges will soon be reviewing a ballot that features innovations in twelve different categories, and a formal announcement of finalists will be made in early February.  In the interim, check out a few of the exciting nominations that we've received:



Groundbreaking technology by Lightstorm Entertainment and James Cameron created a cinematic experience that revolutionized the motion picture industry.





A new line of OTC medications designed to give children accurate doses of medicine, based on weight vs. age.





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Mark Your Calendar

Where Will You Be on April 5th?


calendarClear the decks for April 5th, and plan to join us in New York City for the exciting Edison Awards Gala and "Meet the Innovators" Forum. 


In fact, you may want to get to town on April 4th for the fantastic opportunity of a personalized tour at Thomas Edison's historic labs in West Orange, NJ.


See "Schedule of Events" (right) and watch your email for our invitation and information on how to register to attend these events. 

About the Edison Awards

The Edison Awards™ recognize the persistence and excellence personified by Thomas Edison and his tremendous legacy. Be sure to visit our website for more information, including award categories, nomination criteria, a nomination form, and a list of past winners.

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Free Webinar January 13
More New Product Nominees
April 5th Edison Gala
About the Edison Awards
Schedule of Events

Schedule of Events


Monday, April 4, 2011

Tour of Edison's Lab

A personalized tour led by Dr. Paul Israel, Director of the Thomas A. Edison Papers at Rutgers University. 


Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Meet the Innovators

Forum & Luncheon

Edison Achievement Award winners and innovators from all disciplines discuss their innovative ideas and experiences at the New York Academy of Sciences.


Edison Awards Ceremony

& Gala Dinner

Recognizing and honoring the 2011 Achievement Award Winners and presenting the Best New Products of the Year, held in the fabulous and historical ballroom of The Capitale.

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