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Issue #1 -- January 24, 2012

The Critical Steps to Innovation Success
New Nielsen White Paper
 
The four-minute mile. The two-hour marathon. Records exist to be broken.  But one record that remains a challenge is the meager ten percent probability of achieving new product success. Consumer packaged goods [CPG] companies spend an average of $15 million per product per year guiding some 30,000 concepts to the shelf, knowing full well they are likely to fail.
 
This paper explores a new methodology that identifies innovation success factors, quantifies performance on each and provides focused and actionable feedback at critical junctures throughout the development pipeline designed to raise the new product success rate.  Click here to download a PDF of the full report.
 
Calhoun, David
 
David Calhoun, CEO of Nielsen, was recently interviewed by CNBC about the state of the firm's growth since its IPO was launched last January.  Click here to watch.

Judges Now Voting for 2012 Winners

  

Judge seal 2012 An unprecedented number of products, services and companies were nominated this year, representing some of the finest examples of innovative thinking ever.

  

The competition for 2012 Edison Awards enters into its final phase now as our Panel of Judges yesterday began reviewing the ballot of nominees selected by the Edison Awards Steering Committee. 

 

January 23 - February 3, 2012

Voting by Edison Awards' Panel of Judges takes place


 
February 13, 2012

Finalists for the 2012 Edison Awards will be announced

 

April 26, 2012

Winners of the 2012 Edison Awards will be announced at the annual black-tie Gala evening event 

 

Nominee "Snapshots" a New Web Feature

Since mid-December, the Edison Awards has begun featuring a new selection of 2012 Award nominees on a weekly basis.  Each week, eight nominees are randomly selected to be featured on the home page at www.edisonawards.com.

 

Visitors can scroll through the dynamic selection and see a photo of the nominated product/service, read a brief description about it, and link to additional information and/or video content.  It's yet another way that the Edison Awards provides visibility and value to our participating nominees.

An Honor -- AND a Great Exercise

Letter from a 2012 Nominee

 

When our company, SimplyHome, was contacted by Gail Kerr about an Edison Award nomination, our corporate team considered this opportunity not only an honor but also an exercise.
  

Being a small business, we have staff that specializes in various areas, but we do not have an extensive team of people who handle our marketing and publicity.  Read more

About the Edison Awards

 

The Edison Best New Product Awards™ are among the most prestigious accolades honoring excellence in new product and service development, marketing, design and innovation.  Unique to the world of award programs, the Edison Awards are focused on the innovators as much as the innovations. 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, and a list of past winners.

 

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"I have far more respect for the person with a single idea who gets there than for the person with a thousand ideas who does nothing.... "

 

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