One of the most anticipated TV programs aired yesterday. No, it was not the Super Bowl; it was the 86th Academy Awards. This is the biggest awards show of the year in which small golden figured heads all named Oscar were presented to actors and actresses for their portrayal in films that were deemed by the Academy as most noteworthy in the year 2014. 40.3 people on average tuned into the program but none of that 40.3 took home what all of the attendees took home that night. That something was called Swag Bags.
Swag Bags are the goodie bags that every celebrity sitting in the Kodak Theater will be leaving with once the awards are over. Products backed by multi-million dollar companies are usually the typical products seen in these bags, but this year, there is a new product that is making a splash.
The product is called the “DrainWig” and it is not your typical dream vacation or spa treatment, it is an everyday tool made by an everyday stay at home mom. This interesting contraption is designed to place into a drain in order to collect hair at the bottom of the drain to avoid clogging. Clogging the drain could mean thousands of dollars worth of damages and time for many people, even celebrities.
The product’s designer is just as interesting as the invention itself. Jennifer Briggs, a stay at home mom could not be more thrilled. She never would have thought that her product, retailed at 12.95, would ever see the insides of a Swag Bag. Briggs said of the experience, as “Words can’t express how exciting that was for me.”
We can all take a look at the “DrainWig” and revel in how lucky Briggs was to land such an opportunity. But more importantly, we should take the time to reaffirm ourselves that products do not need to be made with the most cutting edge materials and reinvent how we live our lives. Products such as DrainWig show consumers that simple designs that subtly improve everyday life are considered revolutionary.
-Jackie Tan, chikmedia Intern
So, as you may have heard by now (if you're following our blog... follow the damn blog!) we are co-sponsoring a bus trip to this year's MA Conference for Women in Boston with Masslive and The Springfield Republican. Why, you might ask? To put it simply; because chiks rule.
Last year Emily and I had the privilege of attending this incredible, full-day conference and left feeling inspired, motivated, and like we could take on the world. Seriously. This conference is life-changing, and if you can take the day we strongly encourage (demand) you sign up, show up and shut up. Spend the day allowing yourself to take it all in, network with other strong women, and do a little shopping. Yup, there's even shopping...
This year's speaker line up is absolutely incredible and includes major names such as actress Kerry Washington, TOMS founder Blake Mycoskie and Good Morning America contributor Tory Johnson, just to name a few. Breakout sessions cover everything to work-life balance, career advancement, aging gracefully and demanding pay equality.
Tickets are limited and about to sell out, so call 413.735.1645 today to reserve your space. Includes transportation, breakfast and a goodie bag from yours truly, and professional styling tips!
See you ladies there!
Meghan Rothschild, Director PR & Marketing
chikmedia has been nominated for the Women to Watch awards by Western Mass Women Magazine. We are so honored to have been nominated and would be delighted to win.
Here's how it works:
Type: Meghan Rothschild - chikmedia, advertising & marketing
Emily Susan Gaylord -chikmedia, graphic design
We would also appreciate it if you would vote for two other nominated women. chikmedia has worked with Leanne of SkinCatering and Karen of Mix 93.1 and we just adore them.
Leanne Sedlak - SkinCatering, spa/beauty
Karen Boyd - Mix 93.1, radio personality
And you're done!
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