Good Housekeeping’s 2nd Annual VIP Awards

Last year Good Housekeeping Research Institute began a VIP (Very Innovative Products) Award, which identifies the top consumer products that help solve problems, perform well and are innovative. This year, more than 1,650 products were evaluated and Good Housekeeping selected 10 “winners” that are featured in the February issue.  Here are five of my favorites!

Nikon Coolpix S1000PJ Camera: Features the first built in projector that is capable of casting images up to 40 inches diagonally.  No more huddling around your digital camera to show friends/family members the pics!

TravelChair and Cocoon Bunk Sack: This travel chair and sleeping bag feature insect repellent embedded fabric that keeps insects away!  The best part is that it is EPA-registered and approved for children and pregnant women.

Remington Frizz Therapy: Features conditioning polymers that cover that plates and keep your hair frizz-free for up to 15 hours (even in humidity).  Living in the South… this is a must!

Fire Wire Flexible Grill Skewers: This 27-inch skewer can bend and fit into bags or bowls for marinating, and when ready for the grill you can move the skewer around anything else on the grill.

Carbona 2 in 1 Oven Rack and Grill Cleaner: You simply use the supplied plastic bag, put in your oven racks or grill grates, pour in the cleaner and let it soak overnight.  According to Good Housekeeping there is little scrubbing necessary.  I’m already sold!

Think you have an innovative product that might make the cut and want help getting your product in front of Good Housekeeping? Contact me at jennifer at or  910.772.1688.

Jennifer Manocchio


After starting her career with Edelman in Chicago, Jennifer joined Sweeney and quickly established herself as an exceptional industry innovator. In 2004, she opened Sweeney’s first full-service office outside of Cleveland and quickly rose through the ranks to become agency president. Jen leads by example and without fear. She has been critical to agency growth throughout the past decade and continues to lead the agency into the future.