Thursday, January 8, 2009

Pop'rs in the News & A Sweet, Sweet Giveaway!

So, Pop'rs Pals, you know that you've only got four more days to enter The Great New Pop'rs New Years Giveaway, right? Right! Here are the details, in case you've forgotten:

  • First off, we're picking Five Grand Prize Winners. Each winner scores a complete set of Pop'rs...All Eight Flavors! ...and T-Shirts for the whole family!
  • All you have to do for one entry is leave a comment on my blog. The more comments, the more entries! Comment about anything...the weather, your family, my family, Pop'rs. The sky's the limit!
  • For an extra 10 entries, post about this contest on your blog, and send me the link.
  • The Giveaway runs through 11:59 p.m. on Sunday, January 11, 2009.
  • Uncle Lynn will pick our Five Grand Prize Winners by Random Drawing, and I'll make The Big Announcement right here on Monday, January 12! So Get Poppin', and get those Comment Entries in to me, OK?

Today, I just wanted to brag a little, if that's OK. Uncle Lynn's company is a tiny little outfit up in Northeastern Wisconsin. And with only 20 employees, The Pop'rs King has to cover a lot of ground himself. Recently, though, the local media has given him a helping hand.

You've read the fanTAbulous article from last week's Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, right? If not, please Click Here to get schooled! The story appeared on the Journal's Web site on Christmas Eve, and ran in the paper the next day. What a great way to kick off the New Year!

Well, the hits Just Keep on Comin'.

Uncle Lynn was interviewed by a Green Bay TV station yesterday, and appeared on the 6 and 10 o'clock news. He's gonna be on Green Bay's Channel 5 this morning (6 a.m.) on a show called Wisconsin Works, PLUS his interview will stream live on radio, also at 6 this morning. When we get the TV footage, we'll post it!

The whole object of these shenanigans is to get Pop'rs on to grocery store shelves. So the next time you're doing your marketing, have a word with the manager. Tell him Veggie Mom sent you, and, hey, please tell him to check out Eat Your Veggies! while you're at it!

The shots above were taken by photographer Benny Sieu of the Milwaukee paper during recent tour of The Pop'rs Plant. Here, workers are sorting carbonated crystals, the ingredient that puts the Pop! in Pop'rs, into different sizes for packaging.

Pretty neat, huh? So, quick like a bunny, get commenting...and get your entries in for The Great New Pop'rs New Years Giveaway. Don't delay...Do it today!

21 comments:

Does Anybody Hear Me said...

I am glad Pop'rs are doing so well! They sure are yummy. I love Buffalo Chicken flavor.

carogonza said...

What a great product!! I love it. I would love to try the taco flavor.

Kat said...

I think having 20 employees is FANTASTIC especially in this economy. It does look like things are about to "pickup" dramatically, and will keep Uncle Lynn "hopping".

I'd love to see them on our shelves (but I'm on the other side of the country so it could take a bit "longer".

♥georgie♥ said...

now this is just super cool....looks like Pop'rs has made it!!

Sarah said...

Very cool!

Tiffany said...

I hope you'll be able to get Pop'rs on the grocery store shelves. I bet you will, you all are working it hard!

I did see the poem you left on my blog! It was great!

Julie said...

I hope that you can get them at stores soon too, you all are doing a great job marketing... yum yum yum

Rachael said...

Great articles about Uncle Lynn and Popr's. I wonder if I could get my Wegmans to carry them??

Wegmans carries so many new and interesting products...that's why I love to shop there.

I will look into it :-)

ps. Thanks for the kind words about my experience this morning on my run. Whew....that really shook me up!!

Tara R. said...

That is awesome about the news coverage. Congrats! It's on to Oprah now!

quitecontrary1977 said...

I was about to say that Popr's is finally hitting the big time. I love all the plant photos. I love watching products get made. That was always my favorite segment on Mr. Rodger's Neighborhood!

Rhea said...

Sounds like you guys are getting some great press! Great job to Uncle Lynn!

Kathleen said...

Congratulations Uncle Lynn! Great to hear that the company is getting more exposure.

Michelle said...

Oh that's too funny! Just last night I was watching Unwrapped and thinking that Pop'rs would be perfect for being featured there. If only it were that easy, right?

And hey! Congrats on the publicity!

tara @ kidz said...

How exciting. Congrats!

Debbie said...

We can't wait to try the Pop'rs!

Z's Mom said...

That would be so awesome to get this stuff in stores!!! What a great start to this year!

I don't know how they work with those carbonated crystals all day and don't pop them into their mouths.....I'd be popping all the time!

I haven't read the article yet...so I'm off to go do that...but is there a chance that the pop'rs candy bars will be marketed as well????? Be sure to tell Uncle Lynn how much WOMEN LOVE CHOCOLATE!!!!

Honey Mommy said...

Good morning!

Honey Mommy said...

How fun that his little company is getting some good feedback and press!

Honey Mommy said...

Keep it up!

Honey Mommy said...

Have a great day!

Honey Mommy said...

I seriously need to find a job where I can wear a hairnet. :o)