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Stuff we're proud of.
Moms Love Us!
We love that the Cedar Rapids Moms Blog voted our tick repellent as one of their favorite things for 2017! This community of moms is passionate about all things local and is the perfect platform to connect moms and local products. We're happy to provide natural repellents that keep moms — and their kids — safe!
ECO EXCELLENCE Finalist
Bug Protector was recently selected by National Child World magazine's expert panel as one of the 2017 Eco-Excellence Awards™ Finalists. A finalist in the Pest Control Category, we're excited to be a part of this annual awards program! The award recognizes excellence in social and environmental sustainability for products, services and companies.
NCW Magazine bills themselves as the #1 resource for modern families with a conscience and a taste for life.
Are you a Pincher?
In an effort to drive brand and product awareness, Bug Protector participated in PINCHme's Sample Tuesday program in June 2017, distributing more than 10,000 mosquito repellents to Pinchers nationwide. With a strong path-to-purchase focus, we loved the engagement we received via social media from PINCHme, with more than 2.9 million impressions! Positive feedback via the post-sample survey and increased online orders were a bonus.
A Zulily Debut
In June of 2017, Bug Protector debuted on Zulily's site. As part of its sampling program, 20,000 bottles of our mosquito repellent were shipped nationwide to women and moms who subscribe to Zulily's program. Online sales during the 72-hour discounted event were great, and more importantly, we were able to get our products directly into the hands of our core consumers.
Membership - A Force for the Industry
Bug Protector became a member of the Outdoor Industry Association in 2017. The OIA is a membership-driven trade organization for the outdoors. In collaboration with their members, OIA is a force for the industry in recreation and trade policy, sustainable business innovation and increasing outdoor participation — all the things we love!
Samata Magazine's annual Gear Issue
For the last two years, Samata magazine, a stand-up paddle magazine for women, included our mosquito repellents in its annual Gear Issue. See the issue here.
We are also proud to be a sponsor of Samata's super annual SUP retreat! Each year Samata holds a Rejuvenation Retreat in Oahu, Hawaii for women who like to SUP, rejuvenate, un-plug and grab great outdoor products like ours.
Bug Protector was honored to be selected as one of the most outstanding and innovative products at the 2016 National Hardware Show, which had roughly 4,000 exhibitors and more than one million products on display. Our product line was evaluated by the Retailers' Choice panel of Hardware Retailing and voted one of the 35 best products at the show in all categories!