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Just pitched: The Flying Bunny on the Ellen Show!

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How could Ellen DeGeneres possibly resist? The Flying Bunny a.k.a. Annika Vrklan would be the perfect guest on the Ellen Show especially since Ellen is looking for talented kids under the age of eleven. Here's what I wrote to Ellen: The Flying Bunny Soars At just 8-years-old, Annika Vrklan is taking the skateboarding world by storm. She’s out-skating and out-jumping other kids twice her age in competitions! Here are a few of her accomplishments to date: Guinness World Records Holder (August 2010) Performer in Le Petit Cirque Wunderkinds as a Skateboard Prodigy (June 2012) Appeared as a featured guest on...

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Prodigies

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When was the last time you watched someone in total awe? I had the pleasure of attending the concert of Evgeny Kissin, a pianist, at Roy Thomson Hall in Toronto on the weekend and it was a magical event. Mr. Kissin’s hands seemed to float effortlessly across the keyboard and the music wafting from his fingers was magnificent! I remember piano lessons as a child and struggling with chords, scales and coordinating the pedals along with the tune. It wasn’t pretty and I’m sure my dad’s early hearing loss was caused in part by enduring my daily piano practice. You...

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Reduce Your Risk

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[caption id="attachment_2545" align="alignleft" width="280" caption="Annika Vrklan never skateboards without proper safety equipment!"][/caption] Spring is definitely in the air. Depending on your sport, you’re either thrilled winter is over or disappointed the ski season was so short this year. Either way, it’s time to tune-up your bike, drag your roller blades or skateboards out of storage and make sure your hiking boots still fit. Soon the skateboard parks will be filling up again with lots of young people testing their limits and trying new tricks. It’s a pleasure to see so many teenagers enjoying their sport but it’s also a sight...

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Wanted: Famous People

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[caption id="attachment_1510" align="alignleft" width="300" caption="Annika Vrklan: 7-year-old Skateboarding Star"][/caption] Celebrity endorsements are a proven method for successfully promoting a product line, which is why large corporations spend millions of dollars paying star athletes and famous actors to market their products. Are these dollars well spent? Research reveals that two of the biggest advantages of celebrity endorsements include: Some consumers perceive it as a status symbol to own a celebrity-endorsed product. Consumers are more likely to remember a product long after the advertisement if it was celebrity endorsed. A 2011 analysis by GreenLight shows that stars are aligning with brands in...

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Money Can't Buy This Kind Of Publicity

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The Flying Bunny Awes TV Audience [caption id="attachment_1357" align="alignleft" width="300" caption="Annika Vrklan: The Flying Bunny"][/caption] This was Annika Vrklan's big moment. At 7-years-old, this skateboarding whiz, was a featured guest on syndicated TV, The Nate Berkus Show (March 14, 2011). Please check out this video to view her segment. How exciting for someone so young to visit New York City for the first time and be given an opportunity to strut her stuff on national TV. But it was also an opportunity for Tail Wags Helmet Covers to shine! As a small business owner, I couldn't afford to pay for...

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