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The Next Big Small Brand Contest: The Chosen Ones

Posted in Uncategorized by Rooster on December 21, 2009

The Rooster Design Group Presents the Next Big Small Brand

After much deliberation, our finalists have been selected! Here they are:

Better Butter
Compound butters for the discerning palate

Brklyn Batch
Beef Jerky hand cut and smoked locally

Catskill Confectioners
Candy expert turned candy maker

Kombucha Bklyn
Tea brewed by Brooklyn’s own Kombucha Man

Plowshares
Certified fair trade coffee

A round of applause for all of finalists! They will now go on to present their product or concept in person to a panel of judges in a showcase on January 12th.

Stay tuned for more updates. You can also follow us on Facebook or Twitter.

Happy holidays!

Press: Blog Support

Posted in next big small brand, Rooster in the News, Uncategorized by kikisaxon on December 16, 2009

The Next Big Small Brand credits much of its success to the assistance of food bloggers.  Thanks to the many shout-outs we received, innovative and inspired foodies entered our contest.  Please click on the links below, read what they wrote about the contest, and check out some of the other insights they share*:

Next Big Small Brand for Culinary Genius

ACooksGuideNYC

BethKimmerlesCandymonium

Brokelyn

CipherBlog

EnthusiasmUnbridled

Food52Facebook

FoodzieBlog

GreatGooglyMoogly

PrintMagazine/ TheDailyHeller

SweetFix

SweetsFoods

* If you wrote about the contest and your site isn’t listed here, please email kiki@theroostergroup.com with the link and we’ll add it immediately.

The Next Big Small Brand Contest: The Semi-Finalists Are In!

Posted in Uncategorized by Rooster on December 8, 2009

The Rooster Design Group Presents the Next Big Small Brand Contest

Well, we deliberated all morning and finally came up with our semi-finalists. It was a tough one! There were so many great submissions. Thanks again to all! Meet-and-greets are this week and finalists will be announced next Friday. Stay tuned!

The Next Big Small Brand Contest: It’s On!

Posted in Uncategorized by Rooster on December 1, 2009

The Rooster Design Group Presents the Next Big Small Brand

The submission deadline for our Next Big Small Brand Contest may have already ended, but the real fun is about to begin. We are so excited to review all 140 entries – yes, 140! We also received some amazing press – thanks to The Daily Heller and Tasting Table, plus all of the other great blogs that showed us their support!

It’s great to see that our contest really inspired so many of you out there. We were all really impressed by the range and quality of the submissions. It’s going to be a tough one. Out of all 140 entries, we will choose 10 semi-finalists to come in for a brief “meet-and-greet.” This may include a tasting or a short pitch.

Out of our 10 semi-finalists, we’ll then go on to choose 5 finalists. Our 5 finalists will be contacted on/by January 5th. Finalists will then present their product or concept in person to a panel of judges in a showcase on January 12th!

Stay tuned for more updates. You can also follow us on Facebook or Twitter. Everyone’s going to want to know how it all ends. It’ll be a good ending – we promise!