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Amazon Advertising Find, attract, and engage customers. Joseph Cossman, who made millions marketing such must-have items as shrunken heads, spud guns and the now-ubiquitous ant farm, and then made millions telling entrepreneurs how to do the same thing, has died.

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Cossman liked to offer speeches at public libraries, crediting them as the source of his self-education about patent rights and marketing. Cossman, a door-to-door salesman who perfected mail-order salesmanship and pioneered the television infomercial, then wrote books and conducted pricey seminars to demonstrate the route from rags to riches, died Dec.

Amazon Inspire Digital Educational Resources. He called his show “Cossman’s Secrets” and used the interview format as a sales tool. Cossman was an entrepreneur who was the creator of the ant farm. Amazon Drive Cloud storage from Amazon. Popularity Popularity Featured Price: Retrieved December 30, from Encyclopedia. They refined the product as they went along — replacing, for example, the original glue, which proved fatal to the ants.


Levine also claimed credit for inventing the case filled with 25 ever-busy ants, but the creative rivalry never daunted their teamwork in marketing the durable educational toy. Copyright Los Angeles Times. Later in life, he earned an MBA from Pepperdine, which decided his career experience amounted to a self-tutored bachelor’s degree. Alexa Actionable Analytics for the Web. They sold novelty items around the country and also sold soap to customers in Europe.

Provide feedback about this page. More than 2 million farms have been sold since its introduction nearly half a century ago. He became an entrepreneur after the war by shipping soap to soap-deprived Europe, and became a lifelong practitioner of overseas marketing. Department of Agriculture and learned to his delighted surprise that the country was in the middle of its biggest potato glut in two decades.

Modern Language Association http: From to he served in the U. Are you an author? Predictably, the publicity got him on the morning network television talk shows, where he gleefully discussed his potato-firing pistol. They paid ant-rustlers a penny apiece to find Pogonomyrmex Californicus, red harvester ants from the Mojave Desert.

Learn more about Amazon Prime. He started his career before World War II as a door-to-door salesman. The two inventions were the ant farm and a fishing lure that smelled like meat.

During the s Cossman came up with his ant farm idea, which became an extremely successful product sold to children all across the country. Other than these two inventions, the products he sold were invented by others, including items such as fake shrunken heads.


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Joseph CossmanWilliam A. Because each style has its own formatting nuances that evolve over time and not all information is available for every reference entry or article, Encyclopedia. All Formats Paperback Hardcover Sort by: Ten years later, they introduced the ant farm, which Cossman and his cossmna said he invented.

So, cossmwn he later would advise those attending his seminars, he acted. His scores make his case. Print this article Print all entries for this topic Cite this article.

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But in three days’ time, Cossman also noted that he had sold about two dozen Da Vincis and Van Goghs while the other fellow had sold 3, shrunken heads.

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Cossman was president of Cossman International, Inc. Cossman sold his cosman of the company to Levine in and embarked on a second career conducting seminars and selling books on how to become rich as an entrepreneur; he also was among the first to use the television infomercial, creating half-hour programs that helped to sell his seminar courses.