KW: Thank you for your time Joel, Tell us how you got started with OMG.
JZ: Fourteen years ago I walked into a Retro Store 'Time After Time' in Madison to purchase a green glass peace sign hanging in the store window. The nicest, sweetest Jessica Tandy-looking shop owner named Bette refused to sell it to me. As I was halfway out the door she said, 'But if you could make them, I could sell them all day long'. So i decided to make a bunch of them to bring back the good old days.
KW: That's very entrepreneurial of you, when there isn't a way, you create one yourself! Im sure there are thousands who crave to own glass peace signs as well. Tell us a bit about the specs of your products, what makes them unique and what keeps others from copying you?
JZ: Our products are unique because we're redesigning them for the 21st century. we've added suction magnets in the back and their sizes are smaller. we're also hoping to take this technology and implement into other products including sports teams, university teams and symbols.
KW: Wow, that's a lot of products you plan to launch, tell us a bit about your plan to manufacture them.
JZ: We’ve created a full line of small 5” themed plastic blow molded ornaments(Peace signs, hearts, shamrocks, College Logo or Letter, Professional Sports Team Logos that can all be customized with any pattern and personalized
KW: a good trick of starting small first and then going big as you pick up traction. Thank you for your time, Joel, I wish you the best of luck on your campaign. Feel free to support Joel and OMG Messaging at their link here: