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Advantages ® Hot Deals
Keeping you in the loop on products and deals you may not have heard about. September 15, 2014

Hi there, buddies. Another week has rolled around and here I am to surprise and delight you – well, at least bring you a few ideas to jumpstart your week. Enjoy this edition and send your feedback directly to me: khuston@asicentral.com. I’d love to hear from you and it may be published in a future issue of Advantages magazine. For free information on products featured in Advantages, click here: www.advantagesinfo.com. –Kathy Huston, editor

Follow me on Twitter, @kathyadvantages



Knockout Products
In this episode of The Joe Show, Managing Editor Joe Haley shows off several items you can use to score more deals. Looking for a stylish keychain? How about an item perfect for hunters? Have any technology clients?

Click here to watch the latest episode of The Joe Show



Falling For New Ideas
In this episode of The Joe Show, Managing Editor Joe Haley shows off several items that’ll bring creativity to upcoming campaigns. Looking for daring drinkware? How about a perfectly pink sports product? Have any clients with a sweet tooth?

Click here to watch another episode of The Joe Show.

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Advertisement:  Bullet

Let Your Flag Fly
The Pitch: School’s back in session, awareness events are kicking into high gear and booster clubs abound. It’s the perfect time to suggest custom digitally printed spirit car flags from Quinn Flags (asi/80228) for any number of promotions. The flags come in various sizes and at various price points, so check it all out here: http://promoflagmaker.com/ .
The Bottom Line: Show your colors.

I’m Trippin’
The Pitch: We’re going to Jamaica on Saturday (ya, mon) and this vinyl debossed travel wallet from Leed’s (asi/66887) sure would have come in handy. It’s from the Elleven Traverse collection. RFID technology encases belongings to protect against identify theft. The wallet has exterior and interior slotted pockets for boarding pass, passport, and all other travel documents. It also includes a privacy mesh ID holder, elastic pen holder, and additional slots for credit cards. Multiple elastic slots hold business cards. It’s a perfect giveaway for travel agents, airlines, resorts and more. For pricing and more information, click here: http://www.leedsworld.com/ .
The Bottom Line: Getaway plans.

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Advertisement:  The Vernon Company


Go Retro

The Pitch: OK, this one is on the pricier side, but it would be a fun addition to incentive programs and company stores and also would make a very nice employee milestone gift. It’s the Gogroove retro universal Bluetooth speaker with a wooden case and carrying handle. You can get it for as low as $119.99-R. See all the features here: http://www.365wholesale.com/ .
The Bottom Line: Get your groove on.

It’s So Money
The Pitch: Love these 12-oz. themed-compartment cups from Howw (asi/61952). They are made of clear styrene and the bottoms are filled with miniature pieces and confetti to create a fun novelty item. Choose from Beach, Money, Mardi Gras, Casino, or Construction.  For pricing and other specifics, click here: http://howw.com/ .
The Bottom Line: Drink it in.


SUPPLIERS: Get FREE Exposure
SUPPLIERS: Send your samples for possible FREE Exposure in the mid-December New Products preview issue. Advantages reaches over 40,000 ad specialty salespeople, so think of the great exposure your product night be getting.

For mid-December, we still have room in these showcases:

  • Business: 24 spots
  • Sports: 24 spots
  • Travel & Leisure: 24 spots
  • Health & Beauty: 24 spots
  • Home Items: 24 spots
  • Incentives: 24 spots
  • Apparel: 24 spots
  • Education: 24 spots
  • Hospitality & Entertainment: 24 spots

Hurry! Time is limited. All we need is an actual sample, a brief description of the product and an explanation of what makes that product new no later than 10/17/14.

Please send the sample and description to your AD COORDINATOR:
ASI
4800 Street Road
Trevose, PA 19053
Attn: Advertising Coordination – [Include your Ad Coordinator's name]

Please note that your sample will not be returned unless specified.  There are no guarantees of inclusion. Spotlights are subject to space limits and editorial review.

Call For Nominations: Supplier Sales Rep/Supplier CSR Of The Year 
Supplier Global Resource, the industry's only magazine dedicated to ad specialty suppliers, is holding its 5th annual Supplier Sales Rep of the Year contest to recognize outstanding performance, exemplary service and top-notch professionalism. In addition, the magazine will recognize the best supplier customer service rep – a person who continually goes over-and-above for his or her distributor clients.
Distributors, do you work with a supplier customer service rep who makes your job infinitely easier, more streamlined and pleasurable to do? Do you have a supplier sales partner who always puts you and your customers' needs first and has a "do whatever it takes" attitude to make you shine? If you know the perfect contenders for both awards, e-mail the nominees' names and details regarding what makes her or him award-worthy to Michele Bell (mbell@asicentral.com), editor ofSupplier Global Resource, by Tuesday, September 30, 2014.


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