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– Kathy Huston, editor
Style Network The Pitch: I'm glad I don't have daughters. I just read that "slutty chic" is the prom dress trend this year. Keeping things a bit more traditional, The Book Co. (asi/41010) offers a mini, soft-cover version of The Fashion Book, filled with important designers, photographers, models and trends throughout the years. This is a good idea for design schools, modeling agencies, dress shops, seamstresses and more. Pricing starts at: 50; $9.95-R. Click here: http://www.thebookco.com/view_detail.cfm?ID=4502. The Bottom Line: The perfect fit.
Lunch Bunch The Pitch: So what did you bring to work for lunch today? Egg salad sandwich or some other variation of your leftover Easter eggs? Well Picnic at Ascot Inc. (asi/78060) has a new and stylish insulated lunch tote which folds flat. It's just ducky for office and school. Pricing starts at: 75; $9.15-R. See it here: http://www.ascotpromotional.com/products.php?product_id=502. The Bottom Line: Pack it up.
Homerun Hero The Pitch: Peanuts, Cracker Jacks, dirty-water dogs (that's what we called ballpark hotdogs back in the day), and baseball. What could be better? A nice addition to all this fun and nostalgia would be Prime Line's (asi/79530) new offering of two great products in one: The supplier's String-a-Sling backpack inserted into a baseball-shaped can cooler (other sports are available too). Pricing starts at: 100; $8.08-R. This is ideal for Little League fundraisers, softball leagues, minor- and major-league baseball stadium giveaways, sporting goods shops and more. See it here: http://www.primeline.com/Products/ProductDetail.aspx?fpartno=PL-8730. The Bottom Line: Take a swing at it.
Get Stoned The Pitch: Here's to rocky relationships... I mean those you form with products from Love Rocks Inc. (asi/68029). For instance, this supplier has a very cool business card holder that's made from a highly polished natural stone. You can engrave a logo and other information or a few words of inspiration. These are a unique idea for employee motivation and self-promotion. Pricing starts at: 25; $12.10-T. Click here: http://www.loverocksincpromo.com/StoneBusinessCardHolder.html. The Bottom Line: Stone-cold sales.
The Bees Knees The Pitch: Here's an adorable twist to the standard magnet. Artistic Toy Mfg. (asi/37122) offers item S2078, a 3-inch stuffed bumblebee magnet. Wouldn't this create a lot of buzz around your summer promotions? Pricing starts at: 100; $2.25-R, and check with the supplier for recommended accessories. You can see this guy here: http://www.artistictoysmfg.com/search.html.
The Bottom Line: No sting.
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