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April 4, 2011
It's April and we have a forecast in the 70s today…can you beat that? I say no. Now if I can only get outside at some point. Anyway, here's the inside scoop. Enjoy this issue and please send your feedback directly to me at: firstname.lastname@example.org. It may be published in a future issue of Advantages magazine. For free information on products featured in Advantages, click here: www.advantagesinfo.com.
The Joe Show: New Items From New York
In this episode of The Joe Show, Managing Editor Joe Haley shows off some unique and useful products he found on the show floor at The ASI Show in New York last week.
Want to present some winning promotional ideas to your clients? Check out this episode of The Joe Show.
Patented Pen The Pitch: Don't you love multi-function ideas? Well, Bullet (asi/42424) comes through with their new UpWrite, a retractable ballpoint pen with a wide clip that doubles as a stand. It's pretty nifty. Pricing starts at: 500; .81-R. Check it out: http://www.bulletline.com/. The Bottom Line: Up and at ‘em.
Baby Talk The Pitch: Have you seen this video of the twin babies talking to each other! It cracks me up: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_JmA2ClUvUY. Babies are so cute and here is a cute idea for babies: It's an infant's reversible beanie made from 100% combed ringspun cotton. Some days, babies want to wear pink, some days chocolate; some days blue, other days white. Get it? Anyway, it's very adorable for maternity wards, obstetricians, day-care centers and more. Pricing starts at: 1; $7.56-P. Click here: https://www.broderbros.com/cgi-bin/online/webshr/prod-detail.w?sr=150&q=150. The Bottom Line: Beanie babies.
Now Hiring The Pitch: On April 19, McDonald's is hoping to hire 50,000 people, including some managers. If ASI doesn't work out, I guess I know where to go. The Promotional Bookstore (asi/79369) offers "Manager's Mentor: A Guide for Small Business," by Ron Parks. It features entertaining stories and practical management ideas based on actual experiences of people running small and medium-sized companies. This is a great idea for recruitment initiatives, entrepreneurship classes and seminars, management training and then some. Pricing starts at: 48; $19.35-R. For more info, email: email@example.com.
What a Scream The Pitch: The Phillies are off to a great start after sweeping the Astros this weekend. How's your team doing? Make some noise with the brand-new Howler from BamBams (asi/38228).Just pull the handles out and let them retract, while the toy in the middle spins, making noise (which is optional). It's made of coated cover weight recycled paper and plastic. Pricing starts at: 500; $3.62-R. Obviously a fun idea for spirited events. See it here: http://www.bambams.com. The Bottom Line: A real howl.
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