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April 25, 2011
Happy Easter Monday, to those of you who celebrated yesterday. Here's a Kathy "fun fact": When I was a little kid, I would never eat the heads from my chocolate bunnies. Go ahead and psychoanalyze that. Also, enjoy this edition and send your feedback directly to: 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: Education Market Spotlight In this episode of The Joe Show, Managing Editor Joe Haley focuses on the education market, consistently one of the most popular end-user sectors for promotional products. This special market edition of The Joe Show shares important statistics about the education market and gives distributors ideas for how they can target schools for new business. Plus, Joe shows off some cool ad specialty items perfect for education market clients.
Click here to watch this education market edition of The Joe Show.
Show Me Some Love The Pitch: We've got "Just Dance 2" for Wii over here at the Huston house. Last week my husband danced to "Big Girls Need Love." You can imagine what that looked like. Everyone needs love, don't they? And 3M/Promotional Products Dept. (asi/91240) now offers heart-shaped pop-up note dispensers. These would be a fun idea for college dorms and school fundraisers, as well as health-care clinics and anyone you want to give a little love to. Pricing starts at:250; $13.41. See it here: http://promote.3m.com. The Bottom Line: Pop star.
Wedding Bliss The Pitch: Did you hear there's a big wedding this week? On the topic of fresh beginnings, Fresh Beginnings (asi/55439) offers 25 classic wedding cookies in a rectangular canister; they are made from the traditional recipe of a light cookie with pecan pieces rolled in powdered sugar. Wouldn't his be nice to send to special clients who are getting married? Pricing starts at: 24; $19.90. Click here: http://55439.asisupplier.com. The Bottom Line: Bells will be ringing.
This One's for the Girls The Pitch: Girls' sportswear sure has come a long way. Girlie Game Gear (asi/57051) is new to the industry and they combine girls' love of sports with their love of style. They have a line of fashionable sportswear that would be perfect for colleges, high schools, sororities and more. For pricing and other info and to see for yourself, click here: http://www.girliegamegear.com. The Bottom Line: Try it on.
Go Blow Your Nose The Pitch: The weatherman says it's another "Extreme Pollen" day around here (as if I couldn't tell from my poor son Andrew's red nose). APF Marketing (asi/30214) offers printed folding tissue packs with 20 two-ply tissues with wrap and the packs are resealable. These are great for all types of promotions and think outside the health-care realm. They would be a fun idea for promoting the debut of a sappy chick-flick, for instance. Pricing starts at: 5,000; $2.20. Click here: http://www.apfmarketing.com. The Bottom Line: Sniffles and sales.
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