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April 4, 2012
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In this episode of The Joe Show, Managing Editor Joe Haley shows off some new products and shares creative promotional ideas for each one. Looking for a unique way for clients to provide a wealth of information? Want to present a clever new twist on the traditional water bottle? Check out the video.
Click here to watch this new-products episode of The Joe Show.
Medical Alert The Pitch: Got health-care clients? Order this product, stat! It's the Scrubs Cooler Bag from Gordon Industries (asi/57800).It keeps food hot or cold for four-to-six hours. Add the scrubs notebooks and sticky books for an upsell. You can get item CB-195 for as low as $8.95. See it here: http://www.gordonsinclair.com/. The Bottom Line: Scrub-a-dub.
Doctor in the House The Pitch: Here's another great product for the health-care industry. Why not? It's a super-hot market. The star of this 60-page flipbook from Alpi International (asi/34415)is Bert the Doctor, a friendly looking fella who's sure to bring a smile to even the most nervous of pediatric patients.Starts at: 150; $2.90. Pair it with the Doctor Bert squeezie. Click here to meet Bert: http://www.alpi.net/public/. The Bottom Line: Flippin' good time.
Puppy Panache The Pitch: Every dog has its day, so why not its very own hoodie?American Apparel (asi/35297) offers the Flex Fleece Dog Zip Hoodie in various colors, so Fluffy can look fabulous no matter what. Think of this for pet fairs, dog shows, pet-friendly hotels, vets and more. Contact the supplier for pricing. If you want to see a very cute doggie modeling it, click here: http://www.americanapparel.net/. The Bottom Line: Get your paws on it.
Green Genes The Pitch: Get those gardeners going with the 7-piece gardener's tool set from Premium (asi/79370). A nylon bag holds a branch and twig pruner, a spade, a spray bottle and more. Pitch this to nurseries, farm markets, home-improvement stores, etc. I almost suggest pitching this to florists, but wouldn't that be silly if they encouraged people to grow their own flowers? Never mind. You can get it foras low as $11.95. See it here: http://premiumasi.com/. The Bottom Line: I dig it.
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