|Keeping you in the loop on products and deals you may not have heard about.||April 28, 2014|
The Pitch: Newsflash: It’s National Cubicle Day. The new ultrasonic personal humidifier from Minya (asi/71370) would be a perfect addition to anyone’s cube, especially now that allergy season is in high gear. Suggest it for new employee welcome gifts. It works by USB and it also has a soothing blue light, which you can turn off if that’s your preference. One water refill lasts about four hours. Pricing starts at: 50; $23-R. Click here: http://www.minyausa.com.
The Bottom Line: Vaporize this.
The Pitch: According to my buddy Vinnie Driscoll’s Twitter feed (@ASICentral), mosquitoes kill 725,000 people a year. I know! Who knew? SnugzUSA (asi/88060) offers a 1-oz. spray bottle of SPF 50 sunscreen plus bug repellent in a cedar-wood scent, starting at 100; $2.74-C. Click here: http://www.snugzusa.com/.
The Bottom Line: Spray away the pests.
The Pitch: “Tradition meets technology,” is how JournalBooks (asi/91340) describes their Smartpicx interactive journals. They have watermark icons that can be scanned for access to websites and contact info. Intriguing, right? Another thing that intrigues me about working with this supplier group is the descriptions of their sales team members. Take Mark McKeller, Field Rep, for example. He is described as, “A humble southern boy who grew up in a family of artists, musicians, and scoundrels, who have lovingly been referred to as ‘the most amoral bunch of hooligans ever to have come out of Scotland County.’" See the info on Smartpicx here: http://www.journalbooks.com/. And click on “The Team” to meet everyone. They seem like a fun bunch and one of them is a former Fantasy Football champ too.
The Bottom Line: Interact.
The Pitch: April is National Stress Release Month and I know it’s almost over but let’s be real, buddies – every month is stressful. Crazy Aaron’s Puttyworld (asi/47056) has just what the doctor ordered with their fun, colorful Thinking Putty for stressed-out adults. It comes in desk-friendly metal tins. It bounces! They also have glow-in-the-dark, heat-sensitive and magnetic versions! It’s also a great tool for brainstorming sessions. No minimums, set-up fees or art charges.
Click here for options and a video, which will show you a whole lot of uses and give you some cute taglines for client promos: http://www.puttyforpromos.com/colors.php.
The Bottom Line: Squeeze and breathe deep.
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