Monday has rolled around again, so let’s kick it off with some fresh ideas. Enjoy this edition and send any feedback directly to me: firstname.lastname@example.org. I’d love to hear from you and it may be published in a future issue of Advantages magazine. For free information on products featured in Advantages, click here: www.advantagesinfo.com.
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Sow Cute The Pitch: No, I did not spell “sow” incorrectly (I’m an editor, after all). I meant it as a play on words, as these interactive veggie packs from Powerful Plants (asi/79076) come to life right on the pack with the help of a free app you can download from the supplier’s website. The characters, such as Casper Pumpkin and Rosa Bianca Eggplant, tell stories and give tips on planting and growing them. Like I said, “sow” cute! They are a fun educational tool and environmentally friendly option for many programs. The supplier also runs contests, such as a carrot-growing competition. Check out more information and see a demo here: http://bit.ly/1PMAGXc. The Bottom Line: Stayin’ alive.
Doctor in the House? The Pitch: In case you haven’t heard, they killed off Dr. McDreamy on “Grey’s Anatomy” last week. I stopped watching years ago, so I don’t really care, but some people are outraged. Whatever. Health care remains one of the top markets for distributor sales, and for all the real doctors and medical personnel who are alive and well, Rugged Outfitters (asi/84143) offers what they call “the best scrubs.” For their various styles, color, pricing and options, click here: http://bit.ly/1Ko2YUQ. The Bottom Line: Health is wealth.
Cherry on Top The Pitch:Ice cream shops are hopping now and Brighter Promotions (asi/42016), a five-star supplier, offers very cute ice cream bowl and spoon sets. The spoons are shaped like ice cream cones. Suggest these for restaurants, cafes, souvenir shops, vacation rental gifts, summer camps and more. Why not use them as a self-promotion too? Drop off bowls with ice cream to your favorite local clients so they can have an ice cream party on you! You can get them for as low as $1.35-R. Click here for further info: http://bit.ly/1DDkfEZ. The Bottom Line: Sweet deal.
Get Your Degree The Pitch: As we all know, Lion Circle (asi/67620) offers plenty of fun ideas for various programs and if you have education-related clients (also a top market for distributor sales), you should suggest the Graduation Fan, which includes a graduation cap imprint, along with class year. You can also get a tassel attached at an additional cost. Caps and tassels come in a variety of covers. The back can be used for classmate autographs, so it makes for a great memento as well. Get it for as low as 28 cents-R. Click here: http://bit.ly/1OvTOvp. The Bottom Line: Fans for the fans.
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