Monday, Monday, here we go again! I’m having my cup of coffee and getting revved up for another summery-fun week. Hope you are too! Enjoy this edition. Send your feedback directly to: email@example.com. It may be published in a future issue of Advantagesmagazine. For free information on products featured in Advantages, click here: www.advantagesinfo.com.
– Kathy Huston, editor
Take It on the Run The Pitch: In our editorial department, everyone’s always looking for a USB stick. I actually bought my own and I have to keep it under lock and key. I don’t’ really; I share when I have to, but the bottom line is: Everyone these days needs at least one flash drive. Blue Loyal (asi/40658) offers a fun sneaker-shaped 1 GB version, which would be great for anyone who wants to get their foot in the door. Get it? This is also perfect for electronics trade shows and retailers. All flash drives are guaranteed for life and come with Samsung Hynix Tier 1 USB 2.0 chips. A retail-style gift box with lanyard is also included and pricing starts at: 100; $17.78-P. See it here: http://blueloyal.epromo.com/product.i?sku=07-334. The Bottom Line: Information overload.
Politically Correct The Pitch: The political scene is heating up again. Even Levi wants to be mayor of Wasilla. Isn’t that Wa-silly? Whatever your leanings, whoever you root for, we can all agree that item 1233 from Stouse Inc. (asi/89910) is something we can get behind. The “Re-Elect” die-cut stock bookmark with a page-holder tab is great for election time and also, for a different twist, for companies who want to reignite relationships with lost clients. Additional information, coupons or sponsorships can be placed on the back. Pricing starts at: 125; .83-P. Click here: http://www.stouse.com/Products/PlasticProducts/BookMarks.html?prod=1233. The Bottom Line: This gets my vote.
Playing Games The Pitch: It seems like only yesterday (not really), but today is my 17th anniversary working at ASI. I wonder how many newsletter and magazine issues and deadlines that adds up to?USAopoly (asi/93660) offers a fun way to commemorate anniversaries or celebrate grand openings, product launches and more. They have customized games, such as Jenga (one of my favorites), which starts at: 5000, $15.71-T. You can check out all their ideas here: http://www.usaopoly.com/custom/. The Bottom Line: A clear winner.
Put Your Stamp on It The Pitch: Leave an impression … or 100 impressions … with this very cool idea from Earthstamp Inc. (asi/52221). Sold as a pair, rectangular Earthstompers are made of durable polyurethane rubber. Head to the beach, strap them on and go for a long walk, leaving behind your corporate stamp. They are a little pricey at: one pair for $494.98-U, but this is a totally unique way to promote events, entertainment, resorts, clubs, restaurants, etc. Check it out here: http://www.earthstamp.com/. The Bottom Line: Take a stand in the sand.
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