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August 1, 2011
August 1 already? I don't like it. Why does summer always seem to go by so fast? I know, I know... you're saying, "Kathy! Don't rush it. We have until the end of September," but my sons go back to school this month, and they will both be seniors(one high-school, one college)! I can't stand it. So there you go. On that note, I'm making this the unofficial "Back-to-School" edition. Finding fun products will put me in a better mood. Enjoy and send your feedback directly to: email@example.com. It
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The Joe Show: New Product Variety
In this episode of The Joe Show, Managing Editor Joe Haley shows off unique items that are sure to spark creative promotional ideas for clients. Have customers targeting the back-to-school sector? This video has a clever product idea. Want to show off a new concept on the water bottle? Check out the video.
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Make Some Noise The Pitch: Kids are loud. In case you haven't noticed.Brighter Promotions (asi/42016) has great new collapsible stadium horns for loud-and-proud fans. They would be perfect for sports fundraisers. Think about motivational special events too. Pricing starts at: 216; $3.25 and you can see them here: http://www.asi44888.com/. The Bottom Line: Go team!
Hold It Together The Pitch: During the school year, someone's always looking for a stapler around our house. How about suggesting schools give each student his or her very ownmini-stapler to keep in their backpacks?Perfect Promos Limited (asi/77291) has a cute little version that starts at: 2000; $1.85. It's also a nice idea to include it in a new employee welcome basket. Check it out: http://www.promosperfect.com/. The Bottom Line: Punch up profits.
Latchkey Kids The Pitch: Regulus Promo Inc. (asi/81630) offers fun EVA plastic coil keychains that slip over the wrist like a bracelet. The coil coordinates with a plastic tag, which can be silkscreened. Think about these for college students for those times they leave their dorm rooms, like while running to the cafeteria (you know, the Freshmen 15). These would be great as a welcome gift for new students or as an item for sale in the campus bookstore. Mom and Dad would love to have one too! Pricing starts at: 2500; $0.63. Check out item CCKET1047 on ESP or email: firstname.lastname@example.org. The Bottom Line: Work the wrist.
Dirty Laundry The Pitch: When they're not bringing it home to Mom, college kids have to do their own laundry (or just keep buying new clothes and most don't have the budget for that). Wiremaster Limited (asi/97852) hasjumbo-size nylon mesh laundry bags with drawstring closures. Have a local dry cleaner cosponsor these with local colleges. Consider these bags for lower grades too, so kids have something to put their dirty gym clothes or sports practice duds in. Also, these would be perfect for apartment management companies or Realtors to give to new renters or vacation renters who have to trek down to a laundry room. Pricing starts at: 1000; $1.63. Click here: http://www.wiremasterpromo.com/. The Bottom Line: In the sack.
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