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August 22, 2011
Hi there! I'm back from vacation and we had big fun. Have you taken a summer vacation? If yes, tell me where. In the meantime, let this Monday edition take you to a sale (fingers crossed). Enjoy and send your feedback directly to: firstname.lastname@example.org. It may be published in a future issue of Advantages magazine. For free information on products featured in Advantages, click here: www.advantagesinfo.com. - Kathy Huston, Editor
The Joe Show: Hospitality Market
In this special edition of The Joe Show, Managing Editor Joe Haley focuses on the hospitality market. The video discusses the big opportunities that distributors have with restaurants and hotels, offers advice on how to target this market, and shows off some of the latest promotional items perfect for clients in this sector. Want to expand your business into the hospitality market? This video is for you.
Click hereto watch this hospitality market edition of The Joe Show.
T-Shirt Time The Pitch: In case you're wondering, the hottest-selling T-shirt on the boardwalk in Ocean City, MD this season is the one that says "Come at me, bro" (made popular by The Jersey Shore guys' oft-repeated taunt.). RMK Worldwide Inc. (asi/80289) has new Gildan unisex 100% cotton 5.3-oz. tees with a seamless collar. They are available in 32 colors in sizes S-2X. They have a special running too, until 9/30. The supplier says, "Make money fast with diecast. Call Corvette Rob or Toyota Sarah at ext. 118 and receive EQP on your first job."You will have to ask Rob and Sarah what their car designations mean, as I don't know. Check it out here: http://www.activewearcatalog.com/. The Bottom Line: Casual dress.
Cool in the School The Pitch: What a difference a week makes. Last Monday, I was packing up and raring to go to the beach for our summer vacation and this Monday, well here I am, being bombarded with back-to-school commercials. My younger son has forbidden me from saying the "S" word in front of him (he starts back next week). Nevertheless, it's time for us to stop being in total denial and stock up on school supplies.Calibre International LLC (asi/43442) has a pretty cool new plastic pen holder that also sits atop your book, acting as a bookmark. This is perfect for school and bookstore promotions and pricing starts at: 150; .59. You have to check it out to see how it works. Click here: http://www.highcaliberline.com/. The Bottom Line: Mark the spot.
Put a Ring On It The Pitch: A new study shows that staying single means you will die earlier, as much as 17 years earlier for men in particular (which makes me wonder if the study was conducted by jilted females). At any rate, encourage romance and hopefully, weddings, withThe Romance Kit from Admints &Zagabor (asi/31516). It includes a heart tin soy candle, premium cherry lip balm, and a plastic mint card, all in a clear case. It also includes a four-color laminated decal and generic "romance" label. This is a great idea for weddings, couples resorts and romantic destinations, B&Bs, online dating sites and more. How awesome would this be if travel agents gave one to each couple who plans a honeymoon? Pricing starts at: 100; $10.45. Click here: http://www.admints.com/. The Bottom Line: Fan the flame.
Brew for You The Pitch: Yesterday, Steve and I took a trip into Philly, where we happened upon the Eulogy Belgian Tavern. You would have thought my husband found a million bucks, but no, it was only a small establishment, featuring more than 300 beers on the menu. I had to take a picture of him outside next to the sign that said, "Drink Good Beer." For beer lovers everywhere, and the establishments that serve them, AITG Business Gifts (asi/35530) offers the Giant Beer Glass (23 oz.) from their Classic Beer Collection.Pricing starts at: 36; $8.50. Drink it in here: http://www.visionsawardcraft.com/. The Bottom Line: Fill it up.
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