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August 24, 2011
I literally felt the earth move under my feet yesterday. Did you feel that East Coast quake? But we here in the editorial department kept our heads about us, and our senses of humor and continued working. My colleague Dave Vagnoni didn't even put the phone down during an interview. My sidekick Jen Vishnevsky sent this video around: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hoHuxpa4h48. Rock and roll. Let this edition rock your sales as well. Enjoy! Enjoy! 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: Products For Fall Promotions
In this episode of The Joe Show, Managing Editor Joe Haley looks ahead to autumn and showcases new products that will be ideal for promotions in the fall season. Need an idea for a back-to-school promotion? Want to target booster clubs or local sports teams? Planning any direct mail pieces that could use a little more pizzazz? Check out this video.
Caribbean Queen The Pitch: Anyone who is not ready to let go of summer (like me) would love the new Calypso Heat five-pack of hot sauces from Captain Foods (asi/43805). Flavors include papaya, mango mustard, pineapple curry and more, and they come in Caribbean-themed bottles. Yum! Check with Tammy for pricing: email@example.com. The Bottom Line: This is some hot stuff.
Geek Gear The Pitch: OK, so you don't have to be a geek to appreciate a great laptop backpack, but as far as I can tell from the reviews of theEVO Backpack from Mobile Edge (asi/71854) on the supplier's website, geeks are really plugged into this pack. You can even watch a video there of one fine fella showing you all of his belongings that he's fit into one and all of its compartments and capabilities. This pack would be perfect for students of all ages and any tech programs your clients bring to you. For pricing, features, reviews and that video, click here: http://www.mobileedge.com/. The Bottom Line: Tote your technology.
I Wanna Live Forever The Pitch: Are you singing that song (in your head or out loud) from Fame now? Anyone interested in longevity (and who isn't?) would appreciate that Groline (asi/58295)now offers theirlive ornamental bamboo handcrafted into a lattice form symbolizing longevity. Plants are 15-18 inches high. These are a unique idea for holiday gifts and pricing starts at: 6; $69.99. Check it out here: http://www.groline.com/. The Bottom Line: Grow with it.
Starbucks Bucks The Pitch: I already love all the products from Gifted Expressions (asi/56777) and to top it all off, this supplier recently announced an exclusive partnership agreement with Starbucks® to provide a special collection of Starbucks® Coffee-branded gift bundles filled with coffees, teas and assorted gourmet and chocolate food items. Gifted Expressions is now the exclusive supplier of this gift collection in the ad specialty industry and will offer special holiday packaging too. For more info, give them a call at: 877-982-4438. The Bottom Line: Caffeine buzz.
Are You a Real Character?
Do your friends tell you that your personality is just like Liz Lemon from 30 Rock? Cristina Yang on Grey's Anatomy? Michael Scott on The Office? If your personality matches that of a TV character, we want to hear from you. Advantages is bringing you some sales secrets from primetime TV. We'll even give you some do's and don'ts for each personality as it relates to sales! So, put on your thinking cap and tell us if you're Snooki, Seinfeld or Dr. House or if you know of a colleague who is. Send an e-mail ASAP to Staff Writer Jennifer Vishnevsky: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Nominate the SGR Supplier Sales Rep of the Year! Supplier Global Resource, the industry's only magazine dedicated to ad specialty suppliers, is holding its 2nd annual Supplier Sales Rep of the Year contest to recognize outstanding performance, exemplary service and top-notch professionalism.
Distributors, do you work with a supplier sales rep who's gone above and beyond for you this year? Do you have a supplier partner who always puts you and your customers' needs first and has a "do whatever it takes" attitude to make you shine? If you know the perfect contender, e-mail the nominee's name and details regarding what makes him or her award-worthy to Michele Bell (email@example.com), editor of Supplier Global Resource, by Friday, September 16, 2011. The winner will be profiled in ASI's magazines and get to bask in his or her own fabulousness for the year!
NEW! USB Sticks from AZX Sport ASI/30250
Features: 512MB - 16GB memory size available. Large variety of
colors and shapes. Ability to pre-load files onto USB.
Construction: Full color domed, Laser engraved
and pad printing available.
Lead Time: 1-3 business days on stock USB. 10 business days on
non stock USB. Minimum order 25pcs.
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