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The Joe Show: Outerwear
In this episode of The Joe Show, Managing Editor Joe Haley ventures into the apparel category and shows off some of the newest outerwear on the market. Looking for sweatshirtsand pullovers perfect for a variety of campaigns? How about a jacket great for any incentive program? Check out the video.
Click here to watch this outerwear episode of The Joe Show.
The Hulk The Pitch: It's not going to bust out of its encasement, but the brand-new Hulk-A-Lighter from Nationwide Promotions (asi/73464) is sure to be a big presence in all types of promotions. The highlighter is 8" long with a wide body. It comes in cool colors like Electric Pink, Zippy Red, True Blue, Sublime Lime, Winter White and Juicy Orange. You can get it for as low as $1.33 (r). Check this big boy out here: http://nationwidepromotions.com/. The Bottom Line: This is going to be huge.
Dog Days The Pitch: The world's oldest dog died today in Japan. He was 26 years and nine months old. I don't mean to bring you down; he must have lived a good life. Help other dogs live a good life too with healthy fun.WOV-IN's (asi/73464) Tuff Balls are made of colorfast, non-abrasive polyester felt for a dog's healthy teeth and gums.They are attached to a carry handle that's soft on teeth and hands but durable and chew resistant. A foam plug insert makes the toy float for easy water retrieval. Pricing starts at:50; $6.74. Click here: http://www.wov-in.com/. The Bottom Line: Play fetch.
Hall of Fame The Pitch: Congrats to the Red Hot Chili Peppers (I just love them), who will be inducted into The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame (if you've never visited, you should go … it's awesome). Rock out at your desk to this: http://bit.ly/4N651e. And also take a look at this award from, which also rocks my socks, because it's as unique as the Peppers themselves. It's fromFields Manufacturing (asi/54100) and 3D sculptures are handcrafted from an individual's or company's business cards and placed in a shadow box with matting and a personalized plate. This is such a great idea for all types of recognition programs. Pricing starts at:one for $120.You should provide 20 business cards for each unit. Check it out: http://fieldsmfg.com/. The Bottom Line: A true standout.
Drinks On Us The Pitch: I like wine and I like coasters (ask my kids; I'm always telling them and their friends to use one). Americanna Co. (asi/35730) offers this great newset of six cork coasters in a holder that can also act as a wine bottle holderwhen the coasters are out of it. This is perfect for wine festivals and wineries as a gift with purchase. Pricing starts at: 25; $10.70. Click here: http://americanna.com/. The Bottom Line: Pop the cork.
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