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The Joe Show: Good Things Come Small
In this episode of The Joe Show, Managing Editor Joe Haley shows off some unique, yet smaller, items that are sure to catch your clients’ attention. Want a clever item for beverage promotions? How about a lip balm perfect for campaigns targeted to eco-conscious consumers? Check out the video.
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Rally Cry The Pitch: “The Protester” is Time magazine’sPerson of the Year and what any good protester needs is a jumbo, 22-point, white poster-board hand sign from Lion Circle Corp. (asi/67620). It’s liquid-laminated with a glued wooden stick. Think of these for all those campaigns coming up too, as well as sporting events, pep rallies, trade shows, fundraisers and more. Pricing starts at: 250; 92 cents. Click here: http://www.lioncircle.com. The Bottom Line: Sign of the times.
Big Hugs The Pitch: My horoscope today says I should give more hugs and high-fives. If you ever see me at a trade show, you better watch out (and you better not cry! I’m in the Christmas spirit!). Aura Badge Co. (asi/37470) offers hugs galore with the Hug Me super-soft fleece blanket with sleeves. These are great for the college market. Pricing starts at:24; $21.57.Click here: http://www.aurabadge.com/. The Bottom Line: Big wraparound.
To the Extreme The Pitch: This is cool for just about anyone, including travelers, college kids and techno types and perfect for incentive programs. Gemline (asi/56070) offers the Vertex Xtreme Messenger Bag, which features the Viewpoint System for easy storage and scanning of a laptop. A welded front panel provides water-resistant construction. An interior padded pocket can hold a tablet or e-reader and there’s a multi-functional organizer. Pricing starts at: 12; $55.48.You can see it in action in this awesome skydiving video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rtLQjSo2CZQ. The Bottom Line: The sky’s the limit.
Down to Business The Pitch: In February, we’re presenting the results of our business-card contest in Advantages magazine and AuthentiBrands (asi/30118) offers a unique holographic 3D animated twist on them. The supplier also has 3D bookmarks that are so very cool. I have one in front of me that has a T-Rex running on it. For pricing and other information, click on: http://www.holobrands.com/. The Bottom Line: Add some dimension.
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