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December 19, 2011
Hi all! I'm on vacay this week (if you call prepping for the in-laws' and outlaws' Christmas visit “vacation.”) So, I'm actually writing this LAST week. Confused? Oh well. Have a glass of eggnog or a Hot Toddy and you won't even care. Enjoy this Monday's edition and send your feedback directly to me at: 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
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The Joe Show: New Products For The New Year
In this episode of The Joe Show, Managing Editor Joe Haley celebrates an early New Year's and shows off some new items in the ad specialty market. Looking for a new take on the traditional wristband? Want some ideas for unique items perfect for the high-tech and wellness markets?
Click here to watch this new-products edition of The Joe Show.
Toe to Toe The Pitch: I had a dream that my toenail fell off and so I went to www.dreammoods.com for an interpretation. There were no matches. Perhaps it just means I need a better pedicure. National Gift Card (asi/73011) offers the perfect item for people in need of primping and pampering.It's a SpaFinder $25 eGift Card, which is accepted at 5,000 spas worldwide. Check the supplier's website for specific gift card terms and conditions, as well as information on all retail gift cards available: http://www.ngc-group.com/national_gift_cards_spafinder.html. The Bottom Line: Beautiful results.
Cap It Off The Pitch: Matthew McConaughey shaving his head bald was the big buzz in the entertainment world last week. In my opinion, he looks good no matter what, but a nice baseball cap always comes in handy in these situations. Here's a cool-looking take on the standard: a pro-style baseball cap made of Bedford corduroy, featuring an unstructured front, pre-curved visor, clip buckle closure and six panels with six sewn eyelets. It's from Concap Sportswear LLC (asi/46187). For pricing and other info, email: email@example.com. The Bottom Line: New material.
That's Fascinating The Pitch: I fell asleep during the Herman Cain interview on Barbara Walters' Most Fascinating People special. If only I could have stayed awake for 9-9-9 more minutes, I probably wouldn't have missed Derek Jeter, who was two interviews behind Herman. I love Derek Jeter, in case you are wondering. Let's face it, no matter who you root for or against, the Yankees shortstop is an all-star. Martin Line (asi/68924) offers a gold-colored ALLSTARS lapel pin at one for $1.25.Is there a Little-Leaguer out there who wouldn't want one of these to pin to a backpack or jacket? See it here: http://www.martinline.us/. The Bottom Line: Hit the big time.
Bear Hug The Pitch: Last week, a cable guy in Hopatcong, NJ got a huge surprise when he found a 500-lb. bear sleeping in a basement while he was on a call. Apparently, it had been spotted in the neighborhood earlier. Can you imagine? I'd rather come in contact with this cute guy from Camsing Global (asi/43668). He is a super-soft bear, 11 inches tall sitting and has extra-large adorable paws. Pricing starts at: 288; $16.72. Click here: http://www.iagtm.com/. The Bottom Line: It gives me paws.
TELL ADVANTAGES ALL ABOUT IT
In the February issue, Advantages magazine is focusing on the beauty market. Are you having success selling to hair salons, spas, barbers or cosmetic stores? If you've been focusing on this hot and fun market, we want to hear your stories! We're also looking for your tips to break into the beauty scene. Send an e-mail ASAP to Staff Writer Jennifer Vishnevsky: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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