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December 28, 2011
We're winding down the year, and what a year it was! Enjoy this last edition of 2011 (can you believe it?) and send your feedback directly to me at: email@example.com. 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: Mix Of New Products
In this episode of The Joe Show, Managing Editor Joe Haley shows off some new products that clients can use in a variety of campaigns. Are you targeting dentist offices in 2012? Looking for ideas to get the attention of nightclubs? How about a cool high-tech item that wine lovers would flock to? Check out the video.
Click here to watch this new-products episode of The Joe Show.
Pull Up Your Zipper The Pitch: It's such a simple idea, but it just makes sense. People look at their zippers quite a few times a day, so why not give them something promotional to look at while they're at it? ELBusa Creations (asi/53046) offers custom zipper pulls that can clip onto jackets, backpacks, purses and more. They make the perfect advertising tool for colleges, schools, sports teams, travel-related clients, trade shows, retailers, nonprofits, arts organizations, exercise studios… the list goes on. Custom packaging is also available for retail displays. Pricing starts at: 50; 73 cents. For more info, email: firstname.lastname@example.org. The Bottom Line: Clip it good.
I-Button The Pitch:Interactive Promos IRMS (asi/62725) offers a unique product that's great for political campaigns, rallies of all kinds, concerts and entertainment events and so much more.The I-Button is, according to the supplier, "the world's first interactive CD/DVD playable button." The facing is actually a 3" mini CD or DVD which holds over 180MG of information including video presentations, direct weblinks, photos, product catalogs, virtual tours and more. Pricing starts at: 5,000; $1.89. Check it out and play the demo movie here: http://www.ipspromo.com/. The Bottom Line: All buttoned up.
We're Folding The Pitch: Looking for a new twist on a favorite choice for schools and offices? JL Supplier Direct (asi/63016) offers a folding gel pen made of ABS. A string for hanging is optional. Pricing starts at:500; $1.12. Email: email@example.com. The Bottom Line: Write all about it.
To Your Health The Pitch: Too many people to count will be making their resolution to eat healthier in 2012, including me and most likely you. The Chest (asi/44830) has just the right item to help out. It's a repositionable 6 mil vinyl decal with the USDA's recent "My Plate" guidelines. It can be placed almost anywhere (and removed and replaced over and over) and in plain view as a constant reminder. It's perfect for hospitals, doctor's offices, senior centers, schools, restaurants, weight-loss programs and any business promoting healthier habits. Pricing starts at: 250; $1.15. Click here: http://www.chestinc.com/. The Bottom Line: That's the dish.
How Did You Do That?
Are you a cold-calling machine? Do you have a story to share of how you broke through and got yourself a new client after employing a savvy cold-call tactic? I'm looking for your story for a new section of our magazine, called "How I Did It." Please email me ASAP: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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