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The Joe Show: Good Things Come In Small Packages
In this episode of The Joe Show, Managing Editor Joe Haley shows off some new pocket-sized items perfect for a variety of campaigns. Looking for a promotional idea for restaurants and bars? Want an interesting item for real estate or automobile clients? Check out the video.
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That's Huge The Pitch: A mom in China gave birth to a 15-lb. baby. As someone who gave birth to 7-lb. and 3.5-lb. babies, I can only say, OUCH! And also, you go girl! Let's just call that newborn a toddler. Speaking of which, Sports Solutions Inc. (asi/88876) has brand-new full-cushion cotton infant and toddler socks available in your choice of over 20 colors. It includes a knit-in logo, one-color heat transfer or full-color printed applique (up to 4 square inches). They are made in the USA. Pricing on item # SOCK496 starts at: 72; $5.20. These are great to "get your foot in the door" (get it?) with day-care centers, maternity wards, pediatricians and more. Check it out on ESP or email: email@example.com. The Bottom Line: Knock their socks off.
That's My Drink! The Pitch: I like to have a nice glass of water on my nightstand, as I wake up very parched. How about you? The problem I have is, I wake up to find my cat Sneakers drinking out of it. Gross, I know. This is why I love item KW9200 fromLogomark (asi/67866). It's a clear BPA-free acrylic decanter and glass set, with the glass also acting as a lid, so no silly pets can get into your drink. This is a great item to have on any desktop.Pricing starts as low as $10.95. Check it out here: http://www.logomark.com/. The Bottom Line: Cover it up.
On-the-Go Girls The Pitch: You know, we ladies like to look stylish no matter where we go, even when we are in a frenzied rush to make our flights. You can't deny the style factor ofMobile Edge's (asi/71854) ScanFast Onyx Collection of women's checkpoint-friendly laptop bags, incorporating all kinds of high-end features. This would be perfect for employee rewards, incentive programs, travel- and tech-related promotions, etc. I am drawn to item #MESFEBX in the pink suede (trés chic).Pricing starts at $99. To see it for yourself, click here: http://www.mobileedge.com/. The Bottom Line: Not your basic bag.
Eco Piglet The Pitch: If you're looking for a bank promotion geared towards kids, you can't resist this American-made recycled piggy bank from Valley Casting (asi/93235). It's made from 67% post consumer waste and is printed with an earth-friendly water-based ink. You can remove the coins through the pig's nose, made out of recycled wine corks.Pricing starts at: 100; $2.69. Check it out here and I think you'll agree it's quite adorable: http://valleycasting.com/. The Bottom Line: Bank on this.
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