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February 27, 2012
Monday, Monday...and the day after the Oscars to boot. Did you win your office pool? I didn't even bother. I always make a poor showing of it, since I never see many of the movies. I did, however, see "The Descendants" this weekend. Great! Especially if you love George Clooney. Hope you love these ideas too. Enjoy! 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
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The Joe Show: Light It Up
In this episode of The Joe Show, Managing Editor Joe Haley showcases five new products that will pique the interest of clients and prospects alike. Looking for promotions geared to teens? Want a great product idea for summer camps? Been on the hunt for a unique direct mail piece? Check out the video.
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Opening Act The Pitch: Here's a great idea for bar and restaurant giveaways (be sure staff has them on hand too): Item CW737 from Chulani (asi/45100) is a pen on one end and a bottle opener on the other.Pricing starts at: 100; $1.50. Click here to see it: http://www.chulani.com/. The Bottom Line: Bottle buddy.
Being Nosy The Pitch: Are you looking for something fun, yet practical for schools and summer camps? Boxforus (asi/41333)offers a combo wet wipe/dry tissue box. The dry tissues (100 count) come out of a 3D nose and the 25 wet wipes are stored in the top. Call the supplier for pricing: 201-224-7111. Check it out: http://www.boxforus.com/. The Bottom Line: Out of the box.
Bean There, Done That The Pitch: According to the Jelly Belly jelly beans website, during the last year, enough jelly beans were consumed to circle the earth five times. That sounds about right. I mean, who does not love jelly beans? Well Dard Products (asi/48500) offers a cylindrical bottle that you can have filled with treats, including jelly beans, Tootsie Rolls or bubblegum. This would be a welcome addition to any desk. Think: new-employee gifts; college recruitment fairs and more. Call the supplier for pricing: 847-328-5000. See it on p. 141 of February Advantages: http://advantages-digital.com/. The Bottom Line: Fill it up.
Make No Mistake The Pitch: Everybody makes mistakes, which is what makes theEraser Stick from Hit Promotional Products (asi/61125) so valuable... and atless than a dollar. It looks and works like a pen, but when you push the plunger, the eraser appears. This would work well in many promotions, including those geared towards students and numbers-crunchers (and me when I try to balance the checkbook). See it here: http://www.hitpromo.net/. The Bottom Line: Don't leave a trace.
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