All the single ladies, all the single ladies ... today is Sadie Hawkins Day and also Leap Day. So, ladies, why not take the leap and ask out that nice fella you've had your eye on? You never know, he just might put a ring on it. In the meantime, here are ideas to ring up sales. Enjoy this 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
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The Joe Show: Leaping For New Products
In this episode of The Joe Show, Managing Editor Joe Haley celebrates Leap Day today by taking a look at some inventive new items. Looking for a unique take on the traditional water bottle? How about a team-spirit product perfect for spring campaigns? Check out the video.
Click here to watch this new-products episode of The Joe Show.
For Your Travels The Pitch: My oldest son, Matt, is off to New Orleans today. Lucky! His toiletries are packed in a 2-gallon plastic Hefty bag (hey, he's a college kid). Perhaps he will graduate to something more sophisticated like this fromLogomark Inc. (asi/67866). It's a quilted-finish toiletry kit bag with zippered main compartment, front quilted pocket, front zippered pocket, plastic feet, leatherette trim, bottom stiffener and removable and adjustable shoulder strap. Pricing starts at: 100; $6.85. Perfect for your travel- and business-related clients. See it here: http://www.logomark.com/. The Bottom Line: Pack it in.
Fun in the Sun The Pitch: What kid wouldn't love thisFun Sun flying disc fromAakron Line (asi/30270)? It changes color in the sun. Think of pitching this to summer camps, college clubs, clients planning company picnics and more. Pricing starts at: 200; $3. Click here: http://aakronline.com/. The Bottom Line: Up and away.
Home Run The Pitch: Oh, how I love this idea from CleggPromo (asi/45450). It's a Video Baseball (they have basketball, football and soccer too). The desktop video player with sound is the perfect corporate gift. It has up to 5 minutes of custom video programming included. Expected playback on full charge is 80-90 minutes. Pricing starts at: 25; $75. To read all about it, click here: http://www.cleggpromo.com/. The Bottom Line: It's in the ballpark.
Rainy-Day Companion The Pitch: It's supposed to rain like cats and dogs today (nobody really knows where that phrase comes from; do you?). This product from Peerless Umbrella (asi/76730) would sure come in handy. Actually, it's two products. The All-In-One Tote Bag/Folding Umbrella is a color-coordinated nylon tote bag with a hidden zippered compartment, designed to store the supplier's most popular folding umbrella. This is a great idea for business people, students and all types of people on the go. Pricing starts at:50; $14.50. See it here: http://www.peerlessumbrella.com/. The Bottom Line: Always prepared.
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