Did you watch the Grammys last night? I was rooting for Sam Smith (love!), and unlike last week with the Seahawks, all my finger crossing paid off. So here I am with more winners for you. Enjoy the week! Send any feedback directly to me: email@example.com. I’d love to hear from you and it may be published in a future issue of Advantages magazine. For free information on products featured in Advantages, click here: www.advantagesinfo.com.
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ET Phone Home The Pitch: Tomorrow, according to my trusty sidekick Chris Ruvo, is Extraterrestrial Cultural Day. It’s for real. I Googled it. Any excuse to celebrate. Ariel Premium Supply (asi/36730) offers an alien stress relieverand an example use for it on their website is for recruiting efforts, with the tagline: “We’re not alien to staffing needs.” That’s clever. I’m sure there are many other similar ideas you can come up with for out-of-this-world promotions. Pricing starts at: 150; $2.79-R. Click here: http://bit.ly/16GOvET. The Bottom Line: Spaced out.
Heartfelt Message The Pitch: Whatcha doing for Valentine’s Day? (It’s Saturday, guys. Go get those cards and chocolates.) You don’t need a holiday to show a little heart. Evans Mfg. (asi/52840) has a variety of heart-shaped items and since I’m always buying bag clips at the supermarket (don’t know where they all disappear to), I’m spotlighting the heart-shaped Keep-It Clip. It seals bags or holds coupons or papers and comes in a bunch of colors. Pricing starts at: 250; $1.15-R. Check it out here: http://bit.ly/1zpu5XP. The Bottom Line: Keep it tight.
Kiss Me, I’m Irish The Pitch: Your client wants leprechaun hats. What to do, what to do? No worries, asBrighter Promotions (asi/42016) has more shamrock-related products than you can shake a shillelagh at. Their offerings includeleprechaun hats and shamrock-shaped clappers and everything you need for St. Patrick’s Day promos. Suggest them for bars and restaurants and Hibernian clubs and other Irish-related venues all year long. Check it all out here: http://bit.ly/1wcnbUz. The Bottom Line: Erin go bravo!
Comfy, Cozy The Pitch: Sorry, Boston! More snow again. Light some candles, make hot cocoa and turn on the Hallmark channel. We put the spotlight on cozy candles in our February issue of Advantages magazine. Add some ambiance to any promotion with the Wine Country Candle Set from SafeHaven Products (asi/84495). It includes four wine-scented candles (merlot, chardonnay, cabernet and champagne) and would be great for wineries, wine-tasting events, B & B’s, wedding and bridal shower favors, etc. Pricing starts at: 75; $8.25-C. For all information, click here: http://bit.ly/1vAthEG. The Bottom Line: Be scentsible.
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The newest and most sought-after promotional items are on display this week at ASI Dallas, and Managing Editor Joe Haley scoured the trade show floor this morning looking for the ones that stood out. In this episode of The Joe Show, he shows off six items that are sure to be crowd-pleasers for any upcoming promotions.
The ASI Dallas trade show floor was abuzz this morning as distributor attendees searched the aisles for the latest and greatest promotional items to pitch to their clients. Managing Editor Joe Haley joined the fray to identify unique and practical products that are sure to garner attention.
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