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The Joe Show: New Year, New Products
In this episode of The Joe Show, Counselor Managing Editor Joe Haley takes a look at some of the hottest new products that suppliers have released into the market in 2010. Want to show your clients some of the latest industry offerings? Check out this episode of The Joe Show.
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20/20 The Pitch: I don’t know about you, but I am always cleaning my lenses (my oily face has everything to do with it…too much information?). Dard Products Inc. (asi/48500) makes it that much easier and convenient. They have a new key chain with attached case holding a lens cleaning cloth (it cleans mobile device screens as well). Pricing starts at: 100; $1.93-R. These would be swell for eyeglass and sunglass retailers, eye doctors’ offices, cell phone distributors, electronics stores and more. Click here: http://www.tagmaster.net/. The Bottom Line: Wipe up.
Fuzz Off The Pitch: Here’s another very convenient product that would be great as a dry-cleaner’s giveaway. Item #7506 is a compact lint-remover stick that fits in a pocket or purse. It’s from Hit Promotional Products (asi/61125) and pricing starts at: 250; .78-R. See it here: http://www.hitpromo.net/. The Bottom Line: A sticking point.
Brazilian Pavilion The Pitch: I have a Brazilian sister-in-law and she would probably know the origin of Brazilian bracelets. I, however, had to Google it. They come from a 200-year-old tradition, whereby people make wishes, which are supposed to come true. They are alleged to bring good luck and CNIJ (asi/43008) offers them with various inspirational or custom messages. They are, as the teenage girls might say, super-cute to boot, and pricing starts at: 250; $3.30-P. The aforementioned teenage girls would eat these up so think of them for any related promotion, such as school fundraisers, spirit squad accessories, bar and bat mitzvahs, Sweet 16 parties, etc. For more information, email: firstname.lastname@example.org. The Bottom Line: Wish watch.
Cheers! The Pitch: I just don’t know how you could possibly go wrong with a lighted champagne glass. What says happy times more than that? Howw Mfg. Inc. (asi/61952) offers an acrylic, 7-oz. version in clear and a variety of translucent colors and one at each place setting would make any wedding, reunion, or other type of party or special event that much more festive. Pricing starts at: 48; $4.15-R. See it here: http://www.howw.com/. The Bottom Line: Bottoms up.
Belt One Out The Pitch: If you, like General Larry Platt, agree that people look like fools with their pants on the ground, you’ll be very happy to provide belts for the masses. (American Idol fans, you already know what I’m talking about; the rest of you, click here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eKmPo-jfFMk.) AZX Sport (asi/30250) even has a belt with a built-in bottle opener, which would be unique for special events. Think concerts and sports. Item BELT-SUB starts at: 250; $19.50-P. Go here: http://www.aztex.com. The Bottom Line: It goes to your waist.
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