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Boy, did I have some weird rambling dream before I woke up this morning. It involved lots of things, both scary and not, and all of it was bizarre. One of the milder moments was my publisher asking me to rewrite my editor's letter for the magazine and make it about Mr. Rogers. So let's get this beautiful day in the neighborhood started. Enjoy this edition and send your feedback directly to: 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.
The Joe Show: Double The Fun Starting this week, Counselor Managing Editor Joe Haley will be offering two episodes per week of The Joe Show. More products, more fun. In this edition, he highlights some items that are sure to spark new promotional ideas. Looking for product inspiration to begin 2011? Check out this edition of The Joe Show.
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Batter Up The Pitch: I'd like to move onto baseball now that the Eagles are out of the playoffs (but good effort I thought right up until the very last seconds). So, here's to the Phillies (I know; I'm so fickle). Cinch2Win (asi/45146) has a great drawstring cinch bag shaped like a baseball, which is a great idea for fan giveaways and youth teams alike. They've got other sports themes available too. Pricing starts at: 24; $5.55-P. Click here: http://www.cinch2win.com/. The Bottom Line: The MVP in your baseball promos.
Snowed In The Pitch: Seems I have been writing about snow a lot, doesn't it? Well, another storm has hit or will hit, depending on where you live. Don't you wish you'd sent out those self-promotional ice scrapers? It's not too late; there's still plenty of winter left. I like thefour-inch ice scraperfrom E-Z Lettering Service (asi/51208), because it has an attached fleece-lined, waterproof mittto keep your hand warm. Pricing starts at:one; $9.90-P.Click here: http://www.ezlettering.com/. The Bottom Line: Ice off.
Keep On Truckin' The Pitch: Clients in the transportation market looking for something unique? Netguru (asi/73571) has a plastic, truck-shaped USB drivethat might fit the bill. It's MAC- and PC-compatible and available in different capacities. You can check out their website: www.usmodular.com. Call the supplier for current pricing and other information: 714-678-0173. The Bottom Line: Movin' on.
All the Right Tools The Pitch: You never know when you're going to need a ratchet set, am I right ladies? Binaco (asi/40544) offers a great new tool set that's just right for home-related promotions. Item TK576 is a 26-piece, fully-equipped tool kit all in a carry case. Pricing starts at: 100; $7.75-R. You can check it out here: http://www.binaline.com/. The Bottom Line: Drill-bit biz.
Traveler, All in One Travel Aide from Meximi ASI/70899
Traveler, All in One Travel Aide
A world clock, travel alarm, 3 LED flashlight and thermometer in one – with a convenient wrist strap. Just twist the dial to change time zones. Uses 2 convenient AAA batteries.
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