The first edition of 2012! Happy New Year! Did you have a fun one? Let's make this a fun year, shall we? And let's start with today's "Hot Deals." 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.
Show Us the Love (Or At Least the "Like")
We did it! Last week, we reached our goal of getting over 300 of our most-fabulous readers to "like" us on Facebook. Thanks everyone who did just that! If you still haven't, please go ahead and "like" us on our Advantages magazine page and you'll get great sales tips, daily inspiration, product ideas, helpful videos and a side of fun. Go to: www.facebook.com/advantagesmag and like our page, because we love you. You can also follow us on Twitter: @kathyadvantages and @Jen_Advantages.
The Joe Show: New Product Variety
In this episode of The Joe Show, Managing Editor Joe Haley shows off some new products that clients can use in multiple campaigns. Looking to start the New Year off by suggesting some unique items to clients? Want some ideas that are sure to get you – and your clients – attention? Check out the video.
Click here to watch this new-products episode of The Joe Show.
That's Fruity The Pitch: Oh how I love water (I could float away with how much of it I drink every day). And oh how I love this brand-new idea from Ad-N-Art (asi/31518). It's a glass water bottle with a
built-in fruit infuser, so you can flavor your water with berry, berry good tastes (I know; I'm corny…what are you going to do about it?). You can get it for as low as $9.99 and it's perfect for a whole load of promotions, including those for weight-loss programs, which are very big this time of year. Check it out here: http://www.adnart.com. The Bottom Line: Enthused and infused.
Every Vote Counts The Pitch: It was a nail-biter in Iowa last night, according to the morning news shows, which I happen to be addicted to and watch every day before work. How do you think I know so much about everything? (Keep your comments to yourself, Paul Winkler and Donn James). Anyway, Mitt Romney bested Rick Santorum by a mere eight votes, which just goes to show you, every vote really does count. Help campaigns get the edge with a unique twist on the usual political products: Old Glory Mix seed packets in assorted varieties in USA flag packets, are perfect for planting the seeds of patriotism. They are from Bentley Seeds Inc. (asi/39875). Pricing starts at:500; 55 cents. For more information, email: email@example.com. The Bottom Line: Raise a flag.
Drama Queen The Pitch: As mentioned above, there was much drama in Iowa yesterday and, in fact, there is much drama to be had everywhere, every day (including here in our editorial department). Drama queens (and kings) of all types would love these chocolate molded comedy and tragedy masks in a gift box from Chocolate Inn (asi/44900). They are Kosher-certified and have a one-year shelf life. Think of these for acting schools, theater companies, Broadway productions and also for self-promotions, where you promise prospects "dramatic results." Pricing starts at: 100; $7.90. See them here: http://www.chocolateinn.com. The Bottom Line: The next act.
Slap Happy The Pitch: If you're looking for a fun idea for tween- and teen-targeted promotions, Bam Bams (asi/38228) gives you the time of day with hot and trendy slap watches. Plus you can get EQP through 2/28/12. What do you think of that? See them here: http://bambams.com. The Bottom Line: Clock in.
How Did You Do That?
Do you have a great story to share of how you overcame a sales challenge, broke through and got yourself a new, hard-to-reach decision-maker, saved the day for a loyal client, etc.? I'd like to put you in the spotlight for a new section of our magazine, called "How I Did It." Please email me ASAP: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Advantages is bringing over 60 top suppliers to a city near you.
Come to the industry's largest and most popular traveling show, the ASI Advantages Roadshow. For a list of cities and dates, visit http://advantagesroadshow.com/. Admission is free for all distributors and salespeople!
Advantages™ Hot Deals is a trademark of the Advertising Specialty Institute. You were sent this newsletter as a benefit of your ASI membership. Copyright 2012, ASI. All Rights Reserved.
If you'd like us to send Advantages Hot Deals FREE to anyone else at your company (or to your off-site sales reps), go to www.asicentral.com/newsletters and complete the online form.