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In this episode of The Joe Show, Managing Editor Joe Haley shows off some new products that clients can use in multiple campaigns. Looking for unique cooler products sure to garner attention this spring and summer? How about an innovative can wrap for those barbecue outings? Check out the video.
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Global Initiative The Pitch: If you're looking for a truly unique award or incentive item, look no further than MOVA Globes from KTI Networks Inc. (asi/63776). According to the supplier: "The MOVA Globe quietly comes to life when touched by light, without wires or batteries. The globe floats at a point of perfect balance between buoyant forces and gravitational forces, and slowly turns as it feels the force of the earth's magnetic field and energy carried in light." Doesn't that sound both peaceful and delightful? You can check them out here: http://www.ktipromo.com/. For pricing and other information, email: firstname.lastname@example.org. The Bottom Line: Serenity now.
I Spot a Sale The Pitch: Here's a great idea for any travel-related programs you have brewing. It's an acrylic fluorescent luggage tag from Glow Bright Products (asi/30985). It will help any weary traveler spot his luggage among the masses more quickly, which means he'll be getting to that comfy hotel bed for a nap that much sooner. Pricing starts at: 25; $3.95. You can check it out here in this YouTube video, while listening to some jazzy piano music: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jidfaM5Zf1s. The Bottom Line: Glow with it.
Stress-Free Environment The Pitch: According to CNN.com, "Americans' stress is down for the first time in five years and at its lowest point since 2007." This is the finding of a study to be released today. But it's not all that encouraging, since the experts think it's only because we have adapted to so much stress in our lives. Yup, we're used to being stressed out, which makes me stressed out in and of itself. I love this item from Qpromo(asi/47962). TheUSB Stress Button is designed to be the ultimate stress-reliever. It's powered by a 4-foot USB cable and is Windows XP/2000 compatible. Choose from three different computer screen effects or "beat the button until you feel better," the supplier says. Better than beating your annoying co-worker, right? This makes a fun office gift. Pricing starts at: 50; $25.75. See it here: http://www.qpromo.com/. The Bottom Line: Push my buttons.
Spa Day The Pitch: For those of us who can't afford to visit the spa as regularly as, let's say, celebrities,Promotion Music Specialties (asi/79917) offers "A Day at the Spa" CD. It includes sensual, calming music. So I simply apply my pumpkin dirt mask, pop this in and it's all good. Pricing starts at: 50; $6.60 and this is perfect for spa giveaways and stress-relief programs (see above). Click here: http://www.musicspecialties.com/. The Bottom Line: Say, "ahhhhh."
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