My editorial friends are still in Orlando at the ASI Show, so this week's Sales Tip features Chris Ruvo (we call him Jimmy Olsen around here) talking to
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Joe Show Day One - ASI SHOW! Orlando
Counselor Managing Editor Joe Haley has a nose for finding the latest and greatest products. He spent the morning sorting through the supplier booths in Orlando to show off the hottest new products.
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Rock On The Pitch: My email buddy, Vickie Harris from Kaeser & Blair, tipped me off to this new product from Aakron Line (asi/30270).She thinks it's "adorable" and so do I. It'sRockin' Ray and he is a paper-clip holder.He has a magnetic head and hands and comes with 20 colorful paper clips. Vickie tells me she suggested it to the girl who orders prizes for their monthly perfect attendance awards and she hopes to have one on her desk in the near future (fingers crossed, Vickie!). They've got a sale going too, until 4/30: 100; $3.10. See Ray here:
On the Tip of Your Tongue The Pitch: I don't know any kid who wouldn't eat these up. Literally. Tung Toos are candy tattoos that stay on your tongue for about 4 hours. They are from Play Visions Inc. (asi/78719).Pricing for a 2-pack starts at: 50,000; 95 cents. These are fun for parties, fundraisers, sporting events, pep rallies and more. Email: email@example.com. The Bottom Line: Real staying power.
A Stiff One The Pitch: Did you hear about British Airways' big boo-boo two days ago, when, at 3 a.m., passengers were mistakenly warned to brace for a crash landing in water? (It was a recorded message that was played erroneously). Talk about a PR nightmare. There had better have been plenty of free alcohol flowing through that cabin afterward. Anyone in need of a good stiff drink would like theIrish gift basket from Corporate Gift Experts (asi/42421).It includes a 375 ml bottle of Jameson Whiskey, 375 ml bottle of Baileys Irish Cream and Butlers' chocolates from Ireland, which include Irish Whiskey Truffles and Butlers' Caramels with Praline chocolates. It also comes with two rock glasses. Think about sending this to favorite clients on St. Patty's Day. Pricing starts at:5; $91.08.See it here: http://www.corporategiftexperts.com/. The Bottom Line: Bottoms up.
You Deserve It The Pitch: Anyone who goes the extra mile (think nurses, caregivers, teachers, volunteer workers) in their daily lives would appreciate the You Deserve It kit from Webb Company (asi/95838). A clear PVC bag holds a vanilla-scented soy candle, satin sleep mask and aromatherapy spray. Pricing starts at: 25; $8.88. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. The Bottom Line: Say thanks.
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