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In this episode of The Joe Show, Managing Editor Joe Haley shows off some new items he found on the trade show floor during last week's ASI Show in Orlando. Want a new way to capitalize on the scent marketing trend? Need a unique idea that's perfect for sporting events or live product launches? Check out the video.
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Fat Chance The Pitch: New Orleans was recently found to be America's Friendliest City by some study or another and it just so happens my son, Matt, will be going there at the end of February to present one of his college papers at a conference. (Yes, I am a proud mama.) I'm happy he'll be getting a taste of the friendliest city, and you can bring a touch of it to anyone, especially with Mardi Gras right around the corner. Help your restaurant and bar clients with Fat Tuesday (February 21) promotions.Woodyz (asi/98175) has great 24-oz. plastic Jazz Musician glasses (featuring a sculpted saxophone on each), which are perfect for keep-the-glass giveaways.Pricing starts at: 50; $2.52. For more about Woodyz, click here: http://woodyz.com/. And to ask about item 24Y-Mus, email: email@example.com. The Bottom Line: Cheers and beers.
Good for What Ails Ya The Pitch: Well, you can't go wrong with chicken noodle soup, especially during cold-and-flu season. Did you know it's even the Soup of the Day at The White House today? See, I am here to give you all kinds of information. SafeHaven Products (asi/84495) offers the Munchie Mug, a 20-oz. mug that holds an assortment of comforting foods including chicken noodle soup, oyster crackers, granola bar, trail mix, gourmet mocha pack and 2 herbal teas. It is wrapped in cello and tied with ribbon. This would be a welcome gift for anyone in need of a little comforting. Think of patients and new moms being discharged from the hospital and people going through difficult times. It's also a great new employee gift. Pricing starts at: 50; $15.82. Click here: http://safehavenproducts.com/. The Bottom Line: Warms you up.
Snack Pack The Pitch: Did you see any of the Oscar-nominated films this year? So far, I've only seen "The Help," which was very good by the way, and I really want to see that cutie George Clooney in "The Descendants." Sometimes, though, the best part about the movies is the popcorn. Admints &Zagabor (asi/31516) offers 1.5-oz. bags of gourmet cheese popcorn or butter popcorn with a 4-color laminated decal. Think of these for movie openings, film festivals, trade shows, fundraisers, bar promotions and more. Pricing starts at: 250; $1.45. See it here: http://admints.com/. The Bottom Line: Crunchy goodness.
Nail the Sale The Pitch: This is a stellar idea for the campaign trail.Alexander Mfg. Co. (asi/34040) has new mini bumper-sticker shaped emery boards, which are just right for politically-minded ladies. Pitch these to salon clients and political prospects. Pricing starts at:1500; 42 cents. Check them out: http://alexandermc.com/. The Bottom Line: File this.
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