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January 23, 2013
Hello, everyone! What's up? We're painting and getting new furniture at home, so my house is in a shambles and it's driving me and my OCD nuts. Nevertheless, today's edition is in perfect order. Enjoy! Send your feedback on this issue directly to me at: email@example.com. It may be published in a future issue of Advantages magazine. For free information on products featured in Advantages, click here: www.advantagesinfo.com. Kathy
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In this episode of The Joe Show, Managing Editor Joe Haley shows off some new products perfect for those cold, winter promos. Looking for a cap or scarf that would appeal to many audiences? How about a unique wool blanket to keep promotional recipients warm? Check out the video for creative applications for five useful items.
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They Say It's Your Birthday The Pitch: Yesterday was my son Andrew's 19th birthday. We gave him a nice watch and treated him and his buddies to dinner at A-1 Japanese Steakhouse (his favorite!). I'm sure he and anyone else who is celebrating such an occasion would also love to receive the fun and festive birthday gift box from Mrs. Prindables Handmade Confections (asi/71816). It contains two petite caramel and chocolate apples with candied clown faces, one 4.5-oz. artisan chocolate caramel gift bag, and one 4.5-oz. classic vanilla caramel gift bag. Personalization is available. Think of sending this to your loyal clients on their big day. Pricing starts at: 12; $34.95-W. Check it out (but I'm warning you, it will make you hungry): http://www.mrsprindables.com/. The Bottom Line: Celebrate good times.
The Pitch: Coincidentally, my trusty sidekick Jen Vishnevsky was also celebrating at a Japanese restaurant last night. In fact, she got engaged! You can go to Advantages' Facebook page to see a picture of her with her new bling. Girls not fortunate enough to have the real thing would get a kick out of thecrystal diamond ring paperweight from Cathay Intl. (asi/44347).Suggest it as a gift for a gem of an employee. Pricing starts at: 50; $13-R. Feast your eyes on it here: http://www.cathayint.com/. The Bottom Line: Shine bright like a diamond.
All Eyes on You The Pitch: Here's a very clever idea from Natico Originals Inc. (asi/73010): It's an eyeglass case-shaped key ring that holds an Ultrasuede eyeglass cleaning cloth inside. This is perfect, of course, for eyeglass retailers and eye doctors. Pricing starts at: 50; $7.60-R. Click here and search for item #60-2414: http://www.naticocorporategifts.com/. The Bottom Line: The power of the cloth.
To the Letter The Pitch: Yes, people still do put stuff in the regular old mailbox. But they have to lick the envelope first and Gordon Sinclair (asi/57800)has just what they need to avoid getting a paper cut on the tongue (ouch!). Item DS-62 is the Dab-N-Seal envelope moistener. Suggest it to card stores, shipping places and more. Pricing starts at: 144; $2-P. Click here: http://www.gordonsinclair.com/. The Bottom Line: Stuck on you.