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January 30, 2013
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In this episode of The Joe Show, Managing Editor Joe Haley shows off some new products perfect for a variety of promotions. Looking for a spring jacket option? How about a unique pair of socks suited well for outdoor workers? Or, a household item with a new twist? Check out the video for creative applications for five useful items.
Click here to watch this new-products episode of The Joe Show.
It's a Numbers Game
The Pitch: Our editorial photographer, Mark Pricskett, bought a pinball machine and was wondering if anyone had come across pinball-related promo products. Well, here's one for you, Marky Mark (that's what I call him): This unique calculator from Crown Products
(asi/47700) features a traditional soft rubber 10-key display on one side and a fun pinball maze game on the back. The supplier suggests pitching this to banks, accounting firms, and other financial services and also as a handout at trade shows and conventions. School kids would love this too, although the game on back might distract them from their math homework! The battery is included. Pricing starts at: 100; $5.99-R. Click here: http://www.crownprod.com. The Bottom Line: Add it up.
Ruff Day The Pitch: American Apparel (asi/35297) has gone to the dogs. Their Flex Fleece Dog Zip Hoody is their most popular adult hoody made for dogs! It features a kangaroo pocket, zipper closure, and an opening in the back for a leash clasp. It's what all the fashionable pups will be wearing this spring so suggest it to all your animal-related clients. Pricing starts at:one; $25-P. Check it out: http://www.americanapparel.net. The Bottom Line: For the fashion plates.
Photo Opportunity The Pitch: Oh, I can see this product being used in so many fun promotions! FotoFlex wristbandsare stretchable and use four-color imprinting of digital graphics, "allowing you to turn your rubber wristband into a mini-billboard for maximum promotional effect," says supplier Ad Bands (asi/34345). These wristbands are custom printed to exact specifications and can include faces, event logos, sponsors' logos, dates, special offers and QR codes. To see them and get pricing info, click here: http://ad-bands.com. The Bottom Line: Stretch the limits.
A Penny Saved The Pitch: Here's another great product for banks and credit unions: the brand-new Penny Bank (yes, it looks like a big bronze penny) from Wow Line (asi/98360). Think of this for programs aimed at kids to help them start saving for the future. Every little bit counts and that college tuition will be looming before you know it!Ask the supplier about EQP. Check it out here: http://www.wowline.com. The Bottom Line: The bronze goes to you.