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In conjunction with the Hot Issue of Counselor this August, Managing Editor Joe Haley has dedicated The Joe Show over the past two months to showing off the hottest products in the ad specialty market. Broken into fun categories, each week he's focused on a different theme – and each of the items will be shown in the August Hot Issue.
In this final Hot Issue episode, Joe asks for your vote and displays some of the newest election products in the market. As 2010 is a big election year, now is the time to gear up. Have local candidates looking for new ways to promote themselves? Check out this episode.
Click here to see this Hot Products edition of The Joe Show – and to check out all six Hot Issue episodes.
Bunch of Bull The Pitch: According toUSA Today, a "gore-free" first running of the bulls was held today in Spain to mark the start of the Spanish party season (isn't that all year long?). Well, anyone who is feeling bullish would appreciate the Big Bull Bank fromAriel Premium Supply (asi/36730). A twist on your traditional piggy, this would be great for any of your financial clients. Pricing starts at: 100; $3.02-R. See item WOF-BB07 here: http://www4.arielpremium.com/. The Bottom Line: Bank on it.
Big Day The Pitch: Happy birthday to the Dalai Lama, who turned 75 yesterday! Hello, Dalai … you know I couldn't resist. Big birthdays such as this call for something special like this truly unique item from Sweetique LLC (asi/84571). Item #010 is a "Happy Birthday" egg; a real eggshell filled with chocolate truffle. They can be imprinted with other themes too and are just perfect for special events. Pricing starts at: 1,000; $3.99-R. See it here: http://www.sweetiquepremiums.com/. The Bottom Line: Egg-cel at sales.
Band Together The Pitch: Let me tell you that these types of shaped rubber bands are all the rage among teens and tweens (I've seen both my 16-year-old son and my 9-year-old nephew with them on their wrists). Jornik (asi/63549) offers their version with Squiggles, which come in various themes and four to a pack. Use these in your fundraisers, special events, teen parties, school stores and more. Plus, item JK-3901 is on sale until 8/31, at: 250-.99-R. Click here: http://www.jornik.com/. The Bottom Line: All in the wrist.
Buzz-Worthy The Pitch: OK, you're going to think I'm weird, but I noticed my first three headlines started with a "B", so I wanted to make this one start with a "B" too. It's just how I challenge myself. Anyway, in so doing, I found a great product for day camps and schools. Item #2817 from California Tattoos (asi/43530) is a temporary tattoo with a cute bumblebee on it and it says, "Bee cool, don't smoke." Pricing starts at: 1; .91-R.Click here and enter "Bee cool": http://www.caltattoo.com/ The Bottom Line: Kid stuff.
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