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July 25, 2011
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TouchdownPass The Pitch: Oh happy day! The players and NFL reached an agreement, so looks like you better start thinking about your football-related promotions. Jetline (asi/63344)just so happens to havebrand-new, patent-pending, 16-oz. reusable BPA-free sports water bottles (the HydroPouch). Plus they're foldable and made of lightweight, bendable plastic. They are freezer friendly and made for cool liquids only. The one I'm looking at right now features football stock art on the front with a clear-panel back. Don't think of these only for pro sports venues, but community football camps, school teams, fan giveaways, fundraisers and more. Pricing starts at: 150; $2.79. Score yours here: http://jetlinepromo.com/. The Bottom Line: A real sport.
Bear With Me The Pitch: We watched "My Strange Addiction" last night with our son, niece and nephew. Watch it; it will make you feel like the most normal person in the world. In addition to a
woman who sniffed gasoline every 10 minutes, a woman who wore diapers, slept in a crib and drank from a bottle, and a woman who ate dryer sheets, there was a woman who had a collection of Teddy bears and treated them as her children. Would I make this up? OK, of course that's cuckoo, but there are plenty of sane people who can't resist Teddy bears. Why not boost your sales with the Teddy Bear DigiClean Screen Cleaner from Flexible Innovations (asi/54596)? It includes a 3.5" x 6" marketing card or a 2" x 3.5" business card for the same price. Just peel, wipe your gadget and re-stick this ultrafine microfiber cleaning cloth. It removes makeup and fingerprints from cell phones, iPads, any LCD screen and it's stored right on the device. This is perfect for a whole lot of promotions, including techno-related and fundraisers. Pricing starts at: 500; $1.60. Check it out here: http://digiclean.org/. The Bottom Line: Peel away profits.
Java Jolt The Pitch: My friend James brought me coffee from Peru when he recently came to visit. It's a little strong for my taste, but I appreciate the gesture. Who doesn't appreciate receiving some nice coffee? Perhaps along with a logoed coffee mug or decorative canister (upselling anyone?). Start with new mini burlap gift bags filled with 12 oz. of "flavor-fresh-sealed" Kalani Organica coffee.They are from Adventure Trading Inc. (asi/32220). Custom labeling is available on the coffee pack as well and the gift bags are custom screen-printed with a variety of fabrics including hand-woven ethnic originals, burlap, cotton, jute and maguey. Pricing starts at: 250; $14.64. This is a cool alternative to regular coffee packs and would be just right for hotels, cafes, conventions and more. Email for more information on this specific item (GA491): ASI@AdventureTrading.com. Read about the company here: http://www.adventuretrading.com/. The Bottom Line: Cool beans.
Salute the Kernels The Pitch: We went to the movies last night too ("Horrible Bosses." Funny!). Yes, it was a jam-packed weekend, and even though I was full from my mom's spaghetti and meatballs (yes, the 'rents were visiting too), I could not resist the popcorn. Who can, really? Which is why I love the Mini Popcorn Party from The Chest (asi/44830). It includes: two mini 4CP popcorn boxes and a 100-calorie Orville Redenbacher microwave mini pack of popcorn. All three are packed in a resealable clear cello bag. The supplier suggests leaving this behind on sales calls and I think that's fabulous advice. I mean, who wouldn't buy from the guy or gal or provided the popcorn party? Maybe you can use some sort of tagline like: "Not to be corny, but we're popping with ideas." Pricing starts at: 250; $2.45. Click here and scroll down to item BXC-105: http://www.chestinc.com/. The Bottom Line: There's a party going on.
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