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The Joe Show: Cell Phone Accessories In conjunction with the Hot Issue of Counselor this August, Managing Editor Joe Haley is dedicating The Joe Show over the next few weeks to showing off the hottest products in the ad specialty market. Broken into fun categories, each week he'll focus on a different theme – and then each of the items will be shown in the August Hot Issue.
In this episode, he displays the latest in cell phone accessories. Can you hear Joe now? Joe and friends
are calling attention to the newest promotional items that fit with mobile devices. Have clients looking to target the Millennial Generation? Check out this episode.
Crafty Colors The Pitch: It sounds like Snoop Dogg (Doggy Dizzle, as I like to call him) came up with the name for this item. Cruzzles are four interlocking crayons/puzzles per box and they are, of course, nontoxic. Item FUN77P is from Zenith Promotions (asi/98980). Think about summer camps, daycares, schools, door prize baskets and more. Click here: http://www.funplacetreasures.com. The Bottom Line: It all fits together.
Hear Me Roar The Pitch: I love leopard: I have a leopard blouse, a leopard wallet that my sister gave me, a leopard throw at home and then some. So animal-themed barware from ProRose (asi/79933), available in leopard and zebra would be right up my alley. I especially like the 2-liter acrylic pitcher with lid, which starts at: 48; $10.95-R. Check it out: http://www.prorose.com. The Bottom Line: I’m seeing spots.
A Bright Idea The Pitch: Sometimes I get ideas in the middle of the night and if I don’t write them down, trust me, I don’t remember them. This would be a great item for anyone who has to jot something down in the dark. The GloWrite Pen from All in One (asi/34256) has a bright LED light that illuminates the pen from inside, making it easy to see what you're writing, even in the dark. Includes detachable lanyard. Pricing starts at: 100; $3.99-R. Also another good idea for summer camps: “Dear Mom and Dad: Pick me up or I will walk 35 miles home.” See it here: http://www.allinoneline.com. The Bottom Line: A glowing review.
Cheers! The Pitch: My buddy Steve Hawk, who is on our ASI Central team, was recently awarded the honorable and coveted title of Philly Beer Geek, following a series of grueling contests, during which he had to give speeches, taste and identify various brews and more. Fellow beer champs would appreciate Happy Hour Beer Tub from Entrees to Excellence (asi/52507). It holds six domestic and imported brews, chips, salsa, nuts, snack mix and pretzels. This a great loyalty reward for employees and customers alike. Pricing starts at: one for $73.95-T. Ask about item CD75123 at: email@example.com or call 888-838-3839. The Bottom Line: A whole tub of fun.
Strawberry Fields The Pitch: Any girl would love this product: Item SFB164PNK from PierreUSA (asi/78084) is a pink tote bag that folds up to form a strawberry when not in use. Pricing starts at: 1000; $1.85-R. Click here: http://www.pierre-usa.com. The Bottom Line: It’s fruity.
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