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Lipstick Lovers The Pitch: Last week, I watched a pathetic excuse for an educational show on The "Learning" Channel. What I learned was people are freaks, especially the people on My Monkey Baby. One couple has a "daughter" named Jessica Marie, who wears dresses and lipstick. (Google it; it's scary.) I guess you can't blame a monkey for trying, but Worthy's Inc. (asi/98480) offers something for real women: tinted lip balm with a vanilla mint flavor. It comes in a skinny tube, and contains zinc, Vitamin E, aloe vera and beeswax. I like Playful Pink (I bet Jessica Marie would too). Think about this for spas, salons, teen-related promos and more. Pricing starts at: 300; $4.90-R. Click here: http://98480.asisupplier.com/. The Bottom Line: They don't monkey around.
Plant It The Pitch: This is a great idea for the eco-conscious, yet techno-savvy consumer.Mediatree (asi/70303) offers a seeded music download card, good for 1 music download. It's packed with handfuls of the high-quality wildflower seeds and the paper is made from 100% post-consumer junk mail. Pricing starts at: 500; $1.96-R. By the way, if you are going to be at the ASI Show in Chicago, check out Mediatree's President Rob Watson's education session on selling to the next generation. Not only is Rob very smart, but he's very cute, as is company CEO Bill Grassmyer (hi guys, you can pay me later). Check it out: http://www.mediatreegroup.com/eco_friendly.php. The Bottom Line: Sales will bloom.
Pop It The Pitch: You can keep your new organizational technology…I prefer good old-fashioned Post-It notes. Really, they are all over my office. I wouldn't remember anything without them. 3M/Promotional Marketing Dept. (asi/91240) has a new twist with its pop-up Post-It dispenser and it's on sale until 8/31: 250; $4.58-R. It can also be mounted on a wall. This is great for any office-related promotion. See it here: http://promote.3m.com/. The Bottom Line: Sticky situation.
Pool Party The Pitch: Yesterday, I was a medium-sized mermaid, according to my 3-year-old niece, who declared herself a "beautiful little mermaid" in our pool. I was invited to her castle and the Landshark beer I was drinking was my "mermaid juice." (My husband was a big, bad shark, by the way). Of course, we mermaids need a nice beach towel when we are in human form on dry land and FIEL-Fairdeal Import & Export (asi/53509) has a plush velour terry towel that folds up into a tote and it's on sale until 8/31. EQP at one for $28.25-R. Click here: http://www.fiel.com/. The Bottom Line: Wrap it up.
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