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June 6, 2011
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The Joe Show: Direct Mail Products
In conjunction with Counselor's August Hot Issue, The Joe Show will feature items in six different categories over the next few weeks. In this special Hot Products edition of The Joe Show, Managing Editor Joe Haley shows off some items that are perfect companions to your clients' direct mail campaigns.
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Baby, Baby The Pitch: Speaking of naming kids, there is a new iPhone app that allows the baby to pick its own name. You put the iPhone against your pregnant belly and when the baby kicks, it gives you a name. Would I make this up? It's called Kick to Pick. This is probably a more practical gift for expectant or new moms. The"My Life as a Baby by Baby" book from The Book Company (asi/41010) is a look at the first year, from the baby's point of view, with space for data and photos. It's hardcover with concealed wire-o binding and 48 pages. Blank pricing starts at: 50; $9.50, but you can have it customized for an additional cost. Check it out here: http://thebookco.com. The Bottom Line: Read all about it.
Hats Off The Pitch: I'm making up an excuse to get out of a graduation party this weekend; is that wrong of me? Well, I already have three to go to this summer as it is. Every year, without fail, you can count on there being a ton of graduates and Bonica Precision Corp. (asi/40903) has a great new graduation ballpoint pen with a cap-and-tassel top. It's black lacquer with a polished chrome point. Think about this not only for graduates, but for future graduates, say at a college recruiting program. You can imprint, "Class of (four years from now)" … wouldn't that be cute? Pricing starts at:50; $8. Click here: http://bonicatime.com/. The Bottom Line: A signature selection.
Howdy, Cowboy The Pitch: This weekend, Advantages Staff Writer Jen Vishnevsky went to her first country music concert (Kenny Chesney, I think) and after much pooh-poohing beforehand (she got tickets for her main squeeze), she tells me she is now a convert. Similarly enthused types would love this new light-up cowboy hat keychain from Regulus Promotions (asi/81630). Pricing starts at:1,000; $1.13. This is perfect for concerts, rodeos, those line-dancing places, county fairs and more. For more info on item CCKET1065, email: firstname.lastname@example.org. The Bottom Line: Lasso sales.
Here Comes the Sun The Pitch: And you can measure the strength of it with this very awesome product from Aakron Rule Corp. (asi/30270).Item #28620 is an ultraviolet meter watch with instructions on back. It's adjustable and pricing starts at: 250; $1.05. Of course this is a unique idea for day camps, special events, pool clubs, resorts and more. Click here: http://aakronline.com/. The Bottom Line: Measured results.
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