Why, hello there, buddies! Andrew is graduating high school today, so I took the day off. I'm actually writing this yesterday, but no matter when I write it, there are always great products and ideas to be found in this industry. Enjoy! But first take a look at my sidekick Jen Vishnevsky as she fills you in on a fun case study. Send your feedback directly to me at: email@example.com. It may be published in a future issue of Advantages magazine. For free information on products featured in Advantages, click here: www.advantagesinfo.com. Kathy
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Are you going to The ASI Show in Chicago? If so, I'd like you to join me for the second Advantages Hot Topics Luncheon on Weds., July 18, day 1 of exhibits, 12:30 at McCormick Place. I'm looking for rookies and veterans to share their challenges, concerns and advice. During this hour-long session, you will not only get a free lunch (yes, there is such a thing!), but also lively discussion and ideas from your peers. You'll also get exposure in Advantages and Counselor Promogram. ILet me know if you'd like to be part of it. Send me an e-mail and I'll be in touch: firstname.lastname@example.org.
In this episode of The Joe Show, Managing Editor Joe Haley shows off some new items and offers promotional ideas for each one. Looking for a perfect item to suggest to your golf tournament clients? How about a new concept in flashlights? Check out the video.
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Caps Off The Pitch: Any graduate would appreciate the graduation ballpoint pen from Bonica Precision Inc. (asi/40903).The twist-action ballpoint pen has a cap-and-tassel top. It's black lacquer with a polished chrome point. Pricing starts at: 50; $9.50-R. Click here: http://www.bonicatime.com/. The Bottom Line: High honors.
A Rocky Start The Pitch: Looking for a truly unique office accessory? TheInukshuk puzzlefeatures five magnetic stones, holds paperclips, photos, and more. Plus, it's a great stress reliever and would be a welcome addition to any fidgety executive's desk. It's fromInternational Merchandise Concepts (asi/62820). Pricing starts at:25; $37.73-R. Click here: http://www.imc-miracles.com/. The Bottom Line: Stack it up.
Name Names The Pitch: I just looked up my soap opera name online. It's Lovely Knight. Check yours out here and tell me what yours is: http://www.hlntv.com/. Don't allow babies to get saddled with ludicrous monikers. Pitch this soft-cover baby name book, with over 25,000 names to your day-care clients, hospital clients and obstetricians. It's from The Book Company (asi/41010) and pricing starts at:50; $4.50-R. Check it out: http://www.thebookco.com/. The Bottom Line: Say my name, say my name.
To the Video The Pitch: This is not your average lanyard. The Video Lanyard Badge from CleggPromo (asi/45450) has a 2.4" video screen and plays video up to 45 minutes in HD. This is sure to wake up any trade-show exhibit or convention center. This is also ideal for street teams, movie launches and more. Pricing starts at: 25; $63.50-T. See it for yourself: http://www.cleggonline.com/. The Bottom Line: Screen shot.