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The Joe Show: Product Design Awards Finalists
In this episode of The Joe Show, Counselor Managing Editor Joe Haley shows off some of the finalists in Counselor's Product Design Awards competition. This annual awards program highlights the most unique and interesting items that suppliers launch into the market.
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Sell the Staples The Pitch: Call me lazy, but I don't like to manually staple my papers (actually, they never seem to work, do they?). Dard Products Inc. (asi/48500) has the perfect office partner: an automatic stapler that also has four USB ports. Item DP-165 starts at: 25; $20.51-R. Click here: http://www.tagmaster.net. The Bottom Line: Keepin' it together.
Tiny Bubbles The Pitch: Here's another desk idea: a 10-inch wall or desk clock with 11 customizable bubbles. It's from Gordon Sinclair (asi/57800) and this would be a fun item for employee rewards, special events, product launches and more. Pricing starts at: 72; $8.44-R. See it here: http://www.gordonsinclair.com/. The Bottom Line: Ticking away.
No Worries The Pitch: My co-worker, Dave Vagnoni (you know him from the "Industry News" videos), always says, "No worries," no matter what he's asked to do. If only all employees were like that (including me). Maybe he has this stress-relief desk item from Prime Line (asi/79530) (I seem to be on a desk accessory kick today, huh?). Item PL-4115 is a soft tray that holds a mini smiley-face stress ball and multi-color paper clips. The stress ball also has a magnet to pick up the clips. Pricing starts at: 150; $2.89-R. Click here: http://www.primeline.com/. The Bottom Line: Soft sales.
Color My World The Pitch: Scribble Tees are fun custom-printed T-shirts (item ST001) that come with eight washable, nontoxic markers. They are from Simply Smashing (asi/87425) and they are just right for your day care, day camp, and school clients. Pricing starts at: 144; $11.12-R and is subject to change. Check them out: http://www.simplysmashing.com/. The Bottom Line: Outside the lines.
Get Clipped The Pitch: Some people get way too much exposure (really, Kate Gosselin? "Dancing With the Stars" now?). However, your clients can never get too much and the jumbo Color Surge magnet clip from Crown Products (asi/47700) is guaranteed to get your clients noticed. It can hold lots of papers (a calendar, perhaps?) and sticks to most metal surfaces, like filing cabinets and fridges. I have a magnet clip on my own fridge, in fact, and I have to say, it's very handy. Item MAGNAJMBCS is also on sale at: 250; $1.49-R all year long. Just mention "all-year promotions" on your purchase order. Go here: http://www.crownprod.com. The Bottom Line: Real staying power.
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