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The Joe Show: Hot Products
In this episode of The Joe Show, Counselor Managing Editor Joe Haley shows off some of the newest items to hit the ad specialty market. Want to wow clients with the latest promo products available? Start with these.
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Let’s Play Dress Up The Pitch: Looking to de-stress for a minute or two? Head on straightaway to www.advantagesmag.com and play Dress the Rep. It’s a very fun interactive feature we worked on to go along with our best first impressions article in your April Advantages magazine. Kudos to my guys Craig and Vin on their cyber savviness. In the meantime, everyone knows you can’t go wrong with a nice tie in making a great first impression. Edwards Garment Co. (asi/51572) comes through with fully-lined, 100% silk ties with a Teflon finish. Item TI00, for instance, starts at one for $21.28-P. These are the right fit for company stores, uniforms programs and more. Click here: www.edwardsgarment.com. The Bottom Line: Silk sells.
Heads Up The Pitch: This morning, I could barely drive. The sun was out! Haven’t seen it in days around these parts and there was some crazy glare going on. Well, TMAX Gear (asi/91417) offers a performance cap that helps with sun glare and then some. Their Radar golf cap has moisture-wicking fabric with UV protection, a moisture-wicking sweatband, and it’s dark under the bill to reduce said glare. Think of this for tournaments, golf shops and company stores. Also think of upselling this with other golf-related items. Pricing starts at one for $27.50-P. Click here to check out their collection of caps and visors: www.tmaxgear.com. The Bottom Line: Above it all.
We Got the Beat The Pitch: Beverly Hills 9-0-2-1-oh-no! Shannen Doherty is first to get the boot this Dancing with the Stars season. OK, so she’s not much of a dancer, but the Boogie Bot from CleggPromo (asi/45450) is. Item #442019 is a wee robot that dances and this one comes in pink. It would be a fun idea for dance schools, spirit squads, fundraisers, charity walks, etc. Pricing starts at: 100; $359-R. See it here: www.cleggpromo.com. The Bottom Line: Dancing queen.
The Hole Story The Pitch: This morning, I stopped at my favorite cozy farm market to pick up some fresh-baked apple cider donuts for the troops. Nothing makes the editorial department as happy as when someone brings in treats. We are simple folk. Skinner & Kennedy Co. (asi/87650) realizes the appeal of donuts and offers item #6055-E, their World of Thanks donut or bagel box with handles and a die-cut business card slot. It is printed with "thank you" in different languages. How cute is this for you to leave with your clients to thank them for their business? In fact, this is a great idea for any sales team to have on hand. Pricing starts at: 100; $3.23-P. See it here: www.skinnerkennedy.com. The Bottom Line: Take a dozen.
Give Them an Inch The Pitch: Sometimes you need a pen; sometimes you need a ruler. Alexander Mfg. Co. (asi/34040) offers both in one nifty new product. Item #1003 is a flat pen with inch markings and would be a nice giveaway for car dealerships (handy in the glove box), school stores, home-improvement retailers and, really, anyone. Oh, it's also a bookmark, so bookstores would be a good target as well. Pricing starts at: 250; .92-P. Click here: www.alexandermc.com. The Bottom Line: The measure of your success.
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