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March 16, 2011
Happy Wednesday to all of my pals out there. You know, it's a dreary, rainy day here, but on my drive into work I heard "Bad Moon Rising" on the radio and it put me in a good mood. If you want to be in a good mood too, turn up your volume and click here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UYnySGM9dQA&feature=related.
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The Joe Show: Meeting Products
In this episode of The Joe Show, Managing Editor Joe Haley shows off the finalists in the Meeting Products category of Counselor's Product Design Awards. Want to show clients some items perfect for their next meeting or trade show promotion? Check out this episode of The Joe Show.
Click here to watch this meeting products edition of The Joe Show. And, click here to vote for your favorite products in Counselor's 2011 Product Design Awards competition.
Gleeful The Pitch: Did you watch "Glee" last night? I really liked the original song they sang at the competition, "A Loser Like Me." Every one of us can relate to that sentiment on some level. This product, though, is sure to be a winner! Item #7517 fromHit Promotional Products (asi/61125)is a new product that comes along at a very good time, when the summer travel season will be heating up. It's a soft touch luggage tag with "My Bag!" imprinted on it in 3D lettering. It has an ID card on the back and comes in a variety of bright colors and also black. Pricing starts at: 100; $1.80-R. Click here: http://www.hitpromo.net/. The Bottom Line: Tag, you're it.
To the Loo The Pitch: Imagine my horror two nights ago at Home Depot when someone had the audacity to return a toilet seat they've been using since 2003, because the brass hinges rusted. It happened right before my very eyes. And they took it back! I felt especially sorry for the poor kid named Cory who had to bag it and tag it. Nobody but nobody should be carting a used toilet seat around. Unless of course it's the brand-new Luggable Loo from Emergency Disaster Systems Inc. (asi/52333). Item RL9880-01 is a portable toilet seat, which is perfect for camping and anytime you just can't find a clean bathroom. Don't I really find all kinds of unusual products for you? Pricing starts at: 20; $16.50-Y. Check it out here: http://www.edisastersystems.com/. The Bottom Line: Have a seat.
Cheers! The Pitch: Tomorrow (St. Patty's Day) is my dear sister Colleen's birthday. This would be the perfect present for any Irish lad or lassie and anyone at all who appreciates a nice, cold beer every now and again. Item WC2009110511 from Corporate Gift Experts (asi/42421) is an oval copper tub gift set which can be reused again and again for barbecues and other fun occasions. Plus, it'sfilled with a six-pack of Samuel Adams Boston Ale and a six-pack of Yuengling Lager.You can select your own beer choice for an additional charge. This would also make a very nice thank-you gift for loyal clients and employees. Pricing starts at: 5; $64.35-U. To see the tub, click here: http://www.corporategiftexperts.com/. And for more info, email: firstname.lastname@example.org. The Bottom Line: A whole tub of fun.
Richie Rich The Pitch: According to CNNMoney.com, the millionaire population jumped in the U.S. by 8% last year. Well good for those millionaires, bless their hearts. For those of us who aren't quite there yet, The Promotional Bookstore (asi/79369)offers "Eighty Proven Ways to Become a Millionaire," by Paul Damazo. The book covers personal finance from "womb to tomb." This is perfect for financial planners, company employees, banks and more. Pricing starts at: 48; $28.90-R. For more information, email: email@example.com.
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Have You Met Promo Man?
Promo Man is saving flailing businesses one damsel (or dude) in distress at a time. He's simply awesome. For a very entertaining video featuring our superhero, and my buddy, Promo Man, click here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8w8VxgUqQzc.
NEW! USB Sticks from AZX Sport ASI/30250
Features: 512MB - 16GB memory size available. Large variety of
colors and shapes. Ability to pre-load files onto USB.
Construction: Full color domed, Laser engraved
and pad printing available.
Lead Time: 1-3 business days on stock USB. 10 business days on
non stock USB. Minimum order 25pcs.
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