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March 7, 2012
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In this episode of The Joe Show, Managing Editor Joe Haley shows off some new products that are perfect for a wealth of different campaigns. Need a new idea for local bars and restaurant promotions? Looking for a unique product for wellness incentives and fitness campaigns? Check out the video.
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People Who Need People The Pitch: How cute are these 3D ball people USB key tags? It has a large round head (kind of like my mom), which opens to reveal the body and USB flash drive. Plus, they can be customized, so they will work for virtually any industry. They are from Sweda Company (asi/90305). You have to see how really adorable they are right here: http://www.swedausa.com/. The Bottom Line: Heads up.
That's Bananas The Pitch: When I saw the name of this product, the Do-It-Yourself Banana Boy, I was intrigued. Call me crazy. "So, what is it, Kathy," you ask. Well, it's a yellow, bendable, posable figure that can be used as a business card holder, pen holder, picture frame and more. It's from Perfect Promos Ltd. (asi/77291) and pricing starts at: 1,000; $3.37. This product would put the fun in school fundraisers and is a quirky little addition to any office (kind of like me). See it here: http://www.promosperfect.com/. The Bottom Line: It's flexible.
Hey, Bro The Pitch: I just posted an article to our Facebook page (www.facebook.com/AdvantagesMag) about how men's bracelet sales are surging. Go ahead and read it. It says, "brocelets," or bracelets for dudes are spurring men's accessory sales to a 20-year high. LA Design & Marketing (asi/65935) has just what all the cool dudes want: A 9" x 2" genuine leather bracelet with deboss logo and four snaps for adjustment. Think of this for special events, including sports, concerts and all manly endeavors. Pricing starts at: 250; $6.54. Item LB-3 looks kind of like this: http://ladmk.com/. But ask the supplier about the four-snap version. The Bottom Line: Very snappy.
Mayday, Mayday! The Pitch: Even if you're not a fanny-pack type, you have to admit, this one could come in very handy. The One-day Fanny Pack Kit consists of emergency and first-aid essentials, including water pouches, 400-calorie food bar, a whistle on a lanyard, a solar blanket, a light stick, hand-powered flashlight, dust mask and 8-piece first-aid kit. Pricing starts at: 50; $26, plus no set-up fee.It's from Mayday Industries (asi/69721) and it's perfect for campers, hikers, and boaters. Click here: http://www.maydayindustries.com/. The Bottom Line: Help is on the hip.
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