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In this episode of The Joe Show, Managing Editor Joe Haley highlights a host of new products that'll help you expand your roster of clients. Want a creative idea Elvis could rock to? Need a promotional product geared toward the travel industry? How about a giveaway for a youth baseball tournament?
Close Shave The Pitch: Sometimes an electronic razor just doesn't cut it, so to speak. For example, when Steve tries to grow a goatee every summer (it never really comes in and he has to break down and shave his face with a real razor after much nagging from me to get rid of it). Custom-labeled shaving cream or gel is the perfect idea for travel promotions and salon giveaways. Or how about a gift-with-purchase of razors? You can get PromoShave fromPaper Promotions Inc. (asi/75840).It comes in various sizes, so check it out here: http://www.promoshave.com/. The Bottom Line: Smooth sale-ing.
Jazzy Idea The Pitch: Ladies will love the rhinestone-encrusted badge holder from Vegas Golf (asi/87605).Think of this for spa employees, hair stylists, women in retail and health care, female teachers and event attendees. Pricing starts at: 72; $4.95 and you can add a similarly blingy lanyard to boot. Click here: http://87605.asisupplier.com/. The Bottom Line: Sparkle like a rock star.
Take a Pill The Pitch: This is a great idea for seniors, but it's for anyone who's on prescription meds.The Dose-Alert from Dose-Alert Corporation (asi/77811) can be set with daily reminders or even more often if needed. Think of this also for pet owners who have to remember to give their pets meds (I think I have mentioned that my sister's dog Brody is on Zoloft for anxiety). For pricing and other info, click here: http://www.dose-alert.com/. The Bottom Line: Timing is everything.
Eco-Friendly Flips The Pitch: It's getting to be that time of year again, when flip-flops are the popular footwear choice. Actually, when it comes to college kids, flip-flops are often the choice all year round.FootPrints USA (asi/55030) offersnew flip-flops with a bamboo sole and I like the version with fabric straps (item L108). Pricing starts at: 50; $12.95 and you can get free set-up through April 30. Mention special #AD03. Pitch these for bridal parties, travel destinations, schools and sports, summer events, family reunions ... the list goes on. To see them, click here: http://footprintsusa.com/. The Bottom Line: Walk with nature.
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