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In this episode of The Joe Show, Counselor Managing Editor Joe Haley shows off some products perfect for the savviest clients. Have clients looking for the latest smart items to surprise their promotional recipients? Check out these items.
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A Big Favor The Pitch: Wedding season is kicking into high gear and Images in Slate (asi/62254) has the perfect favor, which is also great for any special event, bar, coffee house, corporate gift and more. Item #105-S is a single boxed 4-inch square coaster with a cork backing and a sticker reading “Made from 500 Million Year Old Slate.” These are on sale until 5/31, starting at: 51; $11.90-Q. Click here: http://www.imagesinslate.com/coasters.php. The Bottom Line: Etched in stone.
The Signs Are There The Pitch: Yesterday was Super Senate Tuesday. Political signs were everywhere. And November will be here before you know it, so be sure to contact all your politically inclined clients. Think locally, too, like school boards and such. Pepco Poms (asi/77280) has a unique, weather-resistant “Vote” sign, where the V looks like a checkmark. This will stand out on any lawn. Pricing starts at: 10; $34.20-R. Click here to see it. The Bottom Line: Check one.
Drinks on Us The Pitch: My 16-year-old just got his first job at Leslie’s Pool Supplies. My husband is especially excited, because, along with fewer handouts to pool boy Andrew, now we will get 25% off our pool supplies. Here’s a great idea for a pool supply store giveaway: Item BF-0161 fromGoodview Industries Co. Inc. (asi/57705) is aninflatable floating drink holder that looks like a cute little life preserver tube. Also think of this for company picnics, swim clubs and more. Pricing starts at: 50; $2.25-R. http://www.goodviewind.com/2006/BF-0161.htm. The Bottom Line: Blow things up.
Freeze! The Pitch: Tomorrow afternoon, hubby Steve-O is taking clients to the Phillies game. The forecast is 80 degrees and sunny. In the morning, he is stocking up on tailgating necessities. Tough job, huh? Well, he is in sales, and you know how that is. Here’s a cool product for tailgaters, especially on hot days: Item LT-3424 from Prime Line (asi/79530) is a 400-denier woven polyester can chiller with a bottom zippered panel that holds a miniature freezer pack. Pricing starts at: 100; $4.95-R. Check it out here: http://www.primeline.com/Products/ProductDetail.aspx?fpartno=LT-3424. The Bottom Line: A chilly reception.
Spill It The Pitch: This morning, I spilled my coffee all over the counter in the ASI Café. Ask Joe Haley. He was there. He helped me clean it up with one million napkins. What would have come in handy is item #16008 from Bamboo Moon Inc. (asi/39614). It’s a 100% wood fabric, eco-friendly cloth that’s highly absorbent, antibacterial, anti-microbial, anti-fungal, hypoallergenic and biodegradable. Great idea for eco promotions, janitorial and maid service companies, cleaning suppliers, and anyone who should clean up their act. Pricing starts at: one for $3.24-R. Email email@example.com. The Bottom Line: Soak it in.
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