A big shout-out to my mom,
Genevieve, who is having her knee operated on today. It's a similar surgery to Arnold Scwarzenegger's
(who had his done a couple of weeks ago). I
hope she doesn't leave the hospital saying, "I'll
be back." Anyway,
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It's a Sign The Pitch: I see
a lot of bumper stickers and magnetic ribbons while walking through the parking lot at
ASI. But one I saw yesterday made me laugh. It said simply, "Support magnetic ribbons." So, I'm
supporting magnetic ribbons with awareness versions from Gill Studios Inc. (asi/56950). Remember
October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and there will be lots of walks and runs to
show support. Item #1259 starts at: Qty.-125; list price-$2.06; price code-R.
Web address: www.gill-line.com. The Bottom Line: Stick with it.
I Spy The Pitch: If you thought Dan
Akroyd's portrayal of famous chef
Julia Child was hilarious back in the day on Saturday Night Live ("Oh, now
I've done it. I've cut the dickens out of my finger"), you most likely find recent
confirmation that she was also a spy pretty amusing. That doesn't mean she was any
less of a cook.
For other savvy chefs, or those who aspire to
be, Tru-Art Advertising Calendars (asi/92255) offers
item #275, a spiral, multi-sheet, 8 1/4" x 11" calendar, with nature images and
great recipes and household tips on the back of each page. Pricing starts at: Qty.100;
list price-$3.74; price code-R. Web address: www.truart.com. The Bottom Line: Don't keep it secret.
Come to the Party The Pitch: All kinds of fun promotional
ideas have been put into play by both Republicans and Democrats. Saturday night, for instance,
minor-league baseball teams held the Bobble Election, where attendees could enter to the left for
an Obama doll or to the right for a McCain doll. Obama won, at least in his bobble-head form, perhaps
because his ears make his head bobble more … I'm just sayin' (not that I'm
lacking in the size of my own auditory appendages). Prime Resources Corp. (asi/79530) allows
you to create custom, "special
edition" bobble heads (item #PL-9000). Think about bride and groom versions for weddings,
employee of the year awards, sporting events, local elections and much more. Starting at: Qty.-1,000;
list price-$6.98; price code-R. Web address: www.primeline.com. The Bottom Line: Head games.
The Air Apparent The Pitch: From the looks of my dusty keyboard, I sure could use the patent-pending
Super Dust Pump from G2CU.com & Associates Inc. (asi/58484). I tried to
clean it this morning with a wet paper towel and it really didn't cut it. This dust remover,
however, puts forth a strong jolt of air when you pump, which makes it ideal for quickly removing
dust (and afternoon snack crumbs) from keyboards and desktops, not to mention computers, printers,
copiers and monitors. Perfect for offices, tech promotions, college students and more. You
can check out a video demo at: www.dustpump.com. The
background music will get you in the mood for line- and/or square-dancing. Pricing starts at: Qty.-100;
list price-$8.31; price code-R. The Bottom Line: Blow them away.
Hey, Hot Stuff The Pitch: If there's one thing I appreciate almost as much as a frosty
mug of beer on a hot summer night, it's a mug of hot cocoa on a cold winter's eve.
Think about this for your holiday gift to your favorite clients, with whom you want to continue
your cozy, comfy relationships: Ad-N-Art (asi/31518) offers item #JC-108,
a gift set with mug, spoon and pack of gourmet hot chocolate. Pricing starts at: Qty.-48,
list price-$5.99; price code-R. Web address: www.adnart.com. The Bottom Line: Sweet reprieve.
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