Life is a Cabaret,
old chum … at least it is here at ASI.
Tomorrow evening, we're having a Cabaret Night, complete with karaoke and
a special appearance by Justin Guarini (2nd runner up, first season of American
Idol.). Jealous? I would prefer
Cabernet Night, but what the heck … it should be fun.
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Party People The Pitch: I'm going to be handing out the "flair" at
our above-mentioned Cabaret Night, so if you'd like a feather boa, a pearl necklace,
some sort of roaring '20s-style hat (or Justin Guarini's autograph), I could
possibly hook you up. And Proinnovative Inc. (asi/79840) hooks you up
with a great party item as well. Item #080650 is a confetti shooter. With each shot,
a shower of colorful foil confetti and streamers are released with a loud pop. Each ships
with a six-shot cartridge. Just perfect for New Year's Eve celebrations. Pricing
starts at: Qty.-250; list price-$2.25; price code-R.
Web address: www.proinnovative.com The Bottom Line: Shoot 'em up.
The Pitch: So, I'm sitting
here choosing items for this edition and our office manager delivers a package. Upon opening (two
seconds ago), I find an adorable stuffed bear with a Santa hat and red scarf, and an attached tag
that says, "Kathy, we look forward to seeing you and Advantages at one of the upcoming
trade events in 2009." Thank you very much, Jim Socci, at Artistic
Toys Manufacturing Inc. (asi/37122). And what's great for you
is the supplier is running a year-end special: 120 pieces of
the 13-inch Santa Cuddle bear (item S2090), including the variable data printed tag and printed
letter, assembled, packed and postage drop-shipped to each customer for
$20 (R) each. Web address: www.artistictoysmfg.com. The Bottom Line: Cuddle up to it.
Say Ahhhhh The Pitch: On our ASI Internet
radio show yesterday (hear it at www.asicentral.com/radio),
we talked about how some spas are putting a positive spin on unemployment with "Pink Slip
Pick-Me-Ups." Yes, if you are out of work you can still work on your beauty routine with
discounted facials and spa treatments at some venues. But you don't have to be unemployed
to take advantage of a free spec sample from Aloe
Up Suncare Products (asi/34362). Item CBB0045 is like a day at a spa
in a collapsible box. It's full of skin-care products, including sunscreen, light moisturizer,
Aloe Ice jelly, bath confetti, gel eye mask, cucumber eye patches and more. A customized gift
card is included. Do you have some client contacts that have been laid off? They will wind up
in another position and will remember you if you send them a special gift like this to lift
their spirits. Or encourage your clients to do the same. Pricing starts at one for $90 (R). For
the free sample, send your customer's high-quality art/logo to: firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.
Web address: www.aloeuppromo.com. The Bottom Line: Stress relief.
Sentimental Journal The Pitch: Everyone's thinking about writing a book these days: Sarah
Palin, Joe the Plumber, the pregnant man (he's pregnant again, did you know?). For aspiring
authors everywhere, Pomegranate Communications Inc. (asi/78928) offers item
K179, a deck of cards with words of wisdom from eminent writers on the craft of writing. I think
this would be swell for writers' groups, liberal arts schools, book stores and more. Pricing
starts at one for $9.95 (P). Web address: www.pomegranate.com. The Bottom Line: Quotation station.
Leave a Message The Pitch: This is cool … a new twist
on the silicone wristband. The Voice Recorder on the Go, item TA5002 from Sweda Company LLC (asi/90305), has
a12-second voice recorder built into the band. With one-touch record and play, you can talk into your
wrist and pretend you're Maxwell Smart or Inspector Gadget or something. Wouldn't this be a fun gift
for retail stores to give to loyal customers, so they don't forget where they parked the next
time they visit? You can get it for as little as $5.99 (R). Check it out at: www.swedausa.com/frontend/proddetail.asp?pn=TA5002&co=10000171. The Bottom Line: Get smart.
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