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November 7, 2011
Happy Monday! Hope you had a very fun weekend. Mine was a combo of shopping, dinners out and visiting my kooky in-laws, which is always entertaining. Entertain these ideas I've come up with and send your feedback directly to me at: email@example.com. It may be published in a future issue of Advantages magazine. For free information on products featured in Advantages, click here: www.advantagesinfo.com. Kathy
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The Joe Show: Bags & Totes
In this episode of The Joe Show, Managing Editor Joe Haley shows off some of the newest carry-alls in the ad specialty market. Looking for unique items to suggest clients give out at their meetings and trade shows? Want an idea perfect for retail stores and bars? Check out the video.
Click here to watch this new products edition of The Joe Show.
Rock On The Pitch: Did you turn your clocks back or did you show up to work today one hour early? Here's another way to mess with the time: Dard Products Inc. (asi/48500) offers theRock & Light Clock, which tilts to one side and lights up. This is a fun idea for students and office spaces alike and it'son sale right now at:50; $3.57. Check it out: http://tagmaster.net/. The Bottom Line: Onside kick.
Politics As Usual The Pitch: Tomorrow is Election Day in our area and there's going to be some heavy-duty campaigning coming up in the near future too. Buttons and stickers are great ideas, of course, but as a woman, I can really appreciate the practicality of Alexander Mfg. Co.'s (asi/34040) political imprint emery boards. They are great for campaigns, rallies and grassroots organizations. Plus, they start at a very reasonable1500; 24 cents.Check it out here: http://alexandermc.com/. The Bottom Line: File it.
Message in a Bottle The Pitch:Post-a-Gram LLC (asi/79136) offers uniquethemed direct-mailing bottles, which would be perfect to drum up excitement for golf outings, incentive trips, beach parties, restaurant openings, sporting events and more. The bottle mails "as is", with no outside box or envelope required. It's filled with sand and related items and a custom message is printed on a paper scroll (your choice of available colors), and custom mailing label with your graphics is included. Pricing starts at: 72; $3.80. See your choices here: http://memorablemailers.com/. The Bottom Line: Tubular sensation.
A Girl's Best Friend The Pitch: I love, love, love this Ring Bling double-wall ceramic mug from Berney-Karp Inc. (asi/40261). It holds 10 ounces and when you put your finger through the "handle," it looks like you are wearing a 4- to 5-carat diamond ring. But it only costs $12.99 at a minimum of 72. Check this out and tell me if you think it's cool too: http://ceramic-source.com/. The Bottom Line: Put a ring on it.
Calling All Superstars!
We are looking for our next Advantages Sales Rep of the Year and Sales Support Person of the year to be spotlighted in our January 2012 issue of the magazine. Nominate yourself or someone else who has come up with an incredibly creative campaign; blown the sales quota out of the water; gone above and beyond for a client or a sales rep or stood out in some other way. Send me a 150-word-or-less email explaining your nomination ASAP: firstname.lastname@example.org. Winners receive cold-hard cash and cold-hard bragging rights.
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