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November 9, 2011
Hi everybody! It’s so very beautiful outside, I was tempted to turn around at ASI’s front door and take the day off. But “Hot Deals” never sleeps; well at least not two out of seven days. So enjoy this edition and send your feedback directly to: firstname.lastname@example.org. 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: Direct Mail Items
In this episode of The Joe Show, Managing Editor Joe Haley shows off some unique items ideal for direct mail campaigns. Want an idea for a sticky-note or pop-up product perfect for a client's next mailing? Need concepts that help clients create direct mail pieces that get opened? Check out the video.
Click here to watch this new-products episode of The Joe Show.
Smelly Fella The Pitch: Our cat Sneakers got skunked last night and let me tell you, he does not smell good. He will have to sit it out on the back porch for a few days, but this product should do the trick for less offensive odors.Luxurious Lavender Pet Aroma Spray from Webb Co. (asi/95838) is perfect for keeping fur fresh when there's no time for a full-blown bath. Pricing starts at: 100; $1.87. This is a great idea for pet stores, vets, dog groomers and more. Click here: http://www.webbcompany.com/. The Bottom Line: Keepin' it fresh.
Puppy Steps The Pitch: While we are on the subject of pets, I came across this adorable item from Ariel Premium Supply (asi/36730) and I thought you would like it too. It's a"pawdometer"(get it?). The clip attaches to a dog collar and counts up to 99,999 steps. It adjusts for different dog sizes and gaits. This will help get any chubby Chihuahua in shape (and also, they should lay off the Taco Bell). Pricing starts at: 100; $3.89. See it here: http://36730.asisupplier.com/. The Bottom Line: Take a walk.
Baby, Baby, Baby The Pitch: I hope you don't have that Justin Bieber song stuck in your head now, thanks to me. My headline refers to the news that the Duggars (you know, the people who started at "18 Kids and Counting") are having their 20th baby. Are they insane? I'm just asking. My sidekick Jen, here in the office, wonders if they just fall out at this point. Here is something that is much more sensible when it comes to babies: It's the colorful, funny-faced, silicone baby bib with a button-style, adjustable buckle. It comes from EM Skylink Inc. (asi/52208). Pricing starts at: 3,000; $3.53. Click here: http://www.emskylink.com/. The Bottom Line: Go ahead and drool.
Scents for Dollars The Pitch: There are three males in our house (and one delicate flower... me, of course), so I can certainly appreciate a product that makes foul odors disappear. Such a product is theBagball from Zipboard Inc. (asi/99039). It's a scented ball that eliminates any odor in athletic bags, cars, closets, lockers, shoes, etc. It's available in many colors and fragrances and would be appropriate for all types of promotions, including school- and sports-related. Pricing starts at: 1,250; $9.99. For more info email: email@example.com. The Bottom Line: Be nosy.
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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