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November 21, 2011
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The Joe Show: New Products For 2012
In this episode of The Joe Show, Managing Editor Joe Haley shows off some new promotional products on the market for next year. Need some new ideas to present to clients in the first quarter? Looking for products that are sure to wow promotional recipients? Check out the video.
Click here to watch this new products edition of The Joe Show.
Win $500! Calling All Superstars!
We are looking for our next Advantages Sales Rep of the Year and Sales Support Person of the Year (distributor-side only) 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: email@example.com. Winners receive cold-hard cash and cold-hard bragging rights.
Grow With It The Pitch: According to my Aries horoscope today, I should make things grow. Which brings me to thiscyber plantfrom American Greenwood Inc. (asi/35500). It sticks to monitors, cubicle walls, etc. in a half flowerpot. Plus, it needs only one tablespoon of water ever 2-3 months, so even I could keep it alive. Pricing starts at: 125; $7and you can see it right here: http://americangreenwood.com/. The Bottom Line: The green scene.
Take Notes The Pitch: This is a great idea from International Merchandise Concepts (asi/62800): It's the Motor Memo 16-oz. porcelain mug with a drink-through lid and a holder for your Sharpie (not included). Write a message, note, reminder on the mug and its permanent until you wash it. Pricing starts at: 48; $18.01. Click here: http://imc-miracles.com/ The Bottom Line: Write all about it.
Marker Madness The Pitch: Of course you should add the aforementioned Sharpie to the order above. Why not? Sanford Business-to-Business (asi/84833) offers all types of these indelible markers, including a retractable, fine-point version. Pricing starts at: 200; $2.08. Click here: http://sanfordb2b.com/. The Bottom Line: Staying power.
Occupy History The Pitch: We had an hour to kill before our reservation at a restaurant by City Hall in Philadelphia Saturday night. So I convinced my husband (who was a little leery) to walk through the tent city of Occupy Philly. It's going to be history, for goodness sake! For history buffs everywhere,National Geographic (asi/73383) offers "History Book: an Interactive Journey." It includes 20 removable facsimile documents. Pricing starts at: 25; $40. Click here: http://press.nationalgeographic.com/ The Bottom Line: A real page-turner.
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