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The Joe Show: Golf Products
In this episode of The Joe Show, Counselor Managing Editor Joe Haley shows off his swing. OK, he's not really on the links, but he does display some of the market's latest products available for the golf sector. Have a client planning an upcoming tournament or one who's looking to appeal to the golf demographic? Check out this episode.
Click here to see this golf products edition of The Joe Show.
In the Hood (hoodie) The Pitch: One of the things I freak out about at my house is everyone (named Andrew) leaving their hoodies all over the place. ("Mom, relax … you're nuts!") Yes, although he doesn't love hanging them up, the kid loves his hoodies, as do most teenagers. Apple Imprints Apparel Inc. (asi/36553) is offering 50/50 blend hooded sweatshirts in over 15 different colors at only $7.29 (net) each; 144 minimum. A set-up fee is included for a one-color print. The offer is valid thru 10/16/09 and can't be combined with any other promotion or 24-hr. services. Think of these for teams, schools and any teen- and tween-related promotions. Check out the line at: www.appleimprints.com. The Bottom Line: Pull one over.
I Spy (novelty ring) The Pitch: Who doesn't love a covert operation? Specialty Products Company (asi/88620) offers plastic decoder rings for a fun, spy-like addition to any special event. Your client's coded message can be deciphered by recipients for an entertaining impact. Item DR-1 starts at: 250; 0.90-P. See them at: www.specialtyprods.com. The Bottom Line: Put a ring on it.
Low Rider (travel mug) The Pitch: Sing it with me, "All my friends know the low rider." Well, if they don't, they should. The Low Rider travel mug (item #75216) from Aakron Rule Corp. (asi/75216) sits low, as its name would lead you to believe, it's dishwasher-safe, and it has a non-skid bottom. I have a travel mug like this and I love it, because it stays put and doesn't tip and spill. Perfect for your auto-related clients. Plus, it's on special at: 72; $3.99-R. For more info, e-mail: email@example.com. Expires 12/31/09. The Bottom Line: Take a little trip with me.
Makes Scents (air freshener) The Pitch: It's Oktoberfest day in the ASI Café, so I had a lovely lunch of pork, potato pancakes and brussel sprouts. Problem is I ate in my office with my door closed (yes, I am that busy) and, much as I love my brussel sprouts, now it doesn't smell very appealing in here. Well, reed diffusers are all the rage these days and Alexander Mfg. Co. (asi/34040) has a mandarin grapefruit-scented version that would freshen up any environment. This is a nice idea for spas, Realtors, interior decorators and more. Item #5841 starts at: 100; $10.60-P. See it here: www.alexandermc.com. The Bottom Line: Something smells delicious.
Bullish (reversible stuffed animal) The Pitch: As I write today, the stock market is ever-so-close to the 10,000 mark. Of course, we all know how quickly that can change. Anico Int'l. (Plush Animals) (asi/36230) offers item AP001, a bear-bull reversible plush toy. The head changes in a second and it's a fun item for stock brokers, financial institutions and more. Pricing starts at: 48; $8.52-R. scroll down to catalog page 9 here: www.bearpromo.com. The Bottom Line: Can you bear it?
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