The Joe Show: Unique New Items
In this episode of The Joe Show, Counselor Managing Editor Joe Haley shows off some cool items that suppliers have sent in recently. Looking for some interesting items to pitch to clients and prospects? Check out this episode of The Joe Show.
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I Challenge You The Pitch: If you're looking for challenge coins, look no further than IDproductsource/Aspinline (asi/62088). The coins are used as morale boosters and identification in certain organizations and would be perfect for sports teams, clubs and financial or military clients. General Colin Powell, as a matter of fact, told us last year on ASI Radio (www.asicentral.com/radio) that he gives them out to veterans. Two-inch, die-cast zinc coins with a double-sided design start at: 200; $5.37-P. Click here: http://www.idpaspinline.com/Coins.html. The Bottom Line: Coin toss.
Like a Fine Wine The Pitch: Looking for some wine? I know I am (it's 5 o'clock somewhere). Expressive Vintage Wines (asi/53416) offers Georgia-made fruit wines and traditional wines and sparkling grape juices too for nonalcoholic alternatives. Me, I'll take the Terra Andina Cabernet Sauvignon, described as "a fruit-forward and friendly red with ripe flavors of cherry, raspberry and warm vanilla." Doesn't that sound delightful? Pricing starts at: 50; $26.99-P. Check out their flavors here: http://www.expressivevintagewines.com/. The Bottom Line: Time for a toast.
Sign of the Cross The Pitch: For some reason, I was drawn to this new product from AP Specialties (asi/30208). It must have been my 12 years of Catholic school (I know you're thinking, "What the heck happened to you, Kathy?" Just say a little prayer for me.). Anyway, item CPP-1763holida is a silver metal cross keychain with a spinning center and it would be just right for your religious clients and I'm sure you can think of others. Pricing starts at: 100; $2.99-R. Plus it comes in a free magnetic-close gift box. Click here: http://www.apspecialties.com/. The Bottom Line: Your guardian angel.
Happy Days The Pitch: Aw….Mr. Cunningham (Tom Bosley) from "Happy Days" died yesterday at 82. Didn't you just love Richie's dad? In honor of him, I found this super-cute product fromRaika (asi/80385). Item 146 is a round, pebble-textured top-grain cowhide paperweight. It has a Happy Face on front and on back it says, "Happy days are on the way." Guaranteed to make any recipient smile and it starts atone for $32-P.Let me know if you smile after you see it here: http://www.raikausa.com/. The Bottom Line: Grinning from ear to ear.
CALLINGALL SALESAND SUPPORT SUPERSTARS!
Are you the next Advantages Sales Rep of the Year or do you know one? Or are you Advantages FIRST Sales Support Person of the Year or know one? Our January issue will be devoted to Advantages Sales Superstars and we want your nominations ASAP. Recognize outstanding sales performance in yourself or others. In 2010, did you come up with something really creative that led to a huge sale? Did you have the largest sales volume in your company? Did you go way over 100% of your quota? Have you gone above and beyond for a client or your sales reps? If you think you or one of your colleagues should be a contender, e-mail me and let me know what makes you so spectacular. The winner will receive gifts and bragging rights for the year and have a magazine profile to show all your friends and family. Now doesn't that sound special? Send either your 100-word entry or, if you'd prefer, your video nomination to me, Kathy Huston, at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
NEW! USB Sticks from AZX Sport ASI/30250
Features: 512MB - 16GB memory size available. Large variety of
colors and shapes. Ability to pre-load files onto USB.
Construction: Full color domed, Laser engraved
and pad printing available.
Lead Time: 1-3 business days on stock USB. 10 business days on
non stock USB. Minimum order 25pcs.
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