Hey, you! How've you been? Hope you had a very fun weekend and that this edition sparks some fun ideas for you too. Enjoy and send your feedback directly to me at: 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
The Joe Show: For The Household
In this episode of The Joe Show, Managing Editor Joe Haley shows off some new items perfect for promotions targeted to homeowners. Looking for ideas to sell tools, measuring cups, snack bag sealers, and even a holiday ornament? Check out the video.
Game Time The Pitch: I don't think anyone wants acommemorative bronze ticket from yesterday's Eagles or Phillies games (it was a rough day around here), but there are those sporting events that are very special. Wendell August Forge (asi/37457) offers these in a variety of metals and they would be perfect for sports fans. You can see them on page 81 of Advantages Gift Guide (if you don't have a copy, go to www.advantagesmag.com and up to the archives to mid-September; and let me know what you think of that issue!). Or for more information, like pricing, e-mail: email@example.com. The Bottom Line: A winning idea.
Double Down The Pitch: As I mentioned last week, we went to Atlantic City Friday night with my parents to see "So You Think You Can Dance," which was fabulous, by the way. Of course, we couldn't hit "little Las Vegas" without doing some gambling, especially Genevieve, who plays the slots with gusto. She has one of these products for her Show Boat Casino membership
card full of gambling credits: This particularplastic casino card bungee lanyard with metal split ring and bungee cord is fromBamBams (asi/38228). Pricing starts at: 10,000; 54 cents.These would be great to keep any type of membership card close at hand. (In case you're wondering, I won $1.75 and don't worry, I don't spend it all in one place.) Check it out: http://bambams.com/. The Bottom Line: High roller.
That Time of Year The Pitch: One of our listeners called in to our ASI Radio Show last Tuesday to ask if it's better to send greeting cards or calendars to clients. I said calendars. If you can't send both, everyone wants and appreciates calendars, in my opinion. Besides the print versions you hang on your fridge, I love the clear pen holder filled with Jelly Belly jelly beans with a digital calendar on the front, featuring time, month, day, date and indoor temp. It's from Dard Products (asi/48500).Pricing starts at: 25; $10.26. Click here: http://tagmaster.net/. The Bottom Line: Belly up.
Biz Trip The Pitch: Steve-O is away on business in Orlando this week and this product from The Promotional Bookstore (asi/79369) caught my eye."The Business Traveler Guide to Orlando,"by Jason Rich provides secrets from top concierges, including the top 20 area restaurants and the top 15 business-friendly hotels, with full-color maps. This is available for other top destinations, too, and pricing starts at: 48; $17.70. For more info, email: firstname.lastname@example.org. The Bottom Line: Hire a travel guide.
SUPPLIERS: FREE EXPOSURE INADVANTAGESNEWPRODUCTS PREVIEW
Suppliers, here's your chance for great exposure to at least 40,000 industry sales reps through a spotlight in our mid-December issue of Advantages magazine! If you have a truly new product debuting in 2012, please send me an e-mail describing your product and explaining what, exactly, is new about it. Send also a high-resolution image (at least 300 dpi at 4 x 4 inches; anything lower will not be considered) or a sample to my attention: Kathy Huston, Editor, Advantages, ASI, 4800 Street Rd., Trevose PA 19053. Samples will not be returned unless specified. E-mail me at: email@example.com. Please send samples or images no later than 10/14.
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