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October 10, 2011
In 1492, Columbus discovered America, thereby giving only some of us the day off. Obviously, I'm not one of them. Oh well. Happy Columbus Day and have a relaxing day if you're off from work. Enjoy and send your feedback directly to me at: email@example.com. 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: New Products & New Ideas
In this episode of The Joe Show, Managing Editor Joe Haley shows off some new items perfect for a variety of promotional campaigns. Looking for a tasty treat to suggest as a holiday gift? Want ideas for a unique greeting card that's sure to garner attention? Check out the video.
Be a Sport The Pitch: Oh….bad, bad, very bad sports weekend here in the Philly region. I bet a lot of people were crying in their beer. Why not class up such actions with a fancy glass?AITG Business Gifts (asi/35530) offers a giant classic pilsner glass, which would make a nice gift-with-purchase of a case of beer around the holidays or the Super Bowl. Pricing starts at: 36; $8.50. See it here: http://www.visionsawardcraft.com/. The Bottom Line: Bottoms up.
Cry Baby The Pitch: Speaking of crying, we went to the movies last night and saw "50/50", about a guy who has cancer. I cried. Duh. Steve wanted to go see "Real Steel", about fighting robots. Um. No. You know what I was thinking? Movie theaters should give out promotional tissue packs with tickets to tear-jerkers. Wouldn't that be a fun idea?Quick Point Inc. (asi/80150) offers a refillable, travel-size tissue dispenser with 10 tissues. Bonus: It has lifetime Agion antimicrobial protection.The antimicrobial information is on back side of dispenser. Pricing starts at: 250; $2.15. Click here: http://www.quickpoint.com/. The Bottom Line: Wipe up.
Wedding Bells The Pitch: Congratulations again to Paul Mc Cartney. Not that he reads "Hot Deals." My cousin's daughter got married yesterday too…all you need is love, right? And champagne.Moderne Glass (asi/71920) offers an elegant champagne flute with twisted stem, starting at: 12; $11.50. This is not only an excellent wedding favor, but a nice gift for employees at the company party or awards reception. Plus, ask them about theirfree screen printoffer (expiring 10/15). Use promo code 11061 on your order. Check it out here: http://www.glassamerica.com/. The Bottom Line: A little bubbly.
Décor Galore The Pitch: Despite the fact that it's 85 degrees today (in the Northeast, no less), Christmas will be here in 2 months and 15 days. Joy to the world! Topperscot LLC (asi/91525) offers stock ornaments in 12 designs, starting at: 100; $5.37. You can see them here: http://ornamentsunlimited.com/. The Bottom Line: We've got hang-ups.
SUPPLIERS: FREE EXPOSURE IN ADVANTAGES NEW PRODUCTS 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: firstname.lastname@example.org. Please send samples or images no later than 10/14.
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