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October 20, 2014
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In this episode of The Joe Show, Managing Editor Joe Haley shows off several items you can suggest for upcoming client promotions. Looking for some unique products that are both useful and fun? How about some items that would be perfect for corporate holiday gifts?
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In this episode of The Joe Show, Managing Editor Joe Haley shows off several cell phone accessories you can pitch in future campaigns. Looking for the latest in power bank technology? How about an item you can pitch as part of wellness programs? Want a cell phone holder that’ll appeal to younger buyers?
Click here to watch the latest episode of The Joe Show.
Luxe Life The Pitch: I was just at the spa last week for a manicure and received a promotional nail file. Wasn’t that nice? But dig deeper by also offering such clients upper-end items. Did you know that spas represent $14.7 billion in revenue per year? Target this lucrative niche with a Port Authority Plush Microfleece Shawl Collar Robe for patrons to wear while waiting for facials and massages. It’s from SanMar (asi/84863). Colors available are Marshmallow, Deep Smoke and Pink Raspberry. Get it for as low as $39.98-P. Click here: http://www.sanmar.com/. The Bottom Line: Wrapped in comfort.
Flower Power The Pitch: Plant the seeds of sales, literally. Illini (asi/62190) offers bookmarks embedded with flower seeds. They come in different designs like a dollar sign (for banks and financial) and a house (real estate, mortgage companies). Submit custom bookmark artwork or request a stock design template. Seed paper blend includes: bird's eye, clarkia, black-eyed Susan, catchfly, spurred snapdragon, English daisy, and sweet alyssum. You can get them for as low as $1.04-R. Click here: http://www.illiniline.com/. The Bottom Line: This is how your garden grows.
On a Stick The Pitch: Stuck for a unique idea? How about hot chocolate on a stick? From Chocomize (asi/44903), this delicious item is a treat as a business gift for clients, corporate events and trade shows. Brand the hot chocolate spoons with your client’s own logo, design and messaging. Get it for as low as $2.30-R. Check it out (there’s even a video demo and it looks YUMMY): http://www.chocomize.com/. The Bottom Line: Stir up a promo.
Scraping By The Pitch: The frost is on the pumpkin as they say. So get cracking on wintery promos with the Visor Ice Scraper from Evans (asi/52840). It conveniently attaches to a car’s visor, thereby making it an excellent idea for auto dealers. Plus, they are offering special pricing of 77 cents (R) until 12/31 (minimum of 500). Click here for more info: http://www.evans-mfg.com/. The Bottom Line: Little buddy.
Are You the Advantages Salesperson of the Year? Advantages, the industry’s leading magazine dedicated to ad specialty sales professionals, is holding its annual Salesperson of the Year contest to recognize outstanding sales performance. Nominate your top-selling rep so far for 2014 or nominate yourself! The winner and runners-up will be profiled in our January issue. The winner will receive $500 and of course, everyone on the list gets bragging rights for the year. We are looking for distributor reps only.
Please send me your top-selling rep’s or your own contact information and REVENUE (which will not be shared; it’s STRICTLY for ranking purposes) ASAP.
Also, please let me know briefly what qualities you feel contribute to this sales dynamo’s achievements.
I look forward to hearing about your successes!
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