Ah, September. I love this month: The month I met Steve at a frat party. The month we got married six years later. What's not to love about September? (I know the kids would beg to differ.) Let's kick off this great last month of summer/transition into fall with this edition. Enjoy! Send your feedback directly to: 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.
The Joe Show: What's Hot Now?
In this episode of The Joe Show, Counselor Managing Editor Joe Haley shows off some of the newest items to hit the ad specialty market. Want to wow clients with unique and new products? Start with these.
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Hey, Thanks A Lot! The Pitch: Get ready to thank all your loyal clients (and have them thank theirs) with a pretty Thanksgiving card made of seed paper. It's from Leanin' Tree (asi/66653). It's printed on 100% post-consumer recycled paper with soy-based ink. Pricing starts at:25; $2.94-P.See item DST80592 here: http://s7d3.scene7.com/. The Bottom Line: Growing gratitude.
Lookin' for Some Hot Stuff The Pitch: Right about now, Steve-O gears up for his chili-making season. He makes it for practically every Sunday football game and I have to hand it to him, it's pretty darn fantastic. (If you've got a great chili recipe, send it to me and I will forward it on to him!) Well, Captain Foods Inc. (asi/53805) just so happens to offer some pretty darn fantastic spices, such as item SB-140, their Texas Chili Mix, which contains no MSG. This would be great to accompany any tailgating or football-related promotion or any campaign that needs spicing up. Pricing starts at: 96; $5-P.Click here: http://43805.asisupplier.com/. The Bottom Line: Nice spice.
Indian Summer The Pitch: How appropriate that Sound Promotions (asi/88226) offers a relaxing piano solo CD which features many lovely songs, such as "Indian Summer?" Other songs include: "River Run," "Devoted to You," "Touch of Ivory," "New Beginnings" and more. Pricing on item NET-180 starts at: 25; $7.25-R. This would make a unique wedding favor and there will be lots of autumn weddings coming up. On that note, a shout-out to my co-worker Dave Vagnoni, who is getting married this Saturday! I can't tell you where; we don't want any paparazzi. Go here to see all this supplier's offerings: http://www.pvtlabel.com/. The Bottom Line: Music to my ears.
Baby Boom The Pitch: There is lots of great news coming from our editorial department this week. Besides Dave's impending nuptials, which I mentioned above, our Creative Director Jim Lang became a grandpa yesterday! His daughter Stephanie gave birth to a baby boy. Congrats! Remember your clients who have new babies with PeachFur Fleece's (asi/75750) animal-print baby blankets. A fun idea for any stylin' infant, these start at:24; $16.25-R. Ask about item Babyleop30x40 at: email@example.com. The Bottom Line: Cozy cuddly.
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