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The Joe Show: Electronics
In this episode of The Joe Show, Counselor Managing Editor Joe Haley shows off some hot, new electronic products that are perfect for cutting-edge clients. Planning promotional programs geared toward younger audiences? Check out these products.
Click here to see this electronics-products edition of The Joe Show.
Send in the Fans The Pitch: What do the Tampa Bay Rays have to do besides clinch a playoff spot? Turns out the team has to give away 20,000 free tickets to fill the stadium because people aren't turning up to support them. Is that unheard of in Major League Baseball? If you've got a client looking to drum up fan support,Rivers Promo Inc. (asi/82596) offers item #103367, a polyester body flag/poncho for sports fans. Pricing starts at: 5000; $4.87-P. It's a great school fundraiser item too. Check it out, why dontcha? Click here: http://www.riverspromo.com/. The Bottom Line: Wear your pride.
Safe Driving The Pitch: Is it me, or was everyone driving like maniacs this morning? Even a "Geek Squad" Volkswagon Bug passed me going a bazillion miles an hour. I mean, it's the Geek Squad for crying out loud! I think people can use a little lesson in safe driving. Creative House Promotions (asi/47150) offers a nice lapel pin for all those who are, indeed, safe drivers (think, moving companies, truck fleets, pizza deliverers, limo companies, school bus drivers, and more). Item C880 starts at:50; $2.50-P. Click here: http://47150.asisupplier.com/ The Bottom Line: Drive sales.
Tailgate Party The Pitch: We're going to see the Eagles/Redskins game on Sunday. It will be fun seeing Michael Vick vs. Donovan McNabb, right? Big Steve says it calls for some pre-game tailgating. It may be a little chilly on Sunday and Brew City Promotions (asi/41730) has just the ticket. Item 641782 is a "two-fisted beverage hoodie," which has two elasticized pouches in the front to hold your beer. Pricing for blanks starts at: 300; $19.82-T. It's pretty spiffy. Either check it out on ESP or email: email@example.com. The Bottom Line: Two at a time.
Cheers to You and You and You and You The Pitch: In my video sales tip above, I tell you how to explore all your holiday sales possibilities so you leave nothing on the table…except for these adorable holiday wine charms from K & R Precision Corp. (asi/63770). Item L981 is a set of six charms, packaged in a lovely gift box and would make a great gift for clients and employees alike. These would be nice for wine shops to give to patrons too. Pricing starts at: 35; $6.99-R. See them here: http://www.k-and-r.com/. The Bottom Line: Let's have a toast!
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