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September 22, 2014
Hey, y’all. As you read this, I’m somewhere in Jamaica, probably on the beach, probably with a cocktail of some sort. Don’t be haters. I’ll be back soon enough, much to my chagrin. I actually wrote this last week, and my trusty buddy Chris Ruvo has proofread it for me today. Isn’t he a peach? Hope your week will be peachy as well. Until we meet in your inbox again, enjoy! Send your feedback directly to me: email@example.com. I’d love to hear from you and 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 Huston, editor
In this episode of The Joe Show, Managing Editor Joe Haley shows off several items you can suggest for upcoming client promotions. Looking for a wearable product perfect for those fall-weather tailgate campaigns? How about a delectable edible item that’s sure to inspire recipients?
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In this episode of The Joe Show, Managing Editor Joe Haley shows off several items perfect for upcoming Breast Cancer Awareness Month promotions. Looking for a bag that charity walk participants would appreciate? How about pink-colored wearable items that would certainly inspire any audience?
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Poppin’ Bottles The Pitch: Who doesn’t love a little bubbly now and again, am I right? Think about how much people will love a gift of California champagne from A+ Wine Designs (asi/30223). Think of this for hotel welcome gifts, new homeowner gifts, weddings and special events and more. Pricing for a 750 ml bottle with custom, digitally printed, full-color label starts at: 12, $28.55-R. Click here: http://www.apluswinedesigns.com/. The Bottom Line: It’s always a good time.
Give ‘Em The World The Pitch: Here’s a nifty idea for travel-related promotions and any initiatives with a global reach.Innovation Line by innovation Specialties (asi/62660) offers a chrome-finished, keychain with a globe-design charm that rotates. Why not give these to loyal clients and employees (and maybe even editors) who mean the world to you too? For pricing and other info check it out: http://www.innovation-line.com/. The Bottom Line: Mother Earth.
Shake Your Pom-Poms The Pitch: Did I ever tell you I was a cheerleader back in the day? I guess you could say I’m still a cheerleader. I’m cheering for all of you, aren’t I?Bentcil (asi/39850) has the most adorable cheerleader-shaped pen holding pom poms. It’s perfect for cheer teams, fundraisers, races (cheering at the finish line), employee incentives and cute client gifts (“We’re cheering for you!”). Send a bunch of them so they can make a pyramid (I was always on the bottom, by the way). Pricing starts at: 250; $1.76-R. Check her out: http://www.bentcil.com/. The Bottom Line: Show your spirit.
Case Study The Pitch: I had to give in to the intentional obsolescence that made my iPhone no longer hold a charge and finally get a newer version. I’m having fun with it; I even gave my Siri a male British voice (Hey, why not? I might as well pretend I’m talking to a prince). iPhone covers should be fun too, so consider pitching the case for iPhone 5/5s with a frosted finish that creates a porcelain effect from Sweda Company LLC (asi/90305). You can get it foras low as $34.99. See it here:http://www.swedausa.com/. The Bottom Line: Protection plan.
SUPPLIERS: Get FREE Exposure
SUPPLIERS: Send your samples for possible FREE Exposure in the mid-December New Products preview issue. Advantages reaches over 40,000 ad specialty salespeople, so think of the great exposure your product might be getting.
For mid-December, we still have room in these showcases:
Business: 24 spots
Sports: 24 spots
Travel & Leisure: 24 spots
Health & Beauty: 24 spots
Home Items: 24 spots
Incentives: 24 spots
Apparel: 24 spots
Education: 24 spots
Hospitality & Entertainment: 24 spots
Hurry! Time is limited. All we need is an actual sample, a brief description of the product and an explanation of what makes that product new no later than 10/17/14.
Please send the sample and description to your AD COORDINATOR:
4800 Street Road
Trevose, PA 19053
Attn: Advertising Coordination – [Include your Ad Coordinator's name]
Please note that your sample will not be returned unless specified. There are no guarantees of inclusion. Spotlights are subject to space limits and editorial review.
Call For Nominations: Supplier Sales Rep/Supplier CSR Of The Year Supplier Global Resource, the industry's only magazine dedicated to ad specialty suppliers, is holding its 5th annual Supplier Sales Rep of the Year contest to recognize outstanding performance, exemplary service and top-notch professionalism. In addition, the magazine will recognize the best supplier customer service rep – a person who continually goes over-and-above for his or her distributor clients.
Distributors, do you work with a supplier customer service rep who makes your job infinitely easier, more streamlined and pleasurable to do? Do you have a supplier sales partner who always puts you and your customers' needs first and has a "do whatever it takes" attitude to make you shine? If you know the perfect contenders for both awards, e-mail the nominees' names and details regarding what makes her or him award-worthy to Michele Bell (firstname.lastname@example.org), editor ofSupplier Global Resource, by Tuesday, September 30, 2014.
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