Rumor has it we attended the first installment of Lord of the Rings at the stroke of midnight.
Rumor also has it that we may have been in costume – though there are no photos to prove or disprove this.
In the years since that movie – which was epic btw – we have often thought of the ring, specifically the inscription:
One Ring to rule them all, One Ring to find them,
One Ring to bring them all and in the darkness bind them
With meeting giveaways, it’s more like:
One Item that ties to the strategy, One Item to source and produce on time and on budget,
One Item to make everyone feel like part of the team and we can distribute in a dark ballroom
In other words, we need swag with serious swagger.
The Joe Show is a great resources for fresh ideas – beyond the usual hats, wristbands, and notebooks. Produced by the Advertising Specialties Institute, it features managing editor Joe Haley’s 3-minute take on the latest promotional items.
Buzz through the videos to jumpstart your thinking. In the time you save, you can binge watch the LOTR movies…you know, if you’re into that sort of thing.