The last two weeks have found me rambling through the political conventions and while I have endeavored to be fair, just like the candidates I really don’t care what you think. Your only duty left is to vote for one of the two parties who have a chance to win because if you think you’re making a statement by voting for a third party, you might as well be trying to draw a picture on your driveway in chalk while I’m holding a hose. While I am in favor of multiple parties I am intelligent enough to know they must be started at the local level and move upward, not the other way around so if you’ve decided you’re going to start a Dirt party, try and get elected as dogcatcher in your neighborhood. Then move on to city council so you can change the timing on all the traffic lights so you always have green. Then get a few people elected to congress so they can filibuster to ban whatever it is they put in hot dogs and you’ll be on your way but you can’t fight the system by starting at the top. Boxers don’t start with a fight for the title. Hell, most of them start in alleys and move on to bars before they even get in the ring.
Now that the conventions are over I suspect the only thing left to decry is the need for them in the first place as they have proven to be nothing more than a four day commercial for each party at our expense. Aside from the Tea Party on one side to the Bernettes on the other for the sole purpose of amusement, the results were always a foregone conclusion. That’s why we have primaries all of us ignore. We need to end this madness because this four day Lieathon could easily be turned into a two hour special and I think we should get the American Idol people to produce it, and since we’re paying for it anyway, it could be done commercial-free so we wouldn’t be interrupted by those irritating mascara and Viagra ads. They could turn it into the game show it already is. These two are the final survivors based on phone voting by people you wouldn’t let adopt a pet and the people who didn’t vote already know the real talent has been kicked to the curb. The only real problem is that neither candidate has any known talent but Trump could get Clint Eastwood to come out and talk to a chair while Hillary could have Meryl Streep come out and read the constitution. The only other issue is we would need to replace Ryan Sechrist because he’s more annoying than both candidates and it would look like some kid in kindergarten trying to interview Mother Teresa and the Pope. I say we bring back Bob Barker. He’s older than either of them and he doesn’t take any crap from anyone. We could even bring out The Price is Right wheel and they could replace all the amounts with real issues and he could make them spin it and actually tell us their plan. I think the best thing about this being a two hour special is that it would limit the back story because if I have to listen to one more story about how they can relate to me…nobody is safe.
It’s not really that different in business. IMC has some elective promotional products and, for 2016, we have new products from our collections and 6 new retail brands for the industry. We believe IMC products speak for themselves and we can also show you ways to use and market them to your clients. Our products with decoration will have your customer coming back time and time again. The 2016 IMC catalog is available by request from the IMC website and will be posted on the online services. We’ll continue to treat our clients professionally and get your orders to you…on time and on budget. If you’re curious about click on the tab and see. You can also get on the distribution list for our 2016 catalog using the catalog page of our website. We have new items in the IMC Collections and several new retail brands debuting in 2016 and we are already working on our mid-year catalog with new items debuting at the SAAC show in August. We have products for every event and if your client has invented a holiday or celebration, we can also custom-make almost anything you can dream to make your client’s event all it can be. Take a look at our YouTube channel to see some videos showcasing popular products for some ideas on how to use them. We take our business relationship seriously and we want you to enjoy, give and receive our products and be able to use them every day. We look forward to working with you and we always have ideas to make our products work for your clients. The 2016 IMC catalog is also live and available virtually at Zoomcatalog.com if you’re tired of fighting paper catalogs. It can be viewed nicely with your laptop, iPad, tablet or phone. IMC is the recognized leader in the introduction of new retail brands to the promotional product industry and has multiple design awards from both ASI and PPAI. Since introducing Waterford® Writing Instruments and MoMA years ago, IMC has presented more than 48 retail brands from global suppliers to enhance the selections you can offer your clients. This year we are proud to present Just Mobile, Block, Magisso, PlayableART, Molla Space and Airplane Pockets to the promotional products industry. We invite you to browse any of our 2,300+ products on the IMC website to see items suitable for any occasion or event and pieces you can use to personalize your relationship with your clients. We have promotional products for every event, show, convention, corporate store and company program that will keep your client looking to you for new ideas. What do you think? Let us know with a comment here or on Facebook or Twitter. IMC wants to know…do you have a party?