The Sands of Time
Netflix resurrected "Arrested Development" from the TV graveyard earlier this year by debuting all 15 episodes of a new fourth season.
We don't want to reveal any spoilers for those of you too busy binge-watching "Breaking Bad" instead, but there was something about the season opener that particularly stood out: Michael Bluth's cellphone calendar was stuck on 2003. His college-age son's solution? Hit the "today" button. Simple enough, but this three-minute joke could've easily been cut had a printed calendar been present.
While they may lack the trendiness of the latest iOS device, promotional calendars and planners continue to turn a tidy profit. But how can distributors stand out in a market heavily marked by tradition? Here are several products to show your clients (and, perhaps, bring Michael Bluth to 2013).
When working a 9-to-5, it's all about being professional (we get some odd looks at meetings when we pull out our "Hello Kitty" planners). Fortunately, this is no longer a concern thanks to the Executive Weekly Planner from Waldor Products. Featuring a tan Latigo case framed in black, the 128-page planner offers ample space for notes and appointments. Clients also can take advantage of its two-year reference calendar, holiday list and other extras. For more information, visit www.waldorproducts.com.
Enjoy the View
Sometimes there's no escaping the grueling schedules demanded by employers. Since vacations are unlikely, make sure your clients have the next best thing: the Coronado Calendar Collection from Deerfield Calendars & Greeting Cards. The USA-made wall calendars come in multiple styles, including Destination (pictured), America the Beautiful, Inspirations, and Patriotic Landmarks. Each calendar features 12 full-color photos. An executive design with gold framing and a textured style background is available. For more information, visit www.adgpromo.com.
Digispec's 12-month MousePaper Calendar Recycled Note Paper Mouse Pads are a much better distraction than Facebook (they give us something informative to look at while glued to our computers). The 7.25x8.5x12" calendar mouse pads function as a monthly calendar, note pad and mouse pad in one. Clients can begin their calendar on any month of the year. For more information, visit www.digispec.com.