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Drugged Driving Prevention Month
December: Safe Toys and Gifts Month
December: Universal Human Rights Month


December 1st - 7th: Cookie Cutter Week
December 1st - 7th: Tolerance Week
December 1st: Rosa Parks Day (1955)
December 1st: World AIDS Day
December 3rd: UN International Day of Disabled Persons
December 5th: AFL-CIO founded -1955
December 7th: National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day
December 10th - 16th: Human Rights Week
December 10th: Human Rights Day
December 15th - 29th: Halcyon Days
December 15th: Bill of Rights Day
December 16th: Boston Tea Party -1773
December 16th: Ludwig Van Beethoven’s Birthday (1770)
December 17th: Wright Brothers Day
December 20th - 27th: Chanukah
December 21st: Winter Begins
December 22nd: Start of Capricorn astrological sign
December 23rd: Federal Reserve System Established -1913
December 25th -31st: It’s About Time Week
December 25th: Christmas
December 26th - January 1st: Kwanzaa
December 26th: Boxing Day
December 27th: Louis Pasteur's Birthday (1822)
December 31st: New Year's Eve


January: National Blood Donor Month
January: National Glaucoma Awareness Month
January: National High Tech Month
January: National Hot Tea Month
January: National Personal Self-Defense Awareness Month
January: National Poverty in America Awareness Month
January: Oatmeal Month


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January 1st: New Year's Day
January 1st: Z Day
January 4th: Louis Braille's Birthday (1809)
January 5th: Twelfth Night
January 6th - 10th: National Thank-Your-Customers Week
January 6th - 12th: Someday We'll Laugh About This Week
January 6th: Epiphany
January 8th: Elvis Presley’s Birthday (1935)
January 13th: National Clean Off Your Desk Day
January 15th: Martin Luther King Jr.’s Birthday (1929)
January 16th: National Nothing Day
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January 17th: Benjamin Franklin’s Birthday (1706)
January 19th: Edgar Allen Poe's Birthday (1809)
January 20th: Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday
January 20th: Start of Aquarius astrological sign
January 22nd: Celebration of Life Day
January 23rd: National Handwriting Day
January 24th: Gold Discovered In California -1848
January 26th: Super Bowl Sunday
January 26th: Australia Day
January 27th: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's Birthday (1756)
January 30th: Franklin Delano Roosevelt's Birthday (1882)


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Business to Business Promotion

To increase name awareness as a national/international trucking firm.

Strategy and Execution:
This seven-month mailing promotion identified problems and offered a specialty solution for 2,500 business accounts who are currently using competing trucking services.

The first month, there was a toy horn in a box with the copy, "In the next six months we are going to be making a lot of noise."

The second month featured a folder reading, "transpotation problems are closing in on you...let ATS open them up" and included a letter opener.

Each of the following months used common copy. "If transportation problems..." and a corresponding specialty item with name imprinted. For problems that "have you biting your nails," the mailer included a finger nail file. Problems that "have you in a sweat" provided an encapsulated truck-shaped spongue and the invitation "Let ATS dry them up." Problems which give headaches needed a packet of asprin, and problems which "have you all fogged up" allowed the company to "clear their view" with a lens cleaning towlette.

In the last month, "Now that you know the solution to your transportation problems...give ATS a call, we'll stick to our word," featured a magnet bearing the advertisor's 800-telephone-number.

It was reported that the promotion generated 53 customer responses for additional trucking loads which resulted in increased revenue of approximately $1 million



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Tradeshow Success Tip: Qualify Leads

By Dick Wheeler

Tradeshow exhibitors often miss important leads at trade shows because they have no lead development strategy. In addition, according to the CEIR (Center for Exhibition Industry Research), as much as 80% of trade show leads never receive any form of follow-up.

One reason is that following up with unqualified leads from trade shows is tedious. This produces disappointment, frustration and inertia as you pursue the mind- numbing work of trying (and failing) to get new business from your bag full of tradeshow booth visitors’ business cards.

There is a better way. The key is to identify and classify hot prospects and the products and services they are interested in buying. There are new, sophisticated software packages that allow you to identify a half dozen weighted multiple choice questions in advance that will determine how viable a client prospect is. You need to identify the hot leads, filter out those who are not qualified, and then measure your results. You will be able to target qualified sales leads that have the budget, time frame and ability to purchase your product. Your screening strategy not only helps you zero in on qualified leads but also helps you establish stronger relationships with your best clients.

Rank your prospects as “A” (highly qualified), “ B” (somewhat qualified), or “C” (poorly qualified) prospect. When a prospect arrives at your trade show display, your sales staff will be ready to kickstart the sales process by using the software package to help identify qualified leads.

Have your sales force follow up on “A” leads immediately the day after the trade show to maximize your profit opportunity from the trade show. By earmarking the key prospects, your sales staff should be energized by their success in selling the right products to the right client at the right time. Don’t neglect the “B” prospects from your trade show, but follow up with them only after you have mined the hot lead lode.

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You will be able to measure your trade show return on investment and justify your trade show exhibit expense if you carefully track your qualified leads. Measure the results of these qualified leads in every stage from the number and dollar amount of proposals made to monies received from actual sales. Your head of marketing can better justify the tradeshow expense to the company CEO when showing solid business- producing results.

Dick Wheeler, is President of Professional Exhibits & Graphics, headquartered in Sunnyvale, California. The firm is a full-service premiere trade show exhibit, graphics and management services company. Go to http://www.proexhibits.com

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