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Counselor 2012 Hot List – Are You Hot Enough?

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Counselor Hot ListCounselor magazine wants to know, how hot are you? Hot enough to make Counselor’s 2012 Hot List? If so, we want to hear from you!

But instead of soliciting an email or comment proclaiming why you think you belong on this year’s list, we took it a step further – we want you to send us a video response! Do something creative and fun, or something basic and simple … whatever you do, just do it on camera!

To enter, simply watch this YouTube video for more information, then click on the comments field (on the YouTube page) and add your own video response. It’s that easy.

So what are you waiting for, hot stuff? Get filming! (Check out previous Counselor Hot List winners.)

Counselor’s Second Annual Halloween Contest Winner

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Congratulations to Nashville, TN-based supplier The Imagery Group for winning this year’s second annual Office Halloween Contest! With a video that truly blew away the judges, “Your Brains” is a hilarious and creative take on the enormously popular zombie horror genre, complete with great special effects and performances all within an office setting! Check out the video here, or just click the video below. (See their extensive photo gallery too!)

Also receiving honorable mentions this year, Proforma Albrecht & Company for their incredibly creative office decorating contest, and Bag Makers for a their awesome interactive Halloween party.

Thanks for all the submissions this year! You guys really raised the bar and made our decisions difficult. For all this year’s submissions, check out the Best Places to Work Facebook page.

Have holiday parties planned in the coming weeks? Keep the fun, office-based submissions coming, and make our www.facebook.com/bestplacestowork page the place to go for an industry workplace community.

ASI Halloween Photos

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It may be Monday here at ASI, but it’s certainly not business as usual! Halloween has brought out the creative juices of some of our staff … just check out these photos! (And if your company is having an office party, don’t forget to enter the Counselor Best Places to Work Halloween contest — you could win $$!!).

Kate and Pippa Middleton

Krista and Suzanne as Kate and Pippa Middleton.

Go-Go Dancer

Karen gettin’ her retro on.


Patty’s big pimpin’.


Liz goes hippy for a day.

Wizard of Oz

The staff at Cafe B takes a walk down the Yellow Brick Road.

Counselor’s 2nd Annual Halloween Contest

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Is your company throwing the best Halloween Party in the industry? Is your office being taken over by ghosts, goblins and Snookies? Join Counselor’s Best Places to Work community for our 2nd-Annual Halloween Contest and you could win $100!

Go now to our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/BestPlacestowork to post your favorite pictures, stories and videos from your company’s Halloween outing. Plus, we’ll even feature the winning office in a story in an upcoming issue of Counselor magazine!

So what are you waiting for?! Enter now!

And for a look back to last year’s winner, click here.


Last year’s winner, CustomInk, as the cast of “Glee“.

Bowling with Frozen Turkeys! Counselor Holiday Contest Winners

Filed under: contest, Fun

When my colleage Andy Cohen and I set out to find the best holiday office party pics and videos in the industry last month, we had no idea what we’d receive. Coming off a very successful Halloween party contest in which our Best Places to Work Facebook community stepped it up and sent in dozens of great photos and videos, we were totally expecting the goods, but didn’t really think anyone could raise the bar.

Boy, were we wrong.

Distributor Signet, Inc. (asi/326636) not only raised the bar with their holiday frozen turkey bowling tourney, they set a new standard in employee fun! And for their efforts, they win this year’s Counselor Best Places to Work holiday contest and a cool $100!

Listen to an interview with Stephen Tate of Signet about the frozent turkey bowling tourney.

Check out their video here.

See their images here.

And for the record, here are some of my fave pics … enjoy! And congrats Signet!

Holiday Party Contest – Win $100!

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Ugly Holiday SweaterDust off those ugly old Christmas sweaters your Aunt Tillie gave you back in the ’80s … it’s time for Counselor’s inaugural Best Places to Work Holiday Party Contest!

If your company is throwing a great holiday party this season — or, even better, is planning something unique or themed, like an “Ugly Holiday Sweater” Party — we want to know about it!

Go to www.facebook.com/bestplacestowork and let us know by posting your photos, videos, stories … anything (well, within reason of course!) that is fun and creative. The *most* fun and creative entry will win a $100 gift card for their office!

Good luck!

–ASICentral Ugly Sweater Patrol

For pics and videos from Counselor’s inaugural Best Places to Work Halloween Office Party Contest, click here.

New ASI Radio Show Contest Announced

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If you like cool, high-tech gadgets — like camcorders, Netbooks and digital cameras — and enjoy the weekly ASI Radio Show, then we have some news for you!

Starting on August 17 and culminating in a prize giveaway show on September 14, ASI is running a contest that requires only that you pay attention to each of four shows for a special “Word of the Week”. For four consecutive weeks we will give a new “Word of the Week,” and on the fifth week we will solicit calls from listeners to identify which word went with which week.

The spoils? Well, they don’t get any better than this!

  • Week 1 Show: August 17, 2010 – Prize: Flip Video-UltraHD Camcorder
  • Week 2 Show: August 24, 2010 – Prize: HP-Mini Netbook
  • Week 3 Show: August 31, 2010 – Prize: Canon-PowerShot 14.1-Megapixel Digital Camera
  • Week 4 Show: September 7, 2010 – Prize: iRobot-Roomba Bagless Robotic Vacuum Cleaner

So save these dates and don’t miss a show! Read more about the contest — including official rules — by clicking here.

And if you’re curious what a Roomba Bagless Robotic Vacuum Cleaner looks like, check out this bad boy! (We need one of these in ASICentral!)


Got A Favorite Promotional Product?

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Ahh, what an industry. When I first started working with promotional products, I thought it was gonna be all pens, notepads and T-shirts. Alas, I’ve discovered that promotional products can be more than that, including journals made of elephant poop, motorized coolers and USB drives in the shape of just about anything … including carrots (honestly! see image at right).

Yes, it’s actually quite an interesting and fun industry.

Anyway, we here are ASICentral want to know, What Is Your Favorite Promotional Product?

And we’re encouraging you to upload images of your favorite promotional product to our Facebook page (NOTE: chance for egregious self-promotion!) for a future vote. In a few weeks we’ll post all the products to our Facebook fans and let them decide which one is the best one.  

So, go to our Facebook page now and upload an image of your fave promotional product, tell us a little bit about it, and you’ll be automatically entered in the contest. (Not a fan yet? Just click the “Become A Fan” link at the top of the page.) And if you’re wondering what the spoils are, it’s bragging rights, a blog writeup and a mention in our newsletters!

That’s all folks!

— Buggsy

What’s Wrong With This Email – Winner and Answers

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A few weeks back we ran a contest to see who could identify the most errors with the business email, below:

Much to our surprise, we got tons of responses with most of you claiming how much fun you had with this contest. Who knew?!

Anyway, we got many responses from folks who really spent a lot of time on this and submitted some great answers. But there can be only one winner, and because her answers were virtually perfect and infused with a wry sense of humor, Merinda Goodman of C.C. Creations is our “What’s Wrong With This Email?” contest …

Congrats, Merinda!

And for answers to this contest, click on the image below for clear explanations of each error.

Until next time …

Chicago Hotel Contest, Take Two

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Dreading a little Thanksgiving excursion out to a relative’s place in Chicago this holiday season, are ya? Having nightmares about your father-in-law Harry’s pull-out sofa and the stench of 25 years of cigar smoke you’ll inevitably inhale while sleeping on it?

Well, fear not my familial phobic friend! ASI has the answer for you.

Chicago Hotel Contest Part Deux is coming Tuesday, Nov. 18!

Spoils: One entry will be selected from the qualifying entries and awarded a two-night stay at the Omni Hotel in Chicago valued at $600.

How to play: Easy! Log onto ASICentral.com on Tuesday, Nov. 18 at 10:30 a.m. and listen to the weekly ASI Internet Radio Show. A secret word will be disclosed during the 30-minute show – once you’ve learned it, fill out the form and voila! You’re entered! Simple as that.

Go to www.asicentral.com/radio for more details, and don’t forget to log on this Tuesday at 10:30 a.m. EST. Your holiday spirit — not to mention your health and sanity — depends on it.



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