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(Pssst. This is better than the other SES Swag post on the home page right now. Sphinn it if you agree! No offense to the other author.)

SES Schwag is labeled in four ways:

"Ideas We’re Going to Steal"
"Recycling Bin"
"I Got This Where?"
"Crap Drawer"
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from MattMcGee 2561 Days ago #
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Favorite line: "If promotional items have souls, then this is the hell the bad ones end up in. They won’t end up helping you get business. They won’t make you friends. These items exist only to tell people you really don’t want them to remember you."

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from dannysullivan 2561 Days ago #
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They had helicopters? I so needed to walk that expo floor. Maybe for SMX West in February I’ll arrange an official swag contest. Could be fun.

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from dannysullivan 2561 Days ago #
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Matt, looking at the pics -- gigantic pens are great. Seriously -- I love a big pen and always have them on my desk. I love pens in general, if they are useful. Cheap boring pens, no thanks. And I’m guessing no kids, right? Because I’ll take those stress balls, hacky sacks and beach balls you put in the crap drawer. Those things save a parent from wondering what surprises they’re bringing back. Dang -- I’ve even paid good money for those magnetic sound things that people were throwing around.

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from tamar 2561 Days ago #
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I thought the helicopters were only available if you signed up for an account. I think this blog post deserves pics. ;)

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from MattMcGee 2561 Days ago #
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A group of us tried to score a helicopter, but came up short. Danny, I’m also keen on some of the pens. When I’m at the Seattle office, I only use (shhhh!) an iCrossing pen picked up at a previous SES. And I only use that one because someone took my Microsoft Search Advertising pen, which was the best pen I’ve ever held and also came from a previous SES. And yeah, all the little colorful toys are great for kids. Saved me this time. I’m guessing the author doesn’t have kids. :-)

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from St0n3y 2561 Days ago #
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I took all the schwag home last night and watched my (five) kids tear through it like a team of great white sharks chomping on a fat kid on a yellow inflatable lounge raft just off the beach of Amity Island. I barely got out of the way in time. Good times.

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from LifeIsGood 2561 Days ago #
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I took one of the cooler pens I got on the expo floor into a session, proceeded to write with it, only to have the click button shoot off into the row ahead of me. Cheap pens - quick launch to the trash bin. I had another pen fall apart in my schwag bag on the way home. ...and for the record, he does have a kid. But remember, he didn’t get to go to the conference and Stoney wasn’t sharing his schwag ...

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from dannysullivan 2561 Days ago #
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See, sometimes I find cheap pens fun when they fall apart. Some of them have lots of pieces, and it’s interesting to see how few pieces you need to find to keep them working.

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from PatrickSchaber 2561 Days ago #
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Great post! I was still bummed I didn’t get the helicopter! I made it obvious I was their target market and all I got was the brochure.

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from St0n3y 2561 Days ago #
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I had to perform "special" favors to get the helicopter. Well worth a few minutes of whoring... er, my time, rather.

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from MattMcGee 2560 Days ago #
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Ummm, Stoney, you’re getting into TMI territory, bud. Careful now.... :-)

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from LifeIsGood 2560 Days ago #
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Back in the office, we found part of the pen that fell apart in my bag. I think I threw the pen away at home, so how the spare part from the pen ended up under the pool table, is beyond me.

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from TannerC 2560 Days ago #
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Missing these expos is going to not only make my crap drawer empty, but kill me in the process.

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from theWiseman 2559 Days ago #
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Damn...you made out like a fiend! Good catch. By the way, those Neilson Net Ratings pens are dangerous. If you click them to hard/fast/aggressively, the top becomes a missile...almost took my eye out!

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