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The Friendship Business

July 21, 2010

In the episode The Friendship Business on the popular TV show Saved by the Bell (Friendship Business Recap), the gang is in competition to see who can create the most successful business with $100 capital.  Ruthless businessman, Zack Morris, offers to sell his friend Screech as a friend to anyone who purchases one of his Friendship Bracelets.  Slater, Jessie and Kelly join together to rip off Zack’s product (who ironically stole the idea from Lisa Turtle) with the creation of Buddy Bands.  A fierce competition ensues and the gang takes no prisoners as each company successfully ruin each others business.  Eventually, they reconcile and merge their two companies and create a product called Love Cuffs (two Friendship Bracelets connected to a Buddy Band) and are able to break even.

While this episode and show is ridiculous on so many levels and not in touch with reality, there are a few interesting points to consider when it comes to promotional product bands.  First, wristbands, bracelets and headbands are incredibly cheap products to be used for a promotion or re-sold.

In addition to their affordability, silicone and rubber wristbands (like the ones shown in the picture) are also a great way to unite a group of people or support a cause.  Organizations like One and Live 8 have done a great job of incorporating these to help in the fight against AIDS and poverty.

Wristbands are also often used help people accomplish goals.  They do this by acting as a constant reminder for a behavior you are trying to change or a goal you are trying to reach.

Tyvek waterproof wristbands are even cheaper and can be a great way tag a marathon runner or concert attendee.  Different colors can represent different levels of access available with the wrist band.

Other types of bands include athletic wrist and headbands.  These can be imprinted to match the logo and apparel of a specific team.

As demonstrated in Saved by the Bell, bands are popular and contagious. They have stayed relevant over the years and will continue to be one of the top choices for promotional product buyers.

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3 Comments leave one →
  1. July 23, 2010 10:35 am

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