I stepped out for a quick break today and picked up a cup of tea across the street. Turns out that I could not escape the spa world for even five minutes because what was on the hot cup’s sleeve? An ad for Bliss! Smiling back at me was one of the spa’s signature whimsical designs along with a message, “Wake up and smell the coffee. Your skin needs protection to face the day.” The back of the sleeve also offered a deal—if people bring in the sleeve into a Bliss spa or a Sephora store, they would receive a free sample of the line’s Best of Skintentions SPF 15 Daily Moisturizer, while supplies last. Clever marketing moves such as this are the key to surviving this delicate economy. If you can attract one new customer or convince one more person to walk into your spa or try your product, then any effort you’ve made is worthwhile. Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and let us know about any innovative marketing ideas you’ve recently employed.