Ad Age Annual Swag Watch: Day Three

We're Having a Branded Kind of Holiday

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Photography by Hoag Levins

NEW YORK ( – We're still unwrapping the thinning trickle of swag dripping into the office this year. Crumbs are all that are left of the cookies, and the chocolate is long gone. Now we're down to the items that are practical and branded. Take a look at who wanted to be sure we remembered their names in 2009, and let us know about your own swag experience by answering our holiday poll.

New Yorker calendar
The New Yorker sent us this slick, red, leather(-esque)-bound desk calendar brimming with its trademark highfalutin cartoons. We'd say it's enviable, but does anyone even use desk calendars anymore? Still, we do like those cartoons, so count us as one who does.
Lucky calendar
From the fashion-conscious minds at Lucky magazine: an exhaustively comprehensive 2009 editorial calendar. It's compact enough to put in our bags but heavy enough and crisp enough to remind us of all the unplanned content and gaping scheduling holes we can look forward to working on. It's sort of like the best kind of optimism, right? Cookies, of course, would have worked too.
Conde Nast notebook
Conde Nast Portfolio sent a handsome, leather-bound Moleskine notebook, so we can write down all our brilliant ideas for how to save money in 2009.
 <a href='' class='directory_entry' title='AdAge Directory'>Deutsch</a> soaps
"For a refreshing start in '09," Deutsch has delivered a delicately backhanded, though no less thoughtful, sachet of bath soaps. Like a dual-bag vacuum cleaner or a subscription to Weight Watchers, we'll use it grudgingly.
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