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I subscribe to a newsletter from Springwise that highlights new and interesting ideas from around the globe.

In a recent issue, an item in particular caught my eye — the Scough. It’s a scarf with a carbon filter that can kill bacteria or filter out pollution before you breathe in the nasty stuff. This was the inventor’s answer to the alternative of wearing an unattractive, and generally uncomfortable, surgical mask. Scarf plus cough equals Scough … get it?

Did you know the typical office desk has 100 times more germs than the average kitchen table? That’s according to PayScale. Gross. Here are some other dirty statistics:

  • There are 21,000 germs per square inch on your mouse, keyboard and chair.
  • Only 20% of people clean their work space before they eat.
  • And then we touch our faces 16 times every hour.
  • Flu viruses can survive on hard surfaces for up to 48 hours.
  • One out of three people go to work when sick.

All the more reason for a Scough! They have some attractive designs for men and women, and it appears several are already sold out.

I started to wonder: What if Scough partnered with the NFL and produced Scoughs with your favorite NFL team logo?

I picture Lambeau Field on a blustery day filled with fans wearing green and yellow Scoughs emblazoned with the Green Bay Packers logo! What better way to show your team spirit and protect your health from the person next to you who is hacking and coughing? And no, he is not covering his mouth.

Pretty creative idea! And here at Coles Marketing we can help you come up with creative ideas to help grow your business too.

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