Brendan Menapace

Brendan Menapace

Brendan Menapace is the digital content editor for Promo Marketing. While writing and editing stories come naturally to him, writing his own bio does not.

Grad Student Patents Vacuum Insulated Pint Glass

Unfortunately, they haven't invented a drink that stays cold on its own yet, so we've had to adapt by creating special drinkware items. There are plenty of items like tumblers and can coolers that keep drinks at the desired temperature, but they're not necessarily the kinds of items you'd want to use at a bar…

American Apparel Returns to the U.K. With a Focus on Body Positivity

American Apparel is back in the U.K. after its tumultuous period of rebranding and acquisition by Gildan Activewear. The reintroduced American Apparel will reportedly focus on body positivity and diversity, according to Vogue. After closing 13 of its stores across the U.K. in 2016, American Apparel will return on April 23, albeit online only. Vogue…

New Study Finds Plastic Debris in 90 Percent of Bottled Water

A new study of more than 250 bottles of water found small pieces of plastic in 90 percent of them, which has caused the World Health Organization to investigate further. Smithsonian Magazine reported that the study, which was conducted by the State University of New York (SUNY) in Fredonia, involved analyzing water bottles from nine…

Shumsky Parent Company Acquires Uniform and Apparel Distributor Impact Plus

Boost Engagement, parent company of Shumsky, Dayton, Ohio, announced today it has acquired uniform and apparel distributor Impact Plus, Charlotte, N.C. "This acquisition comes at an exciting time for our company," Dawn Conway, CEO of Boost Engagement, said in a press release. "After a record year in 2017, we continue to look for opportunities to…

EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt Reportedly Wants Agency's Challenge Coin, Branded Office Items to Feature Less EPA, More Scott Pruitt

Scott Pruitt, administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), wants to redesign the agency's "challenge coin," a commemorative medallion that draws inspiration from military challenge coins. Currently, the EPA's challenge coin includes the agency's logo, but Pruitt apparently wants to ditch that altogether in favor of some more personal imagery. The New York Times reported…

BEL Promo Hires Susan Lewandowski as General Manager

BEL Promo, Medley, Fla., announced that Susan Lewandowski is joining the company as general manager, and will lead the new BEL Promo transformation into 2018 and beyond. Lewandowski spent 23 years with ASI in various roles, including supplier sales manager, special projects manager and tradeshow manager. More recently, she…

Not Everyone Is Happy About the Minnesota Twins' Ballpark-Exclusive Prince Merchandise

After Prince passed away in 2016, there's been no shortage of commemorative merchandise or pride in one's Minnesota heritage. Both typically came with a lot of the color purple. The Minnesota Twins are looking to cash in on both at the start of this year's MLB season by offering exclusive Prince merchandise at Target Field.…

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The Masters Doubles Merch Shop Size, Has 125 Styles of Hats, 64 Registers

The most popular item at the Masters is the green jacket. There's no denying that. But, as only one person can leave Augusta National with it, we have to settle for insane amount of branded merchandise that was available at the new Main Golf Shop, which was built on the spot of the old press…