Mind the littlest fans.
For those of you who stopped short on page 62 of Promo Marketing's June issue, you might have asked yourself, "Why is there a picture of a baby in a collegiate wear article?" No, we weren't suggesting you try to find a foothold in the competitive niche market of child prodigies. Surprisingly enough, according to Mindy Anastos of Ball Ground, Georgia-based LAT Sportswear, infant and toddler items are the most popular items the company supplies to colleges and universities. Joe Ebaugh, director of trademark licensing at the University of Maryland in College Park, Md., agreed: "Little infant cheerleader sets, bibs, youth products … if you can envision seeing a logo on it and having it marketable and consumable, we'll take a flyer on it."