Our 5 Favorite Promotional Products of the Week: More Kiddie Pools, Return of Dunkaroos and More
Like most Americans these days, we’ve been re-watching “The Office” on Netflix. One of the best real-life office details the creators included was the abundance of promotional products. We’ve been keeping little notes as we watch, and plan to do some in-depth reporting on the things that pop up on the show.
Stay tuned for that! In the meantime, here are some other promotional products we noticed this week that have nothing to do with Dunder Mifflin Paper Company but are still very neat.
1. Dunkaroos Merchandise Line
— Dunkaroos (@Dunkaroos) July 22, 2020
While the Dunkaroos we loved so much in our youth are ostensibly back, they don't quite taste the same. But you can’t really beat that branding and color scheme. It looks great on an allover print shirt. Also, who do we need to get in touch with to get the Dunkaroos skateboard? We’ll film a full demo video with it.
2. Ciele Hat Insert
Brendan recently bought this hat from Montreal-based Ciele. Breathable and washable, it seems like the perfect hat for the beach and outdoor runs in Philly humidity. When you open the box, there's a nice little message printed on the foam insert to ensure the hat keeps its shape during shipping. It’s a small detail, but it does a lot to boost brand identity. Merci to you, Ciele.
3. Natty Light Seltzer Pool
— Natural Fright (@naturallight) July 17, 2020
Brendan had one of these Natty Light Seltzers on the golf course this past weekend and says it was … not the worst. After 18 holes in 98 degree heat, he would’ve preferred this little pool, though. Hopefully, Brendan's friend who gave him the seltzer at least had the presence of mind to enter this sweepstakes to win the pool.
4. ‘Paper Mario’ Merchandise
— Nintendo Wire (@NinWire) July 17, 2020
Now that we have a Nintendo Switch, we've been looking forward to playing ‘Paper Mario: The Origami King’ now that it’s out. (Loved the N64 version.) We assumed Nintendo would get creative with promo items, since the very nature of the character design lends itself nicely to paper products. Sure enough, we were right.
5. Phang’s Face Mask
Putting a big W in Watch Party!
Wonder if there was a watch party at Yankee Stadium… pic.twitter.com/WEBbg4MYwX
— Phang (@PhilaUnionPhang) July 9, 2020
Phang, the snake who has arms and legs, is the mascot for the Philadelphia Union MLS team. While the players are down in Florida for the MLS tournament, Phang is keeping it safe while wearing a mascot-sized face mask. Even biological abominations need to be safe.