Our Fave 5 Promotional Products of the Week: Barry Sanders x Garth Brooks, Cool Frogs and More
Happy March, everyone! In Philly, we've had a few consecutive days of sunshine and warmer temperatures, so as far as we're concerned it's officially spring! Soon, it'll be time to make things official and set those pesky clocks forward an hour so it stays light until 7 o'clock. Until then, we're soaking up some of these clever, funny and inventive promotional products from all over the world. Enjoy!
1. This Window Cleaning Company's Envelopes
We always love when companies "break the fourth wall" on advertisements, so to speak. These envelopes are not only hilarious, they actually advertise the service and ensure that you remember the company. We wish we would have thought of this.
2. Barry Sanders/Garth Brooks T-shirt
Super Tuesday is tomorrow 🗳️ and there's no debate on the leading ticket in Detroit. #WearTheMoment
— BreakingT (@BreakingT) March 2, 2020
Country music superstar Garth Brooks earned unnecessary flak from fans Feb. 22 when, in conjunction with a show at Detroit's Ford Field, he posted an Instagram image of himself in a jersey honoring Lions legend Barry Sanders. Confusing the running back with presidential candidate Bernie Sanders, many devotees bashed Brooks, with more sensible supporters making them aware of the singer's intended nod to the Hall of Fame player. Sure to enjoy micro-moment distinction and fully aware of the hype surrounding this year's General Election, BreakingT issued a T-shirt that playfully notes that Sanders and Brooks would be a winning ticket if paired as running mates.
3. Kaeru-kun, Mascot of Yo-ho Brewing
Kaeru-kun is a cool frog who appears on various craft beers from Yo-ho Brewing, which are available in Lawson Convenience Stores in Japan. pic.twitter.com/7zn6umBWRP
— Mondo Mascots (@mondomascots) March 3, 2020
Kaeru-kun is a "cool frog" who graces the labels of a Japanese brewing company. We are here to confirm that he is, in fact, cool, and we would love to try some of the beers he advertises. One is called "Easy Hop." That's just poetic. (Get it? Cause he's a frog.)
4. Washington Capitals' Tom Wilson 'Cast Away' Bobblehead
Capitals announce Tom Wilson 'Cast Away' bobblehead for March 24 giveaway https://t.co/0HULIoAku6
— RMNB (@russianmachine) March 2, 2020
It's hard to believe that the Tom Hanks film "Cast Away" turns 20 this year, but it's not difficult to accept that someone would look to earn bobblehead glory through the "character" (if you will) Wilson. The Washington Capitals are using the volleyball as inspiration for a March 24 promotion honoring right winger Tom Wilson, who, finding great use for his last name, made his 2015 Halloween costume a tribute to the movie object.
5. Rochester Red Wings' 'Grim and Depressing' Shirts
BREAKING: Grim & Depressing Tees have been released! #ROC
Available for pre-order NOW!
— Rochester Red Wings (@RocRedWings) March 3, 2020
After New York Post writer Maureen Callahan felt the need to call Rochester "grim and depressing" for some reason in an article about a Wegmans in Brooklyn, the city's Minor League Baseball team is co-opting the insult by selling these T-shirts dedicated to "grim and depressing Rochester" for Maureen Callahan Night. This is a masterclass in "I am rubber, you are glue" marketing.