Brendan Menapace

Brendan Menapace

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

Financial Institutions Are Using Branded Welcome Kits for Virtual Interns

The world needs to keep spinning, and college kids are still expected to get the necessary work experience internships provide, even if they don’t show up in an office. So, to make them feel welcome and keep things as close to normal as possible, big-name companies are giving their interns some pretty cool welcome gifts and gift bags...

Meet Fas-T Mask: A Little Plastic Device Turns Your T-shirt Into a Face Mask

Forget your mask? One guy thinks he’s invented a product that quickly solves that problem. Using a 3-D printer, Kurt Schramm designed a plastic device that people can attach to their T-shirts, using the fabric to create a face covering that’s much more elegant than just pulling your face into your shirt like a turtle...

Music Site Stereogum is Using Old Event Swag to Raise Funds

Stereogum, a popular music site that started in the early 2000s, has been working hard to stay afloat by launching a crowdfunding campaign. Part of it is an album of covers of ‘00s music from artists like The National, Death Cab for Cutie and Mac DeMarco. But, aside from the album, Stereogum is relying on past promotional merchandise to sweeten the deal...

Success Stories From Fast-Growing Promo Distributors and Ideas for Right Now

For companies that grew revenue in 2019, the plan entering 2020 was to keep that momentum rolling. For many businesses, those goalposts have likely moved, with sales slow in most product categories outside of PPE. But it doesn’t mean that businesses can't learn some valuable lessons and prepare for future growth...

Busch Light Goes 'Willy Wonka' With Golden Can Promotional Puzzle

If you buy Busch Light's 520 piece puzzle, which culminates in a picture of the “Busch Guy” in a lovely outdoor locale, you could win a $5,000 vacation “to the Great Outdoors.” Even if you don’t win, $5 from every puzzle purchase goes to the National Forests foundation. But there's a (fun) catch!...

This Apparel Brand's Self-Cleaning Face Masks Already Hit the Market

Last week, we reported that a team of scientists at a university in Israel created a mask that uses a USB phone charger to clean itself with heat. That hasn’t hit the market just yet, but apparel brand (multee)project is already shipping out a new face mask that is made from self-cleaning material...

New 'The Office'-Themed Subscription Box Comes Filled With Branded Merch Staples

Fans of “The Office” are devoted. It’s constantly one of the top-trending shows on Netflix, despite being off the air for about seven years at this point. Netflix even gave fans a huge heads-up that it would eventually remove the show from its streaming platform in favor of “Seinfeld.” For fans who aren’t ready to…