Joseph Myers

Joseph Myers

Joseph Myers is Associate Content Editor for Promo Marketing and Print+Promo. Reach him at jmyers@napco.com.

The Van Gogh Museum Has an Ambitious New Branded Apparel Line

The Van Gogh Museum and Daily Paper, a 10-year-old Amsterdam-based menswear label, rewarded fans with a 21-piece branded apparel collection that will strive to make the museum “more relevant to adults with a bicultural background.” The designs and rollout are pretty ambitious...

Here’s Some of the Great Valentine’s Day Merch We Saw Today

Valentine’s Day has arrived, and that means that as gifts like flowers and chocolate are making their traditional impressions, companies are considering inventive ways to help the public celebrate love. As such, there's a ton of Valentine's Day merch out there, but we rounded up some of the best examples to bring to you...

Golden State Warriors’ Kobe Bryant Tribute T-shirts Feature Kobe NBA Logo

As the tributes pour in for Kobe Bryant, NBA franchises are also calling on promo goods to acknowledge his influence. The Golden State Warriors were one of those teams, distributing a shirt featuring Kobe's jersey numbers, the number that his daughter Gianna wore, and an NBA logo with Kobe's silhouette...

Nike’s 2020 Olympic Uniforms Will Be Made of Recycled Shoe Parts

With the 2020 Olympics already set to include a nod to sustainability through medals crafted out of recycled cell phones, Nike is upping its commitment to the environment through designing the U.S. Olympic uniforms from treated shoe parts, among other components...

Snoop Dogg and Dunkin’ Collaborate on Limited-Edition Branded Apparel Line

For the Beyond Collection that went live yesterday through the Dunkin’ merch website, seven items are supporting Snoop’s business partnership with the coffee and donut bigwig. The collection provides a range of prices that will help end-users prove the depth of their devotion to the D-O-Double G...

New Era's Latest MLB Caps Feature Funky Logo-Within-a-Logo Designs

With only a few days remaining until pitchers and catchers report to their respective Major League Baseball squads, New Era is gearing up to enhance their style and that of their teammates through batting practice/spring training caps, with the ingenuity coming in the way of combining main and alternative logos into one design...

Promo Industry Staffing Challenges (and How Businesses Are Solving Them)

The promo industry thrives on its people, but good people aren’t always easy to find. Here’s how the industry is dealing with staffing issues ranging from lack of skilled labor and aging out of veterans to filling leadership roles and developing exit strategies...

Planters Follows Up Super Bowl Ad With Baby Nut Merch Store

Thanks to its Super Bowl ad, Planters—which had supposedly consigned Mr. Peanut to that great big mascot resting place in the sky—has given the character a shot at redemption in miniature form, and the ensuing Baby Nut merch aims to be the awwwwwww-inducing promotional products line of the year.

NBCUniversal Gets $15.8M Fine Over Licensed Movie Merch in Europe

Movie merch makes for a very profitable stream of income, but it can also yield some puzzling decisions. Based on findings from the European Union, NBCUniversal executed quite a few baffling moves, leading the EU to fine it $15.8 million for limiting cross-border goods sales to European markets...

Operation Team Player Nets $123 Million in Counterfeit Super Bowl Merch

Operation Team Player announced that U.S. Customs and Border Protection and U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigations nabbed $123 million in bogus merchandise since last year’s Super Bowl matchup between the New England Patriots and the Los Angeles Rams...

San Antonio Spurs to Launch Selena Merch Line Honoring Fallen Singer

Come next week, the San Antonio Spurs might receive a boost to their season through the online presale release of a unisex T-shirt and a tumbler that pay tribute to Tejano music superstar Selena. The items will serve as precursors to a 20-piece merch collection that the NBA team will unveil in April...

Popeyes Launches 'Fashion' Apparel Line Inspired by Its Uniforms (and Maybe Beyonce?)

Whether or not fried chicken is your thing, it’s pretty hard to knock Popeyes for its promotional marketing efforts. The company’s latest venture proves the bigwigs don’t have to wing it to encourage patrons to become even fonder of their products. Owing a nod to employees’ uniforms and likely an athleisure label from Beyonce, Popeyes now has a new apparel line that’s already going strong...

What's Going On With Nike's Kobe Bryant Merch?

Various sources have reported that Nike has pulled items related to Kobe Bryant from its online store in the name of carefully considering his branding and the integrity of the footwear market. But other, more recent sources are reporting that Nike simply sold out of the merchandise...