Joseph Myers

Joseph Myers

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

Check Out These Promotional Shoes Apple Gave Employees in the 1990s

As everyone contends with the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, we're pretty sure that not many people are throwing around the term “disposable income” too often. However, someone appears to have an abundance of bucks, as an individual bid $9,687 for a pair of promotional shoes that Apple distributed to employees three decades ago...

Brands Switch Up Their Logos to Promote Social Distancing

While medical professionals and political figures will remain the ones who will dominate the discussions around the COVID-19 response, brands are also engaging the public to act responsibly. Several major companies, including McDonald's and Coca-Cola, are making temporary adjustments to their logos to promote social distancing measures...

Facebook to Offer $100M in Cash Grants for Small Businesses Impacted by Coronavirus

With most of the promotional products industry made up of small businesses, the uncertainty surrounding the spread and containment of COVID-19 has instituted a new, and certainly challenging, existence. Facebook is looking to offer some relief through $100 million in grants aimed at assisting small businesses in more than 30 countries...

Remembering Herb Goldsmith, Creator of the Members Only Jacket

Apparel companies enjoy the opportunity to help wearers stand out through innovative designs, but along with presenting distinctive items, Herb Goldsmith complemented his creations by christening them with a brand name that abounded in confidence: Members Only. Over the weekend, the world learned that the innovator died Feb. 22...

Wrestling Stars Release T-shirts to Benefit COVID-19 Relief Efforts

Given the times, it's comforting to learn of any efforts to help out. All Elite Wrestling performers Cody Rhodes and Chris Jericho are doing their part by issuing T-shirts whose proceeds will assist the United Way’s COVID-19 Family Support Fund and the World Health Organization’s COVID-19 Response Fund...

Fans Have Fun With WWE Undertaker T-shirt Typo

With minimal action to enjoy as the coronavirus outbreak sidelines sporting events, wrestling fans will undoubtedly grow restless the longer the pandemic lasts. But WWE devotees are trying to have a bit of fun during these unsettling times, with many ribbing an Undertaker shirt that contains a humorous typo...

Autism Awareness Shoe Collection From Vans Features Sensory-Friendly Elements

Who, after this week’s news cycle, doesn't need a feel-good story? On Wednesday, exactly three weeks away from the start of Autism Awareness Month, Vans announced plans for a shoe collection geared particularly to meet the feet of those with autism spectrum disorder. The collection includes some great design features worth noting...

Logo Design Trends for 2020 (According to Tech.co)

There are plenty of companies that are looking to appeal to consumers with not only their goods, but also their logos. Tech.co devoted an examination to logo design trends for 2020, and we found ourselves drawn to the resulting takeaways, but especially the throwback logos and so-called "logo-less" logo designs...

Drake’s Toronto Raptors Branded Merch Keeps Selling Out

Proud to show off his connection to Toronto, Drake has been a boon to his birth city’s Raptors, who, owing to his stardom and their status as the reigning NBA champions, keep selling out of co-branded items from October's Very Own, Drake's company...

Cleveland Cavaliers Postpone Bobblehead Giveaway as Coronavirus Delays Delivery

The Cleveland Cavaliers hoped to honor Richard Jefferson and Channing Frye, two members of their 2016 NBA championship-winning club, through a combination bobblehead giveaway on March 30. That promotion will have to wait, though, as the team announced it was postponing the giveaway due to manufacturing and shipping delays related to coronavirus...

Korn Online Merch Store Sells Out of Branded Surgical Masks Amid Coronavirus Fears

As the coronavirus spreads and continues to dominate global headlines, a cottage industry has sprung up centered around some, well, distasteful goods. The nu metal band Korn isn't quite in that same category, as it had been selling branded surgical masks in its web store prior to the coronavirus outbreak. But it was only recently that the masks sold out entirely...

Coronavirus-Themed Decorated Apparel and Custom Merch Removed From Etsy

Etsy might not appear to be too keen on suppressing brand hijacking, but the e-commerce website proved Wednesday that its moral backbone is not completely crooked. With the advance of the coronavirus having become a global concern, the site removed hundreds of items that...