Joseph Myers

Joseph Myers

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

Why a Fashion Retailer Is Delivering Custom-Printed Tees and Totes in Pizza Boxes

Thanks to DKNY, pizza boxes will prove an advocate for apparel, as the fashion house will be delivering custom tees and totes in branded boxes through Dec. 21 as a nod to its eponymous 100% DKNY campaign. Consumers can customize the items online, and proceeds will go to Ronald McDonald House New York...

Disney Really Doesn't Want People Reselling Its Theme Parks Merchandise

Given that Disney consistently ranks among the world’s most reputable companies, nobody should have expected that it would let admirers of its goods continue to defy regulations. Hoping to preserve the integrity of its merchandise, the company has intensified the revocation of annual passes held by personal shoppers, those individuals who profit off the sales of theme park-purchased items...

'I Like Big Bons': Cinnabon Promotional Merch Showcases Creative Branding

It seems that food-centric businesses are not going to stop until each one has contributed to the explosion of customized apparel and other promotional merch, which quite obviously is good news for the promo industry. And we are glad to report that Cinnabon has joined the mix, as the 33-year-old Georgia company launched a merch store that features 12 different items and showcases some creative branding...

Proposed Prop 65 Changes Aim to Make Warning Rules a Bit Clearer

When provisions to the Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act of 1986—also known as Prop 65—went into full effect August 30, it was likely easy for many individuals to predict that the California legislation would not win unanimous esteem. Barely three months into its implementation, folks who engaged in such foresight could engage in…

Fanatics Signs Deal to Create Merch, Run Online Stores for Major Esports League

Set to launch its second season on Valentine’s Day, Overwatch League, the competitive esports organization centered on Blizzard Entertainment's mega-popular video game, will further its reach not only through an increased set of teams but also via a merchandise partnership with Fanatics Inc. Fanatics will produce branded gear and run online stores for the league...

Old Navy Reminds Us of Perils of Using Maps in T-shirt Decoration

Promo Marketing is proud to call Philadelphia home, meaning we have long-established knowledge of living in a city with many identifiable neighborhoods. We have yet to see a garment that botches our beloved areas via map depictions, or we might become apoplectic, such is our love for said sections. We cannot say the same for…

A University’s Plan to Fight Active Shooters: Branded Hockey Pucks

No matter the struggles of our beloved Philadelphia Flyers, the Promo Marketing crew will always melt over all things hockey. That compulsion combined with our enthusiasm for promotional products in an interesting way yesterday, as we learned that Oakland University, as what officials have dubbed a “last resort” against a possible active shooter situation, is…

Chili’s Debuts One-Day Merch Collection for Cyber Monday, Sells Out

We should have seen this one coming. Only six days after wondering (while writing about Dunkin’s faux branded apparel) which eateries would follow the likes of Arby’s, KFC, Wendy’s and others, we should have known that Chili’s, our favorite Tex-Mex chain (sorry to sadden you, Taco Bell) would next join the world of branded goods.…

Kid Rock Avoids Legal Trouble Over Merch-Centric 'Senate' Campaign

Kid Rock has found himself in the public eye for two decades (as if we needed another reminder about how much older we are all growing), forging a career that has been high on hits and controversies. Meshing his penchants for issuing well-received music and ruffling feathers, the chart-topping artist and Michigan native last year…

Cincinnati Reds Win Legal Battle Over Promo Items Tax: Analysis

Wins proved hard to come by for the Cincinnati Reds this past season, as their 67-95 record marked their sixth-straight losing campaign and landed them in the National League Central Division’s basement. Despite that futility, they had cause to celebrate on Thanksgiving Day, as only a few hours prior to the holiday, the Ohio Supreme…

USPS Gets Approval for 10% Stamps Price Increase, Largest Since 1991

A visit to the Twitter account of the U.S. Parcel Service (USPS) reveals that the agency will be delivering nearly “16 billion pieces of cheer this season,” an impressive haul that will certainly include a few petitions to good old Saint Nick. Those letters will be enjoying their last hurrahs as 50 cent wayfarers to…

Dunkin’ Has a Line of Ridiculous (Fake) Branded Apparel to Promote Its New Drinks

The recent news cycle has not left us short on laughs, with this story in particular being a neck-tacular example of the power of viral items. Dunkin’ (née Donuts) is looking to draw a few additional chuckles from the masses as they expand their enjoyment of “the most wonderful time of the year.” In conjunction…