Joseph Myers

Joseph Myers

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

Under Armour Sues Clothing Company Over Knockoff Apparel, Logo

While the major news coming from Under Armour is that Kevin Plank will vacate his CEO role on New Year’s Day, the company is getting even more public attention through a lawsuit against a clothing company. In going after Ageas Inc. for its Hotsuit apparel, Under Armour is claiming that a “copycat logo” and the…

Geiger Announces A Third 2019 European Acquisition

UK Distributor GeigerBTC, a subsidiary of Geiger, Lewiston, Maine, announced it has acquired London-based distributor Shout Promotional Merchandise as part of its continued expansion strategy to support clients in the United Kingdom and across Europe. Shout Promotional Merchandise has been…

Where Is All the ‘Joker’ Movie Merch?

With domestic returns having hit nearly $250 million as of Sunday, “Joker” is proving a colossal success for the action and crime movie genres, but it is doing little to assist the promotional products industry. That is due to a dearth of goods to drive further interest in Joaquin Phoenix’s turn as the DC Comics…

The Country of Jamaica Is Mad at Kanye West Over His New ‘Sunday Service’ Merch

Kanye West headed to Jamaica this weekend for his most recent Sunday Service event in support of his upcoming album, "Jesus Is King." But his decision to include Jamaican government and national symbols in the accompanying merch has met with opposition from inhabitants and the country’s entertainment minister, who demanded that West withdraw the items from his online store...

Why Merch Sales for a North Carolina Fair Spiked 1,200%

Change can prove difficult to accept, but it can also end up being pretty lucrative. Organizers of the Dixie Classic Fair, which is changing its name for next year, learned the latter recently, as the 137th edition of the North Carolina gathering netted a 1,200 percent increase in merch sales over 2018’s tallies, with the pending name change surely the cause...

These Are the Most Visible Brand Logos Online (According to Brandwatch)

Heading to Twitter to inspect which brands’ logos enjoy the most distinction can seem like an artistic version of playing “Where’s Waldo?” The folks at Brandwatch decided to engage in such an investigation to determine the top 50 logos that make the most appearances through the social media platform, analyzing 50 million images to do…

Facebook Runs Into Trademark Issue With Logo for Digital Currency Brand

Brands are always looking to outdo their competitors, but what happens when seeking an edge leaves a company dangling from a cliff? It appears Facebook will soon have an answer to that inquiry, as its planned Calibra cryptocurrency is not only undergoing severe scrutiny but also facing accusations that the concept’s logo is a rip-off…

Atlanta Braves Cancel Foam Tomahawk Giveaway (Likely Permanently) After Criticism

The tomahawk chop has proven a huge part of the Atlanta Braves’ identity since the 1991 season, when the MLB club pulled off the worst-to-first feat and advanced to the World Series. The gesture has attracted many detractors in the ensuing 28 years, but it was a complaint from a visiting player that caused the…

Arby’s Launches Oktoberfest Merch Line Featuring ‘Meaterhosen’

The world is so unabashedly strenuous at times that we all need ample sources of levity to carry us through our days. Arby’s, quite familiar with sating the public not only with its line of sandwiches but also through innovative merch concepts, has again chosen to be a harbinger of happiness through an Oktoberfest merch line that gave us a chuckle over its inclusion of “Meaterhosen"...

The Washington Redskins Are a Mess and We Have the T-shirts to Prove It

The 0-5 record that the Redskins find themselves staring at reminds us that political turmoil is not the only topic on the minds of folks in the Washington, D.C. area. The gridiron gridlock that the three-time Super Bowl champions are experiencing has met with responses from the apparel world, with at least four T-shirts expressing…

Wendy’s Has a Branded Role-Playing Game Now

We have heard for centuries that all is fair in love and war, so perhaps the bigwigs at Wendy’s thought that pair needed to become a trio, with “advertising” as the addition. That could be one explanation for the company’s weekend introduction of Feast of Legends, a Wendy's-branded role-playing game that makes obvious the fast…

Turns Out Impeachment Is Good for the T-shirt Business (On Both Sides)

The concept of impeachment is proving beneficial to the T-shirt business, with both sides of the political aisle getting in on the fervor by launching their own impeachment-related tees. State branches of the GOP are selling one, while Rashida Tlaib, the Democratic rep from Michigan, is selling another...