Sarah Semple

Sarah Semple

Sarah Semple is the Associate Content Editor for Promo Marketing.

Jared Leto's Rock Band Is Selling a DIY Tie-Dye Merch Kit

We're still seeing a surplus of quarantine trends like DIY home projects, recreations of Disney theme-park dishes, and of course, tie-dye clothing. That last trend has made it to popular retail brands like Anthropologie, Urban Outfitters and even band merch, with Jared Leto's rock band, “Thirty Seconds to Mars,” launching a DIY tie-dye merch kit...

Promotional Hats and Headwear: Product Trends, COVID-19 Impacts and Opportunities

We connected with top experts in the caps and headwear space on styles that are trending, COVID-19 impacts on business, selling challenges and opportunities, and more. Business is slowly beginning to pick up in some areas, but there’s still concern surrounding the pandemic and new regulations as states move toward green phases...

Ad Agency Creates Fake Social Distancing Merch Line, Makes It Real After Huge Social Media Buzz

Back in April, Curiosity, a Cincinnati-based ad agency, decided to create its own fictional social distancing merch line, called the “Social Distance Supply," to have some fun and showcase its design abilities. What the agency didn’t expect was what happened after it released the designs on its social media pages: People actually wanted to purchase the products...

The Awesome Story Behind Pepsi's New Hand-Drawn Logo Branded Merch

Many of us know actor John Krasinski for his role as Jim Halpert in “The Office." If you’ve been keeping up his new YouTube series, “Some Good News (SGN)," you might have noticed that the Pepsi logo featured in one of his recent videos might look very familiar to the one on Pepsi's official new branded merch...

7 Promotional Products for National Nurses Week

National Nurses is a chance to show appreciation for everything nurses do on a daily basis, and it's especially important now as nurses battle the COVID-19 pandemic. While one week isn't enough to show our thanks, here are seven promotional products ideas to suggest to clients for National Nurses week, or just for any sort of health worker appreciation program...

The 2020 Style Guide: Promotional Apparel for Changing Times

In fashion, what was popular a few months ago may no longer be in style, or maybe a new trend has taken over. That’s especially true now, as the world looks a lot different than it did to start the year and changes by the day. But that’s part of what makes promotional apparel so important. It’s inclusive. It’s adaptable. There’s something for everyone and every situation...

7 Promotional Products for Nonprofits and Fundraising

In the spirit of Giving Tuesday Now, we assembled a list of promo products that are perfect for not only future Giving Tuesdays, but also for any nonprofit events, fundraisers and more. For more products and information, check out our website where you can access our free product search...

Essential Worker Merch Is Everywhere

Since the beginning of quarantine, we’ve seen communities share how thankful they are for essential workers fighting against the COVID-19 pandemic. People have been creating homemade signs and leaving them in windows, donating masks or PPE products, or even doing food and beverage donations. And it doesn’t stop there. If you have a family member, friend, neighbor, maybe yourself, or even know anyone that’s an essential worker, here are some great merch and gift ideas from Etsy, Amazon and Redbubble. 

7 Essential 'Stay at Home' Promo Products

Now that we've been quarantined for a few weeks, we've finally adjusted to our new routines. We've also realized how many basic things we don't have that would make the can't-leave-the-house life a little bit easier. Here are seven "stay at home" promotional products we wish we had (or had more of) that your clients might also be able to use...

Crocs Is Donating Thousands of Shoes to Health Care Workers 

It's no secret that Crocs has been making moves with names like Post Malone and other collaborations, like KFC and Peeps. Now, the shoe company is making headlines once again, but for something a bit more serious. Crocs has launched a new program to donate 20,000 pairs of shoes per day to health care professionals...

7 Promo Products for Working Remotely

Starting this month, many of us have transitioned to fully working from home. A whole lot of end-users are doing the same. If you’re looking for inspiration on promo products to suggest to customers for work-from-home kits, here are a couple of ideas...