Sarah Semple

Sarah Semple

Sarah Semple is the Associate Content Editor for Promo Marketing.

12 Fourth-Quarter Promo Product Ideas (and Two Things to Know About This Q4)

With the fourth quarter upon us, we assembled this quick selling guide of what you should know about Q4. Below, you’ll find some tips and advice on trends and expectations for this year, along with a hand-picked collection of products for Q4’s in-demand categories. We hope it points you in the right direction for some year-end sales...

Starbucks Has a New Line of Back to School Inspired Merch (With Some Great Designs)

Back to school season is here! While it may look a lot different this school year with classes being held virtually, in-person or a mix of both, students and teachers will still be purchasing some of the usual back to school essentials. To add to the mix, Starbucks just released a line of cups and merch inspired by school supplies...

Discovery Is Going All Out on Branded Merch for Shark Week

It’s almost August, which means one thing: Shark Week! There are 11 days—and a few hours—until the kickoff, but who’s counting? (Hint: definitely us.) Discovery is also hosting a giveaway where eight winners will receive some wicked Shark Week branded merch, including a Yeti cooler and an outdoor wagon...

More Major Athletic Brands Are Creating Exercise-Friendly Face Masks for Athletes 

Last month, we covered Under Armour's face mask designed for athletes that sold out of its first run in an hour. Now, it looks as though Under Armour might have some competition, as other major athletic brands are following suit. Reebok and Adidas both launched masks for athletes, and fashion retailer Uniqlo sold out of an activewear mask...

This Snack Company Will Pay You in Merch to Taste-Test Their Cheese

Whisps Cheese Crisps, a snack company, is looking for a “cheese executive officer.” Specifically, someone that will taste-test cheese, help develop new flavors for the company and more. And, that’s not all. The new cheese executive officer will also receive up to $5,000 in cash, some merch, and a few other perks...

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...