Let's Review Every Single Piece of McDelivery Day McDonald's Swag
July 20, 2018 at 11:12 am

We've seen fast food brands going all-in on promotional products the last few years, but few have gone quite as big as McDonald's did for McDelivery Day. The event, held yesterday, saw the burger giant dispatch tons of branded merchandise via UberEats delivery—a high-profile, promo-centric campaign that, at least going by social media reactions, was…

Don't Get Fleeced: Selling Promotional Fleece and Fall Apparel
July 19, 2018 at 1:52 pm

While many people love summer for the reason that it allows them to wear light, freeing apparel such as T-shirts, tank tops and swimsuits, it’s no secret that the best season for style is fall. Seriously, what’s better than putting on a comfy fleece and a pair of sweatpants to go for a nice walk…

Promotional Socks Are Huge With Nonprofits and Fundraisers
July 18, 2018 at 1:41 pm

Our roles as news conveyors and chroniclers help us geek out on a number of topics, including lauding the longevity that particular products have enjoyed. For those with similar interests in tracing the history of consumer offerings, we suggest combining a penchant for investigating apparel items with an affinity for looking at promotional goods to…

TSC Apparel Names Dave Klotter as New CEO
July 18, 2018 at 1:28 pm

TSC Apparel, Cincinnati, announced the appointment of Dave Klotter as its new CEO. Klotter comes to TSC Apparel from Marianna Industries, where he served as CEO and board member. Before that, he was a senior executive with KIK Custom Products, as well as various executive and sales leadership positions throughout his 25-year career. "I am…

Feminist Apparel CEO Fires Staff After Allegations of Sexual Misconduct
July 18, 2018 at 1:07 pm

There's already been a few hurdles in the world of feminist apparel. Now, a Philadelphia-based company is at the center of a scandal that proves that just because a company says it supports the #MeToo movement, doesn't mean it's true. According to Refinery29, a clothing company called Feminist Apparel has been selling T-shirts with catchy…

Teespring Has a Stolen Designs Problem
July 18, 2018 at 12:30 pm

Teespring has faced its share of criticism, after selling insensitive shirts and sparking outrage. Now, according to The Daily Dot, Teespring has a huge problem that could threaten the company's future: design theft.

Bleacher Report's New E-commerce Collection Is a Masterclass in Branded Merchandise
July 18, 2018 at 12:27 pm

In the weekend before the 2018 FIFA World Cup Final, Bleacher Report launched a capsule collection of soccer jerseys—Hip Hop x World Cup—designed in collaboration with rappers including Black Thought, Vince Staples, 21 Savage, Vic Mensa and Smokepurpp. The jerseys, which were created to reference the local roots of each artist, were priced at $80 a piece, and sold out in a mere three days...

Custom Ink Opens Seven New Physical Stores, Offers Same-Day Capabilities
July 17, 2018 at 1:47 pm

Custom Ink, one of the primary competitors to traditional promotional products businesses, has taken another step in its expansion plans and opened seven more brick-and-mortar locations in its native Virginia. Six of the stores are located within Michaels' stores. One of the locations is a standalone store, with another planned standalone store opening in Alexandria,…

Wearable Tech Has a Future in the Cruise and Travel Categories
July 16, 2018 at 1:47 pm

Wearable technology is becoming more prevalent in much more than just the health and wellness sector. It's being used by entertainment companies and sports teams to create coordinated design elements in stadiums and during concerts. It's being used in apparel to let you know when your Uber driver is coming. It's being used to pay…