Awareness

The Best International Women's Day Merch: Our 10 Picks
March 8, 2019 at 12:49 pm

Happy International Women's Day, everyone! To celebrate this special day, many brands are releasing International Women's Day merch that benefits a good cause, and we are fully on board. We've rounded up our 10 favorites that we're adding to our shopping wishlist ASAP. Now if a brand would just push out an International Women's Day…

A University’s Plan to Fight Active Shooters: Branded Hockey Pucks
November 30, 2018 at 12:12 pm

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…

Why This Canadian Tried to Get Himself Arrested Selling Cannabis Branded Merchandise
November 13, 2018 at 12:32 pm

The Prince of Pot, otherwise known as Marc Emery, has proven to be a royal pain for upholders of the Quebec Cannabis Regulation Act, taking to downtown Montreal on Sunday to hawk branded merchandise affiliated with the province’s marijuana culture. The problem—or, rather, the point—is that it's now illegal to sell such goods in Canada...

8-Year-Old Girl’s Anti-Bullying T-shirts Are Your Feel-Good Story of the Day
October 25, 2018 at 1:39 pm

At only 8 years old, Kody Teet already possesses enough maturity and compassion that one could say plenty of adults should line up to hear her message. The Toledo, Ohio resident has become an anti-bullying crusader through her apparel-based take on a popular movie quote, issuing T-shirts that declare “You Can Sit With Us.” The…

The Kroger Co., America's Second Largest Retailer, Will Eliminate Single-Use Plastic Bags
August 30, 2018 at 12:04 pm

The Kroger Co. issued a press release this month announcing its plan to eliminate single-use plastic bags by 2025 as part of its Zero Hunger | Zero Waste pledge. The company said it will transition to reusable bags. Kroger isn’t the only company choosing to go more eco-friendly. We’ve covered large companies like Starbucks and Dunkin’…

Hawaii May Look to Expand Sunscreen Ban
August 22, 2018 at 12:54 pm

Exactly 50 days since Hawaii Governor David Ige’s signing of Act 104 revamped the sale and distribution of sunscreen products in the state, one might think that life in the “Paradise of the Pacific” would be, well, pacific. However, despite the ban on sunscreens that contain oxybenzone and octinoxate, all is not tranquil in the…

Disney Releases New Rainbow Mickey Merch Collection In Time for Pride Celebrations
May 16, 2018 at 12:49 pm

The new Rainbow Mickey collection is a diversified assemblage of merchandise, all centered on an updated, rainbow-colored version of the iconic Mickey Mouse ears logo. This is some stylish merch, no doubt, and we expect to see plenty of folks wearing Rainbow Mickey gear during Pride Week celebrations...

Chile Picking On Packaging In Battle Against Obesity
February 9, 2018 at 2:53 pm

Imagine, as an American consumer well-versed in the guile that companies call on to market their wares, heading to a supermarket to satisfy a serious cereal craving and not, for example, seeing Toucan Sam beckoning patrons to buy Froot Loops or Dig’em Frog compelling them to select Honey Smacks. Would their absence, or that of…

Olympics-Related Promotional Content is a Huge Risk: Here's Why
February 9, 2018 at 2:34 pm

The IOC is very serious about restricting sponsorships, and even though the content might be as simple as a tweet or email blast, even if it says something as simple as “In the lead up to the Olympics, check out all of this great winter apparel”, that content could be in violation of Rule 40 and therefore subject to litigation...