Badges, Buttons & Lanyards

Promo History Lesson: How Elvis' Manager Got His Haters to Buy Merch
November 12, 2018 at 2:55 pm

Gather round, dear readers. It's time for another edition of Promo Marketing's "Great Moments in Promo History," which is totally going to be a thing now. The topic of this second edition of our historical exploration is buttons. Not just any buttons, mind you. It's the story of how Elvis' manager and incredible-name-haver Colonel Tom…

Really Frickin' Fast
October 1, 2018 at 11:48 am

Seriously. We mean really frickin' fast delivery on high quantity import screen print and dye-sublimated lanyards. As the promotional product lanyard leader, we know lanyards. And we know there are times your client needs a ton of lanyards for an event frickin' fast. SnugZ can deliver up to 5,000 high quality screen printed or full…

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…

Vice Is Under Fire for Its Branded Women's March Gear
January 22, 2018 at 12:18 pm

These allegations and investigations point to a problematic culture at Vice, in which female employees feel silenced and mistreated. Though the company is claiming to be taking steps toward changing its culture and image, its use of branded products at Women’s March events is being seen by many as tone-deaf and highly ironic...

This Election Was Full of Merchandise—Where Does It Go Now?
November 11, 2016 at 7:37 pm

After the Chicago Cubs' come-from-behind victory over the Cleveland Indians in the World Series, we looked at the (unfortunate) fate of the merchandise that falsely crowned the Indians champions. Following this year's election (which…

Delta Airlines Introduces Trackable Luggage Tags
August 29, 2016 at 1:54 pm

Most of us know the pains of lost luggage. After a long day of flying, there's nothing worse than leaving the baggage carousel empty-handed. But, according to NBC News, Delta Airlines might be one step closer to solving this problem. The major airline is integrating Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) into some luggage tags in order…

Hillary Clinton Modifies Controversial Campaign Pins
August 3, 2016 at 3:16 pm

The Hillary Clinton campaign team took action to modify four offensive campaign pins, according to The Weekly Standard. Forty-five artists and graphic designers created a collection of pins for Clinton's online store, but the public took offense with Polish artist Agniezka Gasparska's collection of pins. The pins in question all followed the same format and hinted that…

The 9 Best Promotional Products from San Diego Comic-Con 2016
July 27, 2016 at 3:55 pm

With all this 2016 election hullabaloo, we've been focusing a lot of attention on the Democratic and Republican National Conventions' merchandise. And while that's definitely important, there's another convention that pulled out all the stops for its merchandise. San Diego Comic-Con is that wonderful yearly event where fans receive updates on their favorite comic franchises,…

What Merchandise Is Selling at the Republican National Convention?
July 19, 2016 at 6:15 pm

The Republican National Convention (RNC) is underway in Cleveland this week. Here, we've compiled a sampling of popular merchandise showcased on-site. T-shirts and Polos Since T-shirts are always a popular branded product, it's no surprise that they are center stage at the RNC. Most of the branding is straightforward and features the official elephant/guitar RNC 2016…

Promo Marketing Announces 2016 Supplier Excellence Awards
July 18, 2016 at 6:32 pm

Promo Marketing, the Philadelphia-based source of product and marketing information for distributor sales professionals, is pleased to announce the first installment of its 2016 Supplier Excellence Awards. The annual Supplier Excellence Awards give distributors the ability to vote for their favorite suppliers in more than 40 hard goods and apparel categories. After thousands of votes were cast,…