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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,…

Preview: Check out the DNC, RNC Merchandise
June 17, 2016 at 3:40 pm

With merchandisers for the Democratic National Convention (DNC) and Republican National Convention (RNC) officially selected, voters finally are able to snag a sneak peek at some of the convention merchandise. The DNC selected Philadelphia-based distributor Impact Dimensions as the official merchandiser for the DNC three months ago, while the RNC selected Ohio-based distributor ASW Global last week.…

The Republican National Convention Selects Official Merchandiser
June 9, 2016 at 2:58 pm

While the merchandise provider for the Democratic National Convention was chosen months ago, the Cleveland 2016 Host Committee selected its official merchandise provider for the Republican National Convention yesterday. According to Crain's Cleveland Business, Mogadore, Ohio-based ASW Global was chosen as…

Does Anti-Hillary Merchandise Sell Better than Anti-Trump Merchandise?
June 8, 2016 at 6:26 pm

While Hillary Clinton won the Democratic nomination this week, it seems anti-Hillary Clinton merchandise is another winner, according to Time. Etsy seller Amy Doughty sells $3 buttons that poke fun at Clinton and the Monica Lewinsky scandal.The meaner…