Fan Apparel

There's a Secret Employee Gift Shop in the CIA's Basement and You'll Never See It
December 5, 2019 at 10:40 am

If we told you about a secret CIA gift shop, hidden behind an unmarked door in its Langley, Va., headquarters, you'd think we were spouting really weird conspiracy theories. We're not. There is actually a CIA gift shop. But you can't just stroll in and buy top secret barbecue sauce. The Washington Post got an…

McDonald's Is Launching a Full-Time Branded Merchandise Store (Even Though It Poked Fun at Others)
December 4, 2019 at 2:12 pm

After years of dabbling in branded merch, McDonald's is finally launching a full-time online branded merchandise store called Golden Arches Unlimited, complete with T-shirts, sweatshirts, hats, socks, smartphone accessories, umbrellas, tote bags and more. A lot of the items look like things people would've received during the McDelivery Day promotions the company held the last two years..

It Looks Like Disney Rushed the Baby Yoda Merchandise
December 3, 2019 at 11:28 am

Baby Yoda is still dominating the corners of the internet that appreciate cuteness. It's stolen the show on Disney+ streaming series "The Mandalorian," and has even infiltrated the meme world, which is the one of the biggest indicators of prolonged success in the 21st Century. Another big indicator is merchandise. While the show's creator Jon Favreau…

Baby Yoda Merch Is Going to Rule 'Star Wars' Marketing (But Not Right Away)
November 21, 2019 at 11:16 am

Anyone who has seen "The Mandalorian" on Disney+ is talking about Baby Yoda. It's this series' surefire merchandise vehicle. Disney hasn't released any Baby Yoda merch yet, so as not to spoil the character's reveal. But you can bet that, come 2020, it'll be everywhere...

Six Things Breweries Look for in Promotional Products
November 14, 2019 at 1:20 pm

The beer business is one of the most noticeably growing industries in the U.S. right now. Just about every town has or is getting at least one micro-brewery, and some restaurants are even rebranding themselves as restaurants/breweries. Maybe it has something to do with the fact that younger buyers like spending their money on smaller…

Louis Vuitton Joins the E-Sports Hype for Tournament Championship Gear
November 13, 2019 at 1:45 pm

We've been harping on the fact that e-sports are becoming more and more legitimate all over the world, and therefore more and more worthy of your attention as a promotional products distributor. A good indicator of that legitimacy is the presence of brands with strong reputations. In that regard, there aren't many bigger than Louis…

Promo History Lesson: A Look Back at the Most Important Moments in Music Merchandise
November 13, 2019 at 1:23 pm

Were you planning on a history lesson today? Doesn't matter. You're getting one. It's time for another iteration of our irregular Promo History Lesson series! We're piggybacking off some stellar work that High Snobiety did by laying out an exhaustive timeline of important music merchandise over the years. The whole thing is a great read,…