Health & Wellness

New Jersey Considers Nation’s Strictest Ban on Single-Use Plastics, Other Materials
December 10, 2019 at 1:47 pm

Through a bill in the very early stages of consideration, New Jersey would enact the nation’s strictest ban on single-use plastics. Sources on the proposal note that plastic bags, along with paper bags and Styrofoam, would mostly become relics of commerce in the state, and would align New Jersey with eight other states that hold bans on plastic bags...

FDA Considers Placing Graphic Images on Cigarette Packaging
August 16, 2019 at 1:28 pm

Since visual learners make up approximately 65 percent of our population, compelling images often play great roles in leading consumers to make purchases. If the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has its way, striking visuals will become the antithesis of must-have buys, as the agency is hoping to add dissuasive depictions to cigarette packaging and advertising. https://twitter.com/US_FDA/status/1162018596568088577?s=20…

United Airlines Launched a Superhero-Heavy Promotional Campaign
June 19, 2019 at 12:21 pm

Everyone is going nuts over the Marvel Cinematic Universe right now, especially now that “Avengers: End Game” has concluded the series’ decade-long story arc. But with video games, films about individual characters and more, people are still very much interested in all things Marvel. United Airlines is getting in on the superhero fun by paying…

MTV Movie & TV Awards Gift Bag Was Promo Heaven For Companies and Recipients
June 19, 2019 at 10:19 am

Like the human versions of millennials, the MTV Movie & TV Awards, at 27 years old, are constantly looking to reinvent themselves and stay fresh. While the ceremony has gone through many category alterations, it has also upped its promo game, with this year’s celebration featuring a gift bag that, thanks to Backstage Creations, left…

Study Finds E-Cigarette Promotional Products Can Double Chances of Youth Tobacco Use
May 20, 2019 at 1:26 pm

Since cannabis has become legal in places like Colorado, California and all across Canada, the ongoing debate has been over marketing and advertising. Some cannabis companies have argued that they should be able to advertise their products freely, whether those ads make their way to minors or not, just like alcohol advertisements are ubiquitous across…

Could Maryland Make History as First State to Enact a Styrofoam Ban?
March 25, 2019 at 1:08 pm

Today is already a momentous occasion for one of Promo Marketing’s neighbors to the South, as more than 6 million folks are celebrating Maryland Day, the acknowledgement of the first European settlers’ landing in the then-Providence of Maryland. Come a little more than 15 months from now, though, the population could have even more cause…

The $30,000 Grammys Gift Bag for 2019 Has Some Weird, Wonderful Stuff
February 7, 2019 at 1:29 pm

We are pretty fond of misnomers around here, with Frederic Chopin’s “Minute Waltz,” which takes no fewer than 90 seconds to play, among our favorites. Since the Grammy Awards “gift bag” has come to include items valued at more than $30,000, we are tempted to add it to our misnomers list, as that thing has come to fit enough stuff to give Santa’s sack a run for its money...

The Story Behind Pantone 448 C, 'the World’s Ugliest Color'
November 12, 2018 at 2:16 pm

Back in 2012, the Australian federal government lobbied hard to change the description of Pantone 448 C from “olive green” to “drab dark brown” after the country’s olive association expressed concern that being tied to the color would damage olives’ reputation. That's when it became obvious we had a forerunner for the title of “the…