Housewares

Are Immersive Travel Experiences the Future of Branding?
April 26, 2022 at 10:53 am

It seems that the new way to put your brand in front of people is to literally house them, putting people in the middle of an advertisement. We've seen it with Taco Bell's hotel, the Moe's Miami hotel room and the Barbie RV, among others. Now, even more branded hotel experiences are popping up across the world...

9 USA-Made Promotional Products for Spring and Summer
April 13, 2022 at 1:26 pm

With all the supply chain issues suppliers, distributors and end-buyers are dealing with, sourcing domestically can alleviate some of the pressure. There's less worry about factories shutting down or ships waiting outside of ports for days at a time (let alone the time it takes to unload them). Here are nine USA-made promotional products to get you started...

Netflix's Latest Immersive Merchandise Experience: Bridgerton at Bloomingdale's
April 12, 2022 at 10:31 am

Netflix has made sure its content extends far beyond the confines of your TV or computer screen, and its latest effort is a line of apparel and merchandise inspired by "Bridgerton," the popular period drama created by Shonda Rhimes. The collection is available at Bloomingdales, where fans can shop and sip Earl Grey at a tea bar...

Moe's Southwest Grill Created a Fully Branded Hotel Suite in Miami
April 6, 2022 at 9:58 am

Moe's Southwest Grill created a fully branded hotel in Miami, where customers can celebrate a new menu item while they eat, sleep and breathe the Moe's brand across four weekends in May. All of the amenities are branded in the Moe's style in some way or another, whether explicitly with logos or just playing into the color scheme...

London Van Gogh Exhibit Criticized for 'Insensitive' Merchandise
February 16, 2022 at 11:46 am

A Van Gogh exhibit in London has received criticism over souvenirs that some feel are insensitive. The Courtauld Gallery's merchandise offering includes an ear-shaped eraser, a bar of soap whose description says "for the tortured artist who enjoys fluffy bubbles," and an "emotional first aid kit for 20 key psychological situations"...

Seller Turns Misprinted Queen Elizabeth 'Platinum Jubbly' Merchandise Into Opportunity
February 8, 2022 at 10:45 am

The U.K. is celebrating 70 years of Queen Elizabeth II's reign this year, otherwise known as the Platinum Jubilee. Or, if you bought some commemorative plates or drinkware, the "Platinum Jubbly." Instead of throwing all of the misprinted merchandise away, Karl Baxter, who runs a clearance website, is selling the more than 10,000 misprinted pieces as limited-edition souvenirs...

CoasterStone Announces Acquisition of Buttons Galore
January 4, 2022 at 10:02 am

CoasterStone, a division of DSH Indiana Inc., announced the acquisition of Buttons Galore. Buttons Galore started in 1980 and continues to be a premier promotional products supplier of pinback buttons made in the U.S. Buttons Galore president Joe Batic will join CoasterStone as vice president of sales for the Buttons Galore brand...

Bud Light's Co-Branded Candle Smells Like the Full Tailgating Experience
November 29, 2021 at 12:01 pm

Bud Light and Homesick released a candle that smells like the full tailgating experience, with scents ranging from jerseys, charcoal and bleachers to the "ol' pigskin" and dried face paint. It comes in specially designed co-branded packaging depicting some of the scents advertised on the candle, as well as both the Bud Light and Homesick logos...