Paper, Packaging & Printing

This Packaging Design Uses Fast Food Tricks to Make You Want Vegetables
January 22, 2021 at 10:32 am

Getting kids to eat their vegetables is an age-old challenge for adults. Heck, sometimes convincing ourselves to eat our greens can take work. That’s a problem one food producer is trying to tackle through branding and design. By tricking the customer’s brain into thinking a package of spinach is fast food, it might just be enough to accept or, dare we say, crave vegetables...

A Michigan Dispensary Is Giving Branded Joints to Anyone Who Gets COVID Vaccine
January 19, 2021 at 11:50 am

A Michigan dispensary is taking cannabis-related promos to new levels by giving free cannabis to anyone who gets their COVID-19 vaccine. Any Michigan resident who brings proof of vaccination to Greenhouse of Walled Lake in Walled Lake, Mich., will receive a pre-rolled joint in “Pots for Shots” packaging...

5 Packaging Trends You Should Leverage in 2021
December 7, 2020 at 11:39 am

Let’s be real, this year has been one full of unpredictable events and unique challenges. Many markets and industries have had to fight harder than they ever have, while others were able to swing a massive growth in product sales and leads. If we’ve gained any takeaways from these highs and lows, it’s that we…

Our 5 Favorite Promotional Products of the Week: 'Milk Pong' Tables, Coffee Mugs and More
November 18, 2020 at 11:22 am

We're in that weird limbo now where no one quite knows what holiday to decorate for. Halloween decorations seem out of place, and jack-o-lanterns have rotted. It's still just a little early to go full-on with the December holidays, but some people are doing it anyway. And Thanksgiving doesn't quite have the decoration-ready nature of…

New Jersey Just Became a Potential Promo Sales Hot Spot This Week
November 5, 2020 at 11:24 am

There have been two major legislative decisions this week in Jersey, both of which have potential repercussions for the promo industry. Yesterday, Gov. Phil Murphy signed into law a ban on single-use plastic bags, paper bags, plastic straws and other plastic packaging. And the state voted on Tuesday to legalize recreational cannabis in the state...

Over It? Revisiting the Promo Industry's Overruns Debate
November 4, 2020 at 9:08 am

Overruns have long been a standard part of doing business in the promo industry, but not everyone is on board. We talked to distributors and suppliers to learn the reasons behind overruns, identify strategies for dealing with them and attempt to settle a surprisingly philosophical question they pose. Plus, we ask if the economic fallout from the pandemic rekindled the debate...