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Kanye's 2020 Presidential Merchandise Is Expensive, Possibly Plagiarized and a Lesson for Future Candidates
October 13, 2020 at 10:49 am

It’s hard to take Kanye West’s presidential run as seriously as he seems to. He’s not even on the ballot in some states, and this always seemed like more of a branding opportunity than an actual attempt to land in the Oval Office. But, of course, Kanye still dropped official campaign merchandise. And, on brand for Kanye, it’s much more streetwear drop than traditional campaign merch...

Canada Plans National Single-Use Plastic Ban by 2021, Trade Groups Claim USMCA Foul
October 12, 2020 at 12:07 pm

The Canadian government recently unveiled its plan to ban single-use plastics on a national level. The legislation, which includes a ban on single-use grocery checkout bags, straws, stir sticks, six-pack rings, plastic cutlery and food takeout containers from “hard-to-recycle plastics,” is set to go into effect by the end of 2021, Environmental Minister Jonathan Wilkinson said...

Joint Catalog From Two Iowa Promo Suppliers Highlights Industry Favorites
October 1, 2020 at 11:00 am

Tru Art Advertising Calendars and Cedar Crest Manufacturing have announced the release of their paired catalog, “Paper to Pen.” The collection features items from Tru Art’s newly-expanded line of non-dated products and a selection of pens from Cedar Crest’s line carefully curated to complement them. The catalog serves as a convenient one-stop shop for a…

Our 5 Favorite Promotional Products of the Week: 'South Park' Cutouts, Tie Dye Tees and More
September 30, 2020 at 10:38 am

All our Philly teams are bad, so let’s just say we’ve been avoiding all of our usual sports beats on social media. That's given us some extra time and incentive to hunt for fun promotional products across the web and in real life. This week’s haul is a good one, if we may say so ourselves. (We do say so. It’s our magazine.) Check 'em out!...

Our First Full Look at the Apple Mask—a Feat of Modern Brand Experience
September 29, 2020 at 10:15 am

We got our first full look at the Apple mask, a face-covering the company developed specifically for its retail and corporate employees. Like other Apple products, it's meticulously branded and packaged, and has some original design elements that set it apart from competitors. Say what you will about Apple, but it has branding down to a science...

OkCupid's Merch-Heavy #VILF Promo Campaign Wants You to Be the Sexiest Voter You Can Be
September 24, 2020 at 2:11 pm

OkCupid, one of the many dating services available today, is trying to bring some romance to the civic duty of voting in the 2020 election. It's doing that by introducing a full line of merchandise like bags, lawn signs and T-shirts that say “Be a #VILF,” which, of course stands for, “Voter I’d Like to…” well, you know...

There's Plenty of RBG Merch, Including a 'Fill That Seat' Trump T-shirt
September 22, 2020 at 1:14 pm

Just as we do with musicians and movie stars, the world mourned through merchandise with the passing of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. With her high profile in pop culture, it was only natural that fans would flock to buy all things RBG. The Trump Campaign launched a shirt, too...

Popeyes Wants You to Tailgate From Home With a Pretty Great Promo Campaign
September 15, 2020 at 12:09 pm

NFL football is back, baby! It just looks a little different than we’re used to. Sure, you could still go tailgate in the parking lot, but that’s about the extent of it. And, for safety reasons, it’s probably best to do the tailgating at home. At least that’s what Popeyes and Dr. Pepper think you should do with their new co-branded promotional campaign...

Printed Fan Cutouts Are the Hottest Thing in MLB Promos
August 26, 2020 at 2:30 pm

There’s no doubt that baseball fans miss going to the ballpark. They miss it so much that they’re willing to pay for cardboard cutouts of themselves in the stands, just so they can maybe live vicariously through it (or spot it on TV). When the MLB season finally started this summer, the empty stadiums were a little eerie, so teams found a way to put “fans” in seats...