Promo Products

Sony Lands Beatles Merch Rights as It Looks to Ramp Up Its Merchandising Division
December 6, 2019 at 12:31 pm

Though we would never say that their breakup in 1970 means we have to “settle” for their massively impressive catalog, we do wish The Beatles could still give us some new tunes. We don't have to carry the weight of disappointment in all respects, though, as Sony Music Entertainment will serve as the exclusive North American provider of the band’s memorabilia...

Pantone Announces Color of the Year, Multi-Sensory Component
December 6, 2019 at 10:30 am

Pantone announced its Color of the Year for 2020, and is doing things a little differently this year. Before we get too deep into that, we can reveal that the official hue is Pantone 19-4502, Classic Blue. “We are living in…

Raining Rose Expands Executive Team, Prepares for Future Growth
December 6, 2019 at 10:19 am

Raining Rose, Cedar Rapids, Iowa, announced changes to its executive leadership team today. The moves come as the company prepares to position its leadership team for future growth and expansion. Ian Flynn, who previously served as director of engineering, will take a new position as vice president of technical…

Blockbuster Video to Live On (at Least for 10 Days) Through New York Pop-Up Merch Store
December 5, 2019 at 12:39 pm

We'll always hold a special place in our hearts for Blockbuster Video. Having experienced a rapid lack of support as the 21st century commenced—due to a host of factors, including video-on-demand services—the all-but-defunct video rental store is going to be receiving a sequel, so to speak, through a Soho-situated pop-up store set to open tomorrow...

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…

Orbus Exhibit & Display Group Announces Session Dates for Orbus University 2020
December 5, 2019 at 9:42 am

Orbus Exhibit & Display Group, Woodridge, Ill., announced two 2020 sessions for its one-of-a-kind dealer training program, Orbus University: May 14 and 15, and Dec. 10 and 11. Orbus University is held at Orbus' Woodridge headquarters. The combined classroom and hands-on learning style provides unmatched insights into Orbus' service offerings and expansive range of display…

Storm Creek Integrates With PromoStandards
December 4, 2019 at 2:19 pm

Storm Creek, Hastings, Minn., announced that it has fully integrated with PromoStandards to deliver seamless real-time product information to distributor customers. PromoStandards is an organization that collaborates with promotional products industry participants to create open guidelines that enable industry members to improve customer experience, reduce transactional friction and effectively execute their digital strategy. Storm Creek's…

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..

Jawnaments Is Making Perfectly Philly Christmas Ornaments Out of Beloved Local Brands, Icons
December 4, 2019 at 2:07 pm

Living in Philadelphia will never result in a flawless existence, but we must say that Promo Marketing’s home city is a pretty impressive place to call home. One enthusiastic resident is banking on that history and a treasured Philly slang term to give us Jawnaments, and we now have no doubt that Philadelphians’ Christmas trees are going to be the best in the world this year. You have a problem with that?...

Marc Jacobs Is Really Committing to This Nirvana T-shirt Design Lawsuit Defense
December 4, 2019 at 12:56 pm

After Marc Jacobs was accused of stealing the Nirvana smiley face design, the designer doubled down on his denial by claiming that he also invented grunge fashion. Sure. Jacobs is going even further now by countersuing Nirvana, claiming that the band's complaint is "invalid and unenforceable"...