Slippers and Socks

5 Essentials for Getting Back to a ‘New Normal’
July 20, 2020 at 1:38 pm

Raise your hand if you're tired of hearing the terms "PPE" and "COVID." Did you hear that? That was the collective sound of the entire promo industry raising their hands at the same time. All jokes aside, masks and other PPE gear will very likely be here to stay for a long time. The question…

Promotional Socks: Features, Customization Options and Sales Ideas
July 8, 2020 at 10:37 am

You’re probably well aware that socks and footwear are important. You’re probably even wearing socks right now. But what you might not know are some of the many capabilities that companies have to make socks more interesting or functional than just covering your feet...

Microsoft Is Sending Out a Pretty Sweet Promo Box for Virtual Conference Attendees
May 14, 2020 at 1:24 pm

While the organizers of many events are pushing for later dates due to the COVID-19 pandemic, other officials have elected to transform events into digital experiences. Microsoft is going the virtual route for its Build conference, and sent early registrants for the May 19-20 discussion a sweet promo box teeming with promotional products...

Dr. Fauci Becomes an Unlikely Branded Merchandise Star
April 2, 2020 at 12:10 pm

Dr. Anthony Fauci has become a strangely polarizing figure as the nation has begun its battle to combat COVID-19. Opposition to his input has led to increased security for the 79-year-old, while many other Americans have come to see him as the trusted face of the pandemic response. That, of course, has bred a cottage industry of Dr. Fauci merch...

Our Fave 5 Promotional Products of the Week: Pancake Socks, Philly x Whole Foods and More
February 26, 2020 at 12:47 pm

There's never a dull week in the world of promotional products. Over the last few days, we again realized the potential of micro-moments to make for branded gold thanks to an emergency backup goalie's turn with the NHL's Carolina Hurricanes, and saw some pretty great Philly-centric merch at our local Whole Foods. Plus three more cool finds!...

Planters Follows Up Super Bowl Ad With Baby Nut Merch Store
February 4, 2020 at 1:00 pm

Thanks to its Super Bowl ad, Planters—which had supposedly consigned Mr. Peanut to that great big mascot resting place in the sky—has given the character a shot at redemption in miniature form, and the ensuing Baby Nut merch aims to be the awwwwwww-inducing promotional products line of the year.

$50 Socks? Fans Were Not Happy About Kanye West’s Coachella Merch Prices
April 23, 2019 at 1:47 pm

While Easter Sunday compelled believers to feel holy and anointed, many attendees at the church service offered by Kanye West ended up wholly disappointed. Through the gathering, held in conjunction with the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival, fans had the opportunity to purchase Kanye's "Sunday Service" merch. And while the communal nature of the…

Marc Jacobs Says He Didn’t Steal Nirvana Logo for T-shirt, Claims He Invented Grunge
March 13, 2019 at 1:21 pm

With respect to comedic assertions of prowess, we had long thought that nothing would ever top the account by Dr. Evil, in “Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery,” that his father would revel in making “outrageous claims like he invented the question mark.” That stance changed when we learned that on Friday, Marc Jacobs, already…

Nirvana Is Not Happy About Marc Jacobs 'Borrowing' Its Logo
January 4, 2019 at 1:30 pm

With respect to self-preservation—or the lack thereof—and admission of culpability and defiance, we have always found ourselves drawn to Edgar Allan Poe’s “The Tell-Tale Heart” and the 1995 film “Heat.” A weird pairing, we know, but hear us out. In the former, the protagonist experiences such pangs over his guilt that he admits his crime…

Promotional Socks Are Huge With Nonprofits and Fundraisers
July 18, 2018 at 1:41 pm

Our roles as news conveyors and chroniclers help us geek out on a number of topics, including lauding the longevity that particular products have enjoyed. For those with similar interests in tracing the history of consumer offerings, we suggest combining a penchant for investigating apparel items with an affinity for looking at promotional goods to…