Slippers and Socks

McDonald's Is Back With Another Celebrity Meal/Merch Tie-In, and It's Expensive as Heck
October 16, 2020 at 10:26 am

After we all got done telling them Cactus Jack sent us for the Travis Scott meal (and subsequent insane merchandise drop), McDonald’s teamed up with J Balvin for another branded meal and merchandise tie-in. And it’s not like this was an item or two. There’s an entire merchandise shop that includes, like, a zillion items...

Special K Is Helping You Remember What Day It Is With Branded Socks
September 30, 2020 at 11:30 am

Kellogg's is making sure that you keep those feet fresh every day of the week with a special line of branded socks that corresponds with Special K flavors and a weekly planner. All of these items come in the “Blursday Go-Away Kit,” which “aims to help people avoid the feeling that each day is blurring into the next as they spend more time at home during the pandemic."...

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…