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The Best Comments From This Wall Street Journal Op-Ed on MLB's 'Ugly Sweatshirt Crisis'
October 19, 2018 at 1:55 pm

Earlier this week, the Wall Street Journal ran an op-ed taking a (presumably) tongue-in-cheek shot at Major League Baseball's playoff hoodies. These are the ones—adorned with each team's postseason slogan and logo and various MLB branding—that players wear in the dugout, because October baseball is a frigid, hellish nightmare that serves only to remind us…

Wilco's $448 Axe, Korn Coffee, and the Changing Landscape of Band Merch
October 19, 2018 at 1:38 pm

Axes are having a weird moment right now. Yes, of course it's Halloween time, but I'm not talking about spooky axes. I'm talking about your run-of-the-mill, lumberjacky axes. They're design elements in boutique stores selling things I can't afford, gentrifying neighborhoods are suddenly full of axe-throwing venues, and it seems like every groomsman is getting…

Taco Bell Is Giving Away Limited Edition Xbox One X Consoles With a Special Promotional Twist
October 19, 2018 at 12:31 pm

We here at Promo Marketing have covered Taco Bell so much lately that—given our very impressionable appetites—we fully expect for our waistlines to pay the oh-so-acceptable consequences. While we bask in our bulk when not on company time, we could certainly see ourselves housing some tacos as we play video games because, well, dishes and…

A Crash Course on Power Banks
October 19, 2018 at 10:03 am

The lithium ion batteries in smartphones have become a sore subject. Each generation of smartphones are equipped with more incredible features that make us even more reliant on our smartphones. What we once used to just communicate with family and friends has become our camera, photo album, GPS, wallet, fitness tracker and so much more.…

Scammers Created Thousands of Fake Women's March Facebook Pages to Sell T-shirts
October 18, 2018 at 1:18 pm

The internet gives anybody, anywhere in the world, the ability to create something without having to deal with traditional gatekeepers. That can be good or bad, depending on the situation. In the case of the nearly 2,000 fake Women's March event pages set up to scam Facebook users into buying T-shirts, it was definitely bad...

Milwaukee Business Cashes In on Brewers’ Playoff Run Through T-shirts
October 18, 2018 at 12:59 pm

Dating back to the 2008 season, when they dropped the National League Division Series to Promo Marketing’s beloved Phillies, the Milwaukee Brewers have turned in mostly solid campaigns, with this year’s 96 wins garnering them their first division title since 2011. Not only are they inspiring pride among fans of small-market baseball as they contend…

3 Promo Ideas From Disney’s New ’90s Retro Merch Collection
October 18, 2018 at 11:31 am

If there’s one thing people love these days, it's anything '90s-related. That's why Disney has teamed up with Oh My Disney for a collection of ‘90s retro merch. The collection includes items inspired by some of the most popular (and beloved) Disney movies of the '90s, and the items themselves are all suitably retro, too...

What's Trending in the Bars and Restaurants Promotional Market
October 18, 2018 at 1:36 pm

Think about the last restaurant you went to. Picture the room, if you can. You likely saw plenty of advertisements for brands other than the restaurant you were in. If it’s a popular chain or hometown favorite, you might have spotted some branded merchandise for that particular establishment, but chances are you saw plenty of…

Erika DeCree Joins Stran Promotional Solutions as Director of Client Services
October 18, 2018 at 1:47 pm

Stran Promotional Solutions, Quincy, Mass., announced the hire of Erika DeCree as director of client services. DeCree joins the team at Stran with the goal of building on Stran's customer-centric approach and its goal of being a solutions provider to its customers. In addition to potential structural changes and process improvements, DeCree will help bring…