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Hot Cards' Greg Schwartz on Working With an NFL Team, What Pro Sports Clients Want, Landing These Accounts
May 22, 2019 at 10:58 am

Greg Schwartz, vice president of sales for Hot Cards, a promo and print distributor based in Cleveland, joined the show to tell us what it's like working with the Cleveland Browns, how he landed the account, what kinds of products high-profile professional sports teams are looking for and how other distributors can get into the market. Plus, Taco Bell has a new hotel, and "Stranger Things" is reviving New Coke...

Does Amazon Have a Delivery Driver Uniforms Problem? Ice T and Other Customers Think So
May 22, 2019 at 1:58 pm

Amazon's super-powered delivery capabilities come with the problem of decentralized and seemingly inconsistent delivery services. And in the latest extension of that issue, some people—including legendary rapper Ice T—are complaining that Amazon's drivers aren't properly marked, either via vehicle signage or uniforms...

Disney Has a Whole New Line of Avocado Merch
May 22, 2019 at 2:24 pm

With all of the coverage that Promo Marketing has devoted to Disney, we could understand if other companies were even the slightest bit green with envy. Speaking of that color, we expect businesses to remain some shade of the hue, since it has inspired the mass media and entertainment conglomerate’s latest merchandise line, a seven-item…

EMT's 'PROMO AF' Campaign Raises $1,400 for the National Kidney Foundation
May 22, 2019 at 1:15 pm

EMT, Indianapolis, has announced that its PROMO AF campaign has raised $1,400 in proceeds for the National Kidney Foundation. Funds were raised through the sale of swag boxes containing PROMO AF hats, patches and Phone Loops, along with a matching donation from EMT. “We are overjoyed that we were able to harness the power of…

Here Is a Very Weird Controversy About a Fan-Designed Pokemon T-shirt
May 21, 2019 at 1:37 pm

New or established, fledgling or seasoned, all writers come to know about the possible pitfalls of making simultaneous submissions to publishers. A China-based artist is learning this week about similar worries surrounding concurrent creations, as he appears to have busted himself over a questioned design that had originally received distinction as a Pokemon T-shirt competition…

Heritage Sportswear Officially Liquidating Assets
May 21, 2019 at 1:07 pm

Heritage Sportswear, Hebron, Ohio, announced in an email last week that it will close its doors after 37 years in business. The wholesale apparel supplier will undergo a complete inventory liquidation, and announced that it will drop prices in every category as part of the liquidation. Heritage Sportswear will offer T-shirts, fleece and polo shirts…

Polyconcept Names Liz Haesler as New Global Chief Merchandising Officer
May 21, 2019 at 1:33 pm

Polyconcept North America (PCNA), Pittsburgh, announced it has hired Liz Haesler as global chief merchandising officer (CMO). In the role, Haesler will oversee product and category strategy for Polyconcept’s hard goods division, including the Leed’s, Bullet and Journalbooks brands. As CMO, Haesler will lead PCNA’s overall strategy and implementation for product development, category management, pricing,…

Study Finds E-Cigarette Promotional Products Can Double Chances of Youth Tobacco Use
May 20, 2019 at 1:26 pm

Since cannabis has become legal in places like Colorado, California and all across Canada, the ongoing debate has been over marketing and advertising. Some cannabis companies have argued that they should be able to advertise their products freely, whether those ads make their way to minors or not, just like alcohol advertisements are ubiquitous across…

Blues’ Playoff Run Fueled by Philadelphia-Born 'Play Gloria' Promo T-shirt
May 20, 2019 at 12:37 pm

South Philly possesses distinction as the home to the most loyal Philadelphia Flyers fans—the NHL team situated in the City of Brotherly Love, Promo Marketing’s home base—but thanks to a local bar’s ties to the St. Louis Blues, the neighborhood finds itself in a Missouri State of Mind. Four months after a quintet of Blues…

K-Swiss Has a 'Clueless' Branded Shoe Collection and We're Totally Buggin'
May 20, 2019 at 2:17 pm

K-Swiss, the athletic sneaker brand popular in the '90s (bonus points for anyone that remembers these—thanks, dad) but very much still around, recently announced a very on-trend and chic collection, which dropped last week. It’s a “Clueless” branded shoe collection. Yes, this is really happening. And yes, there is lots of plaid...