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Here Are Two Very Cool Stories About Bobbleheads
February 14, 2019 at 1:39 pm

Thanks to two amazing bobblehead promotions, we feel inclined to unite the sentiments, as an MLB squad and a minor league club announced plans to honor not on-field superstars, but a pair of regular folks with ties to the teams...

Make Your Own Luck With These Top 6 St. Paddy’s Day Must-Haves
February 8, 2019 at 3:54 pm

St. Patrick’s Day is just around the corner, and with it, out come the green wearables—green hats and green suits, accented with shamrocks and 4-leaf clovers. Watch as eccentric leprechauns and exuberant maidens line up outside the bars, eager to transport themselves somewhere new and exhilarating. Inside, personalities and mutual enthusiasm come alive; it’s almost…

Why Evian Got a Streetwear Icon to Help Design Its New Branded, Reusable Water Bottle
February 13, 2019 at 9:17 am

Evian, the bottled water company, teamed up with streetwear designer Virgil Abloh and filtration company Soma to create a limited-edition, reusable water bottle. The whole launch has some interesting implications for promo, as it indicates water bottles have the potential to reach must-have territory as fashion accessories...

Orbus Announces Two 'Orbus University' Training Sessions for 2019
February 13, 2019 at 12:13 pm

Orbus Exhibit & Display Group, Woodridge, Ill., announced two Orbus University training sessions for 2019—June 13 and 14, and Dec. 12 and 13. Orbus University is a dealer training program that combines classroom style with hands-on learning to familiarize dealers with Orbus' service offerings, and expansive range of display products and solutions. The two-day program…

Let's Review Some Democratic Presidential Candidates' Campaign Merchandise
February 12, 2019 at 1:08 pm

With the 2020 Presidential Election 21 months away, Democratic hopefuls are (figuratively and literally) throwing their hats into the ring and officially declaring their candidacy for president. As we saw with the 2016 election, campaign merchandise was an integral part of things. Donald Trump’s “Make America Great Again” caps have become an iconic, if divisive,…

Bloomingdale’s Pulls ‘Fake News’ T-shirt After Complaints
February 12, 2019 at 2:07 pm

At a time when people can declare themselves outraged when others find even the slightest utterance, seemingly innocuous event or customary product offensive, media members tend to rally to tell of the supposed annoyance and the reactions to it. What if, however, the ones responsible for reporting the news find themselves upset with how they…

S&S Activewear Opens Largest Facility to Date in Reno
February 12, 2019 at 9:49 am

S&S Activewear, Bolingbrook, Ill., just opened a wholesale apparel distribution center on the West Coast—changing the promo apparel industry's game with a brand new, 800,000 square foot facility in Reno, Nev. While Reno’s already a trendsetter in other areas (the video for Eddie Money’s “Take Me Home Tonight” was filmed in the Lawlor Events Center,…

Disney 'Let It Go' Merch Line on Hold After Someone Beat Them to Trademark
February 11, 2019 at 2:31 pm

If you've seen "Frozen" once (or even never saw it at all), you probably know the chorus of "Let It Go." The song, sung by Idina Menzel's character Elsa, is probably the most famous on the soundtrack, which makes it even more crazy that Disney likely won't be able to use the phrase on its…