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Is Kanye West Designing High School Uniforms?
June 7, 2017 at 12:49 am

If you recall, Promo Marketing ran a prank for April Fool's Day 2016 about Kanye West unveiling a new company: the Kanye Vest Uniform Company. While that was indeed a joke, it looks like we might have been more predictive than we had anticipated. According to Bleacher…

Mets Fan Kicked Out of Citi Field for 'Fire Terry Collins' Shirt
June 7, 2017 at 11:17 am

We have an interesting headline this week out of Citi Field, the New York Mets' stadium. Mets fan Cameron Scher was kicked out of Citi Field on two consecutive nights, he claims, for donning a "Fire Terry Collins" T-shirt, according to the New York Post. While Scher…

Sources Say These Colors are the New Millennial Pink
June 7, 2017 at 11:29 am

We've been tracking millennial pink's dominance in the apparel world. But, it looks like the popular hue might have peaked, and influencers are taking bets on who's taking its place, according to The Guardian. Jane Monnington Boddy, color director of trend forecasting agency WGSN, proposed that pink is on the decline, and hit its peak…

Study Shows Compression Tights Are Practically Useless
June 6, 2017 at 10:46 pm

Compression tights are all the rage right now, thanks to their benefits, like faster running speeds, reduced injuries and better muscle recovery. But, thanks to a Nike-funded study, it looks like those alleged advancements are unfounded, according to Gizmodo. The study, led by Ajit Chaudhari from Ohio State University's Wexner Medical Center, found that the…

My 5 Favorite Promotions of the Week, Part 3
June 7, 2017 at 10:59 am

Hello again, fellow promotional professionals. For my blog this week, I wanted to share some new promotional products that caught my attention. Were there any awesome promotions I missed that you think I should have included? Let me know in the comments section! 1. NASA Retro Merchandise According…

MLB Under Fire for Memorial Day Hats
May 30, 2017 at 3:04 pm

When it comes to holidays like National Pizza Day, Dog Appreciation Day and Sneak Some Zucchini onto Your Neighbor's Porch Day (yes, it's real), it's acceptable to capitalize on the holiday spirit for your business. But, consumers tend to draw the line at cashing in on Memorial Day, and the MLB learned that lesson the hard way.…

American Airlines CEO Receives Cease and Desist for Problem Uniforms
May 30, 2017 at 4:09 pm

We've been following the saga over the allegedly hive-inducing American Airlines uniforms for some time now, and there just seems to be no resolution in sight. However, a Phoenix-based American Airlines flight attendant seems to be taking matters into his own hands, according to ABC 15 Arizona.…

Is Under Armour in Trouble?
May 31, 2017 at 9:50 am

While things were looking up for Under Armour earlier this month, it seems the recovery might have been short-lived. According to The Motley Fool, the worst yet might be on the horizon for the sports apparel company. The Motley Fool breaks down Under Armour's potential problems into four main issues. The first is that Under Armour's…

Will This 90-Minute Blazer Change the Apparel World?
May 31, 2017 at 9:22 am

Lately, customized, on-demand apparel has been making headlines. Adidas opened a shop in Berlin that gave customers the chance to customize wool sweaters on the spot, and Amazon patented a manufacturing system that could quickly produce a customized…

Forbes Announces Top Apparel Companies of 2017
May 24, 2017 at 11:09 am

With athleisure and fast fashion taking over in 2017, we were curious to see who would top Forbes' Global 2000 list for apparel. For 2017, Christian Dior, Nike and Inditex continued to hold their spots in the top three for the world's largest and most valuable public companies. The…