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Partners For Incentives Unveils New Web Platform
October 23, 2018 at 1:56 pm

Partners For Incentives, Cleveland, announced the arrival of its new web platform, which has been updated to be mobile responsive. Responsive web design (RWD) has become more important as the amount of mobile traffic now accounts for more than half of total internet traffic. "Our commitment to RWD allows us to create beautiful websites that…

Here Are All the States Where It’s Illegal to Wear Political Apparel to the Polls
October 23, 2018 at 1:39 pm

November 6 will undoubtedly prove a pivotal day in America’s political history, with Republicans looking to retain control of the House of Representatives and the Senate, and Democrats looking for momentum-building victories to catapult their chances in the 2020 presidential election. The parties’ voters will eagerly cast their say on the future of the country,…

CafePress Acquisition Focus of Class Action Lawsuit
October 23, 2018 at 1:02 pm

Everything seemed to be relatively wrapped up for CafePress. After setting itself up to be acquired by Snapfish, it seemed like it was pretty much the point where the credits start rolling and we assume CafePress lives happily ever after in its new life. That's not the case just yet, though. The law firm Levi…

This New, Limited-Edition NSYNC Merch Collection Includes a 'Bye Bye Bye' Doormat
October 23, 2018 at 10:16 am

Last week, NSYNC announced the launch of its latest merchandise collection in partnership with Epic Rights. While the iconic boy band might have split up in the early 2000s, its music (and throwback photos complete with the frosted tips hairstyle) will live on forever. But fans looking to expand their NSYNC memorabilia collections better order soon. There’s only three days left until the limited-edition collection goes bye, bye, bye...

National Awards Inc.'s Lisa Greer Discusses a Client's Anniversary Promos
October 22, 2018 at 2:33 pm

Celebrating a business’ anniversary is certainly a time for celebration. Especially when a business has been around for four decades. Lisa Greer, director of sales for National Awards Inc., Jackson, Miss., remembers one particular instance where her company helped a customer kick its birthday…

Balenciaga Learns the Hard Way That Those Little Tree Air Fresheners Are Copyrighted
October 22, 2018 at 2:23 pm

Over its 99-year history, Balenciaga has enjoyed considerable clout as a fashion bigwig, with fellow designer Christian Dior dubbing its namesake, Cristobal Balenciaga, “the master of us all.” If, however, the Paris-based luxury fashion house continues to end up in trademark trouble, one might be tempted to christen him and his workforce “the imitators of…

Stop What You're Doing and Watch Sylvester Stallone's Pen Commercial
October 22, 2018 at 1:17 pm

A lot of people like to debate the merits of film. Everyone has a favorite. Some people like "Gone With the Wind." Others like "The Godfather." Me? My favorite movie of all time is the promo ad for the Montegrappa Chaos Watch and Pens, which were designed by Sylvester Stallone. Before I go any further…

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.…

Quickbooks Tips for Handling a Growing Business
October 19, 2018 at 9:41 am

Question: I am planning to grow my business. Should I just start out in QuickBooks Enterprise? Answer: “Big” is a relative concept. I have several ad specialty distributor clients who generate $3 million in annual sales, and QB Premier serves them perfectly well. QB Enterprise does have more features than Premier, but many are not…

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…

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…

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...

My 5 Favorite Promos of the Week: Dodgers, Charity Tees and More
October 17, 2018 at 2:25 pm

What a week it's been for promotional merchandise! From sports giveaways to charity tees, I've been taking note of a ton of eye-catching promos that I just have to share. Keep reading for my five picks. 1. Dodgers Rally Towels Yes, as a native Californian I'm 100 percent biased here, but I love a…