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Donald Glover and His Creative Team Designed Merch for an Andrew Yang Pop-Up Store, Apparently
January 8, 2020 at 1:08 pm

While he is still finding it difficult to steal attention from other seekers of the Democratic presidential nomination, Andrew Yang has amassed a loyal group of followers, including Donald Glover. The actor/comedian/writer/musician made his allegiance to Yang quite apparent last month, loaning out his creative team to help design merch at a Yang Campaign pop-up store...

Walmart Pulls 'Let It Snow' Christmas Sweater From Canadian Website for Depiction of Santa With a Pile of Cocaine
December 11, 2019 at 1:56 pm

Walmart recently removed a holiday sweater from its Canadian website, denying shoppers a chance to buy the item emblazoned with a Santa-like figure, the text “Let It Snow” and a whole lot of cocaine. Posted by a third-party seller, the listing also included a description that removed whatever ambiguity was left as to what kind of snow the sweater was referencing...

Turns Out Impeachment Is Good for the T-shirt Business (On Both Sides)
October 4, 2019 at 2:17 pm

The concept of impeachment is proving beneficial to the T-shirt business, with both sides of the political aisle getting in on the fervor by launching their own impeachment-related tees. State branches of the GOP are selling one, while Rashida Tlaib, the Democratic rep from Michigan, is selling another...

After ‘Sharpiegate,’ Trump Campaign Store Sells Branded Markers
September 9, 2019 at 2:23 pm

There are many forces that want to hit Alabama this year, but they will do so as college football teams eager to defeat the Crimson Tide and not as extreme weather occurrences. Before it swung north, President Donald Trump thought that Hurricane Dorian would devastate the Heart of Dixie, electing to emphasize his point by…

Andrew Yang Seeking a Marketing High Through Marijuana Merch Release
August 26, 2019 at 1:03 pm

Having already secured the backing of one very influential person, namely, Promo Marketing mainstay Elon Musk, Democratic presidential candidate Andrew Yang is hoping to bolster his standing by reaching out to ganja lovers. On Saturday, the entrepreneur tweeted that his campaign is selling marijuana merch, with the goods building on the candidate's advocacy for cannabis…

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…

Nike's New 420 Shoes for Dog Lovers Have Some, Um, Interesting Decoration Features
April 22, 2019 at 11:04 am

On Saturday, 4/20, the day that ganja lovers have designated as their own, Nike released its latest nod to their infatuation, issuing the SB Dunk High Walk the Dog kicks. The shoes feature many interesting decoration features, including a brown mark on the outsoles that looks like, well, dog poop. That's just one of many design elements that make the shoes stand out...

Marc Jacobs' Wedding Swag: Embroidered Sweatshirts and Vape Pens
April 10, 2019 at 1:38 pm

Weddings, or any events for that matter, are different in 2019. There's no longer just one person taking pictures. The music is probably different. And at some weddings, the gifts for attendees are things like vape pens and personalized hoodies. That last one is at least true for Marc Jacobs and his now-husband Charly Defrancesco.…

Selling Promo Apparel to the Fast-Growing Legalized Cannabis Market
March 27, 2019 at 1:31 pm

The legalized cannabis market, through hemp-derived cannabidiol (CBD) goods alone, stands to generate $22 billion by 2022. (That's before you even factor in legalized recreational marijuana and related goods.) That makes now a good time for promo distributors to look into selling products that pay homage to marijuana culture. So says Eric Rubin, the president…

Blue Generation's Eric Rubin on the Cannabis Industry, a $22 Billion (and Growing) Promotional Market
March 20, 2019 at 11:15 am

The $22 billion cannabis industry is expected to reach more than $46 billion in value by 2027. Eric Rubin, president of Blue Generation, joined the show to talk about the huge promotional products sales opportunities the market presents, especially in branded apparel. Plus, Sean and Brendan are talking Blockbuster Video! Get your JNCO jeans ready, because only '90s kids will remember this episode...

This Market Will Reach $47 Billion by 2027—Here’s Your Chance to Get in Now
February 18, 2019 at 1:21 pm

Looking for the Ultimate Growth Industry? Cannabis. It’s a complex thing, but it’s a real thing: one that’s fast growing into a full-blown industry. California, Vermont, Alaska, Washington, Colorado, Maine, Massachusetts, Nevada, Oregon—many U.S. states plus the District of Columbia have now legalized recreational marijuana use. As of January 2019, medical use of cannabis is…

College Student Uses Marijuana Merchandise Loophole to Get Around Michigan Laws
January 7, 2019 at 2:08 pm

A month and a day into Michigan's decision to legalize recreational pot usage, Alex Poulos, an enrollee at The University of Detroit Mercy, is using a marijuana merchandise loophole to try to build his Wolverine State-based business. Government officials have not included a date by which anyone can sell the substance, but the budding 22-year-old entrepreneur…

Why This Canadian Tried to Get Himself Arrested Selling Cannabis Branded Merchandise
November 13, 2018 at 12:32 pm

The Prince of Pot, otherwise known as Marc Emery, has proven to be a royal pain for upholders of the Quebec Cannabis Regulation Act, taking to downtown Montreal on Sunday to hawk branded merchandise affiliated with the province’s marijuana culture. The problem—or, rather, the point—is that it's now illegal to sell such goods in Canada...

Traffickers Use Fake World Cup Trophies, Apparel to Smuggle Drugs
July 2, 2018 at 12:18 pm

On June 22, 14 shirts designed to look like the Colombian national team's uniform were seized by police at the international airport in Bogotá. These weren't just normal jerseys, however, as authorities discovered that traffickers had dissolved approximately five kilograms of liquid cocaine into the shirts...