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Discovery Is Going All Out on Branded Merch for Shark Week
July 30, 2020 at 1:35 pm

It’s almost August, which means one thing: Shark Week! There are 11 days—and a few hours—until the kickoff, but who’s counting? (Hint: definitely us.) Discovery is also hosting a giveaway where eight winners will receive some wicked Shark Week branded merch, including a Yeti cooler and an outdoor wagon...

How Pro Sports Teams Are Handling Promotional Giveaways for Canceled or Delayed Games
May 18, 2020 at 1:39 pm

Usually around this time we’re reporting on which MLB teams have the best or most creative promotional giveaways scheduled for the rest of the year. The NHL and NBA seasons would also be winding down, so we’d probably have a few stories about big-time playoff giveaways. But, owing to the current circumstances, we’re left to talk about what could have been...

Our Fave 5 Promotional Products of the Week: Giant Bubbles, Superman Figurines and More
May 13, 2020 at 2:08 pm

Today is one of those time warp days for us. We had to check the calendar multiple times to confirm that it was, in fact, Wednesday. And since it's Wednesday, it means it’s time for another edition of our Fave 5. This week, we cover items celebrating our beloved baseball (with a superhero twist), movie promotions and parodies, and more...

Breeders’ Cup T-Shirt Design Contest Racing to Help Workers, Stakeholders Affected by COVID-19
May 6, 2020 at 12:21 pm

The overseers of the Breeders’ Cup have become another entrant in the race for COVID-19 relief by crafting a T-shirt design contest that will direct proceeds to “backstretch communities and other industry stakeholders” whose livelihoods have taken a hit. Through May 31, people all across the country have their chance to thank that population by participating...

Golf Apparel Brand's T-shirt Generates More Than $100K for Coronavirus Relief Funds
April 13, 2020 at 12:19 pm

Heading into today, the golf and casual apparel company Linksoul had raised more than $123,000 for the Center for Disaster Philanthropy thanks to a T-shirt that reflects Americans’ need to flatten the curve so as to temper the pandemic’s spread. The clever design helped raise the funds in just two weeks...

Dr. Fauci Becomes an Unlikely Branded Merchandise Star
April 2, 2020 at 12:10 pm

Dr. Anthony Fauci has become a strangely polarizing figure as the nation has begun its battle to combat COVID-19. Opposition to his input has led to increased security for the 79-year-old, while many other Americans have come to see him as the trusted face of the pandemic response. That, of course, has bred a cottage industry of Dr. Fauci merch...

Deftones Sells Merch to Benefit Road Crew After Tour Cancellations
March 31, 2020 at 12:46 pm

Since the COVID-19 pandemic forced the band to cancel its Australia and New Zealand tour, Deftones are selling apparel whose proceeds will go directly to its road crew. The band took to Instagram on March 26 to explain the move, showing off four shirts and a hoodie that would have been available on the tour...

Our Fave 5 Promotional Products of the Week: Supporting Local Business and Empty Stadiums
March 25, 2020 at 11:18 am

This week, there have been plenty of small businesses using promotional products to recoup losses from having to shut their doors. We miss some of our local haunts, so we are happy to see them turn to promotional items as ways to keep the lights on and get local support. We included a few of them in this week’s edition of the Fave 5...

Our Fave 5 Promotional Products of the Week: Lagavulin Whiskey, George Costanza and More
March 11, 2020 at 11:35 am

Is anyone else's circadian rhythm completely thrown off by the time change? We love the extra hour of evening sunlight, but the dark mornings are rough. Thankfully, we have promotional products of all kinds to put some pep in our steps. Here are five that caught our eyes this last week. You might even say they were our Fave 5!...

Cleveland Cavaliers Postpone Bobblehead Giveaway as Coronavirus Delays Delivery
March 10, 2020 at 1:32 pm

The Cleveland Cavaliers hoped to honor Richard Jefferson and Channing Frye, two members of their 2016 NBA championship-winning club, through a combination bobblehead giveaway on March 30. That promotion will have to wait, though, as the team announced it was postponing the giveaway due to manufacturing and shipping delays related to coronavirus...

Our Fave 5 Promotional Products of the Week: Barry Sanders x Garth Brooks, Cool Frogs and More
March 4, 2020 at 11:41 am

Happy March, everyone! In Philly, we've had a few consecutive days of sunshine and warmer temperatures, so as far as we're concerned it's officially spring. Soon, it'll be time to set the clocks forward and make things official, but until then we're soaking up some of these clever, funny and inventive promotional products from all over the world. Enjoy!...

Another Minor League Baseball Team Roasts the Houston Astros Via Promotional Giveaway
February 27, 2020 at 11:05 am

The St. Paul Saints, a member of the American Association of Independent Professional Baseball, are planning a bobblehead giveaway that pokes fun at the Houston Astros’ trash can-based cheating tactics. Thanks to "Astro the Grouch," the first 1,500 fans will pick up a collectible that will let them know...

Our 5 Favorite Promotional Products of the Week: Morgan Freeman Bobbleheads and More
February 5, 2020 at 1:16 pm

Every publication is writing about the Super Bowl this week, ourselves included. So, we want to break the mold wherever we can and flex our journalistic muscles. We're going to avoid the obvious! Enjoy this week's edition of our five favorite promotional products, including nothing from the Super Bowl. Maybe!...

Our 5 Favorite Promotional Products of the Week: Public Transit Stress Relievers and More
January 29, 2020 at 1:02 pm

The biggest day in advertising is right around the corner. That's right—Super Bowl Sunday. It's basically the Super Bowl of advertising! For those of us who keep our eyes out for solid promotional items, we don't have to wait for one year to celebrate clever advertising. We get to do it every week! This week's edition includes public transit stress balls, fan bobbleheads and Chinese New Year packaging...

Hail to The Chief of NFL Merchandise Sales, Patrick Mahomes
January 21, 2020 at 1:50 pm

Professional sports yields many polarizing athletes, but it’s tough for us to see Patrick Mahomes ever becoming one. The 24-year-old has such a agreeable disposition that it stands to figure that as long as he plays for the Kansas City Chiefs (or any other NFL franchise), he is going to be a fan favorite. Already…