Hatswork Round-Up: October 27, 2016

October 27, 2016 - By Emily Potter

Since we only have to suffer through 12 more days before we elect a new Commander-in-Chief, maybe this will be the last election-themed Round-Up. Maybe. At least this week, we’re taking a lighter approach. The first two blogs are about weird and wacky political promotions found during this campaign cycle.

Last week, we touched on the popularity of camo caps in the market. This week, we’ll talk about how to properly decorate camouflage, so that your branding is highly visible as you gear up for Hunting Season.

Promo Marketing

The 8 weirdest Trump, Clinton Promotional Products

This article focuses on political promotions created and distributed not by the candidate or their party, but by everyday supporters with enough capital to manufacture and distribute the very off-color products listed below.

  1. “Dump Trump” Tolilet Paper
  2. “Hillary’s Pantsuit” T-shirts
  3. Clinton & Trump Cookie Cutters
  4. “Dumps for Trump” Dog Waste Bad Dispensers
  5. Grillary Clinton” Spatulas
  6. Donald & Hillary Chia Pets
  7. “YASSS QUEEN” Vinyl Stickers
  8. “Adorable Deplorable” Baby Onesies


Top 10 Wackiest Political Promotions

This list includes piñatas and sneakers made in each candidates’ likeness, Trump socks with 3D hair, and the Hillary Clinton woman card, among others. The Advertising Specialty Institute also provides a short (1:22) video featuring their favorite political promotions from this race.


Hot off the Press: Stahls’ Expert Advice for Decorating Camo

We all know that Blaze Orange is the perfect complement to any camouflage garment, but this article also suggests additional neon colors such as pink and yellow. Also, adding a white outline to any text or simple image will help it pop against the muted camo pattern.

When decorating on camo with heat transfers, it is important to select thick materials with dye-blocking adhesive, so the dyes from the pattern don’t bleed or migrate through the design.

Have you come across any other crazy political promotions? Let us know in the comments below; you can also follow us on Instagram using the hashtag #hatswork.

Emily Potter

Emily is the Content Marketer for Outdoor Cap Co. She holds an M.A. in AD & PR from the University of Alabama and a B.B.A in Marketing. Emily is an avid Crimson Tide football fan. She has a golden retriever named Opie Winston, and a cat named Tide.


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