Hatswork Round-Up: December 26, 2019

December 26, 2019 - By Emily Potter

I hope you all had a Merry Christmas! Today, I have another take on the ugly Christmas sweater for you. We will also look at utilizing branded merchandise within the hotel and hospitality industries, and another restaurant drops a merch line.

Promo Marketing

These Ugly Sweater Running Shoes Show Anyone Can Get in on the Holiday Decoration Trend

We have looked at several versions of the classic ugly Christmas sweater lately, but this one took even me by surprise. One sneaker brand got in the holiday spirit by designing a running shoe to resemble a knitted sweater complete with Christmas trees, reindeer, and jingle bells that chime with every step.


Hot Market: Hip Branded Merchandise for Hotels

This article looks at several high-end hotels and the exclusive promotional products they are selling both online and in their hotel lobby stores. They’re selling everything from hats to candles for travel enthusiasts.

PR Newswire

IHOP Announces Opening of a PancakeWear Shop, and Online Retail Destination Dedicated to the World’s Best Food

It seems like every restaurant chain under the sun has its own line of apparel and accessories for fans and foodies nowadays, and it is easy to see why. They work and consumers love them. Every time I read an article about new promotional products from a restaurant, they sell out almost instantaneously.

Now, you can add IHOP to that list.

Of all the restaurant merch we have covered, which is your favorite? Tell us why in the comments below, and don’t forget to follow us on Instagram and Facebook 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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