Breast Cancer Awareness Pink Ribbon Promotional Ideas

Breast Cancer Awareness Month is in October and we have plenty of Pink Ribbon Promotional Ideas to help spotlight your cause!

Every year October rolls around and it is one of our favorite months because it is all about Breast Cancer awareness. Too many people lose their lives and love ones to this disease, so early screening is critical. 

If you are looking for cost-effective promotional items or giveaways for your next Think Pink or Breast Cancer Awareness event, here are some ideas to get the juices flowing:

Support a good cause by giving away these mints at breast cancer awareness marches, races, fundraisers and more. Keep your name relevant in the eyes of your customers with a time tested favorite at your next marketing event.

 Promotional Pink Ribbon Mints

Great for promotional giveaways, each cup can be customized with your logo or name for maximum brand awareness.

 Promotional Pink Ribbon Plastic Tumbler Cups

Pink Ribbon | Think Pink Tote Bags

Make a great "selection" for your next campaign with Pink October Tote! This 600 denier polyester tote bag features a front pocket with pen loop, mesh pockets for water bottles and other easy to reach items. 

 Promotional Pink Ribbon Breast Cancer Awareness Tote Bags

Pink Ribbon | Think Pink Coin Purse

This pink ribbon coin pouch will have your company name or logo imprinted for maximum brand visibility. 
 Promotional Pink Ribbon Coin Wallet Key Tag

Put your brand on a pink breast cancer promotional product that's built to perform with this lip gloss ball.
 Promotional Pink Ribbon Lip Balm

Pink Ribbon | Think Pink Note Holders

Raise breast cancer awareness for a noteworthy cause with this die-cut flag/note holder with an awareness ribbon theme! 

 Promotional Pink Ribbon Sticky Notes

Pink Ribbon Badge Holders

Spotlight breast cancer awareness at schools, hospitals, dental offices or anywhere badges are used.

 Promotional Lanyards

Pink Ribbon Nail Files 

File, Shine and Smooth your Nails to a Perfect Manicure and bring awareness to October Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

 Pink Ribbon Promos personalized with your custom imprint or logo.

Pink Ribbon Key Holders

Promote your cause and your brand name at the same time with this awareness ribbon key holder! This split ring key holder features a pink ribbon charm and is made of nickel plated zinc alloy. This key holder makes a great gift or giveaway for fundraisers, breast cancer awareness, charities and more. Add a custom imprint of your company name or logo and show your support with this awareness ribbon key holder!

Promotional Pink Ribbon Key Holders

Pink Ribbon Plastic Key Tags

If you're having a Pink Ribbon promotion or simply want to say you love your customers, this is the way to do it. It's made of clear acrylic plastic wherein your beautiful full color logo will be imprinted. 

 Promotional Pink Ribbon Key Tags

Pink Ribbon Pencils

Write your story with this cost-effective pink ribbon pencil. Promote your cause and your brand name at the same time with this awareness pencil!

 Promotional Pink Ribbon Pencils

Pink Ribbon Fanny Packs

Stay hands-free while exercising with help from this running belt fanny pack! Measuring 11" x 4" and available in several colors, this eye-catching item will keep all your belongings safe with a large zippered front pocket, an inside key pocket and a built-in slot for earbuds. The elastic waist strap adjusts to a maximum of 41" to fit most body types. For increased brand exposure on a product that will promote a healthy lifestyle, customize with an imprint of your company name and logo.

 Promotional Pink Ribbon Fanny Packs

Pink Ribbon Pens

Here's a simple promotional product that could provide a tremendous return on your investment, you'll swear its magic! The glossy black Mardi Gras®Magic Pen is made of plastic and features vibrant colored trim, a jumbo barrel and a rubber grip for writing comfort. The ultra-smooth writing cartridge is available in your choice of black or blue ink (default blue ink).
 Promotional Pink Pens

Pink Ribbon Pens

We just love this Jubilee variety of our popular Mardi Gras®ballpoint pen! Your customers will too when you hand them out at your next event! This click-action advertiser features a crisp white barrel with your choice of six fun trim colors that will make your imprint come alive before their very eyes! Writing will be a party with the generous colored rubber grip and our guaranteed ultra-smooth writing cartridge.

 Promotional Pink Pens

Pamper your breast cancer survivors and caretakers. Get the best of EOS with this lip balm sphere and lotion gift set! The lip balm is made with antioxidant-rich vitamin E, soothing shea butter, and jojoba oil to keep lips moist in any weather condition. Complemented by the soothing effects of lotion made with shea butter, aloe, oats, and antioxidants, this item is packaged in a white organza bag to make the perfect gift for showing how much you care.

 Promotional Pink EOS Gift Sets

Pink Jute Tote Bags

Customize your pink tote with an imprint of your brand logo to make an eco-conscious statement.
 Promotional Pink Jute Tote Bags

Pink Marina Tote Bags

Carry your message further with this marina tote! Customize this trendy pink ribbon tote with an imprint of your company logo for maximum brand awareness. 

 Promotional Pink Ribbon Tote Bags

Get out your message and drink up using the matte black and pink stainless steel vacuum bottle. 
 Pink Ribbon Black Sports Bottles

Pink Ribbon | Think Pink Vanity Bags

Your breast cancer awareness items can be easily displayed when giving away at tradeshows, conventions, or at your next event. With an imprint of your logo or company name, this vanity bag is to stand out from the crowd!

 Promotional Pink Ribbon Vanity Bag

Pink Ribbon Plastic Cups

Allow your next Think Pink marketing campaign to run smoothly with this awesome item. The 17 oz. Smooth Stadium cup is made with durable plastic and is available in a variety of bold colors. Select this bright item as your next favor then add this cool cup to a company picnic, a fundraising event, or an outdoor party.

 Promotional Pink Plastic Tumblers

Pink Ribbon Ballpoint Pens 

Ideal for school fundraisers, charitable functions and community events, the Ribbon Pen features a white background with a trim that matches the ribbon clip color. This cool item has a colored thumb grip, available in a variety of bright colors. This is an ideal product for awareness programs. Choose this giveaway to show your support for a worthy cause. Think Pink. 

 Pink Ribbon Pens with custom imprint or logo

Pink Ribbon Light Up Necklaces

Support your cause with a touch of light-up charm with these acrylic ribbon LED necklace. 

 Pink Ribbon Light Up Necklaces

Pink Ribbon Nail Files 

Promotions for October Breast Cancer Awareness month are always a hit with these pink ribbon nail files. The emery boards are printed with your custom imprint or logo.

 Pink Ribbon Promotional Nail Files

Pink Ribbon Compact Mirrors

Give your customers a true reflection of your brand with this round compact mirror promo! Customize with your imprint or logo. Measuring 2 1/4" in diameter, this mirror is small enough to fit in your pocket or purse. 

 Promotional Pink Mirrors

Pink Ribbon Coasters 

Stay top of mind with these beautiful full color coasters. Imprint with your custom awareness message.

 Promotional Pink Ribbon coasters

Pink Ribbon Write-on Nail Files 

Make any emery board a Write-On. Photo quality smooth to the touch paper one side, standard 120 grit emery board garnet on the other side. A unique combo your clients are sure to use for appointment cards, business cards and save the date reminders. Now you can jot down a note directly on the emery board. 

 Promotional Write On Emery Boards Nail Files

Pink Ribbon Koozie Lunch Totes

Keep your pink "kool" with this marketing tool! Our Koozie® Six-Pack Kooler is made of durable watertight construction and is available with a front slip pocket for additional storage; room for a 6-pack and more. It has watertight insulation and heat-sealed PEVA liner.
 Promotional Pink Lunch Totes

Pink Awareness Ribbons 

Promote your message with these awareness ribbons. Includes a full color imprint. The 5/8" wide ribbon includes secured pin accessory on back for easy and secure attachment to apparel, bags, or other accessories. 

 Promotional Pink Breast Cancer Awareness Ribbons

Pink Ribbon Nail Files 

Promotions for October Breast Cancer Awareness month are always a hit with these pink ribbon nail files. The emery boards are printed with your custom imprint or logo.

 Promotional Emery Boards with Pink Ribbon design

Pink Ribbon | Think Pink Key Tags

Stand up for a cause using this flexible awareness ribbon key tag! It's made in the USA, measures 3 1/2" x 2", and features a convenient 1" or 1 1/2" split ring for easy attachment of your keys. 

 Promotional Pink Ribbon Key Tags

Pink Ribbon | Think Pink Mood Cups

In the "mood" for a change in your pink ribbon breast cancer awareness marketing plan? Then add your company name to these unique and colorful 17 oz. stadium cups! With your logo boldly displayed, use this American-made item at fundraisers and events! Top shelf dishwasher safe. Warning: Severe weather conditions may affect the mood change.

 Promotional Pink Plastic Mood Cups

Pink Ribbon | Think Pink Stainless Steel Tumblers

Help "unite" your customers with your brand using the 16 oz. Pink Ribbon Tumbler as a promotional giveaway item! 

 Promotional Pink Ribbon Stainless Steel Tumblers

Pink Ribbon | Think Pink Compact Mirrors 

Introducing the pink Diva™ compact mirror. Never leave home without this essential! On those occasions when presentation is a must, this compact mirror can be taken on the go in a purse or makeup bag. 
 Promotional Pink Pocket Mirrors

Pink Ribbon | Think Pink Tritan™ Tumblers

Bring your favorite beverage with you on the go with this 16 oz. Pink Tritan™ USA Pixels tumbler. This trendy travel mug is constructed of a clear double-wall insulated material that can handle the elements. Impact and shatter resistant, this cup is also microwave, freezer, and top rack dishwasher safe. It is FDA- compliant and perfect for business events, tradeshows, networking meetings and more, it can be customized with a full-color imprint for increased brand exposure. Brew up new business today!

 Promotional Pink Tritan Tumblers

Pink Ribbon | Think Pink

Pink Ribbon | Think Pink Tote Bags

Travel in style with this large pink cotton canvas admiral tote! This 24 oz. cotton canvas bag features a front pocket, top zippered closure and 26" handles. Customize this trendy tote with an imprint of your company logo for maximum brand exposure.

 Promotional Pink Ribbon Tote Bags

Pink Ribbon | Think Pink

Pink Ribbon | Think Pink Teddy Bear Key Tags 

Go with cuddly cute promotional style with this mini bear keychain with pink tees. 

 Promotional Teddy Bear Key Chains

Pink Ribbon | Think Pink Balloons

Pink balloons with your Breast Cancer Awareness message will be a hit with your event attendees. Perfect for schools, health fairs and more.

 Promotional Pink Ribbon Balloons

Pink Ribbon | Think Pink
Stemless Wine Glasses

Pink Ribbon Sunglasses

These rubberized sunglasses feature UV 400 lenses that provide 100% UVA and UVB protection. They make great handouts for trade shows, university events, outdoor promotions and more!

 Promotional Pink Sunglasses

Pink Hair Brush with Mirror

Look your best no matter where your itinerary takes you with the portable power of this 2-in-1 pink beauty kit. This colorful and compact promotional tool features a high impact plastic case with a shatter-resistant, high quality mirror and a convenient hair brush for easy touch-ups on the go.

 Promotional Pink Hairbrush and Mirror

Pink Ceramic Mugs

Be a part of your clients' morning routines with this sorbet bistro mug! It's got a wide body design and holds up to 14 oz. of coffee. The style is fantastic thanks to its pastel color exterior and colored interior. You can also sip comfortably by holding onto the big handle. This item meets FDA requirements and a hand wash is recommended. Imprint it with your logo and get a taste of deliciousness from an amazing cup!

 Promotional Pink Ribbon Ceramic Mugs

Pink Ribbon Strobe Lights 

Breast Cancer awareness charities can showcase their fundraising events on this Pink Ribbon Strobe! The 1 1/4" x 2 1/2" x 11/16" ribbon-shaped light is equipped with a high-powered LED light that gives a strobe effect. The translucent product leaves plenty of imprint space for your organization's logo or message through our print capability. Shine a light at your next walkathon with this recognizable yet eye-catching item!

 Pink Ribbon Strobe Light

Pink Key Tags

Your event attendees with appreciate the attention to detail with these beautiful pink and chrome accent key tags.

 Promotional Pink Ribbon Key Tags

Pink Ribbon Bracelets

Get your branding on with this beautify 7 1-2" link bracelet with pink Breast Cancer Awareness ribbon on a heart char. Silvertone finish with debossed and color-filled ribbon.

 Think Pink Bracelets

Pink Ribbon Pens

Twist-action ballpoint pen with pink "cause" ribbon icon on clip. Pink soft enamel with epoxy dome ribbon icon with pink lacquer and polished chrome finish.

 Promotional Pink Ribbon Pens

Pink Ribbon Lanyards

The Hang In There Lanyard is a 1-inch wide and 20-inch long lanyard includes breakaway neck clip and detachable plastic clip with wide metal swivel hook. 

 Promotional Pink Lanyards

Pink Ribbon Stress Balls

Your next event will melt away the stress with these pink stress relievers.
 Promotional Pink Stress Balls

Pink Ribbon | Think Pink

Stationery Gift Sets 

Pink Ribbon | Think Pink
Technology Gift Sets 

Pink Ribbon | Think Pink Highlighter Pens 

 Promotional Pink Ribbon Highlighter and Pen

Pink Ribbon | Think Pink
Key Tags 

Pink Ribbon | Think Pink
Awareness Kits 

Pink Ribbon | Think Pink Stemless Wineglass Tumblers 

It's 5pm somewhere with this 10 oz Stainless Steel Stemless Wine Glass. Double wall construction for insulation of hot or cold liquids. Spill resistant slide action lid with rubber gasket. Meets FDA requirements, BPA free. Hand Wash Recommended.

 Promotional Pink Ribbon Stemless Wineglass

Pink Ribbon | Think Pink Glass Emery Boards

Go with upscale, elegant and promotional with the eye-catching look and practical performance of this glass nail file. This updated take on a tried-and-true beauty essential comes complete with a clear protective sleeve that makes it easier to take it safely on the go. Create something that's ideal for salons, estheticians, spas and so much more. 

 Pink Glass Emery Boards


Pink Ribbon Manicure Sets

Tidy up your nails at home or on the go with this 5 piece manicure set. It comes packed in a polyurethane leather case with a secure zippered closure. It includes scissors, a nail clipper, a nail file, tweezers and a cuticle pusher. 

 Promotional Pink Ribbon Manicure Sets

Pink Ribbon | Think Pink Spa Kits

Pink Ribbon | Think Pink Clean Square Bottles

25 oz Clean Square® bottle with removable white top and bottom lids for easy cleaning. Square design prevents bottle from rolling when dropped. BPA Free. Spill proof. Top rack dishwasher safe. 

 Promotional Pink Square Bottles

Pink Ribbon | Think Pink Pens

Pink Ribbon | Think Pink Highlighters

Fluorescent barrel jumbo highlighter with broad chisel tip. Non-toxic. 

 Pink Promotional Highlighters

Pink Ribbon | Think Pink Heart Mints

Give your breast cancer awareness promotional plan a makeover with this stylish cosmetic bag! Keep everything at hand with just the right amount of size for your special needs or travel concerns. Featuring the look of patent leather, this zippered bag also features a convenient top handle. Perfect for presenting gifts.

 Promotional Pink Cosmetic Bags

Pink Ribbon Earbuds

Make travelling a joy as they jam out with your these tiny ear accessories! Plug these promotional earbuds that are housed inside a flexible silicone holder with silver ring attached to connect to their keychains. The macaroon-shaped audio accessories slide right into their ears and easily back inside the case, which is convenient for commuters, students and anyone who would like to enjoy their next workout with a little bit of music. Keep them tuned in with this quickly accessible combo gift!

 Promotional Pink Earbuds

This practical pink promo features a smooth leatherette finish, a strap closure, a matching bookmark, an inside back accordion pocket and an 80 page lined notebook.

 Promotional Pink Ribbon Journals

Perfect for a Breast Awareness charity is the Pink Eco Water Saver Shower Timer as a handout! Using a twist-action, the 5 minute hourglass timer with suction mount/cup on back can save water, energy & money. The shatter resistant timer is made with 70% recycled corn plastic body.
 Pink Promotional Shower Timers

Pink Silicone Mood Bracelets

Now you can keep your moods in check thanks to the Mood Bracelet. It's a completely unique bracelet that changes color with the heat of your hand! Made right here in America, the 1/2" x 7-1/2" product is perfect for school fundraisers. Plus, there's plenty of opportunity to add on a personal message or your company logo for some brand exposure. Your brand is sure to catch some attention when featured on this bracelet!

 Promotional Pink Mood Bracelets

Pink H2go Force Bottles

17 oz double wall 18/8 stainless steel thermal bottle with copper vacuum insulation, threaded stainless steel insulated lid, and stainless steel base; Hand wash recommended; Do not microwave; 10-3/8 h x 3 w ; 503mL ; 12 hours hot, 24 hours cold.

 Promotional Pink 17 oz. H2go Force Bottles

Pink Acrylic Double Wall Tumblers with Straw

24 oz double wall acrylic tumbler with threaded H/C snap-fit lid and matching soft straw -  Hand wash recommended; Do not microwave; 9 h x 3-3/4 w ; 710mL ; 2 hours hot, 4 hours cold.
 Promotional Pink Tumblers with Straw

Pink Ribbon Drawstring Backpacks

For a giveaway that's sure to be a hit with your clients, this pink drawstring sports pack will do the trick!

 Pink Drawstring Sportspacks

Pink Tote Bags

Generate some successful brand exposure with the non-woven economy tote bag! Made of 80 gram non-woven, coated water-resistant polypropylene, this bag features convenient 22" handles for easy carrying. The simple tote is great giveaway for tradeshows or conventions especially once an imprint of your logo or company name on the front. Recipients will love to take this bag home and show off your advertising message!

 Promotional Pink Tote Bags

Pink Ribbon Tumblers with Lids

Pink Double Wall 16 oz. Tumblers are perfect for Insulation of hot and cold beverages. Showcase your next event or awareness message.

 Pink Promotional Tumblers with Lid

Pink Ribbon Stainless Steel Tumblers

Himalayan 20 Oz. Stainless Steel Tumbler. Double Wall Construction For Insulation Of Hot Or Cold Liquids. Snap-On, Spill-Resistant Thumb-Slide Lid With Rubber Gasket. Due To Vacuum Insulation Technology, Capacity Is 18 Oz. With Lid On. Keeps Drinks Hot Or Cold Up To 6 Hours. Non-Skid Rubber Bottom. Meets FDA Requirements. BPA Free. Hand Wash Recommended.

 Promotional Pink Stainless Steel Tumblers

Pink Ribbon Sports Bottle with Infuser

Get a healthy start to your day with this 28 oz. Poly-Clean sports bottle with fruit infuser. This allows you to flavor your beverage with your choice of fresh fruits or herbs. It's made with PET material and features an easy carry handle, a screw on / spill resistant sip top lid, and is usable with or without the infusion chamber. Safety is assured thanks to its BPA free make, Proposition 65 compliance, and meeting FDA requirements. This USA-made item does not retain odor or taste, is not for hot liquid use, and is recommended to be cleaned by hand washing. 

 Promotional Sports Bottle with Infuser

Desktop Item Promotes Company Store

Earthlink, an IT services, network and communications provider, wanted to promote a new service within the company. The provider has offices around the country as well as three subsidiaries with their own brand and management, and had launched an internal store offering branded merchandise at all three companies. A promotion was necessary to announce the store launch, encourage people to use the service and build a sense of family by incorporating all three logos.

Earthlink brainstormed with their promotional products partner to find a product that met several key criteria: It had to be a useful desk item, it had to be cost-effective and it had to have a large enough imprint area for all the logos and messaging.

The firm decided on 1,000 handy desktop books filled with sticky notes. The book cover was imprinted with the e-store's Web address and logo, as well as the logos of the three subsidiaries. A postcard tucked inside the book welcomed employees to the new store.

To drive sales immediately, a limited-time free shipping offer on all orders was offered. The sticky books were sent to users across all of Earthlink's brands and locations.

Make sure your company store is successful by using it to its fullest potential. Contact your distributor for ideas and the best promotional products to market your store, build awareness and goodwill, and get a better return on your store investment.

DNC Donkey Scavenger Hunt Includes T-shirt Prize

A city-wide scavenger hunt planned this summer, to correspond with the Democratic National Convention (DNC) being held July 25-28 in Philadelphia, has proved a perfect opportunity for a promotional product tie-in. Some winners of the “Donkeys Around Town” hunt will win custom T-shirts to commemorate their participation in the event.

On July 1, 57 fiberglass donkeys were installed throughout the city, each painted by a local artist to represent one of the Democratic delegations coming to the convention at the end of the month. Artist Lynette Shelley, who painted the Missouri and Oklahoma donkeys, says she participated in the project because of its uniqueness and the challenge of selecting the most compelling state elements in her design.

“This project is a fun way to engage delegates coming to Philadelphia and will enable them to connect with Philadelphians and the local arts community,” said Ed Rendell, former Pennsylvania governor and chairman of the 2016 DNC host committee.

To build excitement for the “Donkeys Around Town” public art installation, the committee is planning a scavenger hunt from July 21 to 28. After downloading the free app Scavify, available here, participants will be able to complete challenges at each of the donkeys they find across the city. According to the host committee, each donkey will have a corresponding interactive challenge that can be completed with the app. Participants will be asked to answer questions, check in via GPS or take fun photos to accumulate points toward prizes. They are also encouraged to share the experience via social media using the hashtag phrase #DonkeysAroundTown.

Each donkey will be worth 10 points, and prizes will be awarded based on a tiered system. Participants who find 15 donkeys, accumulating 150 points, will receive a commemorative Visit Philadelphia magnetic photo frame or an official T-shirt. In anticipation of the event, the host committee has printed 500 of the promotional tees, using a local custom screen-printing business, according to a spokesman for the DNC host committee. Other prizes include tickets to popular museums, complimentary cheesesteaks and a raffle ticket for a grand prize of either a two-night hotel stay and restaurant gift cards or a package of tickets to Philadelphia sporting events.

The grand prize drawing will take place July 29, and all prizes can be redeemed at the Independence Visitor Center at Sixth and Market streets. The donkeys themselves will remain in the city until Sept. 9.

Caped Crusade at Comic-Con

Warner Bros. Entertainment was flying high at the San Diego Comic-Con (SDCC) last summer, when it gave away branded backpacks with a detachable cape that allowed every attendee at the convention to be a superhero. It was the “must-have” accessory of the show, and fans with capes bearing titles from the media monolith’s TV, motion picture and animated movie offerings could be spotted throughout the convention center.

"Con is a huge showcase for us. It's the one time where Warner Bros. TV is front and center with the fans and with our brands," says Lisa Gregorian, chief marketing officer of Warner Bros. Television Group.  "At Comic- Con, we all stand together and the entire company is represented – the power of the shield."

SDCC is the world's largest gathering of pop culture fans under one roof, a four-day event that draws some 150,000 passionate fans of a wide variety of pop culture mediums. Many of the attendees show their enthusiasm for the event by wearing costumes honoring their favorite characters of comic books, movies and TV series.

Warner Bros. has been making the official Comic-Con bag since 2008, and its booth at the convention sparks a frenzy of fans. "We give away the bags as a thank you to our fans," says Gregorian. "There is always complete insanity at our booth." Fans use the Warner Bros. bags to tote all the swag and licensed merchandise they pick up at the convention. Over 130,000 bags were distributed at last year's convention.

Each year, Warner Bros. offers something unique. Last year, it changed its bag style to a backpack, to make it easier to carry. Gregorian has been lobbying for a cape for years, and finally, at the 2013 SDCC she got her wish. The capes, which were easily detached from the backpacks, were a big hit.

Each of the backpacks featured double-sided artwork:  One side carried the official Comic-Con design, and the other showcased titles from the Warner Bros. entertainment stable. Warner Bros. usually offers 10 designs per convention, and incorporates all of the company's divisions, including DC Comics, WB Gaming, Theatrical and Television, says Gregorian. The planning process for the artwork and the bag starts about 8 months ahead of SDCC, held annually in June.

Gregorian estimates some 40% of convention goers of all ages were wearing the capes. "We know it's a hit when our stuff ends up on eBay," she says. There is also an active aftermarket for the bags, as fans trade among themselves to get the show or movie they follow. Attendees were tweeting each other, seeking to trade bags. Some of the stars of the Warner Bros. shows were tweeting links to the bags. When Warner Bros. posted the cape backpacks on its "Media To Go" press site, they got so much traffic the site went down for a half hour.     

The company also distributed a host of other products at Comic Con, including T-shirts, hats, books, masks, figurines, iPhone covers and medallions, as well as nearly 40,000 branded hotel key cards that provided Warner Bros. TV points of interest to the top hotels in the area.

Elon Musks Branded Flamethrower: The Hottest Promotional Product In The World

Elon Musk is a lot of things: genius, billionaire, pioneering entrepreneur, cracker-jack hat salesman. Now, he can add another eye-opening entry to his ever-growing list of impressive epithets – purveyor of the most dangerous (but hella cool, some would say) promotional product in the world.

Last weekend, The Boring Co., of which Musk is CEO, began taking pre-orders for flamethrowers branded with the company name. You read that correctly: flamethrowers.

Through early afternoon Tuesday East Coast time, The Boring Company had reportedly pre-sold about 15,000 flamethrowers – a figure that amounts to approximately $7.5 million in sales.

In announcing the branded flamethrowers, Boring Co. pitched the items as "guaranteed to liven up any party." Indeed, Musk was having fun on Twitter promoting the fire-spewing device. Amid tweets that gave a running tally of the number of pre-orders, Musk inserted funny "pitches" that included "Great for roasting nuts" before adding later, "Obviously, a flamethrower is a super terrible idea. Definitely don't buy one...Unless you like fun."

After tweeting that flamethrowers would come in handy in the event of a zombie apocalypse, Musk felt the need to address some scuttlebutt that was making the rounds: "The rumor that I'm secretly creating a zombie apocalypse to generate demand for flamethrowers is completely false," he tweeted, with a chuckle no doubt.

While Musk and Boring Co. were hyping the flamethrower with jokes and humor, not everyone was laughing. Boring Co. is based in California, where rampant wildfires wreaked havoc in 2017, scorching vast tracts of land and claiming lives. In the wake of such tragedy, California Assemblyman Miguel Santiago of Los Angeles criticized the flamethrowers, saying they could be a public health hazard. "We've just gone through some catastrophic fires in California," he told The Los Angeles Times. "It's a bad joke."

Still, sales of the flamethrowers were continuing to climb. The same consumer frenzy flashed out during Musk's earlier venture into promotional products with The Boring Company (which incidentally is focused on infrastructure and tunnel construction). Late last year, Musk started selling Boring Co.-branded hats. By mid-December, Boring Co. had sold more than 35,000 of the ball caps, generating $700,000. The LA Times reported this week that Boring Co. has now sold about 50,000 hats.

One thing's for sure, if Musk ever is looking for another new field to enter, he certainly has a future in promotional product sales.

Branded Apparel Aids School In Fundraiser

When the students at South Glens Falls High School reach their 28th straight hour of dancing for charity, one could imagine their energy drained and exhaustion setting in. In fact, it's quite the opposite. The South High Marathon Dance builds to a crescendo of anticipation in its final hour. Announcements are made for how much money was raised, who raised the most and who won the event's multiple raffles. The 800 students who danced all day and night create one final flourish with the Strut Your Stuff performance as their families cheer them on in the school's packed gym. 

For 38 years, the marathon dance has helped those in need, from paying for medical expenses to sending terminally-ill patients on dream vacations. On March 6-7 the students and supporting community raised $621,680, bringing their grand total to more than $4.82 million. It helps people like Nolan Jacox, a five-year-old with an autoimmune disease that causes him to produce too many white blood cells. As a result, he is allergic to most foods and must eat through a feeding tube. 

The school works with a screen printer/embroiderer that prints multiple garments for the recipients, families, production crew, alumni, students and more, as well as a fundraiser design that, last year, rose over $7,000 through sales of hoodies and short- and long-sleeve tees. The back of the shirts feature the name of every person that benefited from the money raised through the dance. "The dance and these shirts have helped with the lives of so many people," says Rob Chadwick, a father of two South High students. 

Over 90% of the student population participates in the dance. A student committee chooses the causes to support and determines the costumes that will be worn at the dance. "The kids prepare for the dance throughout the year," says Chadwick, who also works security for the dance. "They even practice special dances in their gym classes." In this case, the power of dance is more than just a phrase.