Brendan Menapace

Brendan Menapace

Brendan Menapace is an assistant content editor for Promo Marketing. While writing and editing stories come naturally to him, writing his own bio does not.

Thelonious Monk's Family Sues Brewery Over Labels, Packaging

Thelonious Monk is one of the most celebrated jazz musicians ever. So, it's no surprise that a brewery would want to harness the cool energy for one of its beers. Thus, the North Coast Brewing Co. released its Brother Thelonious Belgian Style Abbey Ale...

Buying New Equipment to Maximize Capabilities and Return On Investment

Purchasing new equipment can be daunting. Where do you even start? How much do you want to spend? What are you trying to accomplish? How do you know you’re getting a good deal, or that you’ll get your return on investment? These are all things that responsible business owners...

Did Staples' Board Sell Too Low? Multiple Law Firms Think So

A little less than a month ago, Staples' board of directors unanimously approved a sale to Sycamore Partners for $6.9 billion, and the dust seemed to be settling on the whole situation. But, because we are apparently masters of foreshadowing, our last words on the subject were...

Vistaprint's Storefront Impacts Distributors In A Big Way

Two weeks ago, we reported that Vistaprint had opened its first brick-and-mortar storefront, Vistaprint Studio, in Toronto. The store offers an extension to what the e-commerce platform does—customized paper products and printing—but gives customers the chance to see products in a physical setting...

A Look Into the Huge Shakeups in the International Shipping Industry

Last September, a Hanjin Shipping Co. Ltd. cargo ship was bound for the U.S. The problem was that Hanjin, based in South Korea, had just declared bankruptcy. So, that U.S.-bound ship was quite literally floating in limbo off the coast of California, unable to dock at ports...

TD Bank Recalls Complimentary Pens

TD Bank, Cherry Hill, N.J., is recalling a line of its pens from its branches because of a manufacturing flaw that could potentially be a safety hazard. "With abundant safety in mind, TD self-reported our concern to the Consumer Product Safety Commission late last year, and proactively...

Branded Beer Glass Battle Rages in Florida

When we say there's a legal battle brewing in Florida, we mean it. That's because the battle is over whether beer companies should be able to provide bars and restaurants with free branded glassware...

T-shirt Printer Gets Cease and Desist From Duke, Responds In Worst Way Possible

Duke University sent a cease and desist letter to Tampa, Florida-based Smack Apparel after the company started making T-shirts mocking Duke junior guard Grayson Allen. The shirts feature a silhouette with the number 3 in the middle, and the phrase "Yo Grayson … Why You Trippin'?" This is a reference to Allen's multiple tripping incidents this season...

Trump Campaign Misprints, Discontinues St. Patrick's Day Hats

To get into the spirit of St. Patrick's Day, the Trump-Pence campaign webstore was selling green, St. Patrick's Day-themed "Make America Great Again" hats with a shamrock on the back. The only problem: They printed a four-leaf clover instead of a shamrock...

We Hope Your Password Is Not One of These 25

We all try our best to keep our online accounts safe. By creating passwords that (we think) are secure and original, we believe our credit lines, bank accounts and more are safe from illicit activity. What's more, if your company gets hacked, you put your customers in danger, too...