THE BLOG

20
Jun

National Eagle Day

What is National Eagle Day?

National Eagle Day will take place on the 20th of June 2019 in the United States. On this day in 1782, The Great Seal of the US was adopted, portraying the Bald Eagle in the middle. This day honours and reminds people of the role that the eagle played during the history of the USA.

The first National Eagle Day took place in 1995, thanks to the initiative of Bill Clinton, Don Sundquist, the Tennessee Governor, and the American Eagle Foundation. The American Eagle Foundation is a Tennessee organization for the protection of the Bald Eagle, which still sponsors events occurring to this day.

In addition to celebrating this symbol of the USA and the country itself, National Eagle Day is also a way to raise awareness about the Bald Eagle and the importance of preserving its natural habitat and the wildlife.

In fact, the Bald Eagle experienced a big risk of extinction in the 1950s, due to the loss of its habitat, illegal hunting and pesticides like DDT which damages their eggs.

Nevertheless, thanks to the hard work of NGO for the protection of this animal, it went from endangered in 1967 to threatened in 1995.

What does the Bald Eagle Symbolise?

The Bald Eagle is portrayed on the Great Seal of the US holding an olive branch in one of its claws, and 13 arrows in the other.It represents the commitment that the US made towards peace and the original 13 states in the country.

The Bald Eagle is an iconic symbol in the US, symbolizing long life, strength, majesty and national pride. This bird also has an important meaning in lots of native American cultures and religion, illustrating freedom, wisdom, honesty and power.

The Bald Eagle is now depicted on the back of gold coins and American passports, amongst other goods

Opposingly, Benjamin Franklin (a founding father), wanted the turkey to become the symbol of the US. According to Franklin, the Bald Eagle is “a bird of bad moral character”. In despite of this, the congress accepted the eagle as the emblem of the US.

 

National Eagle Day Celebration

Although this day is not a public holiday, conservation and educational organizations will hold lectures, workshops or informative sessions, in order to sensitize about the protection of the Bald Eagle. To celebrate this day, you can wear your most beautiful outfit picturing the bird or make a commitment to help the preservation of it, by giving a donation to the American Eagle Foundation or becoming a volunteer.

26
May

The Festival Season has started.

Event Merchandising creates a range of merchandise for the award winning Bearded Theory Festival

At the Bearded Theory Store

Event creates the on site boutique for the festival.

26
May

KSI and Randolph – The New Age

Event develops the NEW AGE collection for KSI.

Sold from the dedicated NEW AGE STORE

Event is on the road with KSI and Randolph on the new age tour around Europe.

 

 

 

18
Apr

Missing Link

After 3 years in the making and months of TV advertising, Laika’s new stop-motion animation film release “Missing Link” has finally hit the cinema screens worldwide, and Event Merchandising is proud to be a part of the launch!

Starring the voices of Hugh Jackman and Zach Galifianakis, Missing Link tells the story of Sir Lionel Frost (Hugh Jackman), an explorer of mythical beings, who embarks on an adventurous journey with Mr Link (a mythical being), to fulfill their joint mission of finding Mr Link’s family. The mission takes them through the fabled valley of Shangri-La which encounters danger of course, with villains hell bent on standing in their way, but will they make it with the help of resourceful adventurer Adelina Fortnight?… Bursting with humour, Missing Link answers the questions surrounding the past and future of mankind.

 

In conjunction with the film release, Event Merchandising was asked to use its expertise in film and creative merchandising, to design an online retail range of official Missing Link merchandise for kids and adults. The range boasts vibrancy and colour, a true representation of Laika’s fabulous character creations, and illustrates the film’s witty humour and captions throughout.

Part of the hero range is our creatively designed Mr Link’s “Things Are Looking Hairy” socks which is sure to be a winner amongst all!

 

         

 Missing Link official merchandise range by eventmerchandising.com

Managed by: Jeremy Goldsmith & Jenelle Harbud

21
Mar

YORKSHIRE 2019 LAUNCH OFFICIAL MERCHANDISE AND VIP HOSPITALITY TO CELEBRATE SIX MONTHS TO GO

yORKSHIRE 2019

Today (21 September) marks six months until the Opening Ceremony of the 2019 UCI Road World Championships will raise the curtain on the biggest cycling event ever held in the UK.

Later this evening iconic landmarks across Yorkshire will be lit up in the colours of the world champions’ rainbow jersey. Also to mark the occasion, Yorkshire 2019 has launched an official range of UCI Road World Championships merchandise and the ultimate VIP hospitality experience during the event.

Yorkshire 2019 is working with world leading Event Merchandising to produce an exciting range of cycling apparel, casual clothing and accessories: all of which celebrate the UCI Road World Championships returning to the UK for the first time since 1982.

The VIP experience will be delivered by the innovative and dynamic Zest Sports Group. Situated in the centre of Harrogate in a purpose built Pavilion right on the finish line, guests will enjoy unrivalled views of the action while receiving the full VIP treatment and a full day’s entertainment.

To check out the official Yorkshire 2019 merchandise range, click here: http://yorkshire2019shop.com

For the ultimate VIP experience, click here: https://worlds.yorkshire.com/championships-info/hospitality/

 

13
Mar

Latest Product Innovations for the 007 Official Store

It’s been over a year since Event Merch gained control of the 007 Official online store.

In this short time, we continue to produce and supply hot items that sell out over night.

Take a look at some of the latest product Bond fans have snatched up.

 

007 Wireless Bluetooth Speaker

 

 

Limited Edition: Thunderball (1965) Spectre Agent Ring Prop Replica

 

 

007 Wireless Charger Stand and Powerbank

 

Day Of The Dead T-shirts and Tote Bags

 

 

007 Matte Black Chilly Bottle

 

007 Baby Grows

Licence to Spill, Cry Another Day, The Next 007

11
Feb

Carlsberg Edible Chocolate Pint Glasses

 

As part of the #IfCarlesbergDid campaign,
Event Merchandising was delighted to have
created artisan belgian chocolate pint glasses
branded Carlsberg, in partnership with a
bespoke chocolatier.

The chocolate glass design was a replica
of one of Carlsberg’s pint glasses and was
used to pour ice cold Carlsberg beer into,
at a PR stunt outside
London’s Old Truman Brewery in Shoreditch. 

 

Carlsberg Chocolate Pint Glass

 Carlsberg unveiled a giant chocolate bar to reveal a pop-up traditional looking English pub, with all the intricacies made from nearly half a tonne of chocolate – a chocolate lover’s dream of all things chocolate and edible! 

Beer + Chocolate = the perfect match for the British public!


Carlsberg Chocolate Pint Glass by eventmerchandising.com

Managed by: Jenelle Harbud

Photography by Carlsberg

#IfCarlsbergDid #EventMerchandising #ExperientialMarketing

06
Feb

Pernod Ricard’s Beefeater Pink Gin

 

Beefeater Pink, a deliciously new strawberry flavoured dry gin was launched in 2018. The campaign launched with outdoor, digital

, on-trade and social media presence initially in Spain and the UK with further markets over the summer.

As part of the campaign in London, Event merchandising was asked to create a special giveaway at a tasting event in London, to promote the brand’s fashionable London roots and urban lifestyle culture.

Event merchandising created a beautiful and vibrant silk scarf using Beefeater Pink’s brand design which boasts fashion and fun, appealing to the more adventurous gin consumers.

The scarf was well received by those who love all things sweet and pink!

Beefeater Pink Gin Scarf by eventmerchandising.com

Managed by: Jenelle Harbud

Scarf Photo by Jemini Parmar

30
Jan

LOVE beauty AND planet

Event Merchandising was asked to create a collection of travel cups fitting for one of Unilever’s new beauty brand “LOVE beauty AND planet”, to be sold in Boots retail shops here in the UK.

LOVE beauty AND planet believes in producing products which not only makes one beautiful, but also respects and gives back to the planet by using ethically sourced, organic sustainable ingredients and recyclable packaging.

In response to the brief, Event Merchandising created a collection of four beautifully designed natural bamboo fibre cups, 100% BPA free.

Each full colour design promotes one of the natural ingredients used in LOVE beauty AND planet’s products, whilst the silicone grip is embossed with the brand’s logo. Each cup is packaged in a white card window box for simplicity and product visibility on retail shelves.

Design 1 – Rose

Design 2 – Coconut

Design 3 – Ylang Ylang

Design 4 – Vetiver

LOVE beauty AND planet Travel Cups by eventmerchandising.com

Managed by: Dannielle Grey

Photography by Jemini Parmar

 

03
Jan

007 – James Bond

Event Merchandising has agreed a new partnership with EON Productions to run 007store.com. Event! will work closely with EON Productions and its Licensee’s in further developing it’s global merchandise appeal direct to the fans and will be developing unique products from the collection of films that form the backbone of this uniquely British franchise. The James Bond films have defined the spy genre since the release of Dr. No in 1962 and have served as a cultural touch point in a legacy that maintains popularity into the modern era of cinema.

Jeremy Goldsmith, Managing Director “We are thrilled to have the opportunity to work with EON Productions  and provide 007 products to fans around the world. With the release of James Bond 25 in 2020, we very much look forward to continuing to grow and expand our online retail sector of the business.”

About Event Merchandising
Event Merchandising, with headquarters in London, and further offices in Pinewood Studios and Berlin, is a worldwide merchandise company. Event Merchandising services range from designing and manufacturing creative products to retailing at live events, devising pop-up superstores and running online shops globally. Established for over 35 years, Event Merchandising works in partnership with some of the world’s most recognised brands, events and influencers in film, sports, music and entertainment.

About EON Productions 
EON Productions Limited and Danjaq LLC are wholly owned and controlled by the Broccoli/Wilson family. Danjaq is the U.S.-based company that co-owns, with Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios, the copyright in the existing James Bond films and controls the right to produce future James Bond films as well as all worldwide merchandising. EON Productions, an affiliate of Danjaq, is the U.K.-based production company which makes the James Bond films. The 007 franchise has produced 24 films since 1962.