Promotional Products at the National Conventions

Both political parties had their respective National Conventions recently.  The Democrats just finished up their Charlotte convention last night and the Republicans held theirs in Tampa last week.  Besides having the privilege of hearing many political speeches live and writing about them, members of the media also receive a bag of official promotional products.

Convention Ballons

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This is what they received:

Republican National Convention

• Chip Clip
• Tampa Bay Storm Can Cooler
• University of Tampa brochures
• A booklet called “The Patriots Essential Liberty Companion to Our Founders’ Wisdom
• An official guide to the RNC
• Mitt Romney’s book, “No Apology: The Case for American Greatness”
• Sunglasses
• Sunscreen
• Fan
• Mints
• Bay Pop Magazine
• Reusable tote bag

Democratic National Convention

• Collapsible Water Bottle
• Issue of Charlotte Business Journal
• Charlotte Visitor’s Guide
• Leather Portfolio
• Fan
• Can of Coke Zero
• Reusable Tote Bag

So, those were the official “swag bags” but outside each arena, there were tons of additional promotional products for sale. ASI Central was there and they have some great photos on their blog. See the RNC here and the DNC here.

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