TREVOSE, Pa., Oct. 31, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Advertising Specialty Institute® (ASI) today released a top 10 list of the wackiest political promotional products of the 2016 presidential race.
Click here for an ASI video, "Crazy Election 2016," showcasing the top promotional products featuring Republican candidate Donald Trump and Democrat Hillary Clinton.
"In addition to ubiquitous promotional products like bumper stickers, buttons and yard signs, the promo industry is going wild devising memorable products featuring this year's candidates," said ASI CEO Timothy M. Andrews. "No matter who you support, political swag is definitely capturing voters' attention."
Top 10 wackiest political promotional products of 2016:
- Trump Hair Socks With artificial hair that can be combed and flipped.
- Hillary Clinton ready-for-action figure 6-inch hard-plastic figure.
- Clinton/Trump Piñatas Fun activity for any campaign event.
- Trump/Clinton chia heads Water the Chia seeds and watch them grow.
- "Make America Great Again" Hat Trump's slogan embroidered on a red cap.
- Hillary Clinton "woman card" Become a card-carrying member.
- Notorious HRC Shirt Hillary Rodham Clinton, aka "Notorious H.R.C."
- "We Shall Overcomb" T-shirt Trump shirt with comb and funny saying.
- Trump/Clinton talking pens Press Trump's hair to hear his actual words; press Clinton button to hear her actual laugh.
- Clinton/Trump sneakers Wearable shoes branded with each candidate's face.
Campaign finance reports show Trump spending nearly five times more than Clinton on promotional merchandise advertising his candidacy.
The official Donald Trump campaign store features $30 logoed hats, #Yuge buttons, playing cards, drink coolers, etc. The official Hillary Clinton campaign store sells branded totes, notebooks, houseware and apparel including $35 custom state T-shirts. Thousands of products are also given away to supporters at campaign rallies and headquarters.
The latest ASI nationwide bumper sticker poll conducted October 28-30 showed Clinton leading Trump 53% to 47% among respondents asked which candidate's sticker they would be most willing to put on their car.
According to Time magazine, buttons and pins have been a part of election culture since America's first presidential inauguration, supporters sported metal pins that said "Long live the president" and George Washington's initials.
The Advertising Specialty Institute (ASI®) serves a network of 23,500 suppliers, distributors and decorators in the $22 billion promotional products industry.
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SOURCE Advertising Specialty Institute