• Facebook, WeWork and others use this startup to make swag

    Facebook, WeWork and others use this startup to make swag

    Swag, especially good swag, can be important. That’s where Swag.com comes in. The company aims to be a way for companies to get quality swag to help people rep their brands. “People think of swag as junk, but it shouldn’t be,” Swag co-founder Jeremy Parker told TechCrunch. “It could be an amazing marketing tool if it’s built right.” Read More

  • CrunchGear contest: keep that old iPhone 3GS alive and useful

    The iPhone 4 is trickling into people’s hands before Apple really wanted them to; but not everyone is jumping on the upgrade bandwagon. Whether your contract term hasn’t yet expired, or you just don’t feel compelled to upgrade to the latest device, we’ve got a giveaway bundle that’ll make you happy to keep using your iPhone 3G or 3GS! Headphones, docks, skins… Read More

  • Completely unnecessary at IFA 2008: Sharp's inflatable swag-thing

    Oh man, who thought this was a good idea? Pretty much all the big companies were handing out goodie bags, so to speak, at IFA. Inside is the usual assortment of swag you’d find at any trade show: pens, buttons, maybe an extraordinarily cheap pair of headphones, etc. Not Sharp, though. They went above and beyond the call of duty. They were handing out these giant inflatable, I… Read More

  • Kane & Lynch: When swag almost causes a heart attack

    Not that anyone cares, but I nearly had a heart attack yesterday. Not because I was robbed or anything like that, but because I got a package in the mail. There’s an Eidos game coming out by the name of Kane & Lynch: Dead Men. Specifically I don’t know what it’s about—two men named Kane and Lynch, dead presumably—but the packaging it came in really freaked me out. Read More