US 2016 Presidential Election Updates (#Zlections)
Posted: Wednesday, August 12, 2015 1:55:36 PM
Howdy Designers,

The 2016 US Presidential Elections are 453 days away and are already taking over the headlines! Here at Zazzle headquarters, we’ve been busy gearing up for the already exciting election season by launching our presidential election hub just last week. We’re looking forward to getting even more involved as the presidential race goes on, and we’ll be on the lookout for the best candidates for fun, fresh and exciting designs to feature on Zazzle!

This forum post will be the place to get all the latest news on the US 2016 Presidential Elections to help get your creative juices flowing! Make sure to check back here as the race continues.

In addition, we’re putting together an interest group for Designers who would like an extra boost in staying up to date on the political arena over the election season! To ensure that we’re sharing these tips only with Designers who are interested in designing for the political arena, you will only be included in these updates if you sign up at this link.

If you have been designing election 2016 specific gear, please make sure to tag them with “Zlection” in your keywords so we can take a look!

Feel free to use #Zlection in social media posts as well to promote your presidential designs!

Yay for Democracy! Happy designing!
Posted: Monday, August 24, 2015 4:59:50 PM
We wanted to remind you about a few basic principles for creating quality designs about the candidates.

Showing support for your favorite candidate is allowed and encouraged.

As a reminder though, Zazzle does not allow any designs that use a campaign’s official logo or any other trademarked material, and we comply with requests to respect candidates’ intellectual property rights.

Tip #1: DO NOT
Just a friendly reminder, do NOT use a campaign’s official logo – the logo is typically trademarked and therefore off-limits for Zazzlers

Tip #2: DO
Do use a candidate’s first name and/or last name – using a name to show your support is fair game

Tip #3: DO
For stock images, make sure you’ve purchased the rights for “commercial use” in order to create and sell a design on Zazzle

Check out this blog post for a few reminders!

Thanks!
Posted: Friday, September 04, 2015 7:56:39 PM
Hopefully you have all been following recent political news!

Here at Zazzle, we’ve been seeing trends with yard signs! We’re seeing an abundance of great political t-shirts and bumper stickers, and we’d love to extend the political designs to more products.

Zazzle Tip: To make sure your yard signs are extra attractive for customers and for potential Zazzle promotions, publish on the most cost effective option.

Keeping up with the media is a great way to stay current with your political designs. The next GOP debate is September 16 at the Ronald Reagan National Presidential Library - with the success of the last debate, we anticipate this debate will be just as hot. Seems like a perfect time to dust off those vintage Reagan designs. Make sure you tag them, or any other designs perfect for this event, with “zlection” so we can check them out for potential promotion!

Next up, October 13 will be the first Democratic Debate, hosted by CNN. Get ready for Hillary and Bernie to battle it out! Is your store ready for their debate?

As you might have heard in our Zazzle Chat this week, our tried and true products like T-shirts, bumper stickers, hats, buttons, and yard signs always do well for political designs. But the products that have been really getting attention are our unique novelty products like hot sauces, nail decals, and Cap-Sac visors.

Inspired to design? Ready, set…go! Happy designing!
Posted: Monday, September 26, 2016 4:52:28 PM
Hello Designers,

Today is the first Presidential Debate, and we think now is the time to hop on board the political train if you haven’t done so yet. We would still love to see some more new, fun and fresh designs on apparel, bumper stickers, hats, buttons, yard signs, etc.

Happy Designing!

Best,
Christine
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