U.S. Pop Culture Productizes Basil Marceaux, Antoine Dodson, Steven Slater

SOURCE: Zazzle

Custom Products Company Zazzle Serves as Platform for Zeitgeist

REDWOOD CITY, CA–(Marketwire – August 13, 2010) – Zazzle, the world’s leading platform for quality custom products, is seeing a current jump in products created to match what’s on the nation’s collective pop culture mind, with Basil Marceaux, Antoine Dodson and Steven Slater emerging as the three most recent examples and together fueling the creation of thousands of new custom products at www.Zazzle.com. The three men who have individually captured the nation’s attention over the past week are truly memorable: one a uniquely passionate candidate for Tennessee Governor, another a concerned citizen and family man, and the third hailed by many as “the working man’s hero.”

Zazzle’s on-demand product creation platform allows anyone, from major brands including Disney and Warner Bros. to passionately creative individuals, to create and sell a vast array of merchandise, all at no cost and no risk. Products created or inspired by Marceaux, Dodson, and Slater began appearing as soon as each began their unique rise to notoriety. Shirts, mugs, and other products typically include instantly iconic visuals and a catchphrase or humor to appeal to potential buyers. In the Antoine Dodson store, the “We gon find you” t-shirts, mugs, keychains and aprons are some of the most popular products. In fact, Zazzle is home to the official merchandise stores for both Antoine Dodson and Basil Marceaux.

Custom products created or inspired by these three men are available at:

“You never know what’s going to capture the imaginations of people at any given moment,” commented Jason Kang, vice president of marketing with Zazzle. “We’ve seen a big jump in products created with these kinds of popular cultural trends over the past several years. In addition to instantly publishing thoughts, comments, causes and designs via other social media websites, we’ve found that people are looking for ways to interact and express themselves on physical mediums like t-shirts, mugs, skateboards, and even real U.S. postage. Antoine Dodson’s face on your mail… who would have imagined?”

To date, consumers have created more than 32 billion products on Zazzle. Most orders will be produced on demand within 24 hours.

About Zazzle
Zazzle is the world’s leading platform for quality custom products. Zazzle’s proprietary technology enables individuals, professional artists, and major brands, including Disney and Hallmark, to create and offer billions of unique products for customers worldwide. Zazzle’s rapidly expanding product base covers every topic imaginable and includes custom t-shirts, business cards, and invites, in addition to a variety of other gifts. Upon creation, products are instantly and accurately visualized on the site and offered in the Zazzle marketplace. When ordered, each product is made on-demand, typically within 24 hours. Launched in 2005 and based in Redwood City, California, Zazzle’s vision is to redefine commerce, powered by the world’s imagination.

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