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Welcome to the new branch…

Currently  teasing a few people on Facebook about the location of Windsor’s next branch, here’s the best shot…

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Give us a lift…

When you’ve got some serious lifting to do, it helps to have a crane business as your sister-company! This amazing bit of air cargo kit is now was shipped from Germany to become part of the new Rushlift hire fleet.

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Mysterious Interweb Days

It’s sometimes easy to forget how exotic and mysterious the Internet seemed just a few years ago.

Rummaging through the archives I found this little beauty from a 1997 issue of the Yorkshire Post business supplement, quoting me on my searching prowess.

Judging by the amount of fax-related ads in the issue, the YP were obviously a little behind the curve when coming up with this story. It came about when trying to get a bit of extra coverage for my old friends at Toyota, but the journalist was more interested in the magic box that allowed me to find a set of public accounts.

My reaction now, and probably then too, was something like “The Yorkshire Post! They actually ran this?! Wait a minute, ‘tech-head’?!”

Now I don’t know which comment to be impressed about the most, my sweeping generalisation about all of Japan (which I doubt I actually said), the ordinariness / between-the-lines amazement of it all, or the little mention of ‘friendly Yorkshire’.

Ah mysterious, happy days…

Web Untangles Japanese Mystery

Advisers and their clients may be on first-name terms in friendly Yorkshire but there’s no reason to assume this cosy informality obtains all over the world.

So when the top brass from Japan dropped in at Toyota Industrial Equipment (UK), Leeds, it was strictly “Mister”, both during the customary bout of bowing, card-swapping and handshaking and thereafter.

This presented a challenge for Charles Walls, the company charged with publishing the tour- how to find out the visitors first names.

No problem for tech-head account manager Tony Benson. He surfed the Internet and found that the men he had met days earlier were called Kanji Kurioka, worldwide head of Toyota’s forklift business, Takashi Matsuura and Toshiro Ishihara.

“Nobody is on first name terms in Japan, so we didn’t know what to call them,” said Mr Benson.

“I found Toyota’s annual report and accounts and assorted publicity material on the Web and accessed the English-Language version.”

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Say ‘Cheese’ Santa

Our mates at Swisslog have come up with a Santa themed competition that’s bound to hit the festive mark….


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Make sure your batteries are undead

Chicago agency Y&R Midwest pick a less obvious movie theme for battery client, DieHard…


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Double Decker

According to internet legend, the inventor of the Double Decker chocolate bar was sacked for unauthorised access of the Cadbury laboratory.

Matthew Carroll, the employee who created the product, was found in the laboratory at the Cadbury factory in Chirk, just outside Wrexham, ‘experimenting’. Although the resulting experiment was a success, he was subsequently sacked for breaking strict company rules by being in the laboratory. Sounds a bit harsh, but rules are rules!

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Bye, Bye Baby Brain!

Well here I am, it’s my first day back at Doncaster’s Finest Marketing Agency, TB Marketing.

As my job involves A LOT of writing, I thought it only right to start the day off by blowing off the cobwebs with a spot of blogging. So, here goes…

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Lessons from Project Baby Beno Part 2

In Part One we learnt how raising babies is tough. Okay, so not much of a revelation there to anyone that’s tried it, but as Baby Beno is having an unusually long sleep, here are a few insights and tips from the early days…

1. Be on your guard as early as possible
At just one day old, Baby Beno was getting a lot of attention, from nurses, midwives, paediatricians etc. All as expected and all fairly routine. One surprise visitor was the Bounty pack woman.

Of course at that stage your relief juices make you happy to speak to just about anyone, which is good news for £50m+ company who’s representative wanders the maternity wards taking names, date of birth, email addresses, even nappy preferences, all in exchange for a couple of product samples and wedge of coupons.

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Lessons from Project Baby Beno Part 1

Let’s get something straight first. I love my baby. Holding your firstborn in your arms is a feeling unlike any other. You instantly know that you’ll love, care for and coo over this creature for the rest of your life.

Naturally, your firstborn is beautiful beyond all reasonable expectations; has a burgeoning level of intelligence that suggests a future Nobel prize or business empire; finds most of what you do funny, leading you to believe you’ll have the best parent/child relationship since Mrs Shakespeare said ‘It’s a boy!’ and thrashes around in a manner only seen by legendary athletes, world cup winners or Madonna backing singers.

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Sweet Treat at Tickhill Christmas Market!

Congratulations to our friends at The Little Sweet Shop in Tickhill. They’ve got off to a flying start, with the small help of a few designery bits from us!

The opening night was a huge success for the little shop, with the Mayor of Tickhill officially cutting the bright pink ribbon! When we arrived we couldn’t see for the amount of people queuing out of doors, both young uns and oldies.

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Marvin & The Starlighters


 Fame at last! Great spot from our mates at Windsor… Can’t beat a bit of twist rock.

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Shootout at the TB Corral

Our TB Marketing movie competition is already in full flow! Pato and Aislin thought they’d get in on the act by shooting each other…
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Running Tracks

For those in a keep fit frame of mind, Pato recommends the following running tracks:

Keep On Running – Spencer Davis Group
Running With The Devil – Van Halen
Run To The Hills – Iron Maiden
More Than A Feeling – Boston
Start The Dance – prodigy
Alone – Heart
25 Miles – Edwin Starr
Run To You – Bryan Adams
Eye Of The Tiger – Survivor
Born To Run – Bruce Springsteen

Aislin suggests…
Foggy Mountain Breakdown – Lester Flatt & Earl Scruggs