Monthly Archives: June 2018

Q & A WITH NEWEST ADDITION TO THE SALES TEAM, JULIE ANDERSON

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Renowned industry executive, Julie Anderson joined our expanding national sales team in April, bringing with her a wealth of industry experience. As Senior National Account Manager, Julie is responsible for overseeing some major retail accounts for the company. So, hot on the heels of her settling in, we asked Julie a few questions to find out a little more about her…

1.What was your previous job to Danilo?

My previous role was National Account Manager for Pioneer Europe Ltd ( I was selling balloons and partyware).  Prior to that my career had been as follows; 15 years for Hallmark, 10 years for Carte Blanche and 3 years for Gemma.

2. What are you most looking forward to in your new role at Danilo?

An opportunity to work for Danilo doesn’t come along very often, so whilst I was happy working for Pioneer Europe, I just felt that when this position became available, it was the right move for me.

I am particularly looking forward to getting back into the wonderful world of cards and wrap/calendars and diaries.  Although my last 2 years were out of the industry, prior to that I had done 28 years within it.. Therefore I am very excited about working with this product category again, working with some amazing customers I have met along the way plus new customers and finally working closely with the dynamic Danilo team.

3.What do you consider your greatest achievement to date?

I would probably say bringing up my 2 wonderful daughters whilst working full time… oooh and not having a day off sick for over 15 years!

4.Who would play you in a film of your life?

It would have to be the amazing Helen Mirren – a strong, classic and determined lady.

5.What 3 words would friends / family / colleagues use to describe you?

I asked my friends this question as I didn’t think it fair to answer it myself… they said considerate, determined and hardworking… and if I was allowed a 4th word I’m sure many people would say chatty!

6.What is the best piece of advice you’ve received?

Always treat everybody the way you would like to be treated!

Danilo sales director, Brett Smith, comments: “I’ve known Julie for many years and have always admired her professionalism and can-do attitude. She always goes above and beyond to look after her customers and that’s exactly the philosophy we all have here at Danilo. Julie brings some invaluable experience and will fit in perfectly with the existing team.”

So a big welcome to the team Julie from all of us 😊

To contact Julie about any of Danilo’s official calendars, diaries, greetings cards and wrap ranges, please email janderson@danilo.com

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Danilo signs independent distribution agreement with Words ‘n’ Wishes

Danilo is to be distributed by greeting card publisher Words ‘n’ Wishes for the independent sector…Article published by PG Buzz

This follows Tuesday’s news (June 19) that Is It Art (which has been representing Danilo in the independent channel for the past 18 years) is to be fully integrated into the Carte Blanche business. With mutual consent, the two publishers have amicably agreed that it is the right time to sever links.

Commenting on the new partnership Danilo’s managing director, Daniel Prince, said “We have enjoyed an excellent relationship with Is It Art over the last 18 years but felt the time had come for a different approach to the independent market. We would like to thank Alister [Marchant, ceo of CBG] and the wider team at Is It Art/Carte Blanche for their work over the years and wish them the very best of luck for the future.”

Brett Smith, sales director of Danilo explained that having watched with interest, the work Words ‘n’ Wishes has been doing in this sector over the past 12 months, “particularly in a difficult trading climate”, an approach was made.

Danilo’s Daniel Prince (second left) and Brett Smith (far right) with colleagues Martin Carter (second right) and Dan Grant.
Danilo’s Daniel Prince (second left) and Brett Smith (far right) with colleagues Martin Carter (second right) and Dan Grant.

“We feel Danilo’s strong portfolio of brands, along with Words ‘n’ Wishes’ outstanding reputation and customer service, will lead to a fantastic partnership ensuring our independent customers receive the products and service they deserve,” said Brett.

Last October, Words ‘n’ Wishes took over the sales and distribution of card publisher Quitting Hollywood, expanding its salesforce to accommodate the broader portfolio. This is the next step in Words ‘n’ Wishes’ growth plan.

Rod Brown, joint managing director of Words ‘n’ Wishes, revealed that “When Danilo approached us to discuss the possibility of distributing their products through the independent market, we were immediately excited and flattered,” recognising that adding Danilo’s strong line up of licensed products could “only further enhance the strength and quality” of its offering to the independent sector.

Words ‘n’ Wishes’ joint md Rod Brown.
Words ‘n’ Wishes’ joint md Rod Brown.

While Words ‘n’ Wishes was not targeting licensed products on its wish list, however, Rod says the Danilo range offers “a fantastic opportunity and comfortable fit with no conflict” of the publisher’s existing portfolio

The Words ‘n’ Wishes salesforce of 24 agents will be carrying all the key elements of the Danilo portfolio, including a calendar offering commencing for 2020.

As to whether Words ‘n’ Wishes will be representing more publishers in this way, Rod said “we believe that we have an infrastructure and philosophy that could expand further to include another publisher or product providing it was the right fit.”

Danilo will be contacting all customers over the next few weeks with further details of the transition to Words ‘n’ Wishes, however up until July 1 it is business as usual and orders should continue to be placed with the Is It Art sales force.

WIN A FATHER’S DAY HERO PRIZE BUNDLE

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We’ve teamed up with the lovely people at Paladone to offer a Father’s Day prize bundle that any hero dad will love.

To enter our competition head over to our Facebook, Twitter or Instagram page now and tell us why your dad (or dad like figure) is your hero

Competition ends 11am on Thursday 14 th June 2018

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Purchase your official Father’s day Card, Gift Wrap and Gift Bag now for all your favourite brands and recieve FREE FIRST CLASS UK DELIVERY

GOOD LUCK! 🙂

Terms and conditions:

  • Competition closes at 11am Thursday 14th June 2018
  • Entrants must be 16 or over
  • The competition is open to UK residents only
  • The prizes include:
    • Father’s day card, gift wrap and gift bag of choice from danilo.com
    • A Captain America mug, A Black Panther glass, An Iron Man travel mug, A Thor keyring, and A set of Avengers gadget stickers available from paladone
  • The winner will be contacted on social media on Thursday 14th June
  • Our favourite entry after the the closing date will be selected as the winner
  • The winner will be required to give details of their address, so prizes can be delivered
  • If the prize is unclaimed after reasonable efforts have been made to contact the winner, Danilo will be entitled to dispose of the prize as it sees fit without any liability to the winner for having done so.
  • Entries with incorrect answers, fraudulent or entries entered incorrectly will be disqualified.
  • Entry assumes acceptance of terms and conditions.
  • The prize is as stated and there are no alternatives.
  • We reserve the right to substitute a prize of equal or greater value if the stated prize is unavailable.
  • The decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into. We reserve the right to alter, amend or foreclose the promotion without prior notice

JURASSIC WORLD COMPETITION PLUS NEW GREETINGS CARDS & GIFT WRAP

With all of the wonder, adventure and thrills synonymous with one of the most popular and successful series in cinema history, this all-new motion-picture event sees the return of favourite characters and dinosaurs—along with new breeds more awe-inspiring and terrifying than ever before. Welcome to Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom.

Danilo are delighted to offer a brand new official greetings cards Including a fantastic birthday sound card) gift wrap and gift bag range for Jurassic World. Perfect for any Jurassic World fans, our official birthday cards come with an unsealed envelope and FREE first-class UK delivery is included in the price. Order from our website www.danilo.com Monday to Friday before 2pm and you’ll receive same day dispatch

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PLUS  To celebrate the release of the Jurassic World Fallen Kingdom movie this week, we’re giving you the chance to WIN a fantastic Jurassic World prize bundle including our new greetings cards and some official Jurassic World toys.

To enter our competition, simply visit our Facebook, Twitter or Instagram pages and comment on the competition post which grid square on the Isla Nublar map you think Raptor Blue is located in. The Competition closes 15th June and click here for terms and conditions

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