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INCREDIBLE NEW COMPETITION…

Incredibles Social Media Post Competition

To celebrate the Disney Pixar’s new movie The Incredibles 2 release at UK cinemas, we’ve got a brand new competition for you!

To enter, simply head over to our Facebook, Twitter or Instagram page now and nominate someone #Incredible who you think deserves to #WIN a movie bundle including cinema and dinner experience for 2, The Incredibles on DVD and selection of popcorn, sweets and treats to have their own movie night.

Competition ends on midnight on Sunday 22nd July 2018 and we will choose our winner w/c Monday 23rd July.

Make sure you Preorder your Disney Pixar Incredibles 2 Official 2019 Calendar or Family Organizer now and be one of the first to receive it! Free UK Delivery included in the price plus worldwide delivery also available. Limited stock so preorder now to avoid disappointment  Incredibles 2019 family org twitter   The Incredibles 12x12 Calendar 2019 Front

GOOD LUCK! 🙂

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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

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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LAST CHANCE TO BUY THIS WEEK PLUS AN ORIGINAL IDEA…

Last Chance 2018 calendars diaries web bannerThis week is the LAST CHANCE you will have to buy any of our official 2018 Calendars and Diaries for the biggest brands in Music, TV, Film, Gaming and Sport. And with 30% Off the RRP & FREE UK Delivery, now’s the time to get yours before they’re all gone!

NOW HERE’S AN ORIGINAL IDEA….

…why not get the maximum pleasure from your favourite square calendar and instantly frame your stunning calendar images using this very unique Flip Frame. It just so happens that a lot of calendars are the same size as vinyl records, so at the touch of a button your calendar can become a piece of original framed art using an LP Flip Frame. Our friends at www.showandlisten.com brought this to our attention and thought it would be a fun idea to get the maximum pleasure from your favourite calendars, past and present.

They are currently offering this #StarWars Official 2018 Calendar Collector’s Package including: 1 x Black Flip Frame and 1 x sealed Star Wars official 2018 Calendar Collector’s Edition for a limited time only >> http://bit.ly/StarWarsFlipFramePackage

But if you have your own official square calendar you would like to frame, then you can just purchase the flipframe on its own here for only £19.99 >> http://bit.ly/FlipFrame

UPDATE TO OUR PRIVACY POLICY

As new data laws are coming into effect, we just wanted to let all our lovely customers know that we’ve updated our Privacy Policy

Our customers data and privacy are very important to us and these updates will give more clarity over how we collect and use personal data.

So if you’d like to find out more, TAKE A LOOK AT OUR PRIVACY POLICY 🙂

30% OFF ALL 2018 CALENDARS, DIARIES AND ANNUALS

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If you want to get organised in style this year, then take advantage of our fantastic offer and purchase an official 2018 calendar or diary for your favourite brand or celebrity NOW with 30% OFF PLUS Free UK Delivery!

We have a great range to choose from including Film Calendars, TV Show Calendars, Music Artist Calendars, Gaming Calendars, Glamour CalendarsSports Calendars, Football Calendars, Kids Calendars and Colouring In Calendars

We also have a range of different formats such as Slim and Mini Calendars, Desk Easel and Block Calendars, Family Planners and Special Edition Calendars.

We even have a selection of Personalised Calendars available on our sister site www.personalise.com where you can add a name and any noteable dates! we currently have a 20% Offer on all personalised calendars when you use code CALENDAR20 at checkout before 22nd January 2018.

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We also have a great range of official 2018 Diaries to choose from – including A5 Sized, A6 Sized and Pocket Sized Diaries

If you’re a football fan then you might be interested to see our 2018 Team Annuals which also have 30% OFF

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THANK YOU FROM THE DANILO TEAM

We would like to say a MASSIVE THANK YOU to all our fantastic customers, whose continual support means we can continue to do what we love!

Have a lovely Christmas and New Years from the Danilo Team x

 

Please Note that Customer Services will be closed for the holiday season from 22nd December to 2nd January 2018. All correspondence and orders made during this time will be responded to on Wednesday 3rd January when we reopen

MEET YOUR TOP GEAR PRESENTERS: Q&A WITH RORY, CHRIS AND MATT

We put Top Gear Presenters Rory Reid, Chris Harris and Matt LeBlanc under the spotlight in our latest Q&A:

1. What was the favourite place you visited from last series?

Rory: So far, that would have to be Kazakhstan, as it’s so vastly different to anywhere else I’ve ever visited. The landscape, the culture and the customs are all fascinating, as are the people. Being a bit of a stargazer, I was doubly fascinated with thevplace as it’s home to the Baikonor Cosmodrome, from where  the very first people were launched into space.

Chris: There were parts of Montenegro that I loved – I remember standing with Matt on top of a mountain looking down onto a lake… I loved Montenegro.

 

2. What’s been your favourite car to drive in this series?

Matt: The Lamborghini Huracan was a fun car to spin around

Rory: Volkswagen Golf GTI. Sabine and I did that film. It’s such a good car. It is not on the level of a Porsche but in the right hands it is quicker.

Chris: I had a full 11/10, out of body of moment when I drove Ferrari FXX K. That woke me up proper sideways. It does 120mph. Nobody else had driven it before. Amazing.

 

3. What’s been the funniest moment on the show?

Chris: In TV you want things to happen, in Top Gear we want things to happen. But when an unscheduled crash happens it can be quite funny – it wasn’t at the time but looking back it was funny.

Rory: Watching Chris Harris attempt to drift an Alfa Romeo through the narrowest of gaps. I won’t spoil it for you, and I really shouldn’t laugh, but I nearly fell out of my chair.

 

4. What is your favourite racing track to drive on?

Chris: How many other people have drifted a Ferrari FXX K around Daytona? I like drifting stuff that shouldn’t be drifted. When someone tells me ‘that’s not a car that should be drifted’, I’ll go against that and say yes, it is.

 

5. If you had an unlimited budget what would be your dream car?

Chris: It changes on a daily basis because I’m a car enthusiast. For me today I woke up and wanted a 1974 Porsche 911 GT3 RS – it’s one of the best cars driven and about £1.2 million pounds sterling.

Rory: Probably the Bugatti Chiron. I didn’t like the look of them at first, but the design has really grown on me and the performance speaks for itself.

 

 6. Which car best represents you / your personality? / Describe each other.

What’s Rory like?

Chris: He is competitive, he is a perfectionist and he has an interest in the style of cars that I love seeing. I love seeing things that I don’t really get. Matt He has this boyish quality to him that gives the audience a voyeuristic view of what we are doing. He has this bright eyed excitement about it all, which is really endearing and fun to be around.

And Matt?

Chris: He is a big friendly bear, he is much wiser than people give credit for and he has seen it all. I think people will be surprised to see his driving skills.

 

And if you’re a Top Gear fan, then don’t forget you can purchase the Official Top Gear 2018 Desk Easel Calendar and the Official Top Gear 2018 Calendar at Calendar Club, HMV, WH Smith and online at danilo.com (with Free UK Delivery) and Amazon UK – they make great Christmas Stocking Fillers!