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CHANCE TO WIN £100!!

We have a fantastic new  opportunity to #WIN £100! We’re looking for UK & Irish families to take part in our 5-min #Calendar #Survey. Just click here > https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/DaniloCalendars & answer our quick questions to be automatically entered into our £100 #competition! Closes 30th September
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Thanks so much, we really appreciate you taking the time! and GOOD LUCK

The winner will be announced w/c 1st October 2018

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40 DAYS COUNTDOWN TILL OUR 40TH BIRTHDAY!

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THE COUNTDOWN HAS BEGUN!

Thursday 18th October marks Danilo’s 40th Birthday

Danilo’s story first began 40 years ago in 1978, following the death of the King of Rock ‘n’ Roll Elvis Presley, when Danilo’s Chairman Laurence Prince recognised the public’s mood to celebrate Elvis’s life. After a plane trip to Los Angeles to secure the rights for an official Elvis calendar from Colonel Tom Parker, Laurence began his journey of turning a small printing company into the Calendar, Diary, Greetings Card & Gift Wrap publishing success it has become today!

We want to celebrate this momentous occasion with you, our lovely customers, so will be offering you the chance to

WIN

A selection of our Official 2019 Calendars every week between now and 18th October, totalling 40 Calendars!

To enter please visit our Social Media pages now:

Facebook, Twitter or Instagram

For more information and terms and conditions please click here

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Q & A WITH DANILO’S SALES OFFICE MANAGER AMY ROWLEY

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Amy Rowley is Danilo’s Sales Office Manager, who has a proficient background working in retail. She has indulged her passion for art and design over the past few years and has even studied and gained a qualification in graphic design, inspiring her to follow trends and culture within the art and design world.

Since joining Danilo Promotions in 2016, Amy has fully immersed herself in the culture and dynamics of the Danilo team, and continues to give fantastic customer service whilst always striving to maximise sales and she remains a strong asset to the company.

So, in order to get to know Amy a little bit better, we asked her a few questions about herself and her career…

1.What was your previous job to Danilo?

Before joining Danilo my first ever job was in retail, aged 16, which spanned across 6 years, in various companies and departments such as admin and customer services.

2. What do you most enjoy about your role at Danilo?

My role is very diverse, no two days are the same at Danilo. I enjoy working in such a friendly industry and I also love working with so many fun and exciting brands every day, especially Disney and Harry Potter to name a few!

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

I quite like the idea of the film of my life being an animation so I would like to see myself brought to life as a cartoon character 😊

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

I think I would be described as patient, fun and probably clumsy!

5. Whose Calendar have you got on your wall this year?

This year I have the Disney vintage posters calendar, it’s on my fridge and features lots of my childhood faves like Alice in Wonderland and Peter Pan, it’s great and is obviously a Danilo calendar!

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

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

Danilo’s National Sales Manager, Deryl Thomas, comments: “Amy is a very proficient employee and provides invaluable support to the account managers such as myself. She is professional and has a very positive manner when dealing with customers. A great asset to the sales team.”

To contact Amy if you have any questions about Danilo, please email arowley@danilo.com

CALLING ALL SHERLOCK & BENEDICT CUMBERBATCH FANS…

We’re delighted to reveal the Official 2019 Calendar Cover!

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Possibly the most famous detective in the world, the resident of 221b Baker Street has been brought right up to date with Benedict Cumberbatch’s portrayal in the BBC drama. Watched by an average of 12.8m viewers in series 3, this popular TV series has become globally renowned.

This official calendar features imagery from all 12 episodes across the three Sherlock series as well as from The Abominable Bride Christmas Special and includes key characters such as Mrs Hudson, Molly Hooper, Irene Adler, Jim Moriarty, Inspector Greg Lestrade, Mycroft Holmes as well as Sherlock and Dr Watson, alongside a monthly date panel.

So show your allegiance to all things Sherlock with this official licensed 2019 calendar. Preorder your calendar now and be one of the first to receive it when it comes into stock – it’s elementary my dear friends

PLUS you’ll get 20% OFF & FREE UK P&P when you preorder your calendar at using code SHERLOCK20 at checkout until Tue 24 July! Worldwide delivery also available

NEW SHERLOCK CALENDAR COVER REVEAL PLUS 2018 PREORDERS NOW AVAILABLE…

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It’s that time of year again at Danilo, when we replace the old with the new! An we’re delighted that our full range of fantastic Official Calendars and Diaries for 2018 are now available at http://www.danilo.com

In particular, we are very excited about the NEW Sherlock Official 2018 Calendar, featuring Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman, A Square Calendar measuring 305mm x 305mm, this calendar features stunning graphics of key characters such as Sherlock Holmes, Dr John Watson, Mycroft Holmes, Molly Hooper, Mrs Hudson and DI Greg Lestrade.

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We have some great Movie Calendars this year too, such as Despicable Me 3, Transformers, My Little Pony, Wonder Woman, Justice League, Beauty and the Beast, Pirates of the Caribbean and many more….

For all you music lovers, we have a great selection of Official Calendars to choose from. Covering a few music genres you can pick from the classics such as Elvis Presley, Cliff Richard, Donny Osmond, Queen and The Beatles through to Ariana Grande, Justin Bieber, Little Mix, Take That, One Direction, The Vamps and more

We also have a range of different formats for our Calendars and Diaries, so no matter how you like to stay organised, there is the perfect size for you!

DESK EASEL AND DESK BLOCK CALENDARS – perfect for your home or office

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OFFICIAL 2018 DIARIES – Come in A6, A5 and pocket sizes -from £5.99

So get pre-ordering now and be one of the first to receive these products as soon as they come into stock! And remember we offer FREE UK Delivery on all Calendars, Diaries, Greetings Cards and Gift Wrap!! Worldwide delivery is also available 🙂

ITS BACK AND MORE DESPICABLE THAN EVER!

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The team who brought you “Despicable Me” and the biggest animated hits of 2013 and 2015, “Despicable Me 2” and “Minions,” returns to continue the adventures of Gru, Lucy, their adorable adopted daughters—Margo, Edith and Agnes—as well as those hilarious Minions with the brand new upcoming film Despicable me 3.

Released on 30th June 2017, Despicable Me 3 made almost $83.5 million in it’s opening weekend and therefore had the biggest opening weekend of all animated films so far this year!

Danilo  have been working with Universal for several years on Despicable Me products, and are publishing a strong range of Calendars, Diaries, Greetings Cards, Gift Wrap & Bags this year, designed around the new film’s funky, colourful 80’s theme.

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Danilo are delighted to be running a DM3 themed promotion with Tesco’s starting from Monday 26th June for several weeks, to promote the fantastic new Despicable Me 3 Card & Gift Wrap range.

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“Despicable Me is one of those brands that everyone within our business loves working on as it really has mass appeal across all age groups” states Danilo’s Licensing Director Dan Grant. “This allows us to create a range of cards, wrap and bags that target every family member from the kids through to grandparents.  Our latest range focuses on the key themes from the movie both across characters such as The Minions and Gru, but also making use of the strong 1980’s artwork that really makes the offering different to previous years.

Overall the movie wont fail to impress anyone who sees it and I am sure it will be the hit movie of the summer.”

 

DANILO’S CHARLOTTE COMPLETES THE LONDON MARATHON!

Every year the London Marathon attracts thousands of runners but this year saw a whopping 40,000+ people taking part, making it the biggest in the event’s 37-year history.

This fantastic annual event saw fund raisers, amateur runners and elite athletes tackle the 26.2 mile (42.2km) course, starting from Blackheath and ending at St James Park.

And amongst celebrities such as Chris Evans and Sophie Raworth was our very own Assistant Management Accountant Charlotte Shepherd!

We caught up with Charlotte after she successfully completed the course (in a very respectable 6 hours!) and asked her the following questions:

1) How are you feeling today, both physically and emotionally, now that you’ve completed the Marathon?

I think the best word that fits this question is exhausted! Muscles are hurting that I didn’t even know I had but I am still so chuffed that I took part in the London Marathon let alone finished it!

2) How does it feel to raise so much money for the Children with Cancer UK ?

The support we have received in sponsor ship has been amazing! Again a big thank you to everyone who sponsored us!! Raising the money is a challenge in itself.

3) What was the atmosphere like when you were running?

The atmosphere was one of the best things about the whole day! The crowd was amazing and really kept you going when you needed them the most! All ages cheering you on from the side lines – everyone just wants you to make the finish. It was amazing from start to finish! So many people handing out Jelly Babies I was in my element!

4) What helped motivate you to keep going for all 26.2 miles of the course?

There were a few things that kept me motivated to finish the 26.2 miles. Firstly, the amount we had raised in sponsorship for an amazing charity. And the sheer determination I had, nothing was going to stop me crossing that line. I set off to finish and that’s what I was going to do.

5) Would you do it again?

Urm….Would I do it again? I honestly don’t know? My initial feelings after finishing was no never again….But I guess you can never say never right?

We want to wish Charlotte and all the other brave Marathon runners a HUGE CONGRATULATIONS from the Danilo team! 🙂

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Join the Danilo Team…Junior Designer wanted!

We’ve a great opportunity to join our team! If you’re a junior designer with talent & character please get in touch!!

All the details of the job can be found here >> bit.ly/DaniloDesigner

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DANILO RECEIVES SPECIAL PARTNER AWARD FROM NICKELODEON!

At Nickelodeon’s Main UK Showcase Presentation that took place yesterday in London, we were both surprised and delighted to receive a special award at the end of the event!

Presented to Licensing Director Dan Grant & Operations Director Daniel Prince, Danilo were awarded a special trophy for being Nickelodeon’s “Longstanding Partner“. Having worked alongside Nickelodeon for almost 20 years on fantastic brands such as Rugrats (in the early days), SpongeBob Squarepants, Shimmer and Shine as well as Paw Patrol, we were honoured to have received such recognition and look forward to another 20 years of partnership with this great licensing partner.

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DANILO TAKES TOP SPOT AT NATIONAL CALENDAR AWARDS

Held at the beautiful Stationer’s Hall in London we were one again thrilled to mingle at the National Calendar Awards with friends from Calendar Club, Grange Communications, Pixel, Carousel Calendars, Avonside Publishing among others, whilst wandering through the exhibition and admiring all the 2017 nominations.

The NCA’s are a national event (we like to think the OSCAR’s of the calendar world) held annually celebrate the best calendar designs and bring together printers, designers, photographers, artists, publishers as well as the industry’s future ‘the student’.

And this year we were delighted to have received ten nominations and won FIVE awards!

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We were also joined by TV star Nick Ferrari who did a fantastic job of hosting and presenting the awards and we thoroughly enjoyed the LBC Radio Star’s hilarious anecdotes throughout the night.

So after another great night, the Danilo team are now gearing up for showing our new 2018 range at Spring Fair at NEC, Birmingham this February.

Fingers crossed we can replicate our success at next year’s awards!