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.
“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.
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.
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With the brand new #Ghostbusters film performing extremely well (Hit No 1 in UK box Office this week!), it seems the question on everybody’s lips is “Who You Gonna Call?”
But no matter if you are a fan of the new version or if you prefer the original films, we have the perfect Official Greetings Card Range for you!
Consisting of several designs including blank (any-occasion), birthday and even a fantastic sound card (which plays the Ghostbusters theme tune when opened), there is something here for any Ghostbusters fan. Have a look now at our full Ghostbusters Card Range
See descriptions and images below of a few of our Top Selling Ghostbuster Cards:
The message on the front reads “Who You Gonna Call? This Birthday…” and inside the audio message sings the original theme tune including the lyrics “If there’s something strange in your neighbourhood who you gonna call … Ghostbusters! If there’s something weird and it don’t look good, who you gonna call … Ghostbusters!”
Not forgetting there is plenty of space to write your own personal message, this card is also sent with an unsealed envelope.
This greetings card features the famous Stay Puft Marshmallow man on the front and there is no message printed inside so this card can be used for any occasion. This card is also sent with an unsealed envelope.
This card features the famous ghost Slimer from the original films on the front plus the message “Birthdays can be Scary …when you get to YOUR AGE!” Not forgetting there is plenty of space to write your own personal message. This card is also sent with an unsealed envelope
This birthday card features an image of the original Ghostbusters team alongside the message “The Spirits Are Out For Your Birthday….Gin! Vodka! & Tequila! It’s Time to Party!” Not forgetting there is plenty of space to write your own personal message and this card is also sent with an unsealed envelope.
From the humans behind ‘Despicable Me’ comes the new film ‘The Secret Life Of Pets’ which shows us what our animals get up to when we leave the house.
To celebrate this awesome new film being out in cinemas now, we’re offering you the chance to WIN a fantastic bundle including our new official Secret Life of Pets Greetings Cards, Gift Wrap and Gift Bags, as well as some yummy sweets and treats!
Enter this competition now by heading over to our Facebook Page or our Twitter page and following instructions on the relevant posts by 5th July 2016!
Watch this video of when our Pawsome friends Chase and Marshall came to visit us at the PG Live Greetings Card Show and tell us how many of our Paw Patrol Gift Bags you can spot!
If you guess the number correctly, you will be entered into our prize draw to win an Amazing Paw Patrol Bundle!
Handy Tip: Make sure you have a good look as there may be some sneaky ones in the background. PLUS we are counting the gift bag that is part of the prize bundle at the very end as one!
To enter just comment on our Facebook post or tweet us the answer to @CalendarsUK using hashtag #DaniloPawsomeComp before midnight on Sunday 12th June 2016. We will announce the winner on Facebook and Twitter w/c 13th June.
As our way of helping you, our lovely followers, get to know the Danilo Team a bit better, we have been posting fun interviews with one of our fab employees.
This time, we’ve selected our newest addition to the Danilo Team…Amy Rowley who has recently joined us as our new Sales Office Manager, to be put under the spotlight.
New member of the Danilo Team Amy
So we asked Amy:
What was your previous job to Danilo?
My previous and most recent job was a Personnel and Training team leader with Asda, I enjoyed the people aspect of the job and gained a great deal of useful experience.
Who would play you in a film of your life?
In a movie of my life I would love to be played by Cameron Diaz, she’s a strong, funny character and actress and I’m sure she could pull off an excellent British accent! (Flattering myself massively here…ha-ha!)
What do you consider your greatest achievement to date
Not sure of greatest but most recent would be passing my driving test and getting on the road after great perseverance and a lot of time and effort put in. To me it was a big deal and something I really wanted to do for myself!
4. What 3 words would friends / family / colleagues use to describe you?
Certain, Understanding, Sunny
What is the best piece of advice you’ve received?
‘Train your mind to see the positive in every situation.’ From a work colleague who became my friend, she helped me understand the power of positive thinking and how it benefits you and those around you 🙂
Want to know how the First Official Celebrity Calendar was made? Then have a look at our BRAND NEW Company Video….which also features a Celebrity whose calendars we have been publishing for over 35 years!
This video showcases how Danilo Promotions was first created in 1978 by Laurence Prince and shows how the company (as well as celebrity calendars) has grown over the years!