Posts Tagged ‘Marketing’

From Small Acorns

July 18, 2013 - 2:43 pm 1,607 Comments

How time flies!

It certainly has over the past few days we’ve been busy liaising with a local company called L-Interiors which is doing a lovely little bit of CSR.

Here’s the story so far…

As speculation mounts in Bucklebury regarding the imminent birth of Prince William and the Duchess of Cambridge’s first child, the only shop in the village, L Interiors, has commissioned a unique keepsake – the limited edition ‘From Small Acorns’ mug – to mark the occasion. And, as a special celebration, to mark the occasion L Interiors will be making a donation from every sale of the mug to West Berkshire Mencap.

From Small Acorns Mu

L Interiors From Small Acorns Mug

Designed by a British company, Doris and Co, the stylish piece of home-ware is set to be a treasured souvenir of a unique moment in time. A simple design, created in classic cream-ware bears the inscription ‘From Small Acorns’, making it perfect not only as a celebration of the birth of the heir to the throne, but a cleverly stylish gift for anyone expecting their own little ‘arrival’ or indeed new venture! With its simple depiction of a crown and acorn in charcoal, the design was created in collaboration with Lynda Tillotson, the owner of L Interiors. The mug is available from the shop in Bucklebury Village or on-line at for £19.95* with a donation of £1.00 being made to local charity West Berks Mencap from the sale of every ‘From Small Acorns’ mug.

“At the time of the Royal Wedding we were asked by many of our clients if we had a souvenir of the occasion that they could purchase, sadly we didn’t. So, when I heard that Kate was pregnant, I decided to create something unique to mark the occasion,” commented Lynda Tillotson, of L Interiors. “Kate spent her formative years enjoying the wonderful surroundings of the village, where the backdrop is the ‘Avenue of Oaks’, which were originally planted to celebrate Queen Elizabeth I’s visit to Bucklebury. Therefore, it seemed only fitting to mark this momentous occasion by including a little of Kate’s heritage perfectly balanced with an acknowledgement of royalty. I believe the ‘From Small Acorns’ mug we created is an exquisite, commemorative nod to the Royal Baby, which is subtle enough to endure as a favourite piece in any home.”

Classically timeless from Small Acorns Mug

The From Small Acorns Mug is classically timeless

Leila Ferguson, CEO of West Berks Mencap added: “Lynda at L Interiors has been supporting us throughout 2013, so we were particularly delighted when she said she would make a donation from the sale of every ‘From Small Acorns’ mug to help with our fundraising. It’s a beautiful piece and would make a lovely gift, whether to celebrate the Royal Baby’s birth or another special occasion, and you’ll be making a donation to a much-needed local charity too! We hope that this special gift sells out! West Berks Mencap works with people with learning disabilities throughout West Berkshire, as such this is a particularly lovely way to celebrate the birth of the Royal Baby”.

An elegant design to mark a special occasion

The side view of the L-Interiors Small Acorns Mug

Happy New Year

January 12, 2012 - 3:36 pm 1,031 Comments

Better late than never … we wish everyone a happy, healthy and prosperous 2012.

Well what did Christmas bring… The John Lewis Christmas ad with Slow Moving Millie singing a fabulous Smith’s song: “Please Please Please, Let Me Get What I Want”… which apparently Morrisey fully approved of.

Slow Moving Millie, Rendition

Slow Moving Millie, Rendition

We understand the ad made people cry! You can buy a number of the covers used by John Lewis in their TV adverts on ‘Reworked’. John Lewis will give a £2 donation to Save The Children for every purchase of the cd.

Amazing Media!

November 17, 2011 - 6:12 pm No Comments

Silvio Berlusconi - Crooner Extraordinaire!

Silvio Berlusconi - Crooner Extraordinaire!

We are speechless – an amazing piece of news and incredible use of the media for self promotion.

Semi-Naked SJ Served Up On A Plate!

November 15, 2011 - 4:11 pm 1,016 Comments

SJ says "Relate to who's on your plate!"
As part of World Vegan Day, Gecko’s friend SJ (of kids telly fame) got semi-naked in Trafalgar Square and lay on a plate, with super sized chips and peas.
SJ only became a Vegetarian six years ago, and about a year ago decided to go vegan, she now works with a range of vegan companies and charities to encourage veganism and raise awareness of cruelty to animals.

SJ is great fun – what’s not to like about someone who is bendy enough to get into a washing machine!

Souper Greens

November 15, 2011 - 1:30 pm No Comments

Today we at Gecko decided it was definitely soup weather – chilly and bright. So, we opened a tetra-pack of New Covent Garden Souper Greens soup.

Souper Greens Soup

Souper Greens Soup

It looked truly horrid… but tasted delicious! Consensus in the office – we will be it enjoying again!

And, now we want to win a farm! When so many are currently looking for a ‘change of direction’ or to ‘move to the country’ what a fabulous piece of marketing!

Misery Bear – hero of our time!

November 1, 2011 - 9:34 am 1,009 Comments

Misery Bear is the saddest, loneliest, most suicidal teddy bear in the whole world. A borderline alcoholic with anger management issues, the furry little critter is the star of a series of BBC short films – and a marketing phenomena

The furry anti-hero has 34,500+ fans on Facebook , around 17,000 followers on Twitter, his videos reach millions of viewers, he’s raised a huge amount of money for comic relief (via a video with Kate Moss which was broadcast on BBC1 Red Nose Day) and he’s even written a book (Misery Bear’s Guide to Love & Heartbreak).

For Halloween Misery Bear dressed as a pirate – scary eh!<

Misery Bear the pirate[/caption]