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Thursday, 14 May 2009

Last night was the launch party at Press Room - the Bar and Restaurant that is situated in Burnley's historic Mechanics Theatre. Press Room is a BrandSpankin' client - we formulated their brand and have produced most of their sales and marketing collateral. Have a look at some of it here.

Anyway, a great night was had by all - so best wishes to Gavin, Neil and Sam on what we think is going to be a really successful venture.


On another note, talk in the office, has been dominated by the ongoing media feeding frenzy and public outrage at the Parliamentary expenses row. We're split as to whether we'd want to provide a 'crisis comms' role to help them dig the way out of the hole. We're all pretty disgusted by it - exemption from capital gains tax is one thing, but why should they gain all that equity from second homes that we're paying for as tax payers?

Our suggestion is that there should be no second home allowance, there should be total transparency (ie: publication of all MPs receipts) and that they should all live in either halls of residence when they're in London - or alternatively, if that's a security issue, they should stay in cheap hotels and then claim legitimate expenses like the rest of us have to do when we are working in London!

Wednesday, 13 May 2009

The morning after the night before

Following last night's heroics that saw Burnley make the final of the Championship play-offs, I'm a tad hoarse and slightly worse for wear!

Nevertheless, we'll be 'circulating' today as we attend Pendle employers forum at lunch time and this evening there's a meeting of the Pendle Community Enterprise Board.

Tuesday, 12 May 2009

BrandSpankin' enters the blogmosphere!

Welcome to the BrandSpankin' Blog for all things connected with Marketing, Graphic Design, Web and Media Relations - all with an East Lancs twang. And just now and then, we might ski 'off-piste' and comment on this, that or the other.

Just a few things for starters:-

- We're keeping our fingers crossed for Burnley who play Reading tonight in the second leg of the Championship play offs. Come on you Clarets.

- Before that we'll be in attendance at the Chamber of Commerce event at Stanley House in Mellor.

In the meantime, I'm just off to try to claim parliamentary expenses on my Prince Albert...