Showing posts with label Advertising. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Advertising. Show all posts

Friday, September 25, 2020

The Minigolfer's Guide to Marketing

Check out The Minigolfer's Guide to Marketing.

My ebook to help minigolf players better market themselves, their clubs, associations, tournaments and courses is available to purchase from Amazon and Kobo.

The Minigolfer's Guide to Marketing

Friday, September 18, 2020

A-Team Cleaning Services in Manchester

Spotting an 'A-Team van' in Stockport.

I always keep an eye out for fun and interesting stuff and managed to get a snap of this 'A-Team van' out on a mission somewhere in the Greater Manchester underground earlier today!

An 'A-Team van' in Stockport.

Check out the A-Team Cleaning Services Facebook Page for more information.


It's not the first A-Team van I've seen on my travels. Check out the Multi Kitchens Ltd van, The Waste Team and The Natural Tile Company in Belfast.

Monday, September 14, 2020

Junkyard Golf minigolf advertising in Manchester

A look at some Junkyard Golf advertising in Manchester.


Junkyard Golf minigolf advertising in Manchester

I saw some more advertising for Junkyard Golf's First Street venue in Manchester while having a walk round the city centre yesterday.

Junkyard Golf minigolf advertising in Manchester
On Whitworth Street West

At Oxford Road

Junkyard Golf minigolf advertising in Manchester
At Oxford Road

Junkyard Golf's First Street venue in Manchester was the last course I played before the Coronavirus pandemic lockdown back on the 9th March 2020.

Junkyard Golf in Manchester
Hole 6 of the Pablo course at Junkyard Golf in Manchester

Visit the Junkyard Golf website for more information.


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Monday, August 24, 2020

Junkyard Golf advertising in Manchester

Spotting some new Junkyard Golf advertising in Manchester.


Junkyard Golf advertising in Manchester

We saw some new Junkyard Golf posters on our first walk round Manchester in a while.

Junkyard Golf advertising in Manchester

Junkyard Golf advertising in Manchester

The indoor crazy golf venue in Manchester has now reopened and we saw people queuing to get in when we walked past on Saturday afternoon.

Visit the Junkyard Golf website for more information.


Playing at Junkyard Golf

The last course I played before the Coronavirus pandemic lockdown was at Junkyard Golf's First Street venue in Manchester back on the 9th March 2020.

Junkyard Golf at First Street in Manchester, March 2020

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Wednesday, July 22, 2020

The Minigolfer's Guide to Marketing

It's always nice when I start the day seeing purchases of my minigolf marketing ebook


My ebook to help minigolf players better market themselves, their clubs, tournaments and courses is available to purchase from Amazon and Kobo.

The Minigolfer's Guide to Marketing

Thanks to everyone who has bought a copy, read it, used it and reviewed it.

If you're looking at running a minigolf project do get in touch to see how I can help.


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Friday, May 01, 2020

The Minigolfer's Guide to Marketing ebook

My ebook to help minigolf players better market themselves, their clubs, tournaments and courses is available to purchase from Amazon and Kobo.


The Minigolfer's Guide to Marketing ebook

A BIG thank you to everyone who has bought a copy of the book since I published it in May 2017. It's very much appreciated.

The Minigolfer's Guide to Marketing

I've been really pleased to see the ebook bought and used by a number of minigolf associations and federations, course owners and managers, bloggers, course reviewers and competition players around the world.

As a minigolfer with over a decade of experience as a tournament competitor and years of experience in marketing and communications I designed the guide so that anyone interested or involved in minigolf could help promote the game. It's a niche title, but an audience and subject I know a lot about.

Richard Gottfried playing in the World Crazy Golf Championships
Playing in the World Crazy Golf Championships

Writing the book was brilliant and enabled me to bring two areas of my life together. I've worked in marketing since 2003 and have played minigolf since I was a child. Stepping up to compete on the national minigolf tour circuit and in international tournaments opened my eyes to the potential of the game. I’ve also had the honour of serving on the committees of the British Minigolf Association (BMGA) and the World Minigolf Sport Federation (WMF).

Minigolf is a sport for all. People of all ages, sexes, backgrounds and abilities can pick up a putter and play the game.

When Emily and I began travelling around the country on our Crazy World of Minigolf Tour there were around 600 courses in the UK. We've now visited 948 courses, including 39 overseas.

There are a huge amount of interesting and fun stories to tell and positive aspects to highlight to potential players, the media, sponsors and the wider sporting community. The Minigolfer's Guide to Marketing should give federations, associations, clubs and our fellow players ideas, inspiration and support in their marketing efforts.


Much of the guidance could also be applied to a number of other sports clubs and organisations to help raise their profile and boost memberships.


Buy The Minigolfer's Guide to Marketing ebook on Amazon.

Buy The Minigolfer's Guide to Marketing ebook on Kobo.

While a lot of the minigolf world is out of action, plans are still being drawn up for new courses, work is ongoing to finish courses where permissible, and ideas formulated for when it's safe to get back out on the course. If you'd like to have a chat about competitive socialising, minigolf, marketing, or minigolf marketing do get in touch.

Thursday, April 23, 2020

Happy World Book Day

Today is World Book Day.


Please do check out my minigolf marketing ebook.


My ebook to help minigolf players better market themselves, their clubs, tournaments and courses is now available to purchase from Amazon and Kobo.


Playing in the World Crazy Golf Championships in Hastings
Minigolf is a sport for all. People of all ages, sexes, backgrounds and abilities can pick up a putter and play the game

As a minigolfer with over a decade of experience as a tournament competitor and years of experience in marketing and communications I designed the guide so that anyone interested or involved in minigolf could help promote the game. It's a niche title, but an audience and subject I know a lot about.

I've been so pleased to see the book bought and used by a number of competition players, course owners and managers, bloggers, course reviewers, minigolf associations and federations around the world.

Writing the book was brilliant and enabled me to bring two areas of my life together. I've worked in marketing since 2003 and have played minigolf since I was a child. Stepping up to compete on the national minigolf tour circuit and in international tournaments opened my eyes to the potential of the game. I’ve also had the honour of serving on the committees of the British Minigolf Association (BMGA) and the World Minigolf Sport Federation (WMF).

Monday, December 23, 2019

The Kitchen A-Team

If you need a new kitchen, if no one else can help, and if you can find them, maybe you can hire - THE QUOTATION TEAM!

The Quotation Team
We spotted this 'A-Team' van in Cheadle Heath yesterday

Aka Multi Kitchens Ltd.

The Waste Team in Leeds and The Natural Tile Company in Belfast have cool A-Team vans too.

Friday, October 25, 2019

Thursday, October 24, 2019

World Tripe Day

Happy World Tripe Day.


Today is World Tripe Day. Will you be having any?



World Tripe Day is an opportunity for tripe lovers to celebrate their love of tripe.


Tripe stall at Newcastle market
Please ask for tripe

Ever since I first spotted tripe on a butcher's stall at Wigan Market in 2012 I've been following the Tripe Marketing Board with interest. Although not enough interest to have actually eaten tripe. I'm fairly certain that cow's stomach is something of an acquired taste. I do believe it's gluten free though.

Lots of tripe in Leeds
Lots of tripe in Leeds

The Tripe Marketing Board is dedicated to educating the public about eating tripe as part of a healthy, balanced diet and was formed as an industry-wide response to the continuing post-war decline in tripe sales in the UK. This was due to the ending of rationing, increasing affluence and a widespread perception that it is not fit for human consumption.

Stockport tripe

The Tripe Marketing Board told me that up until the 1960s you could find hundreds of tripe shops throughout Lancashire, with many of the shops run by United Cattle Products (UCP) and offering nose-to-tail food at the attached cafes and restaurants. 


Visit the Tripe Marketing Board website for more information about tripe. You can also use Tripe Adviser to locate sellers of the delicacy.

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Saturday, October 19, 2019

What a Clown Car!

Looking through my photo archives I spotted this snap of a crazy clown car I saw in Great Yarmouth on my last visit to the seaside resort.

A wacky clown car advertising the circus in Great Yarmouth

I'm looking forward to heading back to Great Yarmouth in the future. It'll be interesting to see what's new in the town.

Sunday, October 06, 2019

A wacky waving inflatable arm flailing tube man in Ashton-under-Lyne

Spotting a wacky waving inflatable arm flailing tube man in Ashton-under-Lyne.


A wacky waving inflatable arm flailing tube man advertising Albion Mill Carpets in Ashton-under-Lyne
A wacky waving inflatable arm flailing tube man advertising Albion Mill Carpets in Ashton-under-Lyne

On my travels last month I saw three wacky waving inflatable arm flailing tube men. They're always fun to see and I'd gone quite a while without seeing any.


A wacky waving inflatable arm flailing tube man advertising Albion Mill Carpets in Ashton-under-Lyne
It's always fun seeing airdancer advertising

So it was a nice surprise to see one advertising Albion Mill Carpets while we were exploring Ashton-under-Lyne.



Last month I saw a wacky waving inflatable arm flailing tube man on The Clubhouse Stoke's Crazy Golf course in Newcastle-Under-Lyme, another advertising Mr Bubbli's Car Wash in Leicester and an airdancer advertising Stockport Powder Coating Ltd.

Friday, September 20, 2019

Inflatable advertising at Domino's Pizza in Manchester

We're on a bit of a run in seeing inflatable advertising on our travels.


Yesterday I saw a wacky waving inflatable arm flailing tube man promoting Stockport Powder Coating Ltd and a few weeks ago we saw a wacky waving inflatable arm flailing tube man on The Clubhouse Stoke's Crazy Golf course in Newcastle-Under-Lyme and another wacky waving inflatable arm flailing tube man advertising Mr Bubbli's Car Wash in Leicester.


While having an evening out in Manchester on Tuesday we spotted an inflatable piece of advertising at Domino's Pizza on Grosvenor Street. The takeaway was doing a booming trade.


A happy piece of Domino's Pizza inflatable advertising in Manchester
A happy piece of Domino's Pizza inflatable advertising

Wacky waving inflatable arm flailing tube air-dancers and other inflatable advertising are some of the most fun and eye-catching ways to promote a business. They certainly stand out!

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Thursday, September 19, 2019

A wacky waving inflatable arm flailing tube man in Stockport

Spotting a wacky waving inflatable arm flailing tube man in Stockport.


I've gone years without seeing any wacky waving inflatable arm flailing tube men and then I've seen three so far this month!


Wacky waving inflatable arm flailing tube man advertising Stockport Powder Coating Ltd on Brinksway Trading Estate
What a sight to behold

While walking to Stockport town centre today I turned a corner and heard the trademark flapping sound of an airdancer and saw the wacky waving inflatable arm flailing tube man advertising Stockport Powder Coating Ltd on Brinksway Trading Estate.


Video of the wacky waving inflatable arm flailing tube man advertising Stockport Powder Coating Ltd


Earlier this month I saw a wacky waving inflatable arm flailing tube man on The Clubhouse Stoke's Crazy Golf course in Newcastle-Under-Lyme and another wacky waving inflatable arm flailing tube man advertising Mr Bubbli's Car Wash in Leicester.

Other inflatable advertising I've seen in Stockport borough include a Father Christmas wacky waving inflatable arm flailing tube man in Cheadle Heath, an inflatable advertising man at United Carpets and Beds in Hazel Grove and an inflatable at Toyota in Stockport.

I wonder where I'll see one next...?

Tuesday, September 10, 2019

Wacky Waving Inflatable Arm Flailing Tube Men

Wacky Waving Inflatable Arm Flailing Tube Men in Newcastle-Under-Lyme and Leicester.


The Wacky Waving Inflatable Arm Flailing Tube Man at Mr Bubble car wash in Leicester
There are few finer things in life than finding a Wacky Waving Inflatable Arm Flailing Tube Man on your travels

You go years without seeing a Wacky Waving Inflatable Arm Flailing Tube Man and then you see two Wacky Waving Inflatable Arm Flailing Tube Men in two days!


The Wacky Waving Inflatable Arm Flailing Tube Man on hole 10 at The Clubhouse Stoke minigolf course
The Wacky Waving Inflatable Arm Flailing Tube Man on hole 10 at The Clubhouse Stoke minigolf course

The first Wacky Waving Inflatable Arm Flailing Tube Man we found on our latest road-trip was on hole 10 of the indoor Crazy Golf course at The Clubhouse Stoke in Newcastle-Under-Lyme last Thursday night.



We spotted the second Wacky Waving Inflatable Arm Flailing Tube Man at Mr Bubbli's car wash as we were driving out of Leicester city centre on Friday afternoon.

The Wacky Waving Inflatable Arm Flailing Tube Man at Mr Bubble car wash in Leicester
Mr Bubbli?

We've seen quite a few wacky waving inflatable arm flailing tube menwindy menairdancers and other assorted inflatable advertising on our travels.

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- Wacky Waving Inflatable Arm Flailing Tube Man
- Inflatable advertising
- Windy Men
- Airdancers

Monday, August 12, 2019

Minigolf consultancy

As marketing and sales professionals Emily and I use our extensive knowledge and skills in supporting and promoting the game we enjoy as a hobby.


Since 2006 we have visited more than 900 minigolf courses in the UK and overseas. This has given us an insight into many aspects of minigolf, from course operators, pop-ups, competitions, clubs, national associations, international federations, suppliers, designers, builders and technology providers.


North Bay Mini Golf course in Scarborough
At our 900th course visit - the North Bay Mini Golf course in Scarborough

Our involvement in the world of minigolf includes blogging, media relations, sponsorship, course design, advice and consultancy, event organisation and promotion, and participation in tournaments around the world.

The Ham & Egger Files blog contains over 3,000 posts that have attracted 1.5 million page views.

Joe Joe Jim's Crazy Crazy Golf at Fletcher's Arcade in Cofton Hackett, Birmingham
Emily playing at Joe Joe Jim's Crazy Crazy Golf at Fletcher's Arcade in Cofton Hackett, Birmingham

As a volunteer I served three terms on the Executive Committee of the British Minigolf Association and was a member of the World Minigolf Sport Federation’s Marketing and Media Committee for six years.

Mini Golf at Lane7 in Newcastle
Putting at Lane7 in Newcastle

Please do get in touch to find out how we can help with your minigolf, crazy golf and adventure golf activities.

You can also buy my ebook 'The Minigolfer’s Guide to Marketing' on Amazon and Kobo.

Link:
- Marketing consultancy

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Player profiles:
- Richard Gottfried
- Emily Gottfried

Wednesday, August 07, 2019

The Minigolfer's Guide to Marketing ebook

My ebook to help minigolf players better market themselves, their clubs, tournaments and courses is now available to purchase from Kobo.


You can also buy The Minigolfer's Guide to Marketing ebook on Amazon.


I've been so pleased to see the book bought and used by a number of competition players, course owners and managers, bloggers, course reviewers, minigolf associations and federations around the world.


As a minigolfer with over a decade of experience as a tournament competitor and years of experience in marketing and communications I designed the guide so that anyone interested or involved in minigolf could help promote the game. It's a niche title, but an audience and subject I know a lot about.

World Crazy Golf Championships in Hastings
Playing in the World Crazy Golf Championships in Hastings

Writing the book was brilliant and enabled me to bring two areas of my life together. I've worked in marketing since 2003 and have played minigolf since I was a child. Stepping up to compete on the national minigolf tour circuit and in international tournaments opened my eyes to the potential of the game. I’ve also had the honour of serving on the committees of the British Minigolf Association (BMGA) and the World Minigolf Sport Federation (WMF).

Minigolf is a sport for all. People of all ages, sexes, backgrounds and abilities can pick up a putter and play the game.

When Emily and I began travelling around the country on our Crazy World of Minigolf Tour there were around 600 courses in the UK. We've now visited 918 courses, including 39 overseas, and there are still many more for us to play. The game is really booming and not a week goes by without the announcement of a new course opening.

North Bay Mini Golf course in Scarborough
At our 900th course - the North Bay Mini Golf course in Scarborough

There are a huge amount of interesting and fun stories to tell and positive aspects to highlight to potential players, the media, sponsors and the wider sporting community. The Minigolfer's Guide to Marketing should give federations, associations, clubs and our fellow players ideas, inspiration and support in their marketing efforts.

Much of the guidance could also be applied to a number of other sports clubs and organisations to help raise their profile and boost memberships.

The Minigolfer's Guide to Marketing is available on Amazon and Kobo
The Minigolfer's Guide to Marketing is available on Amazon and Kobo

A very BIG thank you to everyone who has bought a copy of the book to date. It's very much appreciated.

Links:
The Minigolfer's Guide to Marketing ebook on Amazon
The Minigolfer's Guide to Marketing ebook on Kobo

Related blog posts:
The Minigolfer's Guide to Marketing
- Marketing
- Minigolf

Thursday, August 01, 2019

The Waste Team in Leeds

On our recent trip to Leeds to visit the Collectorabilia event we spotted this nice advertising from The Waste Team.

The Waste Team advertising in Leeds
If no one else can help, maybe you can hire...

We first became aware of The Waste Team after seeing one of their vans parked outside a hotel we were staying at.

The Waste Team 'van' in Leeds
The Waste Team van - no sign of anyone with Bad Attitude driving it

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Wednesday, June 19, 2019

'Homer Simpson' and 'Peter Griffin' in Chicago

Emily found this superb chalkboard sign while in Chicago last month.

'Homer Simpson' and 'Peter Griffin' on a chalkboard sign in Chicago

Someone is obviously better at drawing Peter Griffin.

Friday, January 11, 2019

New advertising for Junkyard Golf in Manchester

Spotting some new advertising for Junkyard Golf in Manchester.


While on a recent trip to Manchester city centre I spotted this new piece of advertising for Junkyard Golf's indoor minigolf courses in Oxford, Manchester, Leeds and London.

Advertising for Junkyard Golf. Spotted at Manchester Piccadilly railway station
Advertising for Junkyard Golf. Spotted at Manchester Piccadilly railway station

We've visited all four of Junkyard Golf's venues on our Crazy World of Minigolf Tour.

Check out the Junkyard Golf website for more info, opening times and prices.

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- Junkyard Golf
- Advertising