On or around Wed, 30 Mar 2005 19:02:52 +0100, MVP
<mr.nice@*nospam*softhome.net> enlightened us thusly:
>right then, this calender idea,
>scantily-clad women and land rovers, darn good idea.
>print-run, selling to the folks on here and anyone else who might want
>one, how many do you reckon we could shift? 100? 1000?
Gawd knows. Might be able to get LRE or somesuch to hawk 'em, and/or stick
an ad. in for 'em at the appropriate time of year.
>sponsorship, to keep costs down I could tap folks like the
>beamends-dude for a few ££ for a mention on the calender, good plan? I
>don't want it to end up plastered with adverts, just maybe half a
>dozen repeated on every page.
>size, A3? A4?
>women, bikini? topless? nude? I'm inclined to make this one
yeah, wants to be non-nude, definitely. Unless, of course, you do a
"garage" version. but even in garages, calendars of nude birds are on the
models, now, lessee, you have SI, SII, SIII, defender, disco I, disco II,
Rangie classic, P38, "new" rangie, 101, that's 10 different models already.
Lightweight and rapier tractor would make a round dozen. I think to appeal
to all the nutters you have to represent all the landies. Hmmm. I don't
seem to have a freelander... perhaps that could go instead of the rapier
tractor, which is after all not that different from a 110.
>Anyone here work for a printers and can get me a fat discount?
I reckon with the right marketing it'd sell, though.
format. hmmm. A3 folded on long side and hanging vertically makes quite a
good calendar, you get an A4 landscape picture at the top and an A4
landscape month page at the bottom.
The BBC Countryfile calendar is above the desk here, in that format, but the
lower panel has the main calendar in an 8.5" square grid with 5 rows of 7
squares for days (5 weeks, monday to sunday, and the appropriate days for
the month in question are done with more intense headings - the bit form
last month and from next month have fain headings) There's also a 6th row
which is a space for notes. That lot is on the right of the page, on the
left is a small (about 3" wide) extra image (which would fit with your idea
of 2 images of each motor) at the top and little mini-calendars for the
previous and next month.
hmmm. talk about a picture being worth a thousand words... bugger, bloody
camera batteries are flat... like this:
crap picture, I know. I've lost about an inch off the bottom, and it's not
sharp. ICBA to do it properly... and using flash made a shiny spot in the
seems a good format, and lets you have 24 pictures instead of 12, which
makes a nice "bonus" feel, even if the calendar costs more.
There's also a small "dead" space on the Countryfile one, just below the
small picture. You could get a small advert in there, if they sponsorship
idea worked - 12 ads from 12 people, or fewer ads more times.
What about doing a charity thing? will it sell enough to be worthwhile?
The countryfile one is in aid of children in need, for example, hence the
little pudsey at the bottom.
Austin Shackles. www.ddol-las.fsnet.co.uk
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