Tuesday, 22 December 2009

22/12: Merry Christmas and Happy New Year

I would like to say 'Thank You' to all the people who have read and contributed to the website and blog this year. I never thought that when I started this back in the spring that I would reached as many people as I have. In the last couple of weeks the website has been read by over 270 different people in 25 countries across 4 continents, it may not sound much to you, but I'm amazed! I don't have any statistics earlier than December otherwise I'm sure I'd have rivalled the BBC or Amazon websites!

So thank you, please keep writing with information when you have it and share your news with the community.

I hope you have a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.


22/12: New Internal Pins

LOCOG have issued 3 new internal pins recently.

The first 2 are, I understand, gifts for their staff as a seasonal 'thank you'. They are both silver and show the logo on one pin and the Paralympic logo on the other. Both pins are slightly smaller than the normal logo pins.

The third new pin is the 'Inspire Mark' which will probably be given to certain members of those organisations who qualify for the Inspire Mark.

Tuesday, 1 December 2009

1/12: News Update

I was lucky enough to speak to Honav UK today so can give you an update on what's been happening.

Firstly some sponsor pin activity.
  • New pins are now out for UPS, British Airways, Cadbury and Scottish Widows.
  • There are some sponsor Paralympic 1000 DTG pins coming out on Thursday.
  • Both Tier 2 and Tier 3 partners are planning further pins at the moment (I think, though, that we won't see anything until next year (my opinion)
I have pictures and details of all the new pins (9 in all) so will get the inventory updated this week (probably after the Paralympic 1000DTG mark on 3 December).

Now for the LOCOG pins.
  • No date yet on the new packaging for the London at Night set
  • No date for the amended pictograms
  • The 33 London Boroughs (or London Landmarks) set are in design at the moment
Lastly, the ODA have run a pin design competition internally to create a design to support their environmental and sustainability work. The judging is taking place at the moment, so expect another internal pin next year to go with the builder's hats.

Don't forget that the final 1000DTG pin comes out on Thursday to mark the countdown to the Paralympic Games. The Museum of London will be stocking it and Runner's Need will not. I'm not sure about Crest or Hux777. Please mention the London2012Pins.com website when speaking to retailers, it helps to spread the word - thank you.

So, check out the inventory later in the week or over the weekend - it depends how much time I get to upload the new details!

Thank you to Honav UK and the Museum of London for providing information.