Wednesday, 7 December 2016

The Fairy Tale of Alvis Way

Here it is folks - it's the annual Steam Traction World Christmas film - The Fairy Tale of Alvis Way (based on The Pogues Fairy Tale of New York).

It's December 24th and there is a very special delivery en-route from Steam Traction World to our hero - Dave. It's the very last delivery of his...oh, we won't spoil it for you, we'll let you watch it for yourself.

Your can watch it here: The Fairy Tale of Alvis Way.

Thursday, 1 December 2016

Logo Prices - the Highest!

A list of logo prices - needless to say we offer them at a much, much lower price!

Pepsi logo price tag: $1,000,000
The new Pepsi logo was designed by the Arnell Group in 2008. The listed prices include a complete branding package unless otherwise noted.

Australia and New Zealand Banking
Group logo price tag: $15,000,000

New Zealand Banking Group logo was redesigned in 2009.

Accenture logo price tag: $100,000,000
The new Accenture logo was designed by Landor Associates in 2000.

BBC logo price tag: $1,800,000
The BBC logo was redesigned in 1997.

British Petrol (BP) logo price tag: $211,000,000
The BP logo was redesigned in 2008.

Glasgow 2014 Games logo price tag: $95,000
The Glasgow 2014 Games logo was designed by Marque Agency and this price only includes the logo design.

London 2012 Olympics logo price tag: $625,000
The 2012 Olympics logo was designed by Wolff Ollins in 2007

Friday, 25 November 2016

The most expensive website

The £105m website – The Most Expensive Website Ever?

Now that’s a project, right? Wouldn’t mind getting your hands on that little beauty I bet! £105 million for a website build…sounds impossible doesn’t it? Well, it’s not and the Cabinet Office are up in arms about it. In an article covered by the BBC, the website cost exactly that over a 3 year period.

Business Link is an official government website that offers free business advice and support service, available online and local advisers. In fact, Online Design have had their support in the past – though I would have preferred the support to the tune of a £105 million contract for their website!! Judging by the comments on the article, its a bone of contention but the fact remains that £105 million on a website is an awful lot of money especially when the contractor – Serco, who have also just announced winning a £415 million project to build a new Belmarsh Prison, sub-contracted the project back out to BT. It’s good to talk!

The COI report has some detail on the £105 million invoice – £6.2m on strategy and planning, £4.4m on design and build, £4.7m on hosting and infrastructure, £15.3m on content provision and £4.5m on testing and evaluation. But the kicker is that cost is repeated every year. How the hell does that work??!! Incidentally, its not the most expensive website. The NHS Choices site comes in at a cool £21m – but it does get around million unique visit a month compared to the Business Link site that only attract around a million.

Thursday, 24 November 2016

Steam Traction World Christmas 2016

Launch day: 24th November 2016. EXCLUSIVE
Here it is folks - it's the annual Steam Traction World Christmas film.

It's December 24th and there is a very special delivery en-route from Steam Traction World to the hero - Dave. It's the very last delivery of his...oh, we won't spoil it for you, we'll let you watch it for yourself.

As fans of Christmas adverts - you may notice a couple of special characters from this years seasonal offerings, see if you can spot them. Plus a couple of characters from our previous festive films Bear, Hare and Coalaff, the loveable, friendly fella from Frozen, er we mean Brazen, made from Coal; and who knows Dean and Steve may also appear again this year!

We'd love this years film to break the 'viewing' count record currently held by Bear and the Hare, from a couple of years ago, their John Lewis. Let's see how close they can get.

Let them know what you think in the comments on Youtube or over on Facebook

#DiddyDave #KevintheCarrot #JohnLewisChristmas #SainsburysDave #SteamTractionWorldChristmas #TheFairyTaleofAlvisWay

The previous films can be seen here:
Piling on the Calories (2015)
Brazen 'Do you want to build a Showmans?' (2014)
Bear and the Hare (2013) (8,719 views)

Wednesday, 23 November 2016

Beans Advert Canned!

A Heinz beans advert showing how to beat out a song on tin cans has been banned for health and safety reasons.
The advertisement featured young people and adults using empty or full tins to make the rhythm of a song, with the catchline "#Learn the CanSong".

The Advertising Standards Authority ruled that mistakes might be made that could lead to people cutting their hands or fingers.

Kraft Heinz denied that the advertising campaign posed a risk.

Thursday, 14 July 2016

Steam Car Driving Experience

With gleaming, highly polished brass, luxurious leather - and the glorious bursts of white steam - steam cars are, quite simply, show-stoppers. They are ideal with the top down but available with full weather gear for use all year round - and their large size enables you to travel in complete comfort.

How would you like to drive a vintage steam car? It is the ultimate vehicle to drive - how many people have ever done so? Here's your chance to get behind the wheel. Following on from a comprehensive demonstration, you'll see how a vintage steam powered car works and how one drives as you are transported back to the good ol' days. Your adventure is complete with a nostalgic trip, in a steam car, to a local pub for a bite to eat.

HIRE STEAM can now offer this amazing opportunity to drive one of our steam cars - with you being fully hands-on and driving a unique, nostalgic car of yester-year; a truly unforgetable experience and one that is not available anywhere else in the UK. We have a choice of two cars and your experience will include an introduction to how a steam car works, you actually driving the car and lunch - an informative (and tasty) treat for both steam and automotive fans.

We are located on the Northamptonshire/Warwickshire border and your Steam Car Experience enjoys some amazing scenery with rural roads and picturesque countryside, driving in the grounds of a 14th Century stately home and alongside a Warwickshire reservoir.

With flexible packages and prices from £149, including both driving and passenger experiences - it is a fantastic new adventure and available NOW!

Friday, 27 May 2016

Triumph Herald Book

A brand new book is now available for fans of the Triumph Herald. Triumph Herald Book
New Triumph Herald Book

A beautifully presented brand new book available for 2016 documenting the development, launch and production of ZOBO - the Triumph Herald. Featuring over 150 rare period photographs, articles and memorabilia this Limited Edition 48 page book takes a look into the incredible journey of the Triumph Herald - against all the problems of suppliers, cashflow, management and disruption - the popular Triumph Herald came out on top!

The book follows a month-by-month timeline from the initial concept through the first years of production and up to the takeover by Leyland Motors in 1961. Featuring key dates and cars this is a fantastic resource and must for fans of Triumph and the Triumph Herald.

Limited to just 948 copies worldwide. In stock and available NOW!
Once sold out it will NEVER be available again.

Testimonials: "Got mine today and I have to say, WOW, it is a fantastic publication and a lot of work gone in to produce. Thanks for doing this. I am delighted with the book and I cannot recommend it enough, all Herald owners should get a copy. Well done to all concerned." Ken Nolan, Dublin

"Brilliant bit of work. Love this book." Angus Hart, Somerset

Update: Pleased to announce the first book have been shipped - and sent out all over the world including: Australia, New Zealand, USA, Ireland, Finland, France, Belgium, Germany, Norway, Sri Lanka and Italy. Triumph Herald Book
Triumph Herald Book