John Farnworth’s World Record

It’s official – John Farnworth’s World Record is a Guinness World Record – and we’ve got the certificate to prove it!

John Farnworth, the world champion football freestyler, achieved 590 consecutive football rolls across the forehead at our promotional merchandise exhibition, The Big Promo Gift Show, on 26th May 2010. Check out the video on the right if you weren’t there, I think you’ll agree that the level of control and concentration John shows is quite amazing.

He put on some great shows for us throughout the day mesmerising visitors and staff alike.

Since the show he’s been travelling the world performing at various shows and appeared at the World Cup Final in South Africa. Not a bad job he’s got, is it?!

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The Big Promo Gift Show – Industry Reaction

The latest version of our industry magazine has just landed on my desk and I’m very pleased to say that we’ve caused another stir in the industry just as we did last year! We’re being held up as an example of the correct way to interact with and work alongside customers, something we’re very proud of at LSi. Hopefully you agree!

Here are some quotes:

“As you leaf through this issue of PPD, you will no doubt read about the fantastic show put on by Lloyd and his team at LSi. I know very well how much time and effort it takes to organise such an event, and I take my hat off to them for putting on a great show. Well done to you all!” – Nigel Bailey (Trade Only)

“I recently went to an end user show hosted by LSi at the Royal Armouries, Leeds – and it was amazing!”, “You can buy promotional products from anyone but at LSi, they work with their clients so that they exceed their expectations and get more out of their promotional dollar.”, “I’m glad that LSi have bucked the industry trend of lethargy, instead opting for a proactive marketing campaign, with the most professional and entertaining end user show” – Brian Hayward (Page Partnership)

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The World Cup Score Predictor Game


I’m very glad to say the our World Cup Score Predictor game has exceeded my expectations with 105 players so far.

Win The World Cup!In case you’ve not seen it, it’s a game where I’ve picked out some matches from the World Cup and created a page where you can enter your details and your predictions. These are then calculated every time a relevant match is played and a league table published. You get 5 points for a correct score or two points for a correct result.

Although 5 matches have pass so far, it’s not too late to play. We’ll be running the competition right up to the final and with the leaders on 14 points out of a possible 25, no-one’s running away with it. Maybe it could even help to join late as you’ve seen how some of the teams are playing!

The game is split into the group stages, the round of 16, quarter finals, semi finals and the final/3rd place playoff. We’re not choosing every match as that would take you too long so we picked 11 games from the groups, we’ll be picking a certain number yet to be decided from the round of 16 and then every match from then on in.

The best thing about this game is the prize you can win – the replica World Cup you may well have held when you were photographed with Peter Shilton and Nobby Stiles at The Big Promo Gift Show! So why not give it a go?

You can keep up with the latest news on Twitter or on The World Cup Score Predictor website.

Talking of The Big Promo Gift Show, I’m in the middle of updating the website with all the photos, videos and news from the day. Keep an eye on the website over the next 24 hours and it will all be there for you to see. You can order your Peter Shilton and Nobby Stiles prints as well if you weren’t able to pick them up on the day.

If you’re already playing the game, good luck! If you’re not playing the game, why not?! It’s free and you can win a unique prize!

Here’s the league table as it currently stands:

Pos Person Total
1= Chris Jones 14
1= Pete Stackhouse 14
1= Phil Kramer 14
4 Peter Macdonald 11
5 Stuart Beagrie 10
6= Abigail Jones 9
6= Alison Crawley 9
6= Amy Baker 9
6= Ben Webber 9
6= Chris Lamb 9
6= Clarke Beagrie 9
6= Deborah Howbridge 9
6= Dennis Scholefield 9
6= Emma Horne 9
6= Ewan Jamieson 9
6= Ged Murphy 9
6= Helen Miskell 9
6= Jonny Gibson 9
6= Kevin Waterworth 9
6= Kris York 9
6= Luke Flett 9
6= Michael McLaughlin 9
6= Michael Rea 9
6= Oliver Simpson 9
6= Paul Nicholson 9
6= R Bull 9
6= Richard Milner 9
6= Rob Lovell 9
6= Rob McLean 9
6= Sarah Pounder 9
6= Scott Brown 9
6= Sue Allen 9
6= Tom Innes 9
6= Victoria Barnett 9
35 James Godfrey 8
36= Ben King 7
36= Daniel Berry 7
36= David Blackburn 7
36= George Swindale 7
36= Kevin Heath 7
36= Liz Dipper 7
36= Martin Jordan 7
36= Richard Fielder 7
44= Claire MacMenemey 6
44= Craig Britton 6
44= Lloyd Simpson 6
44= Michael Simpson 6
44= Nick Goring 6
44= Steve Spence 6
50= Adam Smith 4
50= Amanda Povey 4
50= Angela Brear 4
50= Ashleigh Guest 4
50= Chris Dickinson 4
50= Chris Simpson 4
50= Claire Jones 4
50= Colin Reid 4
50= Dave Weaver 4
50= David Parrington 4
50= Gavin Lyles 4
50= Hayley Stacey 4
50= James Casson 4
50= Jo Hardingham 4
50= Joe Worthington 4
50= John Knowles 4
50= Kathryn Payne 4
50= Kayley Newsome 4
50= Kyle Smalley 4
50= Mark Hemingway 4
50= Mark Higson 4
50= Marvin Nash 4
50= Michael Craddock 4
50= Michael Womersley 4
50= Natalie Dawson 4
50= Neil Fowkes 4
50= Paul Iliffe 4
50= Phil Booth 4
50= Phil Thornton 4
50= Ray Harriman 4
50= Renny Wickham 4
50= Richard Bulmer 4
50= Richard Reilly 4
50= Sheldon Hall 4
50= Tony Moore 4
50= Valentina Chruscht 4
50= Zoey Woodward 4
87= Carol Martin 2
87= Cheryl Simpson 2
87= Christine Powell 2
87= D Doran 2
87= Dean Parker 2
87= Fred Stott 2
87= Jonathan Jessiman 2
87= Kevin Clark 2
87= Laura Thompson 2
87= Neil Rushworth 2
87= Stephen Goodlad 2
87= Tammy Clarke 2
87= Tim Fitzgerald 2
87= Vicki Franks 2
101= Amy Baker 0
101= David Marcus 0
101= Emily Pattison 0
101= Jon Jones 0
101= Leanne Johnson 0
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Time IS money

The sales team has been pushing the upcoming LSi Big Promotional Gift Show for the last 5 weeks and although we’ve had some great success, more and more we’ve had the objection that customers just cannot spare the time out of the office, time is worth more to people than ever before…. this got me thinking.

This industry is just like lots of others – we have the good, the bad and the ‘just too expensive’. But unlike lots of industries our product range is massive, if we want a promotional pen we have fifty thousand to choose from, if we want a promotional umbrella there are thousands out there.

Why waste your time speaking to the bad and the too expensive. Speak to the people that know what they are doing…. the people that will save you TIME.

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