Thank you to everyone who entered our Competition for the All Ireland Hurling Final, we have a winner !!! 
Limerick has won the All Ireland Hurling Final. 
The answer was Limerick, Limerick, Limerick and our winner is Tammy Quane from Park Rite. 
Congratulations Tammy from all at Printcom.  
It's Competition time again. The Final is on Sunday 19th August 2018 between Galway & Limerick. 
Galway are the reigning All Ireland Champions and Limerick are appearing in there first final since 1973 
You are invited to enter our Competition for a Gift or Meal Voucher by forecasting  
1. Who will score first ? 
2. Who will lead at half time ? 
3. Who will win ? 
 
The Closing date is 5pm Friday 17th August  
Best of Luck  
 
For Mammy  
Images of Home 
By 
RÓISÍN O'SHEA 
 
Choose from a selection of fine art prints from the 32 counties of Ireland. Faithfully reproduced from the artist's watercolour paintings, available in a single white mount 11" x 14" presented in an acetate sleeve. 
 
For Only €30.00 
(inc. shipping)  
 
 
Order by May 1st 2018 to be sure to be sure your Mammy gets it on Mammy's Day! 
Thank you to everyone who entered our Grand National Competition we have a winner !!! 
Out of all the entries who picked Tiger Roll  
Congratulations on your knowledge of the horse racing industry and the ability to pick a winner  
The overall winner is Gerard Carroll in Masonry Fixings 
Well Done Gerard !!!! 
Invitation to enter the Aintree Grand National 2018 
We would like to invite everyone to take part in our Competition.  
All you have to do is either choose a horse or a number of a horse that is running in the Aintree Grand National this coming Saturday.  
All winners will be entered into a draw for a €100.00 Voucher 
 
Thank You to everybody that entered the results are in !!! 
Congratulation's to Oliva Hogan from  
 
 
 
We would like to treat you to a romantic meal for two in a restaurant of your choice up to the value of €100.00. 
With only one week to go to Valentine's Day we would like you to enter our competition and tell us what was the best love song ever recorded (according to google). 
Winner will be announced next Tuesday morning the 13th February.  
For a hint look at the attached video 
Good Luck everyone !! 
What are the most popular New Year resolutions every January? 
1. Spend more time with family and friends. 
2. Exercise more. 
3. Lose weight. 
4. Stop smoking. 
5. Enjoying life more. 
6. Stop drinking. 
7. Get out of debt. 
8. Learn something new. 
9. Help others. 
10. Get organised. 
The falloff rate is remarkable; 
 
22% fail after one week. 
 
40% fail after one month. 
 
50% fail after three months. 
 
60% fail after six months. 
 
For those who do succeed about 40% succeed at the first attempt, up to 17% take over six attempts. 
The number reasons for failed resolutions is a lack of a clear goal, a detailed plan with a specific completion date. 
Some goals should be spread over a longer period e.g. join a local charity and volunteer, plan one family event per month, do a night course. 
Smaller daily changes can lead to nice savings; e.g. one coffee less per day can save up to €1,200.00 per year, a coffee and scone would save up to €1,500.00 per year. 
 
Make a decision not to eat after 8pm. 
Get up one hour earlier per day. 
Small changes over a longer period of time that daily habits can lead to a new life style. 
Goals that require significant changes in habitual behaviour e.g. stop smoking, may require some help. 
One of the secrets to changing behaviour is to take on goals that are achievable see them through and then repeat the process instead of taking on too many goals and not achieving any. 
 
At this time of year we are swamped with advice on New Year resolutions, diet, exercise, healthy living etc. 
It’s the same in business, resolutions about customers, goal setting, service, teambuilding etc. 
One of the quotes I like is “There are no secrets to success, it’s about preparation, hard work and learning from failure” Colin Powell. 
If your business year is a calendar year and you are looking back on your marketing activity in 2017, what went well, what didn’t work, what activities, campaigns yielded the best results? 
What was a good result, what were you trying to achieve - new customers, you enquiries, more sales, higher profits, what else? 
Albert Einstein said “Insanity was doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.” 
In their book Built to Last: Successful Habits of Visionary Companies James Collins and Jerry Poras spoke about companies who had outperformed their competitors by a significant margin over a sustained period of time, one of the things he noticed about these companies is that they all had what he called BHAG’s, Big Hairy Audacious Goals, i.e. momentum shifters that drove the business forward. 
 
Companies who set out to achieve BHAG’s were very careful in how many such goals they took on. 
Most companies who set out to achieve one BHAG will do so, however companies who take on three are more at the same time, will not achieve any, we have finite resources, energies and time. 
Where attention goes, energy flows. 
So what resolutions, BHAG’s , which you take on in 2018, if your desire is to increase the effectiveness of your marketing campaigns we can help. 
THANK YOU – Grazie, Go Raibh Maith Agat, Gracias, Danke sehr, Je vous remercie 
It doesn’t matter what language we use, the meaning is still the same. 
As 2017 draws to a close its time for us to say THANK YOU. 
THANK YOU for reading our blogs and sharing them, for entering our competitions, for your continued loyalty and support and for being our customer. 
We appreciate the trust you place in us, and look forward to our continued relationship during 2018. 
We hope you have a great Christmas with time to unwind, relax and have some fun. 
From all the team at Printcom. 
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