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Since the Fast Car photoshoot at the office a couple of weeks ago, I’ve spent every spare moment (I don’t get that many, which is why it has taken 2 weeks) looking at the hours of footage we took on the day and editing it down into something you might actually want to watch – here it is:
Last Friday we had an interesting day at the office as FastCar descended on East Winch Hall to take some photos of the Fluxbabes. Scary and Trev from the mag, along with photographer Dan and make-up artist Holly Newberry – yes, that Holly Newberry (!WARNING! Links Are Not Safe For Work!).
Babes, Charlie, Jemma, Laura, Sam and FluXFactor winner Gemma were chosen to represent the Flux Babes for this shoot, and all did really well in front of the cameras.
We shot a behind the scenes video, which we are editing at the moment, and will post that on the Flux Babes site, along with photos from the day.
Meanwhile, look out for the Flux Babes on your newsagents shelves in the next couple of months, and don’t forget, you can see loads of them at the French Car Show on the 22nd of June.
No, it’s not Gerry’s usual reason for canceling an important underwriters’ meeting.
Trinity Lane, an underwriting company we deal with quite a lot, are, being stuffy insurance bigwigs, not exactly ‘down with the kids’, and don’t have a proper website yet, though I’m told they are getting one.
Unfortunately (and amusingly) if you do a web search for their name, the all-powerful Google brings back the Internet Movie Database profile of an.. ahem.. adult film star, who has appeared in such silver screen classics as “Love Thrust” and “Gushers 9″.
I managed to find a (clean) picture of the lady in question, who probably doesn’t realise she shares a name with an insurance company – and I have to say she’s not a patch on any of the Flux Babes. And because she doesn’t work here, she’s not eligible to become a Flux Babe, although she can, like you, vote for some Flux Babes here. And like you she could maybe even win a SatNav plus some VIP tickets to the Adrian Flux French Car Show, which might be some compensation for all those bizarre calls she’s probably getting about transferring no claims bonus.
As mentioned in my last post, the flux babes site is now live and you still have a little time to try and win yourself a free calendar featuring the girls, who, of course all work for us.
But we’re not the only insurance brokers with a calendar out this year. Kwik-Fit have also released a calendar featuring staff members, and their employees are featured posing stark naked.
I’ll leave it to you to decide which you would rather have hung on your wall…
Hopefully your answer is the same as mine!
Since the Kwik Fit one is for charity, here’s the link: http://www.kwik-fitinsurance.com/press-releases/2007/calander-1107.asp
One of the areas that Adrian Flux have really improved upon in recent years – as noted by the clients surveyed by Auto Express for their Driver power insurance survey, where Adrian Flux appeared as the most improved insurance provider.
There are may reasons for the improvements, but part of it has to be the great level of engagement from our staff.
Crazed purple cow enthusiast and queen of the service floor, Jenny, is always looking for ways to make our customer service team even happier, and so she runs a variety of competitions with prizes for the winners, and free fun for all who take part.
Two of the recent competitions have been a poetry competition and an art competition. As the standard of entries was so high, we thought that the winners deserved a wider audience.
First up the poetry competiton, where the challenge was to write an ode to Bruce. (Bruce is Jenny’s pet purple cow).
Here’s a pic of Jenny and Bruce, so you get the idea:
So onto the winning poem by claims guru Simon “Toopy” Toop – don’t read it if you’re easily offended:
Bruce is strong, Bruce is fit
Bruce likes reading the newspaper while having a sh*t.
Bruce is muscular, Bruce is toned
Bruce is 100% testosteroned.
Bruce is strong, Bruce is tough
Bruce likes his women dirty and rough.
Bruce is purple, Bruce is bad
Bruce likes his cows to be totally mad.
Bruce is unique, Bruce is a stud
Bruce likes wrestling in the mud.
Bruce is smart, Bruce is cool
Bruce gives it from behind like a mule!!
Meanwhile Keely penned a poem so profound that even Carl “Can’t we have Flux MILFs?” Pickett doesn’t understand its ultimate depths of meaning (and he’s a Pink Floyd fan!):
Bruce is the grass.
He feeds us with his wisdom of claims and service knowledge.
Bruce is water.
He replenishes our withering dedication to Flux.
Bruce is the sun.
He shines on our ambitions through pay reviews.
Hail Bruce, leader of the service floor.
Onto the picture competition. For this the challenge was to draw the best representation of one or more of the service floor supervisors.
The winner this time was Keely, with her picture of Jenny with John “Ken Adams” Bray, Emma, Jon, Sonya and Nicky astride Bruce.
Runner-up was Charmain with her pics of John, Jon and Sonya.
And in third place was Claire, with her portrait of Jon Davey riding bruceback.
So congratulations to the winners, who walk away with a small prize and a triumphant smile on their faces. And if you need to ring for customer service, and the person you speak to sounds in a particularly good mood, you’ll know why.
If, however, they sound a bit down, please bear in mind that the person before you may have unleashed a torrent of unwarranted abuse at them and given them a hard time for trying to do their job to the best of their abilities.
Yes you read that right. Customers and staff at a petrol station near the town of Dömitz, Germany looked on admiringly as a splendid red Ferrari F430 pulled up at the forecourt.
Then came the “drop your bratwurst” moment as a naked blonde climbed out of the passenger seat, and wearing nothing more than a pair of gold stilettos (this is Germany, remember), along with a watch, a bracelet and belly chain, not to mention some substantial tattoos, proceeded to walk into the garage and purchase 6 packets of cigarettes. (The lady behind the counter helpfully confirmed that the mystery nudist was carrying cash in her hand.)
The unclothed Teutonic maiden then calmly walked back to the waiting Ferrari climbed back in, and she and her unseen companion sped off like the proverbial Valkyrie.
But not before a young snapper named Karsten had bagged a couple of photos of the unclad passenger, and, like a true gent, he has published them on the net and had them published in the tabloid Bild. (Summary in english.)
But the question remains, why?
Bild suggested that perhaps the Ferrari’s air conditioning was broken.
Maybe she was so desperate for a post-coital cigarette that she didn’t stop to put clothes on?
I guess we’ll never know.
But I have checked, and as far as I can tell, if you have a crash whilst driving naked, you will still be covered by your car insurance, although you may be arrested for something else!
We’ve started putting some of the better ones onto our Flickr, here.
I was there with a few of the other Flux staff, including the Flux Babes. Loads of the visitors were amazed when they realised that every single one of the Flux Babes works in a regular job for us, and they actually do know about insurance.
We also took some videos with various car owners, club members and other folk we met at the show, and we’ll be putting those online soon. I’ll post it here as soon as they’re ready.
If you were there, we hope you had a great time, and hope to see you next year!
If you weren’t, you missed out big time – get down there next year, or you’ll regret it.