Author Topic: Debbie Magill Interview 21/28th July  (Read 9320 times)

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Re: Debbie Magill Interview 21/28th July
« Reply #45 on: August 04, 2008, 10:55:09 AM »
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Hi Debbie, Great to see you here and thanks for answering all the Questions.

I really miss the mettalic colours that Qualatex used to do in the 260. In particular the dark pink (I think it was magenta?) and a lovely dark green. Any plans to reintroduce them?

I have often thought it would be useful to have a thinner balloon than the 160 particulary for fine detailing on sculptures where an air filled but un-inflated balloon may not give the desired effect.  A balloon of about half an inch diameter would be great for dog leads, bows, hair etc. I don't think it would need to be as long as 60 inches. Has this ever been tried or indeed would it be possible?

Hi Twistina - hope you are well.....With regards to the metallics, we have no plans to introduce them back at this stage . These were slow movers and metallic are slightly more difficult to manufacture and be consistent.

Not in our plans, not many people have asked for a spaghetti balloons so far.



I love the new un-dipped 321's and the solid colours of the dipped ones. I miss the orange and the pink though, are these gone for good?

I have seen the undipped orange & pink in the latest copy of images. I do not have a date of when Pioneer Europe will have them in stock.

PS - just so you know I have left a message for Sam - no return call as yet!!!

Hi Twistana - The yellow and pink un-dipped 321s will be in stock from August 15th.

Take care

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Re: Debbie Magill Interview 21/28th July
« Reply #46 on: August 04, 2008, 10:55:47 AM »
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Hi debbie, great to see you in this Forum. I didn't know that we could send you stuff so you could investigate fully, not that I have come across any....because I haven't :)

Debbie, I have a question.....a bit political? I've heard it said by some distributors that you don't allow them to sell any other make other than yours, if they are to be come a Qualatex distributor. Is this actually true?

Hi Stevie Babe....Not sure where you've heard that one from.....Our distributors run their own business, it's their decision as to what manufacturers balloons they carry, we really don't dictate these kind of terms to them. I think because of the back-up and education that we bring, Qualatex are their natural first choice. Sometimes we take the decision not to supply certain distributors because we may be already working with another distributor in the same location. I look after the distributors in the UK,Ireland and Scandinavia and I have never had to say this to them. Thanks for asking.

Debs
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Re: Debbie Magill Interview 21/28th July
« Reply #47 on: August 04, 2008, 11:19:06 AM »
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Hi Debbie

We both go back a long way in the industry and have both seen our work in balloons, the variety of balloons and what can be done with them change and grow so much, so too with the people who come into with great ghusto and then leave the industry on a regular basis.  I am a great believer in being honest and true to yourself and do not suffer fools gladly or otherwise as most peole who know me are aware. A true Northern woman that sometimes feels more like a Mum to some

The saying 'Never take as Malice anything that can also be taken as stupidity or niavity'  is a saying that over the years has helped see me through a lot of things in life when others ego's seem to take over and allows me to see it more as enthusiasm for whatever they are doing (I think sometimes I am just getting old!!! adn that may be true too)

Do you have a saying or a thought helps you cope/come to terms with what is happening in the industry or around you at times of higher levels of stress/Ego's etc?

Pam

Hi Pam – yes we do go back a long way….remember the trip you won with Qualatex to IBAC in the States?   I remember us dressing up in cowboy hats, drinking in someone’s room…..(it was work honestly)   Anyway yes I’ve seen so many changes in the industry, sometimes I wish that I could go back to working with the same 5 people from Pioneer – but I have grown to love change and it’s not a bad thing really!

There are a couple of saying that help me…..the first one is ‘not everybody is the same’ – learnt that one many years ago when I’ve asked someone to do something and it took them 10 times longer than if I’d done it myself, my other saying is ‘treat other people the way you want to be treated yourself’.  

Anyway – see you soon.

Debs
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Re: Debbie Magill Interview 21/28th July
« Reply #48 on: August 04, 2008, 11:22:04 AM »
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Debbie, I was working with Crofty today & he asked me to post the pictures of the different size prints on the alien heads. He moved house a couple of weeks ago & won’t have internet access for a few more weeks;


Hi - This is due to the balloons being printed in 2 places - here and the States. The larger print is from here because I saw them being printed in the warehouse a couple of weeks ago. I've sent the pictures to the right people and we'll look into this. I am really sorry if this has caused you problems and I hope to get this resolved for you.

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Re: Debbie Magill Interview 21/28th July
« Reply #49 on: August 04, 2008, 11:28:12 AM »
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Hi Debbie,

How do you go about introducing a new colour? What is the thought process behind the decision.
Who decides on the colour? and how long does it take from making the decision on the new colour to have it in production & at the wholesalers.

and when are you taking me out to lunch :lol:


Mr Lee - I seem to remember taking you to a lovely pub in December......but anytime you are near the office - call me...although I only tend to be here 1 day a week - so book our date in advance!  Or we could keep it a yearly thing - you could come to our Qjam in Bishop's Stortford on December 3rd - lunch will be provided for everyone (anyone that wants to come can, just look on http://www.thequalatexevent.com under Qjams and register) you'll also get to see the wonderful Alberto Falcone as he is our star guest......along with Dee White our resident Qjammer (anyone who doesn't know Dee proposed to Jodie on Saturday and she said yes!)
Bye Mr S
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Re: Debbie Magill Interview 21/28th July
« Reply #50 on: August 04, 2008, 03:12:25 PM »
Debbie had a few problems loading up her answers this morning, I've just updated them for her so if you looked earlier & there were no answers then have another look as they are all up now except for one which will be sent over to me later;
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Re: Debbie Magill Interview 21/28th July
« Reply #51 on: August 12, 2008, 06:19:27 PM »
Hi Debbie,
Many thanks for looking into the Alien Face size Discrepancies.
I agree with you that the new violet purple is such a wonderful rich colour.
Many thanks indeed for all your fascinating replies.
Yours Coffee
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