First Class Mail Follow-up

So, I got a phone call from one of our blog followers.  They asked me to write a follow-up to the entry entitled, “First Class Mail,” posted on July 15th.  Thanks for reading.  I am happy to oblige!

First of all, the arrival of the bottles to their prospective destinations took longer than we anticipated.  But, everyone received our messages in a bottle within fifteen business days from being mailed.

Of the contacts that emailed us photos, the best image was sent by Richard Blanchard, the Principal Packaging Scientist for Diageo.  In case you don’t know Diageo, Morningstar.com explains,

Diageo is the world’s leading producer of branded premium spirits. It also produces and markets beer and wine. Brands include Guinness stout, Smirnoff vodka, Tanqueray and Gordon’s gins, Captain Morgan rum, Baileys Irish Cream, and Johnnie Walker scotch. Diageo also owns 34% of premium champagne and cognac maker Moet Hennessy, a subsidiary of French luxury goods maker Moet Hennessy-Louis Vuitton.

Yep, they are kind of a big deal.  Even more fascinating is that Richard’s team also won an award from the Ameristar Packaging Competition for the Moon Mountain Vodka bottle.  (Click here to see the results, http://www.omnicontests3.com/lfa/omnigallery/search/oc/results.cfm?ORGANIZATION_NAME_SEARCH_TYPE=contains&DATE_INACTIVE_START=&GROUP_BY=category&CATEGORY_ID_LIST=&COMPETITION_ID_LIST=&DATE_ACTIVE_SEARCH_TYPE=&COMPETITION_ID_SEARCH_TYPE=contains&ORGAN)

I’d like to thank Richard, or Dick, for sending us this photo.  He is obviously passionate, talented and inspired by his work.  We appreciate his commitment to continuously improving the look, feel and level of interaction between Diageo’s products and its international consumers.  Santé to excellent design!

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