Helpline

Jemima Bokaie takes the hassle out of finding the right product or service - you ask the question, she'll provide the answer.

STICK IT TO THEM

Q: I received a branded USB stick in a corporate goody bag last week. We want to give out our own at an event we are holding next month. Who can provide them?

A: Call Baby USB (08707 606 961). It provides customised USB sticks in a range of materials and shapes, which can be engraved or screen-printed with your firm's logo and artwork.

It can also pre-load them with files, presentations, conference notes and auto-run logos. Its clients have included Reuters, NTL and Aquafresh.

ACTION MOVIE

Q: We need a camera crew to film our staff in action for a promotional video to be shown on our in-club TV channel. Who can do this for us?

A: Try Dragonfly Productions (0870 609 4619). Its services include event coverage, training videos, promotional programmes, 3-D animation, mobile video, and editing and post-production.

Camera crews start from £850 a day for a two-man team, to £4950 for a two-day shoot including a director, production management and a three-day edit. It has worked with Pepsi, Virgin and Channel 4.

MEDIA MANAGEMENT

Q: We are receiving a lot of press attention and need to give our senior staff some media training. Who can help us?

A: Try Hillside Training (01442 873 173). It has 20 years' experience in media training and offers courses in presentation skills, crisis management, TV, radio and press interviews, and writing press releases.

Courses can take place at its studio or at a venue of your choice, where trainees can practise their skills in front of a camera or microphone.

The maximum number of people in each class is six and at the end of the course, the client will be provided with a confidential written assessment of each attendee's abilities.

CHANGING ROOMS

Q: We want to give our NPD centre an overhaul. Who can refurbish it in time for the visit of a major client next month?

A: Give Enigma a call (01628 624 754). It recently designed and installed a Ferrari Hospitality suite at Silverstone in the space of just two weeks.

It has 15 years' experience in exhibition graphics, large-format digital printing, signage, banner stands, pop-up displays, custom-built stands, portable display units, vehicle graphics, canvas prints, hoardings and litho and fine-art printing.

- Tel 020 8267 4305 or email marketing.helpline@haynet.com.

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