Our all inclusive social media package

Since this is one of the busiest times of year and we all have important things to worry about, like present buying, wondering if we’re on Santa’s naughty or nice list, and what to wear to the Christmas parties, social media can be left out in the cold.

This Christmas, why not let TMG manage your social media accounts for you?

Our team can run any number of accounts leaving you plenty time to sit back, relax and get on with enjoying your festivities! You deserve it!

To get in touch, email the team at contactus@themarketinggeeks.co.uk

The Firrenes First Single, Now available!!!

So…. As some may already be aware, at the beginning of 2017 I began working with a new Edinburgh band called The Firrenes, they had only formed a few months before and in spite of having only performed one gig, The Firrenes were proving to be an ambitious and talented mix.

They had a second gig in April which rallied a fantastic crowd and then it was in to Chamber Studio, Edinburgh to work with the incredibly talented in-house producer and owner, Graeme Young to put their first double A-side single together.

Like seriously, this guy was like a magician! (for music obviously)

And, (drum roll please) It is a pleasure to announce that the single is now available on Vinyl, CD and digital download from the links below.

As someone who is in no way musical witnessing first hand the phenominal level of talent at every stage of the production process was awe inspiring, from the band as a core, who were joined by Luci Holland on vocals, James McCutcheon on sax (for recording and Fiona Dabjen for live performance) A gospel Choir of Romana Munir, Victoria Simmonds & Helena Paul; Findlay Heatherington on Trumpet and Andrew Blair on Trombone, To the photographic talent of Stephen Salvona (the Photograbber), Model Estefania Alejo, Nexus Digital for video production. Everyone worked incredibly hard to bring this single to life!

(And to anyone else I’ve missed, a massive thank you!, my heads bursting trying to remember everyone!)

And the hard work payed off as the band were joined at their gig at Edinburgh’s Voodoo Rooms by surprise guest, and long time hero of Jules, Michael Eavis. Who looked like he really enjoyed the show!

That’s the band away to Germany now for their gig in Berlin but when they get back the planning of a UK tour and recording their album will be underway (no rest for the wicked)

You can buy the record and CD from the online shop at www.TheFirrenes.com, or download the songs from SpotifyAmazon and iTunes.

Excerpts from the singles and some of the Firrenes other material is available on their YouTube channel.
Happy Listening!!!!

The Firrenes – Band


This is The Firrenes looking all moody and serious and sexy

Back in cold and gloomy February, when research for SeriousExtreme was still in its early stages and most of my time was spent actually going out to try and find the people to list on the site and promote, I bumped into an old friend who had just started a band called The Firrenes.

Everyone asks why they called themselves The Firrenes, I don’t know. I’ll get Jules on a podcast one day and pin him down to an answer, until the, we’ll just have to wonder.

Knowing that I worked in marketing and that band work was pretty different to what they had done before, we decided to work on some ideas, get them a bit more visible on their social media channels and be able to promote them as a band rather than solo artists with view to future gigs and tours!

That’s awesome right!

Big plans are afoot, with a single launch; which we’ve just completed the cover art for, thanks the The PhotoGrabber, album to be recorded next year, new material being written this summer and then gigs in Europe planned for October 2017, its all steam ahead, especially now that we are planning a gig calendar for summer of 2018.

So, watch this space.

You can listen to some sample tracks on The Firrenes website and on their YouTube Channel and why not join them at their single launch gig at Edinburgh’s Voodoo Room Ballroom.

See you there!

Follow The Firrenes @ Instagram, Facebook, Twitter & YouTube

Tickets for all gigs can be found direct from their website or on eventbrite or Skiddle

An unconventional intro to motorsport

Picture the scene…

You’ve never been on a racetrack before and a contact of yours puts you in touch with a manager at Knockhill who invites you come find out more….

The day arrives and it’s snowing. Not just a little bit either, but a FULL-ON BLIZZARD!

But that’s OK, because you’re sitting in a cosy hospitality suite listening to all the things that go on and it even sounds exciting!

So, when the invitation to go out on the track is offered, you snap it with both hands.

You whizz around the track at a crazy speed, which somehow, doesn’t adequately scare you, so you ask appropriate questions like “what’s the fatality rate?” and “is there many accidents?”

And then find out that the reason you were on the track is because they needed skilled drivers to make the call on whether it’s safe to let the drivers go out and test their vehicles.

It was not. Not safe at all.

So, everyone was sent home.

Well, that was my first experience of racing.

And it was pretty Epic!

I’m going to be honest and say that I did NOT see myself becoming a fan of the racing, being on track is fun and gets the heart racing but the thought of spending a whole day watching cars go round in circles didn’t strike me as fun.

I was wrong.

This year I was lucky enough to get to work with a team and some of their drivers; some who were racing for the first year, some who had a few seasons under their belt and some who were changing vehicles for a new challenge.

It’s incredible to watch.

Everyone on a team knows exactly what they need to do. The skills level of the mechanics is awe inspiring, you see drivers on an emotional roller-coaster throughout the day, you have numpties like me who just try and make themselves useful and comprehend all the work that’s going on to make this an entertaining day for the spectators. (most of whom are buzzing around the cars)

The 2017 season will be closing in October, they don’t race over the winter, which means now they are preparing for the 2018 start.

There will be new drivers looking for sponsors, established drivers looking to progress to the next level, new challenges and new opportunities, so if you would like to know more about the opportunities and benefits of sponsoring Motorsport get in touch contactus@themarketinggeeks.co.uk and we’ll be happy to tailor a package that could help your business thrive!