On behalf of everyone at Azam Marketing I’d like to take the opportunity to wish the advertisers, networks, agencies and affiliates we are fortune enough to work with, and all our blog readers, a very Merry Christmas. I hope you don’t read this anytime before the 5th of January, because that’ll mean you’re on the computer and not putting your feet up!

We’ve received so many Christmas cards from so many companies in the industry there’s no place left on our mantelpiece to put them and we’re having to place the ones we’ve received recently on our window-sill too, so thanks to everyone.

A heartfelt thank you to everyone for the mountain of gifts which we’re sharing out among the team.

These include, in no particular order:

Webgains for the Molton Brown gift set, and a Webgains shirt (which I requested after my previous one, which I wear all the time, got ink stains on it!). And not one but four Christmas cards!

Online Media Group for the winter edition of Pimm’s and mouthwatering-looking apple juice from their luscious part of the country.

Equator for the enormous parcel full of goodies from Scotland. I’ve been promising Buy.at for five years I would visit them in Newcastle and finally did last month, and the Equator Girls have my word I will come up to see you in beautiful Scotland before long.

Affiliate Window for the equally big Christmas hamper which will give us enough to live off for weeks. And the Trivial Pursuit War Of The Wedges game we won. Oh, and for being available for us on Christmas Eve to get our client’s Christmas Day promotion off the ground.

Trinity Mirror for the sumptuous chocolate gift box. It is such a delight to work with Trinity Mirror and they are the nicest people one can imagine.

Prezzybox for the solar powered light box and other pressies. Zak and his team really are the bees knees.

V A C Media for the Thornton’s chocolate box. Some of the women in our team are chocaholics, so they’ll love it.

Publicity Heaven for the stress relief gift and donation to charity. You are my favourite PR agency!

Ezemail for the ‘Sign me up!’ book, which I’ve already started to read. Kath and the team have been a delight to work with and if anybody is looking for a brilliant ESP you need look no further.

Buy.at for the best time I’ve had this year… your hospitality is beyond words and I can’t wait to go back to Newcastle.

Mystery Man for the Newcastle United diary which everybody seems to have got.

It never fails to amaze me how truly wonderful the people in our industry are. Thank you everyone and Merry Christmas!

P.S. We will be working as usual over the holiday period, so feel free to get in touch if you need anything. When we say 365 days a year hands on support for our clients and publishers we mean 365 days a year support!