2017 Sponsorship Opportunities

Sponsorship Opportunities now available for tbni.blog 2017
Sponsorship Opportunities now available for tbni.blog 2017

With the turn of the new year it is time to open up the tbni.blog sponsorship programme again.

This is very simple and also exceptionally good value for our sponsors (Prices start from FREE!).  The sponsorship only runs until 31st December 2017 and resets itself in the new year to allow new sponsors a chance to get in.

What does it involve?  Basically you get a slot on one of my panniers – (Details below) – for you to put your company logo.

You then get your logo / brand out there everywhere my bike goes and is kitted out with the boxes.  You also get your brand / logo added to this site which attracted over 30,000 unique visitors in 2016.  Remember though that these visitors are looking for this site and it’s content.  We don’t buy visitors – our figures are genuine and only consist of people who are looking for information on what we post.  The people you want to see your branding will, as all of our visitors want to be here!

You will also get exposure via the Twitter and Facebook Pages.

Revenue generated goes back into tbni.blog to keep it running, up to date and to enable the addition of new content.

For more information get in touch with us via :

admin@tbni.blog

or via this contact form :

All decisions on Sponsorship will be made by me – I will only endorse products that I feel to be useful / beneficial / fun and positive to this site.  I will not enter communication as to why I feel your brand / logo may not be suitable or has been unsuccessuful in being selected for inclusion in this program.  If you want to be added to the waiting list for this program then please let me know.

#NC500In2Days : FREE Pannier Message Slots Available NOW!

Last year for my #WAWIn1Week challenge I offered slots on my panniers to Companies to advertise their products / brand whilst I travelled along the length of the World’s Longest Dedicated Coastal Route in a record breaking 6 days*  The uptake was great as was the feedback!

I have decided to do the same again this year and offer out my panniers for you guys to patch your brand onto the side of my bike as it travels round the coast line of Scotland in another time limited (and in my eyes record breaking)challenge of 2 days!

So what’s the catch?  There isn’t one, however I do have to want to support your brand.  It is my decision on what I put on my boxes.  It is also free!  

All you have to do is contact me, telling me a little about your brand (a website reference will do) and if I like what your are doing / about I will contact you back.  Then you just have to get the sticker made up and sent to me.  I will add it to my panniers and boom, there you have it, free advertising for you (whilst on the trip and in the subsequent photos and videos across FaceBook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube) and awesome looking panniers for me!

Charities are also welcome.

*I don’t know if it was actually record breaking but as I haven’t heard any difference let’s just pretend it was!

2016 #NC500In2Days Pannier Message Space Availability
2016 #NC500In2Days Pannier Message Space Availability

Wanted : Music for Video Soundtrack

I am currently looking for some DRM free / Royalty free music to use in the soundtrack of a video I am preparing covering my #WAWIn1Week Trip.

Music Wanted!
Music Wanted!

If you are a musician and have some music that you would like to have considered for inclusion in the soundtrack then Contact Me with a link to the music.

I will review your submission and if I use it I will of course inform you and add your details to the end credits.

I will be making no money from this video, and as such am looking only DRM free / Royalty free music that you have the rights to give me permission to use.

Your reward is free exposure, my reward is good music for the video.

Thanks for looking!

Be Absolutely Certain Mark Zuckerberg is NOT giving Away Millions to Facebook Users…

You may have seen a post similar to this floating about Facebook today…

THANK YOU, MARK ZUCKERBERG, for your forward-thinking generosity! And congrats on becoming a dad!

 Mark Zuckerberg has announced that he is giving away $45 billion of Facebook stock. What you may not have heard is that he plans to give 10% of it away to people like YOU and ME! All you have to do is copy and paste this message into a post IMMEDIATELY. At midnight PST, Facebook will search through the day’s posts and award 1000 people with $4.5 million EACH as a way of saying thank you for making Facebook such a powerful vehicle for connection and philanthropy. 😎

It is an absolute load of rubbish, a hoax, untrue, lies. Whatever you want to call it, $4.5 Million will not be given away at midnight. Not a single cent will. 

Don’t feed the trolls and don’t share such nonsense on your Wall News Feed. 

https://nakedsecurity.sophos.com/2015/12/08/facebook-hoax-alert-no-mark-zuckerberg-is-not-giving-4-5m-to-people-like-you-and-me/
http://www.nbcnews.com/tech/social-media/hoax-alert-no-zuckerberg-isnt-giving-millions-facebook-users-n476551
In fact pretty much all news sources online are covering this in case you need any further proof. 

Further Advertising Info for #WAWIn1Week – Pannier Slot Availability.

Wild Atlantic Way

Further to my previous posting in relation to advertising spots available for my forthcoming #WAWIn1Week Trip I am pleased to share with you all the Pannier Slot availability.  Please note this is subject to change and operates on a first come first served basis.

Please contact me to confirm and provisionally book availability.

WAWIn1Week Pannier Advertising Slots
WAWIn1Week Pannier Advertising Slots

The process is very simple :

1.  Contact me and inform me of the positions you would like.  There are two options.

a.  A single slot.

b.  A twin slot, which can only be a pair.  So for example 2 and 2b, or 7 and 7b.  Combinations of slots will not be accepted.

2.  I will confirm availability and provisionally book you that slot.

3.  You will then have your vinyl advertising stickers made up and sent to me.

4.  Upon receipt your slot will be confirmed and your stickers added to my panniers.

5.  Away we go.

A few other points…

Firstly Why!?!  Thats simple this is my first such trip, but hopefully not my last.  If I can cover this trip with some form of sponsorship, and this is shown in the associated media, it puts me in a much better position when the next trip comes along so I can approach people with a proven track record and hopefully some good reports from the sponsors, who knows next trip it may even be my current sponsors (you) who cross over to the the new plan!  And also importantly I won’t forget my original sponsors when it comes to offers for the next trips, oh and of course there will be no expectation from anyone involved this time round to stay around.  People always say if it is too good to be true it probably is.  This is good and true, neither of us have anything to loose.  I am looking to the future and trying to build a reputation and you are being given the opportunity of free advertising along the World’s Longest Coastal Route in Peak Season!

I am offering this as a freebie, from me to my sponsors.  Therefore it is not open to everyone or everything.  Put simply I am interested in motorcycling, tourist, travelling, well branded and trusted advertisers, but am more than open to helping out newbies in these industries.

No adult material will be accepted.

No pro / anti political, sexual, lifestyle, religious, non religious, sectarian, bigoted, racist, or in any way questionable (by me or otherwise) material will be selected.  After all it is a freebie on my bike so to avoid any confusion, I have the ultimate and final say, if you don’t like that I’m sorry but you can always pay for your advertising elsewhere and then have the rights associated with it.

No contract is being made between me and you, I am offering some free advertising for you along a brand new tourist attraction, the longest coastal road in the world.  1500+ miles of free advertising along with my social networks and tagging etc.  If I don’t make it, have to stop or turn around and quit I’m sorry but sometimes real life gets in the way.  After all you have lost nothing it was a freebie.

I don’t want this to sound in any way negative it should be a great trip so let’s get it rolling rolling right.

Who wants some free advertising!

Sponsors Required : Amazing Deals Available for my Wild Atlantic Way in 1 Week Trip #WAWIn1Week

Sponsors Required for Wild Atlantic Way in 1 Week Trip #WAWIn1Week

With my #WAWIn1Week trip rapidly approaching I am looking some sponsors. Basically I am offering your company’s branding on a spot on my bike / helmet.

Believe this when I tell you the deals I am offering are unreal and start at… FREE!

Yes indeed… FREE!

I am offering limited sponsor spots for free on the panniers of my bike, so if you are interested in having your brand tour along the World’s Longest dedicated Coastal Route and one of the hottest places in the world to be right now please get in touch.

Spaces are of course very limited and all applications will be considered however my decision will be final and you contact me knowing and accepting that. No adult related sponsorship requests will be considered!

Best Free Mac Anti-Virus Solutions.

Mac AntiVirus Options

It is with great pride that you you will hear Mac users, owners and genius(pl) tell you that due to the rigidity of OSX and the super tightness of its code that the Mac doesn’t need an anti-virus.

“How is it so secure? There are a number of answers to this question, but it’s primarily due to a technique known as sandboxing. Essentially, sandboxing is a form of software virtualization that runs programs and processes in an isolated virtual environment, thus giving them limited access to your system and everything on it. Secondarily is a system called library randomization, which makes it harder for malicious programs to find their targets, coupled with this there are dozens of other security features that make the OSX operating system so tight.”

However there is another truth behind this story and it is this. The Mac has less risk of virus(pl) attacks as hackers spend less time targeting Macs. This was primarily because a lot fewer people had them, so the virus would have been targeting a minority, so why bother, you could easily get enough victims by targeting Windows machines.

This are changing though! Macs are getting hugely more popular, and people are buying them, as numbers increase, so too will hackers interest in the machines.

The simply fact is people put the same info into a Mac as they do a PC, bank details, personal details, passwords and so on…

This makes the Mac more attractive to the hacker now. More Macs, more reason to hack, more chance of a virus or malicious code and more chance of personal loss.

It is for this reason that I am now moving away from the mindset of “I have a Mac there I am safe.”

I am now of the mindset “I have a Mac so I am safer, and I can be safer still with an Anti Virus program.”

Read moreBest Free Mac Anti-Virus Solutions.