18 December 2015

Tripe Celebrates Social Media Milestone

The Tripe Marketing Board this week achieved a new high for tripe when it signed up its 10,000th "follower" on Twitter, the social media platform that allows tripe lovers from all across the world to meet and discuss our product.

Sir Norman Wrassle
TMB chairman Sir Norman Wrassle said he was "beyond delighted" at the news.  Speaking at the annual general meeting of the East Lancashire Women's Council last night, Sir Norman praised the achievement of the TMB's social media team, which is made up of interns, volunteers and retired tripe dressers. "Just over three years ago, the chairman of the Pork Council bet me £50 that we could never find 10,000 tripe lovers on Twitter by the end of 2015.  Well, we have smashed that target with days to spare," he said.

In response to questions from the audience, Sir Norman refused to be drawn on the next steps for tripe.  "We're in this for the long game.  From provisional returns already received by the TMB, it already looks like sales of tripe have taken an uptick this quarter.  It's still our plan to make 2016 the Year of Tripe," he said.

13 December 2015

TMB apologises for delayed publication of 2016 Diary

The Tripe Marketing Board has formally apologised for the delayed publication of the TMB 2016 Diary.

In a statement issued earlier today, TMB chairman Sir Norman Wrassle said: "We know that many people eagerly await our diary - particularly those with busy social lives.  We are very sorry that it was only published this weekend and we hope this does not cause too many problems for those wanting to buy it."

Sir Norman blamed the delay on a world shortage of dates, the lateness of this year's TMB Annual General Meeting and legal issues which had required the contents to be vetted by the board's solicitors.  "In retrospect, including my letter to Jonathan Ross may have been a mistake as it has clearly contributed to the belated publication of the diary," he said.

The Diary can be purchased via this link.  As well as being a week-to-view practical diary, it contains articles on tripe in literature, Sir Norman's address to the TMB's AGM, dozens of tripe facts and figures and an insight into the challenges faced in promoting tripe.

"Our publishing arm, TMB Books, has created some fantastic offers linked to the publication of the diary," Sir Norman said.  "This is to acknowledge the delay in publication, but also recognises the fact that not many people have been buying the other books," he added.