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Jemima Stileman’s Italian job

Grazie mille as publisher’s daughter scoops Fedrigoni’s 30th anniversary Verona prize trip

 

Grazie mille, Fedrigoni! That’s the message from Jemima Stileman after she discovered she’s scooped the paper specialist’s big 30th anniversary PG Live competition prize.

Working with publisher mum Kali Stileman on her stand at the recent show turned into an Italian job for Jemima as she’ll soon be jetting off on a two-night trip to the historic and beautiful town of Verona, the home of Fedrigoni Paper.

Above: Winning ways – Jemima checks out the All The Best swatch book with Fedrigoni paper consultant Oliver Gale
Above: Winning ways – Jemima checks out the All The Best swatch book with Fedrigoni paper consultant Oliver Gale

Founded in 1888, the Italian company used PG Live as part of the celebrations of three decades of its British operation with a stand right by the lunch hall showcasing its new confetti-themed greeting card swatch book – and asked people to post a birthday card listing three famous people they’d love to attend their birthday party.

And it was Jemima’s card that was the one drawn out to win two nights’ luxury hotel accommodation on a bed and breakfast basis in a double or twin room; return flights to Italy for two people; and transfers between the airport and hotel.

Above: Family affair – Jemima (left) with mum Kali at PG Live 2022
Above: Family affair – Jemima (left) with mum Kali at PG Live 2022

“I couldn’t believe my luck when I got that phone call,” Jemima told PG Buzz, “I’ve never won anything! I was utterly shocked and delighted.

“Verona is a really special place for me as I visited lots when I previously lived in Italy, so I can’t wait to go back with my boyfriend. My three famous guests were the charismatic Bill Nighy, Olly Murs for the laughs and Sir David Attenborough for the worldly knowledge. Grazie mille Fedrigoni!”

Above: Great party – Jemima’s guests (from left) Bill Nighy, Olly Murs, and Sir David Attenborough
Above: Great party – Jemima’s guests (from left) Bill Nighy, Olly Murs, and Sir David Attenborough

There were plenty of entries for the competition with Fedrigoni’s product market executive Anne-Lise Billeri revealing the most popular answers were:

1) Partner

2) Children

3) Mum or Dad

4) Boris Johnson

5) The Queen

6) Paddington Bear

Above: Demonstration – Fedrigoni’s Ian Braithwaite
Above: Demonstration – Fedrigoni’s Ian Braithwaite

A couple of the most surprising guest lists were “We’d invite James Bond, M, and Putin to the party in the hope the first two take out the third!” and “I’m inviting Donald Trump, Jo Brand, and Ricky Gervais – just to see what happens”.

As well as the chance to win the trip, Fedrigoni’s feature area grabbed everyone’s attention showing off its 16-example All The Best booklet, demonstrating how these materials respond to different processes, as well as including some real confetti made from its Sirio Color paper range, trapped between the slipcase and its shrink wrap.

“It’s particularly useful to see how litho inks sit on coated, uncoated and those in-between lightly-coated stucco surfaces,” Fedrigoni’s commercial manager Ian Braithwaite told PG Buzz. “We wanted to demonstrate the materials in use, in reference to the different types of design used for greeting cards, including black and white photography, text, and illustrations.”

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