As was, hopefully, obvious to anyone who read the posts, the first line of each, either quoted directly or drew inspiration from classic advertising slogans - seven posts in all - up to and including Thursday, 17th February 2022.
We listed all the “clues” on this page and the competition was to identify which brand or product is connected with each slogan.
Image: Marsh harrier © Ron Macdonald
The competition is now closed (closing date - Friday, 4th March 2022). Answers are posted below and the winners will be announced on Thursday 10th March 2022.
Image: Linnets © Ron Macdonald
The competition winners as drawn are:
Stephen Dunstan, Blackpool
Isobel Ford, Aberdeen
Copies of NESBR 2020 & 2019, Calendar and two greetings cards
Diane Campbell, Stonehaven
John Wills, Monymusk
Copy of NESBR 2020, Calendar and two greetings cards
Adrian Coroon, Aberdeen
Calendar and two greetings cards
NB. Winners who are existing subscribers and who were already in receipt of NESBR 2020 or 2019 have been offered a choice of a credit for NESBR 2021 or two back issues of their choice.
1 - GOOD THINGS COME TO THOSE WHO WAIT
2 - LE NESBR NOUVEAU EST ARRIVÉ
3 - VORSPRUNG DURCH VOGELBERICHTE
4 - THIS IS NOT JUST A BIRD REPORT, THIS IS THE NORTH-EAST SCOTLAND BIRD REPORT
5 - IT DOES EXACTLY WHAT IT SAYS ON THE COVER
6 - I LIKED IT SO MUCH I BOUGHT A COPY!
7 - PROBABLY THE BEST BIRD REPORT IN THE WORLD
Each of the phrases above were based on a slogan used by a well-known brand in their advertising campaigns past and present.
All competitors had to do was identify which slogan was used by which brand and send your answers to us.
Prizes included copies of the latest NESBR, back issues, plus calendars and greetings cards featuring photographs taken by celebrated local photographer Ron Macdonald many of whose photographs are already on this website.
The names of all participants who sent in correct answers were entered into a draw within a week of the competition ending. Winners' names, locations were posted above on Thursday 10th March 2022.