The Butter Turkey

Posted by Tembua’s former Marketing Coordinator, who began this blog.

How do you get people to focus at 7:45 in the a.m.? In my office it’s with food; loads of carbs drizzled with icing .. and butter; pale, creamy, salted. This time, the butter came in an unusual shape – a small, beautifully molded turkey (Thanksgiving leftover?). It called to me from the dairy case and, being drawn to all things creamy and rich, I bought it and the entire bakery section at Byerly’s.

My mission? Introduce the staff to our new name and logo – TEMBUA, The Precision Language Solution. CEO didn’t think it was necessary – until a staff member remarked that she didn’t realize that TEMBUA had an A at the end of the name (I tried not to preen too much). The group placidly noshed on muffins and danish as I went over the name change.

So here’s the scoop … after 16 years, CEO decides to change the name to something that reflected PLS’s increased linguistic services as well as using a name (and consequently the 16 years of goodwill that goes with it) that could be protected legally.

Not sure how much was ingested – over and above the carbs, that is – but felt enough was so that now the staff now knows the what, where and hows of the year-long plan….


About tembua

Tembua: The Precision Language Solution provides comprehensive linguistic services for 100 languages to private industry and government agencies on a global scale. Services include document and website translation and localization; conference and 24/7 telephonic interpretation; glossary development; proofreading, text adaptation, editing, multilingual design and DTP; transcription; technical / custom authoring editing, foreign search engine optimization; translation memory management; subtitling.
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