Talk:Howard Brown (Halifax Bank)

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Votes for deletion[edit]

In June 2005, this article was nominated for deletion. The result was to keep. See Wikipedia:Votes for deletion/Howard Brown for a record of the discussion. — Trilobite (Talk) 15:31, 15 Jun 2005 (UTC)

Expansion[edit]

gave this article a complete overhaul, also linked to it from the Halifax page. Grunners 23:01, 2 August 2005 (UTC)

nice one! UkPaolo 07:11, 3 August 2005 (UTC)

Who Gives You Extra[edit]

Howard Brown has never sung this. It appeared in a Halifax advert that featured a different employee, and the adverts featuring the animated Brown, which are voiced by an impersonator. BillyH 11:46, 5 October 2005 (UTC)

True I have referred to this in the bit about the office appearance. SenorKristobbal 13:35, 23 July 2007 (UTC)

Early life[edit]

Is it for real? C'mon? The first reference doesn't seem to shed any light on his early life and the second 'Reuters' link just goes straight to tiscali.co.uk or whatever. Really? He was shipped to Halifax in a cargo of Guava fruits? Funny but not factual. Londonsista (talk) 20:33, 28 January 2008 (UTC)

New Guardian source[edit]

here; it could possibly be incorporated into the article.--h i s s p a c e r e s e a r c h 20:06, 17 April 2008 (UTC)

Removed unsourced claim that Howard was removed from his post[edit]

I have removed the following text from the article:

"He has recently been released from his contract by HBOS for being too 'jolly'. [citation needed]"

I can find no supporting evidence for this so I'm removing it in case it is false and considered libellous. If it is true, then please reinstate it with a reference to supporting evidence.

Some sources[edit]

I'm pressed for time right now so can't actually pop this in the article, but here is better than nowhere:

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/newstopics/celebritynews/2515362/Halifaxs-Howard-dropped-as-recession-bites.html
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/newsbysector/banksandfinance/3083233/Halifaxs-Howard-buys-800000-second-home.html
http://www.guardian.co.uk/culture/tvandradioblog/2008/aug/07/toughtimesforhowardbrown
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-1042504/Halifax-dumps-Howard-TV-ads-hes-jolly-recession.html
http://www.thestudentpocketguide.com/2006/09/music-film-tv/tv/howard-brown-the-halifax-man/

Hopefully I shall be able to come back later and put them in but I'm not very good with references so I would appreciate it if somebody beats me to it :) MorganaFiolett (talk) 13:51, 13 January 2010 (UTC)