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Re: Petrol/Gas station brands

Postby davidg666 » Tue Jun 12, 2018 9:27 am

YanisKyr wrote:The oil part is in their logo actually - I think it sneaked-in with a recent re-design along with the color stripes. Take a look https://www.top.ie/

Is that in the logo on the petrol stations though? They also supply home heating oil, which is a big part of their website.

I still vote for "Top" as the brand, until we know for sure that "Oil" appears on the petrol station branding.

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Re: Petrol/Gas station brands

Postby YanisKyr » Tue Jun 12, 2018 11:32 am

You are right, in these photos from their instagram you can see "top" with the new colour stripes. So "Top" it is then.

https://www.instagram.com/p/BXXZL79DpLZ
https://www.instagram.com/p/BX-7DrgjY2h
https://www.instagram.com/p/BcaPb3CDtfS
https://www.instagram.com/p/Bd2Ip5OHU-m
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Re: Petrol/Gas station brands

Postby YanisKyr » Tue Jun 12, 2018 11:48 am

Similarly, "Tara Oil" should be "Tara" https://goo.gl/maps/Vq7wPpXxMbE2

And "GO" should be "Go" https://goo.gl/maps/nB5kvoRdBk72
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Re: Petrol/Gas station brands

Postby YanisKyr » Tue Jun 12, 2018 8:11 pm

I know I'm flooding this post, but seems they use "top oil" on the sign above the prices, and "top" on every other point they want a logo.

https://goo.gl/maps/BgeAvtYe7rJ2
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Re: Petrol/Gas station brands

Postby davidg666 » Wed Jun 13, 2018 9:10 am

YanisKyr wrote:I know I'm flooding this post, but seems they use "top oil" on the sign above the prices, and "top" on every other point they want a logo.

https://goo.gl/maps/BgeAvtYe7rJ2

Hmm - good point.

However, I still vote for just "Top", partly because that's more visible than the "Oil" part (it's in white, rather than green on a green background), partly because the word "Oil" is redundant, partly because "Top" is the only thing that appears in *all* their signs and logos, and partly because I suspect that most people would just say "Top" when referring to that brand.

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Re: Petrol/Gas station brands

Postby YanisKyr » Wed Jun 13, 2018 10:35 am

I vote for "Top Oil" mainly two reasons.
1. match their company name and main logo
2. anything that is 3 or less characters I (and some scripts/tools) find too short

Stan also vouched for "Top Oil" - do we need more votes? :)

Also, Petrogas is the mother company of Applegreen so that should be removed too.
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Re: Petrol/Gas station brands

Postby davidg666 » Wed Jun 13, 2018 11:56 am

YanisKyr wrote:I vote for "Top Oil" mainly two reasons.
1. match their company name and main logo
2. anything that is 3 or less characters I (and some scripts/tools) find too short

Stan also vouched for "Top Oil" - do we need more votes? :)

I feel outnumbered now :) - if we find another opinion there's the risk we'll then be deadlocked.

Anyway, in my memory (when Top first showed up as a petrol retailer, maybe 35 years ago), the signs then just said "Top". I reckon it's only "Top Oil" because they also sell heating oil as well as having a petrol station chain. Aside from that, I vote "Top" because:

1. It's what appears on the petrol station signs.
2. When "Oil" (sometimes) appears, it's not very visible (green on green).
3. "Top" is what people would answer if you were to ask them "where did you get your petrol today?"
4. "Top" is no shorter than another brand: "Emo".
5. I suggest that if any scripts or tools find the name too short, such script/tools are broken.
6. Names that are acronyms are often just three characters long (granted, there aren't that many petrol station brands like this).
7. The "Oil" in the name is redundant.

How about this: can we find petrol station brands from other (English speaking) countries and see how many of them leave off redundant (in my opinion :) ) words from petrol station brands, and how many leave them in?

YanisKyr wrote:Also, Petrogas is the mother company of Applegreen so that should be removed too.

Agreed on that point.

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Re: Petrol/Gas station brands

Postby YanisKyr » Wed Jun 13, 2018 1:33 pm

Not sure how to check other English speaking countries so I checked my editable areas.

Haven't been to The North recently so here's one from near the border where the list shows both Irish and UK entries (I'm so jealous of the Title Case Topaz):
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Germany:
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Spain:
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In Greece most of the brands with "oil" have it incorporated in the name, but Silk Oil for example has it as a separate word.
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Re: Petrol/Gas station brands

Postby YanisKyr » Tue Jun 26, 2018 4:27 pm

So guys, any feedback?

I'm waiting for out HQ contact to confirm the process, but would like to have our list ready to go :)
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Re: Petrol/Gas station brands

Postby YanisKyr » Tue Jul 03, 2018 8:58 am

Just to keep everyone updated, I've submitted the changes and locked down the spreadsheet. Changes are expected to be live in the next 2 weeks.

PS: Top remains Top :)
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