What our happy advertisers say

We get a great response from so many people.  Thank you for your appreciation and support for our small independent business – your kind comments make it worthwhile.  If you’d like more information, call us on 01395 513383, or see our Contact Us page for more information.

Testimonials

Yvonne, Chapter in SidmouthI am really happy with the advertising I do with the Devonshire magazine. I advertised in it all last year and definitely benefited as a result. People were coming into the shop who had read the advertisement and until then had not visited us before. We also always keep a copy of the magazine in the shop for people to enjoy. I’ve spent a lot of money with Devon Life, Exeter Living and other glossies in the past, without getting any noticeable response, but since going into the magazine, I’ve been getting regular feedback from new customers throughout the year, who’ve seen my advert.

Yvonne (Chapter Clothing) booked with us for 6 consecutive years

 

Nigel. I’ve done a lot of advertising in various glossies over the years, but the ‘Devonshire’ is the only magazine I’ve ever had regular feedback from.

Suzi (ISCA Gallery)

 

We have been delighted with the response, it has certainly proved to be a worthwhile investment.

J. Pike (Manager – Waitrose) Whole page advert for year) closely monitored by external marketing agency

 

Did a couple of thousand pounds worth of business as a direct result of advertising in the last issue.

Many thanks, Mark (Turners Antiques)

 

I can definitely say we sold a couple of properties as a result of the advert we had in the last magazine

Paul (Seddons Estage Agents)

 

“I always pick up The Devonshire magazine because for me it is Devon Life for real people. The articles are always interesting and the photography is really special. It’s a good quality magazine, with a high quality editorial content. Well done.

Regards Kerry (Kerry Hornett ACT)

 

I find that the Devonshire magazine has has a great impact for my business and I am delighted with it!

Julie Trickey (Overly Gorgeous)

 

Nigel, in terms of the riding school, advertising in The Devonshre magazine has been quite successful. Since 1st January (to mid March 2010) the website has had approximately 250 unique visitors, with the majority of people staying on the site for up to ten minutes. There have been more than 1600 pageviews. I’ve had people trying to book lessons for 8 weeks now, which I have been unable to do as we are not open until next month!!

Natalie (Jorrocks) Eighth page display containing only website address – this was the only advert Jorrocks ran for the riding school facility

 

Hi Nigel – We appreciate these features are not easy to put together as so many folk to try and keep happy. General feedback from other traders – and town council who we dropped off a couple of copies to – is that it’s a great article on Ashburton. Best wishes – Susan

Susan Folwell (Artisans & Artists) Back cover

 

Polly and I love the publication and know how competitive your prices are. He just wants to know where we stand, so I’ve given him all the figures, which show that advertising with The Devonshire mag has been more successful than any other magazine we’ve worked with this year!

Lucinda Cusdin (Gloss Gallery, Exeter)

 

Had them – and they all went within about an hour! (30 copies) You’re getting TOO popular!! Congratulations.

Bee (Archway Bookshop Axminster)

 

Andrew, DevoncourtWe placed a full page advert in the Devonshire magazine which generated over £3000 of sales to our Leisure Club. It was a very definite success and I can only say that the advice I was given on the layout and the design was very helpful and proved to be particularly effective.

Thank you to Nigel and the Team and I love the East Devon Hub too!

Andrew Stoneman (Manager – Devoncourt)

 

Advertising in the magazine has provided good regular sales of high value artwork.

Mike (Marine House at Beer) Whole page in both editions of the Devonshire

 

Actually it was the first time I have seen the East Devon magazine. But I will look out for it from now on!

Judi Spiers (reader – previously wrote for our magazines)

 

Hi Nigel, Congrats on a great Devonshire mag – it gets better every time – really attractive with useful info and articles I want to read.

Chris Hardy (reader)

 

Dear Nigel, I picked up your Dec/Jan 12 issue at Popplefords and I must say, it is first class! Lovely pictures, interesting snippets, plenty of information, spaced out so you can read and look and not be bombarded with blocks of adverts.

Julie Ann Thompson (reader)

 

Superb magazine and everyone just loves it and all the superb photographs. Very busy now with Carnival and Tar Barrels

Phyllis (Ottery TIC)

 

Nigel, your magazine jumped out at us. Wow what a lovely magazine it is.

Julie Dunn (reader)

 

Dear Sir, many thanks for you reply about posting your Magazine to me. I will willingly Pay £15 for posting it to me, because I really do like reading them, it brightens up these wet and wintry days and makes me look for things to do next summer.

Brian Spicer (reader)

 

Dear Sirs, Further to my conversation with Charlotte on the phone this morning re subscription to your lovely magazine, please commence our subscription with the April/May edition. Many thanks.

Mrs M Hampson

 

Hi Nigel, On our arrival home, we found that a neighbour had managed to obtain a copy for us! Thanks for the trouble you took, and the suggestion of reading online, something I hadn’t considered!! The magazine is a credit to you and our area, we enjoy every edition!!

Ray Mugford (reader)

 

Hello, I was reading the magazine this afternoon at my hairdressers salon, but I wanted to let you know how much I enjoyed reading it and how informative I thought it was. Being a Totnesian, I particularly enjoyed the article about Totnes. If you have the time I would welcome a reply and also could you please let me know where I can obtain copies. Thank you very much.

Annette Osborne (reader)

 

Dear Editor, Loved the aerial shot of Topsham on Pages 62/3, is it possible to buy a copy ? Just like to say I like the magazine, particularly the story of the Exeter mail coach plus tide times etc. Many thanks.

Keith Lewin (reader)

 

I discovered a copy of The Devonshire magazine recently, and thoroughly enjoyed it – a wide mix of articles for all tastes, plus eye-catching design!

Lucy Baker-Kind (reader)

 

Just a line to say I think the front cover of this months magazine is absolutely stunning

Caron Sprake (reader)

 

Firstly please can I say how much I enjoyed the February/March 13 edition of the Devonshire magazine – my wife and I had a lovely meal in Kingskerswell’s Hare & Hounds pub a couple of weeks ago and we picked up a copy whilst there.

Dan Bolt (reader)

 

Dear Nigel, Congratulations on the continuing top notch quality of Devonshire magazine. It is first class, and if I can pick up a copy before they have all disappeared, I always do.

Jenny Ridd (reader)

 

It’s a lovely and interesting magazine, I really enjoy reading it, that’s why I’d like to subscribe as it’s very hard to get my own copy – they disappear so quickly.

Dorothy Tuffin (reader)

 

I find your events section essential reading as it probably is the most comprehensive of the local magazines.

David (reader)

 

I’ve just seen a copy of the magazine, very nice, beautiful actually!

Paul (Webbers Interiors)

 

Nigel, I work in InDesign and make ads and mags for JVC (I live in London and am just helping with St. Lawrence for my father-in-law) so know how crazy it can be. Really like the look of The Devonshire mag though, it’s a good read!

Liz (reader)

 

I picked up your magazine thinking it would be something to quickly flick through. Once I started reading it, I couldn’t put it down due to such interesting content. My customers all thought the same and I’d really like to be an outlet please.

Mark Teall (The Swan Inn)

 

I don’t normally pay much attention to glossy regional promotional magazines; what little historical coverage they have is prone to recycling local factoids. I notice, however, that this magazine carries historical articles worth reading.

RG (Branscombe Historical Society) comment posted on Devon History Society website.

 

May we take this opportunity of saying how much we enjoy the magazine.

Rab Barnard – Curator (Sidmouth Museum)

 

Big thank you to Viv at Devonshire magazine for featuring my new business and running a lovely story on my new venture in ‘Cream of the crop’ this month!

Jenny Luxton Interiors, via Facebook

 

Just entered our courses for this year on the East Devon Hub – what a great facility thank you for thinking up such a great resource!

The Old Kennels, via Facebook

 

Thanks for the news. I have to tell you that I took your magazine to the Axe Vale Festival where it flew off the table – Very popular and very positive comments! Thought you may appreciate the feedback … and I hope we can be regular distributers?

Sarah (Axminster TIC)