I think we've all felt great uplift after the results…
As Devon based publishers we’ve passed a milestone this year, as we celebrate the 20th year of the Budleigh Diary and Sidmouth Diary magazines.
Of course, one of the reasons they’ve been so successful and indeed are still in existence, is because for businesses they work perfectly. Local businesses wishing to promote their services to the local population are well served with these magazines that reach over 42,000 residents in the lower Otter valley and Sid valley areas.
What’s more surprising is that there are still businesses advertising in this magazine that came into the original 1st issue and have continued without break for 20 years. Just goes to prove that marketing does work and also that as a company, we’re highly tuned to producing publications that have interesting, high quality content. Ultimately, the reader is king – if you work to that maxim then you’re on the right path.
The founder Nigel Jones says that he’s really proud the magazines have served these communities reliably for the past 2 decades. I asked Nigel how he felt after 20 years of publishing these magazines “well, firstly I can’t believe 20 years have gone so quickly, but when you produce magazines, the seasons really do race by quickly. It’s been a great privilege serving these communities and yes, East Devon’s a really friendly place that I consider as home. Both my children and dogs are Devonians and I can’t think of anywhere I’d rather live and work. It’d be great if we can achieve another 20 years with the Diary magazines!”
What he’s really excited about is the digital linking up of the magazines via the EastDevonHub website, meaning that all clubs, societies, voluntary organisations and charities can get their events into the next published Diary seamlessly. It really does link up the community, enabling residents to be able to know what’s on in their local community. It’s also totally free to community organisations – many of whom don’t have the budget for paid marketing.
To see our 20th year anniversary issues of both magazines, click below:
To speak to someone about the Diary magazines, call Nigel on 01395 513383