MORE ARTICLES, LOCAL CONTENT, BUSINESSES, EVENTS, COMPETITIONS AND MUCH MORE TO COME.
We are very excited to announce the launch of our Word Gets Around Digital Magazine as an online extension to this already popular printed format.
There is no doubt that the world of print and the way we communicate has changed dramatically over the past two decades. Community magazines however are thriving across the country where quirk and character are valued over immediacy.
75% of our advertisers have been with us for over 5 years as they realise that an integrated advertising formula in both print and digital keeps their name out there, and reinforces the services they offer.
By changing to a bi-monthly magazine (every other month) it gives us the opportunity to truly embrace the benefits of all things digital.
We want to do more for our readers and advertisers and help spread the word in print, and online. There is a real opportunity to promote our community, offer support, advice and have information all in one place.
There is a lot of content that we receive that we have been unable to share in the past, as we have been limited by the space available in a printed magazine, and with associated costs.
How we can help everyone...
Our new website has articles listed by category so you can quickly access more of what you like to read. This includes a wider range of articles, more information, more features and it will be a more interactive experience.
One of the worst things about most digital media platforms is that they are overrun with adverts. We want our website to offer a pleasurable reading experience so there will be limited adverts, which means a nice and clean article to read, without pops ups, irrelevant marketing adverts and endless promotions. We will ensure our advertisers are truly local, and are relevant to the associated content you choose to read.
We are looking to form partnerships with local businesses where we can extend upon our printed platform, by utilising digital tools in social media marketing and video. This offers flexible ways for businesses to promote themselves.
Our printed magazine already has a great impact, delivered to 34,000 homes in Taunton and West Somerset per issue.
With our new digital magazine we can link printed adverts direct to a website or a promotional video, to make it a more creative experience.
COMMUNITY GROUPS, CLUBS, ORGANISATIONS, CHARITIES AND SOCIETIES
Do you run a local community group or organisation? Would you like help to tell more people about the good work you do? Or promote your services, events and ask for more help?
We want our digital magazine to be a community hub of information, so if you have a club or society please let us know with your contact details together with 200 words about your group and we will add you to our new website.
Our objective is to make our website full of information for our community. With your help this could be a ‘One stop shop’ for local walks, recommended places to eat and visit, numbers for local businesses, and events.
Do you have a short story you have written or a poetic prose? Perhaps you would like to mention someone who you think needs a little praise.
Help us to help you. We want to be a force for good, and do more for our community.
Please get in touch by sending an email t0:
“Love the articles, very interesting read. Plenty info for services. Love the last laugh. Fun puzzles and love the challenge to find Charlie. Something for everyone. And it’s free.” – D FITZPATRICK
“Very good magazine, lots to read and good advertising for local businesses” – S HAMER
“Love the articles about old Minehead- I find it fascinating and I love that we get ads from around this area if we need a certain service you are bound to find the information in this book.” – S CREECH
“I have advertised with you for over 8 years. You have a great independent platform for me to market my business locally. Good marketing is about a constant reminder that we are here to offer you local knowledge and first-class service”.
– J JASPER – Homefront Design UK