We’re sorry to hear this person didn’t have 100% satisfaction, but we wanted to make a couple of counterpoints:
1. We don’t have a lot competition in the market for the type of magazine we produce. Sure, there are several cheap advertiser-type mailers out there, but our product is vastly different. We produce beautiful high-quality, full color magazines that feature a cover story on a local family. We also have advice columns written by local experts and local business profiles. It’s an excellent way for people to get to know their neighbours. Simply put, our magazines get opened by readers, unlike the junk mail that most people get. Our advertisers love this.
2. You don’t need a large client portfolio from the start to be successful. We give our publishers all of the tools and training they need to be a success right out of the gate.
3. We provide our new publishers with several copies of actual magazines we already have in print when they are meeting with advertisers to open a new magazine. When customers see these actual magazines they know they will be advertising in an attractive, high quality magazine. Why use a mock up when have the real thing to show to advertisers? There’s no mystery as to how good the magazine will look.
4. We encourage you to look at the many 5 star reviews we have received on this and other websites. We think you will be impressed.
This reviewer stated that it is difficult to sell advertising for a magazine that’s not yet in print. Not only is the reviewer wrong, they are dramatically wrong. Every one of our magazines opens this way. It is true, however, that an inexperienced person would have that fear, that we understand. We provide all of our Associate Publishers with sample magazines from a handful of our hundreds of successful magazines already in print that shows clients the beautiful layout and content we have. We work with our Publishers every step of the way to get the magazines into print. This reviewer never even attended our training where all of this is fully explained.
The reviewer stated that not a whole lot of people read magazines anymore. This is not true for our magazines. Our company is growing faster than 99.9% of all companies in North America because of our contemporary approach. Although it may seem counter intuitive in this digital age, micro-targeted magazines are very well received.
Finally, working with BVM is not a “hobby” as our explosive growth in the last few years proves. This is a great opportunity to make an excellent living as our hundreds of successful publishers can attest to.
Best Version Media Public Relations Team