I now advertise in around 15 magazines & yours are the most productive for me. One reason is that the magazines have a lot of content in them. A good balance between adverts & informative/interesting articles. Some other publications are a bit thin on both fronts. For this reason, I think people are inclined to read through the magazine & look forward to the next edition. This means the advert gets viewed regularly by a greater proportion of the readers. It has certainly proved a worthwhile investment, that I am keen to keep supporting.
– Rob Munday –
I have been writing an advertorial in the magazines continuously since 2011 – where have those years gone? It still makes me smile when a new client says “I saw you in the magazines”. It happens more often than you would think after all this time. I see many new and old clients who have read the advertorial and saved it for future reference. It stands out as the best advertising we have ever done.
Thank you Gary for convincing me to advertise in the Barton Bugle, Highcliffe Herald and New Milton Mail. Advertising in your magazines has boosted my business considerably. They are great magazines that all like to read and keep, and I look forward to the next edition myself as they are very informative too.
– Brian Vass –
Bathroom Design Centre
Just to let you know our new advert has worked a treat. Not only have we had 19 bathroom surveys booked but also 11 kitchens and 2 bedrooms. When you think we have a 80% success rate we are looking forward to a busy time. Once again you have done us proud.
– Tony Quinn –
I have advertised in the magazines for a few years now and I am delighted with the results, my initial reason for advertising was to enable local people to have easily obtainable contact details for me, should they need my services. For many years I thought that I didn’t need to advertise due to being local and relying on word of mouth, which is fine until somebody hears about you and wants to make contact but can’t find you advertising anywhere? At first I didn’t imagine it would bring much new business my way, but to my delight it does so regularly. I would recommend these great little magazines to anyone locally who is heard but really needs to be seen.
– Joe Woodsford –
Mike Rickman Roofing
The advert is working REALLY WELL for us and we’ve picked up lots of work from it. Last month someone called about a minor emergency a few minutes after they’d received their magazine. As Mike was in the area he dropped in late afternoon to see the customer and sort out the problem for them!
– Dominique Rickman –
Painter & Decorator
I only advertise with your magazines, and they have been so successful that I am constantly booked at least 3 months ahead.
– Sue Speake –
A.C.E Fencing and Landscaping
We have been advertising in the Highcliffe Herald for just under a year now, with this being our only choice of advertising we have been more than impressed with the response we have received. Due to these fantastic results we have decided to advertise in the Barton Bugle and New Milton Mail also. We first contacted Gary after many of our local customers used this magazine solely to source local tradesmen, so we decided to give it a try and we’ve never looked back. The magazines are full of great content whilst remaining pleasing to the eye. Gary has been a pleasure to do business with and has made the advertising stress free and easy. We cannot thank you enough.
– Steve Crouch –
I am Retro Rita a local vintage vocalist. I advertised last year in the Barton Bugle with Prince Publications to sell tickets for my Perfectly Patsy Tribute Show in New Milton, I was overwhelmed by the response from the ad, and the show was sold out. I was so pleased with the help Gary gave me when I placed the advert, always a pleasure to deal with and the rates he charges were very competitive. I would highly recommend his service.
– Retro Rita –
New Milton Town Partnership
The magazines play a key part in the promotion of our New Milton Crafts Events throughout the year and their effectiveness can be judged by the huge crowds which support the Event each time.
– Alan Watson –
Paul’s Handyman Services Limited
Since starting my business I have used local advertising, the first few months I got the odd call, but once beyond six months the calls accelerated as people see your advert, the van with advertising on and most importantly “Word of Mouth”. To give you an indication of the power, I started my business with 20 customers, 5 years on reaching 1000 customers. Once people understand your business and the services offered then you are on the winning path. How do people know who you are if you do not promote yourself?
– Paul Crispayne –
We have been advertising in all 3 magazines for almost a year now, getting a good response and would recommend to anyone as friendly service given through Gary. The advertising was easy to set up and is far more cost effective than our local papers. It has been a pleasure to advertise with Gary and hope for a long working relationship in the future.
– Steve Monk –
I’ve been advertising in the Bugle and New Milton Mail for a while now. Continued advertising has been a great part of my fast growing business and the majority of my work has come from the Bugle. Keep up the great work, they are a fantastic read over a cuppa! Can’t wait for the next issue.
The 3 Just Men Gardening
We have had several enquiries and has two definite jobs to be carried out in the next few weeks, one lady really liked the advert and the business name appealed to her; this particular lady said she “loves the Barton Bugle” which we thought was really nice.
– Geoff Landells –
The Cliff House Hotel
We have had a happy association with Gary Prince and the magazines having advertised continuously since the first edition. Gary is always helpful and most obliging, we have experienced excellent response to our adverts and would recommend the magazines
– Donald Darbishire –
Dorset Denture Clinic
We have had a happy association with the magazines having advertised continuously since the first edition.
Gary is always helpful and most obliging, we have experienced excellent response to our adverts and would recommend both The Bugle and its sister publication.
– Tracey Butchart –