As you may or may not be aware, Living Magazines were taken over earlier this year by local businesswoman, Alison Page.
So far very little has changed – other than the introduction of a Business classification to the What’s On section and a change to FSC* ethically sourced paper – and Alison is keen to make sure your Living Magazine stays more or less as it is. Editor Clare Swatman is even more involved with the magazines now, bringing more of what you love to the publication.
However, one big change has happened – and that’s the design and development of a brand new website for Living Magazines, which is now live.
Take a look at www.LivingMags.info.
Alison says: ‘The magazines are a brilliant local resource and I’ve always loved them, but for me, with my marketing background, I was aware that our online presence needed to be improved.’
With that in mind, she set about getting the website updated and, now it’s finally here, Alison couldn’t be happier with it.
‘We’re a quarterly magazine, which means that it’s difficult to be up-to-date with news and local events in the print version of the magazine,’ Alison adds. ‘With the new website we’ve got the ability to update news stories as we get them, and also to include more events. We’re also far more active on social media, so check out our Facebook and Twitter pages too. Plus there’s a new page for competition entries and we’re also able to offer online advertising now, as well as print.
‘It’s a great addition to the magazines, as it means that we can print something in the magazine and, if people want to find out more details about it, we can direct them to the website where, often, we will have more space for extra information. We hope it’s going to be a useful source for the local community.’
We’d also love it if you could send us your news and help us keep our fingers on the pulses of what’s going on in the town!
* FSC was founded in 1993 in response to concerns about deforestation.