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The ideal graphic design magazines to advertise as a printer


#1
Hi all

We are looking to advertise in 3 or 4 different monthly magazines (as a printer) aimed towards graphic designers and graphic design companies, so I was looking for your thoughts and suggestion on what you recommed as ideal magazines (and most read) within the graphic design world please?

Regards
Jamie
 
#2
I don't really read magazines, but I guess any tech related one will have some targeted audience.

What are you trying to advertise? I don't think magazine advertising is the most effective way, compared to online methods.
 
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Sean Lee-Amies

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#3
I don't read magazines either, I think magazines and newspapers in general have been in decline for a while now.

I spend the majority of my research and reading time online in places like here, Design Forums..! We're a community that caters almost exclusively for graphic designers and owners of graphic design companies. You could also consider news sites, social media sites - perhaps some FaceBook advertisements might serve you well?
 

Levi

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Staff member
#4
I still buy 1 maybe 2 magazines a month, both 3d mags.... not so much for the actual magazine but for the free stuff they give with it, got to love free 3D models/tools etc which would cost at least 5x the cost of the magazine :)

Used to get things like stuff/t3 but because they're monthly they're out of date by the time you get them with the likes of blogs etc.

Honestly if I was looking to advertise a printing company these days I'd be looking at online advertising, you'd hit a larger market for less money in most cases.
 
#5
I get magazines now and again, as the others say, I don't think you'll get a very good response. It's so easy to just ignore the adverts by turning the page, it's second nature to filter them out.
 
#6
Thank you for the replies and this echoes our thoughts here regarding the less interest these days with printed magazines . We are going to push the website with links and also looking to online advertise already through a few sites. We do have very good word of mouth, although maybe I will get the team to look into more forums base stuff as mentioned
Thanks for the good advice all