Did you know there are more print magazines today than ever before? Did you know that research shows magazine readers in any given community are more educated and more likely to spend more time reading a magazine than other kinds of print publications. In fact, “Mr. Magazine” aka Dr. Samir Husni, founder and director of the Magazine Innovation Center at the University of Mississippi’s Meek School of Journalism and New Media, said as long as you have the three B’s you will have magazines: Beaches, Bathrooms and Bedrooms! “If it’s not ink on paper, it’s not a magazine."
Here at Marketplace Magazine, the goal is to provide local content from retailers in the area, organizations and interesting people. A percentage of space each issue is dedicated to non-profits in the area and readers will associate advertisers with this mission. By supporting Marketplace, you are supporting the community.
Marketplace Magazine is direct mailed to 50,000 homeowners, including Scott Air Force Base, and distributed in 13 area grocery stores such as Schnucks, Dierbergs and Eckert’s, and Jan’s Hallmarks. This circulation is more than any other publication of its kind in the Metro East. Content is so important as we strive to live up to the true definition of a magazine: a periodical publication containing articles and illustrations, typically covering a particular subject or area of interest. Marketplace covers home improvement, health and beauty, local events, community living including a comprehensive local calendar, and more!
Look for us in your mailboxes, grocery stores and Hallmarks seven times per year. Currently we are working on the Holiday Issue to mail just in time for Black Friday shopping. If you live out of the area, you may subscribe by going to the Home Page of www.marketplacemagazineonline.com. For more information, visit the About Page www.marketplacemagazineonline.com/about.html or www.facebook.com/marketplacemagazine/.
Lisa R. Adams, publisher of Marketplace Magazine and CEO of Adams Publications, has 30 years of experience as a journalist, editor and publisher. In addition, she is a member of Belleville BNI, St. Clair County East Rotary, the HBA of SWIL, Belleville Chamber of Commerce and the Troy/Maryville/St. Jacob/Marine Chamber of Commerce.