ADP Direct Ltd asks the question How to Prepare Your Custom Design Magazine
Here at ADP Direct Ltd we specialise in a variety of custom design magazines and diaries also ranging from crime prevention publications to corporate brochures. We have contracts in place with some of the leading federations in the UK for various publications and have built up a client base the length and breadth of the country generating in some fantastic working relationships and friendships which we hope will continue for many years to come.
Once a client approaches us the first obvious question ADP Direct Ltd will ask is what industry they are working in and also what their target market is? If they are not sure what their target market is then we can help them with that to. Many of our clients just want a magazine producing for their federations or corporations to give out to the thousands of members they have or staff across the country and the rest of the world to keep them informed of what is going on within their federation or company business.
Some clients give their magazines out freely if its in hard copy format and some give them out at cost probably depending on how many magazines they have had produced and how much work has gone into making the magazine. So before you decide on what magazine you want producing have a think of who your target market is if you are selling your magazine or whether you will be giving it out freely to your members or staff or whoever as this will help you with your costings when looking at your budget when having your magazine or brochure produced.
ADP Direct Ltd can help you with this and have many years experience between the team which can help you in your decision making regarding a number of questions that need answering before your project gets going.
- Make sure you have a time management strategy in place before you start.
- Having a look at when you want your magazine distributing. Starting at this point we would work backwards and set yourself your time management schedule. Thorough planning before you start your project allows your energy to be focused on creative thinking when you start out and reduces stress later on in your venture.
- Keep to your schedule or at least approximately. We can all have little unforeseen things stopping us in our tracks but its also a good idea to plan this in your schedule and add a little extra time for this when making your plans.
- Decide the criteria for quality content.
- Remember base your content on your readers needs and NOT YOURS!
By creating your time management plan you are setting yourself deadlines. Your deadlines should include want each editorial to be written as well as others to proofread your articles as well as getting opinions from others. A design schedule for your front cover and layout of your magazine should be included also as well as your printing date.
Planning your content too is a good place to start after when you want your magazine distribution. Will you be the sole author of your magazine? Will some of your editorial be interview based? Give yourself time to plan for the interview and have all the questions wrote down beforehand. Will you be having any info graphics created? A good info graphic can save you many pages of writing on one particular subject which can be used for other articles or even advertising. A good info graphic can make your inside more appealing. They are a great way to get your information across and can be lots of fun too when designing them.
Once you have everything in place and have the completed magazine in hand make sure you have it proofread a number of times by yourself and your team so again plan this in your time management schedule.
At ADP Direct Ltd we always ask a number of questions when starting a project with our clients or if they just want some advice…
Will you be designing your own front cover or do you require a specialist graphic designer to design it and/or a photographer? Do you need help towards generating revenue from your publication by way of companies advertising in your magazine? ADP Direct Ltd can help you with this also. Have you researched your content? Does your content need promoting? Do you want your magazine just an online magazine or do you want it in hardcopy? Do you need an ebook creating? Have you set up social media sites to help promote your magazine if it is being sold to the public? Do you know how to promote online? Are you a blogger? Do you know how to blog for conversion? Do you have a website? Is your website optimised for conversions? Does your magazine need printing? Do you want a glossy front cover? Have you laid out your template? Do you know how many pages you need if its being printed? Is it a full colour mag or just a full cover front design?
These are just some of the questions you need to ask yourself and if you answer no or dont know to any of them then get yourself some professional advice. There is lots of help to suit whatever your budget is. If you like you can drop us an email today or give one of the team at ADP Direct Ltd a call if you need any answers to some of the questions I’ve posed in this article. More importantly, generic cialis enjoy what your doing and learn from the journey your on always.
Brian (just another member).
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