Celebrating 15 Years of Forget-Me-Not Magazines!
This year sees Forget-Me-Not Publications reach a milestone anniversary; it’s fifteen years since our first magazine – the Fareham Forget-Me-Not – was published in September 2005.
Still with the original business owners, Lorraine Rowe and Jenni Slee, at the helm; we now publish ten monthly titles which reach a total local audience of over 100,000 homes, that’s over 240,000 residents – quite an increase from our first print run of 2,500 copies of the Fareham Forget-Me-Not.
Looking back, it seems a long time ago since Lorraine and Jenni spent that first frantic month selling advertising space, putting together artwork and then delivering the first edition of the Forget-Me-Not magazine to local residents.
Thinking about the early days, Lorraine says, “So much has changed since those first few months when we were working hard to build the magazine up from scratch. Over time the business has grown, and we have gradually taken on the fantastic team that we have today. What has remained constant, however, is our commitment to getting the basics right. All aspects of the business are important – from friendly sales staff and reliable distribution to high quality print and design. We’re proud to produce magazines that residents enjoy reading and there’s nothing more satisfying than being told by an advertiser how much Forget- Me-Not magazines have helped them grow their business.”
Jenni adds, “After having to suspend publication of our magazines earlier this year, we’re thrilled to be back up and running. As we’ve grown over the years, it’s been wonderful to see so many of our advertisers grow and flourish too. Our aim has always been to support the local economy by championing the great businesses we have in our area. Never has this been more important than it is today – not only are we here to help local businesses bounce back but, as lockdown is eased, we’re seeing a rise in new businesses being established and we’re looking forward to helping these new enterprises get off the ground too.”
On behalf of Forget-Me-Not Publications, Jenni and Lorraine would like to thank all our advertisers, staff and readers for making the first fifteen years so memorable – we couldn’t have done it without you!