What our advertisers say
Advertising in Village People really works – but don’t just take our word for it!
At Village People we are brimming with pride that our magazine has generated significant new business for our advertisers.
We wanted to share their experiences of working with us, and we hope their comments will give you the confidence to follow in their footsteps and give us a call on 01284 788623 or email [email protected]
I have advertised my services with many different sources over the past 20 years and some can be a waste of time.
Village People, however, really does reach the client base that lives in rural areas in East Anglia, and those seeking services for their home and garden. Of course it helps if you have a website that can be linked from this great little magazine.
It’s good reading too. This is what makes potential customers browse through, and even if they’re not looking for your services it gets their minds thinking.
The only reason I don’t advertise every month is that I get so much work from it and I don’t have the spare capacity.
Well done everyone at Village People.
The Lady Gardener
After moving to the area, and therefore leaving all my existing customers behind, it soon became apparent that door to door leafleting wasn’t a viable option.
I am very pleased to say that from the moment my first advertisement appeared in the Village People, I received plenty of enquiries and my order book filled up within a matter of weeks.
Well worth the investment, plus the option of choosing the publication area works well for me, keeping my customers local, and travelling time to a minimum.
J H Garden Maintenance
[I] just wanted to let you know that today I received a first Garden Design inquiry which I am thrilled about. It’s only 5min away from me.
Thank you very much once again!
Janina Jones Garden Design
Week 1 of delivery and I just wanted to let you know that I’ve had two enquiries from my advert so another massive thank you for you and your editor!
@VPMagazine Amazing response to our advert this time round! Thank you
I have been in your book since 2010, when it was The Hare and Hen, which was pretty much when I had just set out on my own and it has always been good to me over the years but I now find myself in a position where I am constantly busy and, I find myself being too busy to help the people who get in touch via Village People.
A shame to stop something that works but that’s the position I now find myself in and if I ever feel I need to start advertising again you’ll be the first person I come back to.
Thank you for all your efforts over the years.
01508 494 639
I would like to say I have had great response from the advertisement so I am very happy to carry on.
Jack Grice Garden Servcies
Your magazine has been a great success finding me work locally.
Susan Toll Garden Services
I was recommended Village People by a friend who had had huge success with his advertising campaign and so it has proved for me.
By far the most effective form of advertising I use and a team who are a joy to deal with. I highly recommend them to anyone (apart from other tree surgeons!)
Ben at Tree Fellas
Our recent campaign in Village People Magazine has definitely worked well for us and has brought in a steady stream of new customers to sample our new menus.
The magazine connects us to a huge rural audience and we love the fact that it’s Royal Mail delivered!
We have worked with Village People for many years, and there is no doubt that this magazine has contributed towards the success and growth of our business.
The team at VP have a real passion for what they do and this shines through every element of their activity. We continue to advertise as we see real results from a sensible expenditure.
NBK | Bathrooms & Kitchens
I always know when the latest Village People magazine has dropped through the letterboxes, our phone gets even busier!
When I ask customers where they’ve heard of us, 9 times out of 10 it is through our advert in Village People. It is always good to hear readers praise the magazine too, giving me reassurance that I chose the best publication to advertise in!
I would definitely recommend this magazine to any local business if you are looking to grow your business.
Ticketyboo Cleaning Agency
Village People has built my business significantly over the last 2 years. I always ask new enquires how they found me and VP comes up all the time.
People I speak with really enjoy the magazine and all the editorial there is to read..
Lake & Pond Aquatics
We are getting lots of calls from Village People. The best ad / promotion we have done to date so please keep the ad rolling.
Gard ‘n’ Cox Garden Care
Attic Access Norfolk has grown from strength to strength this year and there has not been a single issue of your publication that has not returned my investment and faith on you.
It’s a given that I shall be continuing my proud association with Village People throughout 2015 and look forward to our further mutual success.
And do remember… a loft is not just for Christmas!
Attic Access Norfolk
We rely on Village People, it’s such a good publication for us.
Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts
Penelope Lucas – Marketing & Communications Officer
Business is booming and we are currently full and having to order more containers which is wonderful! We are getting plenty of inquires/customers through Village People so the advert’s working well!
Rookery Self Storage
At Jackamans Solicitors, we pride ourselves on engaging with the local community.
With offices in Diss and Harleston, this professional, high quality publication gives us the opportunity to engage with potential clients in our area.
Diss: 01379 643555
Harleston: 01379 854455
I have had several prospective clients mention they’ve noticed my advert in the Village People now – so keep up the great work!
As a provider of care services to individuals in their own homes, many of whom are isolated and rural, it was vital that we found a source of communication that would reach these sectors in an eyecatching and interesting way.
We have worked with Village People since their launch 6 years ago and have been delighted with their flexible approach to our advertising needs, as well as their commitment to increasing their coverage in line with feedback from customers such as us.
The publication is professional and innovative and most importantly delivers the results we need at a price that is fair and competitive.
Thank you again for doing such a brilliant job with my article in the last magazine.
I have about 5 new clients as a result of it.
I was so impressed with the advert which Village People designed for me that I am going to use it as the official advert for my business.
First class graphic design!
Susan Whymark Funeral Service Ltd.
Work has been extremely hectic this last month due to our advert in the Village People!
We’d like our advert to continue on a permanent run on the same terms please.
Barnards Heating Solutions
The morning of day 1 delivery and 2 new jobs for my business already!
Les Balls Fencing Services
OMG! Village People Magazine is out again and my phones are ringing like mad and the emails keep coming in fast.
Chris Cottrell Cleaning
As a busy city agency, we regularly choose the Village People mags for our clients.
With the biggest Norfolk magazine circulation, guaranteed Royal Mail delivery and reaching an enormous rural audience of 30,000 village homes, Village People mags are perfectly placed to hit every single chimney pot in South Norfolk.
The Lively Crew
At Media Managers we have successfully used Village People for a while now and are both happy with the publication and, as importantly, with the service provided by the staff of the magazine.
Chapelfield Shopping Centre are the client which has been most associated with Village People and we are really looking forward to the third title as this area is of major importance to us.
Media Managers (for Chapelfield)
When asked to provide a reason for using the Village People Magazines as a method of advertising, my reasons are simple…
Not only are the publications well thought out, they provide the individual with a balanced read with both editorials, adverts and local information. These pocket sized magazines are beautifully presented and fit our target market perfectly.
Not only that, but Lily and her team are a pleasure to work with, and will go above and beyond to make any advert stand out in the crowd.
Village People Magazine is an excellent opportunity to advertise direct to those people who live in smaller villages throughout the region, even those in very rural locations.
The magazine is posted directly through the door ensuring our advertising reaches the widest possible audience.
Steeles Law has been advertising in Village People for two years now. We use our regular advertorial feature to highlight the different legal services we are able to offer, as well as informing readers on changes in the law and discussion on topics which affect us all.
The Steeles Law brand has its roots in the Diss area and we relish the opportunity to connect with members of our local community old and new through a high quality, targeted magazine like Village People.
Village People is a high quality publication, and helps us connect with a strong market for us.
Going directly into homes, and with a long shelf-life, it’s ideal for building awareness of our programme and helping us sell more tickets. It’s now an essential part of our marketing mix.
The fact that Lily and her team are friendly and well-organised is a bonus!
Theatre Royal Norwich
Not one who would normally put pen to paper but I am so pleased with the results since placing an advert into Village People that I am inspired to do just that.
From the very first day your magazine dropped through the letterboxes my phone has been ringing with enquiries and I am now booked up for several weeks in advance.
Being new to advertising, I found both Lily and Sylvia very friendly, helpful and informative, it appeared no trouble for you to turn my rough notes and contact details into an impressive and professional looking advert.
To anyone who is thinking of advertising I thoroughly recommend using Village People. Thank you and keep it going!
Mike Smith Gardenworks
We have had lots of enquiries and call-outs from our advert, and also fantastic comments about the advert design.
We would have no hesitation in recommending Village People Magazine to others. I’ve even used it to find local businesses for myself.
Else Heating & Plumbing
I have always been a newspaper advertiser with the occasional magazine, but always feel disappointed when people say they haven’t received a free copy through their door. So I was naturally apprehensive about trying Village People, but with Sylvia and Lily’s gentle persuasion and guarantee that I will see results, I gave it a try.
What really makes you happy as an advertiser is on the day the magazines hit the doorsteps, a customer that had never heard of us, came over to our showroom and after a couple of hours had picked a new bed, headboard and bedding.
A sale that without the Village People magazine would have no doubt gone to one of my competitors in Norwich.
Sound Sleep Beds
0844 692 3868
Being new to advertising, copy deadlines, proofs etc. I was worried about where to start when I decided to place an ad in Village People magazines.
I was able to speak with the editor Lily directly and she quickly allayed my fears and I was able to let her get on with it. Emails were always responded to quickly and professionally.
Having advertised in many local and nationwide magazines to launch my new business I monitored carefully the response and am pleased to report many people mentioning Village People magazine.
The initial response from our advert in Village People has been excellent.
It has also been a pleasure dealing with the lovely people who run the magazine and in particular the Editor Lily who has been a breath of fresh air! This magazine I thoroughly recommend.
Bathrooms by Design
Having tried different methods of advertising my business, I now don’t bother with anything else other than my village parish magazine and Village People.
This magazine generates more new business for me than any other advertising has, and I highly recommend it to others in business.
I am now getting repeat business, plus recommendations from clients who originally saw my advert in your magazine.
Village People is an extremely well thought out magazine, and I feel that my advert has been carefully considered and positioned, and not just ‘plonked’ in anywhere as has happened in other publications.
Many thanks for your support Lily, and I wish you continued success.
A Breckland Sweep
We had such a good response from our first quarter page advert so we’d like to re-book for the next 6 months!
Nick Bobby Tree Services
Jarrolds are delighted to be able to work with Village People as it give us the opportunity to communicate easily with our customers through the pages of one magazine reaching 28,500 households.
Carole Slaughter – Marketing Manager
I have been advertising regularly in Village People, more or less since they first started, and can honestly say that the resulting costs have been very handsomely covered during that time.
Not everyone immediately goes ‘on line’ to find a solution to a problem, and I have found that this little book has consistently delivered and brought in the business – especially in the wasp season.
Country Pest Control
Diss Rugby Club are proud to be working with Village People to promote their coming season.
Diss Rugby Club
Just one full page ad in Village People has generated 19 enquires for my business – better than any other form of advertising I have tried.
0845 504 9133
I have currently got lots of enquiries and work from my advertisement in Village People. Very happy!
DRS Garden Maintenance
The advert looks great and many congratulations to your designers.
I think it’s one of the best adverts anybody has ever created for us.
Paint & Paper Ltd.
You do such a lovely job of editing and arranging – your mag’s appearance is so elegant and classy.
I have already had work through people seeing my writing in the mag so MANY thanks.
Deneice Arthurton – Freelance Writer
We have been advertising in Village People for a year and have just renewed for another year. We have been very pleased with both the quality and volume of enquiries received from our advert.
House Revolution has a good story to tell and Village People allows us to talk to more people in one fell swoop than any other publication of it’s type.
As a local company, we are pleased to be supporting another in Village People.
Martin Trott – Marketing Director
Walkers of Pottergate are delighted to be featured in the forthcoming issue of Village People’s ‘Boutique on your Doorstep’.
In addition to this feature, we have been introduced to photographer Mui Tsun who has captured the spirit of our style of clothing brilliantly, and between Lily and Mui I can only speak very highly of the service offered and their combined professionalism is highly recommended.
Walkers of Pottergate
We wanted to let you know how pleased we are with the response we have had from our advertising in Village People.
We have been delighted with not only the volume of enquires but also the quality of the business generated. As a result of our initial experience we have been more than happy to increase our advert to a half page colour insertion. We feel that you offer value for money in terms of a quality magazine and a large distribution area.
Can’t wait for Village People to expand their coverage area!
As a start up company since April 2010, I have found that Village People magazine has been the most wide spread advertising available, also at reasonable costs.
Well done and keep up the good work.
C J Plumbing
Village People is a great publication. We are delighted with the response to our advert and we always look forward to reading our copy of Village People to catch up with local news, events and other business.
Money & Mortgage Solutions
At Bunwells, we are a new, local company selling TV’s, routers, laptops, DAB radios, aerials, household items & toys.
We recently opened a shop in Besthorpe & this coincided with an advert in Village People & we have been so pleased with all the new customers as a result.
It’s been the best and most worthwhile and successful advertising we’ve tried.
Thank you for your help.
Thornwood Farm Boarding Kennels
I have had a great response from the advert placed in the Village People magazine. I am really pleased.
Domestic Appliance & General Maintenance
We have been very pleasantly surprised by the response our adverts have had in the Village People magazine.
We have had some good sales from readers of the book and generally the impression I get from these customers is that they use the magazine a great deal. They get very little else like this through their doors, so they are very grateful to receive and use the publication.
We will certainly be continuing to advertise in the Village People.
Helen Mahon – Dream Doors (Norfolk) Ltd
My main criticism of Village People is that you are bringing me more enquiries than I can handle at the moment!
Keep up the good work.
Pigsty 2 Palace Heritage Builders
The proof of our Village People advert looks really good, thank you very much. I wish you worked for the national publications we advertise in – they don’t do as good a job as you!
Finding Inspiration Bead Shop
Village People is brilliant!! Again I was called out as result of advertising with you!
Very many thanks for your efforts in reaching those potential village clients we can’t do without!!
I have had more leads from your well set out magazine than from any other form of advert and I have been in business now for over 20 years.
Keep up the good work.
T.I. Dowse Plumbing Services
I really like this magazine which has brought me in a lot of business. Because it has lots of articles and other things of interest, it is a useful addition to the household.
It also looks really good: it’s colourful; well laid out with lots of useful local business and services contacts.
Being delivered to 14,000 homes in 70 villages in South Norfolk, I feel my message really gets across.
Hypnotherapy – Shirley Grove-Grayling
Since we have started using Village People for our advertising, we have noticed a big increase in enquiries, many of which have led to sales and also very pleasing is the fact that a large proportion of these have been local customers.
Olde Time Antique Clocks
I just wanted to write and say thank you for a fantastic publication.
This is a real life line for readers and rural businesses alike. Having lived in Norwich all my life, with almost every service and amenity within easy reach, I felt totally cut off from everything when I moved to the country. Village People helps bridge that gap, pointing needy readers to vital services right on their doorstep.
When my wife started up her small massage business recently, we looked at various advertising avenues. With local free weekly newspapers in sharp decline and the main regional daily costing an absolute fortune to place a small ad in, we looked at advertising in a few local village mags. But these are usually amateurish ‘photocopied style’ publications which are badly laid out.
When we came across your magazine around a friend’s house, we knew it was exactly what we were looking for. Frankly, it’s a breath of fresh air, targeting thousands of rural households close to our area and at affordable rates. It’s a well compiled and professional looking ‘directory’ full of local services with interesting articles, one that I would like to keep instead of just binning after a brief read. It has played a big part in helping my wife’s business get off the ground and continues to establish her business in the community, in turn pointing customers to our website. We have been delighted with the response.
We think Village People is a real must for any business wanting to reach the ‘cut off’ village communities.
Paul & Hayley Pearson
What a great idea the Village People magazine is and by offering cost effective advertising I’d highly recommend it to any small business wanting to promote themselves.
From just my first advert the response I’ve had has been tremendous and very exciting and not only is my business doing well from advertising in Village People but I’ve also heard about several other businesses which I’m now a regular customer of, so great for them too.
I also think that Village People is successful as the editor, Lily, is hands on, approachable, helpful and very good at creating eye catching adverts. Thank you Lily for having such a great idea and for bringing the Village People magazine to us.
Philippa Green Web Design
Thank you Lily, you made a brilliant job of getting my ad ready for your magazine. I have had a really good response – much better than anywhere else I have advertised.
The magazine looks great; it has a useful selection of advertisements and interesting editorial.
Image Consultant – House of Colour
The adverts you have created for my businesses are great. Thank you so much!
I am really impressed with both your response and the results – very refreshing, believe me, thank you again Lily.
The Jive Club
We are extremely pleased with the response to our advertising in Village People; we will certainly be booking further space.
They were very helpful and we are impressed with the quality of production.
Waveney Tree Specialists
I am not experienced when it comes to computers and advertising so it was wonderful to have the guidance and expert help from Village People.
Standards of work were extremely high and I found them very friendly to work with. I highly recommend this magazine.
Lyn’s Happy Feet – Mobile Foot Clinic
Your advice and attentiveness were top rate, Lily, so thank you.
The response to my ads in Village People has been far superior to all other similar magazines so my money has been very well spent.
Eric’s Healing Hands
I have been very impressed with the service and professional look of the magazine, which has brought in work for my company.
The publication is very good value for money and I would highly recommend it.
Many thanks Lily.
We are very pleased at First Class Taxis with the response we have had with our advert in Village People magazine.
We continue to have lots of enquiries and new customers from each issue of Village People.
Many thanks Lily.
First Class Taxis
Mark & Sally – First Class Taxis
As a brand new business, the thought of creating an eye catching advert was a little daunting. However, the process for advertising with Village People magazine could not have been simpler.
Lily was extremely positive, enthusiastic and professional and I was absolutely thrilled with the advert that she produced for me alongside a great Editorial.
She continues to be an ongoing source of support, advice and contacts! Many thanks for everything.
I first found your magazine in a digger returned from hire in New Buckenham; what an excellent publication. After reading it we placed an advert; easy, efficient and a good response.
Thanks to all at Village People.
Tonkin Plant Hire & Contracting