I love going into an office or a business and seeing one of our niche market specialty magazines there. Sometimes they are displayed nicely on a coffee table or a magazine rack on the wall, while other times they might be in a pile with a bunch of other magazines. Either way, I make a point of looking for them. I guess this is a habit I picked up years ago when I lived in the DC area and trained on phone systems. When I went to a business, store or restaurant, I always looked at what phone system they had. Years later, when I worked for a copy company, I found myself looking at the copy machines a business had. Honestly it does not surprise that I am looking for our magazines everywhere I go now.
Just last week when I went to get my hair done, I went straight to the messy pile of magazines in a basket by the front door and looked through it to find one to read while I waited. I was pleasantly surprised to find a Women2Women magazine and, of course, I had to say to my hairdresser that this was one of the magazines we publish where I work.
Similar thing happened when I went to a networking event at the Bar Association a few weeks ago. I walked in and looked at the table to right of the entrance and was pleased to see several of our magazines on display. While I was networking at the event, I made a point to say several of our magazines were on that table downstairs.
Now our At Home in Berks issues can be picked up at Redners, Turkey Hill, WAWA and Weis locations, so you know each time I visit one of these places I will be looking for them displayed in a rack! Is it a sense of pride I have to see these magazines and know that I had a part in bringing them to print, or that fact that I am just a curious minded person? Those who really know me know the answer!