I’ve been doing a bit of research about the ad space thing. I think it might be our best bet to target some of the independant adult shops that are in Liverpool City Centre or in London if Emma can get to pitches? I had a thought that major brands/companies might not be interested in a little thing like this zine, or if we do manage to contact someone, they may not have the authority to make the call for advertising budget. I think a stand alone store would probably be able to offer us a better deal with regards to cash and also we’d have a much quicker decision which we do need right now. I’m going to have a walk around town this week and get a list going of all the stores that I think might be worth a shot at then we can go there as a group and arrange to meet managers. I was thinking that maybe Milos and Michael could illustrate some of their products really quickly once they’ve identified them to show the owners how their products would be represented in the zine.
I’ve also just read Gemma’s email and I didn’t even think about approaching Magma in Manchester, Utility might be worth a shot too as they do take on work from new designers. I was thinking that we could offer to produce a ‘modesty cover’ so that the zine could stand on the shelves without getting complaints. What do you think?
I’ll keep plugging away anyway, let me know how you all think we should go forward with this.
p.s. maybe FACT might be worth a go to to sell the zine there? We’d be able to go straight to the top there seeing as it’s Liverpool based. I’ve got a few contacts in their too :)