Why editorial is important to advertisers:
Editorial provides buyers with news and information that is pertinent to their businesses. This aspect of a magazine informs, entertains and builds a “reader-relationship” between the magazine and buyer that maintains the buyer’s interest in using the magazine regularly.
This means trade magazines provide the advertiser with “a highly visible, highly trusted environment for your message.” This is why buyers rank trade publications above salespeople, trade shows, directories and direct mail as having the most influence on buying decisions. Editorial also ensures buyers spend more time with the periodical and share it with other buyers. Both of these elements increase the exposure of the ads and generate greater response to them.
For more than 20 years The Merchandiser Group has been the only true editorial voice of the new merchandise flea market industry. Each month, in addition to our regular news, we run a full length feature article on important product categories in the general merchandise industry. These lines are prominently featured on the front cover of the magazine with full color pictures and a headline referring to the article on the topic. The articles include information on industry trends, hot items, quotes from industry players, and more. The objective is to inform the buyers who read The Merchandiser Group and heighten interest in the featured product lines.