To whom it may concern:
The Vitamin Connection has been advertising in Healthy Beginnings Magazine since the November 2009 Issue, we purchased a 2/3rds page ad and have never looked back. It has been the best advertising decisions and investments that I have made for my business in over 14 years!
Customers today have many more retail and internet buying options to purchase supplements. I knew I needed something unique to draw buyers to my store, so I purchased a very expensive top of the line “TurboSonic X7.”
Now that I had the TurboSonic X7, I needed a venue to let both new and old customers know that The Vitamin Connection now offered sessions on a space aged fitness machine called the TurboSonic X7; that we also offered customers quality supplements at a discount.
I chose Healthy Beginnings Magazine because of its targeted natural health conscious readership, in Northern Nevada and The Lake Tahoe Region. I knew that HB’s audience would be receptive to both the TurboSonic X7 and our well stocked and hard to find unique line of supplements. By taking advantage of Healthy Beginnings Magazine advertising/article program today the TurboSonic X7 is paid in full and we have a new customer base.
Healthy Beginnings Magazine has far exceeded my return on investment (ROI) for several reasons:
The “TurboSonic X7” is paid for and is now generating a revenue stream.
The health supplements that we spotlighted in our display ad and corresponding educational articles sold out the month they were promoted them.
We continue to have repeat customers for those products and our new customers have told others, increasing our word of mouth, many thanks to HB Magazine, our customer service and in knowing a good opportunity when I see one.
I opened Island Rainbow Wellness Center in Carson City in March, 2010. I began advertising in Healthy Beginnings Magazine that same month. The response Island Rainbow Wellness Center has received from the advertisement has been tremendous. I have had clients come to see me from Truckee and the Lake Tahoe Basin as well as many other areas outside of Carson City who I am sure would not have known about me were it not for my ad in Healthy Beginnings. I am pleased to be able to deliver the message of my services to the conscious readers of such an outstanding publication.
Owner Island Rainbow Wellness Center
Over 15 years experience in the medical field
ʻColon Hydrotherapy changed my life, with it I can help you change yours.ʼ
• HB Advertiser since March 2010 •
I want to thank you for the wonderful personal service you offer in helping us with our HB advertising. Because of the news brief, in August’s issue, we attracted at least 20 people* to our clinic’s HCG diet program. We are suddenly “on the map!”
Reno Integrative Medical Center
*These 20 clients are paying $800-900 per month out-of-pocket for RIMC’s services.
Terry Lowey, M.F.T.
Being affiliated with HB magazine has been a consistently positive experience. The topics for the articles that I am asked to write and we collaborate on are stimulating and meaningful, and especially important in these difficult times. I feel more like I am an active contributor of bringing health and well-being to my community. The feedback that I receive from clients and friends is positive, and new clients call each month as a result of reading my articles and seeing my ad. The staff at HB works with me with true team spirit. Dawn has a solid business background and approaches her job with the utmost in professionalism, as do the rest of the staff. For me, being a contributor to HB is a significantly positive reflection on my writing and my therapy practice.
Terry Lowey, M.F.T.
February 8, 2010
I knew that I had a true challenge lying in front of me in regards to advertising as a Clinical Sexologist in Reno, Nevada. I needed to not only place an advertisement for my business, but also in a publication where I could educate the community about the taboo topic of sexuality. Healthy Beginnings Magazine has provided that place for me to grow my business beyond my expectations.
It has been of great pleasure and ease to work with the magazine’s publisher Dawn Gowery and her staff. Dawn has given me the room to discuss an incredibly important topic and has been of excellent advice in me being a new business owner. Whatever your needs may be for advertising, Dawn can guide you in the direction in which you envision by using Healthy Beginnings as your forum. When you advertise in Health Beginnings Magazine, you can expect new clientele to walk through your door!
Dr. Tory Clark Clinical Sexologist
775-843-9593 ~ 85 Washington St , Reno NV
“…In the past twenty years I have had an occasion to advertise in many different media including the internet, television, other magazines, and newspapers. There is no question that the advertising campaigns in Healthy Beginnings have been the most successful of all of these…”
Frank Shallenberger, MD Medical Director, The Nevada Center, Inc.
I have advertised in Healthy Beginnings consistently since the first issue was distributed in August 2006, and I will certainly continue to do so. Through good years and bad, my ad in the magazine has continued to elicit phone calls from people interested in acupressure, life coaching or hypnotherapy. And importantly, the readers of this magazine seem to have the resources to be able to purchase the products and services they want.
Over 60”% of my business is generated through Healthy Beginnings. People seem to keep the magazine for years, as I have received calls from ads placed at least two years prior. I ask every client, “How did you find my practice?” If they say “Internet,” I ask if there was something they read somewhere that directed them to my website or if they were just doing an Internet search. Many say that they found the website address in Healthy Beginnings and wanted to know more.
Over the years I’ve found that consistency in advertising is vital. People need to see the ad on a regular basis. Repetition is the key. The public somehow feels that if they see an ad consistently, you must be doing something right. Otherwise you’d no longer be advertising.
I’ve enjoyed working with the staff immensely and of course with Dawn Gowery, who has an impressive background in sales, business management and publishing. It’s wonderful to be able to deal with someone who knows the business and knows what works.
I like to stick with the most powerful advertising verbiage, a simple yet informative description of what I want the client to know. Changing the ad every month may not be a good idea. People like familiarity and consistency.
Healthy Beginnings has been a wonderful source of clients and I am very pleased with the return on my investment.
June Milligan, M. Ed., CCHt
Joyful Changes 775-786-9111
I have been an advertiser in your magazine since its conception, nearly three years ago. I would like to say that not once have I regretted this expenditure of my advertising budget. To be more concise, from the very beginning of our business relationship my sales have increased at a steady monthly rate. Every month I receive multiple calls generated from my ads in your magazine. As a matter of fact, in the time period that I have been writing this letter I have received 3 calls for our services. They were all generated from Healthy Beginnings and all have set appointments. Our transition from inquiry to client ratio is 91%, which clearly demonstrates the quality of your health minded readers. We at Reno Alternative Health Care Center have seen our business grow enough to enable us to justify opening a second location at the Ageless Zone. Your experience, tireless professionalism and Healthy Beginnings have had a positive effect on the growth of my business. Thank you Dawn for all your work and may our profitable relationship continue for many more years.
Carol Christian, President
Reno Alternative Health Care Center
** Carol has since sold her business and moved to Beverly Hills
Healthy Beginnings has been an amazing asset to my business! I felt that it would be a great fit for my business, but was surprised at how quickly I got results. Not only did I see and increase in business, but I have [also] had a wonderful experience working with the staff. The staff invested time into developing a relationship with me, and a deep understanding of my business. This in turn helped create just the right feel and message to reach my target market. I highly recommend advertising in this magazine.
“New customers tell me that they could not find anyone that provided ear candeling until they saw my ads in Healthy Beginnings. I have built a solid ear candeling business; clients come from Carson, South Lake Tahoe, as well as Reno.”
-Karen Tenaglio, Therapeutic Skin Care