Covers Sell

Covers Sell


Posted by Scott On November - 9 - 2010

The Fall 2010 issue of British Columbia magazine features a cover that is the closest thing to a “lifestyle” cover I’ve ever seen them do.

The type treatment is bold, and alternates colors well to help the eye travel down the left hand side…great use of the cover real estate to take full advantage of merchandising realities.

The sky bar treatment is one of my favorites ever.  It really pops those three additional selling features, yet remains sophisticated while having fun.

Clean and uncluttered.  Strong benefit-oriented cover lines.  Promising fun and adventure.  This cover has the look of a winner.

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Scott Bullock is a veteran circulation expert with over 38 years experience in both Canada and the United States. He has worked on trade titles such as Publisher’s Weekly, Library Journal, School Library Journal and Small Press in the USA. In consumer magazines, Scott was the Circulation Director for D Magazine (the city magazine of Dallas, Texas), and in Canada he was the Circulation Director for Toronto Life, Fashion, and Canadian Art. From 2000 to 2004, Scott was a partner at Coast to Coast Newsstand Services. Scott has also held the post of VP Sales & Marketing, for CDS Global, Canada. Currently, CoversSell.Com is Scott’s circulation consultancy. Active clients include: Fly Fusion, Canadian Geographic, Canadian House & Home, Canada’s History, Canadian Real Estate Wealth, Canadian Woodworking, Canadian Cycling, Canadian Running, Canadian Scrapbooker, Legion, Harrowsmith, SkyNews, and SuperTrax.



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