Where we started
Minerva Publications was started back in 2009 with the intention of creating local lifestyle magazines packed with interesting, engaging features with local accents. We wanted to bridge the gap between community-only publications and high end lifestyle titles to create something that each town could call their own. Back then, we only had a handful of titles, but the company has gone from strength to strength, seeing the popularity of the format we offer and now delivering 29 stand-alone publications across the country.
Many people ask us about our name – being originally based in Bath, we took inspiration from the Roman Baths and we named ourselves after Sulis Minerva, goddess of wisdom and the arts – the perfect fit for us as a publishing company and a wonderful nod to the city we love.
Whether we are celebrating the Dartmouth Regatta or the Harrogate Flower Show, our publications put the emphasis on the interests of local readers and provide an excellent service to our hundreds of loyal advertisers. From production to advertising and right through to distribution, everything we do is in-house – that means we can ensure each part of the process meets our exacting standards.
The beauty of what we do is getting to know lots of local business people and what they need. From our discussions about advertising and growth, we found many of them didn’t know how to capitalise on their digital offering, bring their business to a new audience and future-proof themselves against a changing economy. We decided to start Minerva Digital as a way to help these clients engage better with their core customers and to put them in front new group of clients.
What we offer
We know there is no such thing as one size fits all. Our digital packages are completely tailored to each company, whether they are a sole trader or a multi-site business. We can offer everything from a simple website through to a full digital promotion package, taking SEO, Facebook advertising and television marketing to those who may have never even have considered it.
Free magazines are not often a media we use, but we make an exception with Cotswold lifestyle because the content is of a high standard and well written, then backed up with excellent photography and graphic design. This good work is very well supported by charming and efficient Account Managers
Ron Hoe (Ron Hoe Print and Marketing Management)
I love the magazine and note that whenever we are in it our footfall increases
Owner of Cantina Maya, Devizes