Craig and Victoria Maplesden are a husband and wife team,who between them, have over 35 years of sales and publishing experience. The couple have worked on a variety of media platforms over the years, including local newspapers, local and national print media as well as managing sales teams.
Having worked for one publishing company for 16 years, Craig was unfortunately made redundant in May 2011 when the company he was working for went into administration. With a young family to look after, Craig and Victoria decided to take the plunge and start their own publishing company.
‘WOInPlymouth’ was first released on July 4th 2011 and is aimed at high-spending audiences, primarily 25 +, that enjoy both days and nights out in the city. Starting out as a 48 page publication – distributed to approx 200 outlets, the magazine has now evolved to a 68 page edition, produced on a bi-monthly basis and available in over 400 venues. With What’s On information, Interviews, Competitions, local and seasonal features, ‘WOInPlymouth’ is the perfect companion for those who want to get the best out of the city.
Take a look at our first ever issue (by clicking on the magazine)
And now, take a look at the latest edition that is out now.
Between them, Craig and Victoria sell, write and design the publication, giving the opportunity to produce a publication that suits both readers and advertisers alike. Along with the printed publication, ‘WOInPlymouth’ has its own twitter page ( @WOIPlymouth) that currently attracts over 1500 followers (as of Jan’14 ) and offers those advertising in the publication increased coverage over social media platforms. Having successfully produced the magazine for over 2 and a half years, Craig and Victoria have recently launched a brand new website www.woinplymouth.co.uk which can offer even more local news, information and advertising opportunities for those businesses keen to attract their high-spending, leisure orientated readership.