Gary Cox, Owner, Northern Hotel, Aberdeen
"I like to cover as much ground as possible with my advertising, and Raring2go! has its own distinct family market. The magazine's increasing visibility and success will only bring more business to the hotel. Dealing with the Raring2go! team has also been very easy, and I'd recommend that any other businesses thinking of advertising with them to go ahead. Even in difficult times businesses still need to get out there and not sit back. With so many copies distributed across the City & Shire, Raring2go! will definitely help you get out there."
Michelle Houghton, owner of party shop Fun House, based at 294 George Street, has advertised within Raring2go! for more than a year.
She said: "Raring2go! is a fantastic magazine that's full of useful information. It's very eye-catching and you know it's continually looked at by parents which means your advert is always getting noticed.
"For me it's a great choice of advertising as it reaches thousands of people. It has helped us to attract new customers and it is fairly priced. We have dropped some of our other local advertising but will continue with R2go! as it's brilliant for our target market.
"I'm kept well up-to-date and the team is fantastic to deal with. I know if I ever have a query I can just pick up the phone and give Kelly a call. It really makes a difference when you know you have someone friendly you can work with."
Ardoe House Hotel
"Advertising budget well spent when you are looking to target a local audience." Ardoe House Hotel:
Lauren Craigie from Ardoe House Hotel and Spa, Deeside Aberdeen, told us they discovered Raring2go! Aberdeen City & Shire Magazine when her General Manager Peter Sangster received the magazine from Victoria at an event over two years ago, and was impressed with the content. Lauren said, "I always enjoyreading the copies we receive into the hotel; the events diary is great as it includes something for everyone! As a hotel we have so much to offer local guests as well as those travelling to Aberdeen, for example our onsite Spa or fantastic Sunday lunch, and Raring2go! gives us the perfect avenue to communicate all the local area has to offer to to potential local guests as well as help visitors plan their stay.
Lauren told us that the magazine provides them with an avenue to reach families; it is easily picked with a good shelf life (of three months) and wide distribution across the region (as well as a comprehenseive website). And it continues to work well for Ardoe House! Lauren said "Our current advert has been for a specific event and as we take any booking we ask the guests where they saw the event advertised - Raring2go! was mentioned frequently". She added, "They are a fantastic team who are always happy to help and answer my (many) questions in a timely manner, prompt and clear with regards to copy deadlines and publication dates."