MAGAZINES & PUBLISHING
Anatu Mahama, PhD, Founder & Editor-in-Chief of The Academic Woman: Mary provided me with an in-depth three-month consultation service for The Academic Woman. She provided three reports centred on the magazine, the website and social media, which were complimented with Zoom meetings to explain them. Mary’s approach is flexible, and I enjoyed all three sessions with her. Throughout the period, she provided a wealth of knowledge and experience in the magazine business. I’m at the stage of implementing her recommendations, which I have no doubt will help the magazine achieve success.
Claire Wright, Director of Training & Digital Services, Fire Protection Association: The Magazine Expert supported us through a rebrand consultation at a significant period of change for our business. We were able to re-connect with our purpose and intent of our member’s Journal and she was able to guide us through solutions to represent our audience better. Her knowledge of the magazine business was invaluable to me, introducing us to ways of getting the best value out of our content and weaving continuity of messaging through all our platforms. Our members have been pleased with the results, and engagement is certainly on the up. Many thanks Mary for all your support and guidance!
Bridget Daley, Editor & Publisher of Parents in Business: Working with Mary as my mentor has been one of the most impactful experiences in my business journey. She provided me a strong foundation of support and knowledge, enabling me to make informed decisions about editorial and publishing issues. Through her guidance, I was able to access valuable resources that enabled growth both professionally and personally.
Rhona Duffy, Editor & Publisher of Mosaic & Glass magazine: It has been invaluable to get Mary’s expertise and support in the strategy and planning for my new magazine Mosaic & Glass. Mary helped me think about things that I hadn’t considered, provided valuable insights from her own experience and helped keep me on track with my launch plan. I recommend anyone who is thinking of launching a magazine to get Mary’s help – the investment is well worth it. Thank you so much, Mary!
Miriam Phillips, Editor and Publisher of Celebrating Poundbury: I will forever be grateful for meeting Mary and bringing her on board as a consultant to advise after starting up my publishing company. Mary has a great deal of editorial experience, expertise and insight into the publishing industry and her support and advice has been immensely helpful. Not only has Mary helped us move from a free magazine to a paid-for one, but she has also helped grow our business in lots of other ways. I hope to keep learning from Mary as the business progresses.
Henry Leveson-Gower, CEO of Promoting Economic Pluralism and publisher of The Mint Magazine: Mary is very knowledgeable in the magazine business and helped me, a novice, understand more about how it works to navigate the challenge of turning an idea for a magazine into reality.
Stewart Darkin, editor and journalist: I have found Mary’s experience and deep knowledge of the business of publishing to be hugely beneficial. This – coupled with a friendly professional manner and an obvious desire to support and help – has made Mary an invaluable source of guidance and advice. I would not hesitate to recommend her services.
Wendy Kearns, Advertisement Manager, The Space Agency: Mary is an expert on magazines – be it developing editorial content, income streams or stronger business strategies. Her wealth of experience combined with an innovative and strategic approach will enhance any publication.
As a consultant, Mary excels at getting a detailed picture of what needs to be done, before offering great advice. To help her clients achieve success, she will empower, motivate and challenge – and is a pleasure to work with!
Sue Cawte, CEO of Writing Times Magazine: When I first approached Mary Hogarth at The MAGAZINE EXPERT Ltd I was very happy with the initial conversation Mary and I had detailing how she could help. Throughout the process, I found Mary to be hands on and her experience shone through during our consultations.
When it is your own project, it is difficult to look at it from an outsider’s point of view. Hence I found Mary’s input to be vital and was happy with her explaining the reasoning behind the changes so I knew why these were required. When I received the consultancy report from Mary, it took a while to digest everything but once I did I was 100% confident with the advice Mary had suggested. I will be contacting Mary again for further advice when the need arises and advise anyone who is running a website/magazine publishing business to contact her – I can guarantee it will be money well spent.
Tim Harris, owner of Select Publisher Services: Mary worked on the launch of Vegetarian Living and continued to promote the magazine. She comes up with fresh ideas that are practical and achievable within our tight budgets – and always delivers on time.
ACADEMIC AND JOURNALISTIC PROJECTS
Dr Paul Lashmar, investigative journalist, researcher and senior lecturer in Journalism at the City University: Mary Hogarth is a highly effective professional with great creative and organisational skills. She is a very effective manager and administrator. She has run a university department which is never easy and always requires bringing and holding together people with very diverse skills.
I have found Mary particularly effective in finding innovative solutions to complex communication problems. She is an excellent journalist, has a great eye for design and is also very technology competent.
In the stressful working environment Mary is very good at restoring calm and order. I can commend Mary for a wide range of skills.
Cathy Darby, former Course Leader of MA Magazine Journalism, University of Central Lancashire: Mary’s knowledge of magazines is expertly distilled in her essential book How To Launch a Magazine in This Digital Age and on the excellent accompanying website, all essential reading for a fascinating and endlessly evolving industry.
As my external examiner for four years at the University of Central Lancashire she brought rigorous support with a light touch to the innovative development of our MA Magazine Journalism to meet student and industry needs
Sandra Cain, director of Wordshaker: I have worked with Mary on a number of journalistic projects. She is inspiring, energising and knows the business of magazines inside out. I would highly recommend her for magazine projects either print or digital. Her book, How to Launch a Magazine in this Digital Age is packed with information for those journalists, editors, marketers and PR agencies wanting to set up an online magazine.
Jenny Field, CEO and Founder of The English Language Room: Mary provided me with an in-depth consultancy report for my tutoring business with sound advice on SEO, social media marketing and website design. Her report was delivered on time and was exactly what I needed. Working with Mary is a positive experience as she is friendly, helpful and professional. Her work is highly recommended.