Over time we have received so many testimonials from readers and advertisers alike. Really too many to list them all here, but below are just a few.
Scuba Diving Shop:
"By the way, our last ad was advertising a specific date for our upcoming course (open water certification). The phone has been ringing off the hook! The staff said whatever
we put in the Coffee News worked. The class is full!"
- Angie, The Dive Outfitters, Nanaimo
"Waterworks Technology School has commenced the fall class on Sept. 24th with a "full" classroom of eager adult learners. As you know, we have been providing Training for the Municipal Utilities industry for the past 15 years and have successful grads all over Vancouver Island and the BC Mainland as well as other provinces and countries. We have always dedicated a budget to advertising that would reach our prospective clients. Since we must reach people in many different communities, the costs of advertising in every newspaper (and there are many) has become a large burden. Last spring we checked out Coffee News, because I knew I always read it when in a coffee shop etc. The response was immediate and it was sustained. We are fortunate that we are able to reach a wide range of our clients in 5 different zones for advertising in Coffee News. Having all those zones lumped together for us has been great. And whenever we want to go broader, there are other zones we could participate in. At Waterworks Technology School we have been able to avoid a great amount of expensive newspaper advertising that really never had the positive affect the Coffee News has for us. Clients have told me they see the ad in Coffee News, check it out on-line at our website (shown in Coffee News) and then they call us. Now that's the way effective advertising is supposed to work. Thank you for providing such a successful and worthwhile advertising option."
- Wayne Nowlan,
Waterworks Technology School
"Just to let you know - we have completely sold out!! Almost a month a head of schedule! You can be guaranteed that we will advertise with your company again, the response was really great from all of the Coffee News papers that we advertised in! Thanks again!"
- Lise, BC SPCA Lottery
"The ad is working. I definitely want to keep it going! I really appreciate all your good service. I've been recommending you to all my fellow counselling interns. Hopefully you
will get some of their business soon."
- Mary Morrison Counselling Services
"I am thrilled with the results of advertising in coffee news."
- Maylene, The Slip Clothing & Accessories
"Advertising for numerous years, the Coffee News has proven itself to be the most effective way of attracting customers to our business. We at Ziggy's Driving Academy
thank you for your personalized service and ad suggestions! 'Way to go Coffee News'!"
- Karin, Ziggy's Driving School
“I am a reasonably new business owner and a friend of mine asked me if I’d ever thought of advertising in Coffee News. I read it all the time but I never thought of advertising MYSELF in
there. I thought I’d give it a try
and what a great decision
that turned out to be. They
are so easy to deal with, I’ve
never had a negative experience with them and people comment to me regularly that they saw us in Coffee News. Great local company!”
- Pennie, Jump Start Outdoor Fitness, Nanaimo
"For every dollar we spend on Coffee News advertising we earn 7 dollars back. More than any other form of advertising and almost double what the yellow pages brings us.
- Cornell, 4 Pillars
"We are extremely happy to give Charlotte and Marco and Coffee News the praise which they so richly deserve! We have been advertising with Coffee News for over a year
now and the experience has been positive from the beginning. Charlotte goes out of her way to accommodate us each time we request something new, working hard even
when we squeak in just before publication. Marco is a wizard at design and appeal and can whip up a beautiful ad within hours. As a result of Coffee News's popular appeal,
our ad has generated many calls. It has made our name widely known and greatly contributed to the growth of our business. All this and the price is reasonable! How
could you ask for more? We will continue to advertise with Charlotte and Marco and Coffee News for a long time to come."
- Vicki, Charlie’s Home Improvements
"I have enjoyed dealing with the professional team at Coffee News. They are very quick to provide any ad changes I need doing and the advertising results have been excellent!
Better than any other form of advertising I have tried in the past."
- Filomena Prock,
Owner, Nails & Esthetics by Mena
"I have 6 places I advertise. One is my web site which has not been upgraded for quite some time, but still gets a few inquiries. 2nd is an electronic billboard ad at one of the local doctor offices. Not
sure if it is doing anything, but it's a one year contract. 3rd is the Nanaimo News Bulletin. 4th is the Yellow pages. 5th is McGuffy News. I have put that one on hold while we set up our new company. Not that many people mention that ad. 6th is the Coffee News which you know, I like you the best!! Most say I saw you in the coffee shop paper!"
- Ron Dirkson (retired)
"When I first made the decision to begin advertising with the Coffee News, it was because of your prompt and friendly response to my request for more information. But, I
have to admit I was disappointed with the results, early on. When I spoke to you about my poor results, yourself and Marco assisted me with many changes to the ad until
now, I am getting the leads that I have been looking for. Your service is excellent! From first contact through development of the ad and beyond. I can't say enough good
things about the level of service you provide for your customers, and your patience and understanding of how important this advertising is to a small business like mine, it is
absolutely wonderful. Thank You!"
- Glen Lowinger, Glen Lowinger Electric
"Coffee News has been very helpful and full of creative ideas. They have given us the opportunity to spread our name in our community and it has been a wonderful experience
dealing with Coffee News. We are devoted to Coffee News and we wouldn't change that."
- Greg Ens, DECKS BY GREG
"Consumers are barraged daily with advertising, making it hard to find venues that stand out. The Coffee news does just that, their format yields the best response to my
ad's, rates are reasonable and their customer service far exceeds other local advertisers. My client's listings get great exposure in the Coffee News.
- Gary Sturgeon, Coast Realty Group, Nanaimo
"Coffee News has been an integral part of my advertising repertoire for many years. Effective, consistent & economical advertising is hard to find, but Coffee News delivers.
- Andrew Plank, Realtor & owner of Camera Traders.
"The Coffee News has increased my business."
- Elaine Newman,
One Percent Realty Vancouver Island
"... we are very pleased with the results. We were pleasantly surprised with the number of calls that came in. We will continue to advertise in Coffee News. Keep up the great work."
- Richard Johnston, The Pest Doctor
"On behalf of Triple P Vancouver Island I would like to formally thank Coffee News for the part it played in our media campaign. We were very satisfied with the ad Coffee News created for us and the distribution you were able to get for us in all of your South and Mid Island editions. Furthermore, I found you, Charlotte, always very helpful and supportive in your responses to my many phone calls and emails. You were patient, considerate, and informative and made working with Coffee News a pleasure. The Positive Parenting Program for Vancouver Island is better known to Island families because of your publication so thank you and thank you Coffee News."
- Kerry Robertson, Triple P Vancouver Island
"I just wanted to say first that advertising with you guys has given us so much business so far. We are so impressed with your ad that you two did up for us."
- Lisa Mayer, By
The Wave Cleaning
Bed & Breakfast:
"We had over 350 calls last season and 186 confirmed bookings for our ‘Adventure Special’ thanks to Coffee News. We love getting all the calls and hearing the comments about the great little paper!"
- Trudi, Edelweiss B & B
"I have been advertising with Coffee News in several locations around the Island for about 2 years and I have to say it has been very beneficial for
my business. They have been very helpful and efficient in regards to placing, ads designing ads and billing etc. I would definitely recommend
them for low cost efficient advertising."
- Art Price, Verico Select Mortgages
"We started advertising with Coffee News almost two years ago and we have been very happy with the response. The staff at Coffee News have been extremely friendly and
a pleasure to work with. Thank you Coffee News for the continued good work."
- Pauline, Money Flow Capital
"Coffee News has proven to be an innovative way for us to grab attention. Everybody eats and drinks - and reads - so our ads are seen by a broad
range of people."
- Val, Camosun College
"Coffee News seems to be everywhere. Unity Church of Victoria has been advertising with Coffee News for three years at least. We ask newcomers, and there are many,
where they heard about Unity Church. Many times the response is, "I/We saw your ad in Coffee News." We at Unity Church of Victoria have been delighted with the service
and the kindness of both Marco and Charlotte. I recommend advertising with Coffee News. I have encouraged others to advertise with Coffee News."
McLauchlin, Unity Church of Victoria.
"I really needed 'something' that was going to generate phone calls for my business but really had no idea how to go about getting the desired results. I called Coffee News
and they assured me that with a few ideas, they could create something effective for me. They were able to design an ad that would get the reader’s attention and therefore
make my phone ring. The results were almost immediate - I consistently receive two or three calls a week generated solely from Coffee News!
I am able to change my ad as often as needed and this service is included in the price. Overall, the results, the professionalism and the service that Coffee News has provided
me with, has been well worth every penny of my advertising costs! I am very pleased and highly recommend them to any business owner.
- Jens, Dealer Clearance Auto Brokers
Follow the lead of these business owners whom realize the full benefits of advertising in your local Coffee News!
Call Charlotte at 1.877.723.5543
Serving Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada since 1996!
Publishing 10 Weekly Editions Across Vancouver Island...
Downtown Victoria, South Saanich, Oak Bay/Hillside,
Saanich Peninsula, West Shore/Esquimalt,
Central/South Nanaimo, North Nanaimo,
Parksville/Qualicum & Port Alberni
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- only front or back page advertising means EASY to find ads! Your business is NOT hidden among countless pages, inserts or hard to catch time slots. With Coffee News you are never lost in the middle!!!
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- publishing since 1996, our business has grown as a direct result of
the success of our advertisers. Many have advertised continuously for several years, many for longer than a decade!!