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In March 2020, the advertising industry (along with many others) had the rug pulled out from under its feet by Covid. Until the end of 2020, we had to duck, dive and try and keep things going.
2021: Investing and Diversifying into the digital market has been successful thanks to our loyal readership, all we needed now was an end to the restrictions that have hammered a lot of our advertisers but, there were more stumbling blocks until ‘Freedon Day’ finally happened.
August 2021: We are now looking forward to doing what we love doing, and make some progress towards building our business back up so that we can get back to printing and distributing – We know this will take time as we rely on advertisers to keep our business going, the most positive thing that has came out of this pandemic for us is that when we do get back to print we will continue to use our digital platform too, giving our advertisers an even better advantage.
We will continue offering a quality hyper local newspaper digitally for now with cost effective advertising that works until our advertisers have got over their hurdles and are fully back up and running – Tenacity is what the last 16 months have taught me.
Digital Distribution:Harborne, Edgbaston, Moseley, Five Ways, Hockley, Selly Oak, Bournville, Bearwood, Kings Heath, Kings Norton, Stirchley, Longbridge, Quinton, Barns Hill, Halesowen, Black Heath and Cradley Heath.
Thank you all for your contined support
Hello and welcome to Harborne, Edgbaston & Moseley Life – a hyperlocal newspaper produced at the heart of your community, where you can meet your kind of people.
Since our launch in 2014 we have cast our net into our ‘Neighbouring Areas’ and continue to be well accepted and supported by readers and advertisers alike. Publishing HEM Life has helped us discover that there are some amazing people with inspiring stories to tell – and they live not far from you.
We’ve set the bar high and had some great support along the way, including fellow journos Paul Raymer, Poppy Brady, John Duckers, Ross Reyburn and Richard Edmonds. Quality print by Iliffe, Cambridge, design by WD Design is exceptional and, the service by Self Select Licenced Distribution in Redditch is very professional.
HEM Life puts a premium price on that quaint and old-fashioned notion of a one-to-one conversation. We talk about family life, schools, the fortunes of high street traders and small businesses, the unsung heroes of volunteering and charity work, and highlight local sporting achievements – leaving the doom and gloom to the national media.
We firmly believe that a high quality hyper local newspaper has an important part to play in bringing a community together. Our aim is to continue providing a friendly platform for people from all walks of life to talk to each other.
Distribution – Harborne, Edgbaston, Moseley, Five Ways, Hockley, Selly Oak, Bournville, Bearwood, Kings Heath, Kings Norton, Stirchley, Quinton, Barns Hill, Halesowen, Rowley Regis, Black Heath, Cradley Heath, Rubery, Longbridge
Stores – Waitrose, Sainsburys, Morrisons, Asda, Tesco, Co-op & Marks & Spencer.
Private Clubs & Sports Grounds – Harborne Golf Club, Edgbaston Golf Club, Moseley Golf Club, Edgbaston Priory, Moseley Rugby Club and Warwickshire County Cricket Club.
Places – Public attractions, restaurants, cafes, bars, hotels, community centres, libraries, private clinics, gated community villages, supermarkets.
“Connected Communities Can Achieve the Incredible.”
Our blend of upbeat hyperlocal stories and pictures have clearly found a niche.
A big thank you to all