Petty’s ‘Your Village Life’ Magazine Shortlisted In Propertydrum Awards 

Burnley based design company, RootFiftyTwo has been shortlisted in the national PROPERTYdrum B2B awards 2012 for its work on Petty’s exclusive property magazine, ‘Your Village Life’.  The magazine, which launched in 2010 has been recognised within the ‘Best Magazine’ category in the coveted awards which attract entries from suppliers across the UK and which acknowledge excellence in products and services.

The entry submitted by Kimberley Thompson of RootFiftyTwo showcased how her team has worked with Petty’s in all areas of its advertising and marketing strategy of which Your Village Life plays a pivotal role.  The magazine itself has grown in strength year on year, increasing in size from 20 to 52 pages and which now boasts a loyal and growing fan base across the Burnley, Pendle and Barrowford areas in which Petty operates its residential sales and lettings business.

The magazine is produced in conjunction with the team at Kara Rose PR who consider creative story angles, research, write and edit the publication and collectively they ensure the magazine is the perfect mix of properties on the market, lifestyle articles, celebrity interviews and advice columns, supported with advertising of leading players in the region.

Director at Petty’s and member of the Home Sale Network, Ian Bythell, is thrilled with the nomination and said: “Your Village Life was borne when we realised we were committing a high annual budget to do our own advertising in other publications and this provided the perfect route to market which our target audience have very much adopted, giving us a far greater return on investment.  This couldn’t have been achieved without creating the right ‘look’ and overall design as done by Root Fifty Two and without content written in such a way that captures the attention of its readers which Kara Rose PR deliver on every issue.  We are thrilled the magazine has been shortlisted as we are punching above our weight against national competition and we just look forward to the award night itself.”

The PROPERTYdrum B2B Awards 2012 will be announced at a glamorous black tie dinner at the Lancaster London hotel on 1st May.

Established in 1928, Petty’s offer a full range of property related services including bespoke valuation advice, commercial and residential agency, landlord and tenant services, compulsory purchase negotiations and rating advice. For further information on Petty’s, please contact Ian Bythell on 01282 415111.