Small Team Big on Experience
Tania and Melanie have been publishing local magazines for 12 years. The partnership evolved from a being fellow publishers running their own magazines, then buying and running one together and finally consolidating all their titles under one umbrella, Discover Magazines Ltd; now the Solent’s number one portfolio of local community magazines.
Melanie Tinson, Director
Melanie is the creative arm of the partnership having spent 25 years in marketing communications management within SME and corporations. Over the years, she devised many advertising campaigns, co-ordinated direct mail programmes, exhibitions, sales conferences and managed press relations. As a marketing junkie with never ending ideas she particularly enjoys brainstorming with owners of start up businesses.
“We are well aware that many of small businesses are challenged by time and expertise to successfully manage their marketing. Advertising is a minefield where mistakes can be costly. We want Discover advertisers to benefit from the support we can give by offering our expertise, advice and experience, not just in advertising but in marketing and small business solutions.”
Tania Houston, Director
With her background in programming and IT services, Tania is especially good at exploiting the latest technology and applying it to a small business. Tania founded The Chandlers Ford Directory 11 years ago which is now published by Discover Magazines as Discover Chandlers Ford. Her experience in publishing communities magazines is unique as she also sources all the articles for Discover, coded our magazine management and distribution software. She has the patience and skills that many of us only dream of to implement web based software and apps on the market. She’s happy to share these nuggets with Discover Magazine customers. Discover Magazines is run using all these services so they are practical, tried n’ tested solutions.
Other permanent members of the team:
Talitha Gibbins, Artwork Co-ordinator
Talitha is originally from South Africa and worked on a few children’s magazines there. Living in Chandlers Ford now, Talitha is the customer contact for artwork and manages our distribution team. Talitha also manages the 170 distributors who deliver 90,000 copies over two months.
Kevin Houston, Distribution Manager
Kevin delivers to the distribution network, and ensures that magazines, leaflets, maps, trolleys are in the right place at the right time!
Heather and Lee Professional Designers
And Dempsey, Melanie’s labrador is at her deskside, very popular with Discover visitors!