Saturday, December 20, 2008

My Kingdom for a Granite Countertop Advertisement!

As well as this tidbit from the Bulletin this morning:

BEND LIVING PUBLISHER SAYS IT'S REORGANIZING

Cutter Communications, Inc, which publishes Bend Living, Bend Business Review and Bend Living Home magazines, said Friday that it is reorganizing it's operations due to the economy.

....The magazine will likely transition to Web-only in 2009 and return to print in 2010, Cutter said.

A granite countertop! A granite countertop! MY KINGDOM! for a granite countertop ad!

6 comments:

Duncan McGeary said...

Pretty harsh. But I really didn't care for the opulent self indulgent lifestyle.

I can't watch the Home and Garden channel house hunting shows anymore either, and listen to the whining about

"No hardwood floor!"

"Closets not big enough!"

"No granite countertops!"

tim said...

I wonder if a "Bend Dying" magazine would have any significant readership.

tim said...

>>"No granite countertops!"

Yeah, we really got soft.

I'd rather spend an evening with interesting people with an ugly kitchen than with these insufferable asses who live for granite.

Duncan McGeary said...

They actually had a couple of decent exposes about Bachelor and Juniper Ridge. At least more than any other media in town.

BilboBend said...

They actually had a couple of decent exposes about Bachelor and Juniper Ridge. At least more than any other media in town.

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Yes, and that was probably the knife in the chest that killed their advertising revenue.

Tell the truth about mt-b or juniper-ridge in this town, and your a pariah.

No COVA/COBA/CORA candy for you.

With Apologies To Henry David said...

Web based publication?

Sounds like Gusto Magazine. Unless Bend Living can rank very very high in the search engines why would any business advertise online with Bend Living? Unless they give the online ads away, which would reduce their revenues it won't work, even for a year.

They will need the reduce much more than just print cost to offset their declining advertising revenues.

This "move" should be good for the 'Central Oregon New Home Living' section in the Bend Bulletin.