If you haven’t heard of Messenger Collective Magazine yet, you’re forgiven; considering its launch issue rolled into newsagencies, Coles supermarkets and selected Kikki K stores nationwide recently. But now that you do know, you have no excuse not to pick up a copy the next time you step out the door! Here are five solid reasons why:
- Messenger Collective Mag is the brain child of all-star entrepreneur Lisa Messenger, owner and director of custom publishing agency, The Messenger Group. Her hard work, determination and diverse talents have seen her and her businesses win countless awards including being named 2008’s Entrepreneur of the Year by Thought Leaders and being dubbed a finalist in Anthill’s 2012 Cool Company Awards. Claiming ‘no ego attachment’ to the project makes Lisa even more likeable.
- The bi-monthly (for now) magazine boasts no syndicated content –from cover to cover, Messenger Collective is original, fresh and innovative material with ‘soul in spades’.
- The design and aesthetics are unlike your typical business magazine. Handwritten notes and illustrations adorn the pages, art decals frame the articles, even the physical texture of the pages have character (from glossy to matte and back again).
- Due to the diversity of contributors (including jewellery designer Samantha Wills, tennis star Maria Sharapova and not-for-profit ‘regular guy’ Doc Hendley), the magazine will appeal to a very broad and diverse readership – from travellers, white collared workers and CEOs to university kids with Google-esque business dreams, bloggers and stay at home mums. I am certain that almost anyone anywhere could find something to love in these pages.
- The content is downright brilliant. Rather than being chock-a-block with 8 page articles; Messenger Collective offers intimate Q&A’s, opinion pieces, interesting factoids, stunning photographs and charming illustrations, beautiful page layouts, insightful interviews, funny quips, the latest news and great advice. What more could you ask for?
I for one am eager to see what’s to come from Lisa Messenger and her creative team. I wish them the best and can’t wait to dive into the next issue on sale May 6.
*All quotes and photographs taken of and from Messenger Collective Magazine *