Editorial

We designed GEM Magazine to be the go-to magazine for food, wine, fashion, beauty, motoring, health, gardening, heritage, culture, house and home for Harborne, Edgbaston, Moseley, Solihull, Sutton and Birmingham City Centre.

GEM magazine is compact, and this means that it can be read in one sitting and easily carried from one place to another. So the magazine can be passed on so easily from one reader to another. The editorial content constitutes 40% of the magazine and all advertising copy is clearly marked or identifiable as such.

We aim to inspire, inform and entertain our readers with original thought-provoking content, illustrated through attention-grabbing design and written by local writers from Solihull, Birmingham and surrounding areas.

We connect our readers to with their community, so our What's On and Social GEMs pages display events happening in and around Birmingham and Solihull, and our Little GEMs serve to inform our readers of events in the past or the future that are relevant to their local area. Our food and drink pages will ensure our readers can entertain in style!

We regularly feature movers and shakers in Solihull, Birmingham and the West Midlands, giving our readers a behind the scenes peek at what makes these successful individuals tick.

In 2012, GEM Media worked with Warley Woods Community Trust to produce a professional programme for our flagship event our Picnic in the Park. We had produced a programme in 2011, but it had taken volunteers hours to sell the advertising space, the costs didn't work out for us and then when it rained on the day, all that work and effort just ended up in the recycling bins. With GEM Media, they used their professional staff and contacts to swiftly sell the advertising space and produce a fantastic looking product. They also used their delivery network which meant the programmes helped promote the event, made the print run cost even more effective and made sure the advertisers had exposure beyond the event and the day of the event. A real win-win for us all. Without GEM Media, we probably wouldn't have a programme at all. Thanks to them we have a great cost effective product, giving us and the advertisers real exposure around our local area.

— Viv Cole
Warley Woods Community Trust Manager
www.warleywoods.org.uk