Front Cover Misleading

Discussion in 'LawnSite.com/TURF Magazine e-Reports' started by Shawns Lawns, Oct 20, 2006.

  1. Shawns Lawns

    Shawns Lawns LawnSite Senior Member
    from Maine
    Posts: 638

    Got October's Turf Mag today and once again you think there will be some info based on the picture on the front cover but NOT. Why do they show a picture like the one with a LCO using a backpack blower but then no Cover Story or comparison or ratings or anything?:waving:
     
  2. grass_cuttin_fool

    grass_cuttin_fool LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,503

    I quess its fall of the year now and leaf removal is the main focus or will soon be of most LCO

    wayne
     
  3. TurfEditor

    TurfEditor Group Publisher
    Posts: 135

    Hey Shawns Lawns -

    We look for nice images that make an attractive cover. We do not try to match up with topics presented editorially in that issue. If we have a good photo that does go with a story we'll use it, but we usually don't match at all.

    Since you already know what our cover policy is (since you say ". . . once again you think. . . " I assume you have already run into this and are aware that's what we do), I would suggest you appreciate the cover for what it is -- a nice wrapper, and (hopefully)an enticement to put us at the top of your reading pile -- and reserve your excitement for the perusal of the Table of Contents. :clapping:

    Thanks for reading

    David
    Exec. Editor
     
  4. Shawns Lawns

    Shawns Lawns LawnSite Senior Member
    from Maine
    Posts: 638



    Your welcome and i will continue to read your mag. I can appreciate your cover for what it is (and what it is, is just a cover) i would just like to challenge you to explore other opportunities. After settling in my comfortable chair to read your Table of Contents i was hypnotized for about 15 seconds. Thanks for a great afternoon and keep up the great work. I look forward to each month's mag and it is always at the top of the pile.:waving:
     
  5. Stillwater

    Stillwater LawnSite Platinum Member
    Posts: 4,800

    I understand and respect your reply about your unrelated covers. But you would be surprised at how many people are offended by this. The word misleading comes to mind, it also shows a lack of confidence you have in your internal content of your publication. Weather my statement is true or not it does not change this fact that you still appear to be lacking confidence.
     
  6. dude, its a free magazine, be happy.
     
  7. prizeprop

    prizeprop LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 820

    BEGGERS SHOULDNT BE CHOOSEY!! No disrespect, but come on its free. I'm sure you could spend $5 and get a column that matches the cover.
     
  8. Stillwater

    Stillwater LawnSite Platinum Member
    Posts: 4,800

    You guys do in fact have a good point the mag is free. I humbely stand aside.
     
  9. Shawns Lawns

    Shawns Lawns LawnSite Senior Member
    from Maine
    Posts: 638

    Yes a punch in the face could also be free does not mean you will take one every month:waving:
     
  10. Shawns Lawns

    Shawns Lawns LawnSite Senior Member
    from Maine
    Posts: 638

    Nobody is begging and no one is choosing we were suggesting.:waving:
     

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