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‘We placed an advertorial in the January edition of the Oracle Magazine and the response we have received from various companies after seeing the article is fantastic. We were able to reach a new area of people who subsequently booked and attended the workshops we advertised. We would recommend advertising in the Oracle for any business that wants to target Thorpe Bay, Leigh-on-Sea, Chalkwell and the Southend Conservation Area. The team are very helpful and professional and we will definitely be using them again in the future! Thank you!’
Sophia Merison – Essex Chambers of Commerce

“I have been advertising with the Oracle for nearly a year now and have had some good business from it.
The magazine is very popular amongst its residents and they are always very complimentary about the magazine. I would recommend other businesses give the Oracle a try, if they are looking to build business in that area.”
Phil – Essex Digital Services

“Very professional, a pleasure to do business with and all magazines are delivered on time!”
John – Trade Carpets

“As a trader, I have to admit that I prefer to advertise in local magazines and I’m sure that the public, in general, prefer to use local businesses. I have had excellent results from using the Thorpe Bay Oracle over the last 5 years. The style and production quality of the magazine obviously helps with attracting new customers for small businesses.”
Terry – Computopia

“Emma runs the Oracle publications very well and produces high quality magazine focused on local companies and aimed at key local contacts. The rates are great value and help continue to raise our company’s local profile alongside our other more regional exposure. Emma has always been professional and is a very approachable person who is a pleasure to do business with.” July 27, 2011
Paul East – Partner Wilkins Kennedy

“Emma runs the Oracle with the right mix of dedication and professionalism you would expect from an editor of a Magazine of quality. She oversees every step from conception to print and is on hand to give advice and support to her Clients. Her approach is very refreshing in today’s busy world.” July 21, 2011
Lesley Finch, Managing Director, Bryman Personnel

“I just wanted to thank you so much… last month I won the pair of tickets to see ‘Buddy’ at the Cliffs Pavilion… we had a brilliant evening, the show was fantastic and just about every song played was my favourite !! We were all encouraged to singalong, just as well, as I always do anyway ! This a good opportunity to tell you how much I look forward to The Oracle dropping through my letterbox every month, it’s full of usefull information and I’ve kept the back page with all the useful local telephone numbers and stuck it in my address book !! Each month I pass my Oracle on to somebody else to read and tell them to keep the back page too ! Thanks again, and kep up the good work..our family really appreciate it ! regards.”
Christine Taylor – Oracle Reader

“I’ve been placing a monthly advertorial in both the Leigh and Thorpe Bay editions for over 12 months now, and have been genuinely pleased with the response. The Oracle provides my business with a quality platform to connect with my existing clients, whilst also being a great way of attracting new ones. The Oracle team have always been incredibly helpful in assisting me to make the best decisions when it comes to appropriate advertising for my business.”
Cris Ramis – Phoenix Health & Fitness

“I started my new fitness class earlier this year and even though I advertised in other publications and had leaflets delivered,ORACLE magazine gave me best response from people who were genuinely interested and have since joined the class .I will definitely be advertising in the magazine again and found the Editor-Emma extremely helpful with guidance regarding my advert.”
Natalie Secunda

“We have advertised for several years now in both editions of the Oracle and have found that it both raises our local profile with existing clients, as well as helping us reach potential new clients in our local area. The magazine looks professional and offers excellent value for money.”
Paul East, FCCA Partner Wilkins Kennedy

You are welcome to quote Mr P Jennings MD – The Upholstery Workshop as saying that ‘After advertising with the Thorpe Bay Oracle, I can report that we have had more positive sales leads in the last 9 months, then 10 years worth of Leigh Times & Southend Times Newspapers’.
Paul Jennings, Upholstery Workshop

“We have been committed to The Oracle since December 2008 and can fully recommend the concept. The Oracle understood the requirements of our business and its needs and historically we knew they could deliver. Thanks to Magazines’ efforts we have generated a larger database and our clientele has grown dramatically.

In 2009 we extended our advertisement into the other areas covered by them and the decision was made not just on price but also because of the response we received last year and early this year, as we noticed more enquiries were made due to our advert in the Magazine which equalled more work and more profit/business.

Network Magazine Director, Emma Wynne-Morgan has been professional and courteous at all times and the scheme has been a great benefit to Abbey Antiques & Furnishings.

We have no hesitation in recommending The Oracle to future companies/businesses but should you require any further information, please do not hesitate to contact us”.
Lisa Symons – Director Abbey Antiques & Furnishings Ltd.

“Great little local mag. It’s the only free one I don’t chuck in the bin when it comes through the door. Nice looking, well written and doesn’t take itself too seriously. Quite classy in it’s own way.”
Andrew M

“This magazine is a breath of fresh air and an invaluable directory of local services for anyone living in the Southend area.”
Russell P

“This is a free, attractive, informative magazine, giving information, features, up to date notes on recent local events and providing a thoroughly interesting read.”
Brenda H

“What a find!! From the moment the excellent media pack arrived (and what a difference from the shoddy ones I sometimes receive from other publisher,) the whole experience of advertising with the Oracle was painless. It made no differrence that we are a small, start-up business – we were treated as if our business really mattered. I always felt as if the Oracle would be a great vehicle to get to our target market – and so it came to pass. The article about our new Kip McGrathEducation Centre in hadleigh appeared, the enquiries duly arrived, and we have already enrolled students directly as a result of the Oracle. We will certainly use it again. Not just because it is such a pleasure to deal with Emma Wynne-Morgan….but because IT WORKS!”
Kip McGrath Education Center

“Fantastic free magazine which is full of useful information and interesting articles. Very useful to refer to when looking for business as it’s much easier than using the Yellow pages! Would, and have, recommended.”
Jo Mearis, R&P Decorating

“This is a very professional free publication delivered punctually through the letterbox on the first of each month. It gives excellent information through advertisements of what is available in our area, together with articles on a wide spectrum of subjects.”
Elizabeth C (Reader)

“Excellent value for money for advertisers trying to reach the very affluent area of Thorpe Bay. Highly recommended!”
David Tickett, Southgate Financial Services.

 

Website Services

“I was extremely pleased with Oracle’s build of my website last year.
I had previously sounded out several website companies – and Oracle came out as the most approachable and offered their services at a competitive rate.This year they were able to help me with a refresh as well.
The team have a professional approach with a clear brief at the start of the
process to keep everyone on the same track!
I appreciated their consultative style of working, their willingness to listen, and positive can do expertise. Thank you!”
Vivien – Psst…Memoirs

“I have been advertising in Thorpe Bay Oracle since it launched with great success. When Emma approached me explaining that Oracle was also now developing websites for business, it seemed a logical solution to let Oracle build our website knowing how Oracle’s team worked. I knew that our business needed a website and before now I had been distrusting of other web designers to do this for us. With Oracle’s track record and once Emma explained their no nonsense approach to building the website. I was very happy to let them proceed. We had two meetings in total with hardly any changes. Emma and her team had understood our company needs perfectly plus it was a very quick and reasonably priced.”
Vanguard Auto Services

“I approached Oracle to overhaul my website after hearing Emma speak about the process to another client – I was so impressed with her ‘This does not have to be expensive, time consuming or painful’ approach to website creation that I straight away asked her to help me out.

I was hugely impressed with the professional approach and how everything was indeed made to seem very simple – I was included as part of the process and all my views and thoughts taken on board and great advise given as we went along.

As I work in PR and Marketing I was possibly the worst client they had ever had! I examined every word and every single piece of punctuation and made innumerable changes so I could get it 100% how I like it – but every single time nothing as too much trouble and any problem at all, and things were done super fast.

Steve was a total angel and gave me a great training session and has been on tap for ongoing support as I get to grips with using the site.

I am absolutely delighted with my final website and think it is everything I wanted and more – and I have had tonnes of feedback from other people asking where I got it from as they want one too and I am very happy to send them to the Oracle. I would heartily recommend anyone to work with them.”
Tracy Jones – Brera London

“The Oracle has provided an excellent service in the design and production of my company logo and website. “The approach was professional, friendly and efficient. I was pleased with the quick, hassle free and effective service that has been ideal for the set up of a new business.”
– Helen Stammers – Helen Stammers Therapy

“We needed a website built very quickly and as we already used Oracle magazines, to advertise our business, we knew that from their track record they were reliable, efficient and affordable. The website was turned around extremely quickly and efficiently and we were very happy with the design and layout. Oracle took the headache away and we are very pleased with final product.”
Alan and Mary at Leigh Skip Hire

“I just want to thank Emma & her team for producing my web site quickly, professionally, and without fuss. The end result has been a big help to our business.”
– Essex Bi-fold Door Company

“I was first introduced to Emma Wynne-Morgan at a local WIBN Meeting and was immediately impressed by her professionalism and enthusiasm.
As a newcomer to the Beauty Industry and to owning my own business (something I had never done before) Emma’s help and advice proved to be invaluable. She later introduced me to her team and they not only built my website www.utopiabeautyspa.co.uk in record time but helped me with marketing and advertising.
So I would just like to say a big thank you to Emma and her team.”
– Pauline – Owner of Utopia Beauty & Spa – Westcliff