Month: July 2016


Another one bites the dust

In case you’re not aware, one of our biggest clients is Country Gardener Magazines. We design and manage the production of all of their publications – which is currently six magazines, ten times per year.

It’s mammoth.

We generally run on a three week turnaround with this publication, with either one or two weeks’ gap in between. If you’ve ever asked us a question during print week and heard the words “we’re really up against it with another project at the moment and will get back to you as soon as we can”, then you now know why. Getting six magazines to press before the deadline, with all adverts and editorial content designed, proofed and corrected is something Bubblegum specialise in.

We have been working with Country Gardener since 2009 (when it was only four magazines, eight times a year – and Bubblegum was just little old me) so we have watched it grow and grown alongside it.

Every issue presents a new set of challenges and every issue we pat ourselves on the back for a job well done. If you fancy a read, or a little more insight into what we get up to, take a peek at the most recent Devon issue here.


Time to acknowledge those hard-working mummies!

You may or may not know, that the whole team at Bubblegum have young children, and we are constantly juggling the demands of a small business with that of the needs of little people. I truly believe that it is possible to be successful in your business, meet and exceed the needs of your clients and still manage to pick the kids up from school each day. Sometimes it’s a struggle, I’ll admit. But the reward makes it worth it.

With this in mind, when I heard about the Mumazing Awards launching in Devon, I just knew I had to get involved. I was offered the chance to sponsor the Overcoming Adversity category, and I couldn’t be prouder. I’m sure every single one of the nominees in this category is deserving of an award, after all being a parent can be tough at the best of times, but I am really looking forward to meeting the finalists in this category and presenting the winner with their award.

I’ll feedback on the event at Woodbury Park Hotel on Thursday 21st July, later in the month.