What a LIFE!
Welcome to Parkland Life, BocaDelray Life, and Coconut Creek Life magazines. A thriving family of magazines literally saturating the affluent, family sensitive South Palm Beach, North Broward areas of South Florida. Three elegant, articulate magazines within the Life Publications publishing group; each with its own unique voice that has sincerely reached out to the community it serves. Our magazines engage readers to cherish, trust and anticipate the information, heartfelt stories, warmth, and humor they find in each and every issue delivered directly into their homes each month.
Any publication can be mailed into a home, but it takes an exceptional publication to involve readers so they welcome it, open it and most importantly connect to it. And if indeed they do relate to and respect it -- they will then fiercely support the advertisers who have come to trust it to grow their businesses. And over 400 advertisers a month do trust Life Magazines to grow their businesses, something we do not take lightly. We are acutely aware that when we do that job well, those businesses do grow and then they in turn support the community. It is that devotion to the community that has created the win/win/win relationship that has made Parkland Life, BocaDelray Life, and Coconut Creek Life a true part of people's lives!
Steering the course for Life Publications is Publisher Mindi Rudan. After 18 successful years in the publishing industry, and nine titles to her company's credit, she was ready to hang up her creative hat and be done with deadlines and mock-ups. But astounded by the huge void in the quality and caliber of local publications in an area she herself has lived over 20 years, she once again started from scratch at what she does best. Eventually, in 2002, Parkland Life came into existence and has become what is now the largest and most respected regional magazine in Northwest Broward County. Mindi's one fundamental objective was to become an integral part of the community, and in so doing, give back to the community. She refused to let her magazines become a detached adjunct with no relevance to their readers. Due to the determination of Mindi and "The Lifers," as her staff is fondly referred, Parkland Life, BocaDelray Life, and Coconut Creek Life have become "loved" parts of the neighborhood, sought out by hundreds of local civic and community groups to promote the area's major events and also sponsoring the Life Birthday Bash, the area's largest charity event drawing over 2,000 partying locals to EACH event and raising in excess of $100,000 for animal groups, local schools, (including being the first publication to jump start a drive for the local high school to build their own stadium) Boys and Girls Clubs, among others. There is no homeless animal they will not donate valuable magazine space to get adopted; no children's organization they will not step-up-to-the plate to help triumph, no civic organization's charity function they will not herald. Life Magazines are not ad books, concerned only with the bottom line, they are a huge part of the lives of the people who live there. A socially conscious voice that connects and demonstrates care and concern for the community every issue.
The philosophy behind Parkland Life magazine so endeared it to the community that a funny thing happened in 2004, the City of Coconut Creek, so impressed with the magazine Parkland Life had become, called Mindi asking for her company to do for their city, what they felt she had so obviously done for the cities of Parkland and Coral Springs: create a magazine with the same editorial integrity, the same concern for the community that would make their city proud. And hence with a $60,000 annual grant from the City of Coconut Creek, Coconut Creek Life was born to rave reviews and another thriving, economically growing city full of now devout LIFE readers.
And it was because of the sincerity and heart of these magazines that BocaDelray Life later followed in the last months of 2005.
These three direct-mailed, glossy, full-color magazines target and saturate the growing affluent communities they serve with an irreverent, homespun, panache and sophistication, balanced by a deeply committed concern found in few others. Parkland Life reaches the mailbox of EVERY resident in the entire city of Parkland, all 23,000. Plus all of nearby Heron Bay and 21 of Coral Springs' most affluent communities, most not covered by ANY local magazine. Coconut Creek Life is mailed to the residents of this economically exploding city of over 49,000, using the city's own residential mailing list plus all 1,500 of its businesses. And BocaDelray Life handpicked 57 of that area's most affluent family-oriented communities giving it one of the largest, most targeted audiences of involved, LOCAL, full-time residents.
Plus, 7,000 additional copies of EACH magazine are hand-delivered to myriad high-traffic public locations in and around these areas, including banks, restaurants, professional offices, car dealerships, gourmet markets, restaurants, spas, salons and over 350 businesses in the "Life" family of advertisers -- adding new interest every issue. COMBINED, OUR MAGAZINES REACH OVER 350,000 READERS!!! (Quoting the same 5.2 pass-a-round rate other publications extol.) The difference is we deliver readers who want, look forward to and enjoy OUR magazines with 23 years of successful publishing industry experience guiding the way.
Life Publications is dedicated to bringing both our readers and advertisers magazines that they feel proud and honored to be a part of every month.