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Hello and Welcome to Advertisers!

My name is Jeffrey Wee, and I am the Publisher and Editor in Chief of Best of Davao™ Magazine.

I have prepared this page on our site specifically for those business owners, managers, and professionals who are interested in advertising with Best of Davao™ Magazine or using our advertising, marketing, and promotion services.

While the Best of Davao™ Magazine is new, launched in April 2015, it is based on many years of experience and years of preparation prior to our launch. I am excited to introduce the Best of Davao™ Magazine to you now and invite you to consider advertising or promoting your business with us.

I know the Davao Market.  I am a native of Davao and have spent my entire life here, went to school here, and graduated in Ateneo de Davao University. I am also both an entrepreneur and the manager of an established business since year 2008, so I understand the needs of consumers and those of business owners in a competitive market.

Our creative solutions are integrated and designed and scaled to help small business owners, professionals, and even large multinational corporations.  Whether you are a sole proprietor, a corporate executive, or even someone who feels that “advertising is a necessary evil, best avoided whenever possible” we can help you.  In fact, I bet you will find our advertising services refreshingly different.

You have my personal assurance that our advertising and marketing services will be responsive, respectful, results-oriented, and cost effective. Give us a call and see for yourself. Until then, take a look at the many reasons listed below that show why choosing to work with us will be to your advantage!

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About Advertising with Best of Davao™ Magazine

In brief: Advertising is about reaching an audience and making a favorable impression on that audience.  Even more important is getting the consumer to act by purchasing your service or product. Best of Davao™ Magazine can help you in creative ways to accomplish your mission to market your business.

Our readers are looking for the best products, services, deals, advice, and places in Davao.  Our advertisers are carefully positioned beside exciting, engaging, relevant, and fresh content that is focused on the best of Davao within 800+ Best of Davao™ Categories! Simply put, we have an elegant solution!

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The Reason for Best of Davao™ Magazine?

Our Market is Davao.  Davao is a big city, with a metro population of over 1,000,000 people, many diverse neighborhoods, countless small businesses, and many organizations.  It can be difficult to know who or what is the best available in such a large city, especially with so many choices.

Best of Davao™ Magazine was created to help both local consumers, businesses, and visitors to Davao, quickly and easily find the very best of People, Places, Retail, Businesses, Groups, Food, Entertainment, Professionals, and Services in Davao. We have created more than 800+ Best of Davao™ Categories from which any reader of our free online magazine can learn who local consumers voted as the best of Davao. We provide priceless “local knowledge” that is online, free, available 24 hours, and helpful with advice, insights and suggestions based on broad experience.

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What makes the Best of Davao Magazine content and lists so special and valuable to Davao consumers and businesses?

We provide a quick and easy way for Consumers and Businesses to find the Best of Davao™ businesses, people, stores, restaurants, services, sources, and professionals within 800+ Best of Davao™ Categories.

Best of Davao™ saves both Consumers and Businesses money, time, and effort in reaching their goals and satisfying their needs.

Whether a consumer is looking for the best restaurant for particular kind of cuisine, a bride-to-be is looking for the best wedding photographer, a parent is looking for the best dentist or doctor for a child, a homeowner is looking for the best plumber, or a business owner is looking for the best locksmith or security services, the Best of Davao™ Magazine provides a quick reference source.

Best of Davao™ Magazine has 800+ Best of Davao™ Categories and thousands of reputable services, retailers, and professionals that Davao Consumers have voted as the best of their kind in Davao.

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The Best of Davao™ Magazine lists of the best of Davao are unique, relevant, and valuable to Consumers, Business Owners, and Business Leaders!

Our reporting of the best people and businesses in Davao is based on an annual, impartial, city-wide public vote (or poll) to determine the favorites of Davao consumers.  Using unique proprietary data we get from our readers and Davao consumers provides consumers, business leaders, and marketers with valuable references and information too.

Our market research is broad in scope, deep in insight, and comprehensive in considering the most common needs of both consumers and businesses and then matching those with the most popularly voted “best” sources.

We examine over 800 different categories to find the best examples and sources in Davao. Here is the current list of 800+ Best of Davao™ Categories. We invite you to look over the list for your favorites and vote for them.   If you don’t find your favorites already nominated, you may even nominate your favorites or suggest new categories. 

Consumers, business owners, investors, and tourists place a high value on what is popular and already proven by the experience of other consumers to be “the best” among competitive offerings.  Best of Davao™ Magazine will quickly and easily bring hundreds of those “bests” to the attention of the Davao consumers, businesses, public, investors, and visitors to Davao.

In addition to our public polling, Best of Davao™ Magazine will do new research and reviews to uncover hidden or new “bests” and bring those to the attention of the Davao consumers. We also have a team of “Secret Shoppers” to find the best examples of Best Customer Service and other important metrics.

We hope you will enjoy voting for your favorites and also learning about the best to be found in Davao. We have designed the voting process to be fun, informative, and it only takes a few seconds to vote online!

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Best of Davao™ Company Profile: About Us

The Best of Davao™ Magazine and our multiple Best of Davao™ Contests are about finding and honoring those people, businesses, and groups that make Davao such a great place to live, work, and visit.

The Reason for Best of Davao™ Magazine?

Davao is a big city, with a metro population of over 1,000,000 people, many diverse neighborhoods, countless small businesses, and many organizations.  It can be difficult to know who or what is the best available in such a large city, especially with so many choices.

Best of Davao™ Magazine was created to help both local consumers, businesses, and visitors to Davao, quickly and easily find the very best of People, Places, Retail, Businesses, Groups, Food, Entertainment, Professionals, and Services in Davao. We have created more than 800+ Best of Davao™ Categories from which any reader of our free online magazine can learn who local consumers voted as the best of Davao. We provide priceless “local knowledge” that is always online, free, available 24 hours, and helpful with advice, insights and suggestions based on broad experience.

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What makes the Best of Davao™ Magazine content and lists so special and valuable to Davao consumers and businesses?

We provide a quick and easy way for Consumers and Businesses to find the Best of Davao™ businesses, people, stores, restaurants, services, sources, and professionals within 800+ Best of Davao™ Categories.

Best of Davao™ saves both Consumers and Businesses money, time, and effort in reaching their goals and satisfying their needs.

Whether a consumer is looking for the best restaurant for particular kind of cuisine, a bride-to-be is looking for the best wedding photographer, a parent is looking for the best dentist or doctor for a child, a homeowner is looking for the best plumber, or a business owner is looking for the best locksmith or security services, the Best of Davao™ Magazine provides a quick reference source.

Best of Davao™ Magazine has 800+ Best of Davao™ Categories and thousands of reputable services, retailers, and professionals that Davao Consumers vote for as the best of their kind in Davao.

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The Best of Davao™ Magazine lists of the best of Davao are unique, relevant, and valuable to Consumers, Business Owners, and Business Leaders!

Our reporting of the best people and businesses in Davao is based on an annual, impartial, city-wide public vote (or poll) to determine the favorites of Davao consumers.  Using unique proprietary data we get from our readers and Davao consumers provides consumers, business leaders, and marketers with valuable references and information too.

Our market research is broad in scope, deep in insight, and comprehensive in considering the most common needs of both consumers and businesses and then matching those with the most popularly voted “best” sources.

We examine over 800 different categories to find the best examples and sources in Davao. Here is the current list of 800+ Best of Davao™ Categories. We invite you to look over the list for your favorites and vote for them.   If you don’t find your favorites already nominated, you may even nominate your favorites or suggest new categories. 

Consumers, business owners, investors, and tourists place a high value on what is popular and already proven by the experience of other consumers to be “the best” among competitive offerings.  Best of Davao™ Magazine will quickly and easily bring hundreds of those “bests” to the attention of the Davao consumers, businesses, public, investors, and visitors to Davao.

In addition to our public polling, Best of Davao™ Magazine will do new research and reviews to uncover hidden or new “bests” and bring those to the attention of the Davao consumers. We also have a team of “Secret Shoppers” to find the best examples of Best Customer Service and other important metrics.

We hope you will enjoy voting for your favorites and also learning about the best to be found in Davao. We have designed the voting process to be fun, informative, and it only takes a few seconds to vote online!

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Best of Davao™ Magazine Runs Multiple Annual Contests

There are two major, separate, but related and concurrent, Best of Davao™ Contests you should know about. These are our two largest contests, but we have other smaller contests too. You can participate in these contests as a consumer or as a business. 

These two annual Best of Davao™ contests run concurrently, and all winners will be announced in October 2016.  There will be hundreds of winners.

Best of Davao™ Contest

The first contest, the Best of Davao™ Contest, with 800+ Best of Davao™ Categories, is focused on identifying the best businesses, groups, individuals, products, and services in Davao.  The winners of each category will win the honor of being selected by popular consumer vote and known as that year’s Best of Davao™ Winner.  If you are a business, group, professional, or an individual entrepreneur, you can participate in the contest as a nominee.

The second contest, Best of Davao™ Consumer Contest,  is designed to reward Davao consumers who vote in the  Best of Davao™ Contest.  Consumer-Voters may qualify to win one of many valuable prizes, simply by voting in the Best of Davao™ Contest.

In addition to the two large annual contests mentioned above, Best of Davao™ Magazine will also have several other more specialized contests during the year.  More information about those will be shared with the public when appropriate. It is part of why our readers will always be looking forward to the next Best of Davao™ Magazine revelation of  new winners in Davao.

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Best of Davao™ Magazine for Businesses and Professionals

What Every Business Executive, Marketer, and Business Owner Should Know About Best of Davao™ Magazine!

Best of Davao™ Magazine  has  800+ Best of Davao™ Categories and thousands of reputable businesses listed and ranked by Davao Consumers as their favorites and their choices of “the best.”

Best of Davao™ Magazine is online and is always available anywhere, anytime, and always for free!

Best of Davao™ Magazine is the premier online destination for people interested in learning about the Best of Davao. The magazine has content that appeals to local Davaoeños, Filipinos from other cities, and to tourists and visitors from other countries.

Best of Davao™ Magazine uses the latest proven technology and techniques to connect to the Davao consumers and to keep them engaged with the brand. We know how to keep a brand in front of the consumer and to get the consumer to become fans of the brand.

Best of Davao™ Magazine uses innovative methods to present the best products and services to the Davao Marketplace.

Our focus is on the best that can be found in Davao and our content topics include fashion, food, music, arts, activities, entertainment, travel, home, health, investments, real estate, people, products, services, places, and much more.

While our Best of Davao™ Magazine editorial staff is focused on providing interesting content to our readers, our related Best of Davao™ Media Services staff are creative professionals focused on providing outstanding and creative advertising, marketing, image creation, and promotion services to the Davao and global business community.

Together we are providing interesting content to our readers that will attract them to our  magazine and our promotional events while gaining valuable visibility and brand recognition for our advertisers and sponsors.

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Why Do Business Owners and Leaders Look to Best of Davao™ Magazine?

Want more customers and want to increase revenues or sales?
Want to increase repeat sales and develop more customer loyalty?
Want to improve the public image and visibility of your brand?
Want to effectively promote your most profitable and most expensive products or services?
Need to launch a new business, new product, new service, or new location?
Need to overcome a less than perfect store or restaurant location?

Best of Davao™ Magazine provides a dynamic brand experience for our readers with interesting articles, eye-catching photos, fascinating videos, and content that keeps our readers coming back for more. Our readers tell us that “one visit is not enough” because we have so much interesting content they like, enjoy, and find valuable.

Best of Davao Magazine is building brand recognition!  Here are a few examples of our work you should see:

Service Business  –  Spa – The Naked Truth

Service Business –  Education –  Rez Language Institute

Restaurant – Bogser’s 

Artist – Elenita Dumlao

Artist – Anoy Catague

Fashion Designer – Xioti Chiu

Fashion Designer – Emi Englis

Event Promotion – Music Event – Epic Productions

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Cost Effective Services for Advertisers and Marketers

Whether you are a small business owner, a sole-proprietor, a professional, or an executive of a large business, we can help you with the appropriate approach to your target customers or clients.

  • We can attract, captivate, and motivate consumers to see your brand, your products, your services, or your business as part of the best in Davao.
  • We can align your brand with our audience of active, affluent people in Davao.
  • We have the resources, talent, and creative experts who can integrate your message seamlessly within our content.
  • We can design a marketing and promotional campaign that will get you the results you need.
  • We can design and create eye-catching and highly effective advertisements that will drive customers to your business.
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We Connect to Consumers via Multiple Methods Using the Latest Technology

We know how to connect with the Davao consumer market with content that is appealing and interesting.  We provide content developed to use multiple methods of reaching the consumer.  Some of our tools include: articles, video, photo slideshows, interactive tools, newsletters, mobile communications, and other forms of communication that allow the consumer market to access timely and topical information.  We also use creative marketing and promotions to engage our readers and keep them connected to us.

When consumers are connected to us, that means they can be connected to our advertisers too.
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We Connect to Consumers How They Want Their Information and Entertainment: Available Online, Anywhere, Anytime, and Always Free!

Our readers get access to Best of Davao™ Magazine when they want it and how they want it, 24 hours a day. They can access our magazine content on their computer, their smartphone or on their tablet, instantly! And, our content is always free to our readers! We provide the most accessible, comprehensive, entertaining, and engaging content in the Davao market.

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Why do Consumers Love Best of Davao™ Magazine?

With Best of Davao™ Magazine, there is:

  • Easy online access to 800+ Best of Davao™ Categories and thousands of reputable businesses listed and ranked by Davao Consumers as their favorites and their choices of “the best.”
  • No need for subscriptions or newsstand purchases because our content is always free to the consumer!
  • Our online content is available anytime, anywhere, and always free for anyone to read or view.
  • Consumers don’t have to spend any money to get reliable, impartial, information on the best sources, deals, sales, advice, and events.
  • No need to wait for the mail to bring a monthly paper magazine.
  • No need to be watching television or listening to the radio to get the advertiser’s message.  Our readers can even access the information while at work.  Try that with a television or radio at most work places and you will get in hot water or fired.
  • No need to visit a newsstand to get or pay for the latest edition.
  • No need to deal with pesky subscription salesmen.
  • No worry about wet papers on rainy days.
  • No paper trash needing disposal. We are more “green” and better for the environment.

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Why do Business Marketers Love Best of Davao™ Magazine?

1. We are cost effective!

Let us compare our reach, our content,  and our ability to get valuable results to what you currently get with your ads in traditional media such as newspapers, paper magazines, radio, and television.  If you are accustomed to using print media (newspapers or magazines) to advertise, we can show you much more effective ways to use your advertising budget. Business owners and executives are usually surprised to see the difference and to learn they can get more effective advertising and actually save money too!

Whether you want your ad or message to reach 5,000 people or 100,000 or more people in the Davao market, we can help you and do it very cost effectively! 
How?  The Best of Davao Magazine “circulation” or “reach” is not limited in the ways that traditional print media is limited because we are an online magazine.  We are not limited by a small print run or a fixed format  (traditional print publications have text only, print only). 
Your message, as part of our content, can be quickly and cost efficiently seen by many thousands of consumers.  Imagine getting your full color message in front of Davao 100,000 consumers in one day!
Best of Davao Magazine advertising “circulation” or “reach” is scalable to your needs and is not limited to a limited or fixed printing of a weekly or monthly or quarterly printed newspaper or magazine.  
In Davao, traditional paper media (newspapers and magazines) are limited to just 15,000 or 20,000 “circulation” in the Davao Metro Market because they only print that many copies of their paper or magazine.   In contrast, the Best of Davao Magazine can reach many thousands more unique viewers with your message. Do you want to be limited or do you want more people to see your message?
The Best of Davao Magazine  message is longer lasting and more effective. Let us show you how.

2. We create buzz like no traditional mass media can. We will prove it to you!

Best of Davao™ Magazine uses engaging visual media to help your marketing message reach the consumers and capture their attention!
Pictures are worth a thousand words over the radio or in newspapers or magazines!

For example, compare our full-color large photos to the small, low resolution black & white photos typically found in newspapers.  Which would you consider most appealing or appetizing?  We know what our readers think when they see our photos and ads.  They think “I want that!”   We can do that for you too. The advantage goes to Best of Davao™ Magazine!

Now compare our large full color appealing or appetizing photos to any of the photos you see on the radio.  Hard to do, isn’t it?  The advantage goes to Best of Davao™ Magazine!

Take a look at the photo below.  Does it make you want to eat some?  Is your mouth watering? 

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Our audio beats radio stations because we provide High Definition Digital audio with High Definition video and images that complement the music.  We invite you to click on the following video to get a sense of what makes our audio with video so engaging.  Just be prepared to ROCK when you hear the sound!

See how Lito Awa, the lead guitarist of his own “Family Band” strums the guitar with impressive speed as he plays his own roller coaster ride version of Summer Breeze.

And, with a few clicks, our readers can access information directly from our website to yours, regarding event tickets, maps, and other visual information that can’t be transmitted over the radio.  Of course this also applies to how our readers can get that same information instantly with a click, compared to traditional paper media (magazines or newspapers).  The advantage goes to Best of Davao™ Magazine!

Most importantly, when Davao consumers or tourists or visitors to Davao are looking for “the best” of something, a few clicks on their computer or phone or tablet takes them to the unique 800+ Best of Davao™ Categories where they can quickly and easily find who other Davao consumers and residents consider and voted as “the best” during our annual contest. 

Compared to traditional magazines and newspapers, our online magazine is full of rich interactive content with music (audio clips), videos (video clips), sounds, large photos, maps, polls, online contests,  and full color photos.

Our video clips (e.g. Local Musicians) beats radio stations because we provide high definition digital audio with high definition video and images that complement the music.

The Most Powerful Media today is Video Content shown on mobile devices. That is one cost effective way we can help you get your message to consumers!

If you currently have video content (such as promotional videos) we can make that viewable by our readers.  If you don’t currently have video content, we can make some for you!  And, with a few clicks, our readers can access information directly from our website, regarding event tickets, maps, and other visual information that can’t be transmitted over the radio.

Most importantly, when Davao consumers or tourists or visitors to Davao are looking for “the best” of something, a few clicks on their computer or phone or tablet takes them to the unique 800+ Best of Davao™ Categories where they can quickly and easily find who other Davao consumers and residents consider and voted as “the best” during our annual contest.

But that is not all. Our online magazine allows us to connect our readers to your own website or online information.

Don’t have an attractive or effective website yet? We can help you there too!

We can create a very cost effective online presence for any small or large businesses.  Our approach is very different, and you will want to know about this before you commit your resources or money to building a website or having one built for you by a web designer.  Let us meet with you to show you why there is a much better alternative that can help you in ways a typical company website cannot.

We can create something for you that is cost effective, customized to your company message, available online quickly (usually within one to two weeks from project start) and easy to maintain and low cost for ongoing service.

If you already have a typical website, and you feel it is not working well for you, or it obviously looks dated or “old” and you want to improve your online image, contact us and let us meet with you to show you what we can do for you.  It will surprise you to see what we can do so cost effectively!

Compared to traditional magazines and newspapers, our online magazine is full of rich content with music (audio clips), videos (video clips), sounds, large photos, and full color photos.

3. Advertisers do not have to have their ad copy “in”weeks or  months in advance!

We can provide almost instant updates and quick results.  Need a last minute notice or ad to appear tomorrow? We can help you reach thousands of consumers within a few hours!  Have an event planned for this coming weekend but you want to have more advertising done to assure good attendance at the event?  We can help you!  Have a last minute change to an ad?  Want to make something happen now, rather than months from now? We can help you.  Compare our very cost effective speed to that of an ad on television or in a paper magazine. They take weeks to prepare their ads. We can have your ad ready and online getting views faster than you can imagine.

4. Best of Davao™ Magazine provides a fast, easy to manage, cost effective, media in which to advertise and promote directly to the consumer.

We can show you innovative methods for getting your business noticed by today’s consumer.  And, our readers are a prime target market for you if you are looking for affluent consumers who have money to spend.

5. Ads can be tracked and we can tell you how many views your ad got over the time it runs.

Your ad can run for months, very cost effectively,  if you want to have  more constant exposure to the consumers.  Compare us to traditional media (newspapers, paper magazines, radio, television)  and you will find we offer much more benefit.

6. Best of Davao™ Magazine knows how to effectively use social media to promote a business.

Business Marketers who have a mandate to “use social media” but have found it difficult to position their services or products using social media, like what Best of Davao™ Magazine can do for them. If you want your business to be using social media, but you need help doing so, let us show you what we can do for you and your business.

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We are honest.  Here are some things we admit we don’t do as well as a newspaper or traditional paper magazines:

We can’t wrap a fish, line a bird cage, or soak up oil under your car.   We happily concede those abilities to the traditional paper media.

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About Advertising with Best of Davao™ Magazine

In brief: Advertising is about reaching an audience and making a favorable impression on that audience.  Even more important is getting the consumer to act by purchasing your service or product. Best of Davao™ Magazine can help you in creative ways to accomplish your mission to market your business.

Our readers are looking for the best products, services, deals, advice, and places in Davao.  Our advertisers are carefully positioned beside exciting, engaging, relevant, and fresh content that is focused on the best of Davao within 800+ Best of Davao™ Categories! Simply put, we have an elegant solution!

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Demographics

Who reads Best of Davao™ Magazine?

The best people and the savvy people of course!

Our Demographics

Best of Davao™ magazine’s readers include several important audiences or target markets for marketers.  We do have a focus on more affluent consumers who have more money to spend on goods and services.  We have content that appeals to the Davao consumers including male and female teens and adults.  We have content that appeals to Davao homeowners, consumers, families, newly married couples, teens, professionals, affluent consumers, investors, and homemakers.

Best of Davao™ Magazine Readers = Davao Consumers + People Moving to Davao + Tourists + Visitors + Business Executives + Investors

Our focus is on the best things, places, and people. We know how to attract the consumer segments that keep retail businesses thriving.

Whether you sell ice cream, ice-like diamonds, or ice-making machines, we can help you get the visibility you need to grow your business.

Best of Davao™ Magazine’s readers also include the executives, leaders, managers, and owners of the many and diverse businesses in Davao. They buy things and services too!

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Circulation vs. Reach?  Why be limited by print?

Let us compare our reach, our content,  and our ability to get valuable results to what you currently get with your ads in traditional media such as newspapers, paper magazines, radio, and television.  If you are accustomed to using print media (newspapers or magazines) or radio to advertise, we can show you much more effective ways to use your advertising budget. Business owners and executives are usually surprised to see the difference and to learn they can get more effective advertising and actually save money too!

Whether you want your ad or message to reach 5,000 people or 100,000 or more people in the Davao market, we can help you and do it very cost effectively! 
How?  The Best of Davao Magazine “circulation” or “reach” is not limited in the ways that traditional print media is limited because we are an online magazine.  We are not limited by a small print run or a fixed format  (traditional print publications have text only, print only). 
Your message, as part of our content, can be quickly and cost efficiently seen by many thousands of consumers.  Imagine getting your full color message in front of Davao 100,000 consumers in one day!
Best of Davao Magazine advertising “circulation” or “reach” is scalable to your needs and is not limited to a limited or fixed printing of a weekly or monthly or quarterly printed newspaper or magazine.  
In Davao, traditional paper media (newspapers and magazines) are limited to just 15,000 or 20,000 “circulation” in the Davao Metro Market because they only print that many copies of their paper or magazine.   In contrast, the Best of Davao Magazine can reach many thousands more unique viewers with your message. Do you want to be limited or do you want more people to see your message?
The Best of Davao Magazine  message is longer lasting and more effective. Let us show you how.

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Get connected!  Stay Connected! Become Part of the Best of Davao™ Social Network

One very important point you should remember is that our readers all prefer to use the internet to find what they want to purchase, see, use, eat, or enjoy.  They are generally educated, successful, and they have money to spend.

We appeal to the growing population of consumers who want to quickly find a service, source, product, restaurant, or business on their laptop, smartphone, or tablet, rather than use an outdated phone book or newspaper or paper magazine.  Our content is updated continuously (unlike phone books and magazines) and is always available to the consumer, anytime, anywhere and always for free!

That is why we focus our attention on this growing consumer base that is using the internet as their primary source of information. You need them.  We will help you reach them.

We also connect with our readers with social media and encourage you to visit our Facebook page where you can become a friend and to follow our tweets on Twitter:

Facebook : www.facebook.com/Bestofdavao

Twitter : www.twitter.com/BestofDavao

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But what if the consumers in your target market are not “computer literate?”

We have answers for that too. Call us to arrange a free face-to-face consultation so we can discuss what we can do to help your business attract consumers, customers, or clients, whether they are computer literate or computer challenged.  We can help you reach them in proven cost effective ways!