Monday, October 14, 2013


I've included some information on the Sacandaga Digest Holistic Healing & Arts & Crafts Expo as well as what we can do for your business advertising wise. They are incorporated into one email. You can do both or choose one that fits your business needs. Also read about a very exciting advertising incentive.  

Need Vendors: Event Time Again!!

We are sponsoring an event on Saturday, December 7th at The Historic Broadalbin Hotel (1854 Pub & Eatery.)
Whatever it is that you do that contributes to making people feel good about themselves, is why we want you to participate. Some of you may not be typically considered "holistic", but we still consider you because you are part of the "whole self" in which your service does help make people feel good. From outside the house to inside the home, from pets to gardens, from jewelry to art, we are all part of the "whole self". We hope you will join us!

Food and Drink available on site.


Admission: $5, under 12 free

Benefits of Exhibiting:
*Offer your services to the public
*Sell your products or give away samples
*Meet new people, establish ongoing clients
*Distribute literature, get leads, expand your mailing list
*Give lectures, demonstrations, performances, & presentations
*Educate people about the benefits of your products or services
*Offer book signings if you are a new author

The below outlines The Benefits of Becoming a Vendor and, How We Promote You.

Our advertising is widespread and thorough. We allocate over one third of your fees for advertising, including:

*Business Card Ad/Coupon in our online magazine, Sacandaga Digest
*Press releases sent to area newspapers and media, resulting in calendar listings
*Links to our website,
*Emailed event announcements 
*Listing on our own events listing page online
*Discount on future advertising following the Expo
At each expo, we offer prime booth locations and marketing options to businesses and organizations wishing to expand their advertising package to promote your products and services to the growing holistic community. Read on for additional advertising options.

Vendor applications Early Bird Special of $55 paid in full by 11/1 or $65 thereafter.

If you are interested in becoming a vendor or placing an ad for Montgomery Counties Holiday Edition, please email or call me ASAP. My contact info is listed at the bottom. 

Be sure to sign up early as this one is sure to fill up fast! Prime location!


We are now able to offer two magazines through Best Choice Magazine, one for Fulton County and one for Montgomery County. We will have our own special section in conjunction with Best Choice as we have incorporated Sacandaga Digest/T.H.I.N.K. as a special feature. We will now be able to offer you total market coverage! 

Each is a separate deadline from the other. Each magazine is printed every other month, meaning each edition is “out there” for two months. Value of an ad is for a two-month time span. I Recommend booking an ad for both editions to reach the 50,000 homes and businesses by direct mail.

You would also be found online at, where people can flip through an online version of the entire magazine. With Sacandaga Digest we are working in conjunction with Best Choice, so that we can expand our reach and build up the holistic network. 

We also publish a monthly email newsletter. Only 8 spots per newsletter to advertise at $20 month. This is quite successful as we cross promote.

We are seen: two websites, our extensive list of social media platforms, YouTube, Spreaker online radio, our events and now the Print Publication. We are here to help you! 

** Just because money is tight these days doesn't mean you have to settle for a stay-cation. The United States is home to plenty of vacation spots that offer the escape you need — complete with one-of-a-kind luxury resorts, mouth-watering restaurants and plenty of things to do — at prices that won't make you cringe. Here is what Sacandaga Digest/T.H.I.N.K. has to offer.

We are holding a contest for any advertiser that advertises in our Sacandaga Digest/T.H.I.N.K. edition within Best Choice Magazines. Your business will be entered into our “Win a Stay-Cation” to your choice of location within the United States for a 7-day/6-night vacation in a 3 star Luxury Resort of your choosing when you place your pre-paid advertising package with us for 6 monthly issues of Sacandaga Digest/Best Choice Magazines (Fulton or Montgomery Counties)!

Place either, or a combination of these size ads: 1/6 Page- $150, 1/3 Page- $260, ½ Page- $400, or a Full Page- $600 ad.

Because Sacandaga Digest/T.H.I.N.K. is sponsoring this contest, only the advertisers advertising in our section of the holistic directory will be allowed to enter. This makes YOUR odds very competitive and you will have an increased chance of winning this vacation of your dreams!

*Transportation and food, winner is held responsible for. Location availability depends on location and date of booking of trip. Winner responsible for $100 deposit upon arrival, refundable. Trip must be redeemed by October 31, 2014. Must sign winner’s contract.

Let me know if you have any further questions. I'll be glad to answer them.

Shelley Brienza
Sacandaga Digest Holistic