In 2005, Keela Johnson had a vision to start a local publication. Without any experience in the world of magazines, she took a leap of faith. After the successful launch of Forsyth Woman, sister-publication, Forsyth Family joined the brand, led by publisher Robin Bralley. Sixteen years later — the Forsyth Magazines brand is four titles strong — Forsyth Woman, Forsyth Family, Forsyth Woman Engaged, and Forsyth Community. And while Robin is still leading things at Forsyth Family, Brooke Eagle assumed the Publisher title of the other three magazines in 2020, with founder, Keela, stepping into semi-retirement.
“From Day One, the goal has been to provide local readers content that is upbeat and relevant to their lives and families,” said Forsyth Woman publisher Brooke Eagle. “We share the stories behind many of the small businesses in our community and view our role as a small business advocate and promoter! We want our fellow small business owners to be successful! The relationships we have built with these partners are incredibly important to us, and we are so proud to share all they do with our readers.”
Robin agreed. “We have worked hard to establish the Forsyth Magazines brand and increase our accessibility through extensive distribution. We are in many restaurants, stores, and local Harris Teeters and Food Lion locations. The list is long, but readers can find locations on our websites. And, Forsyth Community can be found in local Harris Teeter and Food Lions stores, real estate agent offices in and around Forsyth County, all 12 NC welcome centers across the state as well as many other locations.”
“Forsyth Magazines,” said Brooke, “Has always been community-minded as well as diligent about growing with technology and the readers. To that end, we have a very active social media presence on Facebook and Instagram! We also launched our podcast in January of 2020 — the podcast can be heard on Spotify, Apple, or any other podcast streaming platforms – new episodes release every Thursday!”
“We also have a monthly newsletter,” said Robin. “And hopefully, we’ll soon be hosting community events again, such as Girls’ Night Out and Kids’ Morning Out! Communication and frequent reader-interaction is a priority for us, and we want to be accessible — whether in print, in person, digital, social, or other kinds of technology.
“We have a dynamic team in place,” said Robin, as Brooke nodded in agreement. “Our team’s commitment to excellence has paved the way. As we frequently say — we have been able to remain a free publication to the community all these years not only because of our advertisers’ support — but because of our readers’ enthusiasm for what we do.”
Forsyth Magazines has been a Lewisville-Clemmons Chamber member since 2009! Visit www.ForsythMags.com or call 888.892.3204. If your business is interested in advertising, email Advertising@ForsythMags.com. Be sure to find Forsyth Magazines on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and Pinterest (@ForsythMags).