Dear readers of Glory Days,
We have some important news to share with you all. But first, we want to offer you an apology.
Over the past year we have been looking at the way Glory Days works and how we can improve our offering to the vintage community and beyond. This has required much thinking and discussion between the directors, which has resulted in a delay in printing our next issue, a reduction in content for our website and much less social media activity. For this we apologise and we hope you can understand and appreciate that business negotiations have had to take a front seat this year.
One of the results of these discussions is that two of our founding directors, Natasha Francois and Claire Gormly, have decided to conclude their involvement with Glory Days. Claire has moved over to the music business, started her own company, Intent Management, and is busy managing the band Bakers Eddy. They're doing great things, both in New Zealand and overseas (make sure you follow them on social media!)
It's been an amazing four years working with Claire and Natasha, and I'm so proud of what we achieved. Starting a magazine at a time when they were dying was a very brave move and we all played a big part in getting Glory Days to where it is today. We wish Claire and Natasha the very best for their adventures ahead and thank them for everything they did to get Glory Days on the move.
To grow in life (and business!), it's important to take time to reflect and we thank you for your patience while we have gone through this process. Myself and Publisher Matt Wiseman will be continuing on with the business and we are pleased to announce that we have some exciting plans ahead.
The events division of Glory Days has been very active over the last year and looks set to become even more so. We have been in discussions with city councils and heritage institutions around the country and have a wonderful summer season of events, dances, markets, fairs, music and mischief planned for everyone.
Keep an eye on our Hot Dates page to keep up with all the details.
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We will be producing one final 'Collectors Edition' of Glory Days magazine in its current format at the end of the summer events season in April 2017. Themed WORK, the very last issue of Glory Days will look to honour hard working women and men from the past and also celebrate modern day workers who look to the past for inspiration. We will also feature High Society pages filled with photos of the vintage community around New Zealand as well as fantastic final features from our wonderful regular columnists so make sure you get your hands on a piece of New Zealand publishing history!
Purchase your pre-sale magazine here and help support the creation of the final edition of Glory Days!
We have communicated the change in publishing schedule to all of our valued subscribers and offered them several options to compensate them for the change in the magazine frequency.
If you are a subscriber and have missed out on this communication please email firstname.lastname@example.org and we will let you know what special offers we planned for you.
For everyone else, we will be offering all back issues, including the Party Issue, for only $5 each. Issue 5 has completely sold out now so make sure you get in quick and complete your Glory Days collection before they disappear for good.
Purchase your $5 back issues HERE!
While we are in the process of creating our last edition of Glory Days we have started to develop a variety of exciting new projects which we can’t wait to share with you… the first of which is our “My Vintage Town” guides.
What began as a cut out and keep insert in the magazine has transitioned into a stand alone booklet full of heritage buildings, high teas, vintage shopping and boutique accommodation. We can’t wait to get around and create these guides for all the regions in New Zealand and over the next few months we will be producing guides for Wanganui, Napier, the Taranaki region, Paeroa and Oamaru!
Visit www.myvintagetown.com for further details.
We have also been fortunate this year to collaborate with Tiffany Curtis Photography on the Classics Museum Calendar for 2017. We decided on a Film Noir theme for the images and got to work with a fantastic team of models, creatives and brands to bring the vision to life.
Purchase your limited edition copy here before they sell out!
Thank you all very much for being part of the Glory Days journey. It's been incredibly rewarding to support and promote the growth of the vintage community in New Zealand and beyond. Admittedly at times it's felt like a runaway train and being an independent publisher isn't without some significant challenges, but the connections and opportunities we have been able to share with so many talented people in New Zealand and around the world has been incredible.
Thank you so much to our dear contributors, our advertisers, our subscribers, stockists and supporters. Without you, there would be no Glory Days and we appreciate everything you have done to support us so far! While we are sad that the printed magazine is coming to an end after our final issue, we look forward to the next phase of the journey and hope that you will continue to support and be part of that with us.
With thanks and best wishes,