Life at CommunityAd – February Changes

Life at CommunityAd - February Changes

We are two weeks into February!

We have officially settled into 2022, the hype of the New Year has been and gone, we survived January and now it’s mid February (where has the time gone!) we are now focussed on the year ahead along with all the February changes involved.


Yes, there will be lots of changes this year as we develop and adapt to the changing environment around us. According to Bloomberg Businessweek, “the consensus is that the world economy will expand 4.4% in 2022, after the 5.8% bounceback from 2021. From 2023 onward, most agree, growth will return to its long-term norm of around 3.5%, as if Covid never happened.” With the Covid recovery in mind along with the rising cost of living in the UK and inflation set to peak at 6%, nothing about the economy looks normal. Something needs to be done, to protect our local businesses and to protect our way of living.

Now, based on February changes and when I think of the changes we will be seeing this year I feel the following quote to be very adept…

[“The secret of change is to focus all of your energy not on fighting the old, but on building the new” -Socrates ]

Despite the added pressure and stress that continued rising costs are giving us, we need to focus on what can be done to safeguard ourselves and the ones we love, and that is precisely what we are doing here at CommunityAd, obviously because we love and value all of our loyal customers! With all the rising costs, CommunityAd will be doing everything we can to ensure our advertisers can continue to advertise their business either online or in print with us to suit their needs, to help secure more business and gain more work for our advertisers. On top of this, we are looking to modify the services which we will provide so that we can better tailor it to our customers as well as making it in-line with the constant rising production cost.


On top of the February changes we will be making to protect our readers, advertisers and business, we are seeing some changes to the staff in CommunityAd. With sadness we will be seeing our lovely Lindsey; who works with us on our website; and Chloe; who has been connecting with all of you in the community via social media; spread their wings and fly into the big world of work after being with us for nearly a year. We want to wish you both a bright and happy future filled with success in all that you do. However, with this sadness comes excitement as we are currently interviewing for more telesales executives (as always) as well as a Social Media & Marketing Assistant to join our fun, friendly and growing team. This week we also had the pleasure of inviting Russel to join our marketing team here at CommunityAd to work with us and help us to develop our online marketing channels- stay tuned because we have lots of exciting opportunities coming up!


Our sales team is maintaining momentum into February. They’ve all gone home for the day now (1pm) and we don’t usually finish work till 3pm on a Friday! Well done to you all for hitting sales team target for the week, you’re all awesome and VERY appreciated.


Meanwhile, in editorial, for our upcoming Sandgate & Hythe edition, Matt spoke with Hythe Town FC Secretary Martin Giles who shared with us the financial problems currently at Reachfields. After losing a major sponsor this season due to Covid, The Cannons face an upward struggle to maintain their good level of footballing standard unless some support can come from commercial sources. The second half of this 2021/22 season could be the most important in the clubs history as they are currently battling it out hovering just above the relegation zone. We are happy to help the club try and source the help they need because they are a vital part of the community so if anyone can help, do get in touch!

The Cannons, Sandgate & Hythe, logo

Our CommunityLad Dave enjoyed speaking with Ian Scammell, a professional photographer and all round affable chap. He took a job at Ashford United FC a few years ago and now finds himself a fan, so too does his teenage daughter Isobel who Dave also had the pleasure of speaking to. Look out for the article in the next issue of Ashford magazine!

Ashford United FC photography by Ian Scammell

Our boy Callum delved into the world of sewing for our upcoming Lewes magazine with DOLLY’s Scrub Hub. Diana Uprichard of DOLLY’s clothing store set up the Scrub Hub and helped organise a massive team of over 260 volunteers who produced over 14,000 scrubs including isolation gowns, scrub caps, scrub bags and more! Find out more by reading page 4 in our upcoming magazine.

Hampshire bound for our Bramley magazine, Alice has been researching JRR Tolkien’s links to Silchester. Over three hundred years ago, an Ancient Roman golden ring was found in a field in Silchester, and through a twisting turn of events worthy of the great writer himself, it ended up being a potential inspiration for Tolkien’s fantasy masterpiece.

JRR Tolkien's links to Silchester

There are many interesting and great reads in all our upcoming magazines to keep you all connected with your community, to give you a break from the real life struggles (for now), and to help you see that it’s not all doom and gloom out there- we have some fantastic people in all our communities doing good for the local to keep our spirits high, so from me to you, lets keep going!


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