Natural Awakenings Indy Launches New Website
Natural Awakenings is launching a new website NACrossroads.com in early February to support the monthly Indianapolis print edition. Local magazine articles, news briefs, advertising, resource guides and calendars are now just a click away. The Natural Awakenings national editorial library is also available, including interviews with renowned experts in healthy living and other timeless articles.
Sharon Bruckman, founder and CEO of the Natural Awakenings franchised network of 80 magazines, says, “We are happy to reach a whole new audience of readers this way and to give a special group of advertisers such a strong entry onto the Internet. Working with Project Manager Bill Van Arsdale and Publisher Nancy Caniff, we have created a site that we hope will connect the eco-conscious, holistic community in practical and helpful new ways.”
Caniff notes, “My favorite part is the opportunity for our area’s healthy living businesses to tell their story. We want to share with our readers the personalities and interesting details behind these businesses and keep their stories on the site as a kind of mosaic of our community.”
Natural Awakenings’ popular local print calendar and Community Resource Guide will now be searchable by topic, date or keyword. “They are dynamic and allow for much more information, including photos, web links, videos and maps,” says Caniff. “Calendar events can now be submitted online for both our print and online calendars. We also offer free, non-commercial classifieds, hoping that this will become a central gathering point for members of our community to share resources and needs.”
“During the next few months, we will add coupons, contests, blogs and a web store. One can enter now to win a week-long retreat with wild dolphins in the Bahamas, courtesy of WildQuest,” advises Caniff. “Our mission is to provide practical and exciting information that readers, businesses and customers find of ongoing usefulness in their daily lives.”