Media Vox aims Free Kick at real supporters

Fledgling publisher Media Vox is to launch a free monthly football magazine ’for the fan in the stand’ in May.

Fledgling publisher Media Vox is to launch a free monthly football

magazine ’for the fan in the stand’ in May.



The initial print run for the title - which has been tentatively named

Free Kick - will be around 100,000, and it is expected to weigh in at

more than 100 pages.



The magazine is being produced in association with the National

Federation of Football Supporters, and will be given away outside all

Premiership grounds.



Despite the failure of football magazines such as Goal (which was folded

into FourFourTwo last year), Media Vox’s creative director Martin Feeley

is confident Free Kick will be a winner.



’Working with the Federation of Football Supporters gives our editorial

a real focus on the fan. We are not going for a series of celebrity

interviews, this is about the issues for real supporters.’



After two issues, when the football season is over, Media Vox will take

a break from publishing the title and will survey fans to get their

impressions of the title. ’We see this as a long-term project and we

want to find out how it is valued and how we can improve it,’ explained

Feeley.



The company has hired four full-time sales executives to sell the

magazine and Feeley said advertisers were coming on board. ’We will get

support from the big brands,’ he said, although he refused to name any

at this stage. ’The big names are keen to get behind a product that’s in

the supporter’s corner.’



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