Friday, August 28, 2009

VIBE Magazine

I have a bone to pick with VIBE magazine...

Apparently, they are relaunching with a new editor, Jermaine Hall. After reading this article:

http://www.mediaite.com/online/interview-new-editor-of-vibe-points-the-way-forward/

I decided to mosey on over to VIBE's website to see if they had FINALLY posted information for ALL of it's subscribers. What did I find??? NOT A DAMN THING.

If you took out the time to read that article, you'll see he mentioned NOTHING in regards to subscribers and any money they've spent on subscriptions either. However, you will read that it is being turned into a "bimonthly [editorial] with a ramped up online presence". I don't like the sound of this at all, being as that I paid for a monthly editorial...for 2 years. Now...if they are going to give me the equivalent of that, no problem, but as I stated before, there is no information listed anywhere (that I saw) stating what the subscribers have to look forward to.

I PAID FOR 12 ISSUES A YEAR AND NOW YOU'RE TELLING ME I'M ONLY GETTING 6? ARE YOU GOING TO GIVE ME 2 EXTRA YEARS TO COMPENSATE FOR THE OTHER 6 I DON'T GET THROUGHOUT THE YEAR? HUH????

If you go on VIBE's website you'll see this header that says "VIBE UNDER NEW MANAGEMENT UPDATES COMING SOON" and when you click on it, it takes you to a press release that really tells subscribers nothing of notable mention.

I'm disappointed, to say the least, and I expect better updates than what's being given. I think I have a right to expect this considering I paid them what I owed. Now it's time they pay what they owe...either a full refund so I can spend my money on magazines more worthy of my reading time (i.e. Esquire, GQ, GIANT, etc.) OR an amicable explanation followed by a speedy solution.

5 points of view:

A.Smith said...

Dear Vibe,

#Fail #Fail

You get two, because how you gon' fold a magazine, only to start it back up and step right into some #foolishness like this?

Daggone shame.

Sincerely,
@ASmith86

P.S. Those bi-monthly issues betta be FIYA or you'll get another 2 #fails and lemme tell ya, you don't want it.

Kenya Mack said...

Boooooo Vibe for that. Damn shame, for sure.

Hard Work said...

Wow, VIBe is lame for that...

Sole Sista PR said...

WOW.. I knew Vibe was going through some changes when i started getting error messages in my inbox when trying to send client press releases. I don't think this is a good look at all and Vibe is one of the few magazines we have left. Why would they do this. Best believe Vogue would have sent you a gift certificate for a new subscription..come on black people we have to do better.

Assertive Wit said...

Sole Sista PR: funny you should mention Vogue; anytime I missed an issue in the mail, they always compensated for that missed issue by going above and beyond their call of duty in customer service...VIBE has always made it seem like I lost the damn magazine in the mail myself when I've called them about a missed issue. I hope they get their act together...I knew I shouldn't have renewed my subscription last year...

Post a Comment

Be fair & civil in your commenting. If you can't manage that...well be unfair & rude and I'll respond. Yes, those are your only two options :)

 

Copyright © Coffee, My Voice and Babybottoms...Essentials To Your Day. Template created by Volverene from Templates Block
WP by WP Themes Master | Price of Silver