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      17.07.2012 19:38
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      An easy, affordable, fun read!

      Company magazine was a magazine I started to buy when I quickly got through the rest of the magazines I buy each month and it was fairly cheap at £2 and often on offer for only £1. I was never particularly fond of the magazine as it just seemed to be the same recycled things every few months articles on keeping safe at night, drugs, festivals, drugs at festivals which are fair things to write about but they were always quite similar and never really offered anything new. I never really looked at the fashion pages either as although they were cheaper brands they didn't appeal to me at all. I mostly kept reading it just to keep my brain occupied for a bit.

      However Company have undergone a huge redesign in the last few months and it is now one of the magazines I really look forward to buying. The magazine is now smaller in size and uses new paper, which is now more papery which feels nice and makes the magazine more expensive looking. I also like that the spines all have a different pattern on, so if you keep your mags (which I do) they look really nice stacked up in pile!

      The articles are now much more interesting and diverse but still relevant, after reading the magazine I never feel like there's something that was missed, there's fashion, stories, news, reviews, a celebrity interview, help pages and many more of the usual topics. I also really like the illustrative decoration and style many of the articles have, I think it makes the magazine more fun and prettier to look at overall.

      I used to really hate reading about the careers that people have an how they got there however I being at the age of looking at unis and actually going myself next year so also considering careers options these pages are extremely helpful to me. Especially as they are often art or fashion related being in a magazine so they nearly always of interest to me.

      I think the magazine, after much improvement is a great budget magazine, it's one of the cheapest and is on offer every other month too making it affordable but also enjoyable. It is aimed at everyday girls and young women I'd say girls in their late teens and twenties and mainly at those interested in fashion or journalism.

      There are still some of the pages I nearly always skip but these are ones I skip in most magazines I skip like the letters sent in each week, relationship advice (unless it's of interest to myself but usually isn't) and a few others but I read the majority of the magazine so am very happy to pay the full price of £2 which is extremely cheap. You don't often get free gifts and I can't actually remember any of the ones I've received before but I'm not fussed as I often end up not using free gifts anyway.

      Overall I recommend this magazine for an enjoyable, easy and cheap read!

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      16.03.2011 15:37
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      A typical woman's magazine :)

      One day, I would love to work in the design department of a woman's magazine. Therefore, I am starting my research early by buying an array of magazines every month... It's painful I know! I currently subscribe to three monthly magazines including Vogue, Cosmopolitan and Company, and therefore felt compelled to write a review on my favourite of the three: Company.

      Company is a typical woman's magazine, with features such as celebrity gossip, fashion and beauty. What sets this magazine apart however is the number of real-life stories and topical debates. In last month's issue (dated March 2011) they updated their readers on their 'Get Home Safe' campaign, following Jo Yeates murder in Bristol. It gave helpful advice, as well as encouragement to bring the subject up with your local councils.

      There are often themes adapted in each issue. For instance, last year there was a Music issue and more recently a Hello World issue which spoke about the advantages (and disadvantages!) of travel. This was really helpful because I am debating going on a travel excursion after completing university.

      Company magazine comes out on a monthly basis, so in a year you can expect 12 issues. The magazine is priced at £2, which is excellent value for money. In order to compare, Cosmopolitan is now £3.50 and Vogue is also in a similar price band! However, you can get Company a lot cheaper if you subscribe! Subscription rates differ month-to-month. For instance, sometimes you pay near the full RRP for the year but you receive a free gift (normally worth around £25) and other times you get a percentage off the costs! I paid £15 for the year, which works out at £1.25 per issue! Sometimes Company will give out free gifts, such as a book for the summer period, or make up, although these are currently unavailable to subscribers... boo hoo! In the current issue, there are 162 pages of features (admittedly advertisements as well) so the magazine is really cost beneficial.

      Company have recently changed the style of their magazine to give it an updated look. Although the majority of the articles have been kept the same, the typography and illustrations are more edgy and appeal to their modern female audience. New features include: a High Street Edit section (which bring in the best clothing and accessories from the high street), a Street Girl Section (where a reader will model the latest fashion) and also an opportunity for the readers to edit sections on fashion, music and travel.

      I must admit, I am not a fan of fashion articles in general, and regularly skip this section. However, on the odd chance I see something in the magazine I like, you can guarantee the prices will be affordable. Company magazine understand that nearly half of its readership is still in education, and respond effectively to our needs! Furthermore, the beauty pages do not appeal to me. For those that are interested they tell you how to achieve a variety of looks for both the day and night. Tips on how to style your hair like the celebrities and which make up to experiment with. Again, these are all really affordable solutions.

      My two favourite articles in the magazine are both columns, written by Channel 4s Jameela Jamil and journalist Jeff Maysh. Jameela comes across as a down-to-earth girls girl. Recently she produced an article on her inability to follow the binge drinking culture we live in. It was something I also felt strongly about and I definitely related to. Jeff, on the other hand, talks about the ups and downs of life in a comical fashion. Recently we have been invited to his engagement and the struggles of moving abroad. I look forward to his article every month, and you constantly hope everything works out ok.

      Company magazine famously offer the winner of Britain's Next Top Model the chance to model on the front cover and star in their own six-page feature. I bought the most recent version, featuring Tiffany Pisani and felt she came across really well in the interviews and photography.

      Of course, there are always celebrity interviews in each issue. In the March copy, Marina from Marina and the Diamonds was the big feature. I must admit, she came across as quite unfriendly and unapproachable in the article, which put me off her completely! Other interviews included Cheryl Cole, Peaches Geldof, Dominic Cooper and Hurts frontman Theo Hutchcraft.

      You can buy Company magazine via supermarkets, high street stores and newsagents. Although I really emphasise the value of subscribing if you enjoy the magazine. You can do this easily by phone or the internet. I can honestly say I have never had a problem with this system and always re-subscribe after each year. The magazines are delivered straight to your door, often before it has come out in the shops!

      The only downside I can think of with this magazine is the size. I really like the travel size of Cosmopolitan and Glamour magazines because they fit easily in your handbag. At present, Company is only available in A4 size, which means I often have to leave it at home and settle for the smaller magazines! A minor disadvantage I must say!

      I give this magazine a 4 out of 5 purely based on the fact I LOVE this magazine but wish the subscribers got the free gifts in the post as well (Glamour magazine always managed!) and the fact it is not available in a smaller size. If you enjoy Cosmopolitan magazine, I would definitely recommend this one to you.

      [Review may also appear on Ciao under the username Strawberry_123]

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        20.10.2010 21:54
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        A good magazine

        Company is another women's magazine that revolves mainly around fashion, celebrities and sex. The magazine comes in A4 size and costs £2 for around 200 pages.

        **What's in it?**
        There are several different categories on the contents page, with each one listing the different articles included.

        123Shop! is the section of th magazine which is based mainly around fashion and shopping. These include the high street hot list and where to grab the best bargains on the newest fashions.

        The second heading in the list is called Celeb and, not suprisingly, features celebrity interviews. There tend to be two or three large celebrity interviews in each issue which go into quite a bit of depth.

        The next section if Features which seem to be articles that give advice to women how to be better at work or enjoy their lives. This also includes articles on drugs, alcohol etc.

        First Person is a range of different articles written by people who have experienced things first hand. The articles included in my issue are 'I found my sister on Britain's Next Top Model' and 'What it feels like to have HIV'. These are usually pretty interesting but quite upsetting.

        The next section is called Men & Sex. Any ideas what this could be about? This section tends to focus on how to have the best sex life possible.

        After this is Fashion and Beauty which gives you lots of photos of new fashions and where you can pick them up, these usually tend to be the most expensive brand you will ever see and you will never be able to afford it.

        Finally, there is the offers section which points you directly to the offers included in the magazine, for example 20% off at French Connection.

        As well as the wide range of articles and offers, Company give away freebies with their magazine on a regular basis.

        **Overall**
        I do quite enjoy reading Company, but not as much as other magazines. I find the real life and celebrity articles very interesting. However, I find that the fashion pages show you designer clothes which are very expensive and do not focus on clothes for people on a budget. I also think there are a few too many adverts in here and they could save a lot of pages by not putting them in!

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          23.09.2010 01:10
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          Company magazine is a women's monthly magazine aimed primarily for those in their twenties. For a monthly magazine Company is one of the cheapest for women at only £2. The price for the magazine was higher before, but they lowered their prices to make it more affordable for their readers. I have read Company magazine for eleven years, and would say that it's one of the best magazines for young women. The freebies are quite good as well. I can't remember all of the freebies I had, but I can remember getting a macara and books.

          Company magazine always have celebrities on their front cover. Readers are given information on what the clothes and make-up used on the celebrity/celebrities who feature on each cover (can be found at the end of the contents pages), and their interviews are near the beginning of the magazine. The date of the magazine is always a month ahead. The publication date use to be at the beginning of each month, but at the moment Company is available to buy from the 16th of each month (sometimes in the shops a few days before).


          There are adverts which includes make up, clothes, hair products and perfume. There are classified adverts which are found most other magazines as well. Company always advertise what their following issue will contain.


          The main headings of the contents pages are:

          123SHOP - includes what the best buys on the high street are, an outfit for a cheap price for e.g. £30, and what items the Company magazine staff would butythat is similar to what is on the high street.

          CELEB - including the interview with the celebrity who features on the front cover and any other celebrity interviews and celebrity columnist.

          FEATURES - includes articles on other readers - e.g. careers and fashion, health news and horoscopes.

          FIRST PERSON - Real life stories

          MEN & SEX (pretty obvious what this section will contain!) - includes sex advice and a male's perspective from a male columnist.

          SEALED SECTION - different each month and is a seale off section in the magazine which can be opened if you're interesting reading it and/or seeing the pictures inside. The issue I have currently is about dental care. Sometimes this section in the magazine can be quite graphic though, and can include genitals, STDs and plastic surgery. I find that this part of the magazine can be quite informative.

          FYI (For Your Information) - includes some of the latest books films, and any events which are going on.

          FASHION & BEAUTY - includes fashion pages which feature clothes from high-street fashion such as River Island, Topshop, New Look, ASOS.com and Office. Not for those on a tight budget (though you might find the odd item). Also beauty products and hair styles.

          BACK TO OURS - includes information on travel and food.


          Company magazine's features are regulary about debt (stories from other readers and advice, the careers and lifestyles of other readers (gives advice on how to get the career you want and live the life that you want to live), relationships (good or bad), sex and friendships (also good or bad).


          What I like about Company (as well as the price!) is reading about the lives of other readers with their concerns about money and careers. It helps to know how other young women live and how they deal with money and getting a step on the career ladder (As a graduate I often wonder if I have taken the right route). It is reassuring to read about the topics which are not always easy to talk about with friends. Also the main concerns in your twenties such as finding a career, saving, debt, moving out, babies and marriage. Although I like fashion, the topics in the magazine are far more important to me.

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            27.06.2010 13:08
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            I won't be buying this again but I am pleased with my free book!

            The reason I bought Company magazine last week is because they were giving out a free novel with every magazine, and the magazine itself was only £2. The novel I got was 'The Bitch' by Jackie Collins, so expect a review of that to come shortly!

            Company magazine is aimed at young women, who are aged in their early 20s. It is a lifestyle magazine that has got all sorts of different things in it, like interviews with celebrities, celebrity gossip, fashion, sex, what's on TV, cooking, real life stories etc. Plus a few of those annoying adverts you so often get with these magazines. There is usually a celebrity on the front cover - the one I have here has got Christina Aguilera on it, saying 'Watch out Gaga I'm back!'.

            When I opened the magazine a leaflet advertising Sky fell out, and some scratchcards, and when I was flicking through the magazine to read it almost every other page is an advertisement. So don't be fooled into thinking the thickness of the magazine, because it is quite thick, will mean it takes ages to read this because it only took me about an hour or two before I had finished with it. A lot of it I found quite boring and just flicked straight past it.

            There was a big pull out section in this about boobs and boob jobs and it seemed to be trying to convince the reader there is no such thing as normal boobs. There was loads of real life stuff like this throughout the whole magazine. It is definitely more suited towards female readers than male readers! There was also a big section about holiday romance, the dangers of facebook and stories about things that can go wrong on holiday.
            To be honest I found all of this quite dull and boring, I couldn't be bothered with the rest of the magazine so just started reading my free book instead and it is much better than the magazine is. I won't be buying Company magazine again unless they have another free book!

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            23.03.2010 18:46
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            Well worth a read on the train.

            This is a magazine probably aimed at 20 something women who are just starting out on their own. It is predominantly a lifestyle magazine, but it does feature some serious issues- such as contraception and domestic abuse. In the latest issue, they also interviewed all 3 leaders of the major political parties, and they have done issues featuring political figures before. However, don't let that fool you into thinking it's a really serious magazine.

            It's a lot of fun, and has everything you'd expect; fashion sections- mostly affordable fashion from the high street, to fit in with the budget of its readers, problem pages, dealing with dating, sex and health issues, celebrity interviews- recent features include the Sugababes and the cast of Skins, book reviews and columns. It contains a good mix of features, so it has something for everyone and unlike some magazines, it's not what you might call sex obsessed.

            Company is affordable, at only £2 compared to some magazines being £3+ which seem thicker, but are often bulked out with lots of adverts. It is entertaining and inspiring. I would say some elements of the magazine can come across as slightly feminist or "women doing it for themselves" to appeal to a modern audience. The most recent issue was written almost entirely by bloggers, giving it an interesting and modern twist- but I did feel some of the articles were a bit tedious.

            If you've never read company before, I would fully recommend giving it a go. You should probably take the time to properly read the articles, as they are some of the most interesting bits. The fashion and beauty sections are also good, often showing you catwalk trends on a high street budget, but it is nothing special, and it's not a devoted fashion magazine.

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            18.02.2010 18:29
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            Company Magazine

            Company magazine is described as a magazine for young women enjoying their freedom years who live life to the full. This is why I think I am probably a bit too old now for Company but I recently have been reading a few copies as I borrow them from my local library so I thought I would give my opinion on the magazine.

            The magazine comes out monthly and is priced at only £2 which compared to some of the other women's magazines out there (Cosmopolitan for example which is £3.30 per month) is quite a good bargain. However I do find that it is considerably thinner than some of the other magazines so you may be getting just what you pay for.

            I would say that this magazine is probably targeted at the 16 - 25 age group. Most of the problem pages or articles are aimed at girls who have boyfriends and not husbands yet and the articles are probably a bit more light hearted that some. Having said that I think it does offer a lot of good advice to women of an impressionable age that are just starting out on their own. For example, this month featured an article on debt and how not to let your boyfriend get you into debt by taking out a loan on his behalf, a trap they say that many young women fall into.

            The fashion is definitely high street, high street looks and high street prices. Of course there is nothing wrong with this as this is generally in most peoples budgets but sometimes it's nice to look at the completely unaffordable designer clothes just to drool and know that you could never afford it but feel grown up just coveting after it. A good example of a magazine like this would be Grazia which features the down right ridiculous but amazingly beautiful. I do find thought that some of the high street stores listed are ones like Peacocks, Primark etc which I have moved beyond and would be more interested in high street such as Reiss, House of Fraser etc. For example this month featured an outfit for £30 from Matalan and Primark which really did look like it cost £30 unfortunately!

            There are quite a lot of reader stories too on different subjects such as meeting your other half online and these are always quite interesting compared to the usual gossip on famous people. This magazine does not feature too much star gossip which is nice as I think there is nothing worse than having to read what the people in the Big Brother house are doing!

            They have a website which can be found at www.company.co.uk.

            The magazine celebrated its 30th birthday in 2008 so obviously it is doing something right and has a firm following, for me though, even tis is a well produced magazine, I have to admit though that I am just a bit too old!

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              29.01.2010 23:09
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              Buy It!

              I'm a big reader me ; although I do enjoy reading books , whenever I get the chance , although I seem to be too busy these days , and the only things that I have time for reading are magazines ; especially celebrity gossip ones. A couple of years back , I used to read the teenage ones ; Bliss ,Sugar and Cosmo Girl. But then when I got to the age of sixteen , I felt that I was too old to read them , and yet there wasn't really any magazines suitable for me ; I found that the 'next up' catergory magazines were two mature with their articles aimed at 'working ladies' and 'arranging dinner parties' styles stuff , and so I felt I was too young to read them.

              However , when I turned eighteen , I discovered , having left school , and working full time , these magazines are now up my street. They have articles on working , homelife , money , fashion and beauty ; things that I am now interested in. Company is now one of my favourite magazines.
              Company is a British magazine aimed at women between the ages of eighteen twenty four.The magazine is currently thirty one years of age! The magazine is released on a monthly bases (twelve issues per annum) and currently sells approximatly 240,078 magazines a month. At present , the magazine costs just £2 which I think is amazing for a monthly glossy magazine.

              First of all , fashion fans will love this magazine as there is a lot of fashion. I'm not really a bit fashion fan , I prefer just 'small bites' (for example , I can handle Look magazine , not too much fashion), although I do sometimes enjoy flicking through the fashion pages , although I never read them properly.I like the fact that the magazine features fashion and beauty items that area affordable. When I first started reading this magazine , I would see letters from readers thanking the magazine for only featuring affordable items in their fashion articles , although I was kind of like 'all magazines (the ones I read anyway!) only show affordable fashion , that was until I discovered Marie Claire magazine , and saw that they DO NOT feature affordable items , with their clothes featured are hundreds of pounds!

              There are some great articles in this magazines , which are almost aimed at issues in the media at the time. A lot of the articles are based on safety issues , such as the dangers of getting into an 'illegal cab' on a night out ; such things which will inform young women of the dangers , and so will hopefully prevent crimes of this such. I like that the articles aren't too long , as I dislike magazines which take their articles into too much depth and so becomes boring to the reader because bullet points and ideas , are just stretched out to make a lengthy article , whereas with this magazine , their articles , explain a fact and then move on.

              Another favourite topic with this magazine is money issues. I think that this is good idea , because a lot of twenty-something year olds , are in debt due to the credit crunch and so on , and so such information like this are very helpful.

              Being a massive celebrity fan , I like how this magazine features celebrities. However, usually the magazine only focuses on the celebrity on the front cover , which includes an interview with the star. This is one of my favourite parts ,as it usually features some of my favoruite including , Leona Lewis , Alexandra Burke and Billie Piper. The interviews are quite lengthy , with some interesting questions (and answers) which makes a change from the usual 'quick-fire interviews' , which I am so used to reading in my celebrity gossip magazines. Rather than focus too much on celebrities , I like how the magazine focuses more on 'normal' people , as it makes you realise that there is a lot more to life than glitz and glamour.

              Another of my favorite features in the magazine , is the travel section. Although I never use the guides as their purpose , which is to ovbiously inform you of different countries and hotels etc , I do enjoy reading about different holidays , maybe not for now , but they will certainly come in handy for the future. Such travel articles include things like the best ski resorts etc.

              One thing I dislike about the magazine , are the real life stories. I understand that the magazine is aimed at normal people , and so is therefore going to have features on normal people , although I can't help but feel that the real life stories aren't that necessary. I myself find that the stories are more than often quite negative , and scare me and so I get put off reading them. I would prefer if they got rid of the real-life stories , or made them more positive and upbeat , rather than negative and depressing.

              There are a lot of adverts in this magazine ,although not quite so much as Marie Claire magazine I don't think. I do find most of the adverts interesting as they are almost always based on the 'hair/beauty' kind of things that are also in other magazines. I don't mind one or two adverts but sometimes I think , why I am I paying to read loads of adverts , although the advert content in this magazine isn't too bad and certainly isn't enought to put me off the magazine.

              One of the best things about this magazine is it's price! At £2 per issue , you really can't go wrong , and I think you get excellent value for money! There is a bit of everything , most of the things being things that you really want to know about. I have only been a fan of this magazine , for less than a year I think , and between that short space of time , I have known the magazine to do special prices , where it is sold for a special price of £1. To think that they have done it more than once , I think it's great , as you don't get many offers (especially more than once for the same magazine) with other magazines.

              There are a lot of features on men and relationships , although a lot of this seems to be aimed at couples , and so if your single , you may feel a little left out. Although , couples will probably find this part interesting.
              One thing that baffles me about the magazine , is that it's all about 'normal women' , with 'normal figures' etc , and yet it goes and dedicates it final three pages or so , to lots of adverts which are mainly advertising cosmetic sugery and so on , and so I think that this sends out the wrong messages , even mixed messages to readers which I think is silly.

              This is one of my favourite magazines , along with Glamour and Cosmopolitan , and I would definetely recommend this magazines to all women between the ages of eighteen and twenty five. It covers all the relevant topics woman of that age will find interesting.
              I would definetely recommend this magazine!

              Thanks for reading!
              January 29th 2010
              xd-o-n-z-x (also posted on ciao under xdonzx)

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                13.01.2010 18:16
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                Great magazine

                As a magazine addict, it says something that this magazine stands out to me. If I had to make a choice between any of the magazines that I buy, it would always be Company magazine.

                The magazine is aimed at 20-30 year old women, especially those who like to live their life to the fullest and make something of themselves.

                The magazine has all of the usual magazine contents - fashion, shopping, beauty, travel and interviews, but the way that Company puts across those contents is why I like it.

                The clothes in the fashion section and the beauty products are not expensive and the magazine ensures that it caters for all price brackets.

                The magazine focuses a lot on their readers and including stories and interviews that they think they would like.

                Company is very involved in issues for women, and has led some great campaigns, such as their Get Home Safely campaign.

                The hait and beauty sections have some great ideas, as does the travel section which is usually very detailled.

                There are good competitions and prizes.

                The glossy magazine usually costs aound £2, although there are occasionaly offers of special £1 prices. This is a fantastic price for a magazine such as this as it is jam packed with articles and takes a long time to read so you really get your money's worth.

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                05.01.2010 20:43
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                Good company for early 20's girls!

                I am 29 and for the last few years I have been buying Company most months. It is priced at £2.00 and is aimed at young women in their twenties, particularly as they state targeting the 'freedom years' or as I assume those without a mortgage, married, kids etc.

                What I like best about this magazine is the fashion pages. Lots of the magazine is dedicated to the latest trends and how best to wear them, cleverly showing variations of the trends to suit different budgets.

                There is also plenty of beauty advice too which I enjoy reading.

                One of the downside to this magazine are the Company Investigates reports, which I feel are a bit repetitive i.e Date rape / Eating disorders / Cosmetic surgery gone wrong etc!

                There is also a section on sex, which to be honest I am a bit passed, being married and having 2 children lol, but great for singles and those dating!

                As well as this there is also an article each month with a celebrity, which again I am not really interested in.

                I think personally my days with Company Magazine are numbered, but that doesn't mean to say that I haven't enjoyed reading and would definitely recommend for those without commitments in their early twenties!

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                A well priced magazine

                I don't often buy magazine, in fact I usually pick the slightly dull option of a puzzle book. I do however, usually get passed on magazines by my sister when she has finished with them. Recently, she bought the magazine 'Company' as a change, and then passed it on to me for a read.

                This magaine cost £2, which I think it very good valuable for the thickness of magazine, compared to many otehrs costing £3 and over, not always for very much. On the front of this month's cover there is a picture of Alexandra Burke, but it also runs subheadlines about shopping ideas, money, sex, company investigatedion, and other real life stories.

                Like all magazines, after a few glossy advertisements, you get to the contents page, where you can see first hand some of the features in the magazine and go straight to those that interest you first, if you so choose. This is then followed by a editor's letter and contributors to the magazine. A few pages later and you can read some reader letters. Obviously if you are regular reader, these are more enjoyable to read, since you can relate to the articles that many are writing in about from previous issues.

                In this month's magasine, there is a huge shopping feature - showing various items of costume jewellery from the high street. One of the things I like is the fact there is a good range of prices. It is not catering simply for those with expensive tastes, but also for those of us, who like to look fashionable without the huge pricetag. There is an article by the fashion team with ideas to suit different bugets, and then yet more features on some of the styles that are on trend this season. The shopping part of the magazine also includes a company trend make over.

                This shopping feature is then followed by an interview with the cover star, in this case, Alexandra Burke. I have to say, that I thought the questions that were asked to her were interesing, and I really enjoyed reading this article.

                There is then some articles related to money and in fact, in this particular month, there is an interview using reader's questions being asked directly to Alistair Darling. Again, I thought the questions were well judged and those that were asked were general queries and concerns about the recession and economy that most ordinary people have.

                There are then some 'first person' articles, telling some real life events and stories. In this month, there is an article written by a girl who was trying to be forced into a marriage. Company magazine then investigates some important issues and delves deeper into some of these.

                A few pages later, and there is a page devoted to a particular debate, with both sides of an argument being fought out. I think this can be quite insightful and open up your own views and opinions are a matter.

                There is also the essential advice columns where different people try to advise on various matters.

                To finish the magazine, there are articles on beauty related matters as well as health, food and home ideas.

                All in all, this is the first time that I have read this magazine and I was very impressed. I thought that for £2 there really was a lot covered inthe magazine, and something for everyone and everyone's budget. It covers all the bases - health, fashion, beauty, shopping, problems, real life, money etc etc. I doubt that anyone would struggle to find something they didn't enjoy reading in this magazine.

                Although I don't usually buy magazines as I said, on the occasions that I do, I would definitely be inclined to pick up a company magazine again, assuming it remains at the reasonable price of £2 and contains a similar amount and range of articles.

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                  11.06.2009 14:17
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                  The best of the women's monthlies for me

                  Company is the only women's magazine that I still buy these days. I used to have subscriptions to both Cosmopolitan and Glamour as well, but Company is currently the only magazine that I still subscribe to. So, what is it about Company in particular that makes me carry on reading it?

                  ***The Advantages***

                  I like the fact that Company has the type of features that really hit home to women of my age (early twenties). For example, they have regular features about getting home safely from nights out and recent features have centred on the rise in girl-on-girl violence during nights out and coin-operated sunbeds. These types of features can be found in the likes of Cosmopolitan and Glamour to a certain extent, but for some reason I prefer the Company offerings. To be honest, there isn't much difference in the types of features that each of these magazines run and the style in which they are written so they are pretty generic in relation to one another.

                  On a similar note, they usually have interesting real life stories. Rather than being sensationalist like some magazines, these tend to loosely centre on trends. For example, the June issue featured real life stories about being a 'professional' shoplifter and being prescribed prozac for PMT symptoms.

                  They usually have interviews with contemporary stars, mostly women but sometimes male stars as well. The June issue (which was the last one to land through my letterbox) featured Katy Perry, although her posing in a slinky leopard-print outfit on the cover was probably better suited to a men's magazine!

                  ***The Disadvantages***

                  There is quite a bit of fashion in Company, which is great if that's your kind of thing. However, I can rarely afford to buy any of the clothes featured on the fashion pages and often don't like them anyway! There are some fashion pages before the main features start, and some more fashion pages towards the back of the magazine too before the beauty pages start. As someone who isn't overly interested in fashion as a whole, this is rather a lot of the magazine dedicated to just fashion.

                  My other main criticism is that there is usually a lot of sex-related articles. This is pretty typical of women's magazines as a whole but it is rather depressing if you happen to be single or not in that kind of relationship at the moment. Having said that, it's not as bad as Cosmopolitan in that regard. I last read Cosmopolitan a few months ago and couldn't help but notice that it was rather top-heavy on sex-related features. I don't think that this was a one-off as I used to subscribe up until the back end of last year. Sometimes, Company's sex features are quite interesting though. For example, in the last issue there was a feature about women who are not having sex at all for various reasons (for example, not believing in sex before marriage, having medical or psychological issues that are somehow related to sex etc).

                  ***Overall Thoughts***

                  Despite my criticisms in the disadvantages section, I do like Company magazine and consider it to be the better of the women's monthlies at the moment. It's currently on sale for £2 each month which is pretty good value for what you get.

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                  This is one of my favourite magazines for taking on the bus and keeping me occupied for the two hour journey each way ahead. Company is one of those magazines that is filled with interesting articles and doesnt really have very many filler pages that arent really of interest to anyone and are normally immediately skipped and therefore a waste of time and paper in some magazines.

                  This is a magazine aimed at women, it is a younger womans magzine though there is no reason that an older woman couldnt give it a read and find some of the articles and tips helpful.

                  Company gives beauty and health tips, sex tips and also has articles on fashion, true life storys, bargains, star interviews and the other usual ladies magazine kinds of storys and articles, though this magazine isnt really as gossipy as some others.

                  The articles are all well written and interesting and on many ocassions helpful as well, the beauty tips are easy to follow and work great nd the real life storys are always really interesting as well.

                  This magazine is quite cheap at only £2 which is great value for the quality and als compared to its competition, like comsopolition.

                  I recommend this magazine to anyone who likes a good look at whats in style and what the stars are wearing and also to anyone who generally enjoys this type of magazine, it hasnt disappointed me yet.

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                  21.02.2009 15:54

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                  super magazine

                  I love this magazine. You can use your Tesco vouchers (4x the value) to get them delivered to your door every month. Company magazine is young, successful woman's magazine that helps you keep up to date about fashion, lifestyle changes and seasonal trends. Company magazine is stylish, trendy magazine for women in their 20s - mid 30s, who want to keep with the latest trends.

                  This magazine is the perfect mix of everything women look for - gossip, fashion, beauty, sex, health, psychology, men, hair, and more.

                  Company magazine conveys a strong message that has few comparisons. I particually enjoy the real life stories that are both compelling and also designed to challenge your thinking.

                  This magazine is a must holiday read - lots of hair styles, make up ideas and it seemlessly manages to mix throw away fashion with high class fashion.

                  I often pass it on to my mum after reading and she loves it too!

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                  worth trying

                  I really like this magazine and have started to buy it every month, I think it is one of a few magazines out there that is specifically catered for my age group others being a bit old having articles about babies and things in which aren't really of any interest to me or too young I used to like teen magazines such as sugar and bliss this does seem like the next step up in a magazine. I think that it will have relevant articles in for me for a good few years to come as well.

                  It typical contents include fashion and beauty, celebrity interviews, not really much gossip instead a few interviews instead so it does sort of miss this out a bit, also real life stories and usually a few articles on travel, finance careers or your health.

                  I like the writing style of this magazine it is quite informal and a chatty style so the articles are quite short and keep you interested throughout. The articles are usually about 2 to 3 pages long with a fair few photos in as well. Usually the articles can be on quite serious topics such as contraception and getting home safely they give advice but in quite an informal way rather than a lecture.

                  The fashion a beauty pages are quite good although sometimes the clothes they feature can be quite expensive but usually there is a mix from stores from matalan and primark to high end high street stores many pages will give you a few options of the same style from budget to blow out so it will suit most peoples finances. The fashion they feature is quite young probably a twenties range. The beauty pages do sometimes show some quite strange ideas that you probably couldn't wear in real life but hey give you ideas on how to adapt them.

                  The real life stories focus on a whole range of experiences examples have included cancer, eating disorders and travel diaries. Some quite serious and sad whilst others are happy and upbeat there is quite a wide mix so there should be something in here to catch your attention.

                  Alot of issues have special themes such as career, music and travel issues the features are quite useful but if you don't want to read about that topic then I would miss that issue as it does take up a fair bit of the magazine.

                  The magazine costs £2 a month I think this is great value as it has more in it than the weekly magazines and about the same amount as other magazines costing about £3 to £4. It rarely features free gifts however so if you like to choose your magazines for what is free with them then this probably won't appeal that much.

                  I would recommend trying this, it has a wide range of interesting articles and is written in a good style for the type of magazine.

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