Drum Corps World adds Collins to help with advertising, circulation sales

by Steve Vickers, Publisher

Sights & Sounds, Inc., publisher of the Madison, WI-based Drum Corps World newsapaper, is pleased to announce the return of Jeff Collins as advertising sales manager. He will be assisting Publisher Steve Vickers as the publication concludes its 36th year of coverage, reporting on the worldwide drum and bugle corps activity. Collins previously worked for the paper from April 1994 to December 1998, and again from June 2001 to April 2003.

A native of Sacramento, CA, he marched in the Stockton, CA, Commodores during the early days of DCI, then taught the Sacramento Freelancers Drum & Bugle Corps in the 1970s and 1980s. He has been assisant director of the Freelancers indoor percussion line, a perennial top competitor at Winter Guard International, for the last eight years.

He will be contacting companies to schedule future marketing opportunities in Drum Corps World. He lives in Sacramento, CA, and will also be contacting potential new subscribers to build the paper’s circulation. In addition, at some of the major drum corps-related conventions during 2008, he will be managing the subscription sales booth.

Jeff Collins’ passion for the drum and bugle corps activity and his enthusiasm for increasing advertising sales and circulation will be a significant help to Vickers. Drum Corps World began in October 1971, at the same time Drum Corps International was formed, and has been covering all aspects of the activity continuously ever since.

A copy of the 2007 “Advertising Rates and Data” brochure can be downloaded by clicking on “Advertising” in the menu bar at the DCW Web site — www.drumcorpsworld.com.

To speak with Jeff Collins about advertising or a subscription, he can be reached at 916-473-3423. General questions about subcriptins, historical products and content of Drum Corps World can be directed to Steve Vickers at 1-800-554-9630.

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About DCW

Drum Corps World is published as an on-line electronic magazine by Sights & Sounds, Inc., Madison, WI. It is supported by advertising from manufacturers, service providers, corps, circuits and show sponsors. The publication began in October 1971 at the same time Drum Corps International was formed and has been produced continuously as a tabloid newspaper until April 2011 and on the Internet since May 2011. It is released monthly, as well as six additional e-mail blasts, one in late June, three during July and two in August.

The worldwide staff of writers and photographers provide show reviews during the season and interviews, feature articles, news and human interest stories during the off-season. The photographs that appear in the magazine are provided by 27 staff members who are scattered around the world. The publication covers World and Open Class Drum Corps International corps, Open and Class A Drum Corps Associates corps, alumni, mini-, parade and standstill units, as well as the growing activity in Europe, the Far East, Southeast Asia, the Philippines and South Africa.