“Life is more fun if you play games.” (Roald Dahl)
At Reporting for Business we’re not just about the serious side of writing. We believe that words can also be a source of fun. Famous crossword fans such as Bill Clinton (who once penned a crossword for the New York Times) and Jon Stewart (who apparently proposed to his wife in a personalised crossword) would undoubtedly agree with us. But that doesn’t mean that word games aren’t also good for business. Whether you’re a publisher looking to attract more readers or advertisers, or a business seeking novel ways to generate interest, crosswords can be a lucrative solution.
We compile cryptic, concise and general knowledge crosswords to suit all abilities. Just tell us what you want your customised crossword to be about and we’ll tailor it to suit your audience and your theme. Themes we’ve tackled so far include Scottish politics, marketing, fine art and good food! Unlike many other compilers, we guarantee to make the majority of our clues and solutions relevant, as you can see from the sample crossword (and solution) below.
Contact us and we will send you a short questionnaire to capture the background information we need, along with our price list and delivery estimates.
ATTRACT MORE READERS AND INCOME
Crosswords make good business sense. A puzzle can increase a publication’s circulation in terms of both sales and ‘pass-on’ readership. What’s more, the page it appears on is considered a prime advertising position. By being able to command higher advertising rates a puzzle effectively pays for itself.
A NOVEL WAY TO MARKET YOUR BUSINESS
Sponsorship can be an effective way of getting your business noticed – remember the Scotsman’s Famous Grouse crossword? Competitions are another great way of rewarding existing contacts and pulling in new ones. So, why not make your next one a crossword?
CORPORATE OR PERSONAL GIFTS
Send us as much information as you can about the person, company or topic of your crossword, plus an indication of the recipient’s skill level. In return, they’ll receive a customised crossword gift set complete with erasable pen, frame and solution. Delivery date to be arranged.