A magazine arrives in my mailbox every month that is, to be perfectly honest, underwhelming in its editorial content and graphic appeal. Yet, I read it and often times keep it while other glossier and more glamorous publications accumulate until they’re eventually tossed – unread.
The Green Building Product Dealer is a conglomeration of advertorials and paid product news with a sprinkling of hard news items. For example, the June ’08 issue has an article on foam insulation written by a manufacturer, a profile of a Chicago-based green product retailer and a report on a recent survey of facility managers and their experiences with waterless urinals.
The magazine has introduced me to industries about which I know little and dozens of products that aren’t generally found in the usual trade and consumer pubs. Yes, I read it with a skeptical eye but generally find the information worth considering. I just wish it weren’t so nerdy looking, but hey, maybe that’s part of the appeal.
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