Local Marketplace

Cover Story Turns Local Business Owner into a Celebrity!

Marcos Local Marketplace CoverNew customers have been flocking to Marco’s Italian Restaurant & Pizzeria from all over the area after the restaurant was recently featured in Local Marketplace magazine.

“Thank you Local Marketplace magazine; you made me a superstar,” said Marco Sardi, who owns and operates the Marietta restaurant with his family. “I had never anticipated the warm reception and amazement from my customers that I got with this ad campaign…and I’m getting business counterparts calling me now asking how they can get into this magazine and who to contact. What a home run this was!”

Marco received an overwhelming response to his $10 off promotion in Local Marketplace and welcomed many new customers from the Elizabethtown and Mount Joy areas. His employees also received positive feedback directly since they were each mentioned in the article, which was a positive morale booster for the entire staff.

“I’ve had about 15-20 customers ask me to autograph my cover story feature in Local Marketplace. I have never had anyone ask me for my autograph! You’ve made me a celebrity!” Marco said.“ I’ve been doing this business and marketing the restaurant for a long time and tried a lot of different advertising. I have never received a response that strong from an advertisement…EVER!”

He added, “I received better response from the cover story in Local Marketplace than advertising full page ads in similar publications. No other publication has come close to these results!”

For information on promoting your business in Local Marketplace, call 717-361-7861.

"I received better response from the cover story in Local Marketplace than advertising full page ads in similar publications. No other publication has come close to these results!"
–Marco Sardi, Marco’s Italian Restaurant and Pizzeria

"We've done over 50 new estimates already, directly from the article. And we had a number of previous customers who have called to say that they saw the article, and that’s leading to more work, too."
–Greg Bootay,
Eastern Mobile Wash


"Best advertising I’ve done in my 15 years in business!"
–Lori Houser, Xquisite Nail Design and Day Spa

"Local Marketplace has greatly helped us become more recognizable both in and out of our town. The Holiday issue, which happened to be our cover story, boosted our sales. We started receiving phone calls with questions the day that it came out. We like working with the art department as well as the sales reps. Overall excellent experience."
–Leda Eckman,
Simp-Lee Seafood