In 1978, a young man walked into my office in Nashville, TN and introduced himself as Richard Rowlett, President of Rowlett Advertising. I asked, "What do you do Mr. Rowlett?"(The last time I ever called him Mister.) He said, "I sell church pages in local newspapers around the country." "And, what will you do for me?", I asked. He handed me about a dozen proposal agreements. I looked at them and then said, "What do we do next?" He said, "Please sign 'em". I did, and I've never had cause to regret the decision. Since that time it has been a first-class, mutually beneficial relationship with Rowlett Advertising Service, "The Church Page People". Publishers and Advertising Directors spend a lot of time and effort looking for new revenue streams and I would recommend a phone call to Richard. You'll be glad you did.
Bob Atkins, Retired
President, Middle Tennessee Publishing Company and
Senior Executive, The Gannett Company
I was sports editor of The Leaf-Chronicle in 1978 when Richard Rowlett started selling the church page for the paper and all I can remember is that it took up one of my sports pages. I spent 46 years in the newspaper business before I retired as President and Publisher of the paper in August of 2008. During that time I met and negotiated with lots and lots of folks who sold features and services to newspapers. Richard was one of the best of those guys. He was completely honest and worked well with our church community and advertisers. I never had a single complaint, except about his golf game. Not only did he help increase our profit, but Richard was also the eyes and ears of our advertising department and upon many occasions helped us find out what an advertiser was going to do or what our salesperson was not doing.
Gene Washer, Publisher Emeritus
The Leaf-Chronicle Co., Clarksville, TN
"During my 40 years as an Oklahoma newspaper publisher I had the opportunity to use a number of outside sales services, but one stands head and shoulders above them all. My first experience with Rowlett Advertising began when I was publisher of the Claremore (OK) Daily Progress. Richard Rowlett and his company took over our church page at the Progress in 1987 and kept it for the next 20 years.
I cannot praise highly enough the professional manner and expertise exhibited by Rowlett’s ad sales personnel and the persistence of Mr. Rowlett himself in demanding attention to the accuracy and appearance of the page’s advertising content. I do not recall a single customer complaint in the 20 years Rowlett Advertising sold and serviced this page."
Claremore (OK) Daily Progress
"Our devotional page has grown over the years and is a very important part of our revenue base. It is nice to know when you are starting to put a paper together that you have that guaranteed page of advertising. The people at Rowlett do all the work for you. Our bottom line would suffer greatly without the income from our devotional page."
The Clarke County Democrat
Grove Hill, AL
"We have been extremely pleased by the services rendered our paper by Rowlett Advertising. We have found them to be very professional in every way and would recommend them highly to any newspaper thinking about a church page."
Dally Mountain Eagle