We have a complete portfolio of publications designed for Americans living in Europe. All are distributed free-of-charge to our readers. These products enjoy exclusive distribution rights on many important military facilities. The distribution is, in most cases, regulated according to our U.S. Government contracts and long experience working with the U.S. military.
Besides the Find-It Guide, we are also publishers of the KaiserslauternAmerican newspaper, HeraldUnion newspaper, StuttgartCitizen newspaper and the Classified World website. Formore information on those products, you canvisit the respective websites.
Designed for use by almost 100,000 English-speaking residents of the Kaiserslautern, Baumholder, Heidelberg, and Mannheim Military Communities, the Find-It Guide and Finditguide.de have been created by AdvantiProGmbH to help these communities find what they need.
Our goal is to bring the American and European communities closer together, help English-speaking residents find good quality products and services they need, and to make living in Europe a more enjoyable and satisfying experience.
WHAT IS THE FIND-IT GUIDE?
The Find-It Guide is an English-language telephone book and business directory published annually in a user-friendly format,f unctioning like a Yellow It is distributed free-of-charge.
Content: The Find-It Guide contains 304 pages published in an A5 format. About 80% of the pages are full color; all of the pages are printed on high gloss paper. It contains useful information on local municipalities, emergency and frequently used telephone numbers, a section white with many useful on-base/on-post telephone numbers, numerous full color maps, and a section with discount coupons offered by local businesses.
It also has a commercial section of up to 200 pages of advertisements, mostly full color, representing businesses who are interested in selling their products and services to Americans livingin Europe.
Up to 450 advertisements are printed in the commercial section. These advertisements are listed in alphabetical order according to the category. Over 100 categories are represented –everything from New Car Sales to Beauty Needs to Churches to Medical Services to Pet Care to Restaurants and much more. You can find almost everything you need in the Find-It Guide!
Distribution: Distribution is done quickly and efficiently to ensure our advertisers get the maximum benefit from every copy containing their advertisement.
Over 60,000 copies of the Find-It Guide are distributed in November and December of each year. We have an extensive distribution network developed from over 10 years of experience carried out in close cooperation with Military Authorities. Distribution is a huge operation dividedinto three main parts:
Bulk Distribution: When the printer is finished with the new edition of the Find-It Guide, it ispicked up by an 18-wheel truck. The copies are packed in boxes of 24 and placed on over 20 pallets which are loaded onto the truck. The truck then delivers bulk quantities directly to major distribution points where thousands of copies are picked almost immediately by anxious readers. This delivery is finished in one day!
Bulk Distribution points include the commissaries at Ramstein(5,000), Vogelweh (5,000), Heidelberg (1,500), and Mannheim (1,500); emporaryLodging (5,000); 435 Air Base Wing Services (2,000); Landstuhl Regional Medical Center (1,500). We announce delivery oft he new Find-ItGuides in local military newspapers, and individuals pick them up free-of-chargeat these locations. Demand is so high that almost all copies of the Find-It Guide delivered to these locations are gone within one working week. Copies are also delivered to the Ramstein Family Support Center(3,000). The Intro Office hands these out to every newly arriving Air Force family .Newly arriving Army personnel and their families receive copies from Army Community Service offices on Pulaski Barracks, Heidelberg and Mannheim (10,000). The remainder are stored at the USO warehouse for unit and individual distribution (25,000 copies).
Unit Distribution: Bulk distribution points are announced in local military newspapers. Units call these distribution points to coordinate pick-up. They give the name of their unit, numbers of personnel in their unit, and representatives at the bulk distribution points issue one copy for each person in each unit. Because of excellent cooperation with local military authorities and high demand for the Find-It Guide, unit distribution is mostly complete with two working weeks.
Individual Distribution: We have developed a list of individual distribution oints for those that did not get their copy of the new Find-ItGuide during Bulk and Unit Distribution. These points include all offices of the USO: the Ramstein Passenger Terminal and its offices at Vogelweh (above theBX), Kleber Kaserne, Heidelberg and Mannheim. The Ramstein Community Center distributes thousands of copies each year, and the Advanti Pro office in Europaallee 3, KL distributes hundreds of copies.
Individuals can also pick up copies at the Airman and Family Readiness Center Ramstein and Army Community Service offices on Pulaski Barracks and at Heidelberg and Mannheim. Thousands of military personnel who come for TDY (Temporary Duty) get copies from Temporary Lodging and advertisers, of course, get copies which are distributed at their place of business.
Further Distribution: Americans living in other parts of Europe also use the Find-It Guide. Many people have called us and sent us e-mails asking for individual copies. Families often drive to Kaiserslautern just to go shopping because of the large shopping facilities. They use The Find-It Guide to help them find what they need.
WHAT IS Finditguide.de?
Finditguide.de is the internet version of the Find-ItGuide, an online tool that supplements the printed edition of the Find-It Guide. Finditguide.de is designed to appeal to the large numberof Americans that like to work online.
HOW SHOULD I USE Finditguide.de?
Just turn on your home or office computer, tap into theinternet,and call up www.finditguide.de, and ll have manyitemsthat you need right at your fingertips.
WHAT CAN I FIND ON Finditguide.de?
Finditguide.de will help you find: emergency telephonenumbers, frequently-used telephone numbers, On Base/On Post telephonenumbers, and, to help get out and shop in the area, a comprehensive list of products and services to fulfill all your needs. For your information we also have tips on living in Germany, conversion table for clothing sizes, temperature conversion charts, and much more!
WHO ARE OUR ADVERTISERS?
Our advertisers come from many different locations: Germany, theUnited States, Belgium, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, and Austria, offering dozens of different products and services.
Finditguide.de – a modern new tool developed locally to make your life enjoyable!