How frustrating is it to market your business?
You are juggling all your jobs keeping your business going and finding time to create adverts is out of your comfort zone.
Step aside, gazette magazines in Aberdeen are the solution you are seeking.
If you are looking for new customers, let us help you:
- Build brand awareness.
- Build trust by being remembered and recognised.
- Promote your products/services each month.
- Get the results you need.
- Put your business in the hands of 3500 and 24000 readers over two months.
- And it is FREE delivery of your message by our well-established delivery team.
The magazines are read, reused, passed to friends and finally recycled.
Our advertisers fund our magazines. We publish the advertisements of local businesses to give them greater exposure to the most engaged shoppers in the area. We offer opportunities to run alongside our regular articles and provide an interesting article about your business, or why not share your “expertise” with our readers?
Our magazines remind our readers of the wealth of businesses on the doorstep. Their interest is held with unique features, local news, clubs and classes, which builds trust in the magazine and its advertisers. If you have a story you would like to share, then get in touch. Sue even keeps in touch with quite a few “elderly” readers who call her for a chat, which is most welcome.
We deliver to a catchment of five private schools, four academies and six primary schools. So if your business is children orientated, then jump aboard.
We deliver your message to affluent areas of Aberdeen, and they are looking to support independent local facilities.
In a survey we conducted our readers are very keen on travelling, both home and abroad. What do you offer to make travelling better?
Our clubs and classes section gives our readers access to what is going on locally. Tell them how you can improve their health and well-being.
Let’s tell them what is available culturally. Whether it’s the theatre, arts, talks, pantomimes, or festivals. Let’s keep them informed.
Why should I advertise with gazette magazines?
Simple, we cover the West end of Aberdeen with four bi-monthly publications. It is the perfect vehicle to drive your business in front of a local audience. Two separate areas each month.
How are the magazines delivered?
Our delivery team hand deliver to the houses in their area every month. Four different parts of the city are covered in total over two months. Our longest-serving delivery person has been with us for 11 years!
How much is the advertising?
Advertising costs vary from customer to customer, and we offer something to suit every budget. However, we always recommend that you spread your budget to cover as many issues as possible, ensuring you will maximise your return.
Can I advertise for one issue only?
Of course, you can. However, we would only recommend this for a time-sensitive event you are advertising. For any other business, we would, as above, recommend booking at least for three issues (six months) so your advert builds up recognition and, in turn, brings in new customers.
I don't have an advert, can you help?
If you book a six-issue package, we can sort an advert for you for free. For anything else, there is a small fixed charge of £30 for a simple advert. Any additional time is charged at £15 per hour.
When are the magazine deadlines, and when are they delivered?
The deadlines are 15th of the month before print. Should this fall on a bank holiday or weekend, we go for the next “working” day—delivery starts on the 28th of the month.
Are there incentives for longer bookings and multiple magazines?
Yes. There is a 10% discount for booking 3+ issues and a 15% discount for 6+ issues. So booking all four magazines for six issues of each can give you a 30% discount.
Is it possible to have some editorial?
We can and do offer editorial space as an incentive for booking six issues on a half or full page (matching space). Still, we can also create a bespoke package for you if you’d like a bigger advert for one or two issues and follow it on with a smaller advert to give you the extra space.
What are the payment options?
We like to send you an invoice. For first-time advertisers, we ask for payment by return. For subsequent invoicing, we allow ten working days. We encourage multiple issues and these are available to pay monthly by direct debit. Alternatively you can pay upfront by BACS or credit/debit card.
Can I change my advert?
When you book, you buy the blank space in the magazine, and the content of the space can be changed as often as you wish. Our only request is that all new content is received before the publication deadline of the 15th.
Are you hiring?
We have a small waiting list to be part of our delivery team, but there are usually a few routes up for grabs after the summer break.
What if I want to cancel?
We would offer a credit note to be used in the future rather than a refund of money. However, we would review each cancellation on an individual basis.