Welcome to our advertiser information pages
Win new customers, stand out from the competition, grow your business
Why advertise with us?
See what our customers say:
The Konect advert was by far the best response - better than social media. I am really happy with all the help you have given me and your guidance in keeping a strong, clear message every month.
MARC VAN CARTIER-KERR ARTISAN
We’re a local business and are passionate about helping your local business grow and deliver stability for you and your employees.
Our readers are invested in our communities and are receptive to supporting local businesses, so you join a tight-knit supportive community.
With personal service to help you devise your magazine advertising campaign, and the flexibility to choose from a small advert all the way up to a full feature story about your business, you benefit from the readership trust of a well-regarded, established local publication.
Reach over 45,000 households.
Your message is packaged inside our attractive magazines and delivered directly through the doors of your target audience
Reach over 45,000 households ...
Trusted & respected
Our readers are receptive, thanks to the excellent reputation we have built up over a decade within the local communities we distribute in.
Our readers are receptive...
Choose which areas to target, how long for and how big a splash to make, depending on your business needs and budget
Suit your business...
Long shelf life
Our readers tend to keep their Konect, and refer to it when they need local goods and services
Content worth keeping...
It works out at a very low cost per household, delivering excellent value for money
From £0.005 per household ...
It's all about local. Find customers near you...
More than ever, people want to support local businesses.
Reach readers near you; pick and mix which towns you cover
Where are the magazines distributed?
There are six editions covering different areas.
All distribution details are on our Distribution page
How much does it cost?
Advertising starts at just £21.20 + vat per month in the Calders or Colinton editions.
Custom-build your advertising package to suit your budget and business needs.
The cost of your advertising package depends on which options you pick. The options you can vary include:
the size of the advert, from an eighth page advert (approximately business card sized) to full page or double page spread. View the different sizes here.
the position in the magazine (premium page vs run-of-magazine)
the length of your booking (discounts apply for longer terms bookings)
the number of editions you book in (discounts apply for multiple editions)
If your business offers services that are suitable for the Clubs and Classes pages of Konect, you can book a text listing for £10 + vat per month per area (minimum booking period is 4 months). Please complete the form on the Clubs and Classes page.
Do you provide the advert design?
A professionally designed advert is crucial to the image of your company. We strongly recommend you get your advert designed professionally, either via your own design contacts, or our professional graphic designer can do it for you. There is a small fee for this.
We'll discuss your requirements, design the advertisement and send you a proof for approval before it goes to print.
If you are submitting your own artwork, please refer to our dimensions and format requirements here.
Can you print an article on my business?
Yes, you can book space for a Business Spotlight article instead of - or in addition to - advert artwork.
An article can be a very effective way of engaging your potential or current customers.
If you have already booked an advertising package with us, we may be able to provide the page space for the Spotlight complimentary as part of your advertising package. The writing service fee only applies.
We will write the Business Spotlight article for you, after a phone/video call or an in-person meeting. You review and approve it before it is published. A writing fee applies, in addition to the page space booked.
Press-releases or supplying your own article
You're welcome to write your own article. Book the advertising space you require :
A half page is up to 250 words plus images
A full page is up to 450 words plus images
A double page spread is up to 900 words plus images
What are the payment options?
Once your booking in confirmed, we'll send an invoice which has all the payment options on it.
We accept payment by debit/credit card, BACS transfer or direct debit.
When is the deadline for next month's issue?
Booking and copy:
10th of the month prior to print for Livingston, Bathgate & Linlithgow editions
15th of the month prior to print for Calders, Balerno and Colinton (The Dell Directory)
13th of the month prior to print for the Livingston, Bathgate & Linlithgow editions
18th of the month prior to print for Calders, Balerno and Colinton (The Dell Directory)
Livingston, Bathgate & Linlithgow editions
Published in the last week of the month
i.e. April issue is published in the last week of March. Exact day varies.
Calders, Balerno and Colinton (The Dell Directory)
Published on the last day of the month
i.e. April issue is published on 31st March.