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 impact of Konect's advertising has vastly improved the prospects of my business. I rely on Konect monthly and it is very effective at targeting existing and gaining new customers, which is exactly what any business needs.

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  • 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.

Large Reach

Reach over 50,000 households ...

Trusted & respected

Our readers are receptive...

Flexible advertising

Suit your business...

Long shelf life

Content worth keeping...

Cost effective

From £0.005 per household ...

Near you

It's all about local. Find customers near you...

Where are the magazines distributed?

There are seven editions covering different areas.

 

All distribution details are on our Distribution page

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How much does it cost?

Advertising starts at just £20.70 + 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 a small fee (see below). Please complete the form on the Clubs and Classes page and we will get back to you to confirm pricing details.

 

£7 + vat per month for the Calders and Colinton (The Dell Directory) editions

£10 + vat per month for the Linlithgow, Balerno & Broxburn editions

£12 + vat per month for the Livingston and Bathgate editions

(minimum booking period is 3 months)

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.

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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.

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An article can be a very effective way of engaging your potential or current customers - for more details on the benefits of a Spotlight article see here in our Business Resources section.

 

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.

 

Writing service

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, Broxburn, Balerno and Colinton (The Dell Directory)

Print-ready artwork:


13th of the month prior to print for the Livingston, Bathgate & Linlithgow editions
18th of the month prior to print for Calders, Broxburn, Balerno and Colinton (The Dell Directory) 

 

Publication dates

 

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, Broxburn, Balerno and Colinton (The Dell Directory)

Published on the last day of the month

i.e. April issue is published on 31st March.

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