FAQs

We deliver to households in the towns and villages listed below in each of the Dragon areas.

  • GWYNEDD REGION: (3 SEPERATE AREAS TO CHOOSE FROM OR ASK ABOUT OUR WHOLE COUNTY DEALS)
  • Penrhos Garnedd & Felinheli: Penrhos Garnedd, Felinheli, Glyn Garth, Treborth, part of Bangor
  • Llanfairfechan & Bethesda: Llanfairfechan,  Abergwyngregyn, Tal y Bont, Bethesda, Llandegai, part of Bangor,  Tregarth,  Caerhun, Mynydd Llandegai
  • The Llyn, Caernarfon & Porthmadog: we vary the households we target across this area throughout the year. With ongoing advertising your advert reaches Bontnewydd, Caernarfon, Bethel, Llanrug, Penisarwaun, Waunfawr,  Porthmadog, Criccieth, Pwllheli, Aberdaron, Abersoch, Clynnog Fawr, Penygroes and numerous other villages
  • ANGLESEY REGION:(4 SEPERATE AREAS TO CHOOSE FROM OR ASK ABOUT OUR WHOLE COUNTY DEALS)
  • Menai: Beaumaris, Menai Bridge, Llandegfan, Benllech, Pentraeth, Llanfairpg, Llangoed, Penmon, Llanddona
  • Llangefni & Amlwch: Llangefni, Llanerchymedd, Rhostrehwfa, Talwrn, Amlwch, Moelfre, Penysarn, Dulas
  • Trearddur: Trearddur Bay, Holyhead, Valley, 4 Mile Bridge, Caergeiliog, Bodedern , Bryngwran
  • Anglesey’s (rural) Villages: Cemaes Bay, Villages near Church Bay, Gwalchmai, Rhosneigr, Bodorgan, Aberffraw, Newborough, Dwyran, Gaerwen
  • THE ORME REGION:(4 SEPERATE AREAS TO CHOOSE FROMOR ASK ABOUT OUR WHOLE COUNTY DEALS)
  • Conwy: Dwygyfylchi, Penmaenmawr, Conwy Valley, Conwy
  • Deganwy: Deganwy & Llandudno Junction
  • Llandudno: Llandudno, Craig Y Don
  • Rhos On Sea: Rhos On Sea, Penrhyn Bay
  • THE BAY REGION:(3 SEPERATE AREAS TO CHOOSE FROM OR ASK ABOUT OUR WHOLE COUNTY DEALS)
  • Colwyn Bay: Colwyn Bay, Pen y Bryn, Llaneilian
  • Old Colwyn: Old Colwyn, Llysfaen, Llandulas
  • Llandulas & Abergele: Abergele, Pensarn, Bodelwyddan, Rhuddlan

FAQs – Your Local Dragon Directory

Can I go in just one directory or do I have to commit to more?

You can go in just one directory for a minimum of 1 campaign which lasts approx 2 months/8 weeks. Our experienced distribution team help to deliver your advert to 85% of households within all of the area(s) you choose.

Do you have any offers if I advertise in more than one directory?

Yes. If you go into a second directory, you get a third area free! (that’s 33% off each of the 3 areas) We also run other Limited Offers from time to time.

What is the minimum booking?

We publish directories six times per year, so the minimum booking is for 1 x 2 month campaign. You can choose to pay weekly (8 weekly payments per campaign) or monthly (2 monthly payments per campaign) by direct debit, or you can pay in full by cheque, card or bank transfer at the start of each 2 month advertising campaign. Most advertisers leave their advert running continually once they’ve see the results. When you’ve seen how well it works you can leave it running and you can amend your advert or areas up to six times per year.

I only want to advertise for 1 month - can I do that?

Sorry but we print and deliver to households in all the Dragon areas once every 2 months.  We offer weekly or monthly payments by direct debit because it works out easier for some businesses to pay this way.

How many directories get delivered?

Every 2 months we deliver to at least 85% of households within each of the 14 areas shown on the map, except for the Llyn/Caernarfon area.  Most of the areas have between 5000 and 7500 households except for the Llyn/Caernarfon area which has around 23,000. For the Llyn/Caernarfon area we rotate our deliveries across the towns and villages within that one area. 

How do they get delivered?

The directories are delivered by our experienced local team through letterboxes, door to door, targeting more individual households than any other printed media in North Wales. We also have a minor distribution to local business premisesas part of our own marketing, which is completely separate to our household figures.

(Read more about delivery)

How do I know which size advert is right for my business?

We can help you with this:

1/8th Page Advert (6cm wide x 4.5cm tall) is suitable for a small business wanting to have their contact details handy month after month over the long term.i.e. A local ‘One Man Band’

A Quarter Page Ad (6cm wide x 9cm tall) is suitable for a smaller business wanting to attract regular enquiries to either grow or maintain their business.

A Half Page Ad (12.5cm wide x 9cm tall) is best for a small business that wants very good exposure in the area and a high response rate.

A Full Page Ad (12.5cm wide x 19cm tall) is great for a medium business wanting high exposure.

Prime Pages (Front (10.5cm wide x16.2cm tall)  Back, Inside Front & Back , Page 3 and Centre Pages) are for Businesses wanting Maximum exposure with excellent brand recognition. These are ideal for those who already know the cost of using Door 2 Door leaflet services

How much does it cost?

Our campaigns cover 2 months/8 weeks so you can either pay in full at the start of your campaign or you can set up 2 monthly direct debit payments of 50% per month or 8xweekly payments.

We have black & white and colour options.

Multiple Area Discount = Buy 2 areas and we give you a 3rd are FREE with 33% off all additional areas.

SINGLE AREA RATES (deduct 33% per area, if booking 3 or more areas)

All prices are plus vat

  • 1 /8th Page – B&W £8.50pw(dd) /£34pm (dd) or £68 at the start of your campaign
  • 1/8th Page – Colour £9.75pw(dd) /£39pm (dd) or £78 at the start of your campaign
  • Qtr Page – B&W £11.75pw(dd) /£47pm (dd) or £94 at the start of your campaign
  • Qtr Page – Colour £14.75pw(dd) /£59pm (dd) or £118 at the start of your campaign
  • Half Page – B&W £21.75pw(dd) /£87pm (dd) or £174 at the start of your campaign
  • Half Page – Colour £23.50pw(dd) /£94pm (dd) or £188 at the start of your campaign
  • Full Page – B&W £34.75pw(dd) /£139pm(dd) or £278 at the start of your campaign
  • Full Page – Colour £39.75pw(dd) /£159pm (dd) or £318 at the start of your campaign

For 6 month and 12 month bookings paid in advance we offer further discounts – please ask about this if you want to keep your advert running all year round.

For your first booking, you pay your first installment shortly after confirming your  booking.

Premium Pages pay weekly, monthly or per 8 week campaign:

  • Single area –  Front Page £63.75pw/£255pm/£510per campaign,
  • Single area – Back £49.75pw/£199pm/£398per campaign,
  • Single area – Page 2 or inside back £47.25pw/£189pm/£378pc,
  • 4 areas – Page 3 – whole county minimum booking – £87.50pw/£350.00pm/£700.00pc,
  • 4 areas – Page 5  – whole county minimum booking- £65pw/£260pm/£520pc,
  • Double Page Spread (whole county minimum booking) £199pm/£398pc.

Due to the nature of Premium Pages all options have limited availability and some are booked for months in advance. Front Pages in the same areas are not usually offered for 2 campaigns in a row, unless the artwork is completely different in each campaign. This is to avoid reader confusion.
For Premium Pages you will need to pay for your space & send/approve your artwork 3 weeks prior to us going to print. Clients using these high value slots are given more of our preparation time so we require your details for design and full approval early in the run up to campaign.
If for some reason you need to withdraw your advert after you’ve booked and paid the first installment for a premium page, we may refund this first installment if we can sell the space at a Premium price but if we cannot find a buyer (eg at short notice before print) we are not obliged to refund your payment, as we would have to allocate the Premium space at Standard rate.

(Read more about prices)

Who creates the Advert design?

We do this – free of charge. (this service is worth up to £75 per design) Just tell us the wording details you require over the phone, or email your words to us – plus any logos or pictures – and we will do the rest. However, if you are a whizz on the computer and you fancy having a go yourself that’s no problem.

(Read more about advert design)

Do I see a copy of my Advert before it goes to print?

Yes, we email or post it to you for approval.

Will I get a copy of the magazine once it is printed?

Yes, the first time you advertise we post a magazine to you and you can also view all the different variations of the area directories online, via a private viewing link.

How do I pay?

You may pay either by Direct Debit, Online Banking, Bacs, Debit/Credit card on the phone or via your emailed invoice, Cheque or Cash by arrangement. The first time you advertise we normally request payment prior to print. After that your invoice goes out during the 1st/2nd week of the next month. Our payment terms are within 14 days of our invoice date.

FAQs – Online Dragon Directory

How can I get my business listed on the Dragon Directory?

To get your business listed on our directory for free, follow the steps below:

  1. Click here to go to the “Add Listing” page.
  2. Enter your name and email address
  3. Enter your business details, including your business name, address and contact details – fill in as much as you can.
  4. When you have finished here, click the “Submit listing” button.

We review each submission to make sure our readers get the most accurate data – please allow us a few hours to review your submission.

We may contact you if we think your listing needs more information.

Once your listing is approved, you can claim it. By claiming your listing you will be able to update it whenever you need to – see the next FAQs to see why we recommend you claim your listing, and how it’s done.

If you need help please feel free to contact us, or give us a call on 01248 511218.

My business is already listed in the directory, how can I update it?

If your business is already listed in the directory, you have two options:

  • The Dragons will update your details at your request – just let us know what you need to change.
  • You can choose to claim your listing (recommended)

Claiming your listing is easy to do and has several benefits to you as the business owner. Once you have claimed your listing:

  • It can only be updated by the Dragons or yourself (via your directory dashboard)
  • You can collect enquiries submitted by customers through the ‘Contact Us’ form on the listing page
  • It becomes ‘verified’ (gets a green tick!), adding additional trust and credibility to your listing
  • You get instant email alerts when anyone adds photos to your listing
  • You can add and manage ‘official’ photos for your listing (via the directory dashboard)

To learn how to claim your listing, see next FAQ ‘How can I claim my business listing?’.

If you need help please feel free to contact us, or give us a call on 01248 511218.

How can I claim my business listing?

If your business is already listed in the directory and you wish to claim it (see previous FAQ), you can do so by following the steps below.

First, you’ll need to register an account with us:

  1. Click on the ‘My Account’ link in the footer of the site, or click here.
  2. At the ‘Log In’ page, click on the ‘Register’ link at the bottom of the page
  3. Choose a username for yourself
  4. Enter your email address
  5. Enter the words you see into the recapture box (to prove you are a human!)
  6. Click ‘Register’

Once you have done this, check your inbox for the email from us containing your login details. Then:

  1. Click on the link in the email and enter your login details (or click here)
  2. Find your listing in the directory, click on the listing to see the detailed contact details screen.
  3. Click on the ‘Claim this Listing’ button
  4. Enter your contact name and email address
  5. Enter a comment – this should provide additional information that will allow us to verify your claim.
  6. Click the ‘Submit Claim’ button

Once you submit your claim, we will review it, and either approve or reject it. Once this happens you will receive an email notification – we may contact you for more information if required.

If your claim is approved, you have full control over your listing, so you can update it when you please.

If you need help please feel free to contact us, or give us a call on 01248 511218.

I have claimed my listing, how do update it?

Once you have claimed your listing, you become the owner and have full control over the listing.

To update your listing:

      1. Click on the ‘My Account’ link in the footer of the site, or click here.
      2. At the ‘Log In’ page, enter your username and password and click ‘Log in’.
      3. Find your listing in the directory
      4. Hover your mouse anywhere over the listing page, and click on the ‘Edit Listing’ icon:

edit-listing

      1. Make your changes and click the ‘Save’ button when you are finished

If you need help please feel free to contact us, or give us a call on 01248 511218.

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