FAQs

 

Map of fourteen areas in North West Wales

Local Dragon deliver to 70,000 selected households in North Wales

FAQs – Your Local Dragon Magazine

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

For standard advertising you choose either Anglesey & Gwynedd or Orme and Bay to reach 35,000 households on a regular basis. If you choose both regions your advert reaches 70,000 households. If you choose a front or back cover you can target just one (or more) of the town & village groupings listed above. The front or back cover adverts land on the door mat of 5000 households per area. We offer discounts if you choose to advertise for 12 months rather than our standard 6 month booking.

Do you have any offers if I advertise in all regions?

Yes. We offer you the equivalent of the 12 month discount per region, with a standard 6 month booking

What is the minimum booking?

For normal businesses 6 months is the minimum booking we offer. If you book for 12 months it’s even better value for money. You pay monthly. However, if you are running an event or you have special circumstances we can offer a short run, 2 month campaign. We accept monthly direct debit, cheque, card or bank transfer. Most advertisers book their initial 6 month period and once they know how well it’s working they leave their advert running continually. You can amend your advert or areas every 2 months.

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

Sorry but no. We offer 6 month bookings but if you are running an Event or in special circumstances, 2 months is our absolute minimum.

How many directories get delivered?

Every month we deliver to an average of 35,000 individual households. In the 2nd month we deliver to a DIFFERENT set of 35,000 households to the first, so your advert gets seen by 2x as many households over each 2 month campaign. We deliver to a total of 70,000 individual households across the 2 regions every 2 months. FRONT/BACK COVERS: Each ‘cover’ title is delivered to 5,000 houses so if you choose a front or back cover it lands on 5,000 doormats per 2 month campaign.

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 have quality control checks in place too. We also run a minor distribution to local business premises as part of our own marketing, which is additional to our household distribution 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 in a small target area, 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 print & distribution campaigns are completed in 2 month cycles, and you can amend your advert every 2 months.
You pay as 6 or 12 monthly direct debit payments or by debit/credit card, bank transfer, or cheque.

RATES FOR ADVERTISING

STANDARD SINGLE AREA MONTHLY RATES – COLOUR

6 month or 12 month bookings – 35,000 households every 2 months
(for Events or Special Occasions we can accept 2 or 4 month bookings – just ask us for the current short run rates)

  • 1/8th Page – 78pm x 6 monthly payments
  • Qtr Page – 99pm x 6 monthly payments
  • Half Page – 189pm x 6 monthly payments
  • Full Page – 289pm x 6 monthly payments
  • 1/8th Page – 68pm x 12 monthly payments
  • Qtr Page – 89pm x 12 monthly payments
  • Half Page – 179pm x 12 monthly payments
  • Full Page – 279pm x 12 monthly payments
  • Double page spread = 1.75 x full page prices
  • £5pm less for Black & White adverts

All prices are plus vat

For your first booking, you pay your first instalment shortly after confirming your booking
and approx every 4 weeks after.

Want to reach 70,000 households – 35,000 either side of the Pen y Clip Tunnels? We offer you the equivalent of the 12 month discount per region, so just double the 12 month rates above.

FRONT & BACK COVER PAGES

Would you like your advert to land on 5,000 individual doormats as the front or back cover of our publications? We have 14 areas to choose from (see above) It’s cheaper than printing & delivering your own leaflets!

14 different Cover Titles to choose from – select the town/village grouping(s) you require from the list above

For all Premium Cover Pages we have limited availability and the towns & villages you prefer may be booked by someone else for months in advance before we can offer you a place. You may want to be added to our waiting list. We require Front Page adverts to look different for each consecutive campaign in order to avoid reader confusion so if you want a long run of front page adverts please be prepared to either vary the target towns & villages you target, or vary your advert style.

We can accept short-term 2 month bookings for front/back and inside covers.

  • Single area – Front £199 x 2 months, £179pm x 6 months or £149pm x 12 monthly payments
  • Single area – Back £199 x 2 months, £179pm x 6 months or £149pm x 12 monthly payments
  • Page 2 or inside back – £159 x 2 months, £129pm x 6 or £99pm x 12 monthly payments

RATES FOR ADVERTISING

(updated 6/10/18)

Who creates the Advert design?

We do this – free of charge. (this service is worth up to £75 per design) You simply 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.

Delivered to a total of 70,000 individual households in North Wales. That’s 35,000 on both sides of the Pen y Clip Tunnels.

Choose to target either Anglesey & Gwynedd or Orme & Bay – or both!

We deliver to selected households in the towns and villages listed below, starting from £68 per month for delivering your advert to a total of 35,000 individual households.  Normally it’s a 6 or 12 month booking but we offer 2 month packages for Special Events or in exceptional circumstances.

  • GWYNEDD & ANGLESEY REGION: we deliver to 35,000 different households in this region (average of 17,500 per month)
  • Penrhos Garnedd : Penrhos Garnedd, Felinheli, Glyn Garth, Treborth, part of Bangor
  • Llanfairfechan: Llanfairfechan,  Abergwyngregyn, Tal y Bont, Bethesda, Llandegai, part of Bangor,  Tregarth,  Caerhun, Mynydd Llandegai
  • Gwynedd Villages: Caernarfon, Bontnewydd, Bethel, Llanrug, Deiniolen, Brynrefail plus other nearby villages
  • Menai: Beaumaris, Menai Bridge, Llandegfan, Benllech, Pentraeth, Llanfairpg, Llangoed, Penmon, Llanddona
  • Llangefni: Llangefni, Llanerchymedd, Rhostrehwfa, Talwrn, Amlwch, Moelfre, Penysarn, Dulas
  • Holyhead : Trearddur Bay, Holyhead, Valley, 4 Mile Bridge, Caergeiliog, Bodedern , Bryngwran
  • Anglesey Villages (rural) : Cemaes Bay, Villages near Church Bay, Gwalchmai, Rhosneigr, Bodorgan, Aberffraw, Newborough, Dwyran, Gaerwen
  • THE ORME & BAY REGION: we deliver to 35,000 different households in this region (average of 17,500 per month)
  • Conwy: Dwygyfylchi, Penmaenmawr, Conwy Valley, Conwy
  • Deganwy: Deganwy & Llandudno Junction
  • Llandudno: Llandudno, Craig Y Don
  • Rhos On Sea: Rhos On Sea, Penrhyn Bay
  • Colwyn Bay: Colwyn Bay, Mochdre, Glan Conwy, Pen y Bryn, Llaneilian
  • Old Colwyn: Old Colwyn, Llysfaen, Llandulas
  • Abergele: Abergele, Pensarn, Bodelwyddan, Rhuddlan

  • What our customers say about Your Local Dragon...

    I've been advertising in Your Local Dragon for a while now, and from the start I had several enquiries, most of them leading to new customers - so I'm very happy with my advertising within the directories.
    Linda Owen
    Linda Owen
    Driving Instructor
    Your Local Dragon is without doubt the most successful form of local advertising I do!
    Patrick Hywel
    Patrick Hywel
    Anglesey Mobilty
    My very first customer was due to the Local Dragon Directory, they found my advert and gave me a call. My business keeps growing with the help of the Dragon Directory.
    Nicola Thomas
    Nicola Thomas
    Top Knot Grooming Cabin