Frequently Asked Questions
How often do you deliver your directories?
Our directories are delivered by our GPS tracked team and Royal Mail within a 6-7 week distribution cycle covering two calendar months, targeting each household six times per year.
Is there a discount if I advertise in more than one Magazine?
Yes. If you go into a second Magazine, you get 15% off both, if you go in 3 magazines you get 25% off all three, if you go in 4 or more you get 33% off each one. Visit our Advertise With Us page to check out our prices.
Do you have a minimum Booking Term?
Minimum booking term is two consecutive months. However, most advertisers choose 6 or 12 months and get lower prices with all year round results. Once they see the results people usually convert to a lower priced longer term booking!
How many Magazines are delivered?
Over every 2 month distribution campaign we print and deliver to134,000 individual homes in total!
In Anglesey/Gwynedd, Conwy, and Denbighshire (3 regions) we have our own team of mature GPS tracked delivery people. Within each region we deliver an average of 12,500 magazines per month to homes and, rather than deliver to the same homes every time, our team deliver to different homes every other month, therefore doubling the response rate for you. So across each of the three GPS delivered regions we deliver to 25,000 individual homes over every 2 months. That’s a total of 75,000 individual homes across these 3 regions. (In each of the towns and villages we target, our team deliver to most homes.)
In Flintshire and the Cheshire borders (4 regions) every 2 months we contract Royal Mail to deliver to all the homes within our named postcode sectors. Across these four regions Royal Mail are contracted to deliver to total of over 59,400 individual homes. That’s an average of almost 15,000 homes per region every 2 months (equivalent to an alternating delivery to 7500 homes per region, per month). Royal Mail can deliver to ‘harder to reach’ rural properties in North Wales and near the Cheshire border.
How can I be sure that the directories will be delivered?
Our business wouldn’t be where it is today if we didn’t deliver! We rely on our magazines being delivered just as much as our advertisers do!
On every GPS delivery route we use GPS Tracking on our own distributors so we know precisely where and when they are delivering, giving you (and us!) extra peace of mind that the directories are being delivered exactly where they should be and exactly when they should be. On the Royal Mail routes we trust that they do the job to a high standard and contract them to deliver to all the addresses within the postcode sectors we choose. They are the experts. They have the manpower and infrastructure to deliver to homes – they do it every day, all year round!
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 ‘One Man Band’ tradesman
- A Quarter Page Ad (6cm wide x 9cm tall) is suitable for a smaller business wanting to attract regular enquiries to tick over & 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 , Pages 3, 4, 5, 6, 7,8, 9, 10, 11 and Centre Pages) are for Businesses wanting Maximum exposure, with excellent brand recognition.
How much does it cost?
What if I don’t have an advert design?
If you don’t already have an advert designed, or even if you do Local Dragon Directories know what type of advertising locals respond to. So once you have booked in your adverts with us, we can create your advert FREE OF CHARGE – all you need to do is answer a few questions or guide us to your website or Facebook page, along with any specific images, and we’ll do the rest!
Do I see a copy of my Advert before it goes to print?
Yes, as long as you provide your correct email address we’ll send it to you for approval.
How do I pay for my advert, and what are the payment terms?
Our advertised rates assume you set up an automatic direct debit which is set up at the time of booking. Most advertisers find this method reduces their paperwork and makes life easier, it’s cheaper too! If you pay by card, bank transfer or cheque your monthly advertising would be £20 extra.
Our standard payment terms are 7 days from invoice date.