Roundabout Publications is an independent, family-run business. It is owned and operated by a local, John F Brown, with help from his daughter Jess Brown, who want to encourage local communities to use local businesses.
Successful since it started in 2005, the magazines have gone from strength to strength and are now a well-established part of the communities we serve.
Our community magazines, Roundabout Monkseaton and Roundabout Tynemouth, are delivered every month in the Monkseaton and Tynemouth areas, and offer cost effective advertising for all sorts of different local businesses, the vast majority of which are based in Monkseaton, Whitley Bay, Tynemouth, Cullercoats and North Shields.
We understand that it is crucial to ensure there is plenty of quality content in our magazines to complement adverts and business editorial, and thus increase readability. That’s why we include a wide range of topical articles (including many from local contributors), puzzles, community pages and local information, to make each magazine a true community resource which is read, retained and used as a local business directory – thus providing a fantastic opportunity for advertisers to connect with customers.
The community aspect of our magazines is enhanced by allowing local charities, community groups and other not-for-profit organisations to advertise at no charge on our community pages. We also print regular articles about community events and groups.
We firmly believe our pricing offers incredible value, particularly considering the high quality of production, and we know that readers keep their magazine as a reference for the whole month – this has been confirmed by our advertisers. This gives the magazines ‘longevity’, thereby giving advertisers ‘immediacy of access’ when their services are required.