If you own a business and want to get more customers from the Monkseaton, Tynemouth, and Whitley Bay areas, Roundabout Monkseaton, Roundabout Tynemouth, and Roundabout Whitley Bay community magazines are the place to be.
Your main focus in running your business has to be delivering paying work, but you also have to generate more business. For most small businesses this will be via two main routes: word of mouth or advertising. Nothing beats word of mouth but you also need advertising to introduce new customers and keep those all important references coming in.
And that’s where we can help! We specialise in dealing with small businesses that don’t have marketing departments and our focus is on determining the best possible advertising solution for you. That’s because if you run an advert that works you’ll not only advertise again but you’ll also tell other people that it worked. We’d much rather have you as a customer for life than just go for a short term win.
That’s why over 80% of our advertisers stay in our magazines every month, and why many have been advertising with us since we started in 2005. And with affordable prices starting from just £20 per insertion, they stay in because it is a reliable and cost-effective way to get business in Monkseaton, Tynemouth, or Whitley Bay. In other words – it works!
Where are the magazines delivered to?
Both magazines are published and distributed monthly, usually in the last few days before the beginning of the month:
- Roundabout Monkseaton is delivered to 5,500 homes and businesses in the Monkseaton area. We cover Monkseaton Village, West Monkseaton, Valley Gardens, Red House Farm and Beaumont Park.
- Roundabout Tynemouth is delivered to 5,500 homes and businesses in the Tynemouth area. We cover Tynemouth village, including the area enclosed by Tynemouth Golf Club to the west, Grand Parade to the east, the Tyne to the south and Beach Road to the north, as well as the Marden estate enclosed by Preston North Road to the west, The Broadway to the east, Beach Road to the south and Marden Quarry to the north.
- Roundabout Whitley Bay is delivered to 5,500 homes and businesses in the Whitley Bay area. We cover the area enclosed by St Mary’s Lighthouse to the North, Beaumont Park to the West (meeting the Monkseaton distribution area), the coast to the East, and the Metro line to the South. This area includes Whitley Bay town centre, Whitley Lodge, and Marine Avenue.
This gives a total distribution of 16,500 magazines every month, delivered door to door. Please note that although we do drop off a few spare copies at pick-up points (such as shops and libraries) for those who live outside the distribution area, we don’t rely on drop-off as a distribution method – simply because it is not as effective as door to door delivery.
How much does advertising cost?
Our rates vary based on what size advert you need, how long you want to stay in for, and whether or not you need a premium page. You can see all of our prices here, but we recommend that you either contact us with some details about your business or call us so that we can discuss your advertising. We promise there will be no ‘hard sell’ – we just want to understand a little more about your business aims before we recommend an advertising option for you. You can call us on 07780 991 980 or send an email request here.
When are the deadlines and distribution dates?
The copy deadlines and distribution dates are shown in the table below. The copy deadline is a final deadline for print ready artwork, so we ask that new customers who need adverts designed contact us a few days before the deadline. This is because it takes some time to create your advert and to get your approval of it.
Month Deadline Distribution Dates
January 2020 5th December (2019) 27th, 30th, 31st December (2019)
February 2020 9th January 29th - 31st January
March 2020 6th February 26th - 28th February
April 2020 5th March 27th, 30th, 31st March
May 2020 9th April 28th - 30th April
June 2020 7th May 27th - 29th May
July 2020 11th June 26th, 29th, 30th June
August 2020 9th July 29th - 31st July
September 2020 6th August 26th - 28th August
October 2020 10th September 28th - 30th September
November 2020 8th October 28th - 30th October
December 2020 5th November 26th, 27th, 30th November
Please note that distribution dates are best estimates and occasionally vary, particularly in periods of bad weather.
Do I have to design my own advert?
If you don’t have a graphic designer who can do it for you, we are happy to produce a simple advert for you or recreate your existing advert for a fixed price of just £10. We only need you to provide words and your logo if you have one and we’ll do the rest.
Alternatively, and for something really special, we also offer professional artwork by an experienced local graphic designer starting from just £25 – please contact us for more information on this service.
What if I want to design my own advert?
That is, of course, absolutely fine! We accept adverts in high definition graphics formats such as JPEG/PNG at 300 DPI (dots per inch), print quality PDF, MS Publisher format, Illustrator format, and Photoshop format. We will also accept MS Word format, but if the advert needs a lot of amending we may charge a make up fee.
If you are supplying the advert, you can email it to us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Advert sizes are shown in the table below:
Advert Type Size (H x W)
Full page (standard panel) 190mm x 130mm
Full page with full bleed (3mm on all four edges) 216mm x 154.5mm
Half page 92.5mm x 130mm
Quarter page 92.5mm x 64mm
Business Card Advert 45.5mm x 64mm
Double page spread 190mm x 279mm
Double page spread with full bleed (3mm on all four edges) 216mm x 303mm
Back cover with bleed (3mm on all four edges) 216mm x 154.5mm
Can I include some editorial about my business?
An editorial feature is a great way to supplement your advertising and gives you a depth of coverage that is normally only available at huge expense in other publications. We can build a combined package of advertising and editorial customised specifically for you – call us on 07780 991 980 to discuss, or send an email request here.
How do I pay?
Payment can be made by cash, cheque or BACS / Faster Payments. Longer term advertisers can pay by standing order. Full payment must be received by the copy deadline date. For multi-insertion packages full payment must be received by the copy deadline date of the first advert.
Please read our Advertising Terms & Conditions.