None of the work and support carried out by Four Marks News would be possible without our great set of Supporters who advertise with us, so please mention you found them on Four Marks News when you contact them.

If you want to advertise with us, and therefore help support the local community, we have a number of packages available to choose from.

Commercial Advertisements

General Information

Advertising pages are moved month on month ensuring that no advertiser permanently occupies what may be considered a better or worse position in the magazine, and anyone who advertises for a year gets a listing on our 'Our Supporters' page on this website and promotion on our Facebook page by the administrators.

The standard size of advertisement is split into multiples of a fifth of page for black and white, although 1/10th page is also available and multiples of quarter pages for colour. The advertising year runs from March to February.

Current Advertising Rates

These appear on a size guide linked below. Price depends on colour/black and white, the size of the advert and the number of issues chosen. Full year colour adverts can be invoiced and paid quarterly. Casual advertisements can be placed for one or more months at the monthly rate shown and are payable on presentation of the invoice. Advertisements placed for a year are included in the list of local businesses published on the website and are highlighted.

As this is a community magazine, local charities, clubs, associations and other local not-for-profit organisations receive a 50% discount on the commercial rates for black & white advertisements shown. There is also a discount for local organisations choosing to advertise in colour. Consult the advertising manager to check if your local organisation is eligible for a concession.

We prefer payment by BACS (internet banking) but can accept cheques. We offer discounted rates if you take an advertisement out for a full year and you are still able to change your advertisement as many times as you like in the year without additional charge.



Terms of Business for Commercial Advertisements

If you intend to provide your advertisement ready for publication in one of the above formats, you should book space with the Advertising Manager by 12th of the month and supply the advertisement by 15th of the month preceding the month of publication.

Meeting the above deadlines will ensure that your advertisement is included. We will do our best to include an advertisement delayed beyond the deadline but this cannot be guaranteed.

For Sale And Wanted Advertisements

Private FOR SALE advertisements from individuals can be published in the magazine at the following rates, based on the total value of items appearing in the same issue:


Private WANTED advertisements from individuals will be included FREE.

Please send your advertisement (up to 20 words), with name, address and telephone number to the Advertising Manager.

Advertising Formats

Advertisements can be accepted as a .JPEG / .JPG, or .GIF format if supplied in the same ratio as the chosen advertisement size.

Advertisements can be accepted as a .PDF format or .DOC / .DOCX Word document if supplied in the exact chosen advertisement size.

Please note that advertisements cannot be accepted in Microsoft Publisher format.

Design Service

If you cannot provide an advertisement in any of the above formats we offer a free design service, laid up from your draft ideas. To provide this, we need to have copy no later than the 10th of the month preceding the month of publication. Please send the wording, any other requirements and chosen design letter shown on the Advertising Page Size Guide for your advertisement to the Advertising Manager.

Submission Deadline

If you intend to provide your advertisement ready for publication in one of the above formats, you should book space with the Advertising Manager by 12th of the month and supply the advertisement by 15th of the month preceding the month of publication.

Meeting the above deadlines will ensure that your advertisement is included. We will do our best to include an advertisement delayed beyond the deadline but this cannot be guaranteed.

The magazine is distributed on or before the first Thursday of each month, it is on sale in the majority of local retail outlets as well as in school, doctors’ surgeries, opticians and delivered to new residents.

Questions?

If you have any questions or queries about any of this then please contact The Advertising Manager.

Telephone: 01420 562796
Email: