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Magazine Advertising

The Local Directory Magazine Advertising Services

The Local Directory Magazine Advertising Services


Now with over 12 years in business, our magazines are published monthly in each of 13 regions across Buckinghamshire and Hertfordshire, offering the most economical and effective means of promoting local products and services directly to over 110,000 homes through door-to-door distribution.


  • WIDE REGIONAL COVERAGE across 2 counties
  • FLEXIBILITY – Target all areas each month or rotate between areas.
  • MONTHLY CIRCULATION – minimum of 8,000 per magazine (over 110,000 total every month)
  • A QUARTER PAGE AD costs as little as £68 per month (based on a 12 month booking in 3 magazines) – in full colour!



Local Directory publications are widely read and used by residents. Over 60% of our advertisers enjoy long-term advertising discounts and appear regularly, month after month – because The Local Directory works and generates business for them. A variety of advertisement sizes are available, and you can choose to start off with a single eighth-page ad in colour for as little as £38 in one regional edition. We offer free professional advice on the placement of advertising, to ensure you achieve the best value for money. If you’re already accustomed to advertising on a regular basis, here are some current examples showing the specific size options available in Local Directory’s 13 regional editions.

The magazine format is A5 portrait. A wealth of special ad positions and advertorial features are available to give your business that special appeal. Our production department will be pleased to give you further information; just give them a call on 01494 923640. Remember, we offer generous savings on quantity bookings, and Community Board ads are FREE.

“…an inexpensive way to keep your company name in front of thousands of local people. It definitely works for us!”



No advert or cannot one designed?  Don’t worry we have a design service which is very cost effective and simple.

The cost is a one off fee of just £30 + VAT for a quarter or eight page advert, and £50 + VAT for a half or full page advert.

We just need the following four details to start designing your advert:

  • Your company name and logo if you have one.
  • Your contact details you want customers to see: Telephone numbers, email address, address, website.
  • The text you want to say in your advert (we can hep you get this right).
  • Any images you want to use in your advert.

What Our Customers Say

Over the past eight years that we have been advertising with The Local Directory, I have not had the chance to express my gratitude for the hard work and efforts that you and your team have put in to helping us gain a great clientele and become one of the region’s most well-known building companies.

We believe that advertising with you has not only gained Ultimate Construction recognition within our surrounding towns, but has also given the community who receive the magazine a sense of confidence that Ultimate Construction is a company here to stay! Once again many thanks for all you have done and we look forward to continuing our relationship with The Local Directory for many years to come.

AdamOwner, Ultimate Construction

Since we started advertising with The Local Directory, we have received a surprisingly high number of referrals. Our customers are pleased to find us in the Directory and it’s a great guide for local businesses in the area. One of the main reasons we advertise regularly, is that it’s good value for money: its distribution is certified so you know that every household will receive it. It has a great mix of editorial content as well as advertising and is always interesting to read when it arrives each month. Would recommend it as a great medium to increase awareness and sales to any local business.

JessManager, The Love Your Water™ Team

When getting your message out to your audience – the Local Directory is a key player in getting it to those who you want to share it with! I have never been disappointed with the input from the team and communications with Nisha has always gone very smoothly. A very professional, well organised and presented company. Excellent value for money advertising too!

AnnaManager, Wheelhouse Vets

I have been pleasantly surprised by the response I have received by advertising in the Local Directory for the last few months. I was slightly dubious at first but I have had, on average, a couple of good enquiries each week and as a result of this have decided not only to continue my advertising for longer than I had anticipated, but have also put my advertisement into more magazines. To anyone who is unsure I would say give it a go!!’

Barry HolmesOwner, Holmes Garden Services

iFillYa Kitchens & Bathrooms have been using the Local Directory to advertise our company and services for about three years. Originally we advertised in the Amersham Local Directory, but we have been so delighted with the number of enquiries we received from this advertising that we soon expanded into advertising in the Chalfont and then Beaconsfield Local Directories. As a small but expanding family-run business looking to develop our professional reputation in Amersham and the surrounding areas, we have found the Local Directory to be one of our most successful forms of advertising. We also think the Local Directory plays a vital role in informing the local community of small businesses, services and events in their area. Thank you Local Directory!

AntoniaOwner, iFillYa Kitchens & Bathrooms
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