Over Ten years in Publishing
South Coast Media are community magazine and town map publishers based in Christchurch, Dorset. Our first magazines were published in 2009 and we now cover Christchurch, Highcliffe, Burton, Bransgore & Southbourne. South Coast Media Ltd is a small independent business.
Guaranteed delivery – GPS Tracked
Our Community Magazines are delivered by our own in-house delivery team who are all reliable and trusted local residents. We are currently introducing GPS tracking for all our deliveries. GPS tracking is the only system that proves they are being delivered. We hope to have this wholly in place with all our distributors by the end of summer 2020.
Largest circulation in our Area
We have the widest circulation of any other similar A5 publication in our area. We print and distribute 45,000 over a two month period, with door to door delivery to 36,000 homes & businesses and a further 9,000 copies being available at pick up points such as local libraries, tourist information centres, etc. We also publish the Christchurch Town Map which is distributed via the Christchurch Tourist Information Centre and is also stocked at many hotels & guest houses in and around the Christchurch area.
Written by the local community, for the local community
Our community content is something of which we are very proud. We focus most of our time and effort in obtaining as much local and unique content as possible. This means that there is something for everyone, making our magazines more interesting and retainable by our local readership.
We also publicise many local clubs, classes, groups, societies, associations and events within the areas in which we deliver by publishing these for free in our community listings, both within the magazines themselves, and also online. This provides a useful resource over the issue period and readers will retain their magazine until the next one arrives.
Keeping Trade Local
South Coast Media helps hundreds of local businesses obtain new business by getting their brand out there, to of a potential of 112,500 readership. In fact, our magazines work so well that over 85% of our advertisers re-book each & every month, some of which have been advertising with us for over ten years now since the day we started! We also like to help businesses by giving them free editorial when we can by way of our ‘Local Faces Business Profile’ page which has been very well received by our readers. We try and keep our advertisers within the local area as it’s a proven fact that customers trust local businesses over any other.
Quality & Great Value
We firmly believe in producing high quality publications whilst trying to keep advertising costs as low as possible. We appreciate the need for local companies to have an affordable way to reach local customers, which in turn will have a positive impact on the local economy.
Advertising in the Christchurch Eye has been very successful and the business generated has more than covered the cost. Cheryl and her team are always very quick to respond to my enquiries and have made it a hassle free experience. The design work has been very good and I am sure I will continue to use the Christchurch Eye for many years to come.