FACTS & FIGURES
The Beacon is the Isle of Wight’s largest award winning publication, hand-delivered to both homes and businesses every month. Local news and features celebrate all that’s good about the Island in the A4 glossy magazine. The Beacon is the only Island publication that has ability to target four geographic areas, allowing advertisers to directly engage with selected markets. Our four Beacons are Ryde East, West Wight Cowes, Bay South and Newport. The Beacon was launched in 1994 and has become a well established and trusted local publication with a loyal following. The Beacon connects with the Island community by providing local news, information, features and promotes all that’s good about our Island.
We offer a variety of advert sizes and our first class team of graphic designers can provide complimentary design for your campaign. Advertorial opportunities are also available to promote your business, which can be compiled with the assistance of our award winning team of journalists.
For maximum impact, your business can feature on the front cover of our magazine. The sponsorship of the front cover is a partnership between the Beacon and you and offers the ideal opportunity for your business to reach the largest circulation of any Island publication.
YOUR EXCLUSIVE PACKAGE INCLUDES:
• Front page of all four beacons
• An additional full page advertorial to promote your business
• Online presence via our website and social media channels – Facebook & Twitter
Your business could become a sponsor of one of our regular feature pages; Homes & Gardens, Eating & Drinking, Health & Wellbeing, Legal & Financial News, Arts & Crafts, Pets & Vets, Things to do or the ever popular Spot the Difference competition. Sponsorship of our feature pages are a great way of associating the name of your business with a sector specific audience.
Ask a member of the Beacon team about how you can extend your advertising online.
For more information please call us on (01983) 522123 or email us
Each publication is delivered to the following areas:
RYDE EAST WIGHT
Ryde, Binstead, Wootton, Bembridge, Seaview, Nettlestone, St Helens and Brading
WEST WIGHT COWES
Freshwater, Yarmouth, Totland, Brighstone, Calbourne, Porchfield, Shalfleet, Cowes, Gurnard,
Northwood, East Cowes, Whippingham and Ningwood
Shanklin, Sandown, Lake, Winford and Newchurch, Alverstone, Ventnor, Bonchurch, Wroxall,
Niton, Rookley, Chale, and Godshill
Newport, Parkhurst, Gunville, Pan and Carisbrooke.
As well as residential addresses the Beacon is also distributed to many Island businesses.
The Beacon is also available to pick-up at a large number of locations.
Earl Mountbatten Hospice retail shops
All Spar/Central shops
Oasis, near Ryde
Quakers About Craft, Ryde
Post Office, St Helens
Medical Centre, St Helens
Community Centre, St Helens
Vic’s Store, Nettlestone
Northwood Garage, Northwood
Waitrose, East Cowes
Co-op, East Cowes
Honnor & Jeffrey (End of the Line Cafe), Freshwater
PJ Thorne, Freshwater
Memorial Hall, Freshwater
Martin Associates, Freshwater
Fairlee Garage, Newport
The Guildhall (Visitor Information Centre), Newport
St Mary’s Hospital, Newport
The Waverley, Carisbrooke
The Donkey Sanctuary, Wroxall
Norris Family Grocers, Niton
Brownrigg’s Farm Shop & Butchery, Godshill
Godshill Post Office