Advertise with us ...

Covering West Lothian and Balerno with a circulation of 58,000.

If you do business in the Lothians Konect should be your first port of call

"Regular advertising in Konect magazine has been very good for growing our company's exposure locally and is an important part of our ongoing marketing plan. The team at Konect are very knowledgeable and provide exceptional service and support to our business."

CRAIG TURPIE, TURPIE & CO

"The impact of Konect's advertising has vastly improved the prospects of my business. I rely on Konect monthly and it is very effective at targeting existing and gaining new customers, which is exactly what any business needs."

ALI HAMID, M&S AUTO SOLUTIONS

"Since starting advertising in Konect I now have almost more new clients than I can see in a week. My budding business is going from strength to strength now through word of mouth. Konect advertising was perfectly targeted to the market I was looking to expand into and the team couldn't have been more helpful, professional and kind. Thanks to Konect my new business is now a success....thank you!"

KAREN MURRAY, KM FITNESS

 "Advertising in Konect really helped my business take off.  The advert more than pays for itself every month"

IAN MITCHELL, 1st CALL HANDYMAN

We make advertising as easy as possible ...

We can provide advice on the content of your advertisement. We will discuss your advertising requirements with you, and agree with you the best campaign for your business. Many of the businesses in the magazine are "first-time advertisers" for whom other media is too expensive.

How much does it cost?

Advertising costs from just £22 + vat per month in the Calders edition £26 + vat in the Balerno, Broxburn and Linlithgow editions and £28 +vat per month in the Livingston and Bathgate editions, so it really is affordable for every business. 

West Lothian regional section : This section has a record-breaking circulation throughout West Lothian of 40,500 copies monthly. Prices start at £104 + vat for inclusion in this section.

The rates vary depending on the size of advertisement  how long you want to be in for and whether you want a premium page, so please contact us to discuss your requirements.

A text listing in the clubs and classes section is free for charity and other not-for-profit groups.  For businesses, it is £7 + vat per month for the Calders edition, £10 + vat per month for the Balerno and Broxburn editions, and £12 + vat per month for the Livingston and Bathgate editions (minimum booking period of 3 months).

Do I have to provide my own advertisement?

You can provide your own artwork if you want, please see our advertisement dimensions and format details here.

Alternatively we can design your advertisement for you. We'll discuss your requirements with you, design the advertisement and send you a proof for approval before it goes to print.  We can write copy for you if necessary as part of the design service.


When is the deadline for next month's issue?

Booking and copy:

10th of the month prior to print for West Lothian Section, Livingston, Bathgate and Linlithgow editions

15th of the month prior to print for Calders, Broxburn and Balerno editions, 

Print-ready artwork:

13th of the month prior to print for West Lothian Section, Livingston, Bathgate and Linlithgow editions

18th of the month prior to print for Calders, Broxburn and Balerno editions.


How do I pay?

Once your booking is confirmed, we'll send an invoice. We accept payment by credit card, BACS transfer, Direct Debit or cheque.

Media buying - get it right

When buying advertising in any media and comparing the many different options, make sure you check carefully exactly what you are buying.  

Things to check for in printed media :

Reach and frequency

It may sound obvious, but do you know exactly how many copies of the publication are being distributed and how often? Circulation figures quoted may be weekly, monthly, bi-monthly, quarterly etc.  Take the time to double-check that you understand how many copies you are paying for.

Sometimes readership figures are given instead of number of copies, so will seem higher as on average publications will assume that each copy is read by more than one person and so inflate the readership figure, which can be misleading. 

Ensure you are comparing like for like.