Advertise in Taste West Sussex

How to advertise in our magazine and eNewsletter which features the best of West Sussex food and drink.

1 Taste West Sussex magazine

Taste West Sussex magazine is published three times a year, offering information on local food and drink outlets and producers, tourism venues and attractions, as well as how to make the most of our beautiful county.

This award-winning, free magazine is available at over 300 outlets across West Sussex, including Co-Op stores, restaurants, cafes, pubs, farm shops, vineyards, tourist attractions, accommodation providers and garden centres, as well as all 36 libraries.

In addition to the 20,000 hard copies, there is an online edition with hyperlinks to advertisers websites and an active social media presence.

The Taste West Sussex Twitter site has 3,369 followers. Tweets are retweeted on the West Sussex County Council Twitter site, which has approximately 44,500 followers, and the West Sussex Matters Facebook page. There is also a dedicated Taste West Sussex Facebook page.

The next edition of Taste West Sussex magazine is out on 15 May 2018.

Artwork deadlines

  • 16 April 2018
  • 13 August 2018

Publication dates

  • 15 May 2018
  • 15 September 2018
  • February 2019

Offers

  • Discounts are available for early bird and multiple issue advertising.
  • Feature sponsorship opportunities are now available. Phone for details.
  • Free entry into monthly Tastemail eNewsletter.

Advertising rates and dimensions

  • 1/8 page (89mm W x 55mm H) - £120 + VAT
  • 1/4 page (89mm W x 114mm H) - £200 + VAT
  • 1/2 page (182mm W x 114mm H) - £360 + VAT
  • Full page (216mm W x 266mm H) - £660 + VAT
  • Inside front cover (216mm W x 266mm H) - £780 + VAT
  • Inside back cover (216mm W x 266mm H) - £760 + VAT
  • Back cover (216mm W x 266mm H) - £840 + VAT

Additional information

2 Tastemail eNewsletter

We broadcast a monthly eNewsletter, Tastemail, which has over 5,000 subscribers. 

Advertisers can use this marketing tool to further promote their business by advertising special offers, discounts, competitions, events and product news from West Sussex food and drink producers, eateries, businesses and venues.

The October 2017 Tastemail analytics show a 32% open rate and an 8% click through rate. The first two hours showed an 18% open rate and 4% click through, which is above the national average (figures supplied via Granicus October 2017).

MailChimp currently show the national average for this subject area as the open rate being 24.71% and 2.98% click through.

Each entry is approximately 50 words and can include a suitable picture.

Content of the Tastemail is also publicised via Twitter and Facebook.

Advertising rates and dates

  • 12 months - £20.00 per month + VAT
  • 6 months - £25.00 per month + VAT
  • 3 months - £30.00 per month + VAT
  • 1 month - £35.00 per month + VAT
Submission deadlinesBroadcast dates
Friday 8 December 2017 Thursday 14 December 2017
Friday 12 January 2018 Thursday 18 January 2018
Friday 16 February 2018 Thursday 22 March 2018
Friday 13 April 2018 Thursday 19 April 2018
Friday 11 May 2018 Thursday 17 May 2018
Friday 15 June 2018 Thursday 21 June 2018
Friday 13 July 2018 Thursday 19 July 2018
Friday 17 August 2018 Thursday 23 August 2018
Friday 14 September 2018 Thursday 20 September 2018
Friday 12 October 2018 Thursday 18 October 2018
Friday 16 November 2018 Thursday 22 November 2018
Friday 7 December 2018 Thursday 13 December 2018
Last updated:
5 April 2018

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