How to Advertise Your Business

Advertiser's Guide

Promote your business to 1000's of potential customers, right here on your doorstep.

If you own a local business and you would like to gain new customers; The Connection is the perfect platform to get your business onto thousands of local coffee tables. Each one of those people who have their feet up on those coffee tables, having a read of their latest copy of the Connection, could be your latest, newest customer.

With delivery guaranteed, your advert is in safe hands from the moment we design and set it in our pages, to the instant it’s placed directly into the hands of our readers. Residents really do prefer to read, use and keep The Connection, rather than haul out the brightly coloured breeze block that is the local directory. (Although, the breeze block in recent years has become more like a lego brick).

FREE……Advertisers who book for a minimum of 6 months (not including the eighth page size advert) can benefit from some free editorial space for one month. This is an ideal opportunity for you to tell the readers much more about what you do and what you offer.


Our total distribution is 12,500 copies over a 2 month period.

Month 1: 6,250 homes in Rainford, Moss Bank, Billinge, Haresfinch

Month 2: 6,250 homes in Eccleston, Windle, Eccleston Park

So now you know where you need to be, it couldn’t be simpler - just pick up the phone and call Joanna for an easy, effective and affordable way to promote your business.

Advert Sizes

Eighth Page: 59.5mm (w) x 44mm (h)

Quarter Horizontal: 123mm (w) x 44mm (h)

Quarter Page: 59.5mm (w) x 90.5mm (h)

Half Page: 123mm (w) x 90.5mm (h)

Half Page Vertical: 59.5mm (w) x 185mm (h)

Full Page: 123mm (w) x 185mm (h)

Full Page to bleed: 148.5mm (w) x 210mm (h) + 3mm bleed on all edges

Haven’t got an ad ready?

No problem. The Connection’s graphic designer, Allison Ensor, can design your advert for a minimal charge.

All designs are for exclusive use in the Connection magazines. If you would like to use the design elsewhere, there is a release fee to pay.

Advertising Rates

Our rates are very competitive, enabling you to reach 12,500 carefully targeted homes over a two month period.

Prices vary depending on what size advert you need, how long you want to stay in for, and whether or not you would prefer a premium page. So we ask for you to contact us with some details about your business so that we can discuss the options available to you. We don't do the 'hard sell' but prefer to understand a little about your aims for your business before making a recommendation. We do not try and sell you the biggest advert available, more often than not we recommend a smaller advert as this is usually the best solution for a small, local business. Advertising is very cost effective and we take all major credit/debit cards, also cheques and bacs transfers. Our current prices for advertising can be found on our advertiser rates card [pdf format].

rate card download

What our Clients Say...

"The Connection Magazine is ideal for advertising my business to local people. It is affordable and really targets the areas I tend to work in. I've gained many new customers and that's why I keep coming back."
Kirsten Davies Driving School

"We have been advertising with The Connection for a number of years. It has proved to be a most effective way for us to increase our profile in the St Helens area.

They are accommodating, friendly, professional and above all, extremely helpful, especially with ideas on advert design."
Andrew Rigby, Rigby Insurance

"I have been advertising with Joanna for 3 years, and over the years I have seen quite a few similar local magazines. The Connection Magazine outshines all the others in terms of content, design and the wide choice of businesses and services. I’m pleased to say that it also brings in a steady stream of customers."
Lorraine Kenny, Rainford Chiropody Clinic