Our magazines offer an affordable, effective way of advertising your business in Kent. We publish 5,000 to 7,000 copies of all our issues which are distributed via our network of stockists. They can also be read for free online. 

Our advertising rates start from as little as £30 for a directory listing, or £95 for a quarter-page advert.

To download our 2022 rate card please click here.

Our media packs for 2022 are available for download here:

To discuss advertising please contact Jen, our Advertising Director, on / 07900 588 475


Our first advert in the Margate Mercury was in the spring of 2018 and we haven’t looked back. Whilst so many print publications have sadly fallen by the wayside, the Mercury continues to be a shining example of what’s possible in terms of editorial, photography and purpose. We have had work through our advert but our main reason for advertising is to show our support for the Mercury and the manner in which it draws our local community together.

Ian PristonBoys and Maughan

Bubble have advertised within all Brightside Publications magazines for over a year now to predominately increase brand awareness locally. The publications offer a key target audience for us and in turn have seen an increase in local enquiries and web searches since we started advertising.

Ben RoweBubble

The Margate Mercury and its partner publications are aesthetically appealing for anyone who appreciates good design. Their content has a focus on promoting creative people and businesses. The magazines are also distributed in important locations for the target audience we wanted to talk to e.g. coffee shops, yoga studios, independent stores. After 4 months of advertising, during a difficult time with lockdown interrupting newspaper distribution, our nursery school which opened in September is now full. We have limited places left for Reception next year. Working with the group is very easy and the team are a joy to work with.

Shahla RushworthWellesley House School

It can usually be difficult to understand how well advertising works, so when clients say they saw my ad in the Ramsgate Recorder, it's great to know it's working.

Hannah RzyskoLife Coach & Yoga Therapist

I placed a quarter page in the Winter Issue of the Margate Mercury for my new business offering swimming lessons. The magazine has been out for just 3 days and I have already had 2 enquiries, so that's such a good start. It's often difficult to track advertising response, especially with print, but this is absolute proof that the Margate Mercury delivers.

Rae SimsRising Tide