Cost effective local advertising for your business that really works..

We understand the importance of making the right impression.

Direct Local magazines is a print marketing agency and we also have a free community magazine that gets hand delivered to businesses and properties in the South Bristol, North Bristol, South Gloucestershire, and North Somerset areas.

Magazines are also distributed through retail outlets and other businesses throughout these areas, so your business can reach a targeted audience of 80,000 people, cost effectively, every month across 4 magazines. Plus our online interactive publications are viewed daily and reach over 17,000 people.

High-quality advertising is a valuable tool that will introduce your business to new customers.

There is powerful evidence that truly local services are preferred by the majority of the population and it is well known that businesses which advertise on a regular basis have a higher return rate than those who only do so on a one-off basis.

Direct Local has been designed to give businesses the tools to get seen by thousands of local people everyday of each month!.

The power of good advertising cannot be under estimated!

Many small businesses can’t afford to advertise in large publications or newspapers but advertising in Direct Local is very cost effective!

We recommended a minimum 6 month campaign to build awareness of your business. The more people you reach with your advert the more your business becomes the first point of contact. For more information about our special offers and packages please click here.

As well as advertising, there are articles, business profiles, puzzles, competitions and community information. Because of its size, look and feel it will not be thrown away like a daily/weekly newspaper, but will be kept by the vast majority of households until the next issue arrives.

Want more information about print marketing solutions and our latest packages call 0117 325 8029 or email

Here are some of the Testimonials we have got from our Bristol Advertisers.

We have had a phenomenal response from our
advert in Direct Local having over 15 responces
in the last 5 months that we have tracked using a
bespoke phone number This is due to their distribution
in key areas around South Bristol such as
Broadwalk Shopping centre and North St Bedminster.

Ron Harpley, A & L Builders

“Direct Local has been a fantastic advertising
platform for Cineworld Bristol and Yate and helped
raise awarness of our latest movies with their
well circulated monthly magazine. I am very impressed with the service we have
received from Direct Local. They offer a good price;
good service and we are reaching
the areas we need to with good responses. “

Matt , CineWorld

In the past I have not been a great believer of
advertising in magazines or local papers because
the price of the adverts have not been reasonable.
Also the only way I think it works is NOT to place an
ad on a one of basis, the only way it will work is if
it goes in for a long period of time to get the
credibility. So with this in mind it was great to see
that Direct Local could offer me a low cost way of
placing an advert long term. I will highly recommend
them for anyone who is looking for a very cost
efficient way of advertising with a great return.

Ian, CJ Computing

Have had this mag now for over 2 years and it is
done just right with local info and local traders
for our use and now it is getting which trusted
traders business in it too. Well done Mike.

Chris Beaumont , B.M.A.A

Advertising Options

Print marketing solutions from as little as £1 a day to reach 20,000 dedicated readers every day of each month in one publication

Sixth Page

66mm wide
61mm deep

 From £39

Quarter Page

66mm wide
92mm deep

 From £69

Half Page (vertical)

66mm wide
197mm deep

 From £139

Half Page (Horizontal)

135mm wide
92mm deep

 From £139

Full Page (no bleed)

135mm wide
197mm deep

 From £199

Our promise is to provide local businesses with an opportunity to advertise at competitive rates. Solving the solution to reaching your target audience cost effectively in print and online. With our unique multi area packages  you can be seen in up to 4 areas at reduced rates and reach over 90,000 people every day of each month.

Basic listing is free in The Bristol Business Directory click here 

Print Deadline Dates

For an example of how our dates work, if you would like to appear in February Magazine artwork must be over to us by the 16th of January.

January 16th
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January 22nd 2021

All artwork must be in by the dates stated as we aim to get all 4 of our publication out for the first week of each month. Please log these dates for future notice.

Get your business noticed..

It’s been proven that 92% off people will read a local magazine that is delivered to their doorstep.

At Direct Local we understand that to give your business the best opportunities to succeed and gain new customers your advert needs to be seen in print and online to make it as easy as possible for your customers to find you.

As a new customer to Direct Local! Receive the 4th publication FREE when you advertising in all 4 publications. Plus placement in Bristols only digital interactive magazines shared on multiple social media platforms and viewable on our website via  PC or mobile devices when you take a 12 months campaign with us.

Click Here to take a tour of our digital interactive magazines viewed by over 17,000 people each month!

To find out more information please call us on 0117 325 8029 or email