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Dec
3
Tue
2019
10:00 am Art In Hungerford Pop Up
Art In Hungerford Pop Up
Dec 3 @ 10:00 am – Dec 8 @ 4:30 pm
Art In Hungerford Pop Up
I shall be back at the pop up venue with a selection of my art work including my framed layered drawings and cards. Open Tues-Sun 10am-4.30pm
Dec
5
Thu
2019
9:30 am Christmas Creative Workshops @ Silchester Farm
Christmas Creative Workshops @ Silchester Farm
Dec 5 @ 9:30 am – 8:00 pm
Christmas Creative Workshops @ Silchester Farm | Silchester | England | United Kingdom
Join us at a truly picturesque location in the Hampshire countryside for a series of craft workshops and stalls celebrating a modern Christmas. 🎄 Workshops can be booked here and include: – Forager and luxury[...]
7:30 pm Evening Book Group @ Theale Library @ The Volunteer Pub
Evening Book Group @ Theale Library @ The Volunteer Pub
Dec 5 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Evening Book Group @ Theale Library @ The Volunteer Pub | Theale | England | United Kingdom
Evening Book Group First Thursday of the month, 7.30-8.30pm at The Volunteer pub. For more information, please contact the library. Twitter: https://twitter.com/WBerksLibraries Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/newburylibrary/ http://info.westberks.gov.uk/35195
7:30 pm Love Hungerford Pop-up Talk: A T...
Love Hungerford Pop-up Talk: A T...
Dec 5 @ 7:30 pm
Love Hungerford Pop-up Talk: A Taste of Christmas Beer, Wine & Spirits
A taste of Christmas – festive wine, beer and spirit inspiration from Simon Evans at The Naked Grape. Tickets available from Fare Wise Travel, Love Hungerford Pop-Up Shop next to Newbury Building Society (opposite WH[...]
8:00 pm The York Nativity Play 2019- Ald... @ Parish Church of St. Mary the Virgin, Aldermaston
The York Nativity Play 2019- Ald... @ Parish Church of St. Mary the Virgin, Aldermaston
Dec 5 @ 8:00 pm
The York Nativity Play 2019- Aldermaston @ Parish Church of St. Mary the Virgin, Aldermaston | Aldermaston | England | United Kingdom
The York Nativity Play Monday 2nd December 8:00pm Dress Rehearsal / Performance Thursday 5th December 8:00pm Performance Friday 6th December 8:00pm Performance Saturday 7th December 7:00pm Performance Sunday 8th December 7:00pm Performance   The 63rd[...]
Dec
6
Fri
2019
9:30 am Family History Sessions @ Thatch... @ Thatcham library
Family History Sessions @ Thatch... @ Thatcham library
Dec 6 @ 9:30 am – 11:30 am
Family History Sessions @ Thatcham Library @ Thatcham library | England | United Kingdom
Family History Sessions Friday mornings at Thatcham Library. Free practical advice from the Berkshire Family History Society. To book a session, please contact the library: 01635 866049 http://info.westberks.gov.uk/article/30286 Twitter: https://twitter.com/WBerksLibraries Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/newburylibrary/
9:30 am Monkey Mayhem @ The Beacon
Monkey Mayhem @ The Beacon
Dec 6 @ 9:30 am – 11:30 am
Monkey Mayhem @ The Beacon | England | United Kingdom
Pre-school stay and play session with bouncy castle and ball pit. Buy tickets on the door – no booking required.   Dates Every Monday & Friday (except Bank Holidays). Price £3.70 per child or £5.70[...]
ADVERTISE WITH PENNY POST

Penny Post offers various advertising and marketing packages – see details below. For more details, please contact advertising@pennypost.org.uk

We also offer logo design, copy writing, photography, video production and social media services for local businesses. For more details contact penny@pennypost.org.uk


1a. PP LOCAL BUSINESS CLUB

12 months: £300 (or £30 a month).

Package:

•  Your Business Directory page (including copy, logo and up to about six photos) in the appropriate category/ies of the local business section on this website.
•  Your articles in the appropriate section of this website.
•  Links to your pages in the Penny Post e-newsletter, if you are able to supply us with:

– local customers’ recommendation for your business.
– special offers.
– acts of community engagement, including donations.
– local news about your business including awards you have won.
– articles about your area/s of expertise.

• One free job advert in the newsletter and website (see below for cost of additional job adverts).
• Social media following/sharing/retweeting.
• 20% discount on Penny Post Special solus emails (£200 rather than the usual £250) – see more details below.
• 20% discount on Penny Post 12-month generic recruitment ad (£200 rather than the usual £250) – see more details below.
• 50% discount on your courses, classes or tutoring in our four Guides to Local Courses each year (£80 rather than £160).

“I’m delighted with the initial response since promoting myself through the Business Club with Penny Post. We’ve had three leads already in the first week and a half. Over the moon with this and looking forward to working with you during the coming year.”
Adam Badger, Smart Blinds, Thatcham

1b. PP LOCAL BUSINESS CLUB – with EVENTS 

12 months: £360 (or £36 a month) – for up to 6 events per year

12 months: £420 (or £42 a month) – for up to 12 events per year

Package:

You can upgrade your Business Club membership to have a reasonable number of events mentioned in the newsletter. (All event listings must also be posted by you on the website calendar – please contact penny@pennypost.org.uk if you don’t have a log in.)

Please see What Advertisers Need to Supply for details of what you need to send us.

“Penny and Brian are not only provide brilliant support but also fun people to work with helping us develop our words and brand. Great value for money as well.”
Ollie Hunter, The Wheatsheaf, Chilton Foliat

1c. PP LOCAL BUSINESS CLUB – for Sole Traders

12 months: £180 (or £18 a month)
6 months: £120

Package:

• Your own Business Directory page (including copy, logo and two photos) in the appropriate category
• A local customer’s recommendation for your business in the newsletter
• A special offer in the newsletter
• Following/sharing your social media if you tag us

1d. PP LOCAL BUSINESS CLUB – for Estate Agents

12 months: £350 (or £35 a month)

Package:

This provides the same benefits as the Penny Post Business Club (see above) but you can also have up to three rental and three for sale properties featured in our Property page. You need to supply the summary for each property as per the style on this page (including the hotlink).

Should you wish to have a post created on our site for an individual property (either as an estate agent or an individual renter or vendor), these cost £50 each and will stay up for up to about two months. Please supply all copy and images.

“Penny Post was most useful to us when we launched Brearley & Rich Estate Agents in early 2016. As well as helping to establish the brand in the area, Penny Post was able to promote specific properties, drive traffic to our website and give us a forum for providing advice about buying and selling property. We would recommend businesses to use Penny Post’s website, weekly e-newsletter and active social-media presence to help promote themselves in an effective and imaginative way to the local area.”
Jon Rich, Brearley & Rich, Marlborough

“Thank you Penny Post for helping me rent my cottage so quickly.”
Harriet, East Garston

2. PP TUTOR PACKAGE

12 months (four issues): £160 (or £16 a month)

Package:

• Listing in the relevant website What’s On section, Activities for Adults, Activities for Teenagers, Activities for Children.

• Inclusion in our four Guides to Local Courses, Classes & Workshops (September, January, Easter and Summer) which are emailed to our whole mailing list (see recent Guide here) and also published on this website. Each Guide is opened on average 6,000 times.

One-off inclusion in a single Guide costs £50.

• Social-media promotion of the Guides.

• Penny Post support of your social media

“Within a day or so of the Guide to Local Courses & Classes being e-mailed out I got my first new client…”
Diana Pattenden Ceramics Teacher, Newbury

“I am pleased to tell you I have a family of three starting in September who spotted the classes through your website. Thanks for all your work and help – more than half of my students have come through Penny Post!”
Angela Quiroga Spanish Club, Wickham

“Many thanks to Penny Post – in the week after the Courses & Classes e-mail was sent out I received several phone calls enquiring about my pilates studio”.
Charlie Prince, Wantage

3a. JOB ADVERTS

One job: £45
Carnet of three jobs: £100

Package:

• Job ads are posted on the website, summarised in the newsletters and promoted on social media.

• Each advert will stay on the site for about four weeks unless (a) an earlier closing date is specified in the copy or (b) you let us know at any time that the position has been filled. In all other cases, adverts will be set to come down on a Wednesday evening.

• If you wish to have one or more job ads posted unchanged for 12 months then further discounts are available. Please contact advertising@pennypost.org.uk for more information.

Please see What Advertisers Need to Supply for details of what you need to send us. Please note that you must supply pasteable copy (ie not a PDF or a JPG).

“Thanks to Penny Post for help with our recruitment advert – we couldn’t believe how quick the response was and it was very affordable too.”
Carla Woodcock, HCA Healthcare

“Penny Post is always our first choice for local recruitment advertising.”
Simon Carver, RSK Entertainment

We recently placed a job advert in Penny Post. It was good value, we received good service and – most importantly – it generated the application of the successful candidate.”
Will Blackwell, Tomorrow’s Guides, Hungerford

3b. TWELVE MONTH GENERIC JOB ADS

12 months: £250

Many businesses need year-round recruitment of a range of positions or to top up a roster of freelancers: this provides a twelve-month generic recruitment advert that doesn’t promote specific roles describes the career opportunities offered by your business and the kind of positions you are often seeking to fill.

“We recently placed a 12-month recruitment advert with Penny Post and started to receive enquiries within a couple of days.”
Rose Metali, Manager, Hungerford Leisure Centre

4. DISPLAY ADVERTISING ON WEBSITE

Introductory Offer (subject to availability): £50 for three months.

All adverts appear on all pages and posts on the site and rotate with up to five others in the same block.

Ad dimension: 800 pixels wide x 420 pixels high.

Please email advertising@pennypost.org.uk to book.

“Within three days of the ad being live, I’ve had my first call! I can’t recommend Penny Post highly enough – they really do care and work with their customers. It’s a great site and I will now be going there for all the local news and as the first stop when I need to source a business.”
Alan Pearson, Weston

5. EVENT LISTINGS

To upload your event for free to our website calendar click on the green post your event button on our calendar here .

To be promoted in the weekly newsletter and social media we charge:

One commercial event: £35  (Carnet of four events: £100)

One non-commercial event: £20 (Carnet of four events: £70)

Please email advertising@pennypost.org.uk to book.

A commercial event is one where any profit is retained by the individual or organisation concerned and may include events where there is no admission charge. For example, a free yoga class as a taster for a course that will thereafter be charged for, a free-to-enter trade show, the opening of a shop and a professional theatrical performance are all commercial events. 

A non-commercial event is one where the principal objective is to raise money for other causes or if it is to provide information about or support for a voluntary or charitable organisation. A village fête, a charity fundraising event, a fun run and an amateur theatrical performance are all non-commercial events. There are obviously some grey areas in this definition so please contact us if in doubt. Penny Post is committed to promoting all suitable events as widely as possible.

You may also post event details at facebook.com/PennyPostWB  and we will share your post.

I really appreciate the help Penny Post give me in publicising my Neighbourhood Watch meetings and including links to my handouts… Penny Post newsletters go out to a large circulation and is an asset to the local community.”
Newbury & Thatcham Neighbourhood Watch

6. SOLUS  ‘Penny Post Special’ EMAILS

Cost is £250 (£200 for Business Club members)

These emails are just about your organisation/business and are sent out to all of Penny Post‘s email recipients at a time you decide. They are ideal for launches or re-launches, recruitment campaigns, special offers or where a particular product or service requires more explanation than can be provided in the newsletter. Please contact  advertising@pennypost.org.uk for further details.

Please see What Advertisers Need to Supply for details of what you need to send us.

We recently tried the ‘Penny Post Special‘ solus email marketing service with great success. February is historically our quietest month but with the help of Penny a professional targeted campaign was launched in the last week of January 2015: by the 30th I was booked out! I would highly recommend this service to any business wishing to create awareness of their offers and services.
Jon, Eclipse Cleaning

7. NOT-FOR-PROFIT ORGANISATIONS & SCHOOLS

Please email penny@pennypost.org.uk for more information on how we can help promote you.

“Hello Team Penny Post – thank you very much for support the ‘Save the White Hart Inn’ campaign team – Penny Post makes a difference to rural communities in West Berkshire. Rural communities need a news platform like Penny Post – so many important issues to be aired”.
Anne Budd, Hamstead Marshall

8. ITEMS FOR SALE OR WANTED

Please email penny@pennypost.org.uk for more information.

“Penny Post works! We had several enquiries for the 45 chairs we needed to find new homes for and they’ve all gone. Thanks for your help.”
Dani Winslett, Hungerford Town Hall

“Thanks for helping me sell our dining table and chairs so quickly. As for the koi carp which we needed to find a new home for at short notice, we had several takers on the phone within twenty minutes of your promoting it  – two hours later, one of them had arrived and collected them.”
Jean, East Garston

9. VIDEOS

Penny Post can shoot and edit videos about your activity, event or business and post the results online. The basic cost is £200 for a video of about one minute. Additional work is based on £40 an hour. For more information, contact penny@pennypost.org.uk

“Penny is easy to deal with, quick and flexible. She spent an hour videoing in our shop, engaging with me and our customers. By the end of the day she had edited and posted a 3 minute video on social media. Within a week it was viewed over 4,000 times and shared over 50 times and resulted in new customers visiting us specifically requesting products that she had featured in the video.”
Hayley Lambert, Packaging Not Included, Marlborough

Please note that any editorial mentions of your business are included in any of the media which Penny Post employs at the editor’s discretion and that, if included, Penny Post reserves the right for whatever reason to edit these or to consult with you or to hold mentions over or not to include them at all as in its reasonable opinion it decides.

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