Everything you could possibly need to create your perfect event
Over 25 easily searchable categories including:
venues, marquees, venue dressing ~ event planners ~ caterers, cakes, bar ~ formal wear hire, wedding dresses ~ musicians, DJs, entertainers ~ dance instructors ~ hair, beauty ~ rings ~ flowers ~ gift lists~ party favours ~ photography, video ~ transport ~ stationery ~ speech coach, toastmaster ~ childcare ~ accommodation ~ insurance ~ honeymoon
To find what you are looking for please use the very fast search box or click on pink text for more details.
***For advertisers only. This is a mock-up Guide. Please see below for how to participate.***
How to Participate in the Wedding and Party Guide
To celebrate the launch of our new website, Penny Post is offering local businesses a great opportunity for a FREE listing in our new Wedding & Party Guide (WPG).
The guide will follow the same general approach as the successful Guide to Courses and Classes – which has, since December 2017, been viewed over 8,000 times – but will use a new function allowing readers to search instantly by category or key word.
The WPG will feature a wide range of companies with an interest in the Penny Post area (see below) ranging from venues to hairdressers and from caterers to dance instructors, and will be promoted in a special Penny Post e-mail sent to over 3,500 Penny Post subscribers in mid-June.
What Happens Next…
From October 2018, participation in the WPG will cost £200 for 12 months (or £120 for 6 months). This will include two dedicated mailings a year in October 2018 and Spring 2019, social-media campaigns and regular promotions in our various Penny Post newsletters.
Local Business Club members are eligible for a 50% discount.
• Business description: 280 characters of text, including your business name linked to your website/facebook page and any key words pertaining to your business that readers might search for
• Header image: 1000 pixels wide x 600 pixels high (image will be displayed 110 pixels wide in the listing so we suggest a close up image or bold logo)
About Penny Post
The Penny Post website and e-newsletter has been covering the Thatcham to Hungerford, Marlborough to Wantage area for over 10 years. As well as the weekly e-newsletter sent to over 3,000 subscribers and monthly newsletters for Hungerford and Valley of the Racehorse, Penny Post also produces digital supplements. The most recent of these, the January 2018 Penny Post Guide to Courses and Classes has been viewed around 8,000 times.
To see what some of our advertisers and readers think of Penny Post, please click here. A brief selection can be seen below.
Penny Post’s newsletters have an open rate of about 40% and a click-through rate of about 12%: this compares to an industry standard for such titles (according to Mailchimp) of about 15% and about 3% respectively.
Penny Post Advertiser Testimonials
“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
“Within a day or so of the Courses & Classes mailer being sent out I got my first new client…”
Diana Pattenden, Newbury
“Huge thank you Penny as I’ve got my first behaviour visit booking as a result of the article in Penny Post – Hooray. A couple from Hungerford saw it and they’ve asked me to do a home visit to help out with a couple of Collies.”
Jill Thorpe, Develop Your Dog
“Penny Post has proved to be a very reliable source of advertising that we turn to time and time again when recruiting. We have successfully employed several members of staff through advertising on your website and are keen to continue with this good working relationship.”
Redcrest Events, Chieveley
“Thanks for placing the advert – I’ve had two enquiries already.”