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Our mantra is to 'sell well'. No, we haven't been watching too many episodes of The Apprentice, we just don't believe in flogging you something that won't be effective. Having good relationships with our advertisers is important to us, and ultimately we want you to have confidence that spending your hard earned cash with Small City is a good business decision.

If you're a fan of numbers we've got some impressive stats which you can see here> (fancy a share of our 65k+ page views every month?). Our team has a solid reputation for being a creative, positive and efficient bunch, who'll bring value to what you do. Don't just take our word for it - please do ask around!

You're welcome to choose, Pick 'n' Mix style, from the advertising opportunities below, or get in touch to discuss any ideas you may have. If there's several things that float your boat and you have a budget in mind, we can give you options for a monthly advertising package, or section sponsorship. You'll pay a fixed amount each month, and have a presence on Small City throughout the full year!

*All prices below are subject to +VAT

Directory Listing £60 Per Annum

A listing for your business in our online directory. Includes photograph, unique URL with your business name included, links to your website and social media, and 200+ words copy. Appears in all relevant parent categories of our directory, and it will be linked to your other content on Small City.

Native Content £350

A purpose written article which will appear in the most relevant section of Small City and run as a front page link for a minimum of one week. This will be shared via all of our social platforms, included in at least one weekly Mail Chimp newsletter to 10k+ people in Perthshire, and be held on the site indefinitely.

One Big Question Branding Opportunity £425

You set the question and it is branded “Your Business” for that month.  We can also offer a “voting” option on this page; if you wish to use this, you would be expected to supply a prize worth a minimum of £50.  All photography and answers can be supplied for use on your own site after one month has passed.

Event Listings

The 'What's On' landing page alone saw 49,623 page views in 2017, with 35,725 of those clicking through to individual events within the section! You can use an event listing for recurring or one off events like open days, workshops, gigs, seasonal events, clinics etc. 

Basic Event Listing £75 each or £250 for five.

  • Your event listed and promoted in our ‘What’s On’ section with unlimited lead in time. 
  • Appears in multiple relevant event categories
  • Rotates on front page of Small City and other event pages.  
  • Minimum of one Facebook post and tweet per event. 

Enhanced Event Listing £150

Basic event listing PLUS;

  • A fixed place on front page and all other event pages for one week
  • Minimum of three facebook posts and tweets.
  • Only one Enhanced Event will run at a time. 

Full Event Package £250

An enhanced event listing PLUS;

  • Two weeks fixed on front page and other event pages, 
  • A linked box in at least one weekly Mailchimp newsletter to 10k+ people in Perthshire
  • A one month desktop & mobile display advert (see details below)

Digital Adverts

Both these options will land on a site of your choice - this could be your own website or content about your business on Small City. Artwork is to be supplied by you or we can outsource it at an additional cost.

Desktop and Mobile Display Advert £150 p/m or £120 p/m over six months

A desktop and mobile display advert which shows on rotation throughout Small City, with a minimum of 12k impressions per month. Artwork can be regularly updated to reflect current promotions or opportunities.

Digital Newsletter Branding £145 

A banner advert for your business would appear along the bottom of our newsletter to 10k+ people in Perthshire. 

Food & Drink Advertising

Small City (digital) Recipe Feature £250

Professional food photographer Gill Murray will photograph a dish which represents your restaurant. Cost includes;

  • Featuring the recipe and photography in our Thursday Food & Drink column>
  • Your recipe will be included in at least one monthly foodie newsletter to our database of 10k+ in Pertshire.
  • Your recipe feature will be shared on all our social media platforms, with your business tagged where possible.
  • You'll receive six digital watermarked images from the shoot which you are free to use for your own promptional purposes.
  • We'll share the recipe into our popular Small City Food & Drink group on Facebook

Small City (printed) Food & Drink Magazine - contact for up to date prices.

We design, print and distribute 10,000 copies of our free seasonal Food & Drink magazine throughout Perthshire four times a year. There are various opportunities for advertising within the magazine including advertorials, recipe features, adverts and a spot in the foodie directory. These are also available digitally on ISSUU, and currently run Jan-Mar, Apr-Jun, Jul-Sept, Oct-Dec.


Feature Pages £125

We run one Feature page per month, featuring a maximum of 15 businesses. See them here>

A spot in one of our features includes;

  • A full web page of space with unlimited copy about and details about your business, including up to 5 images.
  • Inclusion in a dedicated Mail Chimp newsletter to our database of 10k+ people in Perthshire.
  • At least one post on each of our social media platforms linking directly to your individual page in the Feature.
  • The Feature will also be promoted via a month long paid for Facebook advert to our 9.5k+ followers.

Past Feature pages remain on the site indefinatly, and you're able to either book a spot on one that's just perfect for you, or several at once. In 2018 we'll be covering;

Wellbeing | Wedding Fever | Pregnant In Perthshire | Squad Days (Team Building or Group Activities) | Family Days Out / Summer Events | Afternoon Teas | Experience Vouchers | Horsey Mad | Festive Markets | Christmas Nights Out | Christmas Gift Guide 

Additional Digital Content

As well as these fantastic value for money packages, our advertising partners enjoy access to the following sections of our online magazine. Your interest in taking part in these would be passed to the editorial team who’d consider you for inclusion.

Competitions | Stop Press | Workdays & Weekends Interviews  | Reviews | Sport & Fitness | Family Section | Galleries


To discuss these opportunities, packages or any other ideas you may have please contact Rhona Maxwell at or Tel: 01738 636888

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