ADVERTISING CUT OFF FOR NEXT ISSUE 17 MARCH 2021, 5 PM
Town Crier Berry advertising information
Why advertise in the Berry Town Crier?
The Town Crier is a community newspaper produced monthly by the Berry Alliance. Our current circulation is 2400 copies. The Town Crier is distributed around Berry and its outer lying areas. Additional copies are given to shops, cafes, hairdressing salons, doctors and restaurants within the township to alert tourists as to what’s happening in Berry.
The Berry Alliance would like to thank advertisers for their support. It is only through advertising fees, subscriptions and sponsorships that our community paper can continue to provide such communication. The Town Crier is not funded from any other source. We receive no grants or public funding.
Submission Cut Off Dates
Town Crier close-off dates for advertising and community group articles, 5pm deadline*
*Note: February edition is produced and printed in January etc.
Distribution approximately 1.5 – 2 weeks after close-off.
April Issue – 17 March
May Issue – 14 April
June Issue – 19 May
July Issue – 16 June
August Issue -14 July
Sept Issue – 18 August
Oct Issue – 15 Sept
Nov Issue – 20 Oct
Dec Issue – 17 Nov
Single rate = $110 or
Repeat rate = $297 ($99 x 3 issues)
Dimensions: 10cm high x 6cm wide
Single rate = $143 or
Repeat rate = $363 ($121 x 3 issues)
Dimensions: 10cm high x 12cm wide
Single rate = $176 or
Repeat rate = $495 ($165 x 3 issues) Dimensions: 10cm high x 18.5cm wide
Single rate = $363 or
Repeat rate = $900 ($300 x 3 issues) Dimensions: 27cm high x 18.5cm wide
*Repeat rate applies to 3 or more issues with no changes and one invoice to be paid up front.
Trades & services
1 issue = $60
6 issues = $252 ($42 each issue)
12 issues = $432 ($36 each issue)
Dimensions are 6cm wide x 5cm high
*One box, no changes, one invoice paid up front.
Full length column advertorials
Advertorial can be used for local business owners and/or community groups not registered with the Berry Alliance to promote their fundraising event. Advertorials must be of interest to the Berry community in the opinion of the Editor and Board, not just an advertisement. This could be information on a new business or a special event or similar.
1 full column = $195 (max 400 words, less words when a logo or photo is used)
2 full columns = $265 (max 800 words, less words when a logo or photo is used)
Calendar of events page
1 issue = $71.50
6 issues = $297 ($49.5 each issue)
12 issues = $542 ($45 each issue)
Dimensions are 5.5cm wide x 5.5cm high
*One box, no changes, one invoice paid up front
Listing in calendar of events
Free if the event is listed in your paid advertisement for that issue – you must request the listing at the time of submitting your advertisement.
Otherwise: $32 per listing only.
- All rates include 10% GST and are payable in 7 days from date on invoice.
- New advertisers are required to pay in advance prior to advertising in first issue.
- Advertisements will not be accepted or printed where there is payment outstanding.
- We cannot guarantee the position of your advertisement on a particular page or side of the paper.
- Your contact name, address and telephone number must accompany your advertisement as well as the size of the advertisement you want and when and how often you want it to appear.
- Our graphic artist lays your advertisement as they do with the entire paper
- We cannot reproduce your entire advertisement from a “hard copy” by scanning it.
- Our graphic artist can lay your advert out to look the same if you provide clean images for us to scan (no text covering the image) or scanned images and the text for the advertisement.
- Not everyone has the same programs (or indeed computer) and we do not use any desktop publishing programs.
Advertisers can choose one of the following options:
Option 1: Deal directly with the Town Crier Editor
- Any wording should be as “text only” in the body of your email or saved as word document and emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Any scanned photos or logos please send as a .jpg or .png file by email. All jpeg files should be at least 300 dpi. Any files supplied at less than 300 dpi may not print correctly.
- Artwork sent as PDFs must be high quality, print ready PDFs. They must also have all fonts embedded in the PDF. A typical 72 dpi screen quality PDF is not acceptable.
Option 2: Deal directly with a graphic artist of your choice
- Book your advertising space with the Editor prior to deadline.
- Deal directly with your graphic artist to design your advertisement.
- Artwork must be sent to the Town Crier as a PDF; it must be a high quality, print-ready PDF. All fonts must be embedded in the PDF. A typical 72 dpi screen quality PDF is not acceptable.
- Advertisers are responsible for ensuring that their advert has been received by the Town Crier prior to deadline.
Please note: advertisers will not get to proof their advertisement prior to printing and are responsible for ensuring that all wording/content is correct upon submitting to the Town Crier.