The Chronicle Series comprises three traditional, paid for local newspapers, highly respected and well read by their readers. They cover a prosperous area of Cheshire and Staffordshire, bounded by Manchester, Crewe and Stoke-on-Trent.
Congleton borough’s towns, including Congleton, Sandbach, Alsager and Holmes Chapel, are situated in attractive countryside where the rolling Cheshire Plain meets the more dramatic Peak District, and as well as the local people, there is a substantial and growing number of affluent businessmen and women who work in the nearby conurbations but choose to live in the more rural area covered by the “Chronicle”.
It is an area no advertisers can afford to neglect and the “Chronicle” is the natural advertising medium.
The flagship title of the series, in the borough of Congleton, which covers an area of 80 square miles. Congleton Borough is a mix of attractive countryside, villages and market towns, with a healthy mix of industry and agriculture. The population of the borough is 90,000.
The borough has good economic growth, unemployment below the county average and a strong manufacturing base, with textiles an important and traditional industry, particularly in Congleton itself, but also with a growing number of computing and internet companies, as well as arable and dairy farming, sand quarrying, and, just over the borough boundary, leading edge pharmaceuticals.
Our newly-launched edition, covering Alsager, the "Bathrooms and Bullets" town that's home to Twyfords and the Royal Ordnance.
The historic market town of Sandbach is famed for its Crosses which stand in its cobbled Market Square and for its long tradition of constructing heavy vehicles. The town also has a long history of chemical manufacturing and both Sandbach and nearby Holmes Chapel are still home to major chemical manufacturers.
Over the border in Staffordshire, Biddulph itself was traditionally centred on heavy industry, but there are also textiles, stone quarrying and hill farming. The picturesque Moorlands are a popular attraction for tourists.
Publication Day - Thursday
Colour - Friday 5.00 p.m.
Property - Monday 12.00 noon
Mono - Tuesday 12.00 noon
Display rates, full colour, single column cm
(Mono prices in brackets):
R.O.P. Basic Rate (min. 3cm.) (£4.00 scc). £4.90 scc.
Front Page Solus (100 x 86mm.) (£5.90 scc.) £7.20 scc.
Back Page Solus (£5.60 scc.) £6.90 scc.
Full Page (350 x 266mm.) (£750.00) £930.00
Half Page (170 x 266mm.) (£370.00) £460.00
Quarter Page (200 x 131mm) (£220.00) £270.00
Stipulated Position (£5.80 scc.) £7.20 scc.
Classified Display (min. 3cm.)
Notices (£4.70 scc.) £5.80 scc.
Property (£4.00 scc.) £4.90 scc.
Motoring (£4.00 scc.) £4.90 scc.
Situations Vacant (£4.70 scc.) £5.80 scc.
Job vacancies that appear in the Chronicle are promoted free of charge
across the thousands of people on our social media sites
Personal Announcements (£4.20 scc.) £5.10 scc.
Cancellations by: Friday 5.00 p.m.
Minimum charge (for 20 words) £7.00
Additional words 25p (inc. V.A.T.)
Box Numbers £3.50
Print area (full page) - 350mm x 266mm
Col width - 41mm
No. of Columns - 6
Gutter - 4mm
Screen: 85 (mono), 100 (colour)
Electronic Transmission - Adfast Preferred or PDF 1.3/EPS
Colour - CMYK
Type - Minimum res. 300 d.p.i.
Cols on a page - six
One column - 41mm
Two columns - 86mm
Three columns - 131mm
Four columns - 176mm
Five columns - 221mm
Six columns - 266mm
Circulation (Audited) 15,651
Jic Readership 96.77% Air 44,276
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