Published by small, independent company Herald Publishing, The Herald is a FREE community magazine published every 3 weeks, when 10,000 copies are distributed through a network of nearly 300 distribution points across the area. The magazine is designed to encourage local enterprise and promote local community values.
The Herald Story
Originally launched as the Hythe & Dibden Purlieu Herald in 1994 by founder Janice Taylor, with a print run of just 1,500 per month, the magazine quickly grew in popularity and now, renamed simply The Herald, covers a vastly expanded area that includes not only the whole of the Waterside, but also Totton, Romsey, The Wellows, North Baddesley and communities in New Forest East such as Lyndhurst, Beaulieu, Minstead, East Boldre and Pilley.
Packed full of interesting and easy-to-read news items about local people, businesses and events, topical subjects and general useful information, The Herald delivers a platform for local businesses to advertise at really affordable prices, so even the smallest businesses and those with a limited budget can get their message directly to potential customers within their own catchment area.
The Herald also provides a regular means of raising local awareness for anyone organising an event for charity, clubs, societies and other organisations, free of charge.
Every issue, local residents pick up their free copy of The Herald which is distributed to nearly 300 outlets - local shops, pubs, garages, community centres and other easily accessible places. As readers have to go to the distribution points to pick up their copy of The Herald, this means that we know that they want to read it.
Other Things We Do
Local Produce & Gifts
Herald Publishing produces the annual Visit Hythe leaflet which includes a map of the village, a listing of the cruise liners docking throughout the summer and advertisements from shops, cafes and places to stay in Hythe and is distributed to all visitor places to stay, attractions and TICs within an hour’s drive of the village.
Herald Publishing is proud to produce annual community booklets for Hythe & Dibden and Fawley Parish Councils, which are funded by advertising and produced at no cost to the client. If you are interested in talking to us about how we can help you produce a town or parish guide for your community in the same way, contact us for more details
Photocopying, Faxing & Laminating
Local Information Point
Herald Publishing offers A4 and A3 copying including colour, A4 & A3 laminating and also a faxing service from the office in Hythe.
Herald Publishing offers a small range of local interest books on the area along with titles written by local authors, including children’s books, memoirs and poetry.
The Herald Publishing office in High Street, Hythe is also a Local Information Point for the New Forest National Park. We offer a range of information for visitors and locals about this stunning area, including places to go, bus timetables, maps.
available on all devices
If you can’t pick up a copy of the latest Herald from any of the distribution points, the online issue is available on your computer, tablet or phone. With a search engine, and links to advertiser’s websites, emails and social media pages, don’t miss reading the latest issue.
meet the team
With over 25 years’ experience in advertising and marketing Louise feels privileged to now be the Editor of such a highly regarded local magazine. She enjoys working on The Herald, dealing with the vast range and breadth of advertisers, local groups, organisations and other contributors.
Paula has set the pages of every single issue of The Herald, which is quite a feat in itself, and has 30 years’ experience in the publishing industry. She can also create your advertising artwork for you. With an excellent knowledge of local businesses, Paula also handles all the invoicing and accounts for Herald Publishing.
A recent member to the team, Lou brings with her over 15 years advertising experience. Her knowledge of brand awareness, marketing strategies and copywriting can help businesses of all shapes and sizes, whether you wish to book just one advertisement or plan an advertising campaign in The Herald.
Also a new recruit to the team, James has previously worked in retail, printing and corporate events. Very much the face of The Herald out in the community, as every 3 weeks he makes all the deliveries to our Distribution Points with the latest issue.
"The Herald offers Furzey Gardens flexible advertising options along with a really friendly way of doing business. The polite reminders of when the next Herald is due and what its focus for that issue is, helps us to plan our advertising carefully and reach local people."
Furzey Gardens, Minstead Nr Lyndhurst
"I have been using The Herald for many years to promote my business and have been very happy with the outcome. It is very much a paper for local people and business, so great for me matching dog carers to local customers. The staff are always helpful in organising my adverts and I like the way the paper is laid out so it’s very easy to access something you are interested in."
"We have a regular front page advert and editorial spot in The Herald and we find it really works for promoting our designers, collections and any events or sales we have throughout the year."
Charisma of Fawley, Fawley Village
Aeroaddict: The Story of One Man's Lifelong Love Affair with Aeroplanes by Doug Gregory
A Lifetime in Postcards: by New Forest Artist Gervase A Gregory
Hythe Hampshire Mug - Artwork by Bradley Hutchings
Dusk Until Dawn: A new barn owl book by Martin Bradley
Hampshire At War: Based on the book by Henry Buckton by 1st-take.com
Jack's Country Paperback by Paul Peacock
On the Banks of Hatchet Pond: A New Forest Tale (New Forest Tales) by Val Anne Lee & Simon Chadwick
Racing Ace: The Fights and Flights of 'Kink' Kinkead DSO DSC* DFC* by Julian Lewis
Southampton Docks: Looking Back at Britain's Premier Port by Andrew Britton
The Hythe Pier Railway by by Peter A. Harding
The New Forest At War by 1st-take.com
Top Gun of the Sky by Martin Bradley
Do you give discounts for block advertising bookings?
We don’t give any discounts for advertising, but maintain the low advertising rates to enable advertisers with even the smallest budget can afford. We do offer Agency discount.
Can you create an advert for me?
We can produce advertisement artwork for you using any logos, images and copy that you supply, within the cost of insertion. If you are unsure about what size or what to put into your advertisement, we would be more than happy to create something for you.
Can I supply my own artwork?
When do I pay?
Advertising is invoiced on the publication date, when an invoice is sent to you with 14 days to pay by card over the phone, cheque, cash or if you are a regular advertiser sign up to pay using our Direct Debit scheme.
Can I choose where my advertisement goes in the magazine?
We do our best to accommodate advertiser’s requirements, but cannot always guarantee specific pages. Regular features run in every issue may offer advertisers with specific businesses a more appropriate location within the magazine.
Can I submit editorial?
We do offer new advertisers and businesses some free editorial to support their first advertisement and to provide readers with more information that would appear in an advertisement. Around 200-250 words is acceptable.
As The Herald relies on paid advertising, we cannot guarantee editorial space for all advertisers and reserve the right to refuse submitted copy. Editorial should always be newsworthy.
The office in the High Street is open from 9am until 3pm weekdays, but for telephone/email enquiries, and for Herald advertisers, until 5pm.
6 High Street, Hythe, Southampton, Hampshire,
Editorial Enquiries: 023 8084 5700
Advertising Enquiries: 023 8084 0815
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