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Thank you for your interest in advertising on, in addition to our online content, we also have a highly engaged Facebook page with nearly 5k likes (mostly from Shaftesbury and the surrounding areas) and a small but rapidly growing twitter following.

The Shaftesbury Town website is run as a not-for-profit project of FirmSites Ltd, a web design, development & marketing company based in Shaftesbury. The aim is to provide a site that is free & open to residents and visitors of the town, with the costs of running the site met by advertisers.

As experts in digital marketing we are keenly aware the immense value to small businesses of targeted news & directory websites like Shaftesbury Town, and have made all possible efforts to keep rates low and only at levels that cover operating expenses rather than generate profit, giving even small businesses with limited budgets the opportunity to promote their goods & services. This site is run for the sole benefit of the people of Shaftesbury.

We offer the following range of advertising options which can be booked by emailing or calling FirmSites on 01747 445 002

Listing in our directory

Any business may have a free.listing in our site directory by filling out the following form (you will need to have registered a free member account with us first). Your listing will feature in all relevant categories of the directory, display your address, contact details and have an optional single photo and short description of your business (250 characters limit).


Featured Listings

You can upgrade at any time your free listing to a featured listing. This will give you an unlimited length description, multiple photos, appear on our featured listing box and be highlighted in the category pages like the example shown.

£5 per month or £50 per year

Social media mention

We will mention you on our Shaftesbury Town facebook & twitter accounts, simply send us your desired message and we will work with you to write something that has the best chance of engagement with our users.

£20 per post

Email Newsletter mention

Be included in the next email newsletter to our members, upto 200 characters.

£20 per newsletter

Boxed Advert

Appear on the side bar of Shaftesbury Town with any X by X sized advert that links to your website or listing. All adverts are displayed on a random basis and we never allow more than 5 advertisers at anyone time giving a minimum of 20% impressions. Includes featured listing while advert is running & 1 free social media & newsletter mention per 3 months of advertising.

£25 per month or £250 per year.

Promotional Editorial

We will work with you to craft a promotional article for your business or event, which will be promoted via our social media, appear on our homepage and include a free 1 month boxed advert, featured listing & newsletter feature. This rate may be reduced if you offer a promotion unqiue to our readers, dependant on size.

£300 per article

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