Advertise in our magazines

Grow your business by advertising it in our magazine. Since the start of our first magazine, local businesses have trusted us to help them with their marketing to gain more customers and build their business. Over eight million copies of our Life Publications’ magazines later and we’re more committed than ever to helping you succeed.

Why choose us

It Works - Tried & Tested

Our monthly publications are read by over 239,200 readers each month, and are distributed free to over 95,700 homes. The magazines are widely read cover to cover, and more importantly because we are trusted, Life magazines are the number one way in which residents source local products and services.

Value For Money

The magazines represent incredible value for a full month’s advertising. Bookings are available to suit all budgets and types of businesses. Our publications are A5, full colour, and are designed and printed to the highest standards.

Higher Circulation

They all have a higher circulation than many other local publications, delivered directly to over 95,700 homes and businesses each month. We are proud of our circulation figures and by delivering house-to house we’re not relying on people picking up a copy if they choose, meaning that you will reach a wider audience.


In total, all our publications are hand delivered by our reliable and experienced distribution staff to over 95,700 homes and businesses across our distribution areas.

Our Retford edition is delivered to more than 17,400 homes and businesses.

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Our Worksop edition is delivered to more than 23,500 homes and businesses.

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Our Gainsborough edition is delivered to more than 17,800 homes and businesses.

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Our Sherwood edition is delivered to more than 10,900 homes and businesses.

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Our Rotherham edition is delivered to more than 15,600 homes and businesses.

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Our Rother edition is delivered to more than 10,500 homes and businesses.

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Gainsborough URC

I'm pleased to say visitors to these are increasing, due in part to our advertising with you, so thanks again for your publicity.


Kirton in Lindsey Town Hall

Thanks, as ever, for your support. It does make a difference. We often get feedback to say that people saw it in Gainsborough Life.

Mary Hollingsworth

Harworth Christie Organ Enthusiasts

Once again people are approaching me at our concerts, saying they had attended as a result of seeing the advert in your magazine. Once again, thank you very much indeed.


Retford U3A

We had a committee meeting last night and the Membership Secretary told me we are still getting half a dozen or so new members each month through your magazine, so these little pieces really do work.


The Wednesday (Memory) Group

You're one of our major supports and I've been surprised how many people have said to me that they've read my bits in Retford Life.  It certainly brings in members and that's very much appreciated.


The Dukeries Community Workshop

Thanks for supporting us through your publication from which we have gained new users.


The Arts Society Dukeries

We have noticed an increase in visitors to our lectures and I am sure the details in your publication are a reason for this.


Ollerton St George’s Day

Thanks for giving us space, it really helps get people to the event.

Hannah Yeardley

Rotherham U3A

With your help, the U3A membership has almost doubled during the three and a half years since I sent in my first offering.  In fact almost 49% of the 71 new enrolments between Sept 2018 and March 2019 live in your distribution area.


Harworth Christie Organ Enthusiasts

As a result of people reading our advert in your magazine we had a fantastic response last month with 3 new members signing up for membership on their 1st visit!




Working with us


Unlike other forms of media, our magazines are retained as a directory of products and services and are referenced throughout the month, giving you the chance for your advert to be seen time and time again.

Free Advert Design

Free advert design is included within the rates. Our in-house graphic design team will work with you to capture your ideas and create an advert aimed specifically at your target demographic.

Business to Business

In addition to residential homes, each month we hand deliver to over 2,000 business premises in the North Nottinghamshire, North Lincolnshire and South Yorkshire areas. If your target customers are other local businesses, then advertising with Life Publications would suit your demographic.

Interesting Articles and Features

Our publications are not only a useful directory but are magazines in their own right. Each edition contains interesting articles and topical features.

Community News and Features

Local residents value and trust the publication to provide news and information about what is happening in and around the community, from local groups, clubs and societies. If it’s happening in our distribution areas, they’ll find it in the magazine.

Online Presence

As well as producing printed magazines for the local community we have on online business directory on our website too. As long as you have a ongoing advert in our magazine you’ll receive an entry in our online directory, boosting your digital presence.