Discover Magazines – Local Advertising

There are 8 areas across the South Hampshire region:

1) Winchester & Bishop’s Waltham

2) Chandlers Ford & Eastleigh inc Fair Oak, Bishopstoke, Horton Heath

3) Romsey & Test Valley Villages inc Stockbridge

4) New Forest & Waterside inc Hythe, Dibden Purlieu, Marchwood, Eling

5) Southampton West (SO15, SO16, SO17 & Totton)

6) Southampton East (Hedge End, West End & Hamble Peninsula inc Bursledon, Netley, Hamble le Rice)

7) Meon Valley & Whiteley, Denmead

8) Locks Heath & Fareham

1) Winchester & Alresford SO21, SO22, SO23, SO24

2) Chandlers Ford & Eastleigh SO53, SO50

3) Romsey & Test Valley SO51, SO20

4) New Forest & Waterside SO40, SO41, SO42, SO43, SO45

5) Southampton West (SO15, SO16, SO17, Totton)

6) Southampton East SO30, SO31)

7) Meon Valley & Whiteley SO32, PO17, GU31 4, GU32

8) Locks Heath & Fareham SO31, PO13, PO14, PO15, PO16

We 100% letterbox deliver – no wastage and the same houses every time.

1) Winchester & Bishop’s Waltham- 21,600

2) Chandlers Ford & Eastleigh – 22,000

3) Romsey & Test Valley – 21,000

4) New Forest & Waterside – 21,100

5) Southampton West & Totton -21,500

6) Southampton East – 20,400

7) Meon Valley & Whiteley – 20,300

8) Locks Heath & Fareham – 23,000

Once printed, the magazines are taken to a) Royal Mail for delivery or b) our team of distributors who walk door to door and letterbox deliver to the homes on their route map. Some magazines are 100% Royal Mail and some are 100% our own distribution and the rest are a combination of both.

There are 8 areas across the South Hampshire region:

1) Winchester & Bishop’s Waltham- combination

2) Chandlers Ford & Eastleigh – 100% Discover distributors

3) Romsey & Test Valley Villages – 100% Royal Mail

4) New Forest & Waterside – combination

5) Southampton West – combination

6) Southampton East – combination

7) Meon Valley & Whiteley – 100% Royal Mail

8) Locks Heath & Fareham – 100% Discover distributors

The coloured areas are where Royal Mail deliver and the white sectors are where we distribute the magazines.

Discover is a bi-monthly magazine which means each house receives a new copy every other month and usually at the beginning of the month.

Deliveries are schedule the 1st week of January, March, May, July, September and November.

All sizes in mm width x height

Full page A5 – 148mm x 210mm with a 3mm bleed added

3/4 page – 132mm x 141.5mm

2/3 page 132mm x 125.33mm

1/2 page landscape – 132mm x 93mm

1/2 page portrait – 64mm x 190mm

1/3 page Landscape – 132mm x 62mm

1/3 page Portrait – 41.5mm x 190mm

1/4 page landscape – 130mm x 44.5 mm

1/4 page portrait – 64mm x 93 mm

1/6 page – 64mm x 62mm

1/8 page – 64mm x 44.5mm

1/16 – 64mm x 18mm

Leaflet distribution is available on selected circulations of Discover

There are no more than 5 leaflets in one issue

No competing businesses

Chandler’s Ford – 11,500 Leaflets

Eastleigh, Fair Oak, Bishopstoke, Horton Heath – 10,500 Leaflets

Hedge End, West End, Botley and Netley – 15,000 Leaflets

Totton – 6,500 Leaflets

Locks Heath, Warsash, Park Gate and Swanwick – 11,000 Leaflets

Fareham, Titchfield, Stubbington, Lee on the Solent – 9,700 Leaflets

Hythe, Marchwood, Dibden Purlieu, Holbury and Blackfield – 9,000 Leaflets

Southampton; SO15, SO16 and SO17 – 12,050 Leaflets

Winchester – 9,320 Leaflets

The coloured areas are where we deliver leaflets.

Yes, we charge £65 + vat to design a double sided leaflet or postcard. Printing cost depends on paper weight, quantity and number of pages. Because we print so much with Discover Magazines, we get extremely competitive print prices.

Yes we do on all our products, including leaflet printing.

Langdon Scott Ltd

It’s personal. Melanie Tinson, managing director, is married to John Scott Tinson and is the daughter of Richard Langdon Cook. Langdon Scott is in recognition of the faith these two important people in her life placed in her creative determination to build a business on her marketing experience.

In 2005, The Chandlers Ford Directory was founded by Tania Houston, a black and white publication delivered to only 2,000 homes. In 2007, she made friends with Melanie Tinson who she encouraged to launch The Southampton Directory. By 2011, after pooling their resources, they set up a jointly owned business, publishing Discover Magazine. Over several years they extended the coverage to reach most of south Hampshire with a portfolio of 8 localised editions of Discover. With a current total circulation of 172,000 homes it’s the largest single circulation in Hampshire, possibly the South Coast! In 2020, co-director, Tania retired from Discover Magazines Ltd and sold her share to Melanie. Since 1 October 2020, Langdon Scott owns Discover Magazines Ltd and now offers a full suite of traditional media and digital marketing services to its advertisers and non advertisers.

Yes, customers of Discover Magazines Ltd are automatically customers of Langdon Scott Ltd. Invoices are currently being issued from Discover Magazines Ltd still. Discover Magazines is product of Langdon Scott along with others like Artbox, Hampshire Leaflets, Media Buddy, Word on the Web. The team is the same, location the same; just a change of ownership and more services.

Artbox – Websites & Graphic Design

We can improve the page ranking, the upload speed, replace images, text and suggest room for improvement such as adding an enquiry form, embedding video if appropriate, modernising the style etc

As much as possible as the more we have supplied in advance the quicker it will be to build and therefore, cheaper as time is money. You will be given a checklist of essentials to supply and whatever you don’t have we can help you with (such as images, text, logos etc) but we’ll charge for the time and cost to us of images, for example. You may state what you want on the site but we will be candidly honest with feedback and may challenge your instructions – with the sole purpose of delivering a site to you that delivers the right customers to you.

I’ve seen a site I like. Can you copy it?

If it’s based on a template that you would like to use then that’s great, we can install it that for you and get straight to work filling in the content. We have a portfolio of templates and a big basket of features you can add on to tailor the site as you need it. It’s worth looking at our portfolio first as this will be quicker (and … .time is money!)

No, it’s not free but it’s very low cost. We don’t have to host it for you but if we do we maintain it regularly, updating the plugins so it’s running smoothly. Sites can fall down because the software update requests have been ignored. We also have a dedicated server which means fast speeds for all the sites we host.

Yes, absolutely. You will be given a login to the WordPress admin “back end” but you don’t need to learn it as every site we build has a simple user interface where you can edit the page itself.

Media Buddy – Marketing Support Services

Yes, we can if you want us to. We will negotiate the price, book it for you, supply the artwork to them and be your contact for new artwork if you wish.

No, we will invoice you for Discover Magazines as normal. Other bookings for other magazines will continue to be invoiced directly by them, keeping the financial commitment between you and them.

Yes, you can refer them to Media Buddy and we’ll take the call and email you the reason for the call. You will also be allocated a Media Buddy email address to put on your website requesting that all marketing related enquiries got to You will get a copy of any emails we receive. The intention is to reduce the number of media related sales calls interrupting your working day. If a media person you want to speak to has your direct number then you continue to liaise directly.

Subscribing to the Media Buddy services gives you advert planning and an annual review of your budget, free advert changes for all your bookings, 50% discount on Artbox design services (not websites), free marketing advice, discounts on other Langdon Scott services such as social media campaigns.

We charge a small percentage of your regular rate booking with Discover Magazines based on how much that is. Minimum spend is £150 per month with Discover and the media buddy service is 10%. For full details of prices please visit

Word on the Web – Social Media/SEO/Copywriting

Yes, we will happily. However, Discover advertisers do benefit from a 30% discount on the rates of Langdon Scott digital services.

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