Content & Media Pack
Town & Village Life
County Life Magazines set out to encapsulate the history and heritage of Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Hertfordshire. Every issue features articles on selected towns and villages complemented with stunning photography capturing the essence and beauty of county life. Editorial of substance and interest provide easy and entertaining reading from cover to cover.
History & Heritage
There is a rich seam of history and heritage running through the fabric of Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Hertfordshire - these elements are the foundation on which our society developed and colloquial personality, unique to our region, emerged. Now popularised, to some extent, by television programs charting a similar course, there is always a curiosity for the past.
Famous individuals, memorable locations and indelible events abound our history books. Folklore and legend continue to be passed down from one generation to the next. Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Hertfordshire are blessed with more than their fair share and County Life Magazines recall these captivating topics - a popular and entertaining feature.
Lifestyle - Weddings
Our seasonal wedding and fashion features are pictorially focused on local specialists. With useful information, tips, and serendipitous addendums to provide a balanced read and to highlight some of the very best venues and suppliers throughout Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Hertfordshire.
Lifestyle - Homes
Our home interest articles deliver inspiration, with a local connection. Kitchens, bathrooms, bedrooms, lighting and soft furnishings are elements that turn a house into a home. Topical ideas, tips, suggestions and profiles on local specialists highlight a selection of the best our region has to offer.
Lifestyle - Motoring
When we review the latest cars, we do so without technical jargon. We provide a traditional, balanced, editorial approach to bridge the gap between forecourt and forethought. We also have a penchant for the old classics - after all, our region has a rich motoring heritage!
Food For Foddies
Follow our ‘Great Food' reviews. We visit the very best local venues. Food, service, location, atmosphere and ambiance are all ingredients that provide the foundations for a great 'foodie' experience. County Life Magazines are a source of trusted recommendation and reference for dining out on a budget or splashing the cash.
Grand Day Out
‘Grand Days Out’ - a regular feature - provides inspiration and insight into those alternative locations worth travelling the extra mile! Celebrating a special event, occasion, or just fancy going further afield? Locations with a bit of panache, culture and stunning architecture, or a quintessentially English village with olde-worlde charm, are featured.
Events, Fetes & Shows
Whatever the season there is always a county show, event or fete that is bound to make a great family day out. Farmers' markets, antiques, food or craft fairs are very popular throughout Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Hertfordshire. Many of the most respected, and well known locations and events, are featured on a seasonal basis.
Written from a professional's perspective 'Nature Notes' is a regular feature that not only entertains, but also educates.
Town & Country Homes
Looking to up-size, down-size or invest in the property market? We feature a selection of the latest property developments.
Serendipity - Gifts Ideas
Inspirational gifts with a difference in our 'Serendipity' page - an unexpected pleasant surprise just waiting to be discovered!
WE PUBLISH ON A QUARTERLY BASIS AND EACH ISSUE HAS A THREE MONTH SHELF LIFE:
4 ISSUES ANNUALLY
• (SPRING EDITION - Published MARCH)
• (SUMMER EDITION - Published JUNE)
• (AUTUMN EDITION - Published SEPTEMBER)
• (WINTER EDITION - Published DECEMBER)
The County Life portfolio of magazines includes Bedfordshire County Life, Cambridgeshire County Life and County Life-Hertfordshire.
Each title is carefully crafted to create a platform to benefit our advertisers - many of whom use the cross-platform opportunity to advertise in all three counties.Published on a quarterly basis - which benefits our advertisers as a result of the retention value and which, in turn, helps keep advertising spend to a minimum, all three titles are paid for magazines and available in most independent news sellers and supermarkets.
Focused on delivering a consistently eclectic mix of interesting articles - many with a local theme and others with a regional appeal - they are all illustrated with superb photography and endeavour to take the reader on a journey of discovery, with a well proportioned balance between advertising and editorial content.
Our lead article, 'Down Your Way', explores the history and heritage of local towns and villages. "County Connections' captures the history and heritage of our regions. Seasonal and home interest lifestyle articles set out to inspire, while our events, diary and news pages deliver an overview on what's happening in the counties of Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Hertfordshire. 'Great Escapes' and 'Grand Days Out' take the reader on a journey of discovery. 'Great British Traditions' and 'A Picture of England' capture the essence of our green and pleasant land. Property, gift ideas, gardening tips and wildlife also feature in each title.
Heavy weight VIA: Waitrose - Tesco - Sainsburys - Asda. Medium weight VIA: The majority of independent newsagents. DIRECTLY MAILED subscription base HARD COPIES and ONLINE with free-to-read pdf editions.
POST CODE DISTRICTS
COUNTY LIFE - BEDFORDSHIRE
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COUNTY LIFE - HERTFORDSHIRE
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COUNTY LIFE - CAMBRIDGESHIRE
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OUR READERSHIP - YOUR POTENTIAL MARKET
Discerning, living in both town and country, our readers might be semi-rural homeowners or town dwellers interested in the finer things in life.
They are a mix of parents of young children, professionals with a disposable income achieved either by dual salary, top end single salary or retired on final salary pension.
We are the longest established, paid for, county magazine in Bedfordshire. In Cambridgeshire we are the true ‘Traditional’ County Magazine and our Hertfordshire title completes our portfolio. Our quality titles have a loyal readership who are just as keen to learn about the history and heritage of their county, as they are interested in shopping locally for home interest products or seeking out the private sector, including education, residential care homes, and private health, or even when considering the purchase or a new home. They also enjoy eating out, both near and far, and look for inspirational days out and ideas for special occasions.
THE PROFILE OF OUR READERS
AVERAGE MALE/FEMALE RATIO:
35 - 75
AVERAGE COMBINED HOUSEHOLD INCOME: