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MK Commerce has a limited number of banner advertising positions, seen by a clearly defined audience – the business community of Milton Keynes.

Banner advertising can bring prospective customers directly to your business, products or services in just one click. When site visitors click your banner ad they’re taken directly to the home page of your website or landing page if you are running a specific campaign. Advertising in newpapers, on the radio or leaflet drops can’t offer this kind of interactivity!

A prominent banner ad is an extremely cost-effective method of driving customers and sales to your business.

Unlike many other news website we do not position any advertising inside a news article. You can read the full article without any annoying interrupting to its flow!

“But what if nobody clicks on my banner?”… Well, even if they don’t, all the time your banner is running you’re building brand awareness through repeated exposure. As a promotional and branding tool, banner ads are hard to beat.


Ad positions - MK Commerce

Prices are also much cheaper than you think too!

The most visible advertising position on the entire website, the 468 x 60 pixels banner (Position 1) at the top of the page, is available on an exclusive basis at the site launch price of £45 per calendar month and, for any potential advertiser who doesn’t have artwork, we will produce it free of charge too!

Four additional advertising positions and their relevant sizes can be seen in the pic above. Each advertising position is shown on every page of the website (excluding Position 8 which only appears on the home page|).

Position 1 (468 x 60 pixels) is available on a solus (exclusive) basis.

Positions 2 & 3 (300 x 250 pixels) are not exclusive. Up to an absolute maximum of 12 ads will share each position and are set at random, with ads changing when the page is refreshed and/or another page on the site is selected by the user.

Positions 4 & 5 (125 x 125 pixels) are available on a solus (exclusive) basis.

Positions 6 & 7 (300 x 250 pixels) are not exclusive. Up to an absolute maximum of 12 ads will share each position and are set at random, with ads changing when the page is refreshed and/or another page on the site is selected by the user.

Position 8 (468 x 60 pixels) is available on a solus (exclusive) basis though please note this ad only appears on the home page.

  • You are welcome to purchase advertising in just one position – or as many as you wish.
  • You can also change the artwork at any time, subject to a minimum of two working days notice. However, changes can normally be made the same day.
  • Image types accepted are; .jpeg, .gif and.png. Static or animated banners are accepted, though we would politely request that animated banners are kept to the smallest file size possible and that consideration is given to site users who may have photo-sensitive epilepsy.
  • MK Commerce reserve the right to refuse advertising that competes directly with our website. We also reserve the right to refuse specific images.
 
Advertising rates:
 
Position 1 – £55 per calendar month – minimum booking 2 months
Position 2
– £40 per calendar month – minimum booking 1 month
Position 3
– £35 per calendar month – minimum booking 1 month
Positions 4 & 5
– £30 per calendar month – minimum booking 1 month
Position 6 – £30 per calendar month – minimum booking 1 month
Position 7 – £25 per calendar month – minimum booking 1 month
Position 8 – £25 per calendar month – minimum booking 1 month
 
Exclusive positions:
Subject to existing/scheduled bookings, Positions 2 and 3 may be reserved exclusively. Please contact us for exclusive rates.
 
Maximum Bookings:
Maximum booking is 6 calendar months to secure rates at the time of booking. MK Commerce reserves the right to change pricing at any time, though they are formally reviewed quarterly (end of May, Aug, Nov, Feb).

Unlike other sites there is no ‘cost per thousand’ impressions, pay-per-click (PPC) or delivery limits.

Artwork:
File sizes for banners should be kept to a minimum and ideally no larger than 150Kb. Don’t have a banner? MK Commerce will provide free artwork (jpg, gif or png).
 
How to book:
If you wish to take advantage of the exposure MK Commerce can bring you, please CLICK HERE to book your space.