The New Parent Survival Guide is a wonderfully written guide by Lucy Parker. She has created a guide that is informative and useful for new parents to help them survive the first year.
The New Parent Survival Guide has been designed and printed like a magazine. It’s a useful A5 booklet for parents to refer to for help and guidance. Throughout the guide there are several advertising spaces along with a comprehensive directory of local companies at the back.
Along with the guide we have the online directory. You also have the opportunity to have a listing on the website which is included in the Bronze listing. If you would like a more prominent listing there is the option to upgrade.
Initially there are 2000 copies being printed and distributed throughout Dorset. We have had many shops, local businesses, libraries, doctors surgeries and children centres interested in stocking the guide. Any service providers in the guide are more than welcome to have copies to be distributed too.
It’s FREE! Lucy’s dream was to get her helpful guide out to as many parents as possible in the local area to help them through those tough first few months. The handy A5 guide will be available for free and it can also be downloaded from the website,
As much as we love the printed guide we know in this day and age most people refer to the web when searching for help or local service providers. We have created a comprehensive directory to make it easy for parents to search for local businesses. All listings will automatically be placed in both the directory and the website with the option to upgrade your listing to attract even more clients. Direct links to your websites are also available with all listings.
The guide will launched in January 2018, all listings will be in the guide for a full year until January 2019. At this time you will be given the option to continue with your listing. Companies who are already in the guide will be given the option to advertise in the 2nd edition prior to it going on general sale.
We understand that many baby related service providers have several companies or work closely with other providers. We do not currently offer discount for more than one advertising space and cannot split listings with more than one company. We have however worked hard to ensure all listings and adverts are responsibly priced with prices starting at £15 for both the directory and the website.
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Advertising Options in the Printed Guide
There are several options for advertising in the Printed Guide and on the Website.
- The Bronze Listing – includes your business name, e mail, contact number and website address. Listing in one category in BOTH the printed guide and the website.
- The Silver Listing – is the same as the Bronze but you get to have your company listed in up to 2 categories on the website. (1 in the printed guide) This is ideal if your business offers services for parents before, during or after giving birth.
- The Gold Listing – in the printed guide you receive a highlighted listing to help your business stand out. You also get a short business description on the website and one photo. You can also add your listing to up to 3 categories on the website.
- The Platinum Listing – This is the ultimate listing on both the printed guide and on the website. In the printed guide you will receive a feature listing with a small logo, business description and are guaranteed to stand out. On the website you will receive a featured post. This means you will come up near the top of the listing for your category. You can include up to 5 photos to promote your company, Facebook link, twitter link, reviews from customers, special offers and send to friend recommendation. You will also be given priority for blog posts to be posted and also to be a ‘featured’ company with an interview all about your business.
An example of a Bronze listing on the website
An example of a Platinum listing on the website
The printed guide has been designed to be eye catching and full of informative information. The A5 glossy booklet will consist of 24 pages packed with helpful advice for new parents and the vibrant directory at the back to ensure it becomes a useful pocket guide.
How else can I get involved?
We want to create the best community we can, we actively encourage companies to submit blog posts to be published on the site. You also have the option to advertise events. If you have a special offer running or an event you can advertise them on the event page. Each month we will have the opportunity for you to be a ‘featured’ company. You can be interviewed by us which will then be published on the website. This opportunities will be given priority to Platinum listing and full page advertisers first.