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Langdon Scott Ltd. Est 2005

Langdon Scott is home to a well-respected publishing company based in Hampshire since 2005. Most of our customers are regular advertisers in our flagship magazine, Discover.

We do so much more for them so, we’re now offering the same marketing services to non-advertisers (but our lovely Discover regulars do get preferential rates).


Local Magazine Advertising

With 8 localised editions to choose from you can advertise your business exactly where you need to; keep it local, target further afield or extend your reach and blanket cover all 185,000 homes in SO, PO, GU and SP postcodes thus giving you market saturation.

The Biggest Little Magazine in South Hampshire


  • A5 size; the “handy mag” size.
  • Glossy front cover.
  • Each of the 8 editions has a circulation of about 22,000 homes ie 1) Chandlers Ford & Eastleigh 2) Romsey & Test Valley 3) Winchester & Alresford 4) Meon Valley & Petersfield 5) New Forest & Waterside 6) Southampton West 7) Southampton East 8) Locks Heath & Fareham
  • Total circulation 185,000.
  • Targeted homes in these areas: ABC1 homeowners, garden, driveway in affluent suburbs and rural areas.
  • 6 issues a year in months November, January, March, May, July, September.
  • 100% letterbox delivered.
  • Delivery method; part Royal Mail and part our own distributors.
  • Extra discount for booking multiple areas; up to 45% discount available.
  • Monthly payment plans for regular advertisers.
  • FREE complimentary editorial available.
  • FREE advert design available.


  • The only magazine with such thorough coverage of affluent homes per area.
  • The only magazine to cover such a wide area of South Hampshire.
  • The only magazine using Royal Mail extensively to reach rural homes in affluent areas.
  • 100% GPS tracked delivery; on time, every time. No wastage of your advertising in magazines not picked up and thrown away.
  • We don’t use supermarket bins where hundreds of magazines are leftover at the end of the period, disposed of.
  • Every copy has at least 50% editorial making it an enjoyable read and not just a directory of page after page of adverts.
  • Our readers – your potential customers Keep it. Read it. Use it.
  • A wide choice of 11 advert sizes so you have exactly what you need and can afford – most similar style publications offer around 4 to make it easier for themselves.
  • Quality editorial, “hooks and crooks” to attract a regular readership which is good news for regular advertisers.


Website Design & Graphics Studio

We are particularly good at helping small businesses with advertising and inevitably they need a website, a logo, adverts, business cards, photography so from our pool of skills inhouse we pretty much do it all. When we don’t, we know someone who can or where to go to ask. Thus Artbox was born!

The most popular services are advert design, 5 page websites or redesigns of old fashioned sites and requests for a logo. We’ve made stickers, printed t-shirts, bought domain names, organised a photoshoot … if it involves design, we can probably sort it.


  • Website Review & Improve.
  • Website Build – a business card site (1 page), a “brochure” site (about 5 pages) or a more complex, e-commerce site.
  • Advertisement design – single or portfolio.
  • Signage including vehicle wrapping.
  • Promotional items such as t-shirts, pens, gifts.
  • Brochures, stationery, posters.
  • Photography and image sourcing from online libraries.
  • Freehand design services like maps, cartoons, illustrations, sketches.


  • Co-ordinated approach.
  • Low cost – very reasonable rates.
  • One stop supplier for your marketing needs.
  • Discounted rates for Discover or “Life” title advertisers.
  • Low copyright release fees.


Marketing Support Services

We’ve been doing this for years; advising small businesses on everything from marketing strategy, logos, advertising plans, buying web domain names, printing stationery, t-shirts… if it’s anything to do with marketing, we’ve probably done it! We’re helpful, friendly and knowlegable so if you want a media buddy, we’re all ears and ready to listen.

Please note that Media Buddy is only available to advertisers with Discover Magazines or any of the Life titles.


  • Marketing consultancy
  • Advertising / media planning
  • Your media buddy will book and look after artwork requirements for all your advertising
  • Media representation – want to avoid sales calls from media sales people?
  • Be the first in line on free advert upgrades and special deals on advertising
  • Complimentary online marketing support


  • Avoid wasting valuable advertising budget
  • No more hassle with requests for artwork
  • Ensure consistency in your marketing
  • Be confident your marketing is in experienced hands
  • Delegate the marketing so you can focus on your customers!


Leaflet Design, Print & Delivery

A leaflet is not the same as a full page in a magazine. A leaflet design needs to stop the recipient from throwing it away, catch their attention and unlike an advert there is ample space to play with. Get it right and you can double the response rate. Get it wrong and it’s wasted opportunity.

  • Southampton: SO15, SO16, SO17, SO52 9 -13,500 homes
  • SO40 – Totton – 7,000 homes
  • SO53 – Chandlers Ford – 11,000 homes
  • SO50 – Eastleigh, Bishopstoke, Fair Oak, Horton Heath – 11,000
  • SO30 – Hedge End, West End, Botley – 16,000 homes
  • SO31, PO15 – Locks Heath, Whiteley, Park Gate, Swanwick, Burridge, Warsash – 14,000 homes
  • PO13, PO14, PO15 – Fareham, Titchfield, Stubbington, Lee on Solent – 13,500 homes
  • SO22, SO23 – Winchester – 6,500 homes
  • SO40, SO45 – Waterside, Marchwood, Hythe, Dibden Purlieu, Dibden, Holbury, Blackfield – 10,000 homes


  • Leaflet is delivered nestled inside Discover Magazine.
  • Current areas to hit: Southampton, Totton, Waterside, Winchester, Chandlers Ford, Eastleigh, Locks Heath, Fareham.
  • 6 times a year in months January, March, May, July, September, November
  • Maximum of 5 leaflet inserts per magazine.
  • Maximum size – A5.
  • Exclusivity per delivery – no competing businesses.
  • Letterbox delivery monitored by GPS tracking mobile app.
  • Low cost design services.
  • Competitive packages; design, print & delivery.


  • One stop service with design to deliver service.
  • Target affluent suburbs, if that’s what you want to hit.
  • 100% tracked for reliability.
  • We don’t use agencies; all our distributors are vetted and do the same route regularly.
  • Leaflets inserted in Discover when delivered decreases the wastage rate rate.
  • No competitors.
  • Discounted rate for Discover advertisers.
  • Discounted rates for multiple slot bookings.


Social Media / Copywriting / SEO

For your website to have any chance of being found by Google it needs to be Opimitised for Search Engines to find the right words, in the right order and in the right place. This is called SEO or Search Engine Optimisation. That’s just the start of how important words are in the online world and that’s why we choose them carefully for you.

Online or offline, words are half the story; images are the other half and we can help with sourcing them, too.


  • Review & Improve your site’s SEO for only £145 + vat
  • Copywriting for online purposes
  • Copywriting for print; adverts, brochures, leaflets
  • Social media; we can get you started and leave you to it or offer an ongoing contract
  • Google ad campaigns – Google ad certified
  • Website refreshes; words and images


  • Expertise on hand when you need it
  • Save time and money getting it wrong!
  • If writing is not your strength, it’s wise to pay for expertise
  • Keeping your website refreshed pays dividends