London Community Network

Community, Education & Arts in London

Londonwide Leaflet Distribution Service

alternatives"Alternatives" Meetings ; St Jamses's , 197 Piccadilly , W1

  Tel : 020 7249 5584 info@cnalon.org

       SUBSCRIBERS - TO JOIN ( Email us your inormation - SEE BELOW) 

Thank you for enquiring about our distribution network We are a charity ( No 1114909). After running costs, our income funds educational, artistic & community projects very much in line with your own outlook we are sure

Venues

We have OUR OWN SPECIALLY MADE LEAFLET DISPLAY STANDS IN MANY VENUES (view here) in both the “ mainstream “ sector ; ie libraries, adult education centres,colleges, cinemas, theatres, community  leisure & sports centres, arts cafes, bookshops etc & the  ‘alternative’ sector   ie green ,community & "alternative" centers .

The total number of venues on our books at the moment is from 2000 but obviously each item will be placed selectively, i.e. a large job of say 10,000 leaflets would amount to appx 400 venue visits. We are happy to give you some appropriate venue detail addresses or a statistical breakdown of targeted geographical or types of venues but our total venue address list is not available for security reasons ( ie in the past "cowboys " have dumped their flyers in our stands without paying & covering up our own clients flyers ) , though most Londoners are aware of our presence in many high profile or local venues. These venues are maintained and restocked by our own distributors' personal visits, some more often than others, depending on how busy the venue is

Runs (London Wide or Local Area targeting)

As a rule 1000 leaflets covers appx 40 visits (depending on their bulk or content), so 2000 will cover appx 80 visits and so on. The prices quoted below are for exposure in the venue stands for up to 8 weeks.After that time any leaflets left over & still current are circulated to other general access outlets where there is room & they are appropriate .

Timing

Our Central & Greater London run routes are ongoing and take approximately 30 working days to cover the whole of London. This excludes Christmas & Easter holiday periods. We should prefer to  receive your leaflets one week before you wish your leaflet to go out, as there is much preparation beforehand. During each month we also cover our ‘hot spots’ runs, i.e. selected busiest venues, mostly in Central London.

IMPORTANT:  FORWARD PLANNING.  Our stands can get very full some months so you need to plan ahead well. If you are advertising a specific event (i.e. dated) we recommend you let us have your literature for Greater London at least 12 weeks before the event advertised.

EMERGENCY LEAFLETS (i.e. with an imminent dated event)

We would normally  only take up to 2000 leaflets; at least 4 weeks in advance of an event is advisable ,but the best possible coverage will be given depending on the amount of time and of leaflets available.

 

Distribution Prices
Standard leaflet rate DL (i.e. A4 folded twice) and A5 leaflets - both up to 80gsm paper weight is £65 per 1000. Please note: WE HAVE MORE CAPACITY TO DISPLAY A ' DL' FORMAT LEAFLET, SO IF YOU HAVE A CHOICE, WE WOULD RECOMMEND THAT FORMAT. Every time you use the service for any one single run there is an administration fee of £45 so therefore the standard rate is as below:
First 1000 leaflets = £ 110, 2000 = £175, 3000 = £240 etc (max load normally 20,000)

Special request locally target areas - add 20%.

Non-standard size or weight material ( ie bulky loads - booklets, magazines) - prices on request.

Posters - £ 35 for 50 (max A3)..

Subscription Payment     

Payment is either by cheque & payable to  "London Community Network " Your cheque should be placed IN AN ENVELOPE INSIDE YOUR BOX OF LEAFLETS or it may be sent to our office address (supplied on request) if you need to send payment separately.Or you may use "BACS" transfer to our bank account ; details to transfer will be supplied on request. DISTRIBUTION COMMENCES ON RECEIPT OF PAYMENT

 

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    Sending your leaflets to us  (we do not collect from you!to address below)                                       

" London Community Network "

c/o Bradbury Centre, 79 Broadway Market, London E8 4PH

Nearest Tube Bethnal Green ( Central Line). Buses 254, 106, D6
( Open Mon-Sat 9-5 )  

The Post Office/Parcel Force – we have found to be often unreliable so we  recommend that you use one of the many alternatives ( www.apc-overnight.com are good ) which usually cost no more than the Post Office..

Also recommended London Bike Courier, Nick Barber tel. 020-7609 3367.

( Please let us know when you have dropped your item off).  

LARGE DELIVERIES i.e. MORE THAN 6 standard ( A4 x 9" high ) boxes GO TO A DIFFERENT ADDRESS - please enquire

SO FOR MORE THAN 6 boxes PLEASE PHONE FIRST on 020 7249 5584

Leaflet sizes and Design
We display only standard size leaflets i.e. A5 & DL (A4 folded twice) We cannot normally accommodate a flat A4 format in our stands.

Notes on your Own Leaflet Design and Layout
It is VERY IMPORTANT that you bear this in mind when you use our system. Our stands have been specially designed to hold standard size leaflets for your best exposure and therefore a good response for you. We advise that the operative/most important wording should be, so to speak, your PRODUCT i.e. the public want to know what you are offering, be it Drama  or a Yoga course etc. This should be your main title (not your name or telephone number or even dates - they will make a note of this when they have the leaflet in their hand) - YOUR PRODUCT is the information that should have the GREATEST IMPACT - remember, people scan the leaflets in the stand very quickly so your title lettering should be as large and as clear as possible and WITHIN THE TOP ONE AND A HALF INCHES  (1.5") OF YOUR LEAFLET (as this is the part of leaflet that is exposed when it is in the stand).


We are happy to give you FREE advice on other aspects of your leaflet layout and design. We normally like to look at your artwork before final printing as there are many small aspects and details that we cannot go into here that could be important to the effectiveness of your leaflet. This simple check is usually very problem free and quick and can be completed over the telephone and/or letter (TELEPHONE
020 7249  5584  FIRST IF FORWARDING ARTWORK ) and has proved to be an effective way of achieving a successful leaflet.


ASK ABOUT OUR OWN COMPREHENSIVE, LOW COST LEAFLET PRINTING SERVICE

WE HAVE SOME VERY GOOD FULL COLOUR printing rate offers from YOUR OWN ART DIGITAL WORK as a PDF please - ie minimum 3000 DL Trifold , both sides = £165 , 5000 = £235, 10,000 = £385 ( or any amount in between ). If your artwork needs adjusting for the printer there may be an appropriate small admin fee added.These prices are not subject to Vat in most circumstances. More info please ask .

We also offer - offset litho old style printing from your own Art work . Approximate prices below: These rates are for usually black type on 80gsm white or pale colour tinted copy paper. Special colour paper or heavier weight paper or coloured type ink, please ask. ANY ½ TONE or PHOTOS = £30 per A4 side extra. If your artwork needs adjusting for the printer there may be an appropriate small admin fee added. These prices are not subject to Vat in most circumstances. More info please ask .

 

First 1000

Subsequent 1000

DL (A4 Trifold) single sided print

£60.00

£45.00

DL (A4, Trifold) double sided print

£75.00

£50.00

Min 2000

Subsequent 1000

A5 single sided print

£65.00

£20.00

A5 double sided print

£75.00

£35.00

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WE RESERVE THE RIGHT TO REFUSE MATERIAL (since we display in many public and civic venues we must be sensitive to local borough requirements. Also we wish to have a balance of items and services displayed). Fortunately this occurrence is rare.

Disclaimer: We always endeavour to get your leaflets out in the stated time however due to occasional occurances beyond our control, i.e. dangerous weather conditions for driving, venue closure, occasional vehicle breakdown or driver sickness, print machine breadkdown (that is if you use our printers), sometimes delays are unavoidable. All reasonable compensation will be made via extended and/or alternative exposure in that event


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Telephone Enquiries: 020 7249  5584

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