Advertising in the Isle of Wight County Press newspaper

Advertising specifications


Contact the advertising department on: 

Phone: 01983 526741 

Fax: 01983 527204 

Email: [email protected] or by clicking here


The great way to buy and sell online and in paper on the Island.

FREE listing with up to six pictures picture online at

Listings for an article for sale up to £50 also appear in the newspaper for FREE.

Listings for an item over £50 cost £1.60 to appear in the paper for up to 30 words, each additional word costs 10p.

Family announcements

You can place your family announcement for the County Press newspaper and pay online. Click here

Or you can email your advert to [email protected] and we will call you to collect payment. 

OFFER: Birthday and anniversary announcements with pictures - £15 for 5cm single column advert, £20 for 6cm single column advert. (Prices are for one week's insertion, advert is in full colour)

The deadline for Family Announcements is Wednesday at noon. 


Place your motors lineage or text-only box advert by clicking here.

OFFER: Advertise your car in a box advert with a photo for two weeks for only £15*. 

Your advert will appear in the paper and in our County Press motors online site. 

Call 01983 526741 for more details. (*Offer applies to single column box adverts with a depth of 5cm) 


Pre-paid classified advertising costs £6.15 for the minimum 1-15 words, with each additional word costing 37p. This prices includes VAT. 

To place a classified advert and pay online click here.

Births, marriages, deaths, in memory, thanks, engagement notices, etc, 1-15 words minimum charge £6.15, each additional word 37p. This prices include VAT.

To place a family announcement and pay online click here.

(Prices apply only when payment is made before publication). 

Box numbers cost an additional £6.05 for lineage adverts, or an additional £2.35 for box adverts. Prices including VAT. 

Please contact the County Press for details of run-of-paper display advertisement rates and colour rates or click here to download our advertising rates brochure

Click here for more information on our Leaflet Distribution Service. 


Normal deadlines for the receipt of advertisements at the County Press office, in Newport, are as follows: 

Mondays - 5pm: Run of paper displays, CP Local notices. 

Tuesdays - noon: Classified Property For Sale, Exchange Property, Overseas Property, Commercial Property, Property To Let and Wanted, Land. 

Tuesdays - 4pm: Meetings, Entertainments and Education.

Wednesdays - noon: All other classified advertisements, official notices, births, deaths, etc. 

Advertisements received after the above times will be held over until the following week unless we are otherwise instructed.

For adverts submitted online the deadlines are one hour earlier.

Advert submission deadlines are subject to change over public and bank holiday periods.

Electronic submissions to the County Press

The County Press has produced specifications for contributors submitting files in electronic format for inclusion in the newspaper, eg advertisements, artwork, etc. 

These can be read online or downloaded via the links below. 

PDF Options : Read/Download PDF 

Advertising Rates : Read/Download PDF 

(Click link to read/right click to download. Mac users, click to read and drag file to desktop to download). 

National advertising sales


[email protected]

020 7583 2100 


[email protected]

020 7832 1638