Ards and North Down Borough Council is obliged by law to notify the public of various activities and procedures. One means by which this is achieved is through placing a public notice in relevant newspapers. The majority of this statutory advertising incorporates notice of: public holidays, recruitment exercises, public consultations, grant aid and tenders. It is therefore expected that the council will place a significant number of advertisements. The Council’s Corporate Communications team (which provides an integrated marketing communications service for Ards and North Down Borough Council, including overseeing council advertising) wishes to appoint an experienced advertising agency to provide a fully integrated service, to set, manage and place these advertisements on behalf of the council.
It is at the discretion of Ards and North Down Borough Council as to where
advertisements will be placed. Typical advertising mediums include:
• local papers, for example, The County Down Spectator and The Newtownards Chronicle
• regional newspapers - the Belfast Telegraph, Irish News and the Newsletter
• advertisements on occasion may be placed within all Ireland newspapers for example, The Irish Times
The estimated requirement for this work is approximately 30 - 35 advertisements per month and £35,000 per year.
Note: These are estimated figures and no guarantee of business is made based on these.