BH Life is an award winning quarterly colour magazine full of local news and issues and is distributed free of charge to all 82,500 households and selected businesses within the Borough of Bournemouth.
It is widely read by a diverse cross-section of the community and is a highly respected source of information.
BH Life aims to be the primary communication tool for Bournemouth Council and it’s services. It covers a wide range of topics and is designed to be of interest to residents of all ages, helping the council to engage with as many local people as possible.
The council regularly conduct readership e-panels to gain feedback from readers and residents, which ensures the magazine is topical and contains the information people want to read. In recent polls, the majority of residents questioned said they read the magazine and a further 52% said they kept the magazine for weeks or months after receiving it.
It’s the only magazine that is delivered to every single home in Bournemouth and is limited to just 10 pages of advertising which makes it a popular choice for businesses and organisations wishing to get an important message to every home without being lost in a swathe of other advertising.
BH Life is written in-house by the communications team and designed and produced by IMS Group and is printed on paper created from sustainable forests. It is also distributed door to door by IMS Group’s own GPS tracked distribution teams.
This magazine offers opportunities to businesses or organisations wishing to advertise to households in: Bournemouth, Winton, Moordown, Muscliffe, Throop, Boscombe, Pokesdown, Iford, Southbourne, Springbourne, Strouden, Queens Park, West Howe, Redhill, Northbourne, Ensbury Park, Slades Farm, Talbot Woods, Charminster, Branksome, Westbourne, Tuckton, Kinson, Kings Park, Townsend & general districts of Bournemouth.
A total of 86,000 copies are produced with 82,000 delivered to every home in the area and 4,000 made available to pickup at council owned properties including libraries and selected retail & supermarket outlets.