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To advertise in Natural Stone Specialist magazine or on any of our digital platforms call  Charlotte on +44 (0) 115 945 3897 or email [email protected]

To download a media pack, which includes the 2022 features schedule, click here.

The strength of our online community
  • In the first quarter of 2021, the number of people visiting the StoneSpecialist.com website increased 71% compared with the same quarter last year (ie before the Covid lockdown) to 57,108 visitors viewing 69,169 pages – source: Google Analytics.  

  • The Natural Stone Bulletin is a digest of news from the industry emailed directly to subscribers' InBoxes. Among those who advertise on it are stoneCIRCLE, one of the leading stone companies in the South East of England. Madeleine McMullin, of Source Marketing, who leads stoneCIRCLE's promotional activities, says: “The Natural Stone Bulletin has always proved to be very good value for money in terms of generating interest in stoneCIRCLE.”
  • The Bulletin has been emailed since the start of the millennium, when it went to just a few hundred addresses each time. We welcome anyone who wants to take advantage of the free subscription to it (click here to subscribe). Each emailed Bulletin is typically opened between 5,000 and 10,000 times by the architects, designers, developers, main contractors and stone specialists who have subscribed to it, making this a particularly cost-effective place to advertise - and it can be timely if you have a job vacancy to fill urgently, for example.
  • If you would like to explore the opportunities for digital advertising, contact Anna on +44 (0)115 945 3897 / [email protected] or Charlotte on +44 (0)115 945 4376 / [email protected]

There are various online platforms to communicate your marketing message:

Website Banner Advertisements

Guarantee reach and penetration of the marketplace through our ‘cost-per-thousand page impressions’ mechanism. This is restricted to just three positions on the site ensuring exclusivity of your brand during the campaign.

Leaderboard

600 (w) x 90 (h) pixels

£40 cpm

MPU

300 (w) x 250 (h) pixels

£35 cpm

Banners should be supplied as GIF or Adobe Flash files.

Website Video Tenancy

Bring your proposition to life and make a lasting impression. Please send video in MP4 format.

£600 per month

Website Profile Pages

Provide a 24/7 virtual shop window for StoneSpecialist.com users. Profile Pages can host brochure downloads, video clips, image galleries and news feeds for your company and put you at the top of our Directory listings.

£600 per annum

Website and e-mailed Bulletin Job vacancies

Fill your vacancies fast with our multi-platform solution:

  • Job listing hosted on StoneSpecialist.com for a month

  • E-mailed to 23,000 recipients on the Natural Stone Bulletin

  • Run as a quarter page in Natural Stone Specialist magazine

£620

Bulletin 'premium' sponsored link

up to 45 words in main body of Bulletin

£300 per insertion

Bulletin 'premier' sponsored link

up to 60 words + logo in a prime spot

£450 per insertion

Bulletin sponsorship package

Exclusive Leaderboard 600 (w) x 74 (h) pixels & Sponsored link

£600 per insertion

Solus E-Shot

Send a dedicated and bespoke direct marketing message to our database of 23,000 opted-in StoneSpecialist.com e-mail contacts. Please note this is limited to one E-Shot per month.

£1,500

Topics being featured in Natural Stone Specialist magazine and online in 2022:

January/February
(to print 31 January)              

Stone Digital – Shaping a Sustainable Future
This is a preview of what’s coming up in the exciting new high-level online event for the stone industry, taking place on 22-23 February. It is organised jointly by the Natural Stone Show (which has been moved to 2023) and Stone Federation Great Britain

Chemical Consumables
Adhesives, stain removers, colour enhancers, slip resistance reducers, graffiti removal & protection, sealers… a look at the latest developments for stone companies from the scientists

 

March/April
(to print 28 February)                        

Underfloor heating & heat pumps
The thermal mass of stone makes it the ideal surface to cover underfloor heating and, these days, behind wall heating. As heat pumps increasingly replace gas boilers on the way to ‘Net Zero’ in 2050, inefficient radiators are out and a new era of truly radiant heat begins

Machine Tooling
A look at the latest developments in diamond tooling and the tool measuring systems that have so improved the productivity of workcentres

Power & Hand Tools
Even in the age of CNCs and robots, many companies are proud to continue to offer hand finishing as a touch of perfection. We take a look at the tools being used

Stone Digital Review
A review of the discussions in the new Stone Digital event and its exploration of what the ‘new normal’ looks like in the stone industry

 

May/June
(to print 30 May)

Training
Opportunities for learning the skills needed to work in the stone industry today, including a review of the first year’s experience of stone’s Trailblazer apprenticeships

Materials Handling Equipment
The latest devices to avoid all those crush injuries, cuts, bruises, muscle strains and stiff joints that plague an industry dealing with heavy, awkward materials. And without them it is amazing how many companies discover productivity improves

Stone in the Landscape
Stone is a natural complement to planting for landscapers. Like the flora, it belongs in the landscape, whether it is as a show garden at Chelsea Flower Show, a domestic patio, or urban renewal. This is a celebration of naturally low carbon, so appropriate natural stone in the landscape

 

July/August
(to print 25 July)

Engineered Stone & Stone Wholesalers
Quartz, porcelain, sintered stone, granite, marble, quartzite, sandstone, limestone… it’s amazing how the product range of those selling to the stone processing and fabricating sector has expanded this century. And it’s not over yet

Water & Dust Management
Many of the products used in the stone industry contain high levels of crystalline silica, which is bad for your health. And processing stone uses a lot of water. Both detract from stone’s message of being good for the environment, so they need managing

Memorials (NAMM Tradex preview)
As the National Association of Memorial Masons (NAMM) returns to Warwickshire Exhibition Centre for its Tradex exhibition in its new autumn slot, Natural Stone Specialist takes a look at the memorial masonry sector

 

September/October             
(to print 12 September)

Annual Machinery Review
With the Marmo+Mac exhibition in Verona, Italy, likely to attract more international buyers in 2022 as the impact of the Covid pandemic diminishes, we talk to the major suppliers of stone machinery in the UK about the latest launches and the market for machines in the UK and Ireland

Stone in Housing
Shortages of bricks and cement and price rises of just about everything following Brexit and the Covid pandemic have not been altogether bad news for the stone producers of the UK and Ireland as, in Britain, the government still aims to see 300,000 built in a year…. any year

Stone in the Built Heritage
Stone conservation, restoration and renovation certainly play a major role in ensuring the rich built heritage of the UK continues to attract a wide and international audience, as well as preserving the hand skills of the stonemason. We take a look at the sector

 

November/ December
(to print 5 December)

Natural Stone Awards
The stone industry and its customers intend to gather again at a top-notch venue in London for a this highlight of the stone industry calendar that recognises and rewards the finest work that the stone industry and its clients have produced in new build and conservation, interiors and landscaping in the past three years

Stone cleaning
A look at projects that have been cleaned using superheated water, abrasives, nebulous sprays, lasers and other specialist cleaning systems and the systems themselves

First Look at the Natural Stone Show / Hard Surfaces 18-20 April 2023
In this issue of the magazine we will take a first look at what there is to look forward to as the Natural Stone Show and Hard Surfaces return to ExCeL London after the Covid hiatus. Following the extended break there will be plenty of new ideas for business development from the international line-up of exhibitors. And, as always, the event is a great opportunity for meeting up with with old friends, colleagues, customers and clients, as well as establishing new contacts

The NSS Calendar for 2023
With the December issue of Natural Stone Specialist comes a desk calendar to keep you on schedule throughout 2023

Please note: While it is our intention to adhere to the above programme of features in Natural Stone Specialist, if circumstances dictate, the programme might change without notice.

  • Natural Stone Specialist also carries reports of stone projects and companies, as well as news and views from the industry.
  • Natural Stone Specialist is the UK’s only monthly magazine dedicated solely to the stone industry in the UK and Ireland.

 

Advertising contact:
Charlotte Stacey 
[email protected]
Direct line: 0115 945 3897

Editorial contact
Eric Bignell
[email protected]
Direct line: 0115 945 3898

Natural Stone Specialist is published by QMJ Group Ltd, 7 Regent Street, Nottingham NG1 5BS