Your guide to advertising in Shrewsbury
Shrewsbury is a town located in Shropshire and has a population of over 70,000 people. It is a traditional market town which has kept much of its old world charm and boasts many timber framed buildings dating back to the 15th Century. The town attracts visitors from far and wide who come to admire Shrewsbury Castle, Shrewsbury Abbey and visit the birthplace of Charles Darwin. Aside from the tourist interest, the location of the town also means that it is an important commercial and distribution centre, serving Shropshire and mid-Wales. Do you think this could be a reason to advertise your business in Shrewsbury?
How is business in Shrewsbury?
Historically, Shrewsbury is a town with strong history in the production of wool. These days, the service industry is most prevalent with employees working within administration, distribution, retail and accommodation. Shrewsbury relies heavily on the revenue which is brought in from visitors to the area which is estimated to stand at £120 million per year.
Shropshire Council has also recently agreed a £300 million investment for the Shrewsbury area which is set to improve schools, student accommodation and further invest in retail space.
Can I advertise in Shrewsbury and reach shoppers?
Unlike many towns and cities in the UK, Shrewsbury has managed to retain a large number of independent shops alongside more recognisable retail outlets. There are a total of four main shopping centres within the town which include The Darwin, Pride Hill, Riverside and The Parade Shopping Centre.
Do you want to advertise in Shrewsbury at one of the Shopping Centres? Bubble Outdoor can offer multiple advertising placements on shopping centre furniture within the Pride Hill and Riverside Shopping Centre. A pack of 5 posters starts from just £217 per week.
Should you advertise your business during specific events?
Aside from old world architecture and unique shopping experiences, Shrewsbury is also home to a number of annual events and festivals. At Bubble Outdoor, we believe this is a great opportunity to get your business seen.
Shrewsbury Food Festival – The Shrewsbury Food Festival takes place each year in the month of June. The event attracts over 200 food and drink exhibitors from across the region. The event takes place at Quarry Park and throughout the town. Could this be a good opportunity to get your business seen?
Coracle Race Shrewsbury – Due to the town’s location on the River Severn, there are various boat races held throughout the year, including the charity Coracle Race which raises funds for Macmillan Cancer.
The Shrewsbury Folk Festival – Held in August each year, the Shrewsbury Folk Festival takes place at the West Mid Showground, Gravel Hill. People from all over the UK come into the area to visit the event. Advertising space gets booked up quickly during summer months, so ensure you book early.
Can I advertise to students in Shrewsbury?
Yes! The University Centre Shrewsbury offers students in the area the chance to focus on entrepreneurship, community and global impact.
Start searching Bubble Outdoor’s map to discover and buy the best billboard, phonebox or bus shelter (and more!) for your business.
Not sure what you need? Can’t find something on the map? Simply get in touch with our planning team and we’ll be happy to put together your campaign.