Is it time to advertise in Wakefield?
Located in West Yorkshire, the wider area of Wakefield has a population of over 300,000 people. Like many major cities and towns in Yorkshire, the area has an economical heritage based in coal mining and wool and textile-based industries However the economy is changing and business focus is diversifying, presenting a new market to advertise to in Wakefield.
How is business doing in Wakefield?
Due to the decline in manufacturing and coal, Wakefield has been through a period of economic hardship which resulted in high levels of unemployment. In order to increase economic output and employment, the city has had to diversify and although manufacturing industries are still relevant, there are an increasing number of service-based industries.
The regeneration of Wakefield has been supported by European and UK government funding. This regeneration is set to continue and the objectives were recently set out in the Wakefield District Economic Strategy. The goals include increased productivity, better jobs, higher incomes and standards of living and greater cultural offerings.
What are the major transport hubs in Wakefield?
When you are considering starting a new outdoor advertising campaign, you need to think about how people will be arriving in the city. Rail? Road? Bus? Bubble Outdoor has a range of bus stop placements, billboard and phone box advertising spots which can help you reach commuters in Wakefield. The city is well served by the M1 and M62 motorway networks, whilst the main Wakefield Westgate Railways Stations connects passengers to London in less than 2 hours. Other destinations include Newcastle, Edinburgh and Glasgow. The city has no airport with the nearest being Leeds Bradford.
Can I advertise in Wakefield to tourists?
It may not seem like the obvious destination to reach incoming tourists, but the regeneration of Wakefield is committed to creating new spaces of interest for visitors. Indeed the city is already on the road to success and in 2011, The Hepworth Gallery opened on the banks of the River Calder. The purpose-built gallery displays work from British artists, including Barbara Hepworth and Henry Moore. In addition to the gallery, Wakefield also boasts a rural Sculpture Park, where artistic installations are exhibited within the 500 acres of historic parkland. Would you like to advertise in Wakefield near the Sculpture Park? We have billboard advertising near the M1 motorway from just £134 per week. This price is based on a static 6 sheet billboard.
Advertise to Sporting enthusiasts in Wakefield
Rugby is a major sport in Wakefield with the Wakefield Trinity in Rugby League and Sandal RUFC in Rugby Union. The town also has a number of amateur rugby teams. Other popular sporting activities include Archery, Bowls and Golf.
Keen watersports enthusiasts can also access sailing, windsurfing and canoeing at the 100-acre lake at Pugneys Country Park.
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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.