What We Do
We communicate with our extensive client and agency network to ensure we maximise media sales while ensuring the yields we generate are amongst the highest in our sectors.
We use our experience across the National, Regional, Local, Business to Business and Consumer Press to deliver quantifiable results.
Given our experience across all forms of advertising – we add value to all commercial areas including Recruitment, Display, Sponsorship, Specialist Supplements, Events and Sales Training.
Our approach to media sales is one of integration and professionalism. When we are chosen to represent a client or publisher we are committed to adding value to and respecting their brand whilst also developing the commercial viability of their products. Our track record demonstrates our success to date but don’t take our word for it, read what our clients have to say about us here.
Our Media Portfolio
Most publishers approach Spacehouse because they are looking to launch a new product and hence need to establish a commercial base quickly – or they do not have the media sales skills to deliver enough advertising revenue to sustain their product. Perhaps other competitor media have eroded a once dominant market position.
Over the past 16 years we have dealt with all such situations. Our approach is always the same. We work with our publishers to develop a deliverable commercial strategy and then use our excellent client, agency and consultancy networks to establish / re-establish the brand and create a strong commercial base.
We understand that we are judged on results. We have a track record of delivering what our customers require, with a professional and consultative outlook. We have profiled below some specific examples of our work across print media including Recruitment, Product, Special Supplements & Sponsorships.
Spacehouse were selected by Hemming Information Services as their commercial partners in 2000, following the relaunch of their flagship title The MJ.
The MJ magazine was a rich tradition having reported on the local government sector since 1893. However, competitors had eroded The MJ’s recruitment and display markets and revenues derived from special products had declined.
Spacehouse came on-board with the brief to rebuild the commercial revenues and re-establish The MJ as the clear market leader. Over the past decade, while many competitor titles have closed their doors, we have re-built The MJ to its position as the number one B2B magazine in its sector, generating £ millions in advertising and sponsorship revenues.
Highways magazine was the market leader for recruitment advertising when Spacehouse joined forces with the Hemming Group back in 2000.
It was believed that as the magazine held a dominant position within its market that commercial revenues would be difficult to grow. However, with a period of 3 years Spacehouse had grown advertising revenues by an impressive 60% over this period – significantly increasing the number of clients using the magazine, the yields being achieved, and the overall annual income.
The APSE organisation approached Spacehouse almost 3 years ago and we worked together to develop a business plan which covered a number of revenue areas including their membership magazine Direct News – along with their exhibitions and website.
Over the past 24 month period Spacehouse have sold over 300 exhibition stands to commercial partners generating significant revenues for the APSE organisation, while also contributing tens of thousands of £ in ad revenue for their membership magazine.
Here at Spacehouse we have developed a reputation for excellence re our work across digital platforms.
We not only deliver advertising revenues derived from more traditional products such as buttons, banners, MPU’s and skyscrapers – we also use our client networks to develop sponsorship opportunities across digital channels, Web TV and social media.
We have developed some of the largest and most dynamic social media platforms across such diverse sectors as skiing and snowboarding to social care and safeguarding.
We know how to build traffic and drive digital activities from social media to web portals. Again, here at Spacehouse we understand that we will be judged by our ability to build revenues – but this is something we welcome as we have a strong track record of delivery. Quite simply – we are good at what we do!
LocalGov is published by the Hemming Group and is part of their local government portfolio.
Spacehouse was tasked with developing online revenues when the website launched. We have used our extensive client network to generate sponsorship revenues for key sections of the website – including the HR and Training pages and Health and Social Care.
We have also taken responsibility for the Jobs Portal – and now compete with many leading and established recruitment sites delivering significant levels of advertising revenue for our publisher.
The publishers – Philip Hoult and Derek Bedlow approached Spacehouse in 2015. With extensive knowledge of the local government legal marketplace they had already established the Localgovernmentlawyer as a key resource within this sector.
Given the success of their content they had very little time to explore commercial opportunities which they needed to develop to take their publications forward.
Spacehouse came on board as a commercial partner developing multi revenue sources including special sponsored supplements, display and product advertising and recruitment / training. So far – we have increased commercial revenues by over 100% – and we are still growing!
The issue of toxic air is now firmly on the lips of city leaders, with towns and cities across the UK drawing up their visions of a low-emissions future.
At this pioneering moment, Air Quality News will be covering all the breaking news, key developments as well as interviewing key figures and holding them to account.
Social Care Today is the UK’s online magazine covering health and social care. Our respected team of journalists update the site with breaking news and features on a daily basis.
With content covering Adult and Children’s services, Mental Health, Disabilities, Care and Fostering and Adoption – we are able to take a progressive view across many sectors of social care.
The Social Care Today website offers recruiters a vibrant and significant jobs market from which to attract candidates to their organisation. The website carries hundreds of live vacancies for job seekers.
Environment Journal aims to highlight cutting edge practice from across the globe, champion innovation and lead debate on the key sustainability issues facing local government and its partners in the UK. It is bridging the gap between those who are developing solutions to pressing issues ranging from pollution to greener transport and practitioners tasked with putting ideas into practice.
Planning News brings together news, features and research from across this sector. The planning process is central to how we live and work. From Local Transport Plans and Local Plans, through to Neighbourhood Development Plans and Listed Building Consent – planning plays a key role. As we move towards a greener, renewable future the planning process again comes to the fore with applications for solar energy farms and wind turbines amongst many others. If one includes areas such as tree and bio diversity protection, hazardous substances consent and environmental permits – it’s clear to see that the planning processes are both far reaching and often complex.
New Start is ‘articulating the alternative’ for places. Writing about a new local economics. Sharing ideas and solutions.
New Start was launched as the UK’s first regeneration magazine in February 1999. Since then it has told the stories of the people and projects creating social and economic change in local areas in the UK and internationally.