How to promote your business with us

By Emma Gunby at

About West Kirby Today

West Kirby Today is a mobile-first, hyperlocal news website focused on West Kirby, in Wirral, which was named as one of the best places to live in the UK in 2017 and described by The Sunday Times as “a properly posh little seaside town”.

Who reads West Kirby Today?

Launching in January 2016, it attracts around 6000 unique visitors a month. It has a Facebook community of over 5,500 and 3,500 Twitter followers.



About our editor 

West Kirby Today is edited by Emma Gunby. Emma lives in West Kirby with her husband and young son and a very energetic, Springer Spaniel. She is an NCTJ-qualified journalist who has over 15 years’ experience in the industry working as a reporter for the Press Association, Liverpool Daily Post and Liverpool Echo.

She can be found occasionally tweeting at @EmmaGunby


  • Sponsored posts: One of our journalists will meet you for an interview and video/photo shoot; you will have full copy approval before it goes live – £195
  • Social Media Campaigns: Instantly reach our targeted social community with your event, announcement, special offer or competition. Includes three Facebook posts, three tweets and one Instagram post – £96.50
  • Your own expert column: Demonstrate your expert knowledge with a regular column – £150 for 3
  • Web Banner Advertisements – from £150
  • Your own expert column: Demonstrate your expert knowledge with a regular column – £150 for 3

Our readers*

40% Female

50%  Aged 35-54

44%  From Wirral & surrounding areas.

92%  Comes from social sources

*Source: Google Analytics

Topics they love to read about

o   New business launches

o   Restaurants/Bars

o   Competitions

o   Offers/discounts

o   Events


o   Product reviews

o   Food

o   Family events

o   Watersports

o   Golf




Caroline Carter Home Beauty

Caroline Carter

Caroline Carter

“Recently launching my new mobile beauty business in West Kirby was a very exciting time. As I don’t have a salon or ‘shop window’ to promote my business and services to passing clients, spreading the word of my new business is crucial. Emma Dewar interviewed me in a relaxed and friendly manner taking the time to listen to my previous experience in the beauty industry and reasons behind providing a luxury mobile beauty service on the Wirral.

“The coverage and exposure provided by West Kirby Today has been invaluable. I instantly saw an increase in Facebook followers and have had a number of inquiries and bookings since the article was published.

“If you are launching a new business or wish to promote a new service within an existing business, I would highly recommend working with West Kirby Today. Their local readership in growing rapidly and my business is already benefiting from being visible on their website and social media platforms. ”

GRC Accountants

Ben Howarth and Gareth Cooper from GRC Accountants

Ben Howarth and Gareth Cooper from GRC Accountants

“We launched our accountancy column, It’s All About The Money, via West Kirby Today. It allows us to raise our profile and also be positioned at the heart of the local business community.
“As well as writing a column on this issues which we know are important to local businesses, we are also regularly asked to contribute to news articles on the site as well.
“Working with West Kirby Today has allowed us to build awareness of our brand and also refer potential new customers directly to our website.
“Advertising is very cost effective and the West Kirby Today team is very easy to work with too.”
Ben Howarth, GRC Accountants, West Kirby

Avalon School, West Kirby

Mrs Callaway headteacher of Avalon School, as Mary Poppins

Mrs Callaway headteacher of Avalon School, as Mary Poppins

“To date, our experience of placing adverts with West Kirby Today has been really good. At a competitive price, we have been able to test out online advertising and promote events such as our recent Open Morning within the local target areas of Caldy, Hoylake and West Kirby. West Kirby Today can also help with artwork for an advert making it easy and less time consuming to place an ad. We were impressed with the site’s mobile friendly capability so that people can see any Avalon marketing on the move and on a variety of tablets, phones and pcs!’

Mrs Joanna Callaway, Headteacher at Avalon School, West Kirby



Phone: Emma – 07702898780