What Do Our Customers Say?

CommunityAds Testimonials

What Do Our Customers Say?

At CommunityAds, we take pride in our commitment to empowering businesses, nonprofits, and community organizers to connect with their target audience effectively.

Our platform has helped numerous clients achieve their goals, whether it’s boosting sales, increasing community engagement, or driving awareness for their causes.

But don’t just take our word for it – here’s what our customers have to say about their experiences with CommunityAds:

On top of our fantastic Facebook reviews and Google reviews, please check out our wonderful customer testimonials below!

Read on to discover how our tailored advertising solutions have made a difference in the lives of businesses and communities alike.


On behalf of myself Faversham Creek Trust and all involved in the Safari thank you for taking the time to recognise our event. You were the first people to put us in your magazine and we are very grateful to you as it means Safari information arrives in everyone’s letterbox and this is simply wonderful.

Kathy West – Faversham Safari


Just a couple of weeks ago, one of the ladies who comes to our Waitrose meeting brought me the cut-out from the magazine, showing me where she’d seen about the group.  Thank you Matthew! 

Liz LePLa – Basingstoke Low Carb Group


Just wanted to tell you that the response from the piece in your magazine about the ink cartridge collection was brilliant. And everybody was kind enough to bring their cartridges to my door. I have heard from Recycle4Charity and we received £118 in January-most of that from your readers!

KatCanDo Charity


The magazine gets better with each month, I liked the article about St Clements church which I have supported for 25 years now and there are so many varied and useful articles with not too much advertising it really is a true community voice, well done.

The Right Worshipful Mayor, Sandwich Town Council


“I’m pleased to say that our members have received their copies and were very impressed with the article!”

Isobel Warnock – Herne Bay Tennis Club


“Thank you for printing my article.  I must say I’m very impressed.  We get a few freebies through the door but nothing of this professional quality.”

Wanda Wright – Soroptimist International Medway & Maidstone


“I was recently looking for local advertising and came across Tunbridge Wells Community Magazine and had a look and was glad I did. I spoke  with Rachel Allen who clearly and precisely walked me through the process and who went above and beyond and I will certainly be returning. Excellent service and gets 5 stars.”

Robert Salisbury – Tunbridge Wells


“What a nice friendly bunch you all are, everybody I have spoken to has been super nice. I love companies like that.”

Martin Molyneaux – Lawn Rooms


“The Sandgate and Hythe community magazine is a brilliant platform for promoting local businesses. I have to thank the design team for understanding our needs and creating a slick and modern advert. All in all a thoroughly efficient, friendly and professional service.”

The Providence Inne – Darryl Pond


“Since moving to the area and needing help in promoting our blues nights in Ramsgate , I have found Matthew to be really helpfu. He always replies promptly to emails and has made me feel that I’m getting a personal service”

Sue Revell – Blues with Bottle Club


“It is great to work with Matthew- very professional approach and no hassle. Always happy to answer his questions and promote our charity- Happy Christmas to everyone at community publishing, I hope it is a healthy 2022 for you all”

Denise Dawes – Trustee, Last Chance Animal Rescue


“Thanks to Alice Smales of CommunityAd for the interview to find out more about the Lewes Urban Arboretum Project which is managed by the Trees Committee of Friends of Lewes!”

Audrey Jarvis from the Trees Committee of Friends of Lewes


“Rachel & Danny have been excellent with our advertisements. Very helpful and responsive to all queries. I would definitely recommend CommunityAd to those looking to advertise in the local areas.”

Jaden Osborne – Hilton Nursing Partners


“I’d like to thank Alice Smales for the delightful interview. The questions she asked about me, my influences and my books were thought-provoking and intelligent and the final article was professional and polished.”

Chris O’Donoghue – Local author from Rye


“I have worked with Matthew Hemmings in his role as Editor of The Community Ad Magazine for a number of years now and have always found him very supportive and helpful when submitting copy relating to our local Rotary Club.  He is quick to respond to emails and proactive in reminding me of upcoming deadline dates for receipt of articles for consideration.  I wish him and your excellent magazine well and hope that we can continue working together for many years to come.”

Trevor Harrison – President Rotary Club of Romney Marsh


“Claire has been very helpful in arranging our advert to be placed in more than one local magazine.  Claire is polite, efficient and took on board our requirements.  An excellent service. We have no hesitation in recommending CommunityAd as a good way to advertise a business.”

Penfold Surfacing Specialists 


“Matthew has been more than helpful to Deal Rotary Club in publishing our reports, for example the one he recently did for the Rotary. Congratulations on such a great magazine, your magazine is superb, I read every part of it, the articles are extremely interesting, and our ‘working’ relationship is to my mind wonderful.”

Marlene Burnham- President of Deal Rotary Club


“I thoroughly enjoyed being interviewed by Matt Hemmings. I love talking about myself anyway but he made it a lot of fun, and if he’s an example of the the staff etc at communityad, no wonder it’s such a great local service. Thank you everyone there specially Mr Hemmings.”

Michael Willson AKA Cobra from Gladiator


“We highly recommend Community Ad and the team we deal with for our local advertising. Everyone is friendly, with great communication from first contact to the final print of our advert. We feel confident that we reach the local audience for our business.”

Overton Bathroom Centre


Dave has used my Wildlife pictures for the magazine on several occasions. The layout of the images look great and he offers a helpful and friendly service.

Deborah Heath – local photographer


Always a pleasure speaking to Sarah (Croft) she was extremely helpful with our advertising in the local magazines, Sarah has now moved over to the internet side of advertising and is being very patient with us while we decide if we want to advertise in this way.  We have no hesitation in recommending CommunityAd as a good way to advertise a business.  Looking forward to talking to Sarah again in early 2022.

Penfold Surfacing Specialist


CommunityAd wrote an excellent article on the paramedic Chris children’s book series and the whole service given was very professional from start to finish. Strongly recommend.

Tim Parsons (www.timparsons.co.uk)


This is my first advert in this magazine and the whole process has been very smooth. It has been a pleasure working with Rachel to finalise my ad and get the ball rolling. Thanks again…

Paul – Arkidec


First proof for our half-page ad came through looking great, but I fine-tuned details of my wording and layout several times. Rachel was delightful, showed not the faintest hint of impatience (which would have been justified) and responses were very quick.  Absolutely first class quality and service.

Colin Beckley, Meditation Trust


Highly recommend community ad, generates lots of leads and is popular amongst customers. Staff are really helpful, especially Sarah Lynch who goes over and above her role to make life easier for her clients, she is most appreciated

Brett – Albion home and garden


“I would like to recommend CommunityAd for the completely reliable service I feel they have provided to me. The response time, efficiency, effectiveness, kind and politely helpful service all added up to an excellent and business like approach. Thank you.”

Debbie Gamon Hypnotherapist


“Rachel was superfast designing a great advert for us, very impressed and highly recommended.”

Avenue Theatre, Sittingbourne


“Low cost marketing with brilliant office staff- Cannot fault them 😊”

Ellie Luker – Wokingham Aerials Ltd


“Rachel and Calvin were really helpful from start to finish, from booking my advert in to creating some new artwork for me and staying in touch throughout, very good service”

Alex Thain – Thain Removals Ltd 


“Just to say how pleased we were with our advert in the community ad. A great position and an ideal advert. Thank you. So much.”

Sandra – St Michaels car hire


“I would like to thank Matt and the team for a second feature in the community ad. Great communication at all times and a lovely sense of working together for the article. Well thought-out questions which allowed me to go in to detail easily and I was highly impressed with the final layout of the article and pictures. Very professional and easy to work with start to finish. I really hope to work with Matt & Community Ad again soon”. 

Lewis Bolland Music


“Thanks for all your help in getting things going with Loving Memories but most of all thanks for listening which is a gift not many people have. You asked me of any changes to the advertising and what I asked was done, this to me seems a normal thing to listen but it’s missing in many businesses well done and keep up the good work.”

Roy – Loving Memories


“I’d just like to thank Community Ad for providing a wonderful double page spread on my recently published book “20 Walks in East Kent”. The book had been selling fairly slowly on Amazon but since the exposure in your magazine, sales have shot through the roof. I’m retired and writing a book was on my “bucket list”. The whole idea was to get people out into the countryside in our part of Kent and get them fit at the same time. If you want to make money then I don’t suggest writing a book as an as an option but it was great fun to do and I hope that my readers will enjoy the walks as much as my wife and I have.”

Alan Sheers – Author of 20 Walks in East Kent


“As Chair of the Marlowe Society, an International organisation with much interest in Canterbury, I would like to express my appreciation of and admiration for the work of CANTERBURY CommunityAd Magazine. They have helped us enormously in communicating news of our publication and activities and have invariable been encouraging, supportive and enthusiastic. I cannot recommend their approach and services too highly and the professionalism of their editorial and marketing team is totally admirable.”

Professor Ken Pickering. The Marlowe Society of Great Britain.


“I have used both Plumber Sam and PPHS after seeing them advertised in the community magazine and have been very pleased with their work and price.”

Tony Rabin – Thanet Reader


“Was offered the CommunityAd services to advertise in the excellent ‘Community Ad’ magazine for the Odiham area, very competitive and efficient and produced a smart quick turnaround on a lovely worded advert. Will definitely be using them again.”

Jerry  from Hampshire Kitchens Ltd


“CommunityAd were able to redesign our existing artwork for use within their magazine. The redesign was completed swiftly and looks great. The Sales staff and Design team were friendly and professional, with no pushy sales pitches or hidden extras. We are a family-run business that employs local people and we try to use and support other local businesses. This magazine allows us to support the employment of people working for CommunityAd as well as reach out to existing and prospective customers in our community through our advert who may otherwise chose a national chain or main dealer. We are a one-stop for all makes & models of vehicles offering MOT, servicing, electronic diagnostics and much more for a fraction of the main dealer price but with a greater level of personal customer service.  CommunityAd employs local people who also care about the importance of their community and keeping small businesses, like ours, relevant to people in the Thanet area. The advertising fee is minimal for the reach of the magazine and targets people of all ages, especially those who do not engage with social media & advertising on those platforms. With the decline of local newspapers, this is a great way to keep our brand and business being seen by the people of Thanet. Small businesses help keep communities alive and local people employed.”

Broadstairs MOT Centre – part of the Bosch Car Service network of garages


“My advert is 100% fantastic. Thank you very much.”

Iden Boarding Kennels


“Just to say the Whitstable ad dropped through my door this week and thanks very much for the great King’s Hall editorial and ad. Looks great and we’ve had calls already for tickets based on it.”

Victoria- King’s Hall


“I just wanted to thank you on behalf of the Lions for the coverage you gave us in the last Community Magazine. The article about the Message in a Bottle has been really effective with a great response from your readers, enabling us to reach even more people who could benefit from the scheme. We are most grateful.”

Whitstable and Herne Bay Lions


“We love what youve done with the design, please go ahead and use this for the ad. Thank you!!”

ACP Heating


“I’m happy with my ad it’s quite different and unique”

Gasco Group Services


“I’m very impressed with the advert Folkestone town council magazine provided for me, it’s exactly what I had in mind and they really listened to my requests. They were extremely fast in replying to emails and made the whole process very quick and simple. I would highly recommend them”

Hannah Dakin Footcare


“Thank you for your help, the last article generated some volunteer interest which we are very grateful of. Thank you so much we really appreciate your support.”

Gill Ball- Sandwich Community Magazine


“Thank you for  a useful and interesting magazine and hoping it continues to grow in size and is well supported.”

Ian Surita- Rainham Community Magazine


“Thanks for sending the copy over and for running the feature – it looks great!”

Joel Derby- Whitstable Community Magazine


“I must say the magazine itself is very well presented”

Pamela Fox- Charing Community Magazine


“Thank you so much for continuing to include articles about the work the Lions do. It is a sure way of reaching the local community and raising awareness of organisations that can help anyone in need.”

Alwyn Lindley- Whitstable and Herne Bay Lions


“You did a fabulous job in featuring our Divas on Wheels with the full page ad – it did the trick and we had a great turnout raising just short of £19K for hospice care.”

Deborah Kellond- Pilgrims Hospices


“What a good little magazine, pity it is not larger.”

Ken- Thanet Community Magazine


“A fantastic magazine that really puts your business out there. Amazing staff that couldn’t be more helpful. 5 stars all round”

Semi-Permanent Make Up


“So so pleased with my interview in the Community Ad Magazine 😁. A fantastic magazine advertising all local businesses which has become very successful. A huge thankyou, and so grateful!”

Karen. A


“I was very pleased with my advert in the latest parish magazine, you had adjusted my logo for me and added my website address to it.”

Caroline Chimney Sweep


“I gave a rough idea of what I wanted my artwork to look like and the  artwork designer went above and beyond to produce a great ad for my company, much appreciated”

Albion Home and Garden


“Thanks so much for promoting local events –it makes such a difference to our community ventures”

Denise. M.H- Webposts feedback on the Dickens Festival in Broadstairs


“I took our new Church/HBC advert to our final Holiday Bible Club meeting on Wednesday, and everyone loved it! Once again, a massive Thank you to you all for your continued help and support.”

Andrew. S- Strood Community Magazine


“A community magazine is a wonderful thing. It takes real commitment to tackle one, so congratulations on your fourth issue!”

Rose. M- Dover Community Magazine


“Thank you for sending the copy of your Community Ad to me. It looks both informative, colourful and useful.”

Ann. F- Rainham & Strood Community Magazine


“I am the chairman of the New Romney Country Fayre Committee, imagine our surprise when we opened the pages of your magazine to find such a comprehensive report. Your magazine is presented in a very good way. One of the good things that it achieved was that this magazine has been put through the letter boxes of New Romney Town and we believe further afield as we have sponsorship support from a Dymchurch company. Once again thank you for your positive publicity.”

Frances. W- Romney Marsh Community Magazine


“A copy of Bearsted Community Ad Magazine was delivered to me recently and I thought it was great local publication.”

Jeannette. W- Bearsted Community Magazine


“As a resident of Bearsted I have just received the first issue of Bearsted Community Ad Magazine and it looks very good.”

David. P- Bearsted Community Magazine


“The magazine is a fabulous community resource and we are pleased to be included in it.”

Erika. C- Sandwich Community Magazine


“Firstly, many thanks for your time when I rang this morning to explain our input to the charity campaign. Thanks so much for the quick response on this and delighted that this will now get the publicity that (I think) it deserves.”

Tim. A- Birchington Parish Council Magazine


“I always enjoy reading the Thanet Community News while I am under the dryer at the hairdressers. It is a good way of catching up and always interesting”

Clare. L- Thanet Community Magazine


“I have recently received my copy of Deal Community Ad Magazine which is as always a very useful and informative read.”

Christopher. B- Deal Community Magazine


“What a vibrant, and informative magazine, well done to everyone who has put this together.”

Barbara. C- Sandwich Community Magazine


“Well done on producing the magazine. It contains articles and advertising that benefits the Thanet Community.”

David. P- Thanet Community Magazine


“Just read your latest magazine. Some really good stuff in there. I particularly liked the interview with David Lang as I too have just published an e-book on Amazon.”

Barry. R- Sittingbourne Community Magazine


“I have just got a copy of Community Ad through the door, wow, what a fantastic article. Thank you for such a great article and all your help and support.”

Keith.C – Thanet Community Magazine


“Thank you Matthew for doing this story, it should help us even more…”

Marcus-  Big Guy Charity- Thanet Community Magazine


“A big thank you to CommunityAd for the article in the Community Ad magazine- Thank you for your support #supporttheharrow so big shout out to CommunityAd for sharing our plight and helping us drum up volunteers and materials for the big refurb!”

The Harrow Pub Stockbury- Sittingbourne Community Magazine


“Oh I say, appearing in the same publication as interviews with the likes of Nikki and John – all links with Herne Bay.

I think you have illustrated beautifully our achievements to date. It’s perfect. How and where do I buy a physical copy from please.

Immense thanks once again. You’ve certainly done us proud..!”

Faye. B- Herne Bay Community Magazine


“Thank you so much for featuring the Festival in this month’s edition – what a great spread!!!”

Rachel. P- Canterbury Community Magazine


“I just wanted to say a huge thank you for your support by putting Pilgrims Hospices Divas on Wheels event poster in the Faversham Community Ad Magazine. I was delighted as I opened my copy of the mag at home in Faversham yesterday!

Our supporter numbers are beginning to swell for this event and hopefully the extra promotion will help us achieve even more lady cyclists and an even larger fundraising total. Thank you so much.”

Shirley. C- Faversham Community Magazine


“We’ve had great response from the Whitstable magazine and have potential reading helpers coming forward which is great, thank you!”

Kate. R- Whitstable Community Magazine


“I would like to extend my sincere appreciation for the quality of service I have received from James.

James has been so helpful, patient and professional. His mindful and caring attitude has eased us through the process, and, I am left with feeling satisfied and well looked after.

In my opinion this young man will evidently succeed in all he puts his hand to do.

He is truly an asset to your company.

With many thanks.”

Harbour Lights Counselling


“We love our advert- absolutely delighted with it. It’s one of the best we’ve seen.”

Somer’s Vintage Tearoom


“Hi Nick many thanks for the preview of advert,

Am very happy with the result and wish to use in the magazine I look forward to seeing it when printed!”

BSB Property Improvement & Maintenance 


“That advert is perfect. We are very happy to go ahead with this.”

J L Electrical Herne Bay


“Great team to work with. Very Professional!”

Wishes Online Dating


“Great little mag packed full of helpful info!”

Cliffs, Margate


“A great mag for local trades. 
Pick the ones with a home or office address then you can visit them if you want to.”

A Short Locksmith


“Best artwork I’ve ever had designed for me”

Logs and Firewood East Kent


“Thank you very much for the excellent feature on page 31 of edition 12 of the Thanet magazine which will hopefully encourage some potential new members to get in touch with us.”

Rotary Club of Westgate & Birchington- Featured in edition 12 of the Thanet Magazine


“I do want to say thank you very much for the article, pictures look great and it’s great publicity for us.  All the best!”

Sandwich Tennis Club


“Really pleased with the article, it looks fantastic so thank you for the opportunity!”

Mark- Film maker- Featured in Canterbury12


“‘On behalf of all at the Crusaders, I would like to thank you for providing us with this opportunity to publicise our club.”

Coach of Canterbury Crusaders Basketball Club


“Huge thanks to the Community Ad publishing team for the great article in the latest Herne Bay edition”

Herne Bay Basketball Club- Featured in Herne Bay06


“Very pleased with the article on my first novel.There is a lot of interesting information about the local area/community and I would recommend CommunityAd to anyone.”

Barry Read- Biba Girl article


“Excellent Personalised service, no hesitation given in recommending Community Ad.”

Cambridge Weight Plan


“Thank you Community Ad! Great response to the articles in the Sittingbourne & Herne Bay issues calling for reading helpers in local schools!”

Beanstalk Kent


“Thanks so much for promoting local events- it makes such a difference to our community ventures especially as the Dicken’s festival is organised and run by volunteers.”

Dickens Festival, Broadstairs

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