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To book adverts or for further information please contact:

Simon Birch, Advertising Manager
Email Simon by following this link and choosing 'Advertising Sales' in the drop-down menu on the contact form.
Tel: 0161 226 2929
Fax: 0161 226 6277


All advertisers are screened against our ethical criteria.

All prices below are shown exclusive of VAT



Print Magazine


Launched in 1989, the Ethical Consumer is the UK’s leading environmental and ethical consumer magazine and is published bi-monthly six times a year:


  • The current circulation is about 5,000
  • readership is around 15,000
  • 58% male, 42% female
  • 95% of sales are to subscribers
  • two thirds are age 35-64 (20% 35-44, 25% 45-54, 22% 55-64)
  • Over 90 per cent of readers are ABs who spend their higher-than-average disposable income in accordance with their environmental beliefs.


This highly targeted readership represents some of the most environmentally and ethically aware consumers in the country.



Magazine Display Advertising

The following prices apply to camera-ready artwork

pdf, jpeg, tiff or eps, resolution at least 300 dpi

All sizes are given as width x height.


Inside Front Cover, Inside Back Cover Size (mm) Mono full price Colour full price
Full page 185 x 277* £745 £1,190
Half page (vertical) 91 x 277 £495 £690
Half page (horizontal) 185 x 137 £495 £690
Quarter page 91 x 137 £275 £450


Inside Pages Size (mm) Mono full price Colour full price
Full page 185 x 277* £670 £995
Half page (vertical) 91 x 277 £390 £525
Half page (horizontal) 185 x 137 £390 £525
Quarter page 91 x 137 £195 £295
Eighth page 91 x 67 £95 n/a


Full page bleed size - 220mm x 307mm.


Inside page advert costs



£78 per 1,000 for A4 (or folded variations) as long as the insert weighs less than 10g. Please contact us for prices for other sizes or weights.



Series - a discount of 10% applies for three consecutive ads, 15% for four or more.

About the Advertisers

Within each issue of the EC is a small column entitled 'About the Advertisers'. This section draws readers attention to the name of the report in which each advertiser's product was last featured (where appropriate) and gives the issue number of the magazine.



Website Advertising


The Ethical Consumer website is currently attracting over 70,000 unique visitors each month.

We take a maximum of ten adverts at any one time which all appear on the right-hand side of evey page.  Positions are rotated to give equal placement within the right-hand column.




Banner adverts of 120x120 pixels, or 120x60 pixels, as .jpg or .gif format

Contact us about animated banners or Flash.



120px by 120px - £450 for four weeks

120px by 60px - £250 for four weeks

Please enquire about rates on a page impression basis.

Discounts are available for booking a series of ads.

Side Banner Advert example



Best Buy Label


Ethical Consumer Best Buy Label

Ethical companies can now license our Best Buy Label 

for use on on packaging, websites, marketing and all other promotional material.


Find out more about this unique ethical accreditation.