Thanet news, Thanet businesses

The Isle of Thanet News is run by Kathy Bailes, formerly an editor and journalist at Kent Regional Newspapers for more than 13 years and the winner of the Kent Press and Broadcast Awards Kent Digital Journalist 2017.

The site has been created to share Thanet news and events and to celebrate isle businesses and schools and is funded by local business advertising – meaning local business advertisers are central to what we do.

In its first month (March 3- April 3, 2017) The Isle of Thanet News received 112,000 views, By the end of the site’s first year (up to March 2018) there had been 3 million page views. The daily average is now around 30,000 views a day with an average 800,000 to 1million views per month.

You can advertise on the website from £45 for four weeks and will be able to reach thousands of people living in Thanet who visit our site and social media platforms.

Our printed edition has also now been in circulation since December 2018, bringing truly local news to our community.

We have also launched a great facebook advertising campaign option which will guarantee advertisers reaching an even wider, targeted audience and have a promotional video service.

We want your business to feel the benefits of advertising with The Isle of Thanet News and reaching our local audience. As well as adverts we can offer sponsored content, advertorials and updates on the click throughs and impressions  your content is receiving.

To find out more:

For a rates list email [email protected]

Call  07757 771459

Twitter @IsleThanetNews



Artemis Recruitment

Artemis Recruitment has been advertising with The Isle of Thanet News pretty much since its inception, anticipating that due to the excellent quality of Kathy’s work there would be a lot of exposure throughout the Thanet area and beyond.  The Isle of Thanet News has proven extremely popular I am glad to say, and we have seen a corresponding uplift in the amount of candidates applying for jobs that come directly from the site.  I definitely recommend IOTN as a great way to get your message out there and promote your business.

Lovetts of Ramsgate

Jo Hanchett: “It is a really good platform to be on. We, Lovetts of Ramsgate, have been advertising with Kathy from inception because we knew where her skills were. Digital IOT news has earned accolades from bodies in her industry. It is a real community medium. We have helped trace relatives of one woman in particular who had read Kathy’s story, rang us, I rang Kathy and she was able to pass her onto someone from her area who was able to complete the link. The site is really mobile friendly too one click on our advert and you are through to our website.”

Nigel Mann – Ramsgate Masonic Centre

“The role that Isle of Thanet News played in promoting our message was significant in generating the results we received. I shall certainly use your services again.”

Your Leisure

“We are delighted with the results of The Isle of Thanet News Facebook ad campaigns. They are achieving above average click-through rates which are resulting in trackable sales – with significant sales spikes as a result. I would highly recommend using their Facebook advertising service to any business looking to drive quality traffic to their website or store.”


“The Isle of Thanet News consistently delivers referral traffic to the Dreamland website.  The website content is relevant and timely, providing the latest local and regional news stories reported quickly making it a great go to website. Every couple of months we refresh our creative which is always actioned quickly and efficiently and enables us to keep the content fresh.”