billboard advertising costs

UK billboard advertising costs that are affordable for local businesses

Ever wondered about the cost of billboard advertising and if they fit in your marketing budget?

Billboard advertising costs are often perceived to be an expensive format to invest in, and only accessible to big, national brands. This couldn’t be further from the truth and now is the time for businesses of all sizes to utilise this very successful advertising medium due to the cost of billboard advertising being within reach.

Traditional billboards in the UK are now more accessible and cost-effective than ever before. Outdoor advertising fees start from as little as £100+vat per week.

The factors involved in the cost of billboard advertising

We have all the information below in order to guide you through the billboard advertising costs, process and factors involved.

Billboard Size

The basic rule here is, the larger the space, the higher the price of the billboard. This will also have an impact on poster production rates as the bigger the poster the more it costs to print.

48 sheet billboard costs

48 sheet billboards are 20ft x 10ft in size. The most popular and used outdoor advertising format within the UK.

A 48 sheet billboard has a price tag of around £350+vat for a two week period. We do offer very good discounts for longer term and multiple locations bookings.

For example, Amplify Outdoor can offer a 48 sheet for 12 months at a tariff of £500+vat per month.

96 sheet billboard costs

A massive 96-sheet billboard (40ft x 10ft) in size. They have a bigger asking price because it is likely to gain more eyeballs and have a much greater impact.

You could expect to outlay around £500+vat per 2 weeks but remember, double the size, double the impact and double the worth to your business. Furthermore, the costs of billboard advertising can be reduced if booked for a longer period.

Campaign Length

The length of campaign refers to the time period during which your billboard advertising campaign is displayed. Billboards are generally booked on a 2 week cycle but we also offer great discounts and cheaper billboard advertising costs for long term or multiple location campaigns. We have clients who book campaigns for open days or events, right through to clients who book 12 months with generic artwork.

Production and artwork costs

When looking at the cost of billboard advertising, you need to make sure what providers are offering as part of their service. You should always determine if the price they have quoted includes the figure for designing artwork and poster production.

With all of the national outdoor providers an extra cost will be added for advert design and poster production. We do offer the best rates at a cheap cost of £50+vat for the creation of the advert and £70+vat for a 48 sheet poster print.

If a campaign is booked long term, there are incidences of us offering these as part of the campaign.

The frequency of your bookings

The same offer of discounts applies to regular and returning businesses. Customers who book multiple times throughout the year with us would have access to discounted billboard advertising costs.This will make your marketing expenditure go further.

What is the cost of billboard advertising in my area?

Businesses think that billboard advertising costs lots of money and out of their reach, but this simply not the case. Amplify Outdoor’s key focus is to make billboards affordable to companies of all sizes and not just national brands.

We believe that the ROI national companies get from this high impact format should be accessible to everyone within the local area.

Amplify do not have rate cards like other providers and due to this we are able to offer discounted billboard advertising costs on packages, long term bookings and multiple locations.

How long should I book a billboard for?

As a business you should book space based on your with your marketing objectives. This could be based on budget and reasons as to why you are wanting to engage customers.

Are you:-

  • Promoting a new product, open day or event.
  • Trying to raise your profile and brand awareness.

Long term bookings campaigns tend to be more effective. It is proven that customers who are exposed to outdoor advertising advertising are 17% more likely to engage with brands. If you had a long term slot, imagine the results that your would get from repeat exposure and value for money.

Also the cost of billboard advertising in the UK will drop when you commit on a long term basis. This is a big reason why a lot of our clients book longer campaigns.

Traditional billboard advertising costs V’s Digital

With the rise of digital in recent years it’s important to compare it with traditional billboard advertising costs.

Digital billboards can be costly and out of reach to most small businesses. As far as traditional billboards go, the charge is much more affordable along with greater benefits.

  • Paper billboards offer exclusivity
    When advertising on digital billboards, you will be sharing the space with a minimum of 5 other advertisers. This will only give you 10 seconds coverage each minute. Whereas traditional billboards can be secured exclusively giving you solus advertising and maximum exposure.
  • Traditional billboard advertising costs are within reach –
    With digital billboards you would expect to pay around £1400-£2000 for a 2 week slot with 1/6th of the coverage. The cost of billboard advertising is more affordable with traditional formats as you would expect to pay £350 per 2 weeks which also allows exclusivity.
  • Advert transition
    Digital runs the risk of consumers missing your message as they’re unable to read it fast enough before it changes.Traditional billboard are quite the opposite. Your business is the only one that is displayed and doesn’t get replaced by another advertiser after a few seconds.

What are the benefits and billboard advertising costs for booking long term?

. Discounted costs and adding prestige to your business are a few of the benefits of booking long term.

Businesses in the UK have their billboard advertising costs reduced for booking on a long term basis. Not only do they secure the space for their business they also have a bigger return on investment along with long term visibility.

Would you like us to plan an advertising campaign for you on our billboards?

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Don't take our word for it,
Here's what our clients say about us


Jenny Pearce
Diverse Abilities


After working with Matt for a few years now, I can honestly say it has been an absolute pleasure. His billboards are in fantastic spots and at very competitive rates, plus his customer service and professionalism is spot on. He always makes sure we receive the best service and the whole process, from booking to delivery, is perfect. I really couldn’t ask for anything more.

Hayley O’Shea
Talbot Heath School


I have worked with Matt for a few years now. His customer service is excellent often going beyond the call of duty. He has some fantastic prime spots at very competitive rates. His poster printing service is very reasonable & makes the whole process of booking & managing outdoor media seamless.

Matthew Lawrence
Urban Guild


We’ve been working with Showcase for a couple of years principally to promote our Christmas parties. As a local business with 4 restaurant and hotel venues in the town it’s great to support another local business and still achieve the reach and exposure that outdoor advertising offers. Matt’s a total pleasure to deal with and I would recommend asking him about your next marketing campaign.

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