About us

About our magazine

The Plymouth Oracle magazine is a local magazine publication for local businesses to advertise their products and services in Plymouth and the surrounding areas. Presented in an A4 format and printed in full gloss colour with a high quality front cover, the publication itself appeals to a wide range of readers, both male and female, ranging from 18-80 years of age.

The magazine is focused around information and events that are happening in the local community along with a vast amount of advertisers promoting their business and latest offers. There are also a variety of interesting local and national editorials relating to the coming months ahead, which are normally featured on the cover of the magazine.

The Plymouth Oracle is the only free local magazine to be distributed through specially designed stand placed in all major superstores in Plymouth, including Tesco, Morrisons and Sainsburys. We also distribute to a wide variety of businesses and franchises plus door-to-door locally.

We are pleased to promote the fact that our advertisers choose to promote their businesses with us due to the success the magazine brings them. The evidence speaks for itself, with our advertisers featuring in many previous editions of the Oracle and still continuing to feature their businesses in forthcoming issues. Many businesses choose to sign up for 6 – 12 months at a time due to the response they attain.

Visit our Advertising page to find out how you can get involved, and market your product to the local community.

What will you find in our magazine?

Designed for our readers and to maximise business enquiries for our many advertisers, the Oracle magazine is a very useful and practical magazine.

Our magazine is the ideal place for local businesses to advertise and attract the attention of thousands of potential customers in and around the local community.

Regular features

  • An easy to follow introduction and features section that allow our readers to navigate their way around the magazine
  • The most updated eating and drinking directory in Plymouth with a focus on the best places to wine and dine including restaurant reviews
  • Recipes
  • A film guide highlighting the latest films about to hit the cinemas
  • A what’s on feature showing events that will be happening over the coming months
  • Health Tips
  • Law & Finance articles for families
  • Local business profiles and success stories
  • Interview Profiles of local businesses owners in the city
  • Local deals and offers exclusive to the magazine
  • Featured articles of interest – i.e. amazing and unusual places to live around the UK
  • Reader Response form to enable us to get feedback about the magazine from our readers

Oracle Publishing

Oracle Publications Ltd. was formed in 2004 by a local entrepreneur with a simple vision to connect local business services with local buyers. 11 years later the publication, named The Plymouth Oracle Magazine, has become one of the largest and most recognised local lifestyle publications around. The magazine features local and national editorial on topics ranging from Leisure right through to Law and Finance. It is also a vassal for businesses to advertise and promote their products and services to an established readership or over 90,000 readers, making it one of the most recognised and read publications in the South West. Operating out of offices in Lee Mill with state of the art equipment and fully qualified staff, the company delivers a professional advertisement and design service to UK and Plymouth business. This service is designed to be the most cost effective and economical way of getting your message out to the general public through print and digital publications. The company is managed by Director Myles Lockwood who has been involved in marketing and media for over 20 years. Myles is more than able to take good care of the company having previously worked for a broad range of highly focused Blue Chip companies such as Yellow Pages, British Telecom, North Cliff Media and GWR Radio. Oracle Magazine has a growing customer base through its print and digital format. The magazines target audience range from around the age of 28 up to 85 years of age, with the readership primarily based in Plymouth throughout South Hams and the surrounding areas.