There are many opportunities to place advertising with Portsmouth City Council, across high profile assets in the city that range from bus wraps to vinyl panels, advertising boards to poster sites and from parking machines and publications.

We accept advertising in line with our advertising and sponsorship policy, which you can find here.

Outdoor advertising opportunities

Other advertising opportunities

Portsmouth is in the top 3 fastest growing cities in the UK along with London & Bristol according to KPMG London accountants who describe Portsmouth as a “magnet city” so there has never been a better time to advertise with us!

Over 9 million visitors come to Portsmouth each year to visit attractions such as Gunwharf Quays, the Spinnaker Tower, Portsmouth Historic Dockyard, Southsea Castle, The D-Day Story, Charles Dickens’ Birthplace Museum, Kings Theatre and New Theatre Royal. Southsea is also packed full of antique stores, independent bars and restaurants.

We can provide a range of opportunities for your messages to reach your audiences. Whether you want to reach residents, commuters or visitors, we have a range of opportunities to capture the attention of those travelling into the city, as well as assets in areas with high residential footfall and tourist hotspots.

The pages on our website will give you an overview of the advertising opportunities available to you with Portsmouth City Council.

There are numerous ways we can help your business receive the recognition it deserves, we will work with you to understand your needs, recommending the right advertising platforms to raise your brand awareness

Contact us

Outdoor advertising

For outdoor advertising contact Danielle Eberhardt:

Poster sites

For poster sites contact Cultural Services:


For publications contact Marketing and Communications:

About Portsmouth

  • 9.3m visitors a year
  • 7,500 businesses
  • Population 215,000; a working-age population of 144,000
  • A top 40 UK University
    • 24,000 university students
    • Gold rated for teaching excellence
  • Home to Gunwharf Quays, the South Coast’s leading premium outlet shopping centre, and the 3rd most popular outlet centre in the UK
  • In the top 20 cities for gross value added (GVA) per worker
  • Only 70 miles from London
  • A £2bn investment plan
  • A city centre investment plan
  • £831m City Deal investment programme – 65,000 square-meters of employment space
  • £1.9m investment in Hotwalls Studio – a new creative quarter
  • £400m vision to reshape the university quarter
  • £5m renovation works at Mary Rose Museum
  • Over £4m Heritage Lottery investment in the D-Day Story Museum
  • Gigabit full-fibre network service
  • An international port, which is the UK’s most successful municipal port and second-largest cross-channel port.
    • 4.6m passengers a year
    • 250,000 freight movements a year
  • The naval base is home to £3bn 65,000-tonne aircraft carriers
  • 30 minutes to the nearest airport
  • Home of Ineos Team UK America’s Cup team
  • Home of the National Maritime Autonomy Centre


Our in-house graphic design team of experienced creative designers are available to produce advertising artwork – browse their online portfolio or visit the graphic design team’s page for more information and contact details.

What our advertisers say

“When you consider the exposure you gain advertising in Flagship, it is really good value for money. We’ve definitely seen a return on our investment and we continue to regularly advertise in the magazine – it is our advertising medium of choice.”  Bruce Hall, General Manager Aqua Cars

“We are aware of the need for appropriate brand association and Flagship has proven to be suitable brand partner. We tried advertising in an interactive way using the magazine’s competition option and have been delighted with the response.”  Rhoda Joseph, Cascades Shopping.