Company History and What We Do
The List is an independent limited company which started in October 1985. Robin Hodge is the Founding Publisher. The List's aim is to publicise and promote the wide range of arts, events and entertainment taking place throughout the year across the UK.
Originally focused on Glasgow and Edinburgh with the fortnightly publication of The List, a consumer arts and entertainment magazine of quality, the company is now predominantly focused on its digital activities with coverage of the whole of the UK based around series of award winning websites.
The List consistently wins awards. It is a member of the Professional Publishers Association (PPA) and in December 2013, the company won the PPA Scotland Award for Best Online Presence.
The List website is one of the largest events and entertainment sites in the UK, with an audience of 1.75 million unique users (October 2013). The majority of our audience comes from large UK cities including London, Birmingham, Glasgow, Leeds, Belfast, Liverpool, Manchester, Bristol, Newcastle, Sheffield, Edinburgh, Bradford, Cardiff and Coventry. All our websites are responsive, providing optimal access to mobile device users who form the majority of the audience.
Print readership of the The List varies over the year and is linked to the major events and cycles in the Scottish arts and entertainment scene but is over 60,000 a month. The List is a member of the Audit Bureau of Circulation (ABC). The List is the best selling arts and entertainment magazine in Scotland
Other print publishing activities cover the food and drink sector, festivals including the Edinburgh Festivals, city guides, students and music events.
All events listings are published free of charge and are accompanied by informative, independent critical comment offering a guide to readers as to what is worth seeing and why. Further information is provided on how to list a new event and to enhance an existing listing. Articles and features previewing forthcoming events offer in depth information.
The List is a leading member of the group of organisations who developed an International Venue and Event Standard (IVES) www.ives.info.
The List provides highly targeted audience for venues, events, promoters, brands and businesses of all sizes both in print and online. There are a range of opportunities and packages available including display advertising, sponsorship, newsletters, content marketing, offers and more.
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Research and Information Services
Beyond our own publication of events listings, The List also gathers, manages, distributes and supplies information. Users of our events data include First Group, Trinity Mirror, Unesco City of Music, Glasgow City Marketing Bureau, and myturrif.co.uk.
The List has a permanent staff of c. 25 people and uses the services of around 30 freelancers.
The List Limited, is registered in Scotland (company number SC 95153). The company has offices at 14 High Street, Edinburgh, EH1 1TE (registered office address) and at CCA, 350 Sauchiehall Street, Glasgow G2 3JD.
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