A community magazine for Rochester – and coming soon to Strood

It’s The Biz is a full colour, A5, printed community magazine for Rochester, distributed free to a growing number of residential and business addresses. The aim of the magazine is to promote local business and community activities, via a lively and colourful publication which we hope local people enjoy browsing through. Commercial business activities are advertised at highly competitive rates and we specialise in promotional features which give the subject more space and context. Non-profit community groups appear for free, listed in categories and featured in articles. The magazine also contains general feature articles and lifestyle items.

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The magazine is reaching a growing number of addresses with each edition; we aim to cover all of ME1 eventually – and beyond! – but if you don't receive one there are alternatives. Copies of the magazine are usually available at pick-up points around the town (this has been more challenging due to the pandemic) such as the railway station. If you run a premises and have room to stock some copies, please email neil@itsthebiz.net. You can subscribe to receive printed copies in the post here. You can also read the online editions here.



It's The Biz strives to be different from other free ad magazines. The ratio of advertising is lower, as is the cost. We want to make every ad a “story” – where possible – by including additional information and photos about the services, products and the people behind them. Every advertiser also appears in the directory, in print and on this site.

Advertising is more effective when it appears regularly, so there are discounts of 5% for three editions, 10% for six and 15% for a year. Prices start at £24 for an advert in a single edition for one month, or £46 to appear in both Strood and Rochester editions for one month. See the media pack for all sizes, options and prices.


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It’s The Biz | Rochester | Issue 6


Click below to buy a single copy or subscribe to every edition with a recurring payment.

Cost covers postage, admin and PayPal fee.


Charities, clubs and other non-profit groups appear in It’s The Biz for free. If you represent such an organisation, submit  an article about your activities or promote an upcoming event.

Email neil@itsthebiz.net


So far the magazine has covered:

• Coram Beanstalk

• Walking Workout With A Difference

• Parkwood Camera Club

• Wolf's Head & Vixen Morris Side

• Self Esteem Team

• Medway Mindfulness

• 5th Medway Beaver Scouts

• Just Add A Picnic

• The Big Sing

• Parkinson’s UK in Medway

• The Hygiene Bank

• Motor Neurone Disease - Mid Kent

• Kent Goddesses

• Medway Asthma Self-Help (MASH)

Friends of Broomhill

Medway Foodbank

Please get in touch to add yours to future editions.

Copy deadline for December edition is 27 December


Get in touch via email: neil@itsthebiz.net

Or by phone: 07510 298499

You can also use one of the forms on this page.


It's The Biz is on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram @ItsTheBizMedway

Here's Kent Leaflet Distribution pounding the streets of Rochester delivering issue 6!

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