ADVERTISING

In print and online, we have advertising solutions to help your business reach and engage with our community!


Guaranteed 1,000 copy print distribution with additional online e-edition engagement. 
Contact our ad team at: ads@valleysentinelnews.com

Want to reach our readers over multiple weeks?
We offer a 50% off rate to subsequent display ad insertions made in the same ad order!


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We’ll send out regular updates on marketing and advertising opportunities as well as partnership opportunities for themed editions, special sections and other opportunities to engage with the community.

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FULL EDITORIAL CALENDAR COMING SOON

Upcoming special sections/editorial notes:

June 2:
Summer in the Valley Season Guide (special section) – Similar to our Winter Wonderland special section, we’ll publish a guide to summer in the Valley. Relax, eat, play, recreation and more! Have ideas or want to be included? Reach out.
Summer Job Board (special section) – The return of a job board for the summer! Post-it listings, display ads and more.
Company Profiles – Have something that makes your company special? Have a great work environment that you want to share to entice job seekers?

June 16:
2022 Best of the River Valley (special section or themed edition) – The results of our online reader poll will be revealed in print in this edition. This edition will be on stands during the Spring Green Arts & Craft Fair.
Spring Green Arts & Craft Fair Preview (currently exploring/special section) – TBD

June 30:
TBD – Shortly we’ll be establishing an editorial calendar for special sections and edition themes to give business partners more time to work with us in engaging the community. We wanted to give the area business community an opportunity to weigh in first. Let us know what themed sections, special sections and more you think we should feature in Valley Sentinel to engage with our community and help them better engage with you:
editor@valleysentinelnews.com


Eighth Page

$50 – Eighth page, single-placement, full color print ad in Valley Sentinel at $6.06 per col. inch. Standard ad sizes: 1 col./2.563″ W x 8.25″ H (portrait) or 2 col./5.125″ W x 4.125″ H (landscape).

Half Page

$200 – Half page, single-placement, full color print ad in Valley Sentinel at $6.06 per col. inch. Standard ad size: 4 col./10.25″ W x 8.25″ H (landscape).

Sixteenth Page

$25 – Sixteenth page, single-placement, full color print ad in Valley Sentinel at $6.06 per col. inch. Standard ad sizes: 1 col./2.563″ W x 4.125″ H (portrait) or 2 col./5.125″ W x 2.063″ H (landscape).

Quarter Page

$100 – Quarter page, single-placement, full color print ad in Valley Sentinel at $6.06 per col. inch. Standard ad sizes: 2 col./5.125″ W x 8.25″ H (portrait) or 4 col./10.25″ W x 4.125″ H (landscape) or 3 col./7.69” W x 5.5” H (square).

Full Page

$400 – Full page, single-placement, full color print ad in Valley Sentinel at $6.06 per col. inch. Ad size: 4 col./10.25″ W x 16.5″ H.

Full Page

$400 – Full page, single-placement, full color sponsored content print ad in Valley Sentinel at $6.06 per col. inch. Ad size: 4 col./10.25″ W x 16.5″ H. Includes story format with headline, with story content, room for 1-4 pictures and clear sponsored labeling.

Quarter Page

$100 – Quarter page, single-placement, full color sponsored content print ad in Valley Sentinel at $6.06 per col. inch. Standard ad sizes: 2 col./5.125″ W x 8.25″ H (portrait) or 4 col./10.25″ W x 4.125″ H (landscape) or 3 col./7.69” W x 5.5” H (square). Includes story format with headline, with story content, room for 1 picture and clear sponsored labeling.

Half Page

$200 – Half page, single-placement, full color sponsored content print ad in Valley Sentinel at $6.06 per col. inch. Standard ad size: 4 col./10.25″ W x 8.25″ H (landscape). Includes story format with headline, with story content, room for 1-2 pictures and clear sponsored labeling.

Content Writing

We offer content writing services at a flat fee of $50 for sponsored/promotional content. All other sponsored story content is expected to be provided by the advertiser.

SPONSORSHIPS/PARTNERSHIP CONTENT

Special Sections

$400 – Major special sections will span several pages in print and online. A sponsorship grants your logo and business name on all promotional materials and the section itself. A sponsorship also includes a banner ad to be run within the section. Sponsor will also receive half off any sponsored article content within the special section.
Smaller special sections may be sponsored at $300 for all benefits above, excluding banner.

Weekly Email Newsletter Digest

$25 – One week sponsorship of our weekly email newsletter digest sent out to our opt-in subscribers.

Social Media Stories

$50 – 24 hour social media story ad. Stories will appear to Valley Sentinel’s Instagram and/or Facebook followers.

Community Calendar – AVAILABLE

$50 – Weekly sponsorship in print of a full page Community Calendar. We devote at least a full page weekly to updating the community on local events, with any event — free or paid — able to be listed in the calendar at no cost. Readers turn to Valley Sentinel as the community’s comprehensive calendar. A sponsorship helps Valley Sentinel continue to devote space to this service for the community.

Sponsorship includes your logo and partnership/sponsorship language for top of mind awareness.

Monthly Section – Online and Print

$150 – Sponsorship online and in print of individual category sections.

Available sections include:
– Sports
– Outdoors & Agriculture
– Arts & Culture
– Community
– Business
– Government

Ask for more options! Sponsorship includes your logo and partnership/sponsorship language for top of mind awareness.

COVID-19 Dashboard – AVAILABLE

$75 – Weekly sponsorship in print of a full page COVID-19 dashboard. We devote a full page weekly to updating the community on local and regional COVID-19 numbers, bringing carious sets of information together in one place so that community members can make informed decisions. A sponsorship helps Valley Sentinel continue to devote space to this service for the community.

Sponsorship includes your logo and partnership/sponsorship language for top of mind awareness.

PREMIUM PRINT PLACEMENT ADS

Front Page Bottom Banner

$150 – Premium, front page bottom banner, single-placement, full color print ad in Valley Sentinel. 4 col./10.25″ x 1.75”. Premium fixed open rate: $21.43 per col. inch.

Special Column Sponsorship

$150 – Premium bottom banner, per edition, full color print ad in Valley Sentinel and online. 4 col./10.25″ x 2”. Premium fixed open rate: $25 per col. inch.

— An Outdoorsman’s Journal: AVAILABLE
— The Plain and Simple Correspondent: AVAILABLE

Reach your customers wherever they read their news:
Add $25 to any print ad order and get a week of online ads on our website!

ONLINE ADS

Medium Rectangle Online Ad

$25 – Standard, most common online ad size, 300x 250px, week-long placement on our front page and 3+ online stories. Linked to your website or custom URL. $25 if added to print ad order / $50 otherwise.

Medium Rectangle Online Ad

Billboard Online Ad

$75 – 970x 250px, week-long home page “take over” placement on our front page and 3+ online stories. Linked to your website or custom URL. $75 if added to print ad order / $150 otherwise.

Billboard Online Ad

Skyscraper/Half Page Online Ad

$50 – 300x 600px, week-long placement on our front page and 3+ online stories. Linked to your website or custom URL. $50 if added to print ad order / $100 otherwise.

Skyscraper/Half Page
Online Ad
AD DESIGN FEE

Flat Ad Design Fee

$25 – Need us to create an ad or re-work an ad for you? Our graphic designers are happy to design or revise ads for you at a flat design fee. This fee is applied automatically if an ad needs design or camera ready adjustments. Exceptions are made for personal (non-business, etc.) ads smaller than 1/8th page.

LOGO/GRAPHIC DESIGN SERVICES

Flat Graphic Design Fee

$25 – Need us to create a a logo? A social media post? An ad for other publications/flyers? Or re-work an ad for you? Our graphic designers are happy to design or revise ads or other graphics for you at a flat design fee, per project.

CLASSIFIEDS

Classified Ad Rates

$10 for the first 15 words, $0.20 per each additional word. $0.05 per bolded word. $0.05 per underlined word. Center a line for $0.05 per line. Employment ads are run as display ads under their own Employment Opportunities header unless otherwise requested.

DEADLINES

Display/Classified Ad Deadlines

The display and classified advertising deadline is Monday at noon for that week’s edition. If you would like our design team to design the ad then please allow extra time for the creative process and proofing.

SUBSCRIPTION FUND

Your advertising not only provides top-of-mind awareness for your organization, but it also directly benefits our community. $5 of every ad order invoice goes to our community subscription fund, so that anyone that wants the news has access to the news.

TECHNICAL

Valley Sentinel is 4 columns, with a printable area of 10.25″ by 16.5″. All single insertions shall be open rate – $8.34 per col. inch. Regular rate – $6.06 per col. inch. Bundled subsequent print display ad placements shall be 50% off when made in the same ad order. Front page bottom banner shall be the only front page ad.

Premium placement ads have individual fixed rate.
Issues/political ads will always be charged at the open rate. Regular rate will only be offered contingent on regular advertising or multiple ad buys. Rates subject to change. We reserve the right to refuse advertising.


Reserve a spot in our business/professional directory!

Add $30 to any ad order or $60 as a stand-alone order and you’ll be added to the next edition’s premium placement business/professional directory.

Bigger than business card sized, full color, static but updated annually or for the flat $25 design fee.
Perfect for top-of-mind awareness, runs under an attention-grabbing header.

Want to run it every edition at a discounted rate? $750 for 6 months, $1000 for 1 year (36% discount).



Let’s build community together.