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Advertising online is the fastest growing, most dynamic and least expensive way to advertise your business, product or service. And in Marion County, MarionCountyMessenger.com is the top venue for Internet advertising in the Jasper-South Pittsburg-Kimball-Whitwell local areas.

MarionCountyMessenger.com is one of the most read online newspapers in the tri-state area with a wide readership of over to 20-thousand visits a month from direct traffic to the site and through our social media followers. That readership along with being a trusted source for news and information can help get customers to your website or made aware of your business or special event.

Impressions and Click-Thrus

Some of our advertisers with the small banners get as many as 24,000 impressions (when your ad is showing and a reader is on that page) in a month.

Visibility

Your ad stays on the screen seven days a week, 24 hours a day. And we can tell you exactly how many of our readers are clicking onto your website from MarionCountyMessenger.com as well as the number of impressions (when it is on a screen that a reader is on). And the cost for advertising on MarionCountyMessenger.com for a month is about the same as for just one single day in a print newspaper!

Our banner ads are in rotations, so that your ad does not come up on every screen, but will be seen several times as the reader clicks from section to section and calls up various articles. With the reader going to perhaps 10-15 screens per visit, your banner ad will be seen several times.

Your ad will automatically click to your website.

Accessibility

MarionCountyMessenger.com is free to all readers. There is no “paywall” that greatly limits the number of potential readers seeing your advertisement.

Creative License

Some advertisers provide their own banner ads, or we can provide a colorful design for your ad at no extra charge. We’ll email you the design and let you approve it before it is posted.

Longevity a Benefit

We have monthly rates, but remember that repetition is the key to advertising effectiveness, so we encourage our advertisers to keep their ad on for an extended time. Just one month may not be effective in any advertising medium. There is a discount for paying a year in advance.

Three Ad Option

Instead of just one ad for the spot you are paying for, you can have up to three that rotate in the spot. In other words, you can design two or three ads for that space. They will come up on a rotating basis. Or you can have a single banner and it will show each time your ad comes up in the rotation.

Variety of Ad Sizes Available

We have four main ad sizes available….

The most popular is our #1 Prime Position — 250 x 250 pixels — located on the right column (under the skyscraper ads and in placement in/around social media links and other promotional links).

Another favorite is the #2 Express Ad — 250 x 80 — which captures the reader’s attention with a small footprint placed in just the right location to grab their attention.

The #3 Headliner — 728 x 90 pixels — located at the top of the page also gets high visibility from readers.

The #4 Skyscraper — 160 x 600 pixels — fills areas on the right column of the page below social media and other links and commands attention of those scrolling down the page searching for a story or while readling a story.

Cost For Ads

#1 Prime Position – $60/month
#2 Express Ad – $40/month
#3 Headliner – $150/month
#4 Skyscraper – $100/month

Prime Sponsorship

You will gain maximum exposure with a Prime Sponsorship. You will be in the rotation for a wide 728×90 at the top of each page and a 250×250-pixel spot also in rotation on all pages and articles. Cost of the Prime Sponsor is $175 per month (or $1,800 for a full year — payable up-front).

Classified Ads

Our classified ads are free to the general public for private (non-business) buy, sell, or trade of items… Businesses, Realtors, and Help Wanted ads; please contact us for special pricing and placement.

MarionCountyMessenger.com Community Radio

We also offer :30-second and :60-second radio advertisements on our radio station — MarionCountyMessenger.com Community Radio. The radio service is available through our website on your computer or mobile smart phone or device. You can also use the free Nobex Radio app to listen to our station simply by searching for local radio in the Marion County area. Ad rates for the online radio stream are $100/month for :60-seconds or $45/month for :30-seconds. Spots will air multiple times each hour during regular programming. We also bring special programming to listeners such as Whitwell High School Football in partnership with WKWN Radio and TV and Marion County Warriors Football with WEPG-AM.  Advertising for those broadcasts are sold separately prior to the season start.

We also offer radio ads at a 50% across the board discount as a bonus buy for our web ad purchases — inquire today to learn more!

If you are interested in advertising on MarionCountyMessenger.com, just email sales@MarionCountyMessenger.com or call (423)228-0020 to take advantage of our low ad rates.

We hope you will join our current advertisers:

  • Hair Depot
  • Rogers Funeral Home
  • Snack Shack
  • Star Pawn & Gun
  • Reed Funeral Home Whitwell
  • Voiceopia Communications
  • Capable Creative Solutions
  • WEPG-AM Radio
  • PhoneProbs
  • Andrea’s Psychic Visions

…and others!

If you are interested in advertising on MarionCountyMessenger.com, just email sales@MarionCountyMessenger.com or call (423)228-0020 to take advantage of our low ad rates.

 

 

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