How to Advertise
The Citizen offers two kinds of advertisements:
- “Mini-ads,” or line ads. These low-cost
ads are reserved for private citizens who are holding yard sales or
selling items like cars, furniture or other one-time things. Most ads
run $4 for one week in one paper; $5 to run the same ad in both papers.
- “Box ads,” or display ads. These start
at the minimum size of 1-column wide by 1-inch high, for $6.84 for one
week in one paper. Ads are priced according to the number of columns
they are wide multiplied by the number of inches high they are. Any
size is possible, up to 5 columns wide and 14 inches high.
Ad prices begin with those for ads placed once: the “one time”
rate. A discounted rate is available for “regular” advertisers:
those who place ads with us four times or more a year. (For instance,
that $7.26 one-time rate becomes $6.02 a week for a ‘regular’
Discounts are offered ads run in both the Brunswick and Valley Citizens.
- Inserts: $200 for Brunswick paper, full run; $150 for Valley Citizen. Zoned rates higher, please ask.
Ad rates for commonly-sized
display ads. Full color is available. See below for digital formats for ad files.
An average 3,100 copies of The Brunswick Citizen are sold each week:
1,800 by subscription, the rest via newstands.
An average 2,000 copies of The Middletown Valley Citizen are sold each
week. One week each month the Town of Myersville subscribes to a special
“Myersville edition” for every household in that town. On
that week— the week after the second Tuesday of the month (when
Myersville Council meetings are held)— we sell an additional 400
Note: Our columns are roughly 2 inches wide, for a full-page width of
We will set the ad for free, and will send fax you a proof of your ad,
if you ask.
‘Full color’ is available; see rate rate page for info.
301-834-7722 • 877-834-6500
Send graphics or photographs in jpg format (must be minimum 150 dpi at
the size to be used - 72 dpi jpegs will not be sharp and will be printed only with a waiver by advertiser. Eg. take photos on
digital cameras at the highest quality setting (and save as black and
white if at all possible).
Ad File formats:
PDF Please embed all fonts. Images should be b&w
or grayscale or cmyk for full color (call about color images) and the pdf saved as Print
quality. For text only ads, screen quality is acceptable. Please call about PDFs containing any color images or others colors in graphics
or type unless they are to be run in full color and are supplied as CMYK.
JPEG - 300 dpi at final size, grayscale or cmyk for full color ads. (Lower resolution only by agreement)
EPS file with fonts converted to outlines, (please
call about spot and full color)
Macintosh QuarkXpress 5 or 6. Mac compatible
fonts must be supplied
Please do not email files larger than 10 mbytes. Use an online FTP site like www.yousendit.com to send these files or submit on CD, DVD or flash stick.