Advertising in The Bridge is a great way to both get the word out about what you’re offering and support your local independent paper. We print 5,000 to 8,500 copies of the paper, depending on the issue, and distribute them at a wide range of Washington County locations — plus, our third-Thursday issues are always mailed free to every 05602 household. Our focus is ultra-local, our stories are well written, our paper is professionally edited and laid out and we’ve got one of the most comprehensive and well-read local events calendars. We’ve got a reputation as a quality paper, and we have a strong following of local readers who care about the issues and people that matter to our community. Advertising in The Bridge works!
We offer display advertising, classifieds, real estate listings and inserts, plus opportunities for advertising in or sponsoring a variety of supplements and special issues over the course of the year. For more information on current ad deals and specials, contact our sales team, Ivan: ivan[at] montpelierbridge [dot] com or 802-223-5112, ext. 12; or Carolyn, carolyn [at] montpelierbridge [dot] com or 802-223-5112, ext. 11.
More information is below, or you can download the 2012 rate sheet as a PDF here: Rate Sheet 2012
Current display ad rates are $15 per column inch. We run on four columns, with a maximum height of 15 inches. Here’s the basic pricing (but we’ve got lots of discounts — see below!):
Inserts are $85.00 per 1,000.
Classifieds are $25.00 for 50 words
10% discount for 4 to 6 ads, 20% for 7 or more ads (over 6 months; for ads $50 and larger only)
10% discount if prepaid
5% discount for nonprofits
1 column = 2.4 inches
2 columns = 4.94 inches
3 columns = 7.47 inches
4 columns = 10 inches
PDF, JPG, and TIF files accepted. Send all files at 300 dpi.
We can also design your ad for you! We provide design services at no additional charge. Just ask!
The Friday before publication; we publish every first and third Thursday.