April 12, 2012 

Thank you for your interest in advertising in the Tri-City Herald, the Mid-Columbia's only daily newspaper.

As the "Voice of the Mid-Columbia," the Tri-City Herald's primary market is Benton and Franklin counties. The metropolitan statistical area includes the cities of Kennewick, Pasco, Richland, West Richland, Benton City and Burbank.

Regionally, the Tri-City Herald circulates in a 90-mile radius -- the same distance people drive to shop in the Tri-Cities. The "Mid-Columbia" reaches north to Moses Lake, west to Sunnyside, east to Dayton and south to Hermiston, Ore.

The Tri-City Herald's circulation is audited by the Audit Bureau of Circulation (ABC). December 2004 ABC numbers are 42,076 daily and 45,292 Sunday. The weekend/holiday subscription package includes Friday, Saturday, Sunday and major holidays.

The Tri-City Herald also operates the region's leading Web site, www.tricityherald.com.

Readership of the Tri-City Herald is above average compared with daily newspapers in other areas.*

  • • On the average weekday, 55 percent of Tri-City adults -- 81,000 adults -- read the Tri-City Herald, vs. 47 percent readership of newspapers in other markets.
  • • On the average Sunday, 65 percent of Tri-City adults -- 94,000 adults -- read the Tri-City Herald, vs. 53 percent readership of newspapers in other markets.
*Source: Tri-City Market Study, conducted Fall 2003 by Belden Associates of Dallas, Texas. Base of 148,000 adults in Benton and Franklin counties.

Tri-City Herald quick facts(downloadable Word document)


 
ADVERTISING RATES AND CONTRACTS

Classified
Classified "Private Party" liner ads: Small, text-only ads placed by individuals, not businesses. Yard sales, cars and other items for sale, homes for sale by owner. These ads must be prepaid by credit card or in the Herald office by check or cash.

Display ads in the Classified section: Larger ads normally placed by businesses.

Contact: Customer Service Coordinator Parker Hodge at 582-1500, toll-free 800-874-0445 or phodge@tricityherald.com

Commercial Classified liner ads: Text-only ads placed by businesses, such as specialized help-wanted ads.

Contact: 582-1400, toll-free 800-874-0445 or e-mail the Commercial Classified team at classads@tricityherald.com

Retail
Local Retail Advertising: Display ads placed by businesses, political and nonprofit groups based in the Mid-Columbia.

Contact: Advertising Director Sean Flaherty at 582-1460, toll-free 800-874-0445 or sflaherty@tricityherald.com

National Retail Advertising
National Retail Advertising: Display ads placed by businesses and political entities located outside the Tri-City Herald's area of circulation.

Contact: National advertising sales rep Shelley Ransier at 582-1570, toll-free 800-874-0445 or sransier@tricityherald.com

Online
Internet Advertising, including tile ads, banner ads, e-mail newsletter text ads.

Advertising Director Sean Flaherty at 582-1460, toll-free 800-874-0445 or sflaherty@tricityherald.com

Free-Standing Inserts
Insert rates, acceptable sizes, zoning options, quantities and scheduling

Contact: Advertising Director Sean Flaherty at 582-1460, toll-free 800-874-0445 or sflaherty@tricityherald.com

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Wine Press is a wine magazine aimed at consumers, exclusively covering wine made in Washington, Oregon, Idaho and Canada's British Columbia. The full-color glossy magazine mails quarterly to subscribers nationally -- and internationally. The Web site is at www.winepressnw.com


For more information, contact: Executive Editor Gregg McConnell toll-free 800-538-5619 or editor@winepressnw.com

Guidelines for SUBMITTING DISPLAY ADS ELECTRONICALLY (downloadable pdf)

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