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Advertising quick links
- Find out more about Sponsored Content on ShawneeMissionPost.com
- See our advertising Frequently Asked Questions
- See a list of our ad sizes
- See our current monthly traffic statistics
- Contact us for current ad prices
Interested in advertising?
Contact Sales and Subscriptions Director Julia Westhoff at 913-669-3086 or email her here.
About ShawneeMissionPost.com and our ad space
Launched in June 2010 as the Prairie Village Post, the Shawnee Mission Post is the only hyperlocal news source serving northeast Johnson County, including Prairie Village, Mission, Roeland Park, Merriam, Westwood, Westwood Hills, Mission Woods, Fairway, Mission Hills and north Leawood and Overland Park. With its focused coverage on area news, business, events and sports, it attracts the largest daily audience of people looking to find out what’s happening in the Shawnee Mission area.
Our ad space is designed to provide local businesses with a high visibility, high impact channel to communicate with our readers.
When you advertise with the Shawnee Mission Post, you know you’re reaching thousands of young, well-educated, affluent potential customers every month. And best of all, you know they live within just a couple of miles of your business (Trust us: People who live in other parts of the metro area wouldn’t be interested in our content…which is kind of the whole point).
What our readers are saying
Since launching the site, one of the things we’ve been most surprised by is how frequently we hear from local residents about how happy they are to have an outlet solely focused on what’s happening in the area. Here’s just one of the dozens of emails we’ve received from devoted readers:
I just wanted to take this opportunity to thank you for your wonderful website. It has quickly become a favorite in our Prairie Village household, not to mention our block. As someone who peruses various news and other websites throughout the day and night, I very much appreciate your dedicated and accurate focus on local happenings and developments relevant to our daily lives. I know this is no easy undertaking, but we very much appreciate and support your efforts. Thank you!
Patrick, Prairie Village
What our advertisers are saying
We love getting great feedback from our readers — but we love getting great feedback from our advertisers even more. We’ve worked hard to develop an online ad and promotions inventory that really delivers results for small- and medium-sized local businesses at rates they can afford. But don’t take it from us. Listen to what just a couple of our advertisers have to say:
Chad Taylor, the Taylor Made Team — Keller Williams: “We live here, so we love working with clients in the community — and advertising on Shawnee Mission Post is the best way we’ve found to connect with northeast Johnson County residents. Just last month I got a call from a woman who had found me by reading one of my Sponsored Columns. She told me she liked the way I approached local real estate, and we listed her house a few days later! It really works for us.”
Why advertise on the web?
As newspaper circulation continues to decline, people are turning to the Internet as their primary news source. In fact, a Pew Research Center study found that the Web surpassed newspapers as an information source in 2008 — and use of the Web over newspapers has only grown since. Moreover, people who use the Web for their news tend to be younger and well educated, a sought-after demographic for small businesses.
But perhaps more importantly, people who use hyperlocal sites like shawneemissionpost.com report high degrees of trust and satisfaction with the coverage. A 2010 study from the Reynolds Journalism Institute at Mizzou found that 83 percent of people who use hyperlocal sites report being satisfied or very satisfied with them — which means hyperlocal readers are engaged with the content, and come back often to find out what’s going on in their communities. There isn’t a better way to reach local residents than with an ad on shawneemissionpost.com.
Get started today!
ShawneeMissionPost.com draws tens of thousands of readers each week from Leawood to Prairie Village to Mission and all across northeast Johnson County. Advertising with us lets you put your message squarely in front of the people most likely to be looking for your services.
Our advertising options start at just $100 per month. And with a variety of ad options, we can craft a marketing program tailored to meet your needs.
Want to see some of our promotional options in action? Check out our Local Business Directory for a way to get your business noticed at a low monthly cost. The directory is great for doctors, dentists, accountants, non-profits, insurance agents, restaurants, retailers — anyone who wants to connect with customers or clients and increase their searchability on the Web.
Have more questions about advertising on shawneemissionpost.com, or on the Web in general? Check out our Frequently Asked Questions page.
For more information about our local, effective and affordable advertising opportunities, contact Publisher Jay Senter today at [email protected] or 913-626-6273