The Auburn Plainsman is published on the campus of Auburn University in Auburn, Alabama. Office hours are 8am – 5pm (Central time zone) Monday through Friday.

To place advertising or for additional information, please contact us:
Phone: 334-844-9101 

Mailing address:
The Auburn Plainsman
255 Heisman Dr., Suite 1111
Auburn, AL 36849


All rates are per column inch (defined as one column wide and one inch tall)

  • Open rate: $20.00
  • Local rate: $13.00
    Offered to businesses located within the state of Alabama or within 50 miles of Auburn. 
  • Campus rate: $10.00 
    Offered to Auburn University departments, organizations and student groups. 

Above rates include color.


  • To reserve space:  11:00 am (Central time) Monday prior to publication date 
  • To submit materials for design: 11:00 am Monday prior to publication date 
  • To submit camera-ready PDFs: Noon Tuesday prior to publication date 

Discounts are offered to frequent advertisers:

  • 9 ads/year 10% off prevailing rate 
  • 12 ads/year 15% off prevailing rate 
  • 15 ads/year 20% off prevailing rate 
  • 30 ads/year (every issue) 25% off prevailing rate 


Pre-prints are accepted at the following rates:

Cost per thousand

  • Single page $70 
  • 4-8 pages $80 
  • 9-12 pages $90 
  • Over 12 pages, call for quote. 

Advertiser is responsible for delivering the inserts one week prior to publication to the printer and for providing a single copy of insert to Plainsman office for approval. Fall and Spring circulation: 9,500. No partial runs accepted.

Deliver inserts to:

Opelika-Auburn News
2901 Society Hill Rd.
Opelika, AL 36801
Please mark boxes “Plainsman inserts”.

The web edition of The Auburn Plainsman averages over 140,000 page views per month and is read by students, faculty, parents, alumni, and Auburn Tigers sports fans in all 50 states and around the world.

Three banner advertising options are available

Size(in pixels) Cost(per thousand page views)

Cost (per week/month)

Leaderboard (located at the top of the page beneath nameplate) 728 x 90
Square (located at the top of right-hand column) 300 x 250

Square (located in right-hand column below top ad)

300 x 250

We publish several special editions every year that provide great opportunities to target a specific audience including new students, football fans, renters, graduating seniors and more.

  • Welcome Back (Fall and Spring)
  • Football Game Days
  • Homecoming
  • Housing Guide
  • Fashion (Fall and Spring)
  • A-Day (Spring football)
  • Graduation
  • Camp War Eagle

Special sections are published in tabloid format with modular ad sizes and flat rate pricing.
Contact our advertising representatives to inquire about premium placement.