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 
E-mail: admanager@theplainsman.com

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

RATES

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.

DEADLINES

  • 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 

CONTRACTS
Discounts are offered to frequent advertisers. Ads can be run in both broadsheet and special issues. You pick the issues.

  • 6 ads/year 5% off prevailing rate
  • 9 ads/year 10% off prevailing rate 
  • 12 ads/year 15% off prevailing rate 
  • 15 ads/year 20% off prevailing rate 
  • 30+ ads/year 25% off prevailing rate 

PRE-PRINTED INSERTS

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”.

With average monthly page views exceeding 200,000, ThePlainsman.com is the prime location for your company or organization to advertise. With The Plainsman's wide audience, you'll reach thousands of students, parents and alumni.

  • Leaderboard ad (720x90 pixels): $110 weekly, $350 monthly or $15 per 1,000 pageviews
  • Top Display (300x250 pixels): $120 weekly, $375 monthly or $15 per 1,000 pageviews.
  • Bottom Display (300x250 pixels): $120 weekly, $375 monthly or $15 per 1,000 pageviews.

When purchasing ads per page view, you must purchase a minimum of 10,000 page views.

For more advertising options, please call 334-844-9101 or check out our ratecard.

The Plainsman publishes 20 special sections each year, including special sections devoted to every home football game, Camp War Eagle, Graduation and a special Welcome Back issue.

You can take advantage of the wide distribution of these special sections. Choose one of our five convenient, modular ad sizes to reserve your space in the high-profile special sections of The Auburn Plainsman.

SPECIAL ISSUE PUBLICATION DATES

  • Welcome Back: Aug. 16*
  • Greek Life: Aug. 30
  • Game Day: Sept. 6
  • Game Day: Sept. 13
  • Game Day: Sept. 20
  • Game Day: Oct. 11*
  • Fall Fashion: Oct. 25
  • Game Day: Nov. 1
  • Game Day: Nov. 15
  • Holiday: Nov. 29
  • Graduation: Dec. 6
  • Involvement Tab: Jan 10
  • Career: Feb. 7
  • Plainsman's Choice: Feb. 28
  • A-Day Issue: April 4
  • Music and Festivals: April 18
  • Graduation: April 25
  • Camp War Eagle: May 16*

*Standalone. All other special issues are published in conjunction with a traditional 12-page broadsheet.


LOCAL AND CAMPUS RATE PRICES:

  • Full Page Ad (5 Col x 9.75"): $650
  • Half Page Ad (5 Col x 5"): $325
  • Side Tab (2 Col x 9.75"): $260
  • Bottom Wide Tab (3 Col x 5"): $195
  • Bottom Tab (2 Col x 5"): $130

OPEN RATE PRICES:

  • Full Page Ad (5 Col x 9.75"): $975
  • Half Page Ad (5 Col x 5"): $500
  • Side Tab (2 Col x 9.75"): $390
  • Bottom Wide Tab (3 Col x 5"): $300
  • Bottom Tab (2 Col x 5"): $200

*Any business outside the state of Alabama or outside a 50-mile range of Auburn. 

SPECIALS:

  • Game Day Package: Advertise in all game day special issues and receive a 10 percent discount.
  • Game Day Package Plus: Place a full page ad in every game day issue at the 10 percent discounted rate of $3,500 (local and campus) and receive one free half-page ad in a fall semester broadsheet of your choice.
  • CWE/WB Bundle: Advertise in both the Camp War Eagle and Welcome Back issues and receive a 10 percent discount.

CONTRACTS:

Discounts are offered to frequent advertisers. Ads can be run in both broadsheet and special issues. You pick the issues.

  • 6 ads/year 5% off the prevailing rate.
  • 9 ads/year 10% off the prevailing rate.
  • 12 ads/year 15% off the prevailing rate. 
  • 15 ads/year 20% off the prevailing rate.
  • 30+ ads/year 25% off the prevailing rate.

DISCOUNTS:

  • Registered student organizations and SAPs receive a 50 percent discount on any ad buy. Can be applied with other discounts including contracts and bundles.
  • Standard contract discounts apply. See print rate tab.
  • There is a $100 premium charged for the Camp War Eagle and Welcome Back editions due to higher circulation, shelf life and popularity.