The Auburn Plainsman is a 9,500-circulation broadsheet newspaper published weekly every Thursday during the academic term. We publish 15 issues in each of the fall and spring semesters and 10 issues during summer term. In addition, we publish several special edition tabloid issues annually.
(Download our full advertising rate card here.)
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. Summer circulation: 5,000. No partial runs accepted.
Deliver inserts to:
2901 Society Hill Rd.
Opelika, AL 36801
Please mark boxes “Plainsman inserts”.