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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:
Opelika-Auburn News

2901 Society Hill Rd.
Opelika, AL 36801

Please mark boxes “Plainsman inserts”.

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The web edition of The Auburn Plainsman averages over 60,000 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 $11


Square (located at the top of right-hand column) 300 x 250



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

300 x 250 $10


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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

Here is a list of upcoming special section publication dates.
Special sections are published in tabloid format with modular ad sizes and flat rate pricing.
Contact our advertising representatives to inquire about premium placement.

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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) 844-4130

Mailing address:

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