WHAT WE DO: West Shore / Sooke Voice News is a full weekly print/online newspaper with online daily breaking news posted on this website (local, west shore, BC & national), NOTE: The print/PDF and online editions are in colour; only the coffee-shop pickup courtesy edition in the Sooke area is in grayscale.  Tweets are issued daily as news on local, regional & national streams. Digital subscriptions: summary of headlines on Fridays along with the full colour edition PDF by email. Print Subscriptions: colour or graysacle, by postal mail  Opt-in e-news followers receive a courtesy link to the weekly PDF edition by email.

DISPLAY AD RATES: Boost your marketing profile and event turnout.  As part of your marketing mix, display ads in Sooke Voice News win big for businesses and organizations.  Standard rate sheet offers 10% to businesses for any booking of 3 or more ads.  Fee-based associations get 13% off all ad bookings. Non-profits get 21% off all ad bookings.    All display ad bookings include Tweets with your ad attached, as well as newsy blurbs (print and/or online).

DEADLINES:  Weekly ad booking deadline is 5 pm on Wednesdays; pre-booked print-ready files can be sent in by Thursday at 10 am.

 

 Sooke Voice News - 2016 Ad Deadlines/Themes ~ RATE SHEET

2016 Print/PDF Publication Dates

 

 on FRIDAYS

   Edition No.

Specialized Content Themes

 in addition to regular weekly news of Sooke & the West Shore of Vancouver Island.

Distribution

  Colour print edition to paying subscribers and for sale at the newsstand. Greyscale pickup edition is distributed around Sooke each week

Digital: PDF weekly 'print' edition by direct email attachment to paying subscribers. Courtesy link posted online and announced on Twitter.

Print/PDF Ad Booking Deadline:

5pm Wednesday unless stated otherwise

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Ads for publication on our breaking news webpages can be booked anytime.

 

Ad Rates

PRINT EDITION

  Book 3 ads* at any time for a 10% discount * = consecutive or bi-weekly.

13% discount for fee-based associations 21% discount for non-profits, advertising@sookevoicenews.com or advertising@westshorevoicenews.com   

Feb 5, 2016 /  WSV-V1N14 general news & FAMILY DAY edition Print distribution and online posting: Fri. Feb 5 Ad deadline 5pm on Wed. Feb 3 Book ads for 3 consecutive editions and get a 10% discount. Fee-based associations get 13% off. Non-profits get 21% off.     
Feb 12, 2016 /  WSV-V1N15 general news Print distribution and online posting: Fri. Feb 12 Ad deadline 5pm on Wed. Feb 10 Book ads for 3 consecutive editions and get a 10% discount. Fee-based associations get 13% off. Non-profits get 21% off.    
Feb 19, 2016 /  WSV-V1N16 general news Print distribution and online posting: Fri. Feb 19 Ad deadline 5pm on Wed. Feb 17 Book ads for 3 consecutive editions and get a 10% discount. Fee-based associations get 13% off. Non-profits get 21% off.   
Feb 26, 2016 /  WSV-V1N17 general news Print distribution and online posting: Fri. Feb 26 Ad deadline 5pm on Wed. Feb 24 Book ads for 3 consecutive editions and get a 10% discount. Fee-based associations get 13% off. Non-profits get 21% off.    
March 4, 2016 /  WSV-V1N18 general news & International Women's Day edition Print distribution and online posting: Fri. March 4 Ad deadline 5pm on Wed. March 2 Book ads for 3 consecutive editions and get a 10% discount. Fee-based associations get 13% off. Non-profits get 21% off.     
March 11, 2016 /  WSV-V1N19 general news Print distribution and online posting: Fri. March 11 Ad deadline 5pm on Wed. March 9 Book ads for 3 consecutive editions and get a 10% discount. Fee-based associations get 13% off. Non-profits get 21% off.   
March 18, 2016 /  WSV-V1N20 general news Print distribution and online posting: Fri. March 18 Ad deadline 5pm on Wed. March 16 Book ads for 3 consecutive editions and get a 10% discount. Fee-based associations get 13% off. Non-profits get 21% off.    
March 25, 2016 /  WSV-V1N21 general news & Easter Edition Print distribution and online posting: Fri. March 25 Ad deadline 5pm on Wed. March 23 Book ads for 3 consecutive editions and get a 10% discount. Fee-based associations get 13% off. Non-profits get 21% off.    
April 1, 2016 /  WSV-V1N22 general news Print distribution and online posting: Fri. April 1 Ad deadline 5pm on Wed. March 30 Book ads for 3 consecutive editions and get a 10% discount. Fee-based associations get 13% off. Non-profits get 21% off.    
April 8, 2016 /  WSV-V1N23 general news Print distribution and online posting: Fri. April 8 Ad deadline 5pm on Wed. April 6 Book ads for 3 consecutive editions and get a 10% discount. Fee-based associations get 13% off. Non-profits get 21% off.    
Continues weekly....       Contact advertising@sookevoicenews.com or advertising@westshorevoicenews.com for marketing inquiries.

 

 We are happy to meet with your executive to discuss custom marketing strategies through local exposure to our attentive readers -- let us know!  250-217-5821


 

Rate Sheet

  Current Ad Rates (last update January 2016) | Inquire about 2016 sizes and multi-run discounts.

Single ad insertion

We welcome one-time ad insertions. Layout services included. Position or section placement options available. Deadline is usually 5 pm Wednesday for that week's Friday paper (see top of this page for special deadlines for the larger-run issues).

Discount rates

For special editions there are discount packages (see schedule above). Regular 3-ad bookings get 10% off.  Special discount rates for seasonal bookings (e.g. election campaign, Christmas season, New Years). Fee-based associations get a 13% discount.  Non-profits get a 21% discount. Inquiries: advertising@westshorevoicenews.com 

Ad Layout Services 

The cost of creating a basic ad design is included in the insertion fee (extra fees for custom logos,  stock photo purchases, graphic development, and marketing strategy analysis -- please inquire).  

Print-Ready Ad Files (Tech)

Print-ready ads welcome (send in RGB colour, 300 dpi; as PDF, jpeg, eps or tif). Zip any custom fonts as required. Include advertiser name in file name. Deadline usually 5 pm on Wednesday for that Friday's paper (inquire about drop-dead Thursday deadline for print-ready files].

Marketing program consulting

We provide business marketing consulting services ($75/hour) to help you develop a multi-faceted marketing mix in several media approaches (print and online) including The Sooke Voice News.  Contact: advertising@westshorevoicenews.com

 

*Affordable* HOT SPOT ad placements

BACK PAGE in the What's Going On section: Back-page for placement at the top/centre of the What's Going On section. In colour online and in the printed newsstand copies; greyscale in community courtesy print edition.  

  • Size: 3" x 1.5":  $41.95 per insertion

 

HOT SPOT, especially for viewing on mobile devices! FRONT PAGE (top left): Book well in advance. NEW SIZE: 2.0" x 2.5". In colour online and in the printed newsstand copies; grayscale in community courtesy print edition.  

  • $95 per insertion (ask about discount for long term bookings)

 

HOT SPOT, especially for the folded community print edition! FRONT PAGE (top right): Book your front-page ads well in advance. Size: 2.5" x 2.0"

  • $95 per insertion (top right of page 1)
  • $75 per insertion (lower down on page 1)

 

*FLYER inserts

Your pre-printed flyers can be inserted into the local print edition. Please inquire: advertising@westshorevoicenews.com