Advertising Info

Advertise on Oakland County Times

Support community journalism and reach  a local, interested audience with low-cost, high-impact advertising on Oakland County Times.  With over 140,000 views each month, Oakland County Times is a great way to reach readers who care about what is going on in their community.

These aren’t just random clicks, or someone scrolling past your ad, these are local people who are on our site reading something that matters to them. Our topics cross community and demographic lines, with a nearly even female/male split and nearly even spread across ages over 21. Because we do not have paywalls, everyone is welcome to come to our website to learn.  And our nonpartisan approach means that our audience has people of all persuasions, and readers who trust this website in every corner of the county.

We have easy banner ad plans, as well as some special advertising opportunities. We are mindful of our advertisers needs as we hand place ads into appropriate stories.   And we offer some photography and writing services to help small businesses be successful.

Thank you for checking out our rates and considering the value of being part of this exciting news venture.  Please contact Crystal Proxmire at editor@oc115.com to sign up.

Contact: editor@oc115.com

Payments:

To pay for monthly advertising, use our Patreon page.

To make a one time payment use PayPal.

Banner Advertising Plans

8in by 2 in banner that links to your website and is included in the mix of ads that appear on our website.

STARTER PLAN  (Ad regularly rotated into stories and pages)

$175/mo.

$875/ 6 mo.

$1,500/year

DOUBLE UP Plan  (Double placement of ads, ability to post in FB community groups)

$295/mo.

$2,950/year

EXECUTIVE LEVEL Plan (Triple placement of ads, ability to post in FB community groups, 3 social media shares per month, and clickable logo ad on right sidebar of website that appears on every story and page)

$4,500/year

You can have up to three images in rotation at any given time. The number of placements varies depending on the number of stories and advertisers. Ads are clickable to the link of your choosing.  Payment must be made in full, or monthly payments set up online.

 

 

Other Ads and Services:

Masthead Ad – shows on every page of site – $250/week or $875/month

Business Profile Package – Includes interview, photography and writing that may also be used on your website, social media etc, and will appear on Oakland County Times as a paid profile.  $450

Retail Photo Package – One of our photographers will come to your store and do a series of pictures for a sponsored story on OC Times, that you can also use for your social media or website.  Perfect for Valentine’s Day, holiday shopping, business anniversary, back to school, or Grand Opening, etc.  $350 for non-advertisers, $295 for those with an annual ad plan.

Ribbon Cutting Photos and Story – $250 (or $150 with annual advertising purchase), includes up to two hours at event.  Extra time can be requested at $45 per hour.

Event Listing Promo Package – $250 includes one month advertising, event post, listing on event page, and share on social media.

Job Listing – $35 for one post that will be included in the job section and shared on social media.

Contact:

Crystal A. Proxmire, Editor & Publisher

Oakland County Times

PO Box 20293
Ferndale, MI 48220

editor@oc115.com

(248) 259-8961 email preferred

Payments:

To pay for monthly advertising, use our Patreon page:

 

 

 

To make a one time payment use PayPal:

 

 

 

 

Testimonials:

“Galloway and Collens law firm has advertised in the Oakland County Times for many years.  We track our website performance using a variety of analytic tools and the Oakland County Times is consistently among the three highest referring sources to our website.  Google of course is the top referring website.  We are very satisfied with the return on our advertising dollars spent with the Oakland County Times.”  ~Scott Galloway, Galloway and Collens

“I value OC Times because Crystal is so personable and easy to work with.  She helps you understand what you need to know to get the best out of your sponsorship and makes sure it is exactly what you are looking for.  She is also present at many events and covers all the major (and some not as major) events that are happening in our community-and when she cannot be there she is always willing to get pictures and stories from those who were there!  She is always looking for the positive in her stories- to highlight what is going on that is uplifting- it is so refreshing to read something that is not all doom and gloom or pointing fingers.    The OC Times is for sure worth what we spend in sponsorship! ” ~Nick Klempp, Downtown Holly

“Our real estate team has had great success in partnering with OC Times. Like their readers, I value the coverage of local stories, news and businesses, the stories that are often overlooked by regional and national coverage. Because their coverage is hyper local, just like our business, we are able to reach their readers who are most likely our target customers. The affordable and frequent ad placement offered by the OC Times has allowed us to gain the valuable mind-share of readers in the real estate category.” ~Jim Shaffer, Realtor