Advertising and Sponsorship Opportunities with High Country News
High Country News (HCN) is a 44-year old, award-winning, nonprofit, independent media organization covering the environmental and cultural issues vital to our American West. HCN reaches a smart, environmentally & socially conscious audience of over 250,000 people through our print, web, email, digital, mobile and social platforms. A` la carte and package advertising options are available.
Advertise on any or all of our platforms and reach an audience that is made up of influential, well-educated, well-paid professionals, including policymakers, educators, public land managers, environmental professionals, outdoor enthusiasts and thousands of other people who care deeply about the land, air, water & inhabitants of the region they hold so dear.
With readers in all 50 states, High Country News reaches over 60,000 people with every issue, 22 times per year. Combined paid circulation is 26,000 (print and digital), with 63% of the audience in the Mountain States and 26% in the Pacific States. You won’t find us in a lot of bookstores or magazine racks, but you will see us in a lot of libraries!
Display ads and classified line ads are available. Subscribers, nonprofits, educators, and 1% For the Planet members are entitled to an additional 10% discount on standard advertising. No additional discounts are available on packages and special issue rates.
Magazine Special Issues: www.hcn.org/special-issues
HCN produces special feature issues each year. Special a` la carte and package rates are offered for each feature issue.
- Travel Issue
- Books and Media Issue
- Holiday Gift Guide Issue
- Future Issue
Classified Ads – print and online listings available
Print-only and Web-only rates are $1 per word. You can advertise in the print magazine and online with the Print & Web package for only $1.30 per word. You pay $1 per word for the print ad, and $.30 per word for the web ad. Those are the 1X rates, rates decrease with multiple insertions. Subscribers, nonprofits, educators, and 1% For the Planet members are entitled to an additional 10% discount.
The print ads are text-only, and you can add one free image to your online ad (upload a .jpg, .png or .gif). You can add up to five images for an additional $25. Choose your package (Print-only, Web-only or Print & Web) and then choose your category. You can enter the text of your ad and see instant pricing for different word counts and run lengths in print and. Featured ad upgrades are also available for print and online. You will be asked to log-in or create an account before checking out with a credit card at the end of your order.
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Hcn.org sees 125,000 unique visitors and 300,000 pageviews per month. Ads are available in 728x90 and 300x250 banner sizes.
Sponsored Email Blasts
High Country News will send your custom message to our growing audience of over 85,000 opt-in subscribers on your behalf!
Nearly 60,000 opt-in subscribers receive our weekly email, This Week in the West, every Tuesday. There is just one exclusive advertising space available – a 728x90 banner.
The entire magazine as it is in print is reproduced in a digital flip book. Designed to enhance the reader’s experience through the web and iPad, the HCN Digital Edition of each issue is a free add-on to all subscribers with a print or digital subscription. Inclusion in the HCN Digital Edition is free to all advertisers in that issue. Added links, available video and Rich Media upgrades, ad tracking, easy social sharing and forever lifespan make this a great value-added bonus to our print advertisers. Additional opportunities include:
• Page Zero sponsorship (opposite issue cover).
• Banner Ad sponsorship (bordering pages within the Digital Edition).
• Exclusive Digital Edition sponsorship. Includes:
»» “Sponsored by” statement on email carrier delivered to digital subscribers
»» Page Zero sponsorship with video option
»» Exclusive banner ad sponsorship throughout digital edition
We’ll be adding some special options for our mobile platforms soon.
We can help get the word out though our Social Media platforms. That’s over 30,000 Facebook fans and over 13,000 Twitter followers!
Sponsorship and Philanthropy
High Country News relies on the generous support of our advertisers, sponsors, donors and foundations, without whom, our vital work for the American West would not be possible. Besides traditional advertising, additional sponsorship and philanthropy opportunities are available to help support our mission while building awareness and affinity for your organization among an incredibly loyal, discerning and influential audience.
- Contest and Event Support
- In-Kind Support/Product & Service Grants
- Research Fund Support
- Intern Fund Support
- Enterprise Journalism Fund Support
- Matching Donation Programs
Director - Advertising, Sponsor & Partner Development
Local: 970-527-4898, ext. 40