Ad Specs – Coastal Observer


Ad Specs

Display Advertising

Getting started

Display advertising, sometimes called “block ads,” appear anywhere in the paper and usually contain graphic elements such as logos, photos and artwork. The deadline is the Friday prior to publication at 5 p.m.

Display Advertising Rate Card and Specifications
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Sample Display Ad Sizes and Rates
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Contact: M.P. “Squeaky” Swenson

Classified Advertising

Also referred to as “line ads,” these appear in the classified pages of the newspaper, and are listed by category. The ads contain words only with the exception of logos. No photographs. The deadline for classified ads is the Monday prior to publication at 5 PM. They are billed at the following rates:

6 lines – Approximately 25 words (additional lines are $1.25 each per week)
1 week – $12.50
2 weeks – $11/week
3 weeks – $10/week
4 weeks – $7.50/week
Anything that runs over 4 weeks will be billed at the 4-week rate.
Box border is an addition $5 per week.
E-mail your classified line ad – Please include your contact information (mailing address, name, phone number) and how many times you’d like your ad to run. We will contact you to arrange billing.

Find properties for sale and rent in the Real Estate Classified Ads

Online Advertising

If you are interested in online advertising on, please email M.P. “Squeaky” Swenson for more information.



Georgetown County Tourism Management Commission: March 21, 3:30 p.m., Lachicotte

Georgetown County Planning Commission: March 21, 5:30 p.m., County Council chambers.

Education reform: State Senate Education Committee takes comments on reform bill. March 21, 6 p.m., Georgetown High School.

Georgetown County Republican Party: Patty Jackson will discuss human trafficking. March 22, noon, Applewood House of Pancakes.

Georgetown County Democratic Party: Presidential candidate Marianne Williamson is the guest speaker. March 25, 5:30 p.m., 149 King St.,Georgetown. (Space limited.)

Georgetown County Council: March 26, 4 p.m. budget workshop, 5:30 p.m. meeting, council chambers.

Georgetown County Parks and Recreation Commission: April 1, 5 p.m., Beck Recreation Center.

Georgetown County School Board: April 2, 5:30 p.m., Beck Education Building.

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