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 Zoning Board of Appeals: July 11, 5:30 p.m., County Council chambers.

Georgetown County Democrats: July 11, 6 p.m., 149 King St., Georgetown.

Georgetown County Water and Sewer District: July 11, 6 p.m., Pawleys Island office.

Pawleys Island Town Council: July 15, 5 p.m., Town Hall.

Georgetown County Tourism Commission: July 18, 3:30 p.m., Lachicotte Co. office

Georgetown County Planning Commission: July 18, 5:30 p.m., County Council chambers.

Georgetown County Library Board: July 18, 5:30 p.m., Georgetown Library.

Georgetown County Council: July 23, 5:30 p.m., council chambers.

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