Newsprint Advertising

Printed Newspaper Options – Our Publication

The Waynedale Newspaper is a free publication distributed every two weeks to tens of thousands of readers boasting original local news and entertainment. It is distributed via carrier delivery to homes in the area with local pickup at area businesses within South& Southwest Fort Wayne (with additional distribution checkpoints within the communities south of Fort Wayne of Ossian, Bluffton, Zanesville and Markle). Its 90 years of publishing is a direct result of community support and the success of local marketing.

Our typical publication is broadsheet-sized (10.5″ wide x 20″ tall), with 6 columns. It generally contains 12 pages, with featured news on our color pages and our other sections spanning the rest. View a sample for your reference, Sample Waynedale Newspaper (PDF).

Indifferent to other free publications, because of its 90 years in business, the community has embraced the publication as their own. All of our stories are original, community-based and positive in nature, which is another appealing aspect of the newspaper for our audience, who by the majority, read the publication from cover-to-cover and have been known to keep each issue around for months to re-read. This embrace of the newspaper by residents and subscribers provides a perfect platform for you to launch your advertising, marketing or public relations campaign. Download & Print: Our 2024 Advertising Info. Kit (PDF)

Advertisement Sizes + Prices

Ad SizeDimensions1x Price
13x Price
25x Price (all year)
Business Card3.5″ x 2″$95.00$80.00$60.00
1/16 Page5″ x 2.5″$178.13$148.13$100.00
Postcard5″ x 3.5″$249.38$195.00$124.69
1/8 Page5″ x 5″$330.00$270.00$165.00
1/4 Page5″ x 10″$592.50$472.50$296.25
1/2 Page10.5″ x 10″$1125.00$885.00$562.50
Full Page10.5″ x 20″$2160.00$1680.00$1080.00

We offer free ad design & advice! Change your ad design whenever. Our designers can
create an ad from your pre-made ad, postcard or flyer used in another publication or online.

  • Upgrade To A Guaranteed Placement On The Front Page At 2x The Shown Rate
  • Contact us for a custom quote on other ad sizes & schedules!

Ad Space Reservation Deadlines

All ad graphics and information must be submitted 7 days prior to the publication date. Please reference our Publication Dates & Deadlines or contact a sales representative for more details.

Small Sponsor – keeping your name in print for less

15-dollar-branderAt our office we receive calls every day from readers looking for a particular company, product or service they saw an advertisement for that stopped printing months ago. While we make sure the caller receives all of the information they need to make contact with that client, we wonder how many of our readers also remembered that ad but didn’t call? You don’t have to miss out on those customers or break your budget with an expensive ad, now for only $15 per issue place a Small Sponsor!

Designed to help keep your business visible longer. One of the most important features of this ad, is that it is designed to be printed in every issue for an entire year, helping your customers remember and find you when they need you. In addition, placing an ad shows your support for the Waynedale Community!

2” wide x 1” tall
$375 yearly

The Small Sponsorship could contain a logo, phone number, address, website and anything else you would like that fits in this versatile 2”x1” space.

sponsorship-pageThis is the premium way to show your support for the community. Our page sponsorships promote your business or brand as the premier sponsor of the page. The sponsorship includes a 10.5”x1.5“ banner at the bottom of the page of your choice, as well as your transparent logo that spans the width of the top of that page, behind the text. Page sponsorships are limited to one per page and first come, first reserved. Page sponsorships can be purchased in bulk to cover an entire section. Please call for section pricing.

10.5″ wide x 1.5″ tall & Full Logo Background
$2500 (yearly)

A page sponsorship banner could contain any information that fits in the premiere 10.5”x1.5” space.

Front Page Showcase – the exclusive top fold ad spot

The top, front page of a newspaper contains the highest reader traffic of all other pages within a publication. We are now presenting an opportunity for you to tap into all of those readers, with the highest amount of exposure from newspaper display advertising The Waynedale Newspaper has presented yet!

The Front Page Showcase is a 4-Color, 3”x 3“ advertisement located at the top right hand corner of the newspaper and the very first thing our readers lay eyes on whether at the newsstand or doorstep of their home. The Showcase is a printed advertisement that simulates expensive “sticky notes” at a much more affordable cost. Your business will be the sole placeholder of this exclusive advertising space, but it is first come, first reserved, so be sure to lock-in your schedule before someone else does!

3” wide x 3” tall – Front Page (Upper Right)
$750 per issue (3 month contract)
$1,000 per issue (no contract)

Classified Advertisements – for when only text will do the trick

Classifieds are text only advertisements and all are located on the “Classifieds Section” in the printed newspaper and online at All classifieds must be paid in full before they are printed or posted online for any issue.

$20 (25 words or less); 50 cents per word after the flat rate of $20.

Please fill out a Classifieds Form online OR Download & Print the form (PDF) and return before the deadline for placement in the next issue.

Worship & Church Events – featured religious organizations

The Worship & Church Events section is a premium listing especially for religious organizations and their events. Listings promote your organization name, address, phone number & worship times: also included are two event listings per issue. All purchased listings will be published in every issue from the start date to the end of December. Additional events other than the two included may be purchased for $5 per issue.

Download & Print: Worship & Church Events Details (PDF)