Target your audience with the award winning Republic-Times website. Your company or organization can get effective exposure through the local leader in covering Monroe County & the surrounding areas since 1890! Voted as the “Best Website of 2013” by the Illinois Press Association, the R-T is expanding its efforts as your community resource, while seeing outstanding response from the public. In just over a year, RepublicTimes.net has gotten nearly 1 MILLION page views and averages more than 30,000 page views per week! You will get an invaluable back-link when linking your URL on the R-T website, improving your site’s SEO.
The R-T is proud to offer many different advertising options that cater to your business or organizations’ specific needs:
• Print ad in our weekly publication
• Ad on our website
• Email NewsFlash ad
• Sponsor a campaign on our website
• Promote your business or message through a guest blog
• Business directory
• Featured Event
• Or create your own advertising concept unique to your business
With a circulation of nearly 4,000, reaching your local audience with a traditional print ad in the R-T continues to be an effective resource in this community. In addition to the weekly print edition of the paper, the R-T also features your print ad in the online or electronic version of the paper — merging the traditional and contemporary avenues our customers use to access the paper each week. Contact our sales staff via email: Val Chism or Kermit Constantine, or give us a call at 618-939-3814 to place your ad in the Republic-Times Newspaper today!
In addition to print, advertising on the RepublicTimes.net website is another highly effective way to market your business. We offer numerous ways to advertise on our site for every budget, large or small. Get the added benefit of reaching thousands of eyes in the community 24/7 — all week long, while drawing people directly to your website with just one click. By simply having your website linked to a high traffic site, like the R-T, you boost your website’s search engine optimization in places like Google and Bing! The Republic-Times is proud of the success its website has garnered so far and is excited for the growth it is currently experiencing — with more to come!
Help complement your print ad by taking out an ad in our email NewsFlash. With nearly 4,000 local subscribers to this FREE service, you can reach anyone who signs up to receive our highly anticipated and enjoyed weekly email newsletters. Our NewsFlash emails help inform the community in between editions to the paper and offer an additional avenue for advertisers.
Want to get a tad more creative? Or link your name to a positive community effort? Sponsor a campaign on RepublicTimes.net! You can help sponsor campaigns such as the Athlete or Team of the Week — recognizing the efforts of local student-athletes each week. You can even create something unique to your business, such as a “Featured Listing” if you are a realtor, or anything that you can dream up!
Another great sponsorship campaign is a photo contest with the R-T! Click here, to learn more…
Share interesting or informative facts and tips related to your business or message through a guest blog. By writing your own guest blog on the website we will post your article on our Lifestyles pages, featuring your logo and brand. The article, or blog, will show that it was authored by you and it allows you to share your industry expertise with the community, while providing valuable information, and receiving a space to promote your business and any specials or events you may have. What a fun way to engage your audience!
Want to draw attention to your event in our community calendar? Make your event a Featured Event! By upgrading your event on our website, it will appear on numerous pages across the R-T site in the form of a countdown to your event with a link to your event’s information, photos, or flier; and it will receive top billing on our community events calendar by appearing in large font at the top of the page.
Get creative! The Republic-Times will work with you to help you create your own unique advertising concept that best suits you and your organization’s needs. We will also work with you to design an ad for the website or publication if you do not have one already. We welcome new and fresh ideas and can accommodate everyone with our website. We encourage you to create your own sponsorship campaign that helps engage readers, creates an interactive environment, and brings something fresh and new to the site that will, in turn, be extremely effective to your business’ goals.