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Founded in 2002, AugustaFreePress.com readership continues to grow to levels well beyond our local competitors. While many local sites have jumped behind subscriptions and pay walls, AugustaFreePress.com, and our more than one decade worth of archives, are all open and free to visitors of the site.

TRAFFIC
Today Visit: 36109
Week Visit: 1179953
Month Visit: 4943345

SOCIAL MEDIA
Nearly 110,000 followers on Facebook, Twitter and other platforms

TOP READERSHIP AREAS
Charlottesville
Waynesboro
Richmond
Washington, D.C.
Staunton
Harrisonburg
Alexandria

TOP REFERRERS
Google
Direct
Facebook
Bing
AOL
Yahoo

 

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boyerstakeoverYour business gets wing ads (136×606) on both sides of Augusta Free Press AND the top leaderboard ad (728×90)! Ads link to your website. We can also blend the website background to match your ads. Plus, ask about other ways to increase your ads exposure during your takeover including Facebook, video, podcast ads, story graphics and more! Ad design is available.

1 Day: $250
2 Weeks: $1250
1 Month: $2000

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All Pages
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Footer: $300 per month or $3000 per year

Story Placement
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Runs in righthand column on site.
Links to your Website.
May rotate with other ads.

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300×125
$150 per month or $1500 per year

Runs in righthand column on site.
Links to your Website.
May rotate with other ads.

Pre-payment by credit card is preferred. Call us to pay via Square or see below for payment by Paypal. Please confirm availability before payment is made.

 

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– Ads should be sent at 72 dpi.
– .jpgs are preferred
– Ads should be sent in RGB color
– Animated ads must be pre-approved.
Finished ads should be sent to crystal@augustafreepress.com.

 

Permanent Posts


Ad agencies interested in placing permanent posts may inquire to crystal@augustafreepress.com.
Our standard rate for permanent posts is $100 per post.

The permanent post includes …
– Post will publish to main page as general news stories do
– Post will remain on site permanently
– Links will be included as submitted
– Post will be included on our social media pages with more than 112k+ people

Please note: We do not offer link exchanges or paid front page links at this time.

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Text Ads


Businesses may run employment ads or other messages on AFP. A link to your website is included in the rates below.

Weekly Rate Monthly Rate
$50.00 $150.00

Finished ads should be sent to crystal@augustafreepress.com.

Pre-payment by credit card is preferred. Call us to pay via Square or see below for payment by Paypal. Please confirm availability before payment is made.

 

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You may also make payment via PayPal online below. Or send payment from your account to freepress@ntelos.net.




 
 
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Hosts Chris Graham and Crystal Graham of Augusta Free Press highlight local news and newsmakers with an emphasis on the Shenandoah Valley on Viewpoints on WVPT.

Join the conversation on WVPT's Facebook page.

Chris Graham is the editor of Augusta Free Press, ESPN3 baseball broadcaster and the author of five books. Crystal Graham is the award-winning former host of WVPT’s Virginia Tonight.

Show airs Wednesday nights at 7:30 p.m.

Want to see what's coming up on Viewpoints? Click here.

Missed a show? Watch OnDemand and on our YouTube channel.

Past shows are also available via the PBS app wherever it is available (iOS, Xbox, Roku, Android, etc). Videos will be found more easily if you localize the app and select WVPT as your local PBS station.

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Augusta Free Press LLC provides clients in the Shenandoah Valley and Central Virginia and beyond with marketing and PR solutions including web design, magazine/brochure, TV/radio, social media and overall marketing campaign design and implementation.
 

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