Classified Advertising

Classified ads inside the paper (not on the back cover) are an extremely efficient way to reach thousands of people.  We have over 160,000 readers every month. Classified ads (as is the case with all advertising) are most effective when they appear with some kind of frequency over several weeks.

$2 per (non-bold) line of text, five-line minimum charge ($10 min cost per ad).

Please note character count per line are only approximations, depending on wording and punctuation. Spaces do count as a character.

Ad headline (bold text only) 25 to 28 characters per line
The first line of headline text publishes in bold only and at no extra charge. Bold type is only available when it extends continuously from the top headline and down to subsequent lines of text below.

Note: The only way to feature bold type beyond the headline is to extend the headline itself into extra bold lines at $3 per line (bold cannot resume after non-bold lines of text).

Ad content (non-bold text) 34-36 characters per line
Ad content text lines below headline(s) to appear in non-bold text.

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Submit your information via the interface below. The fields for your ad text have character counters that also count spaces and punctuation as text to help ensure total character count accuracy. Once you’ve entered your information, call us to make payment arrangements.

Deadline to submit and pay for your classified ad is 3pm Thursday prior to the Tuesday publication date you desire.

All classified ads are prepaid and nonrefundable. You can purchase one week or more at a time.

You can pay for your ad by:

  1. Check via U.S. Mail or drop off payment to office.
  2. Credit Card by phone or office visit.

Dayton City Paper 126 N. Main St. Suite 240. Dayton, OH 45402

Phone: 937.222.8855 ext. 606.

No phone? Sorry, but unless you visit us in person with payment we do not do business with anyone who cannot be called via telephone for classified advertising verification.


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