Advertising Rates

New Bern Now

2020 Media Marketing Kit

New Bern Now is owned and operated by NC Life Media, LLC. We are a multimedia company offering numerous opportunities to help you promote your business: NewBernNow.com, the Ledger Magazine, and Discover New Bern and Beyond a popular bi-weekly Podcast.

Our goal is to connect you with the community of New Bern, NC. New Bern is the region’s premier destination for arts, history, outdoor recreation, dining, shopping, and living. As the “One Stop, Information Shop”, readers turn to us for an insider’s look at the people, places, and events throughout the Greater New Bern area.

Why advertise with New Bern Now?

We promote local businesses and non-profits in ways that are unmatched by others via our website, podcast, magazine, and social media platforms. Offering a number of media options, our team can help increase your exposure, and ultimately enhance your brand’s image!

– NewBernNow.com is an online destination for residents and tourists alike. We publish articles, photos, videos, and share them in our daily email and on our social media platforms; reaching over 48,614 viewers per month and growing. We feature more than 5,000 articles and pages. It’s a search engine for New Bern and surrounding areas. When we feature your business or nonprofit, it improves your local search positioning on the Internet.

– New Bern Now Magazine provides valuable content to our readers, reaching over 28,123 quarterly readerships. Our products offer more content coverage than ads, so when you advertise with us, your ad will stand out compared to other magazines that readers have to flip thru pages of ads trying to get to the content!

New Bern and Beyond Podsquad
Laura Johnson, Susan Moffat-Thomas, George Oliver, Rich Sheridan, Colleen Roberts, Kathy Morrison, Lisa Bisbee-Lentz, and Wendy Card


Living in New Bern and Beyond Podcast is a biweekly show. We are the only live remote hour podcast and the show also airs on New Bern’s News Talk Radio, WNOS 103.9FM and 1450AM. Our Podsquad talks about the many great things that are happening in and around town. This reaches approximately 3,568 listeners per episode.

– We connect readers, online followers, and listeners to what our great city has to offer. By advertising with New Bern Now, your brand or story are associated with a trusted community news and information source established in 2009.

We Value Our Supporters Too!

 We understand that not every business needs to advertise. Nor does every business have an allotted budget for advertising. So if you do have a business nonprofit or a website to share with others and want it to be seen on our pages, you can become a supporter for one year. The cost is $225 for each business and $200 for any nonprofit.

Total Readership:

NewBernNow.com + Social Media Monthly Visitors: 48,614
Podcast Listeners approximately 3,568
Ledger Magazine Distribution 3,000
Online readers 4,812
Ledger Magazine is a Quarterly Publication
Avg Readers per copy of the quarterly publication Ledger Magazine: 3.6
Total Readership 28,123
Shelf Life 6 – 9 months +

Magazine Rates:

Black/White in print, Color online edition:
– 1/16: $75

– 1/8: $150

– 1/4: $300

– 1/2: $500 

– Full Page- $900

Full Color In print:
– 1/8: $200

– 1/4 $400

– 1/2: $600

– Full Page $800

– Back Cover $1000

Website Rates:

Monthly Website Rates on NewBernNow.com

Standard:
$100 for 343 wide x 348 high pixels
$75 for 343 wide x 248 high pixels
$50 for 343 wide x 148 high pixels

Homepage:
$200 343 wide x 348 high pixels
$150 343 wide x 248 high pixels
$100   343 wide x 148 high pixels

Podcast Rates:

New Bern Now's Podsquad with Special Guests
Colleen Roberts, Wendy Card, Kathy Morrison, Susan Moffat-Thomas, Alisa Mike, Tracey Stones, and George Oliver

Your brand will be talked about for one minute during the broadcast and mentioned in the thank you segment at the end. Let us make a big deal out of you, sponsor one show or all of them.

15 second pre roll = $18 per 1000 x 3 (3000): $54

30 second pre roll = $108

45 second pre roll = 160

60 seconds pre-roll = $216

60 second mid roll = $25 per 1000 x 3 (3000) = $75

Trent River Railroad Bridge, New Bern, NC

CALENDAR 2019


Important Deadline for Ad and Editorial Content:


Spring Issue Mid-April Release
Deadline: March 15, 2020


Summer Issue Mid-July Release  
Deadline: June 15, 2020


Fall Issue Mid October Release
Deadline:  September 15, 2020


Winter Issue Mid-January 2020 Release
Deadline: December 15, 2020

DISTRIBUTION

New Bern Now Magazine is delivered year-round throughout the Greater New Bern area, from Downtown, Uptown, Around Town, Fairfield Harbour, River Bend, Carolina Colours, Havelock, and beyond!

You can find it in Doctor and Dentist Offices, Libraries, Pharmacies, Hair Salons, Cafes, Pubs, and Restaurants, Boutiques and Shops, Veterinarian Offices, Chamber of Commerce and Visitors Center, NC History Center at Tryon Palace, New Bern Historical Society, Pet Boarding locations and Groomers, Realtors, Auto Repair waiting rooms, Hotels and Bed & Breakfasts, at the Airport, and the list goes on.

MEDIA BUNDLE PACKS AVAILABLE

New Bern Now Magazine is delivered year-round throughout the Greater New Bern area, from Downtown, Uptown, Around Town, Fairfield Harbour, River Bend, Carolina Colours, Havelock, and beyond!

You can find it in Doctor and Dentist Offices, Libraries, Pharmacies, Hair Salons, Cafes, Pubs, and Restaurants, Boutiques and Shops, Veterinarian Offices, Chamber of Commerce and Visitors Center, NC History Center at Tryon Palace, New Bern Historical Society, Pet Boarding locations and Groomers, Auto Repair waiting rooms, Hotels and Bed & Breakfasts, at the Airport, Realtors, and the list goes on.

How Do I Get Signed Up?

If you are ready to invest in advertising your business or nonprofit, we are ready to sit down and create a tactical marketing plan with your advertising budget. We will talk with you about your needs so we can create the best plan for marketing it with our services.

Please contact Nancy Hawley, Sales Director at 252-349-4741.

To announce your event, send press releases or editorial information to Editor in Chief, Wendy Card, info@newbernnow.com or call 252-259-6853.

Thank you,

Wendy Card, Owner and Editor