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Advertise With Us

The Santa Barbara Independent is the most effective way to get the word out about your business, event, restaurant, nonprofit, and everything else to the greater Santa Barbara community. Here’s everything you need to know about why and how to get started with your own advertising strategy today!

Why We Work

The Independent’s readership ranges from top-tier decision makers with extensive means all the way through those high school students who have grown up seeing the paper in their homes since childhood.

Our broad coverage of the community — including everything from hard-hitting investigative reports and this morning’s breaking news to last night’s rock show at the Santa Barbara Bowl and tomorrow’s classical concert at the Granada — attracts the widest range of readership of any publication.

We also enjoy the largest print distribution in the greater Santa Barbara area, with more than 40,000 copies and an audited readership that surpasses 100,000 people, and a dedicated and growing base of digital fans as well.

Here is our Complete Media Kit.

Here is a PDF on our demographics.

And here is a link to our a PDF of our 2017 Calendar of Special Issues.

What’s It Cost?

Here are links to detailed PDFs about:

Online Advertising

Classified Advertising

Display Advertising

Who to Contact

Contact our Advertising Department today by clicking here.

To submit a Classified Ad, click here.

For a more specific list of sales department contacts, click here.

Deadlines! Deadlines!

Please do keep in mind our weekly deadline to ensure that your advertising gets the time it needs to shine.

Legal Advertising: Friday 5pm

Treasure Hunt Ads: Friday 5pm

Display Ads: Monday Noon

Line Ads: Tuesday 10am

Yellow Page: Tuesday 10am

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