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Columbus Advertising, Event Sponsorship

Why advertising with Columbus Underground could be the most important marketing decision you make for your business:

Click here to download our 2019-2020 Media Kit via Dropbox.

Every business owner wants to make the smartest marketing choices for their business. When it comes to advertising your business and finding new customers, where should you start?

Considering local advertising options that reach the people you want to reach is a great place to begin. Columbus Underground offers a variety of ways for your business to connect your message with the local audiences you want to reach. Our staff is here to help you with advertising solutions so you can make the best and most effective marketing strategy for your business.

About Columbus Underground

Columbus Underground is a dynamic community-driven online news publisher that offers news, reviews, events, opinions and insight regarding all topics related to life in Columbus, Ohio. It's a trusted voice in the city and it's where influencer marketing was happening before Instagram even existed. If it's on Columbus Underground, you can be sure people know about it!

A brief history of Columbus Underground

Columbus Underground was launched in November 2001 as an online resource for everyone interested in keeping up with our city's dining, nightlife, and entertainment scenes. Since then, our news coverage has grown on our range of topics, as well as our readership, and has become the most well-read independently-owned online media publisher in Columbus, earning awards including Best General News Site in the state of Ohio (2016, 2017) by The Society of Professional Journalists.

Experiential Event Series

Columbus Underground has been creating specialized experiential events since 2014 when we launched the Urban Living Tour and Best Bites Burgers. Since then, our events have evolved into large scale festival-type atmospheres that bring together a showcase of restaurants, chefs, retailers, sponsors, brands, and guests to enjoy the best Columbus culture has to offer. Some of our events include the annual Sweet Treats Dessert Festival (1,000 attendees), CoffeeFest - a coffee festival at Ohio Village (5,000 attendees), Urban Living Tours (800+ attendees), All Things Brunch Festival, Taco Festival, a Healthy Living Festival, and more. These events create the perfect atmosphere for your business and brand to showcase what you do! Want to learn more? Please contact one of our sales executives below to learn how experiential marketing with Columbus Underground can be an important part of your business marketing plan, helping you engage your customers, create emotional attachment to your product or service, and achieve your business goals.

Why advertise with Columbus Underground?

If you are looking for local advertising options for your business and learn how to reach new customers, as well as share your business with the community, learning more about advertising with Columbus Underground is a priority. Plus, you'll be supporting one of Columbus' unique cultural assets and local journalism!

Who reads Columbus Underground?

Simply put, our demographics skew toward a younger, well-educated, urban-minded, and affluent audience than most other local media publishers. Our audience is interested in knowing more about what makes our city special and also supporting those businesses. The following statistics provide a more detailed breakdown:

Columbus Underground Annual Website Traffic:

Total Annual Visits: 4,200,000+ visits
Absolute Unique Annual Visitors: 2,000,000+ users
Total Annual Pageviews: 7,800,000+ pageviews

Average Visitors Per Week: 57,000+ visitors
Average Pageviews Per Week: 150,000+ pageviews

Average Visitors Per Month: 240,000+ visitors
Average Pageviews Per Month: 650,000+ pageviews

All statistics based on info gathered June 1, 2018 - May 31, 2019 utilizing Google Analytics.

Columbus Underground Social Reach: 386,800+ Fans

Total Email Subscribers: 44,600+ (as of October 2019)
Total Facebook Likes/Followers: 83,000+ (as of October 2019)
Total Twitter Followers: 172,200+ (as of October 2019)
Total Instagram Followers: 87,000+ (as of October 2019)

Click here to download our 2019-2020 Media Kit via DropBox.

For more information regarding advertising opportunities for your business and brand, please contact our advertising sales executives:

Sydney Lee
[email protected] — mobile: 614-706-7612
Sydney is a graduate of The Ohio State University where she received a degree in New Media & Communications Technology with a focus in Human-Computer Interaction. After working in Marketing with the Columbus Zoo, she moved to Columbus Underground to start a career more connected to the community she loves. Sydney has lived around the Columbus area her entire life and is excited to have finally found herself living in the heart of it all. Sydney spends her time volunteering with local poetry nonprofits and hunting for Columbus’ best cup of coffee.

If you are a vendor interested in participating in any our Events, please contact Megan Green, Director of Events at [email protected].

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