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Reach the right audience through The County Journal and the Flashes Advertising & News. Tap into our proven formula to reach every home, business and apartment in your community, every week.

The County Journal and the Flashes News offer blanket coverage in their market area that is unavailable in any other medium. Each paper is an important resource for our readers, from finding the products and services they need to staying up to date with the latest news and events.

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Ad Submission form

Deadlines:

11:00 a.m. Thursdays for

  • Display Advertising
  • Cancellations
  • Classified Advertising

5:00 p.m. Wednesdays for

  • News Submissions

Inserts/Flyers: Delivered Tuesday prior to publication date at printing press. Call for Holiday Deadlines

Net amount due and payable upon receipt of statement with prior credit approval. All others cash with order.

Business Hours: Mon. – Fri. 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Weekends & Evenings by Appointment

Circulation numbers are rounded off and subject to change weekly. Call 517-543-1099 for the most current circulation numbers.

The County Journal
Distribution by Zipcode

Charlotte – 48813 8,430
Olivet – 49076 1,460
Bellevue – 49021 2,465
Vermontville – 49096 1,250
Eaton/Barry 180
Potterville – 48876 1,330
Sunfield – 48890 700
Mulliken – 48861 628
Eaton Rapids – 48827 1,000
Dimondale – 48821 1,860
Business Drops 630
Subscribers
& Store Copies
521

Total:

20,454

Business Hours: Mon. – Wed. 9 a.m.-3 p.m. • Thurs. 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. Or call 517-543-3919

Circulation numbers are rounded off and subject to change weekly. Call 517-663-2361 for the most current circulation numbers.

The Flashes News 
Distribution by Zipcode

Eaton Rapids – 48827 6,037
Dimondale – 48821 470
Onondaga – 49264 640
Mason – 48854 1,888
Mason, Leslie & Charlotte
Business Drops
1,506
Subscribers
& Store Copies
147

Total:

10,688

Serving the communities of:

  • CHARLOTTE 48813
  • OLIVET 49076
  • BELLEVUE 49021
  • VERMONTVILLE 49096
  • POTTERVILLE 48876
  • SUNFIELD 48890
  • MULLIKEN 48861
  • EATON RAPIDS 48827
  • DIMONDALE 48821
  • ONONDAGA 49264
  • MASON 48854

The following zip codes are available upon request: Nashville 49073, Hastings 49058, Battle Creek 40914, 49015, 49016, Marshall 49068, 49069, Lake Odessa 48849, Middleville 49333, and several other Eaton, Barry, and Calhoun County communities.

Circulation Audit Report

TCJ Column Inch Rate Guide

The following rates are for standard advertisements printed in black ink only. Our sales associates are happy to help with any questions regarding your advertising.

Ad Size Rate Web Fee
1 – 5 Column Inches $9.40/ci 50¢
6 – 23 Column Inches $8.98 /ci $1
24 – 47 Column Inches $8.61 / ci $2
48 – 71 Column Inches $8.14 / ci $3
72 – 95 Column Inches $7.72 / ci $4
96 Column Inches $6.62 / ci $5
97+ Column Inches $6.41 / ci $10

 

Standard Sizes (includes live web upload):

Ad Size Fee
1/8 Page (12 column inches) $108.76
1/4 Page (24 column inches) $208.64
1/2 Page (48 column inches) $393.72
3/4 Page (72 column inches) $559.84
Full Page (96 column inches) $640.52
2 Page Spread (192 column inches) $1240.72

Front Page: 5 col.  x 13 1/4 in. (includes full color & live web upload) $830.00 per ad

Back Page: 6 col. x 16 in. (includes full color & live web upload) $796.00 per ad

Spot Color: $75 per ad – Black plus one color (Yellow, Magenta or Cyan)

Process Color: $150 per ad

Classified Advertisements: $10 for the first 10 words and 20¢ per word thereafter.

Flashes Column Inch Rate Guide

The following rates are for standard advertisements printed in black ink only. Our sales associates are happy to help with any questions regarding your advertising.

Ad Size Rate Web Fee
1 – 5 Column Inches $8.15/ci 50¢
6 – 23 Column Inches $7.10 /ci $1
24 – 47 Column Inches $7.10 / ci $2
48 – 71 Column Inches $6.55 / ci $3
72 – 95 Column Inches $6.55 / ci $4
96 Column Inches $6.55 / ci $5
97+ Column Inches $6.55 / ci $10

 

Standard Sizes (includes live web upload):

Ad Size Fee
1/8 Page (12 column inches) $86.20
1/4 Page (24 column inches) $172.40
1/2 Page (48 column inches) $317.40
3/4 Page (72 column inches) $475.60
Full Page (96 column inches) $501.32
2 Page Spread (192 column inches) $1002.64

Front Page: 6 col.  x 13 in. (includes full color & live web upload) $724.44 per ad

Back Page: 6 col. x 16 in. (includes full color & live web upload) $651.32 per ad

Spot Color: $75 per ad – Black plus one color (Yellow, Magenta or Cyan)

Process Color: $150 per ad

Classified Advertisements: $7 for the first 10 words and 20¢ per word thereafter.

Distributed to over 20,400 homes, businesses and apartments every Saturday.

241 S. Cochran, Suite 1
Charlotte, MI 48813

517-543-1099
Fax: 517-543-1993

Distributed to over 10,600 homes, businesses and apartments every Saturday.

147 S. Main Street
Eaton Rapids, MI 48827
 

517-663-2361 
Fax: 517-663-2381

Mechanicals

PAGE DIMENSIONS: 10¼” (6 columns) x 16 inches Printed by Offset Press operations

COLUMNS WIDTH (inches) WIDTH (picas)
1 1.5833″ 9p6
2 3.3333″ 20p0
3 5.0833″ 30p6
4 6.8333″ 41p0
5 8.5833″ 51p6
6 10.3333″ 61p0

Pre-printed Inserts/Flyers:

Net $42.00 per thousand ($175.00 minimum) for single sheet 8 1/2” x 11”. Check our insert rate card for all other sizes (based on weight of a single piece). An additional charge of $15.00 per thousand will be added if folding is required.
Delivery Location:
J-Ad Graphics, 1351 N. M-43 Hwy.,
Hastings, MI 49058.
Phone: 269-945-9554

Announcements:

Some brief one paragraph announcements are free. Full announcements from $ 35.00. Photo: $ 5.00 each. Special Occasion Announcements: (Birth, Engagement, Wedding, Anniversary) Full announcements up to 75 words including one photo are $20.00. Add an additional 15¢ per word after the first 75 words and $5 per additional photo. See Content Submission Forms for details

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