Community Newspapers Deliver Results

Our members' weekly newspapers reach over 800,000 households and continue to grow in readership. Each of our 120+ members produce and publish their newspapers in the community in which they live, so content is tightly tied to what is truly important locally.

Community newspapers enjoy a special relationship with the people they serve.  Even today with so much information available in so many forms, community newspapers remain THE trusted source for what really matters in the lives of community residents.  This dynamic delivers a tuned-in reader for your advertising.  Your message can be part of the local conversation.



Types of ads you can place

Text ad in the classified section
  • Select from a range of specific classified categories.
  • Cost is by the word and your ad will appear in all Alberta member newspapers.
  • Go to Blanket Classified Ads ›

Business card-sized Value Ad
  • A black and white business card-sized ad.
  • Can be text only or include artwork and pictures.
  • Appears in all Alberta member newspapers.
  • An unbeatable price with the benefits of a display ad but at the low cost of a classified ad. 
  • Go to Value Ads ›

Display Ad with text and images
  • Use artwork and design to attract readers to your message - then call them to action.  Display Ads can be any size from business card to full page and may include colour.
  • With Display Ads you can also chose to cover the whole Alberta province and the Northwest Territories or select those communities that are geographically or demographically most likely to respond.
  • Pricing varies depending on size, use of colour, number of newspapers, or sometimes a current promotion.
  • Go to Display Ads ›


Career Display Ad with text and images
  • These are display ads with a special purpose - to help you recruit employees. 
  • Career Display ads can be targeted for markets in the geographic area you require or in those communities that contain the specific type of employees you seek to recruit.
  • Pricing varies depending on size, number of newspapers, or sometimes a current promotion.
  • Top up your print campaign and run your searchable ad online.
  • Go to Career Display Ads ›


Single or multiple page Insert Distribution
  • A single or multiple page insert that is delivered with the newspaper rather than printed in the newspaper pages.
  • These are pre-printed advertising or informational pieces to be received by targeted households through insertion into the community newspaper.
  • Using AWNA member newspapers to distribute gives your Insert its best chance of reaching your audience because they arrive inside the community newspaper which is expected and welcomed into the home at a much higher degree than junk mail.
  • Go to Insert Distribution ›