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Classified Advertising

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Classified advertising is the lowest-cost way to advertise in the Heights Observer. Classified ads are printed in black-and-white, and grouped together in a single area of the newspaper. You may purchase classified ads for a term ranging from 1 to 12 months. The longer the term, the lower the cost per month.

Payment for classified ads (check or credit card) is due when an order is placed. For terms of 3-12 months, you may elect to pay in full or for 3 months at a time.   

Rates and Deadlines:

2017 Rates for display and classified advertising (PDF)

2017 Advertising Deadlines (PDF)

Classified Ad Order Form (PDF)

How to place a classified ad:

1. Open the Classified Ad Order Form

2. Save the form to your computer hard drive (right click > save as). 

3. Fill in the form. (To avoid the frustration of losing your work, it's important to save the form on your computer before filling it in.) 

4. Deliver the completed form and payment to FutureHeights by e-mail (info@futureheights.org); mail (FutureHeights, 2843 Washington Blvd. Suite 105, Cleveland Hts., OH 44118); or drop it off at our office (former Coventry School).

5. We'll create your ad and e-mail a proof for approval.

Questions about classified advertising? Contact Bob Rosenbaum at 216-401-9342 or by e-mail at info@futureheights.org.

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Display Advertising

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The Heights Observer is published as a community building project by non-profit FutureHeights.

Each issue is written and edited by members of the community on a volunteer basis. All proceeds are returned to the community in the form of programming by FutureHeights.

So advertising is not only good for your business, its a good deed.

Read our Brochure:

Heights Observer Media Kit/Brochure (PDF)

Download our 2016 Ad Rates:

2017 Ad Rates (PDF)

2017 Not-for-Profit Ad Rates (PDF)

2017 E-Mail Newsletter Ad Rates (PDF)

Diagram of display advertisement formats (PDF)

View our 2017 deadlines:

2017 Ad Deadlines/Distribution Dates/Timely categories (PDF)

2017 Editorial Deadlines (PDF)

Receive monthly updates and deadline notifications by e-mail:

Sign up for occasional e-mail notifications specifically for advertisers and other community-based businesses/organizations.

How to Advertise:

E-mail Bob Rosenbaum or call him at 216-401-9342. We'll create a contract for you based on your desired ad size, frequency and start date. We'll send you the contract for approval and signature.


If you are placing a classified ad, send your text to info@futureheights.org. We will lay out the ad for you and send a you a PDF proof for approval.


If you want to place a display ad, decide if you want us to design the ad for you (there is an additional charge for this) or it you want to lay it out yourself.


If we are designing the ad for you, send your text and high-resolution graphics to Bob Rosenbaum or call him at 216-401-9342 to discuss it. We are glad to work with you and make sure your ad looks great. If you are designing your own ad, please follow our specifications for print (below).


The Heights Observer currently publishes monthly, with a circulation of 9,600.  Volunteers deliver papers to more than 175 businesses in Cleveland Heights and University Heights and we have over 350 subscriptions for monthly home delivery.


You can find the paper at these locations. Reach your target audience and support hyperlocal nonprofit community news at the same time.

Advertising specifications:  Specifications for Print

Ads not formatted according to these specifications may result in poor reproduction quality. The Heights Observer is not responsible for ads that are not formatted to these specifications. The design and production team cannot alter PDF files; they are placed "as is."

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