The Bowdoin Orient

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The Bowdoin Orient Business Team
Business phone: (207) 725-3053
Fax: (207) 725-3975
6200 College Station
Brunswick, Maine 04011
Business Managers:
Rachel Zheng & Alison Considine

The Bowdoin Orient is the student newspaper of Bowdoin College, located in Brunswick, Maine. The Orient has an average circulation of 2300 copies per issue and reaches people of all ages locally, nationally, and internationally. All of the readers are connected to Bowdoin College in one way or another and most will at some point be in the area to use the community's resources—hotels, restaurants, and stores. Your decision to advertise with The Orient will without a doubt help broaden your customer base and open doors for your business in the immediate and distant future.

Advertising Rates

  • Publication Frequency: Every Friday while classes are in session (see below for production schedule).
  • Average Circulation: 2300 copies, read by on-campus by students, faculty, staff, and local residents, and off-campus by parents, alumni, and friends of the College.
  • Columns: Five columns, each 1.84 inches wide with a 0.25 inch margin between each column.
  • Deadlines: All ads should be received by 5:00 p.m. on the Monday of the week they are to run.
  • Submission: We prefer ads submitted digitally via email (as a .tif or .pdf file, for example), but we also accept ads at our above mailing address.
  • Pre-payment Discount: We offer a 5% discount for pre-payment.
  • Frequency Discount: We offer a discount of 50% on every fifth ad.
  • On-campus Discount: All campus organizations receive a 50% discount on every ad.
  • Non-camera-ready Ads: Our staff can design and typeset an ad for you. We charge an additional 10% of the cost of the first ad for this service.
  • Payment: Invoices and one tear sheet will be sent out after the publication of each issue (unless the advertiser requests additional sheets or a whole issue).

Local Advertisers

Description Camera-Ready Advertisement
Per Column Inch $9.75 per vertical inch
Full Page Ad
10.25 x 15 in.
Half Page Ad Horizontal
10.25 x 7.5 in.
Half Page Ad Vertical (small)
3.94 x 15.0 in.
Half Page Ad Vertical (large)
6.04 x 15.0 in.
Quarter Page Ad
6.04 x 6.0 in.
Classified Ads and Inserts The Orient does not accept Classified Advertising or Inserts.
Business Cards Can be run as ads at a flat charge of $25.00.

For further information involving local ads, please contact our business managers.
Rachel Zheng & Alison Considine
Bowdoin Orient Business Managers
Phone: (207) 725-3053

National/Regional Advertisers

For further information involving national or regional ads, please contact our MediaMate representative.
Allison Barnard
MediaMate, LLC.
Account Manager
Phone: (1-800) 897-7711 ext 121

Production Schedule (2014–2015)

Dates in gray are non-publication dates.

Fall 2014
1 September 12
2 September 19
3 September 26
4 October 3
October 10 Fall Break
5 October 17 Homecoming
6 October 24
7 October 31 Family Weekend
8 November 7
9 November 14
10 November 21
November 28 Thanksgiving Break
11 December 5
Spring 2015
12 January 23
13 January 30
14 February 6
15 February 13
16 February 20
17 February 27
March 6 Spring Break
March 13 Spring Break
March 20 Spring Break
18 March 27
19 April 3
20 April 10
21 April 17
22 April 24
23 May 1