The Bowdoin Orient

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The Bowdoin Orient Business Team
6200 College Station
Brunswick, Maine 04011
Business Managers:
Maggie Coster & Vivien Lee

The Bowdoin Orient is the student newspaper of Bowdoin College, located in Brunswick, Maine. The Orient has an average circulation of 1800 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: 1500 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 Wednesday 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).
  • Conditions: The Orient reserves the right to alter an ad's size to fit a page's layout.

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.
Evan Bulman & Maggie Coster
Bowdoin Orient Business Managers

National/Regional Advertisers

For further information involving national or regional ads, please contact our MediaMate representative.
Lindsay Lafortune
MediaMate, LLC.
Account Manager
Phone: 888.897.7711 ext 122

Production Schedule (2015-2016)

Dates in gray are non-publication dates.

Fall 2015
0 August 30 Orientation
1 September 11
2 September 18
3 September 25
4 October 2
October 9 Fall Break
5 October 16 Homecoming
6 October 23
7 October 30 Family Weekend
8 November 6
9 November 13
10 November 20
November 27 Thanksgiving Break
11 December 4
12 December 11
Spring 2016
13 January 29
14 February 5
15 February 12
16 February 19
17 February 26
18 March 4
March 11 Spring Break
March 18 Spring Break
March 25 Spring Break
19 April 1
20 April 8
21 April 15
22 April 22
23 April 29
24 May 6