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How to promote your attraction, event, lodging, retail or other destination.

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ServiceDescription/EligibilityContact
CrawfordCountyEvents.com, billboard poster & email blastsEvents held in Crawford County, Kansas that are open to the public (free, RSVP, or tickets). Must be located in Crawford County or within five miles of the border.

Events are considered for a regularly published calendar of events billboard poster disbursed throughout the county, as well as email blasts.

This calendar is also monitored by local reporters seeking story ideas.
Submit event for consideration
TravelKS.com & VisitCrawfordCounty.com listingsEligible to be listed: attractions, eating & drinking establishments, events, lodgings, retail, and others will be considered for free listings.

Must be located in Crawford County, Kansas, or within five miles of the county boarder.

Listings are created in the VisitCrawfordCounty.com site and fed to the TravelKS.com site
cwilson (at) visitcrawfordcounty.com

Publications: Event & Travel oriented (online/print)

PricingServiceDescriptionContact
$225 and upCrawford County Visitors Guide10,000 guides published every two years (even years) and distributed at local events, statewide visitor’s centers, and sent to travelers and event planners who request them.sales (at) visitcrawfordcounty.com
$90Kansas Travel Guide: Community Listing300,000 official Kansas Travel Guides are distributed annually via visitor’s centers, rest stops, and events like the state fair. Another 50,000 copies distributed to Meredith magazine subscribers, including Midwest Living, Better Homes & Gardens, and Shape. The heart of this publication is the paid community-by-community guide listing Lodgings, Dining, Events, Shopping and Things to Do.cwilson (at) visitcrawfordcounty.com
$126 and upSoutheast Kansas Day GuidePublishes every two years (even years), 11,000+ distributed to Southeast Kansas Living Magazine subscribers,Call (620) 330-3006 or email sekliving (at) gmail.com
$249 and upA*MuseQuartely magazine targets arts and entertainment enthusiasts. 25,000+ circulation.(620) 331-3550
$250 and upShow Me The OzarksMonthly publication targeting the Four States region, with 10,000 copies printed, including 1,700+ subscribers. (417) 455-9898
$20 and upSoutheast Kansas Living Magazine: Resource Guide ListingNiche quarterly publication with 1,200+ subscribers who have strong ties to the region and a deep interest in supporting local businesses and attractions. A long shelf life due to timeless features about special people, places, events, etc.Call (620) 330-3006 or email sekliving (at) gmail.com
$126 and upSoutheast Kansas Living Magazine: Display advertisingNiche publication with 1,200+ subscribers who have strong ties to the region and a deep interest in supporting local businesses and attractions. A quarterly publication with long shelf life due to timeless features about special people, places, events, etc.Call (620) 330-3006 or email sekliving (at) gmail.com
$1,019 and upKansas Travel Guide: Display advertising300,000 official Kansas Travel Guides are distributed annually via visitor’s centers, rest stops, and events like the state fair. Another 50,000 copies distributed to Meredith magazine subscribers, including Midwest Living, Better Homes & Gardens, and Shape.Details & reserve space
Rates, printings and contact information is as of June 2020

Outdoor Billboards

Kansas Outdoor AdvertisingLocations(620) 479-6180
Norris Outdoor AdvertisingLocationsjnorris (at) norrisoutdoor.com
(620) 724-4719


Local Media

BEWARE: When crafting a release, there is a fine line between “a story” and “advertising”. Ads disguised as releases will be ignored by these newsrooms and they will likely redirect you to their advertising network.

Based in Crawford County, KansasNot in county, but occasionally covers itTypeOutletNewsroom ContactAdvertising Contact
XMagazine
(monthly)
A*Muse(620) 331-3550(620) 331-3550
XNewspaperCherokee County Advocatenews (at) sekvoice.com
(620) 429-2773
(913) 938-2991
mbradley (at) morningsun.net
XNewspaper (bi-weekly)Collegiopsucollegio (at) gmail.com
(620) 235-1901
(620) 235-1901
psucollegio (at) gmail.com
XNewspaper
(3x/week)
Columbus News Reportnewsreport (at) columbus-ks.comnewsreport (at) columbus-ks.com
XNewspaperFort Scott Tribune(620) 223-2110
thelm (at) fstribune.com
(620) 223-2110
alasota (at) fstribune.com
XTVFox 14/KSNFnewsdesk (at) fox14tv.com
(417) 624-0233
(620) 231-0400
XNewspaper
(weekly)
Galena Sentinel Timesnews (at) sentineltimes.com
(620) 783-5034
(620) 783-5034
XNewspaper
(bi-weekly)
Hometown Girardpublisher (at) hometowngirard.com(620) 704-5882
publisher (at) hometowngirard.com
XMagazine (bimonthly)J-Mag (Joplin Magazine)kmclintock (at) joplinglobe.com
(417) 627-7205
doneill (at) joplinglobe.com
(417) 627-7205
XRadioKKOW(620) 231-7200
twood (at) ami-pittsburg.com
XRadioKLKC(620) 421-6400(620) 421-6400
XTVKOAM (CBS)newsdesk (at) koamtv.com
(417) 624-0233
(620) 231-0400
XTVKODE (ABC)lbeard (at) nexstar.tv
(417) 625-0267
(417) 625-0228
bmay (at) nexstar.tv
XRadioKRPSkrps (at) pittstate.edu
(620) 235-4288
XTVKSNF (NBC)lbeard (at) nexstar.tv
(417) 625-0267
(417) 625-0228
bmay (at) nexstar.tv
XRadioMyTown Media(620) 232-5993
XNewspaper
(5x/week)
Parsons Sunnews (at) parsonssun.com
(620) 421-2000
(620) 421-2000
ameier (at) parsonssun.com
XNewspaper
(5x/week)
Pittsburg Morning Sunnews (at) morningsun.net
(620) 231-2600
(913) 938-2991
mbradley (at) morningsun.net
XMagazine
(monthly)
Show Me The Ozarkseditor (at) showmetheozarks.com(417) 455-9898
XMagazine
(quarterly)
Southeast Kansas Livingsekliving (at) gmail.com(620) 330-3006
sekliving (at) gmail.com
XRadioZimmer Radio Groupnews (at) zrimarketing.com
(417) 624-1310
(417) 624-1025

Media wire services

These services send your media release to member partners within their state, who then decide on their own if they will use the information. Prepayments are required. All items must be submitted as a Word document. Some services will track the results of your release for an additional fee.

BEWARE: When crafting a release, there is a fine line between “a story” and “advertising”. Ads disguised as releases will be ignored by these services and they will likely redirect you to their advertising network.

Fee (per release)ServiceDescriptionContact
$100Kansas Press AssociationDistributed statewide to all Kansas newspapers.Lori Jackson
Advertising Administrative Assistant
Kansas Press Association
855-KPA-1863 (toll free)
LJackson@kspress.com
Varies $75 to $100Missouri Press Association (Regional)Targets Southwest Missouri only. Cost varies depending on whether targeting newspapers or all media.
$165Missouri Press Association (Statewide)Distributed statewide to all media outlets, including newspapers, websites, television and radio.
$100Oklahoma Press Service (Regional)Distributed to 38 newspapers in Northeast Oklahoma, including Tulsa area.Landon Cobb
Oklahoma Press Service
Sales Director
405-499-0022
LCobb@okpress.com
$325Oklahoma Press Service (Statewide)Distributed to 158 newspapers statewide.Landon Cobb
Oklahoma Press Service
Sales Director
405-499-0022
LCobb@okpress.com

Brochure/rack card distribution services

Fees do not include rack card printing. Pricing listed is regular fees – discounts are occasionally offered so ask before placing order.

Maximum rack card size: 4″ wide by 9″ tall. Brochure/card should include a call to action, website URL and other contact information. Most importantly, the top 2″ of the front side must have a few key words to show why you are unique to grab attention.

Service providerLocationsContact
CTM Media Group68 hotels on the I-70 corridor between Kansas City and St. Louis (More than 2 million visitors throughout 2019)Koni Reese
Regional Director of Sales – Midwest
kreese (at) ctmmedia.com
(816) 256-8401
CTM Media Group40 Kansas City metro attractions & other local locations (not including lodging) (More than 5 million visitors throughout 2019)Koni Reese
Regional Director of Sales – Midwest
kreese (at) ctmmedia.com
(816) 256-8401
CTM Media Group180 Kansas City metro hotels (15 million visitors throughout 2019)Koni Reese
Regional Director of Sales – Midwest
kreese (at) ctmmedia.com
(816) 256-8401