The Chicago Reader is Chicago's largest free weekly newspaper, nationally recognized as a leader in the alternative press. Since 1971, the Reader has served as Chicago's political conscience, cultural guide, and music authority. Known for its in-depth coverage of Chicago politics, the Reader explores and exposes the news and issues that affect city living. Every week, the Reader provides an essential guide to the city's most important cultural events. In addition to reviews and listings of dining, film, theater and the arts, the Reader is the leading voice of Chicago's vibrant music scene. The Chicago Reader reaches smart, opinionated people who make things happen.

Capabilities
  • Desktop Display
    • Brand Integrations
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    • Sponsored Posts
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    • Native Ads
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    • High-Impact (Takeovers, Billboards, Overlays, Sliders, Skins)
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    • Rich Media (Expandable & Non-Expandable)
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  • Social
  • Desktop Display, Social
  • CPM
  • Web Publisher
  • Headline:
    News & Politics, Music & Nightlife, Arts & Culture, Film, Food & Drink, Blogs, Classifieds, Deals
  • Self / Managed Service:
    Managed Service
  • Industries
    Entertainment, Food & Beverage, Government & Politics, Retail
  • Key Differentiator
    A leader in digital news media, chicagoreader.com is a top 10,000 site as rated by Quantcast.* With over 100,000 unique visits and over 800,000 page views each week, visitors to chicagoreader.com account for nearly 25% of the entire Chicago Reader audience. Readers use the Web site daily for updates on cultural events, dining, music, performance, political news, urban affairs and more. Additionally, chicagoreader.com is home to one of the most extensive and thriving classifieds resources in Chicago, and Matches personal ads with over 8,000 members.
  • Owned / Operated Properties
    chicagoreader.com, straightdope.com
Contacts
PERSON
ROLE
CONTACT INFO & EMAIL
ACTIONS
Bryan Burda
Marketing & Events Manager at Chicago Reader
Bridget Kane
Greater Chicago Area
Account Executive at Chicago Reader
Site Traffic
  • 18352 Global Rank
  • 4334
    United States
  • 5.45M Estimated Visits
Traffic Sources
  • Search
    80.15%
  • Direct
    16.68%
  • Referrals
    1.90%
  • Social
    0.80%
  • Mail
    0.45%
  • Display
    0.02%
Geography Breakdown
  • United States
    63.07%
  • United Kingdom
    7.01%
  • Canada
    4.52%
  • Australia
    3.26%
  • Germany
    1.63%
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Network Data
Country Breakdown
  • United States
Email / Social Data
  • 77.2k
    Facebook fans
  • 205k
    Twitter followers
Desktop Display
  • 100k display total monthly uniques
  • 800k display total monthly impressions
Audience Demographics
49% male
51% female
Age
18-24
15%
25-34
15%
35-44
25%
45-54
20%
55-64
20%
65+
5%
Education
College
75%
Grad School
20%
Reviews
Online Marketing Manager
Apr 14, 2018
San Francisco
Desktop Display, Mobile Video, Connected TV, Best Pricing
Review of Advertising on Chicago Reader, they have a Rate Card Cost and Pricing Models of CPM with ad inventory in countries such as United States, United Kingdom, Canada, Germany. Great at targeting and inventory is accessible in programmatic ad exchanges. Will use them again whenever I am looking for a Managed Service and Self-Service solution of Web Publisher.
Online Marketing Manager
Apr 11, 2018
San Francisco
Desktop Display, Mobile Video, Connected TV, Best Pricing
Review of Advertising on Chicago Reader, they have a Rate Card Cost and Pricing Models of CPM with ad inventory in countries such as United States, United Kingdom, Canada, Germany. Great at targeting and inventory is accessible in programmatic ad exchanges. Will use them again whenever I am looking for a Managed Service and Self-Service solution of Web Publisher.
Online Marketing Manager
Apr 15, 2018
San Francisco
Desktop Display, Mobile Video, Connected TV, Best Pricing
Review of Advertising on Chicago Reader, they have a Rate Card Cost and Pricing Models of CPM with ad inventory in countries such as United States, United Kingdom, Canada, Germany. Great at targeting and inventory is accessible in programmatic ad exchanges. Will use them again whenever I am looking for a Managed Service and Self-Service solution of Web Publisher.
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Creatives
Chicago Reader advertising reaches 5.45M visitors across desktop and mobile web, in countries such as United States, United Kingdom, Canada, Germany. Pricing models they offer are CPM, on channels such as desktop display, desktop video, mobile display, social, connected tv and digital audio.

Advertising on Chicago Reader will allow you to reach consumers in industries or verticals such as Entertainment, Government & Politics, Retail, Food & Beverage.

They are headquartered at 350 N Orleans St Chicago, IL 60654 United States, and have 8 advertising & marketing contacts listed on Thalamus. According to their Ads.txt, Chicago Reader inventory partners include: google.com, gumgum.com, 33across.com, adtech.com, advertising.com, aolcloud.net, appnexus.com, bidtellect.com, contextweb.com, criteo.com, fyber.com, indexexchange.com, media.net, openx.com, pubmatic.com, revcontent.com, rubiconproject.com, smaato.com, sovrn.com, spotx.tv, spotxchange.com, synacor.com, taboola.com, tremorhub.com, nativo.com, lkqd.com, lkqd.net, freewheel.tv, springserve.com, brightroll.com, beachfront.com, lijit.com, districtm.io, amazon.com, saambaa.com, teads.tv, video.unrulymedia.com.