advertise [at] DISPATCHmsp [dot] com
Need to reach people in MPLS + STPL? Advertise with DISPATCH. Send us a message and one of our sales reps will get back to you right away!
DISPATCH Supports the Arts & Culture Community
DISPATCH has quickly become the go-to print publication for people in Minneapolis-St.Paul who love events, live music, movies, shopping, performances and more! The newspaper—now at 500+ locations and growing—also keeps readers well informed about all the goings-on in the areas’s thriving Arts & Culture scene.
Help us continue to grow and support the scene by buying advertising in our newspaper! We’ll provide you with an affordable rate for print placement that works with your advertising and marketing needs.
Recent advertisers and sponsors have included First Avenue, Live Nation, Sociable Ciderwerks, The Wedding Guys, Repower Technology, The Walker Art Center, The Dakota, Minnesota Music Coalition, MPLSart, Wiesman Art Museum, and many more!
An off-shoot of former The Rake Magazine, the long-running digital newsletter Secrets of the City went through many different iterations and is now DISPATCH, an Arts & Culture digest that includes its growing print publication alongside the long-running newsletter and a relaunched website.
Readers stay informed on events—music, art openings, book readings, beer release, and much more—at small and under-covered venues around town, tips on upcoming happenings, tips and tricks for navigating the cities, and other lifestyle information.
About Our Print Reach
Found all over Minneapolis-St.Paul, DISPATCH’s free print publication comes out twice a month—on the 1st and 15th. It’s distributed to a diverse group of locations, from venues and coffee shops to salons and liquor stores. Our current circulation is 10,000 copies with each issue and the copies have also become a hot commodity and many locations!
About Our Digital Reach
We currently land in over a 2,000 inboxes a day! Our primary newsletter list has around 5,000 subscribers on our daily newsletter and we’re around a 25-40% open rate, which is 10-20% higher than the industry average. We even reach 2,500 readers more than once a week! We also have over 4,000 active website users per month, nearly all of whom are in MPLS + STPL.
We currently sell our advertising by the day for our newsletter placement, and you can get the website banners included, too. We don’t list a rate card because we’re flexible on our ad buys and sponsorship packages, and can work with advertisers’ budgets.
About Our Readers
The vast majority of our readers live in MPLS and STPL proper. They use mobile devices as much as they do desktop computers, and they get their info from us from email and social media.
We want advertisers who are a good fit, so we’re often flexible on our rates. And we especially like it when you book out more than one placement. We can get you into our publication, as well as newsletter and social.
We’ll send you an invoice for your ads before the first run date. We then require electronic payment within 1-2 days of the first ad running. Since we use PayPal, we accept most major cards. And because it’s electronic payments, you can also pay per ad or for the entire run, it’s up to you! We’ll also send you a proof of performance after each ad run.
Advertise With Us!
We don’t list a rate card because we’re flexible on our ad buys and sponsorship packages, and can work with advertisers’ budgets.
Contact one of our sales specialists to learn more about how advertising in DISPATCH can help you and your business:
ph: 612 – 816 – 8756
kris [at] DISPATCHmsp [dot] com
ph: 612 – 810 – 8044
teke [at] DISPATCHmsp [dot] com
ph: 612 – 670 – 3938
cynthia [at] DISPATCHmsp [dot] com
ph: 763 – 234 – 5069
mike [at] DISPATCHmsp [dot] com