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Advertise in print, online, or both.

Blue Ribbon News offers several cost-effective solutions for promoting your business or event. Our advertising options are flexible and targeted to meet your specific needs, providing maximum exposure for less advertising dollars.

Advertise in our print edition, online at BlueRibbonNews.com, via our e-newsletter subscription base and through our social media channels. We can also customize a plan that utilizes a combination of the above.

We accept camera ready ads (PDF format preferred) or we can design ads or marketing materials for you.


Our full color, hyper-local print edition is published monthly and direct-mailed free to more than 22,000 homes throughout Rockwall and Heath (zip codes 75087 & 75032). That means more eyes on your ad than any other news publication in the area.

In addition, many partner businesses and restaurants throughout the area carry free copies of our print edition. Extra copies are available for pick-up at the Rockwall Area Chamber of Commerce, the JER Chilton YMCA and the Rockwall County Library. Additional copies are available on a first-come, first-served basis by calling 214-342-8000. Due to high demand, there is a $5 charge to cover postage when requesting copies by mail. Those who live outside our delivery area may request an annual subscription for $48.

Our latest print edition:

Ad space generally sells out well in advance. We maintain a strict advertising/editorial ratio to ensure your business is prominently displayed and not lost in a sea of other ads.  We are currently reserving ad space for our 2019 print editions. Reduced rates are available for nonprofit organizations. Discounts are also available when advertising concurrently in our print edition and online at BlueRibbonNews.com.

Options include:

  • traditional print ads  (1/8 pg, 1/4 pg, 1/2 pg, full page, calendar strip, cover pg banner,  inside cover, back cover, inside back cover. Custom sizes & placement available  upon request.)
  • sponsorships (of special feature stories)
  • print/online combinations
  • inserts


  • traditional ad placement (available in various sizes site-wide & in prime locations on our front pg and/or inner pages)
  • Blue Ribbon Bargains (special section for 5×2 coupons, discounts, special offers)
  • flash ads
  • Live Facebook broadcasts
  • promotional videos (provided by client, or we can shoot one for you)
  • sponsorships of stories/events
  • advertising partnerships (w/other media, maximizing your reach for minimal ad dollars)
  • and professionally written business spotlights, which remain a permanent part of our Blue Ribbon News online directory and are continually promoted through our social media channels. Your story will be told by a journalist/editor/reporter with years of experience in print and broadcast media. 


Dawn Redig, Editor-in-Chief

Blue Ribbon News is passionate about supporting our advertisers and local businesses – so we constantly promote you, your company, your news, your events, and your cause through our website, our free e-newsletter subscription base, Twitter, Facebook and other social media outlets – at no cost to you.

Austin Wells, Editor

We are happy to update your advertising offers, freshen your business profiles and find engaging and meaningful ways to keep your business in front of our readership – so your message is always being shared.

And of course we continue to share your stories, business announcements, calendar items, and news about your neighborhood, church, school, club or favorite cause FREE. Just email editor@BlueRibbonNews.com and we’ll help spread the word!


To learn more about which advertising solution is right for you, call: 

Richard Redig 214-342-8000

or email advertising@BlueRibbonNews.com.

Click here to see our ADVERTISER INDEX

Here’s a look at some of our past print editions:

December 2018 ~ Volume 7, Issue 1

November 2018 ~ Volume 6, Issue 12

October 2018 ~ Volume 6, Issue 11

September 2018 ~ Volume 6, Issue 10

August 2018 ~ Volume 6, Issue 9

July 2018 ~ Volume 6, Issue 8

June 2018 ~ Volume 6, Issue 7

May 2018 ~ Volume 6, Issue 6:

April 2018 ~ Volume 6, Issue 5:

March 2018 ~ Volume 6, Issue 4:

February 2018 ~ Volume 6, Issue 3:

January 2018 ~ Volume 6, Issue 2:

December 2017 ~ Volume 6, Issue 1:

November 2017 ~ Volume 5, Issue 12:

October 2017 ~ Volume 5, Issue 11:

September 2017 ~ Volume 5, Issue 10:

August 2017 ~ Volume 5, Issue 9:

July 2017 ~ Volume 5, Issue 8:

June 2017 ~ Volume 5, Issue 7:

May 2017 ~ Volume 5, Issue 6:

April 2017 ~ Volume 5, Issue 5:

March 2017 ~ Volume 5, Issue 4:

Valentine’s Edition – Volume 5, Issue 3

Special Holiday Edition 2016 – Volume 5, Issue 2

Early Holiday Edition – Volume 5, Issue 1:

Fall 2016 ~ Volume 4, Issue 8:

Back to School 2016 – Volume 4, Issue 7:

Summer Edition 2016 – Volume 4, Issue 6:

Early Summer Edition 2016 – Volume 4, Issue 5:

Spring/Easter Edition 2016 ~ Volume 4, Issue 4:

Valentine’s Edition 2016 ~ Volume 4, Issue 3:

Christmas Edition 2015

Early Holiday Edition 2015

Fall Edition 2015

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