Advertising with The Daily Athenaeum
Check out our print, digital and on-campus opportunities to reach the greater WVU community
Did You Know?
- The DA is available in print at almost 200 locations across Morgantown.
- 85% of enrolled students live in off-campus housing.*
- Our weekly newsletter goes to over 40,000 students, faculty, parents, alumni and WVU fans, with a 48% open rate,
- The DA is inserted in the Thursday print edition of The Dominion-Post and delivered across all of Monongalia County and portions of Preston County.
- 4,500 people visit the DA's website daily.
- There are over 200,000 WVU graduates worldwide, and many still connect with The DA for campus news.
Are you a current client looking to place an ad?
For more info, please call 304-293-4141 or email us at email@example.com.
PRINT ADVERTISINGThe Daily Athenaeum is printed every Wednesday during the Fall and Spring semesters, including a special edition each month.. Our on campus circulation is 2,700, delivered on campus and the Morgantown area at over 200 locations, and also inserted in The Dominion-Post for circulation in Monongalia and Preston counties, increasing our circulation to 12,700. We also produce special publications with specific topics that can better target your message with adjacent content- see our publication schedule for details and publication dates.
Below are some of our most popular sizes, although we can work with you to create unique opportunities for your brand.
Want to sell something? Want to advertise an available apartment? Looking for a tutor? Need a roommate? Classified ads are an inexpensive way to get your message to the WVU Community. Classified ads appear in each print edition, online on our Classifieds page and each week in our newsletter.
Line ads are 20 words or less and can be purchased for 1, 2, 3, 4 or more weeks at a time. We can also supercharge your classified ad as a boxed ad, add bolded text or increase the word count past 20 words.
To place a classified ad please contact The Daily Athenaeum Classified Department Monday - Friday from 8:15AM-4:15PM by calling 304.293.4141 or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. All email inquiries will be answered within 24 hours.
Website AdvertisingAdvertising on The Daily Athenaeum will deliver your message to thousands of area customers with consistent traffic month to month on both desktop and mobile devices. We have a wide-range of digital display options and unique sponsorships to maximize your advertising return on investment, and can couple that with social media mentions and sponsored content.
Deliver your message on a custom designed banner ad in any of our many effective sizes, targeted to your desired audience.
Options include 728x90 banner ads, 300x25 sidebox ads, and specialty ads like misc. sponsorship ads, contest ads, an expandable pencil ad, a sticky ad that stays on the bottom of the page and much more.
Other Digital Options
Does your audience frequent a certain type of content? Sponsor that content and get the results you’re looking for. We have many different types of sponsorships to choose from, including a section sponsorship, widget sponsorship, newsletter sponsorship, multimedia sponsorship, special section or edition sponsorship, and much more.
Looking to tell your story or enhance the perception of your brand? Sponsored content, or native advertising, is content created for your brand, like an article about your business or tips article establishing you as an expert. Exmaples inclue an article about winter tires sponsored by a tire retailer, or an article about maximizing space in student housing sponsored by a student housing development.
The DA’s newsletter, the Weekly Athenaeum, is a weekly recap of the DA’s best news, sports, and information. This sponsorship is your highest chance to get the word out about your business or organization directly to the WVU community.
We have four options to choose from:
- Newsletter Main Sponsor- Your ad will appear at the top of the newsletter with a “brought to you by” message. This clickable ad can be customized with your branding and is sized 600x90 pixels.
- Mid-Newsletter Ad: Your ad will appear in the middle of the newsletter as a banner ad. This clickable ad can be customized with your branding and is sized 600x90 pixels.
- Bottom-Newsletter Ad: Your ad will appear at the bottom of the newsletter as a banner ad. This clickable ad can be customized with your branding and is sized 600x90 pixels.
- Client-Spotlight: You will receive a block in our newsletter, located 2/3 down the newsletter. This can include up to 2 images and no more than 600 characters.
These ads can be bought weekly, in bundles of 3 weeks, or an entire semester.
Social Media AdvertisingThe Daily Athenaeum has the reach you need to get your message to the greater WVU community on our highly engaging social channels. Paid posts on individual social channels can be purchased as a single post, three per week package, monthly package or can be bundled with other channels or advertising packages.
*Followers as of July 15, 2022
Sponsor Our PodcastsThe Daily Athenaeum and U92 the Moose publish over 20 student created podcasts, ranging from Sports, News, Social Commentary, History and much more. Advertise on a series or even our entire podcast network with pre roll and post roll audio ads, inserted mentions in podcast episodes and adjacent ad in print, broadcast radio and social media channels. Reach out today to learn more about availability and pricing.
Client Podcast ServicesYou have a story to tell, but you're not sure where to start. Our podcasting team is made up of trained students backed by professional staff from broadcast radio and professional podcasting. We offer recording in our studio or can help facilitate a Zoom recording with the equipment and knowhow to make your podcast sound professional.
Our services include packages for recording, editing and producing your podcast, as well as hosting service and show development consultation. Plus, we can create logos, develop show descriptions and everything else you need to get your podcast heard.
We offer affordable packages that include royalty-free music, logo development, hosting services, production, publishing on most major podcasting platforms and marketing plans to get people listening.
Bundles and Packages
- Expandong your ads to include social media advertising, broadcast radio, online radio, print ads and much more
- Advertise your web ad on both the DA and U92 websites
- Sponsor a contest, which gives you unparalleled exposure across all our platforms
- Ask about packages like specific sports sponsorships, Pet of the Week package, and much more
Our ServicesWe're constantly evolving our offerings to best meet the needs of our clients – and the consumer.
Market your business or clients with impactful ads for publication, digital, social media, and much more.
Branding & Logos
Our graphics team is ready to create your message, whether it's logo design or a full rebranding.
Reach the WVU student body using our PR team to man a table or booth to showcase your business.
Our talented video team can create video to promote your business and market it to targeted audiences.