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Info & Demographics

Since debuting in March 2006, Seattle Met is the most valuable and researched source of local, lifestyle content delivered in any way consumers deem valuable to their lives.

Seattle Met readers enjoy a sophisticated life. They define themselves by their life experiences, their accomplishments, and their interests. Whether they’re making choices related to entertainment, dining, spas/fitness, shopping, travel, museums, theater, the outdoors, or local wine tastings, Seattle Met is their principal guide.


Circulation

Circulation: 55,331

Readership: 296,180

Source: 2013 Circulation Verification Council Email Survey

Seattle Met is available at more than 900 newsstands, specialty grocery stores, and local retailers throughout metropolitan Seattle, nearly all of which give the magazine prominent checkout aisle placement. Retailers include: QFC, Whole Foods, Fred Meyer, Safeway, Albertson’s, Borders, and Barnes & Noble, as well as key airport locations and many more.

In addition to the magazine’s rapidly growing paid subscriber base, Seattle Met has an exclusive distribution program with 51 prominent hotels reaching 9,786 total rooms. Seattle Met also has a large waiting room distribution program with hospitals, and physicians’ and attorneys’ offices.

Who is the Seattle Met reader?

40 Median Age


$192,196 Average Household Income.

57% Are Executive, Professional, or Managerial.
63% Own their own home.

26% Hold graduate degrees.

79% Do NOT have a newspaper delivered to their home/office.

80% Plan to take 4+ trips in the next year. 13% will take 10+ trips.

60% Eat at full-service restaurants 5 times per month, 29% up to 10 times per month.
73% Will attend food, drink, or wine tastings

68% Will attend theatre, opera, or symphony
85% Own a smartphone.

52% Frequently buy products and services advertised in Seattle Met.


Editorial Calendar & Ad Rates

For full details on our editorial calendar and advertising rates, please contact our sales staff at 206-454-3032 or adinfo@seattlemet.com.

Production Specifications

If you are a new or existing advertiser, please download our Digital Requirements for Print and Digital Requirements for online ads. If you have any questions about the Digital Requirements or need further assistance, please contact our Production Director, Mary Bradford, at 206-454-3020 or ads@seattlemet.com.

Sources: 2012 Circulation Verification Council readership study and Seattle's Convention and Visitors Bureau, 2012 Circulation Verification Council Audit
Note: Subscriber and newsstand numbers include digital subscriptions and digital single copy sales




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Why PubliCola?

PubliCola is to the go-to site for political insiders, elected officials, and government staffers.

• PubliCola is the #1 news site for Washington State legislators.
• PubliCola is the #1 news site for Seattle City Council and King County Council.
• City of Seattle employees read PubliCola more than any other online publication.
• 20% of our readers work in local government offices.

PubliCola readers are Seattle-based and active in their communities.

• 80% of our readers live within the Seattle city limits.
• 97% of our readers vote in local elections.
• 72% Male, 28% Female
• Median Age 34
• 79% have a college degree or higher

Advertisements on PubliCola get noticed.

• 75% of our readers get their news solely from online resources.
• 46% of our readers have clicked on advertisements displayed on PubliCola.
• 40% of our readers have attended an event they saw advertised on PubliCola.

What people are saying about PubliCola:

Washington Post voted PubliCola one of the best AWARDS/Testimonials state-based political blogs in the country.

• “PubliCola—a feisty political news site.” The Seattle Times

• “Since January 2009, PubliCola has offered rapidly reported tidbits and gritty opinion about local politics.” The Seattle Times

• “They should be incredibly proud of the way they so quickly built credibility, becoming an integral part of the local political debate, virtually overnight.” The Stranger

• The Seattle Post Intelligencer calls PubliCola a “must-read for people who work in politics and government”.

• PubliCola has reached beyond our region with its stories being picked up by such institutions as National Journal, The Atlantic Wire, The Huffington Post and New York magazine.

Awards/Testimonials

Erica Barnett
• NARAL Power of Choice Award, 2010
• Government Affairs Reporter of the Year, Seattle Municipal League, 2007
• Alternative Newsweeklies Award winner, 2002

Josh Feit
• 6 first place SPJ Awards, including best news feature and best general news reporting

Site Advertising Opportunities

PubliCola offers premium sponsorships and advertising zones that may be purchased by CPM. Our pricing is competitive and our Advertising Kit offers a full profile on PubliCola.

For advertising opportunities or for upcoming sponsorship opportunities, please contact Ryan Fitzgerald via email or phone:

Phone: 206-454-3032
Email: rfitzgerald@seattlemet.com