The Rockport Observer is published as a community building project for Rocky River and Fairview Park. It is written and edited by members of the community on a volunteer basis, and is supported by community-minded advertisers.

Your advertising supports your own business or organization, but it does much more.

It enables important dialogue and encourages transparency in public policy and decision-making.

Your advertising helps the very community where you do business to become better, stronger and more desirable – all of which is good for business too.

The Rockport Observer publishes monthly, with a circulation of 8,000. It is distributed to more than 150 locations.

It's also available online in two formats.

The Rockport Observer is part of the Observer Media Project, a loosely connected group of publications in Greater Cleveland that operate cooperatively while focusing on service to their own communities. More information is available in the Observer Media Project brochure.

Serve two good purposes by advertising: Reach the people likely to be your most frequent customers, and support the community's well-being at the same time. 

Reach your target audience and support hyperlocal nonprofit community news at the same time.

Read our Brochure:

Observer Media Project Brochure (PDF)

Download our 2016 Ad Rates and Deadlines:

2016 Advertising Deadlines (PDF)

2016 Ad Rates and Specs (PDF)

2016 Not-for-Profit Ad Rates and Specs (PDF)

Diagram of print advertisement formats (PDF)

Advertising contact:

  • Meg Greenwald
  • Email
  • Phone: 330-690-6197 

  • Ben Taddesse
  • Email
  • Phone: 216-200-0430

As a convenience, we offer advertising design services for an additional fee. 

Ads not formatted according to specifications contained the Rate/Spec sheets may result in poor reproduction quality. The Rockport Observer is not responsible for ads that are not formatted to these specifications. The design and production team cannot alter PDF files; they are placed "as is."

Thank you!