Ten advertising benefits of Coffee News that we think you’ll like…

customer reading coffee news at restaurantEXCLUSIVITY: Coffee News® guarantees exclusivity by business category for all our advertisers. When you advertise in Coffee News® you lock out your competition!

REPETITION: Ads run for at least thirteen consecutive weeks… at a rate lower than spot advertising with other media. Even small businesses can afford to advertise regularly. Reach, repetition and frequency bring results!

TARGET MARKET: If you want to target your local neighborhood market (as well as the tourists who visit), there’s no better way. It’s all about readership.

SIZE: Yes, it does matter. All ads are 3″ x 2″… so no gigantic ad can crowd you out. We’re an equal opportunity publication! Ads are also rotated weekly to make sure all advertisers get equal exposure.

EDITS: Changes to your ad to meet your marketing needs can be made easily, with just a phone call or an email, monthly at no charge.

MARKETING CAMPAIGNS: Coffee News® can be the perfect addition to your advertising media mix. When combining print advertising with advertising such as radio, research says you can see a 400% return over doing one single campaign.

coffee news coffee shopTHE POSITIVE VIBE: When potential Coffee News® customers see your ad, they are already is a positive frame of mind… reading the good news.

EXPOSURE: Your ad in Coffee News® could be viewed by roughly 50,000 targeted readers every week. It is equivalent to passing between 40,000 and 56,000 of your business cards weekly, building top of mind awareness.

FRONT/BACK PAGE DISPLAY: Unlike many multi-paged publications, Coffee News® is a single page with ads running on the front or back page. Your ad will always be on the Front Page or Back Page and never buried somewhere on an inside page, which practically guarantees your ad will be seen.

OUR GUARANTEE: Your ad runs correctly… or your ad runs free!


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“In just one week of advertising with Coffee News, we received a new client that covered our advertising costs. I highly recommend advertising with Coffee News if you want to get noticed!”

Brianne Simpson

Green Clean Red Deer Ltd.

Frequently Asked Questions:


frequently asked questionsQ: What is your circulation?
A: Coffee News® is strategically located wherever people are eating, grabbing a cup of coffee, or waiting for service. Look for us in hundreds of locations locally. Many of our locations are restaurants, delis, coffee houses, etc. The remaining are distributed to places where people are known to wait or frequent regularly such as hair salons, doctors’ offices, community & senior citizen centers, hotels, motels, pubs, and more!


Q: Can I subscribe to Coffee News®?
A: Yes. Coffee News® is now offered online for free! If you want to receive the coffee news in your emailed inbox once a week subscribe here.

Q: How often do you publish and where are you distributed?
A: New issues are published and delivered weekly to all our distribution locations. if you want to include your place of business in our distribution let us know here.

Q: How long has Coffee News® been in existence?
A: Coffee News® was originally created and founded by Jean Daum in Winnipeg, Canada in 1988. Locally published in Central Alberta since 1994 – 29 years and counting!

Q: Can restaurants advertise in Coffee News®?
A: No. The Coffee News is exclusive to all of our advertisers. Only one business per category can advertise with us at any given time. As a courtesy to all our restaurant and coffee shop distribution locations, we offer the protection that no business in the restaurant industry will be allowed to advertise in Coffee News®. Although most restaurants would love to have an ad, they are disallowed automatically. The reason — an A&W ad in Coffee News®, for example, would have every McDonald’s refusing to carry Coffee News®. No restaurant would welcome their competitor’s efforts to take away their customers right inside their own premises, so they would naturally kick them out — and Coffee News® too.

Q: What can we offer restaurants instead?
A: We always welcome new sponsors to our “Find Newman” contests. If you want to supply the gift card to our contest and have your name indicated as our sponsor please reach out to us.

Q: How much is an ad?
A: As little as a cup of coffee a day! Ads in Coffee News® are less expensive than other repetitive print media so that the small business person can easily afford to advertise. You can advertise in Coffee News® for a fraction of the cost of other media! Remember all ads in Coffee News® are “EXCLUSIVE”, meaning we only allow one type of business in each edition, allowing our advertisers to LOCK OUT their competition!

Q: Why do you recommend that the ad run for at least 13 weeks?
A: Studies have proven that most readers need to see an ad at least 8 times before they are able to remember or “absorb” the message. Many readers do not actually need your product or service at the time they see your ad. It is to our advertisers’ benefit that their ad is out on our stands and distributed for the public to read for as long as possible. 13 weeks is the minimum length that we recommend. Advertisers that sign on for even longer plans will receive a better response & results from their ad, due to the long-term trust & familiarity their ad creates with our readers. A good ad is like a seed for a fruit tree. Repetition is its water. Weekly consistency is its sunlight. The longer your seed is allowed to grow in the mind of the public, the greater and greater your harvests will be.

Q: How do I pay for the ad?
A: We accept e-transfer, visa, m/c, cash, or cheque. Billing can also be monthly or in installments or annually – depending on the plan you choose.

Q: Do I need to design the ad?
A: No, all ads are designed by a professional graphic artist to ensure the most effective impact on the readers. You only provide your logo if desired, and the information that you would like included. For businesses that wish to provide their own pre-designed ad, the ad specs are 2 inches high x 3 inches wide. Black & White. Minimum 300 dpi pdf file with all fonts & graphics embedded is required. Do not place a border around the ad as we use our own border template. Please provide the ad in both pdf and jpg formats for use in both print and online.

Q: Can I change an ad now and then?
A: Yes, there is never a charge for minor ad changes. These can be done over the phone, email or in person.

Q: Can I use my business card as an ad?
A: Yes, but we recommend against it. Business cards make good business cards, not effective ads. We will work with You to design an effective ad using your logo and applicable graphics.


“Coffee News is my favorite paper to read AND advertise with. Great customer service!”

Anna Marie Wallator

AAA Films and Auto