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The Baptist Messenger is the bimonthly news journal for Oklahoma’s Southern Baptists.  Read by young families, senior adults, pastors and church staff, The Baptist Messenger provides advertisers with exposure to tens of thousands of loyal and educated readers every two weeks.  Through the integration of print and electronic media, The Messenger links advertisers with breaking news, local stories, and theological discussions vital to readers’ daily lives.

Published since 1912, The Messenger has garnered the respect of Oklahoma Baptists and Baptists across the nation.  Whether seeking young consumers of household essentials, families with disposable income, or churches constructing new facilities and purchasing supplies, The Baptist Messenger of Oklahoma is an affordable and effective solution for your advertising needs.


Print Advertising

The Baptist Messenger is a winning way to reach a large population segment at an affordable cost. Here’s why:

As the bimonthly newspaper for Oklahoma’s 671,000 Southern Baptists, The Baptist Messenger has a paid circulation of more than 42,000 and a readership of approaching 100,000.

Also find out how you can receive 50% off web advertising by bundling Print and Web advertising.

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The classifieds section of The Baptist Messenger is a great place to make announcements about anything from employment to services. The deadline to submit a classified ad is 2 weeks prior to the desired Thursday publication.

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Web Advertising

The Baptist Messenger has approximately 12,000 users and an average of 22,000 pageviews monthly and is constantly growing in content and readership.  We offer several sizes for advertising your message on our web site to fit any budget.

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Additional Information

Deadlines: Reservations are due 2 weeks prior to publication.  Ad art is due 10 days prior to publication.

Format: Ads should be submitted electronically in either PDF, or .jpg format.  All ads should be submitted as press-ready files.

PolicyThe Baptist Messenger accepts advertising in keeping with its Christian purpose, but not excluding businesses or services useful to readers.

Billing: All rates are net; advertising agencies must add commissions to quoted rates.

Content Approval: All display ads, classified listings, inserts, and web advertisements are subject to final approval by the editor.



Brian Hobbs

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