Why do you need to be in The Telegraph?

The Telegraph distributes FREE copies to local South Kansas City businesses, HOAs, and organizations. We distribute as far north as Brookside and as far south as Belton, from Leawood to Grandview.

The Martin City Telegraph offers business leaders many avenues for making connections and gives them the competitive edge locally. We help customers to grow their business, advance their career, and simplify their professional life.

Creative Services

The Telegraph designers can provide professional, creative ad design, layout, typesetting and preparation of electronic files to advertisers at no additional cost.

Print Advertising

The Telegraph publishes every other Wednesday.
Space reservation deadline is the Friday before at 5pm.
Camera ready/approved ads due by 3pm the Monday prior.

Submission Requirements

  • Ads should be submitted as PDF or JPG files.
  • Color ads should be CMYK. Ads will be converted to appropriate color format.
  • Ads with an ink density higher than 220% will be converted to the appropriate ink level.
  • Ads must be delivered at size. Ads that are submitted with incorrect dimensions will be modified to fit the space that was reserved.
  • Partial page ads must have borders or artwork that clearly defines the outer edge of the ad. If no such edge is present, a hairline stroke will be added.
  • Minimum photo resolution is 170 dpi. Images must be property of the client. We do not accept copyrighted images or images obtained from the Internet.

Digital Advertising

The Martin City Telegraph is brought to life online with the responsive, mobile-friendly website,, and a variety of strong social media channels.

Website Ads
Be featured on our home page! In addition to our online editions, we feature web ads directly next to stories exclusive to our web page! Includes link to client website. Rate is per issue.

Top Banner Ad – $100 biweekly
1170px Width by 90px Height (12”w X 1”h)

Web Side Bar Ad – $50 biweekly
1500px Width by 750px Height (5”w X 3”h)

Front Page Sticky Notes
NEW! Stick To It
One of the newest ways to be the center of our reader’s attention.

1 edition $1,000
2 editions $1,300
3 editions $1,600

Custom Advertising

Are you offering services, selling a home or products, or looking for employees? Do you have a community announcement, are you getting married or want to honor someone with an obituary? Your print listing will also be available to readers on our website under our Classifieds page!

Classified Ads
For Sale ∙ Help Wanted ∙ Services ∙ Announcements
40 words: $18
Add a box or highlight: $24
Add a photo: $24
2”x2” with logo: $30

Customized Ads
Can you only afford $25? $35? Tell us what’s in you budget and we can create an ad to size!
Open Ad Rate: $12.50/column inch

Have a flyer or postcard you’d like us to help distribute?
Rates: $45/1000
Size: Min. 4×6 ∙ Max. 8.5×11

Non-Profit Rates:
20% discount

Print Advertising Rates by the Issue

Messages Are More Effective When Repeated. Get the most out of your advertising budget. Lock in a lower rate by signing up for multiple issues and market smarter!

Contact a Sales Representative

The Telegraph is enriched by the continuing contributions of exceptionally, talented employees who provide the foundation upon which our quest for quality is built.
For further information, call the office at 816-492-7229 or email 

Kathy Feist, Publisher | 816-492-7229

Valerie Rinehart, Sales Director | 816-210-3790

Kady Cramer, Art Director | 816-294-8094

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