hank you for your interest in The Gilbert Times, the paper of record for those who are exploring the Hatfield/McCoy trails. Our mission is to serve as the local information resource for those who live, work and play in Ashe County. You are reading this because you are interested in communicating with our readers. But when you evaluate The Gilbert Times, you’re not just contemplating an ad buy. You’re thinking about joining our community via The Gilbert Times. As a potential advertiser in The Gilbert Times, you will play a vital role in our community cycle. The Gilbert Times provides important local information to our readers. Our readers support our advertisers through their purchases. In turn, our advertisers support The Gilbert Times through their ad buys.


Beyond dollars and cents, think about how your advertising presence in The Gilbert Times gives you instant positive PR. You will be seen by our readers as supporting a community institution.


We welcome you to join the many other businesses and organizations that are already a part of this wonderful community cycle.


Our New Media Programs:


The Gilbert Times has many products to help you reach out to our community through a variety of broad reaching programs like banner ads, and contests, to more targeted options like QR codes, email, and mobile. Our business directory services can be used as a website for your business, a mobile extension of your existing site, and/or as a tool to drive more customers to your site through SEO. We are always looking at ways to harness new technologies to help you find new ways to reach your customers.


Print Advertising:


Reaching nearly 2,200 readers each week, The Gilbert Times offers retail advertising space in its pages to access new and existing customers using a competitive rate structure. Contract rates are available.


Why should your business advertise in The Gilbert Times?


  • Newspaper advertising costs less per thousand readers than TV, direct mail and radio advertising.


  • Newspaper campaigns require no out-of-pocket costs for creative materials. We’ll build your ad for free.


  • Newspaper campaigns can be tailored to any budget. The medium offers a variety of ad sizes to fit your budget ad goals, from a one-column-inch ad to two full-page ads side by side called a double-truck.


  • Because newspaper advertising is so affordable, it is an ideal medium to build ?otop of mind? awareness with frequency campaigns.



Insert Opportunities:


Preprint advertising is an effective, affordable alternative to mail delivery that benefits from the strong brand and credibility of The Gilbert Times. For maximum exposure, combine in-paper insert advertising with our ?oTotal Market Coverage? publication, The Gilbert Times Shopper, which reaches over 7,000 non-subscribing households throughout Ashe County.


Placing Retail Ads:


To place ROP ads, inserts or other retail print products, contact our advertising department:


Advertising Sales Representative: Anthony Sheppard – – 304-664-8225


Placing Classified Ads:


To place automotive, real estate, personal property, employment or other classified ads, please contact our classified department:






To advertise for retail and classified ads in Wednesday’s edition of The Gilbert Times, sales end at 3 p.m. on Thursdays


To advertise for retail and classified ads in Friday’s edition of The Gilbert Times, sales end at 3 p.m. on Tuesdays


For the JP Shopper, which is distributed on Tuesday of each week, sales end at 3 p.m. Thursdays. Call for preprint deadlines.