941.377.2300 • Fax 941.377.2248 •
Publisher: The Meadows Community Association (MCA)
Advertising Manager: Lisa Compton • email@example.com
Finance: Lisa Compton • firstname.lastname@example.org
Distribution: MCA • email@example.com
Graphic Designer: Beth McCaa • firstname.lastname@example.org
MCA Hours: Monday to Thursday, 8:00 am—4:00 pm • Friday, 8:00 am–3:00 pm
The Meadoword, established in 1983 as a small community newsletter, is the monthly newspaper of The Meadows Community Association. Since that time, it has grown into a 36- to 40-page tabloid.
Distributed monthly, the newspaper includes news about what's going on in The Meadows, reports from the Association's Board and committees, and information about events and other activities of interest to the community. The paper also includes a classified section, business card section, and display advertising.
All ads must be camera-ready. All ads are due by the first Monday of the month prior to publication. If the first Monday falls on a holiday, ads are due the previous business day. We do not guarantee placement of an ad in a requested section of the paper.
If you would like to place a display ad in The Meadoword, contact Lisa Compton at email@example.com or (941) 377-2300. See Media Kit 2020 for current ad rates and detailed specifications. All advertisers must complete and sign an advertising contract, submit camera-ready ad and prepay ads by the deadline. We accept checks and cash payments but are not set up to accept credit cards.
Please provide your camera-ready advertising artwork as outlined on page 5 of the 2020 Media Kit and send as an email attachment to firstname.lastname@example.org. The Meadoword staff cannot make any changes to ads.
The Meadoword does not accept political ads.
Classified ads must be received by the first Monday of the month prior to publication. If the first Monday falls on a holiday, ads are due the previous business day.
If you would like to run a classified ad in our newspaper, stop by or call the MCA office during business hours (941) 377-2300. All classified ads must be prepaid.
The Meadoword is distributed to more than 4,000 residences in The Meadows. Copies are also mailed to advertisers and, on a subscription basis, to seasonal residents at their summer locations. Newspapers are also placed at various business locations in the area.
A subscription to The Meadoword is a great way to stay current with The Meadows community no matter where in the world you are! Current rates reflect a break-even cost that covers postage, labor, and materials:
Checks for subscriptions should be made payable to the MCA. For more information or to subscribe, contact the MCA office at The Meadows Community Association, Inc., 2004 Longmeadow, Sarasota FL 34235, (941) 377-2300, or email email@example.com.