Advertise with WELCOME - Buffalo Niagara Region

WELCOME is an international hard cover & online guide. Our editorial sections highlight the Greater Buffalo and Niagara Falls areas, accompanied by appealing color photography and first-class art direction. Sections on Shopping, Restaurants, Nightlife, The Arts, Sports & Gaming, Sightseeing, Events and Services provide useful information to all our readers.

Hotel Distribution in the Buffalo Niagara Region:
Our hard-cover guide is placed in the area’s better hotels and B&B's (in-room) for a period of one year. Over 5 million readers (using an average occupancy rate of 69%).
See a list of hotels here.

FACEBOOK & Twitter Highlights!
Facebook postings and Twitter “tweets” place us in the social media arena, with a heavy local focus. Custom packages are available.

National & International Distribution: / Facebook / Twitter
Advertiser descriptions and links on our website. Banner ads, links and postings are included with options for additional visibility. Readers subscribe from Order My Own Copy of WELCOME on our website.

Local Distribution (over 9600 complimentary copies):
Residents • Businesses • Colleges/Universities • Relocation • Professional Offices • Events • USAir Club

Advertiser’s Testimonials:
“Welcome’s high quality makes it an important advertising tool to reach tourists”
...Betsey Bonvissuto, Boulevard Mall.
"Click-thru traffic from WELCOME's website to ours in very effective: second only to Google"
...Lesle Heubach, Gates Circle Wines & Liquor
“We’ve definitely seen an increase in traffic since we’ve advertised in WELCOME”
...Gay Molnar, Aquarium of Niagara.
“Welcome is the only guide that completely addresses our needs to reach visitors & locals”
...Ravi & Rita Sabharwal, Tandoori’s
“Our visibility in so many hotels gives us the opportunity to have new customers every day”
...Tom Lombardo, Ristorante Lombardo


WELCOME greets our readers when they're looking for:
Dining, Shopping, Sightseeing, The Arts, Nightlife, Sports, Gaming, Events and More!


Special discounted promotions available, call 716-839-3121
or email

PACKAGED RATES (visibility in guide & website)



Two-page Spread   $18,900   4 banners/30 months    
Premium Page   $  9,890   banner/16 months    
Full Page   $  8,850   banner/14 months    
2/3 page Vertical   $  7,150   banner/10 months    
1/2 page H or V   $  5,990   banner/8 months    
1/3 page Sq or V   $  4,850   banner/6 months    
1/6 page H or V   $  3,750   banner/4 months    
1/12 page Sq   $  2,850   banner/2 months    
Listing   $     940   90 words or less    
Mini Listing**   $     690   50 words or less    
INSIDE COVERS   $10,990   2 banners/18 months    
BACK COVER   $13,150   2 banners/24 months    
All ads include Mini Listings in our hard-cover guide and on our website!

**Mini Listing in guide & on website is INCLUDED with display ad rates above

Special Positioning:
Guaranteed special placement - add 15% surcharge to above rates.

Custom Social marketing packages available!

BANNER ADS by the month (square 200px x 200px)
placement in any section (excludes home page)

1x 2x 4x 6x 8x 10x 12x
$200 $180 $160 $140 $120 $100 $80

premium placement on home page

1x 2x 4x 6x 8x 10x 12x
$300 $275 $250 $225 $200 $175 $150

Art Requirements:
Rates based on receiving electronic camera ready ads with proofs. Additional work will be billed to advertiser (minimum charge $75). Creative services available! No charge for new advertisers.

Terms & Payments:
25% deposit with space reservation. 3% discount net 5 days for payment of FULL contract. Net 30 for ad agency insertions.
All monies due prior to publication.

Space Closing: March 1, 2017

Publication Date: June 2017 - June 2018