Advertising With Columbus Monthly

Founded in 1975, Columbus Monthly has been Central Ohio's premier lifestyle publication-an indispensable guide to what's new, and what people are talking about.  Whether covering crime, politics, business, sports, or arts and entertainment, Columbus Monthly delivers insightful entertaining and provocative stories about people, events and issues that define Columbus.  And it is known for its heavily researched service pieces, the Best of Columbus, and extensive restaurant coverage.  The magazine serves its readership with the latest on health and home, and sets the standard for editorial excellence in the state.

Columbus Monthly's lively writing, stunning photography, and engaging design have been recognized with numerous honors and awards.

Target Audience: Affluent Adults, Adults With Children, Baby Boomers. 

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Columbus Monthly is a relevant, influential resource for Central Ohio’s most engaged readers. Each month the magazine presents an informative and entertaining digest of the most compelling topics, people, events and ideas in the city, from news, sports and politics to style, dining and culture. this is the magazine that’s as smart as the city you call home.
Best City Magazine in the Country for Circulation Size, 2018 City and Regional Magazine Association Best Magazine in Ohio, 2017 The Society of Professional Journalists

Columbus Monthly Wins General Excellence at the 2018 National City and Regional Magazine Awards

We are proud to announce that Columbus Monthly magazine was awarded first-place honors in the coveted General Excellence category at the 42nd annual City and Regional magazine association's national conference in new Orleans. the award recognized Columbus Monthly as the Best City Magazine in the country for its circulation size, based on mission, editorial content, reporting, photography and design. Judges included editors, academics, art directors and publishers representing National Geographic, Rolling Stone, Saveur, Fast Company, Time, Esquire, The Washington Post, The New York Times and Southern Living, as well as the Missouri School of Journalism.
“Featuring a remarkable breadth and depth of coverage, Columbus Monthly creates a rich sense of place and gives voice
to the full spectrum of its citizens’ experiences and interests,” one judge commented. “never resorting to superficiality or
boosterism, this magazine is an indispensable resource for connecting with a diverse, vibrant region and its people.”
Columbus Monthly also received 26 other awards for excellence in journalism, design and photography. in 2017, Columbus Monthly was named one of the five General Excellence finalists. Columbus Monthly was named Best Magazine in Ohio in the 2017 competition sponsored by the Cincinnati, Columbus and Cleveland chapters of the society of Professional Journalists.


No other monthly publication reaches the Central Ohio market quite like Columbus Monthly. Columbus Monthly’s circulation strategy delivers to the most affluent, educated households in the market. the beautifully designed and
award-winning magazine helps readers understand and navigate our ever-changing metro area better than any other publication.The audited readership is 100 percent verified by Circulation Verification Council, an independent, third-party auditor. Columbus Monthly also benefits from its affiliation with the City & Regional magazine association—the only local publication that is a member of the national organization. Our paid readership means that Columbus Monthly subscribers are active and intentional. they read, engage and keep the magazine every month. in fact, 81% of subscribers hold on to Columbus Monthly for one month or longer—that’s coffee table status. And they spend more than 40 minutes with the publication each month—this means that a single advertising message will most likely be viewed more than once.
Published monthly since 1975 (more than 500 issues under our belt), our consistency has yielded a loyal, paid audience.
Columbus Monthly readers are affluent, educated professionals who care about their community and enjoy the finer things in life. Columbus Monthly readers have the interest and income to take advantage of all that Columbus has to offer. no other local publication reaches the concentration of upscale readers that Columbus Monthly delivers. 72% of Columbus Monthly subscribers frequently purchase products or services from ads seen in the magazine.