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Advertising Online with Inside Illinois

Inside Illinois, the official faculty/staff newspaper at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, is an online-only media resource for faculty and staff members at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, with a full complement of online advertising options.

Inside Illinois Online isn’t just another website. It has a 36-year history of delivering news to faculty and staff members at the U. of I. Its online model includes an email newsletter sent to all faculty and staff members and additional subscribers that will draw readers to its home page. Staff members also plan to build the subscriber list by inviting students, retirees and alumni to subscribe. The advertising program has been providing a cost-effective way for advertisers to get their message to faculty and staff members since 2003, and it will continue to do so in the redesigned online model.

Inside Illinois Online Media Kit

The new rates for online advertising are now available in a downloadable PDF file and in the chart below. Please note there is just one rate for campus and off-campus advertisers except that all nonprofit advertisers, which includes campus units, will receive a 10 percent discount. Nonprofit organizations that are not affiliated with the university will have to provide proof of tax-exempt status.

2015-16 Advertising Brochure (pdf)     

To reserve space, download the 2015-15 Advertising Contract (pdf)
You can either fill in the pdf and email it to us, or print it and fax or mail it to us.


Who reads Inside Illinois?

Demographic information (Updated June 2015)

The email newsletter will be sent at least once a week to every U. of I. employee and highlight the news and feature articles on our website. Additional subscribers other than
faculty and staff members may include retirees, alumni and students, but we will not require an affiliation with the university, so anyone can subscribe. Updated information
about U. of I. faculty and staff members*:

* Source: June 2015/U. of I. Division of Management Information


Advertising Policies

Contracts, payment
A signed contract is required for all advertisers. (A digital signature is acceptable.) University departments, units, programs and organizations must provide a department C-FOAP number for billing purposes. Off-campus advertisers may pay by check or electronic check. Nonprofit
organizations, including university units, are eligible for a 10 percent discount off the rate card. Off-campus nonprofit organizations must provide proof of tax-exempt status.

Content guidelines
Inside Illinois reserves the right to revise, reject or cancel, in whole or in part, any advertising for any reason, including advertisements that advocate illegal actions, promote activities that are detrimental or damaging to the UI or its mission, or may be interpreted as defamatory, an invasion of privacy, fraudulent, obscene or a violation of the law or university policies and rules. Inside Illinois will not accept advertising for political candidates or issues, tobacco or alcohol products, or gambling.

Advertiser responsibility
The advertiser is solely responsible for the accuracy of the content of advertisements submitted. If ads are not clearly recognizable as advertisements, the editor will label them as

Design services
Free basic design services are available for ads placed in Inside Illinois if text
and graphics are provided three weeks prior to the start date. Extensive design
or changes to proofs may be assessed extra charges at $25 per hour, with a
minimum charge of one hour.

Cancellation policy
To cancel an advertisement, contact us at least seven days prior to the start date.

For more information

Doris Dahl, editor
507 E. Green St., Room #345
Champaign, IL 61820
Phone: 217-333-2895
Fax: 217-244-7124