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, Attractions, Breweries, Wineries, 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 visibility makes it an important advertising tool to reach tourists”
...Betsey Bonvissuto, Boulevard Mall.
“We’ve definitely seen an increase in traffic since we’ve advertised in WELCOME”
...Gary Siddall, Aquarium of Niagara.
“WELCOME's hotel distribution & website 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, Attractions, 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   $19,592   4 banners/30 months    
Premium Page   $10,188   banner/16 months    
Full Page   $  9,152   banner/14 months    
2/3 page Vertical   $  7,352   banner/10 months    
1/2 page H or V   $  6,168   banner/8 months    
1/3 page Sq or V   $  4,988   banner/6 months    
1/6 page H or V   $  3,852   banner/4 months    
1/12 page Sq   $  2,892   banner/2 months    
Listing - 90 words or less
  $     940   n/a    
Mini Listing* - 50 words or less
  $     690   n/a    
INSIDE COVERS   $11,488   2 banners/18 months    
BACK COVER   $13,552   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 date.

Space Closing: March 1, 2018

Publication Date: June 2018 - June 2019