To find out more information about the advertising opportunities offered at the Santa Monica Daily Press, please fill out the form below and one of our experienced account executives will contact you as soon as possible.



Cindy Moreno

Dina Araniva


We are the originators of local content that makes a difference in the lives of residents, visitors and our workforce. Local news is the most trusted source of accurate content, and doesn’t exist anywhere else online or in print.

When you advertise in our products, your brand, business, service or offer is directly connected to our trusted, reliable content. You are instantly tied to the reasons why people choose to live, work and visit here.

That’s a valuable connection! 

The Santa Monica Daily Press is Santa Monica’s leading source of news and information. Advertising your business in our daily publication gets your business 81,500 impressions per week in Santa Monica.

That’s a lot of eyeballs!

With over 600 different distribution points and access to our e-dition just a few point and clicks or taps away on any desktop, laptop tablet or smart phone, we’re easily accessible and always live and local. Plus, we provide complimentary design and ad production services for all of our advertising clients, our team of experts knows how to help you get your message to Santa Monica effectively without busting your budget.

The news we create matters most. 

In these times, having your business connected to legitimate local independent reporting is extremely valuable. We do the heavy lifting of reporting on our local government, public entities, schools, transportation, crime, all of the things that are essential to a functioning, modern democracy.

It’s affordable and efficient.

Compare us to any other platform with the targeting we provide, connected to real content and you will see that the value we offer is comparable to search and social, while offering a much more engaged audience that is actively learning about Santa Monica!


The highest traffic of any local news website on the Westside. Higher Domain Authority than the local City, Tourism, or Chamber sites (this just means Google thinks we are very important!) Fully responsive to tablet and mobile, brings you local stories, business directories, event calendars, and much more make a hub of regional information. offers many online opportunities for local and national advertisers. Full video capability, pre-roll, side swipe, catfish, and sticky responsive capabilities are all available.

Desktop Ad Sizes:
Banner: 728 x 90 pixels
Billboard: 2550 x 400 pixels
Right Rail Cube †300 x 250 pixels
Right Rail XXL Cube 300 x 600 pixels

Tablet and Mobile ads are responsive.

All online ads should be submitted via e-mail to and include the link where you wish the ad to link to.

Artwork should be 72dpi, RGB and sized to correct specifications and submitted as .jpg or .gif files

No ad file size should exceed 75KB.


Print Ad Sizes:

Business Card = 5″x2″
Eighth Page = 5″x 3.5″
Quarter Page = 5″ x 6.5″”
Half Page = 10.3″ x 6.5″
Full page = 10.3″ x 13.5″

Print Specs:

All ads should be sent at 300dpi, CMYK. Highly compressed files or files of a lower resolution will not be accepted.

All artwork should be submitted as a PDF file. The ad should be sized per our column sizes and cropped to the active area and all fonts embedded.

Other acceptable file formats:
QuarkXPress 6.0 (output folder will need to accompany file)
Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator (CS2 or below and fonts coverted to outline)
Ads can be sent via e-mail to Please include the client name, a contact phone number, and start date of ad if known.
Large files should be sent via FTP. Our FTP contact information is:
Password: ftpads
We will not accept ads submitted in Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, or Publisher file formats.
Please feel free to contact our Production Department with any questions regarding our specifications and mechanicals. E-mail:, Phone: 310-458-7737 x 308


Reservation deadline:

Daily Press built ad: 3 days before date of publication
Camera ready ad: 2 days before date of publication
Camera ready ad file due by 11 a.m. day before date of publication.

Classifieds deadline:

2:30 p.m. every day for next day’s publication



Upon submission of a contract, all contracts under $5,000.00 and/or under three months in length will be prepaid with cash, check, or credit card. Invoices will be supplied upon request to the client.


Billed clients (contracts in excess of three months and $5,000.00) may receive monthly account statements. Statements will be sent out on the last day of the month. Payment in full is due upon receipt of the statement.

All billed clients must have a Guarantee Credit Card Authorization form filled out and signed and on file with the Santa Monica Daily Press.

Billed clients can choose to prepay their monthly statement balance with a credit card on file. A signed agreement will be on file. A credit card receipt for each monthly transaction will be supplied upon client request.

Late fees of 1.5% will be charged to any account over 30 days past due.

Payment arrangements for accounts over 61 days past due will be made with a client signed Payment Agreement form outlining a payment plan for the past due amount. This signed agreement will need to be on file or payment in full of past due amount received before any further advertisements are run for the client.

If account executive is unable to secure a Payment Agreement then accounts over 61 days past due with a Guarantee Credit Card Authorization form on file will have their past due balance charged to the credit card number on file. If the credit card is declined or there is no Guarantee Credit Card Authorization form on file all current contracts will be paused and will not run until payment arrangements have been made.

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