Advertise With Us

Advertise With Us

Advertising is the thing every business needs but doesn’t want to talk about. In the digital era, advertising has become overcomplicated and unnecessarily complex. We believe in keeping things simple.

Here’s our pitch:

See an ad? That spot is for sale at a reasonable price. We're happy to discuss long-term arrangements.

That’s it.

Whether you represent a large, multinational corporation competing in the global marketplace or you’re a small, family-owned, Mom and Pop shop, no business is too big or too small and we encourage you to get in touch and let us see how we can help achieve your goals.

For more information, please email: advertise@chicagojournal.com.


A message from the Publisher:

”In a world of algorithms, actionable analytics, and advertainment, we’re the thought leaders who blend big data, build brands, and bust our butts to board the next wave of global paradigm shift and surf the sea of sales uncertainty. We’re the pioneers who make the consumer happiness coefficient more efficient by our insistence and consistence in innovating, disrupting, optimizing, and storyscaping our content into a veritable world of dreams with increased verisimilitude and virtue as we look toward Web 3.0 and beyond...

  • Craig Walker, Founder & President of Challenge Media

Just kidding. Inside joke.


Additional Information

Notification of Changes
The Chicago Journal and Challenge Media announce all changes in rates at least 30 days before such changes and attempts to notify all active advertisers and agencies.

Rejection and Editing of Advertisements
The Chicago Journal and Challenge Media may, at its sole discretion, edit, classify, reject, or cancel at any time any advertising submitted by an advertiser.

Positioning of Advertisements
The Chicago Journal and Challenge Media shall have full positioning latitude on all advertisements except those with specified or guaranteed positions.

Liability for Errors
The Chicago Journal and Challenge Media assumes no liability for any advertisement whether or not it is supplied by the advertiser. The Chicago Journal and Challenge Media is not responsible for errors in key codes or box numbers. The Chicago Journal and Challenge Media shall not be liable to advertiser for any loss that results from the incorrect publication, positioning, or omission of its advertisements.

Payment
All rates provided by the Chicago Journal and Challenge Media are based on payment by check or electronic funds transfer as discussed with advertiser. Payment is due upon receipt of invoice. In the event that the advertiser fails to make timely payment, the Chicago Journal and Challenge Media may immediately cancel all orders for advertising and advertiser shall indemnify the Chicago Journal and Challenge Media for all expenses incurred in connection with the collection of amounts payable, including court cost and attorneys’ fees.

Ownership of Advertising Copy
All advertising copy that represents the creative effort of the Chicago Journal and Challenge Media and/or the utilization of creativity, illustrations, labor, composition or material furnished by it is and remains the property of the Chicago Journal and Challenge Media, including all rights of copyright therein. Advertisers cannot authorize photographic or other reproductions, in whole or in part, of any such advertising copy for use in any other medium without the express written consent of the Chicago Journal and Challenge Media.

Advertiser and Agency Liability
The Chicago Journal and Challenge Media reserves the right to hold advertiser and its advertising agency jointly and severally liable for such monies as are due and payable to the Chicago Journal and Challenge Media. Advertiser and its advertising agency shall indemnify the Chicago Journal and Challenge Media from all damages, costs and expenses, of any nature whatsoever, including attorneys’ fees, for which the Chicago Journal and Challenge Media may become liable by reason of its publication of advertiser’s advertising or provision of production services to advertiser.

Taxes on Advertising
In the event that any international, federal, state, or local taxes are imposed on the printing of advertising materials or on the sale of advertising space, such taxes shall be assumed and paid by the advertiser.

Cancellations
The closing time for cancellations of advertising is two business days prior to scheduled date of publication. Cancellations will not be accepted after closing. Advertiser shall be responsible for any production or creative services rendered by the Chicago Journal and Challenge Media, regardless of cancellation of ad.

Miscellaneous
Forwarding of an order is construed as an acceptance of all rates and conditions under which advertising space is sold at the time by the Chicago Journal and Challenge Media and such order, when accepted by the Chicago Journal and Challenge Media, shall constitute a contract. Failure to make any order correspond in price, or otherwise, with specified and documented rate stated is regarded as a clerical error and publication is made and charged for upon the rates and terms of invoice, without further notification. Special clauses in insertion orders or contracts will not be accepted if relating to legal liability, circulation guarantees or positioning requests other than franchise advertisers or position guaranteed positions. All contracts are conditional on strikes, fires, acts of God or the public enemy, war, or any cause not subject to the control of the Chicago Journal and Challenge Media, excluding advertiser’s failure and/or inability to perform. It is the policy of the Chicago Journal and Challenge Media that credits resulting from rate adjustments can be applied to outstanding balances or future advertising (no cash refunds). If the client refuses credits by not applying credits to outstanding balances or future advertising within one year from date issued, then this shall constitute the client’s refusal of the credit.

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