With N.C. daily and community newspapers spreading your message statewide, you are guaranteed of reaching over 1.5 million readers each week. Participating network newspapers have subscription base circulation.
All ads and payments are due to the N.C. Press Services office by 5 p.m. Tuesdays prior to the week you wish your ad to be published.
Your ad will be published one time in each paper during your selected week. Each paper will determine the day of publication on a Monday thru Sunday schedule. Your ad will be appearing all week long which gives you maximum exposure and reach!
Send your ad and payment to:
NCPS Statewide Classified Network
5171 Glenwood Ave., Suite 364
Raleigh, NC 27612
Phone: (919) 787-7443
Fax: (919) 787-5302
Weekly rate of $330 for 25 words or less. Additional words are $10 each. With the already discounted rate of $330 for statewide distribution, frequency discounts are not available. All rates are net to our advertisers.
All advertising is prepaid. NCPS accepts VISA, Mastercard and American Express. NCPS may request a certified check from out-of-state advertisers. Any ad payment discrepancy should be resolved within 30 days of publication of the first week of advertising.
Telephone numbers (including area code): One word
Address (number and street): Two words
City, state, zip code: One word each
Example: 5171 Glenwood Avenue, Suite 364, Raleigh, NC 27612, 919-787-7443...is nine words.
Statewide classifieds are line ads only. We do not provide box ads, borders or logos. Each newspaper runs the classifieds according to their individual formats, so some newspapers may run the first two to three words caps or bold.
The majority of the member network newspapers place the statewide network ads in proper classification. Some of our member community newspapers place the ads under one general heading of Statewide Classified Network in order to provide information on jobs, products, services and events outside of the immediate area to their subscribers. It proves to be a well-read information source for these papers!
North Carolina Press Services and each participating newspaper reserves the right to edit all copy submitted and to reject that which is not in compliance with state and federal regulations, is in poor taste, offensive, false or misleading, deceptive or otherwise unacceptable.
North Carolina Statewide Classified Advertising Network Standards of Acceptance:
Advertisements will be rejected if they appear to be false, misleading, fraudulent, libelous, defamatory, illegal, in poor taste, in objectionable format, not in compliance with statutes set forth in North Carolina law, or for other good cause.
Advertisements will be rejected if they are known or determined to discriminate based on disability, family status, marital status, race, color, national origin, religion, gender, or age, except where expressly permitted by law.
Individual network newspapers reserve the right to properly classify, edit, or reject all advertising in compliance with local regulations and policies.
The following are guidelines to be used in the acceptance of network advertising, but do not and are not intended to reflect all specific policies of participating newspapers.
Requirements for Publication:
Employment advertisements must be for a bona fide job offering and must state the nature of the work offered. Earnings claims must be based on fact, and a statement of such claims must be available upon request. Statements of gross or net earnings are limited to those of the last accounting period.
Sales help-wanted advertisements must not offer or appear to offer work on a salary basis when compensation is on a commission or bonus basis. When based on commission, no statement or implication of the amount that may be earned is acceptable unless it is a guaranted wage and is followed by the word "guaranteed."
Sales help-wanted advertisements must state the type of product to be sold. A company name indicating the nature of the product sold is acceptable.
Advertisements offering any loans or mortgages are required to name the company offering such. A mortgage loan company must be licensed by the N. C. Commissioners of Banks, unless it's a banking institution or wholly-owned subsidiary of a bank.
Any company charging a fee to broker or arrange a loan or credit card must be registered as a loan broker with the Secretary of State of North Carolina indicating that they are appropriately bonded and licensed. Proof of such registration, bonding and licensing must be available upon request. Loan brokers are prohibited from charging advance fees.
Business opportunity and investment advertisements must indicate the type of business calling for investors and the amount of investment required in the ad copy. Sellers of business opportunities must file a disclosure statement with the North Carolina Secretary of State's office. All franchise offerings must be registered with the North Carolina Secretary of State's office. Proof of such filings or registrations must be available upon request. Contact SOS 919-807-2156 or http://www.sosnc.com/.
Advertisements for weight control and health and diet products must have FDA approval.
Commercial advertisements must indicate that the advertisement was placed by a firm or an individual engaged in a commercial enterprise of offering such product or service for sale. Such indication can be made by using the firm name or the words "broker" or "agent" or some other suitable term.
Adoption Advertising: Agencies must be licensed by NC Department of Health and Human Services and copies of such license to be available upon request.
Adoption Advertising by Individuals: (1) the prospective person(s) has completed a preplacement assessment (within 18 months), finding that person(s) suitable to be an adoptive parent(s), (2) identifies the name of the agency that completed the preplacement assessment, and (3) identifies the date the preplacement assessment was completed.
11. Attorneys are required by State Bar to list their address in advertisement.
Advertisements offering or soliciting services for surrogate mothers are not accepted.
Work-at-home advertisements, or advertising offering employment through listing publications are not accepted.
Advertisements directing replies to blind boxes are not accepted.
Multi-level or network marketing advertisements are not accepted.
Advertisements for surplus government property are not accepted.
Advertisements requesting money be sent by mail are not accepted. Advertisements requesting money before receipt of information or proof of the product are not accepted.
Advertisements claiming bad credit repair, fixed credit, or similar programs are not accepted.
Advertisements for 900 numbers or business opportunities for setting-up a 900 number business are not accepted.
9. Advertisements for mail-order weight loss programs, cosmetics, medicines, alternative healthcare products, or products claiming medical cures are not accepted. Ads in Other States
One call to NCPS will provide classified advertising in 40+ other states across the United States. These states have similar classified networks. Their cost, circulation and standards of acceptance vary according to state.
Proof of Publication
Tearsheets for each insertion will not be provided; however, random checks of participating newspapers will be made and a proof of publication certificate verifying at least 90 percent participation will be issued.