The Alternative Weekly Network (AWN) is comprised of 160 publications with circulation reaching 5 million and readership of more than 12 million adults. The majority of these publications are strongly independent, alternative weeklies that vary from market-to-market, while sharing certain core characteristics: edgy reporting, inventive graphic design and a definitive role as the local entertainment source.

When using AWN, advertisers get the benefits of a national magazine buy while choosing national, regional or market specific targeting. Advertisers can work with any AWN paper to facilitate a regional or national media buy.  Participating member papers have skilled sales representatives who can help select which markets and papers are best suited to the agency and advertiser.

An AWN representative will co-ordinate the placement delivering a single insertion order, and invoice. The AWN central office provides comprehensive proposals detailing circulation, costs for various ad sizes and frequencies, logistical support and billing services.

When you buy the alternative press, you're tapping the most effective way to reach the new generation.