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Here is a general overview of our advertising services.

The Leader has served the communities of Hancock County for over 100 years as a community newspaper. It is the official publication for Hancock County, the cities of Garner, Corwith, the Garner-Hayfield School District and the West Hancock School District. The Leader is also the official newspaper for the cities of LuVerne and Wesley in Kossuth County.

The total circulation of the Leader is about 5,000 homes or about 12,500 readers with an average of 2.5 readers per paper.  The Leader has offices in Garner and Britt and has news coverage of Hancock County, Ventura, and beyond.  Click here of a map of our coverage area.

Trying to reach somewhere very specific?  Click here for a breakdown of readership by community in our coverage area.

We offer competative advertising rates for color or black and white ads in many sizes.  We have a team of award-winning ad designers to create your ad, or we can place an ad that has already been made.  A discount is offered for repeating, consecutive ads.  
Every regular ad that is placed in the Leader is also run in the Shopper Review News for free.
Online ads for the Leader website are also availble in a variety of sizes and can link to your website, Facebook page, or advertisement from the newspaper.
The Leader is one of 22 weeklies and 7 shoppers operated by Mid-America Publishing, which is a full-service publishing and custom printing company headquartered in Hampton.  Through your Leader sales rep,  advertisers are eligible for a "blockbuster" sales package that includes an ad in all of the Mid-America Publishing publications.  
Interested in any of the above opportunities?  Have questions?  
Call or email Cary Crosby today.


The Leader

The Leader 
365 State Street, Garner, IA 50438
Phone: 1-641-923-2684
Fax: 1-800-340-0805

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