The Courier

About The Courier

Operating since: 1878

City Where Main Office is Located:

Houma

Parish: 

Terrebonne 

Parishes With Significant Distribution: 

Terrebonne & Lafourche

Physical Address: 

1620 Polk Street

 Houma, LA  70360

Mailing Address: 

P.O. Box 2717

Houma, LA  70361

General Email Address:

news@houmatoday.com

Website: 

www.houmatoday.com

Year Established: 

1878

Ownership:

Gatehouse Media

MARKET/COMMUNITY OVERVIEW 

 

The Courier provides unparalleled coverage of our community. Written by locals, for locals, our team is proud to live, play and work in the community we serve. In a world of increasing advertising options, newspapers continue to be the most trusted medium and the top choice for shopping and checking advertising. We offer a comprehensive selection of quality digital and print products to help grow business and more easily navigate the market’s competitive media landscape. The Courier and Daily Comet are sister papers in Houma and Thibodaux, Louisiana, founded in 1878 and 1888. On Saturday mornings, the two papers produce a combined paper. The newspapers have a long history of excellence, earning numerous top awards in state, regional and national journalism contests. Both The Courier and Daily Comet earned the title of Newspaper of the Year from the Louisiana Press Association in their LPA divisions last year. Over the past 18 years, The Courier has claimed this title 14 times. The sister papers also include two websites, houmatoday.com and dailycomet.com.

 

PUBLICATION DAYS & DISTRIBUTION

Days Published Per Week: 7

Days Published:  Sun., Mon., Tues., Wed.,Thurs., Fri., Sat.

Delivery Methods:  Carrier

Avg. Weekly Circulation: 5,062

Avg. Circulation Sunday: 7,783

Circulation Verification: AAM

 
 

PRESS RELEASE CONTACT INFO

Keith Magill, Executive Editor

Keith.magill@houmatoday.com

(985) 850-2200

 
 

PUBLIC NOTICE INFO

Joann Christi (Legals)

legals@houmatoday.com

(985) 448-7644

 
 

CIRCULATION CUSTOMER SERVICE

Lawrence.knoblock@dailycomet.com

(985) 850-2200

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Other Information

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Advertising

PRINT AD MECHANICAL INFORMATION

  • Printed (Image) Page Overall Dimension:  11.25" x 17.25"
  • Single Display Column Width: 1.583”
  • Space Between Display Columns: .125"
  • Single Class Display Column Width: 1.583
    Space Between Class Display Columns:  .125"
  • Max Height Any Display Ad: 20.50 inches
  • Ads Less Than Full Height Billed to Nearest: Other: ads over 18" deep and less than 20.50" deep are billed full depth.

PRINT ADVERTISING INFORMATION

  • Print Ad Deadlines: Monday - Noon Thursday, Tuesday - Noon Friday, Wednesday Food - 1 week prior, Wednesday - 10AM Monday, Thursday - 10AM Tuesday, Friday-10AM Wednesday, Saturday-10AM Thursday, Sunday Lifestyle - Friday Noon (1 week prior) Sunday - Noon Wednesday
  • Email Address to Submit Ads:  lhoumainsertionorders.com
  • Preferred Format for Display Ads:  PDF

PRINT ADVERTISING GENERAL INFORMATION

  • Print Advertising Contact Phone Number: (985) 857-2291
  • Print Advertising Contact Email Address: orders@houmatoday.com

CLASSIFIED ADVERTISING GENERAL INFORMATION

SPECIAL AD FORMATS & ZONES  

  • Special Ad Formats Available: Front Page Stick-On Notes; Front Page Ears or Strips; Spadia Wraps; Other: Front Page Strip (6 col x 1.5)
  • Are Zoned Editions of Main Pub Offered?  Yes

TMC INFORMATION

  • Name of TMC Product: Bayou Extra
  • TMC Pub Day(s): Wed.
  • TMC Distribution Area: Terrebonne Parish Non-Subscribers
  • TMC Avg Dist:  10,000
  • TMC Delivery Methods:  Carrier
  • TMC Print Ad Deadlines:  Wed. (1-Week Prior)
  • TMC Print Ad Mechanicals:  Same As Newspaper

PREPRINT INFORMATION

  • Preprint Deliver Deadline: 7 days prior (Holidays 14 days prior)
  • Preprint Delivery Requirements:  Boxes
  • Preprint Delivery Address:  Lafayette-The Daily Advertiser, Attn: The Courier, 1100 Bertrand Drive, Lafayette, LA 70506
  • Preprint General Information Phone:  (985) 857-2291
  • Preprint General Information Email: orders@houmatoday.com
  • Other Info. About Preprints/Delivery:  Preprints must be delivered to Lafayette - Receiving Hours - 8 AM-4 PM Monday thru Friday

DIGITAL ADVERTISING GENERAL INFORMATION

  • Website URL/Address:  www.houmatoday.com
  • Digital Ads Available:  Yes
  • Digital Ad General Information Phone:   (985) 857-2291
  • Digital Ad General Email: Peyvand.maghsoud@houmatoday.com
  • Avg. Unique Visitors Per Month:  800,000
  • Avg. Monthly Page Views: 3.5 Million 
  • Extended Digital Ad Network: 
  • Digital Ad Sizes Accepted:  300 x 250, 320 x 50, 970 x 90
  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Other

Based on Zip Code Demographics, Minimum Zones Amount 2500, We do not zone on Holidays

Management

MANAGEMENT

Regional Vice President Gatehouse SW

Matt Guthrie

mguthrie@gatehousemedia.com

(530) 340-2779

Advertising

Marian Long

Marian.long@houmatoday.com

(985) 857-2291

Digital Sales Manager

Peyvand Maghsound

Peyvand.maghsoud@houmatoday.com

(985) 857-2282

Executive Editor

Keith Magill

Keith.magill@houmatoday.com

(985) 850-2201

Regional Accounting Manager

Julie Theriot

jtheriot@gatehousemedia.com

(985) 850-2220

Circulation Manager

Lawrence Knoblock

Lawrence.knoblock@dailycomet.com

(985) 850-2240