The Daily Comet

About The Daily Comet

Operating since: 1888

City Where Main Office is Located:

Thibodaux

Parish: 

Lafourche 

Parishes With Significant Distribution: 

Lafourche & Terrebonne

Physical Address: 

1629 St. Mary

Thibodaux, LA 70301

Mailing Address: 

P.O. 5238

Thibodaux, LA 70302

General Email Address:

ads@dailycomet.com

Website: 

www.dailycomet.com

Year Established: 

1888

Ownership:

Gatehouse Media

MARKET/COMMUNITY OVERVIEW 

 

The Daily Comet provide 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.

Southwest Louisiana is in the midst of an economic boom with Sasol, based in South Africa, spending up to $21 billion at its Westlake facility. In addition to that and the liquefied natural gas projects that are under way, announced industrial projects so far total in the range of $47 billion in investments in the area. As a result, the region is growing and thriving, and the American Press has a front-row seat in reporting what's happening and when to our readers. The newspaper serves a six-parish area — Calcasieu, Cameron, Allen, Beauregard, Jeff Davis and Vernon. Under the Shearman family, the American Press has shined among Louisiana newspapers, earning Pulitzer Prize nominations for reporting and photography and winning hundreds of national and regional awards for its journalism. We continue to be the eyes and ears for Southwest Louisiana as the newspaper approaches its 125th anniversary in 2020.

 

PUBLICATION DAYS & DISTRIBUTION

Days Published Per Week: 6

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

Delivery Methods:  Mail

Avg. Weekly Circulation:  3,579

Avg. Circulation Sunday: N/A

Circulation Verification: AAM

 
 

PRESS RELEASE CONTACT INFO

Keith Magill, Executive Editor

Keith.magill@houmatoday.com

(985) 850-2201

 
 

PUBLIC NOTICE INFO

Joann Christi (Legals)

legals@dailycomet.com

(985) 448-7644

 
 

CIRCULATION CUSTOMER SERVICE

lawrence.knoblock@dailycomet.com

(985) 850-2240

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Other Information

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Advertising

PRINT AD MECHANICAL INFORMATION

  • Printed (Image) Page Overall Dimension: 10.125" x 20.5"
  • 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 inches deep and less than 20.50" deep are billed at full dept.

PRINT ADVERTISING INFORMATION

  • Print Ad Deadlines:  Monday- Noon Thursday; Tuesday – Noon  Friday; Wednesday Food - 1 week prior (Wednesday);  Wednesday - 10 AM Monday; Thursday - 10 AM Tuesday; Friday - 10 AM Wednesday; Saturday - 10 AM Thursday       
  • Email Address to Submit Ads: marian.long@houmatoday.com
  •  Preferred Format for Display Ads:  PDF

PRINT ADVERTISING GENERAL INFORMATION

CLASSIFIED ADVERTISING GENERAL INFORMATION

  • Classified Advertising Contact Phone Number::  (985) 857-2274

  • Classified Advertising Contact Email Address: classified@houmatoday.com

SPECIAL AD FORMATS & ZONES  

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

TMC INFORMATION

  • Name of TMC Product:  N/A
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PREPRINT INFORMATION

  • Preprint Deliver Deadline: 7 days prior to insertion - holidays 14 days prior
  • Preprint Delivery Requirements: Boxes
  • Preprint Delivery Address:  Lafayette-The Daily Advertiser, Attn: Daily Comet, 1100 Bertrand Drive, Lafayette, LA 70506
  • Preprint General Information Phone: (985) 232-3658
  • Preprint General Information Email: insertions@houmatoday.com
  • Other Info. About Preprints/Delivery: Lafayette - Daily Advertiser receiving hours - 8 AM-4 PM Monday thru Friday

DIGITAL ADVERTISING GENERAL INFORMATION

  • Website URL/Address: www.dailycomet.com
  • Digital Ads Available:  Yes
  • Digital Ad General Information Phone: (985) 857-2282
  • Digital Ad General Email:  peyvand.maghsoud@houmatoday.com
  • Avg. Unique Visitors Per Month: 90,867
  • Avg. Monthly Page Views:  476,000
  • Extended Digital Ad Network: Yes
  • Digital Ad Sizes Accepted:  All standard sizes
  • Other Info About Digital Ad Prog: Minimum zone 2500. We do not zone on holidays.
  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Management

MANAGEMENT

Regional Vice President Gatehouse SW

Matt Guthrie

mguthrie@gatehousemedia.com,

(c) (530) 340-2779

Advertising Director

Marian Long

marian.long@houmatoday.com

(985) 857-2291

Digital Sales Manager

Peyvand Maghsoud

Peyvand.maghsoud@houmatoday.com

(985) 850-2201

Executive Editor

Keith Magill

Keith.magill@houmatoday.com

(985) 850-2201

Circulation Manager

Lawrence Knoblock

lawrence.knoblock@dailycomet.com

(985) 850-2240

Regional Account Manager

Julie Theriot

jtheriot@gatehousemedia.com

(985) 857-2220