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Advertise on My Ballard

“I live in Ballard. Almost everybody I know who lives in Ballard goes to It’s because it’s local and it means something to you.”
  – John Cook, executive editor of TechFlash, speaking on KUOW.

Since launching in December of 2007, has become the neighborhood’s most popular news source, restaurant guide and community forum. We average 55,000 unique users and 600,000 page views a month — one of Seattle’s largest independent sites. In 2009, My Ballard was awarded a community service award by the Ballard District Council and a national Online Journalism Award by the Online News Association.

We offer affordable advertising designed to reach a large number of Ballard residents. A combination image and text ad, like the ones you see on the site, sell for $200 a month.

My Ballard is part of the Next Door Media network, which also includes neighborhood sites in Phinney-Greenwood, Magnolia, Fremont and Queen Anne. All of the Next Door Media sites are authored by experienced journalists who are committed to objective, trustworthy news coverage.

To learn more information about advertising on My Ballard as well as the Next Door Media network, please contact Jenni Sandmeyer at

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