Become a Business and Community Member

Our business members and community partners provide financial and in-kind support for the Texas Observer’s reporting, operations and special projects. Starting at just $500, Business and Community Membership provides a unique opportunity for companies and organizations to become civically engaged and support nonprofit media, while supporting their own philanthropic and marketing goals through:

  • Aligning with a nationally acclaimed and respected publication with a unique position in the Texas media landscape
  • Opportunities for premier branding and exposure to a large and diverse demographic in Texas and nationally
  • Prominent visibility on texasobserver.org, in the monthly print and digital editions of The Texas Observer, multimedia platforms, and in email blasts to more than 16,000 opted-in subscribers
  • Customized options for promotion and event participation or collaboration

As a member, your company and organizational information with a link to your website will be listed in the Business and Community Members section of our site for one year  (We are working on getting this working as desired on the new texasobserver.org.). Business and Community Members are among an exclusive group of recommended businesses, organizations, products and more. While we offer a variety of options for traditional advertising, these membership options offer great value and opportunities for strategic ongoing exposure to the Observer community while empowering our mission. Membership commitments may be fulfilled up front or in up to 12 monthly installments.

Membership Opportunities

Custom Memberships: We’re pleased work with you put to together the right package to suit your goals on any budget. Request a custom proposal to become a Business and Community Member by emailing  [email protected] or calling Jacqueline Galvan at 512.477.0746

In addition to custom membership opportunities, we offer the following:

$1,000

  • One half-page ad in The Texas Observer monthly issue of your choice
  • 30- day front page ad placement
  • Five annual gift print magazine subscriptions to The Texas Observer and 10 digital magazine subscriptions; customized discount code that can be applied to unlimited subscriptions
  • Recognition at the annual Rabble Rouser Round-Up, the Observer‘s longest-running annual fundraising event featuring speakers, live music, a silent auction, and honoring outstanding community activism statewide.

$500+

  • One quarter-sized ad in The Texas Observer monthly issue of your choice
  • 14-day front page ad placement
  • Three annual gift print subscriptions to The Texas Observer and 5 digital subscriptions; customized discount code that can be applied to unlimited subscriptions
  • Recognition at the annual Rabble Rouser Round-Up, the Observer‘s longest-running annual fundraising event featuring speakers, live music, a silent auction, and honoring outstanding community activism statewide.

Online Reader Profile

Online, we’re growing rapidly each year—our growth is organically-driven and strategic, and in the market: young, geographically diverse, politically aware and progressive individuals. In 2014, texasobserver.org saw over 1.8 million visitors (nearly tripling from three years prior), and we expect to top that number by at least 60% in 2015. Our digital audience has wide-ranging interest, including arts and culture, politics, technology, and travel.

18-24: 11%
45-54: 17%
25-34: 26%
55-64: 17%
35-44: 18%
65+: 11%

Male: 59% Female: 41%

Print Reader Profile

The Texas Observer delivers an educated and affluent reader interested in deep-dive takes on the important issues shaping Texas. With a median household income of $96,000, our readers who are highly likely to volunteer in their communities and donate to political causes and charities. Over half have visited or purchased from business that have advertised in the Observer, and have interests including books and music, health and wellness, and socially responsible investing.

18+: 12%
35+: 28%
55+: 60%

Male: 48% Female: 52%

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