Aug. 28, 2007 10:14 AM

Advertising with The Independent and IND Media opens your marketing options to print, digital and direct to consumer advertising opportunities. But what sets us apart?

IND Media has the hometown advantage.

We’re locally owned with a deep bench of staff members who know the market. Our edit team is among the most talented pool of writers and photographers anywhere. Our award winning production team is in-house and all billing is done from our office in Downtown Lafayette. Our customer service for advertisers is fast and personal. Our relationship with readers is relevant and real.


We offer the largest online readership of any magazine in the market and a digital toolbox customized for local advertising needs.

Our online readership is robust and growing.Our graphics team is experienced in

web design, which is included in the cost of the ads. Our inventory of digital products

includes the full range of ad options, including display, video, interstitial and a shop/eat local package that includes links to your website and social media, geolocation features and SEO enhancements for your business.


We have the greatest institutional knowledge of our community and its history among all the local media.

The churn rate at other news organizations in the market is high. Our news team has strong personal knowledge of Acadiana, its history and its newsmakers. It informs our reporting and commentary, providing a perspective and accuracy that our target audience

recognizes and values.


We are fierce defenders of Acadiana’s cultural economy and Downtown Lafayette’s role at the center of it.

Our culture has always been an asset but never has that been more important than now. A unique culture and strong urban core are drivers for job growth in the 21st Century. IND Media gives voice to those truths in Acadiana.


To learn more about The Independent and our advertising rates, please e-mail Drue Kennerson, or call (337) 769-8618.


Meet our team:


Drue Kennerson
Advertising Director
druek@theind.com
(337) 769-8618

Amber LeBleu
Senior Account Manager
AmberL@theind.com
(337) 769-8604


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