Ad Rates & Sizes

Ad files can be sent via email as a .pdf or 300 dpi .jpg. Ads in the online version will be full colour, but the printed version will include black & white ads. If you do not want your ad to be converted to greyscale for print, please specify by sending an alternate ad in greyscale. Here are the size specifications for each ad size.

Description Ad Size Rate
Full Page CMYK 8.00″ by 10.125″ $350 + GST
Full Page B&W 8.00″ by 10.125″ $225 + GST
1/2 Page B&W 8.00″ by 5.00″ $125 + GST
1/4 Page B&W 3.917″ by 5.00″ $70 + GST
1/8 Page B&W 3.917″ by 2.417″ $40 + GST

Ad Deadlines

Deadlines keep the Scene running smoothly. Please familiarize yourself with the schedule below to make sure you don’t miss out on having your events or ads included in the next issue of the Red Deer Scene.

Scene Issue Artwork Deadline Delivery Date
December 2019 November 27, 2019 December 4, 2019
January 2020 December 27, 2019 December 31, 2019
February 2020 January 29, 2020 January 5, 2020
March 2020 February 26, 2020 March 4, 2020
April 2020 March 25, 2020 April 1, 2020
May 2020 April 23, 2020 April 29, 2020
June 2020 May 27, 2020 June 3, 2020
July 2020 June 23, 2020 June 30, 2020
August 2020 July 29, 2020 August 5, 2020
September 2020 August 26, 2020 September 2, 2020
October 2020 September 23, 2020 September 30, 2020
November 2020 October 28, 2020 November 4, 2020
December 2020 November 25, 2020 December 2, 2020


At the beginning of each month, the Red Deer Scene is first published online. At the same time, it is sent into print production to be delivered before the first Friday of each month. Then, 1,200 hard copies are hand delivered to over 80 supporting businesses in the city. You’ve likely SCENE them around town in  our custom made vinyl record holders! We pick up less than 100 remaining Scenes leftover from the previous month!

You can see a map of the delivery locations here.

Venue Listing Membership

If you are a venue in or around Red Deer that hosts various events throughout the year, you should consider a Red Deer Scene listing membership. Only $10 per month ($120/year), get all your events listed in the text section of the Red Deer Scene. This is included on the website, facebook and print versions. You also get a discount throughout the year on the ad rates listed above. We proudly work with the following venues already; Bo’s Bar & GrillEast 40th PubElks LodgeFionn MacCoolsThe Hideout Eats & BeatsThe Hub on RossThe KrossingLeah’s Bar & GrillLV’s Vinyl CafeRed Deer Museum & Art GalleryRoss Street PatioThe Vat Pub and The Velvet Olive!

Need Ad Design Help?

If you do not have an ad file ready to go, no problem! We can offer our custom ad/poster design services at a rate of $50 per hour. Please provide as much info and any images you want to use when you inquire to speed up the design discovery process.

Here are a list of things you should include when submitting an ad design inquiry.

  • Business Logo
  • Brand Images
  • Clear Message
  • Contact Info

We would be happy to discuss any questions you may have about your graphic design needs.