Monday, April 17, 2017

Support ACN!

Amador Community News
If it's happening in "The County", it's probably here.

Amador Community News (ACN) is Amador County, California’s fastest-growing daily community news, information and resource blog...and is in its 10th year of serving and supporting local businesses with affordable, effective promotional advertising for just $50/year (yes, year). That's less than $5/month!
  Let ACN be your “cheerleader” to over 6,400 likes/follows on Facebook, over 700 followers on Twitter, and in our daily updates,, distributed via Amador’s community e-mail group. We also share posts and updates with regional Facebook groups, reaching literally thousands every day!

Daily News Blog:
Facebook: (Amador Community News-ACN)

Carol Harper
Editor, Founder
TEXT ONLY: 209-418-7580

Loraine Davis
Community E-mail Group

Jackie Vaughn
Upcountry Correspondent

Gabrielle Melani
Neighborhood Watch
Facebook Group:

RTV Amador
Kam Merzlak, Chuck Boro - Friday Entertainment Report
Contact Kam Merzlak

Travis Branco
Logo design, poster/flyer design
Travis Branco Designs

Debbie Wiegel
215 S State Highway 49
Jackson, CA
(209) 223-4663

Roger L. Moore
Photocopies, printing services.
Sierra Mail & Copy
Roger L. Moore
E-mail your event flyers/posters as PDFs to:
Advertising Rates:
Updates are posted daily, Monday through Friday, and shared on and the Community E-mail group run by Loraine Davis (, and our popular Facebook page,, which has over 6,300 likes and an average reach range of 15K-20K. Daily updates are also shared in relevant regional Facebook groups in the Sierra Foothills-Mother Lode and Sacramento region.
E-mail all correspondence and promotional materials to Carol Harper at
Please read below on how to send your ads and media...and thank you for your support of ACN, Amador's community media!
Runs through the date of your event.
Promo on ACN:
Published/posted on Facebook, Twitter and ACN’s Main page left side bar, linked to your web site. If you don’t have a web site, it will be published and linked to a relevant ACN department (see “ACN Departments” below), or posted in the “Community Calendar” section of ACN’s daily update.
E-mail as a JPEG to: Please, no PDF files! Please send at least one (1) month ahead of time for the most effective promotion.
NOTE: If you created a Facebook Event, please let us know so we can post/share it in ACN's Events page as well.
Unlimited promo on ACN: Announcements, briefs, releases, newsletters, event flyers/posters (see above).
Unlimited promo on ACN’s Facebook, (page likes, event/post shares, etc.).
Business logo ad graphic linked to your business’ web site in any ACN department (see below) and – Arts & Entertainment – Food & Wine – Community Groups & Organizations – Business & Economy – Schools & Education – Health & Wellness – Historic Preservation – Faith & Values - Opinions & Issues

OTHER DEPARTMENTS: - Amador County Commission on Aging - Amador County Artists Association – Auto repair, restoration, maintenance. – Serving our active, reserves, retired and veteran community and their families. Amador wedding professionals.
MEDIA BLOG: $75/year
Media blogs are an effective, economical way to have a web presence for your business or organization if you don't have (or cannot afford) a web site.

Examples of Media Blogs off of ACN:
Amador County Artists Association
Jose's Mexican Restaurant & Cantina
Needful Things
Rosebud's Cafe
Sierra Mail & Copy
Amador Community Media Network

If you are in charge of Media & Communications, Public Relations for your group or organization, please e-mail and give the following:

1, Name of your Group/Organization
2. Your Title (Media Chairperson, PR Director, etc.)
3. A verifiable e-mail address (one that will not change when/if the board or committee changes).

Make sure that is included in your outgoing press/media.

1. Please assign ONE person in your organization to handle your media and promotions.
2. Make sure that our e-mail,, is included in your outgoing media e-mail lists, then e-mail your brief using the following format:

TITLE OF EVENT - DAY, DATE, TIME, LOCATION/ADDRESS. A BRIEF description of your event. CONTACT information (name, phone, e-mail, web site, Facebook page, social networks, etc.)
Newsletters are posted in the "Newsletters" Section in our daily updates on ACN's main page.
1. Make sure that our e-mail,, is included in your outgoing media e-mail lists to receive your newsletters and/or e-newsletter campaigns (Constant Contact, Mail Chimp, etc.)
- Publish your newsletter to your organization's web site first. Contact your webmasters. If your newsletter is a news blog entry, notify ACN that it has been published, and send the URL (link).
- Send all releases as a DOCX or copy/paste it into the body of an e-mail. Do not send PDFs!
- Send at least one (1) photo to accompany the release. Provide the first and last names of individuals posing in photo(s). NOTE: For children ages 17 and under, make sure to have media permissions signed by a parent/guardian on file before sending out your press releases.
E-mail Carol Harper at
All letters to the editor and guest commentaries will be published in our Opinions & Issues department at
Blog Authors: Please update your blog (at least) monthly. Notify us upon publishing.
If ACN hosts your blog page, please send articles as a DOCX, or in copy/paste it into the body of an e-mail. Blog posts will be published in the next daily update, and posted the "Opinions & Issues" section in the daily updates.
All content, data and information provided on this site is for informational and promotional purposes only. Amador Community News makes no representations as to accuracy, completeness, currentness, suitability, or validity of any information on this site and will not be liable for any errors, omissions, or delays in this information or any losses, injuries, or damages arising from its display or use. All information is provided as is, as received.
Amador Community News is a non-partisan, politically neutral platform, and is not responsible for the accuracy of any of the information supplied or opinions expressed by writers, bloggers, contributors and advertisers. Such content does not reflect the views or opinions of Amador Community News.

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