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Shillong Times

The Shillong Times is an English daily published from Meghalaya since the year 1945. It began as a weekly tabloid but switched to broadsheet format in 1991. Later Tura edition was also introduced. It also publishes the lone daily in Garo language under the name “Salantini Janera”. All types of ads, classified and display find a place in this daily. The rates are competitive and it offers combo packages too. If people in Meghalaya are to be targeted, this is the paper for you.

How can we help you? (FAQ's)

In Shillong Times there are 3 different types of advertisements i.e. Text Classified, Display Classified and Display Ads. Depending upon the budget, media plan and target audience, advertisers can select any type of advertisement.

Cost of advertisement in Shillong Times in Shillong ranges from few hundreds to Lacs. It depends on the type of Ad (Classified or Display), city circulation of newspaper, page positioning, and AD size. Bigger the size and more the circulation, the cost will increase.

Target group of Shillong and the readers of Shillong Times are to be considered while deciding the language of the advertisement. Ex. If the local population is a target then vernacular advertisement will give better results.

Typically, minimum AD size is between 15-20 sq cms for Display Classified & Display Ads. But the size of the advertisement depends on the AD content and desired Impact of the campaign.

Generally, ads are placed in the right-side pages of Shillong Times. Front page, 3rd page and back page are the best pages to advertise as they capture the maximum attention of the reader. Depending upon the budget, advertisers can decide the page position of the advertisement.

Depending upon the target audience, you should decide the day of release of the AD. Ex. Weekend is effective for consumer products whereas weekdays are good for B2B customers.

Shillong Times is a mass media. Newspaper advertising is still considered serious and is more trusted by readers of Shillong than any other advertising medium. Hence ads in newspaper are still very effective.

As per AD content,Shillong Times asks for documentation ex. Ads promising quick and guaranteed returns, Court Notices, Lost & found etc. This is done to safeguard the interests of the readers. Otherwise, there is no such major documentation required for publishing newspaper ads in Shillong Times

We share e-copy of the newspaper on the day of the AD schedule. Additionally, you can also check e-paper site of Shillong Times for specific edition covering Shillong.

The Cut off Time is 03:00 pm of the previous day for publishing Ads in Shillong Times in Shillong.