Advertise

Keep your message moving! Include CityBus in your advertising plan!

CityBus provides over 5 million rides each year, making it the 2nd largest public transit system in the state. That’s a lot of miles and a LOT of eyes seeing your message. Consider one or more of the advertising options below.

Download the current rate sheet here.


Payment Options

CityBus can arrange flexible payment terms to suit your needs. We also have the ability to accept credit card payments (Visa, MasterCard, Discover).


Agency Commission

A 15% commission is paid to advertising agencies who place ads for their clients. The commission is usually made in the form of a billing discount (net rate) to the agency.


Contact

Marketing@gocitybus.com or Phone: 765-423-2666-4729. Rates shown are gross and prices are subject to change without notice.

Full Bus Wrap

A full bus wrap is a bold way to deliver your message on all four sides of the bus with vinyl or a combination of vinyl and paint. Pricing includes production and installation of design supplied by advertiser. Renewal rates for additional 12-month periods shown assume no changes to artwork. Design templates are available once the bus to be used is determined.


MONTHLY RATE (12 Months Required)  
1st 12 Months $1,437
2nd 12 Months $1,245
3rd 12 Months+ $862

NOTE: There is a 15% discount for advertising agencies. Rates shown are gross.


Curb Appeal & Street Side Ads

Curb Appeal & Street Side Ads are a great way to reach pedestrians on the sidewalk and vehicle passengers in traffic. The ads, 24.5" x99.75", are made of a perforated window film (50/50) and are adhered to the back two windows on the curb/street side of the bus. Prices include the space for the ad.  Advertiser must provide design and pay for production of ads. *A minimum 2 month commitment is required.

MONTHLY RATE (per bus/per month)
  2-3 months 4-6 months  7-11 months 12 months 
or more

1 to 3 signs: $316 $228 $205 $185
4 to 6 signs: $285 $205 $185 $166
7 or more signs: $256 $185 $166 $150

NOTE: There is a 15% discount for advertising agencies. Rates shown are gross.


 

Tail Signs

Tail Sign sizes depend on availability. 20.5”x 30.5”, 21”x 48”,  16”x75” or 21”x 66” signs are mounted in frames on the back of the bus and can be reused later (must request at the time of advertising agreement).  Advertiser must provide design and pay for production of ads. Keep all vital elements within 2” of the edge of the sign so nothing is covered by the frame.


MONTHLY RATE (per sign/per bus)

# of tail signs 1-3 months 4-6 months 7-11 months 12 months
or more
 1 to 3 signs $209   $190  $171  $152
 4 to 6 signs $190  $171 $152  $137
 7 or more signs $171 $152 $137 $118

NOTE: There is a 15% discount for advertising agencies. Rates shown are gross.



Interior Cards

These signs, 11”x22” or 11x17” (advertiser’s choice), are posted in rails inside of the bus where they make more than 5 million impressions each year, seen by riders of CityBus. This form of advertising is a perfect way to reach Purdue Students, who make up about 70% of CityBus riders. This option is also an excellent way to reach individuals without vehicles, both by choice and by need, as well as senior citizens, youth and people with disabilities. Interior cards can be removed and reused later (must be requested at the time of the advertising agreement).

Pricing includes placement of two cards in each bus (140 cards total). Advertiser must provide design and pay for production of ads.Do not place vital elements within 1.5” of the top and bottom of the sign.

MONTHLY RATE FOR ENTIRE FLEET
2 cards will be inside of each bus (140 signs on 70 buses)
1-3 months
4-6 months
7-11 months
12 months
or more
Rate (2 Cards Per Bus):
$294
$266
$238
$209

NOTE: There is a 15% discount for advertising agencies. Rates shown are gross.



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