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Why advertise on The Dagger? has been serving Harford County since 2007 and is the leading online news source and the only locally owned and operated news source remaining in Harford County. Covering crime, politics, education, local sports, community interest stories and more – when news breaks, central Maryland logs onto The Dagger to read about it first.

Who reads The Dagger?

The Dagger has become Harford County’s primary online news source, drawing nearly 30,000 unique visitors per month, who read more than 150,000 of our stories each month.

What advertising options are available?

We offer many different advertising programs and plans to fit your needs.

Homepage Ads
35% of The Dagger’s pageviews are the homepage. Make a statement by displaying your company’s ad front and center!

Ad sizes and placement:

Leaderboard Ad
Your ad banner will have an exclusive run at the very top of the website, above the logo and main navigation, in the most prominent position we offer – providing unmatched visibility.

728 x 90 Leaderboard Ad

Category Sponsorship Ad
Develop an immediate connection with your target audience by sponsoring a category on The Dagger. Your ad banner will have an exclusive run on the category page of your choice (Local, Politics, Schools, Sirens, Entertainment, Food, or The Big Question), appearing adjacent to the category name on that page.

468 x 60 Category Sponsorship Ad

Column Sponsorship Ad
Tap into the popularity and target the followers of a specific topic on The Dagger by sponsoring one of our diverse columns. Your ad banner will have an exclusive run on the column of your choice (music, dining out, business, books, movies, comedy, or history).

590 x 80 Column Sponsorship Ad

Sidebar Ad
Our most affordable advertising opportunity places your clickable/linkable ad within the heart of the site, alongside Dagger stories and user comments. Your ad will be placed into a rotating schedule with other advertisers who have purchased the same package.

300 x 250 Sidebar Ad

Dagger Email Ads
Have your ad sent out every morning on our Daily Dagger news digest to our thousand-member subscriber base.

Dagger Facebook/Twitter Ads
Have your ad placed in front of thousands of potential customers on The Dagger’s Facebook page or tweeted on our Twitter page

For more information and advertising rates, please contact us at or use our Contact Form.