2021 Media Kit

From our award-winning writers to our seasoned production team, Chesapeake Bay Media has blossomed into a booming multimedia organization boasting the largest regional publication in the Mid-Atlantic region, Chesapeake Bay Magazine.

CBM has become synonymous with the Chesapeake Bay watershed throughout Virginia, DC, Maryland, Delaware and Pennsylvania (as well as New York and New Jersey). Our trusted editorial voice speaks to hundreds of thousands of locals and tourists once a month with Chesapeake Bay Magazine, once a week with our Bay Bulletin email, and every day with the Bay Bulletin on

Partnering with CBM offers you and your company the rare opportunity to speak to your customers directly in a variety of ways. Our monthly magazine provides you with ample space to tell your story advertorially with a branded message. Tap into the Bay’s cultural and culinary roots with Chesapeake Chef; immerse yourself in local history and lore with Chesapeake Almanac; dive into the deep end of the Bay with Wild Chesapeake and Talk of the Bay; keep our audience up-to-date on your events with the Bay Calendar; listings and sales are always available with our CBM Homes, Boat of the Month, Marketplace, Boat Brokerage, and Real Estate sections.

Boost your business by aligning your brand with ours and reach the largest local readership on the eastern seaboard.

50k Website Visitors/Month

Since 1971, Chesapeake Bay Magazine has brought you the Best of the Bay—boating, food, culture, nature, and history.

20k Circ.

Our readers live throughout the mid-Atlantic including southeastern Pennsylvania and southern New York and New Jersey, down along the I-95 corridor into Maryland through Baltimore and Washington—all the way to Richmond and east through Virginia Beach.

117k Facebook Reach

With regular features from Chesapeake Bay Magazine like Talk of the Bay, Wild Chesapeake, Chesapeake Cruising, and Chesapeake Chef, our readers enjoy the experience of living on the largest estuary in the U.S. (3rd largest in the world). Our annual special editions include Weekends on the Water, Best of the Bay, and a special Food and Drink issue, in addition to our monthly coverage of dining, history, culture, nature, fishing, and the environment.

News develops around the Bay every day and CBM’s Bay Bulletin is there to bring our subscribers the latest on what’s happening in their own back yards.

22k Subscribers

Our news director and multimedia journalists tackle hard-hitting news pieces and slice of life stories delivered to our online readership. We also curate a weekly email for 24,000 subscribers shining a spotlight on the most pressing news of the week. This is where you come in.

Bay Bulletin is an exclusive way into your customers’ inboxes. Choose an advertising package that works right for you. We have box ads and sponsorship packages that cater to your needs and reach a wider audience. Advertise your sales and events efficiently with a well-timed digital ad.

4x Industry Click-
through Rate

Your marketing dollars go further with the Bay Bulletin. Our website traffic increases by nearly 200% every Wednesday just after 12pm when the Bulletin drops. This gives you the opportunity to grab readers’ attention, plant a call to action, and bring them to you. It’s a win-win. As the Bay Bulletin continues to grow, more and more advertisers are seeing the benefits of direct marketing via CBM.

Due to its popularity and quantifiable results, space is limited and preferred placement goes quickly. Let your account manager know if you want a specific week or if you want to sponsor a Bay Bulletin as soon as you make your reservation to secure your spot in our premier weekly email.

25k Circ.
60k+ Print Readers

Bay Weekly — the greater Annapolis area’s only independent newspaper — has the kind of upscale demographics that dailies can only dream about. As Advertising Age says, weeklies “offer a different kind of total-market coverage. They don’t target a neighborhood or zip code; they cover a generation.”

Dailies across the country continue to suffer declining readerships. People have less and less time to read newspapers every day, which in turn deprives advertisers of promised readers.

50k Views/Month

That’s why the Wall Street Journal calls weeklies “attractive to mainstream advertisers.”

Bay Weekly hits the streets every Thursday with the exception of Thanksgiving and the occasional major holiday, when the paper comes out Wednesday.

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Senior Account Manager
Michael Kucera  • 804-543-2687
[email protected]

Account Manager
Megan Tilley • 919-452-0833
[email protected]