Smile Politely turned 10 years old in 2017, and has firmly established itself as the most impactful cultural resource in the Champaign-Urbana micropolitan area. With over 20,000 articles published over the course of a decade, things are only moving up in 2018: a brand new redesign to clean things up a bit, more engaged content, more investigative journalism, plus new and simple ways to provide our partners with meaningful advertising in the magazine, and through social media channels.

With an operation that carries dozens of contributors — editors, writers, photographers, videographers, and more — the magazine is maintained, organized, moderated, and curated by our community. We're more focused than ever to make the next decade even more promising. Our advertising opportunities are affordable and impactful, and are designed to fit most any budget.

In the end, we only work with advertisers that are a good fit for both parties. Let's have a meeting, and talk about how it all works, and what a true partnership with Smile Politely looks like. Email us at, and we will get back with you as soon as possible.