Smile Politely was founded in 2007, and over the course of a dozen years of publishing, it has firmly established itself as the most impactful cultural resource in the Champaign-Urbana micropolitan area. With over 24,000 articles published to date, things are only moving up in 2022: more engaged content, social media expansion, more investigative journalism, plus new and simple ways to provide our partners with meaningful advertising in the magazine.

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 [email protected], and we will get back with you as soon as possible.