Advertise With Iowa Starting Line

Do you want to get your message in front of the perfect audience of Iowa politics readers? We can help you with that!

Iowa Starting Line is the most-read independent news outlet in Iowa. Our social media reach is considerable, and we’ve become a must-read site for Iowa politics. Perhaps most important is the amount of influential actors in state and national politics and media that follow our website. When someone advertises on Starting Line, it gets noticed.

Our readership includes:

  • Rank-and-file Democratic voters
  • Party activists
  • State and national reporters
  • National cable news producers
  • Elected officials
  • Campaign staffers
  • Candidates
  • National progressive leaders

Our pricing for ad spots on the website, podcast and email are very reasonable and comparable to most digital advertising options. As our readership continues to grow (it hasn’t dropped off any post-Iowa Caucus), many of our ads’ CPM impressions are actually cheaper than Facebook. And unlike many of those digital advertising options, you also get in front of key influencers on Starting Line.

We can also very quickly swap in and out new creatives whenever needed.

We offer:

  • Banner ads
  • In-Post ads
  • Sidebar ads
  • Email newsletters ads
  • Podcast ads

You can buy individual ad spots or purchase several in cheaper packages.

Contact Adam at for more details.