Oakland Local

Oakland Local is a powerful destination and innovative online news and community experience for people who love Oakland for living, working, dining out, and exploring.  We work together to build community, report news, highlight local businesses and arts & culture,  and support diversity and economic development. We can get your business, event, message and product in front of thousands of highly engaged local people.

The average Oakland Local reader is:

  • Between 22 and 40 (with 15% over 55)
  • Passionate about going out locally and buying locally
  • 38% people of color (self identified)
  • 17% LQBTQ (self identified)
  • College educated
  • A heavy tech and social media user
  • A regular online shopper
  • Someone who bikes, uses a mobile phone, and likes to eat out and socialize

We offer advertisers the opportunity to connect with highly engaged, active, and values-driven adults who care deeply about their community. 92% of our readers who answered a recent survey said that buying from local businesses is “very important” to them.

Oakland Local is edited by experienced local journalists, with breaking news, analysis and reflection, and community commentary published daily. Our website has an average of 120,000 page views per month, with 66,000 unique visitors from the Bay Area, making it the most popular independent site for local news.



Margaret Lucas, Business Development Director

Please note: We no longer offer media sponsorships until Summer 2014.


Past advertisers include:

_ebcomfound _wholefoods _ballet marqeta
_eatreal _tto _hotitalian aurora
_paws salvation _caffe _aeolian
_jls _scottward marthahill _mandela
_farleys _oaktownnursery _babette _arisesq
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_street _updown 314223_317428231687966_1856832390_n