The holidays are almost here! This is the moment when we want every local Oakland business — and those that serve Oakland residents around the area — to know that we want to help you with your holiday outreach and marketing.

Oakland Local is offering special holiday packages for everyone who has products, holiday events, and nonprofit giving campaigns!

Our holiday coverage will include a local gift guide, lists of top places to eat, drink and hang out, and top-ten lists of Oaklanders’ faves. We’ll also offer going-out guides, at-home entertaining ideas, and information on unique ways to donate, give back, and give thanks.

Work with us to reach our active and engaged audience!

What we can offer marketing partners:

  • Outreach via social media to our 11,000 Facebook followers and 10,000 Twitter followers
  • Stories and articles on our website (sponsored content)
  • Badges and banner ads
  • High visibility in holiday newsletters
  • Event sponsorships

For more information, contact  Margaret Lucas, Business Development Director,, or Linda Kiehnau, ad operations,

Ask us for our media kit and more information on the audiences we reach in Oakland and the Bay!

Oakland Local’s Holiday Marketing Programs include social media marketing, sponsored articles, ads, a gift guide and tons of events. Our content is syndicated through Yahoo!,, and via social media. Become our partner in marketing your holiday gift, program, restaurant, party or service — and reach 100,000 Bay Area residents, many ages 18-35, who love to go out, shop local and eat good food with their friends.

About The Author

Susan Mernit is editor & publisher of Oakland Local ( a news & community hub for Oakland, CA. A former VP at AOL & Netscape, & former! Yahoo Senior Director, Mernit was consulting program manager for The Knight News Challenge, 2008-09; was a 2012 Stanford Carlos McClatchy Fellow; and is a board adviser to The Center for Health Reporting at USC, Annenberg School of Journalism. She has consulted with many non-profit organizations on strategy, product development and social media/engagement, including, TechSoup Global, Public Radio International and the Institute for Policy Studies/Economic Hardship Reporting Project, led by Barbara Ehrenreich.

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