Themed Sections


Reach a captive audience when you market your business in the themed sections The Gainesville Sun publishes each year. Topics range from Health and Well-being, to Summertime and School Planning, to College Football and many more. When you advertise in many of our themed sections, your ad not only gets full distribution in The Gainesville Sun, but your ad will also be included in the online version on Gainesville.com with a link to your website.

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2015 Special Sections Calendar

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JANUARY

Guide to Well-Being

  • Helpful guide for those who are looking to improve their physical and mental health, and finances for the new year
  • Advertising package includes advertisement and an article, allowing you to go more in depth about your business and tell your story the way you want

Format: Tabloid
Publishing in: The Gainesville Sun, Gainesville Guardian, and on Gainesville.com
Publication Date: Sunday, January 18, 2015
Ad Deadline: Friday, January 2, 2015

Coates Golf Championship

  • Special Section about the Coates Golf Championship taking place at Golden Ocala Golf and Equestrian Club January 28th – 31st
  • Includes information on players, guide to the Course, the tournament and its value to the community, and more

Format: Tabloid
Publishing in: The Gainesville Sun and Gainesville.com
Publication Date: Sunday, January 25, 2015
Ad Deadline: Friday, January 9, 2015

FEBRUARY

Prime Time

  • Section for mature adults including travel ideas
  • Tips for healthy living and improving memory
  • Educational opportunities and things to do

Format: Broadsheet, Expanded Life
Publishing in: The Gainesville Sun
Publication Date: Sunday, February 22, 2015
Ad Deadline: Monday, February 16, 2015

MARCH

Home & Garden Show

  • Program for the annual North Central Florida Home & Garden Show
  • Includes all participating vendors and what they will be offering
  • Map and location of each vendor
  • Seminar schedule

Format: Tabloid
Publishing in: The Gainesville Sun
Publication Date: Friday, March 6, 2015
Ad Deadline: Monday, February 16, 2015

Summer Planner

  • Top places to go and things to do
  • Kids camps and activities
  • Swim, dance, and sports lessons
  • Area day trips

Format: Tabloid
Publishing in: The Gainesville Sun, Gainesville Guardian, and on Gainesville.com
Publication Date: Sunday, March 15, 2015
Ad Deadline: Friday, February 27, 2015

APRIL

Career Resource Guide

  • Which career fields are hiring in the greatest numbers locally
  • Highest-paying occupations, and what education is required for them
  • Options for training/education to switch careers
  • Help building resumes and preparing for interviews
  • How local high schools are preparing their students for the job market

Format: Tabloid
Publishing in: The Gainesville Sun, Gainesville Guardian, and on Gainesville.com
Publication Date: Sunday, April 26, 2015
Ad Deadline: Friday, April 10, 2015

MAY

Graduation

  • Full color photos & names of top graduates
  • Inspiring stories on graduating seniors who overcame obstacles

Format: Broadsheet
Publishing in: The Gainesville Sun and Gainesville.com
Publication Date: Sunday, May 25, 2015
Ad Deadline: Friday, May 9, 2015

Storm Guide

  • Tracking map
  • List of 2015 hurricane names
  • Must-have emergency info and items

Format: Tabloid
Publishing in: The Gainesville Sun, Gainesville Guardian, and on Gainesville.com
Publication Date: Sunday, May 31, 2015
Ad Deadline: Friday, May 15, 2015

JULY

Back to School

  • The latest in Back-to-School fashion
  • Must-have Back-to-School supplies
  • Tips for getting your kids back into the school/homework routine
  • Starting times for area schools

Format: Tabloid
Publishing in: The Gainesville Sun and Gainesville.com
Publication Date: Sunday, July 26, 2015
Ad Deadline: Friday, July 10, 2015

AUGUST

Welcome Back Scene

  • Fall and Spring Calendar of Events
  • Listings for the Year in Music
  • Listings for Theatre, Dance, Art & More
  • Movie Times

Format: Tabloid, Expanded Scene
Publishing in: The Gainesville Sun
Publication Date: Thursday, August 20, 2015
Ad Deadline: Thursday, August 13, 2015

College Football

  • Overview of the upcoming Gator Football Season
  • 2015-16 UF Roster
  • A Look at SEC Sports

Format: Broadsheet, Expanded Sports
Publishing in: The Gainesville Sun
Publication Date: Sunday, August 23, 2015
Ad Deadline: Tuesday, August 18, 2015

SEPTEMBER

Career Resource Guide

  • How to connect with recruiters
  • How social media can help your business
  • Easy ways to reduce the cost of business travel

Format: Tabloid
Publishing in: The Gainesville Sun and Gainesville Guardian
Publication Date: Sunday, September 13, 2015
Ad Deadline: Friday, August 28, 2015

OCTOBER

Think Pink

  • Latest news in detection and treatment
  • Family issues and recovery
  • Survivor stories

Format: Tabloid
Publishing in: The Gainesville Sun, Gainesville Guardian, and on Gainesville.com
Publication Date: Sunday, October 4, 2015
Ad Deadline: Friday, September 18, 2015

NOVEMBER

Caregivers Resource Guide

  • Helpful guide for those who provide care and support to elderly family and loved ones
  • Advertising package includes advertisement and an article, allowing you to go more in depth about your business and tell your story the way you want.

Format: Tabloid
Publishing in: The Gainesville Sun and Gainesville Guardian
Publication Date: Sunday, November 1, 2015
Ad Deadline: Thursday, October 15, 2015

Business and Industry

  • How to cope with stress at the office
  • Finding a job in a difficult job market
  • Job perks that go beyond dollars and cents

Format: Tabloid
Publishing in: The Gainesville Sun and Gainesville Guardian
Publication Date: Sunday, November 8, 2015
Ad Deadline: Friday, October 23, 2015

DECEMBER

Medical Directory

  • Useful directory containing information on local healthcare providers
  • Includes directory listings, display advertising and advertorial opportunities

Format: Quarterfold
Publishing in: The Gainesville Sun and Gainesville.com
Publication Date: Sunday, December 13, 2015
Ad Deadline: Friday, October 30, 2015