Advertise in the Current

The Marblehead Current is a nonprofit newspaper. Our mission is to provide Marblehead with objective, fair and free local news, online and in print, through a sustainable, locally controlled nonprofit that values public service over profit.

What that means for you – the advertiser – is that our rates are extremely competitive. We do not answer to a parent company or shareholders, and we don’t have overhead to worry about. Every dollar we raise through advertising goes directly toward helping our newsroom and volunteer team produce and publish the paper. 

Since we launched the paper on Nov. 23, 2022, over 60 Marblehead businesses have chosen to invest their advertising dollars with the Current. We hope you’ll join in.

Be sure to let us know if you’re a member of the Marblehead Chamber of Commerce. If not, it’s easy to become one here.

Households & Businesses: 10,000 copies delivered weekly to every Marblehead home and business

Selective Distribution: Weekly, multiple more papers are hand-delivered to 19 prime locations in town (with more to follow), including: Abbot Hall – Abbot Library – Arnould Gallery – Blue Canoe – Brown School – Driftwood – Evan’s Deli – Glover School – Java Sun – JCC – Harbor Light Inn – Marblehead Council on Aging – Marblehead High School – Marblehead Veterans Middle School – Mary Alley – Mookie’s – The Muffin Shop – National Grand Bank – Plus Cafe – Village School – The Residence at Vinnin Square – Shubie’s – Lynch-van Otterloo YMCA. 

Digital Presence: All print ads also appear in our digital issue archive, which enjoys healthy traffic weekly. We also offer options to advertise on our website, in our email newsletter, and in inserts within the paper. 

Social Media: While we do not promote posts on social, from time to time we will share local businesses’ social posts from our handles on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

Contact: For more information and our rate card, please contact our Director of Community Relations Marion Greely at