MEET OUR OFFICIAL MEDIA & PRODUCTION PARTNERS
Our media sponsors & production partners provide The Louisiana Marathon® the broad reach of communication necessary to reach out and inform many of our runners throughout the year, and of course, the weekend of January 19th-20th, 2013. These partners are crucial to success of The Louisiana Marathon’s®.
THE OFFICIAL DAILY NEWSPAPER OF THE LOUISIANA MARATHON
THE ADVOCATE, has been a major partner of the running festal weekend since 2013. We have enjoyed many opportunities throughout the years to engage and impact each organization’s brands and community outreach. We look forward to many years of partnership and hope you check out the paper in Baton Rouge, New Orleans or Lafayetter or visit TheAdvocate.com for the latest news from southeast Louisiana.
THE ADVOCATE, a daily morning newspaper published by Capital City Press, and its journalistic ancestors have been a vital force in Louisiana’s capital city and the surrounding communities for more than 160 years.
An Acadiana edition with news pertaining to Lafayette and the parishes of Acadiana is published daily except Sunday. In 2012, a New Orleans edition was started and is published daily. An Ascension section and Livingston-Tangipahoa section is published each Thursday with news on the faces and places in those areas.
Dathel and John Georges purchased The Advocate, Louisiana’s largest daily print newspaper on April 30, 2013. The Advocate, based in Baton Rouge and first published as a weekly in 1842, has an average daily circulation of 100,000 and serves Baton Rouge, Lafayette, New Orleans and surrounding communities in South Louisiana.
Today’s Advocate traces it publishing history back to The Democratic Advocate, a newspaper founded in 1842 with an agenda of defeating the local candidates of the rival Whig political party. The newspaper scene was in constant flux during the period of the Civil War, with newspapers and editors in transition. The Louisiana Capitolian appeared in 1868 and soon merged with the renamed Weekly Advocate. By 1889 The Advocate was being published daily, and in 1904 a new owner, William Hamilton, renamed it The Baton Rouge Times, and the paper became The State-Times. The newly formed Capital City Press owned by Charles P. Manship, Sr. and James Edmonds purchased the State-Times in 1909. The business was owned and operated by the Manship family until the sale in 2013 where at the time, David C. Manship was the Publisher/COO.
The State-Times, an afternoon publication with emphasis on local news, was published until October 1991. Capital City Press created The Morning Advocate in 1925 to provide a growing population with an early edition of the news provided by the local reporting staff and wire services, a vital source of local, national and international information in those days prior to radio and television. The new publication was an immediate success, enjoying a wide circulation in the towns and rural communities surrounding Baton Rouge. Women played major roles on the editorial staff during and after World War II. They got their main chance during the war, when they showed up so well that Publisher Charles P. Manship, 40, managed to keep them on the staff. Capital City Press operated on Florida Street in Baton Rouge until 1953 when it moved to a new location at 525 Lafayette Street. In the fall of 2005 Capital City Press moved their administrative offices to its present location, 7290 Bluebonnet Blvd. In 2006 the production facility at 6700 Bluebonnet was replaced with a new state-of-the-art facility at 10715 Reiger Road. The facility is equipped with MANRoland offset presses and a 48-inch web.
With the new ownership, John Georges assumed the role of CEO and Publisher of The Advocate, beginning a new chapter in the paper’s history. John looks forward to continuing the tradition of leadership and appreciation for the people of Louisiana that his predecessors, the Manship family, helped to establish. The Georges family plans to continue to provide daily news via print and digital to readers in Baton Rouge, Lafayette, New Orleans, and surrounding areas.
Established in 1962, Crescent Decal has the means to complete your entire advertising project under one roof. Our full service art department, equipped with the latest digital technology, can service simple to demanding print production. Our efficient sales staff, innovative artists, and meticulous production crew are here to handle all of your advertising needs…from art to finish! Please keep us in mind when thinking about your next advertising campaign.
Through Data, We Bring People Together
At Franklin, we’ve fine-tuned data for nearly a century. Today we excel at managing data, printing, and perfecting shipping strategies for direct mail marketers in many industries. Although our customers tell us we’re great at what we do, it’s our commitment to getting better every day that keeps us growing.
Garrity Print Solutions has served the Southeast since 1984, offering quality four color and digital printing. What started in the family garage has grown to a 40,000 sq ft facility. Investments in the latest digital presses and a variety of offset printing options have paid off for our customers who expect timely delivery of effective marketing materials – we guide you through every step in the printing process.
Lamar Advertising is the nation’s leading out-of-home advertising company. We specialize in out-of-home advertising and provide solutions for our customers in the form of Billboards, Digital, Transit and Highway Logo Signs. Founded in 1902, Baton Rouge-based Lamar has a broad corporate reach with over 200 locations across the United States, Canada and Puerto Rico.
Rebel was founded in 1957 by Bill and Ouida Cleveland as a small rubber stamp and engraving company. The company was purchased in 1987 by long time employee Lewis Roeling and his wife Lisa. Since then, Rebel Graphix has evolved into a fast growing large format sign company specializing in color management.
Rebel has been providing event signage for clients including The Louisiana Marathon, Coca Cola and CC’s Coffee to name a just a few. We have invested heavily in color management, one of the most important aspects of printing and most often overlooked by others. What this means to you is that you can be assured that we hit your color, the first time, every time.
Heavy investment in color calibration, state of the art digital printers, finishing equipment, computerized rotary and laser engravers make us uniquely prepared to tackle the most diverse project.
Throughout our evolution, Rebel Graphix has stayed true to who we are—a local, family-owned business laser focused and dedicated to our customers’ needs. YOU are the biggest part of our process…thank you for allowing us to partner with you. We are also privileged to be the Official Signage Sponsor of The Louisiana Marathon.
96.1 The River is Baton Rouge ’s home for Today’s Best Variety. With Murphy Sam and Jodi in the morning, and Scotty Mac in the afternoon. It’s the station to get you through your workday.
100.7 the Tiger | Your home for today’s best new country! 100.7 the Tiger is also the home for Chris Powers and Beat Bama Anna in the mornings.
102.5 WFMF is all about Today’s Hit Music. Kidd Kraddick in the Morning and Ryan Seacrest in the afternoon. If it’s new and hot, it’s on WFMF!
Talk 107.3 FM | Baton Rouge’s only FM talk station. Talk 107.3 FM also features Matt Kennedy and Brian Haldane in the mornings.