About The Colorado Springs Independent

Nestled against the Rocky Mountains, Colorado Springs is a dynamic and diverse community where politics, arts, and culture flourish. The Colorado Springs Independent captures the essence of this city, engaging with its political and environmental issues while highlighting its vibrant cultural scene.

The Independent Community

Community Engagement

The Independent actively participates in the local scene, sponsoring events like the Pikes Peak Marathon, Rocky Mountain Women's Film Festival, and the annual Best Of Awards. The publication is deeply committed to fostering community spirit and engagement.

Expanded Reach

Under PPMC's ownership, the Independent's distribution has expanded to 50,000 copies, reaching more households and engaging a broader audience in the Pikes Peak region. The publication is set for an exciting new chapter, with increased readership and city-wide coverage.

Revival & Growth

In 2024, Pikes Peak Media Company (PPMC), founded by Kevin O’Neil and JW Roth, acquired the Colorado Springs Independent and the Colorado Springs Business Journal. This acquisition marked a significant revival and growth for these key local publications, with Fran Zankowski, a former publisher, stepping in as Interim Publisher.

Commitment to Colorado Springs

PPMC is focused on building a stronger community in Colorado Springs through its publications. Mayor Yemi Mobolade praised the revival, highlighting the Independent's role in providing diverse perspectives and enhancing civic life. The Colorado Springs Chamber & Economic Development Corporation, led by President & CEO Johnna Reeder Kleymeyer, also welcomed the acquisition, acknowledging PPMC’s vision and commitment.

Readership

Median Age

Age Range

Gender Profile (Cume)​

Median Income​

$ 30 k

Home Owners

40 %

Median Home Value

$ 300 k

Ethnicity Profile (Cume)​

Distribution

The Colorado Springs Independent provides a variety of modular print display advertising sizes, from a sixteenth to a full page. Advertisers can choose four-color options and premium placements. As a bonus, all print display advertisers are included in our e-edition.

Social

32.8k

Followers

11.3k

Followers

16k

Followers

1.2k

Followers

Digital Reach

28.8k

Monthly Sessions

350K

Monthly Page Views

600k

Monthly Users

Email and Newsletters

10k

Subscribers

Advertising

Print

The Colorado Springs Independent provides a variety of modular print display advertising sizes, from a sixteenth to a full page. Advertisers can choose four-color options and premium placements. As a bonus, all print display advertisers are included in our e-edition.

Digital

The Independent offers several online advertising placements, including leaderboards, medium rectangles, mobile banners, and specialty formats. We also feature sponsored articles, ticket giveaways, featured event listings, photo galleries, customized landing pages, and more on csindy.com. Ask about our sponsored email campaigns and social media promotion packages.

Contact Us

Pikes Peak Media Company is a dynamic media enterprise revitalizing and enhancing the media landscape in Colorado Springs. Through strategic acquisitions and innovative initiatives, PPMC is fostering community engagement and delivering quality content across the region.

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