Canton/Akron Billboards, Cinema, Mall & Aternative Ads

Dennis Bell

Canton, OH, Ohio
United States
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This name was given to Akron because of the Portage Summit, which was the highest point on the Ohio & Erie Canal. After Akron's founding in 1825, it quickly began construction on its first canal. The canal opened in 1832, joining the Ohio and Cuyahoga rivers. In 2008 and for the third time in its history, the City of Akron was named an "All-America City" by the National Civic League at their annual competition in Tampa, Florida.

As of the 2010 census, Akron's population was 199,110, making it the fifth largest city in Ohio. When counting both the Summit and Portage counties (Akron's metropolitan area) the population was 703,200.

Cost of outdoor advertising in Akron OH

Poster CostsBulletin Costs
Digital Billboard Costs
Cost estimates based on 15 displays
Cost estimates based on 6 displays
Available-- YES
CPM-- $3.09
CPM-- $5.60
Sold as network-- YES
CPP-- $19.79
CPP-- $35.84
Average weekly impressions per display-- 235,893
Average weekly impressions per display-- 36,576
Average weekly impressions per display-- 317,966
Bus Advertising Costs

King Displays / Tail Displays
Cost estimates based on 20 displays / Cost estimates based on 20 displays
CPM-- $0.69 / CPM-- $0.54.
CPP-- $4.40 / CPP-- $3.47.
Average weekly impressions per display-- 98,282 / Average weekly impressions per display-- 98,282.
What you need to know about outdoor advertising in Akron Ohio.

Two highly traveled interstates meet in the Akron, Ohio market; I-76 & I-77. These travel routes see traffic from Cleveland, Youngstown, Pittsburgh & Columbus, as well as other major cities.

The University of Akron sold the Rubber Bowl, 4 years after the completion of their new on campus field InfoCision Stadium. The sale of the stadium is linked to interest in the United States Football League (USFL). The new owners wanted to see a USFL team come to the city of Akron.

Akron MSA.
Akron, Ohio Metro Demographics.

Population *: 199,110.
White American persons: 62.2%.
African American persons: 31.5%.
Asian American persons: 2.1%.
Latino or Hispanic: 2.1%.
Native American: 0.2%.
Median household income: $34,359.

MSA information for Akron.

Akron is part of the CBSA of Cleveland-Akron-Elryia. The Akron Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA) includes Summit and Portage counties. This MSA has an 18+ population of 550,775. When targeting this smaller MSA of the much larger Cleveland-Akron-Elryia CBSA, it is important to accurately define your desired coverage area and population figures. Securing the appropriate impression quantity will be directly affected by your defined market targets.

Events in Akron (Annual).

Hamburger Festival / Akron Arts ExpoSummerfest / Hudson Wine Festival.
Akron Zoo Say BOO! / HolidayFest / EJ Thomas Christmas Arts & Crafts Show / ROCK IS DEAD Festival / Masterpieces On Main Wine & Art Festival.
Wine Opener / Coventry Craft Fair / Ramp Up Peninsula / Oddmall Chrishanukwanzmadan Show.
Adventures in Stamping / It's A Spring Thing Art & Craft Show / Octoberfest Craft Fair.
RubberStamp & Scrapbook Convention / Spring into Summer Business Expo / Kent art in the Park.
Sports in Akron.:
Akron Aeros / Akron Racers / Akron Summit Assault.
Businesses of Note: The city is home to two Fortune 500 companies. They are Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company, and FirstEnergy. Other companies of note headquartered in Akron include Acme Fresh Market, Atlantic Foundry Company, Firestone Tire & Rubber Company, General Tire, Gojo Industries, Hygenic Corporation, O'Neil's, Roadway Services, Saalfield Publishing, Seiberling Rubber Company, Sterling Jewelers, Strickland's Frozen Custard, and Summit Racing Equipment.

Advertising & PR agencies: (AD) Keathley Advertising, Lunar Cow Design, Whitespace Creative, Clear Channel Outdoor, Hardman Group, Anthony Thomas Agency, Wjw Fox 8, 9Threads, JWT Action, Infocorr, quoBLUE,, the art Factory, Inc., Array Creative, Aduro Communications LLC, Hitchcock Fleming & Associates 427 Design, Optic Lingo, Inc., SageRock (PR) Highland Public Relations, Singles Experience, DMG Communications, MACS Integrated Marketing Communications, Clayman Advertising, Inc., Maddox Marketing Group, Inc., DL Bennett Co., and Tennessee Williams Advertising.


There is one public university located within the city limits: The University of Akron.

Akron's must see destinations.

The Akron ZooDr. Bob's HomeVirginia Kendall Park.
The West Point MarketF.A. Seiberling Nature RealmCarousel Dinner Theater.
Hale Farm & VillageAkron Art MuseumAkron Civic Theater.
Harry London ChocolatesStan Hywet Hall & Gardens.
For more information on Akron, please visit the Greater Akron Chamber of Commerce website.

Canton Ohio is the home of the Pro Football Hall of Fame