West Virginia's #1 Source for Food, Music, Shopping, Theatre, and Events!

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HashtagWV Art & Entertainment is a high-quality print and digital multimedia platform for all things West Virginia and the greater Appalachian region. The editorial focus is local music, unique shopping, the arts, events and things to do, theatre, and food and drinks.

  • Digitally we serve all 55 counties and the greater Appalachian region.
  • In print, we distribute and serve 12 counties in southern West Virginia and 3 counties in Virginia.
  • Monthly content in the paper
  • Daily videos and posts @hashtagwv
  • Daily content on hashtagwv.com
  • Daily event submissions/listings at hashtagwv.com/events
  • Click here for MEDIA KIT

HashtagWV remains D.I.Y. in nature and it takes hundreds of hours a month to research and write, and thousands of dollars to sustain. If you find any joy and value in it, please consider becoming a sponsor.

Publisher/Editor-in-Chief: Christina Edwards

Editor/Staff Writer: Matthew Young

Distribution Drivers: Barry Shisler, Gillian McGinn, Michael Flynn, Sheena Pendley, Kate Loeffler, Rick Edwards, Christina Edwards, Troy Entenmann. Want to help distribute? Let us know! 

HashtagWV Writers: Barry Pyne, Autumn SheltonLarry BergerAmy Hoke and The Greenbrier sommelier team, Sherri Brake, D.P. Whitt, Redcool Comics, Diana Hunt, Larry CaseJosh Lapping, Larry Davis, Gillian McGinn, Jason Scott, Ginger LaSalle, Rob Brezny, Jim Warner, Janine Lazarus, Willow Ferguson.

WHAT WE OFFER:

  • Print & Digital (Save up to 40%!)
  • Video Shorts 
  • Banner Ads (starting at $99/week) or included w/ a full page print ad
  • Social Media (reaching thousands of folks everyday)
  • Newsletter
  • Text updates.

Please note:

  • All print advertising is digital
  • Web features
  • Advertisement design provided.
  • Easy online bill pay.

OUR AUDIENCE: Our audience is a diverse group of readers of all ages that eat, drink, shop, attend events, support the arts, stay in hotels, enjoy live music, live and spend their money locally, are visiting the area, and/or explore the outdoors. Ages range from youth to 99.

THE NUMBERS:

  • 13,000 free-full color papers in 15 counties monthly in WV & VA. Our circulation is audited to ensure accuracy and reflects an impressive pick-up rate of over 98%. (Charleston, Beckley, Fayetteville, Princeton, Snowshoe, Lewisburg, Thomas, Elkins, Summersville, Lexington, Hot Springs, etc)
  • 40k+ followers with very high engagement. Follow us @hashtagwv TikTok, Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, Twitter, YouTube.
  • 300-500 daily unique visitors at hashtagwv.com
  • 2,542 newsletter subscribers
  • MSM text updates hashtagwv.com/text

We live in a visual world. Join us for the journey.

Papers Across 15 Counties !!!

    1. Alleghany (VA)
    2. Bath (VA)
    3. Cabell
    4. Fayette
    5. Greenbrier
    6. Kanawha
    7. Mercer
    8. Monroe
    9. Nicholas
    10. Pocahontas
    11. Raleigh
    12. Randolph
    13. Rockbridge (VA)
    14. Summers
    15. Tucker

HASHTAGWV FAQ

  • In all the Right Places: HASHTAGWV is distributed free of charge in hundreds of locations that are hand-picked to maximize exposure to active adults. We constantly review the logistics of paper delivery and stops are audited monthly to ensure accuracy.
  • Distribution Locations: (We reach our audience where they live, eat, shop, drink, play, and fill up their gas tank)
    • Retailers
    • State and County Visitor’s Centers
    • Restaurants, Bars
    • Breweries
    • Coffee Shops
    • Grocery Stores
    • University Campuses
    • Hotels and Airbnb’s
    • Airports
    • Gas Stations
    • Subscriptions
  • Market Concentration: Circulation is concentrated in the population centers of southeastern West Virginia and the Alleghany region of Virginia. Distribution points are selected to ensure availability in locations rich with active adults seeking to find things to do.
  • Successful advertisers with HASHTAGWV ART & ENTERTAINMENT  understand the importance of collaboration with our team and presenting advertisements that demonstrate value to the readers. See our testimonials:hashtagwv.com/testimonials
Christina Entenmann

Christina Entenmann

HASHTAGWV ART & ENTERTAINMENT Publisher/Editor-in-Chief, Christina Entenmann-Edwards has been a WV resident since September 2008. She was born and raised in Fairfield County, Connecticut, and is no stranger to hard work and the entrepreneurial spirit. In 2006, she graduated from Quinnipiac University (Hamden, Connecticut), Cum Laude, with a B.A. in History. In 2010, she graduated with an M.B.A. from Liberty University (Lynchburg, Virginia). In February 2012, Christina launched HashtagWV as the area’s first full-color, free arts and entertainment tabloid + digital platform. Christina completed the Leadership West Virginia class of 2021, which is an innovative program that grows, engages, and mobilizes leaders to ignite a life passion to move West Virginia forward.

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