Advertisers

For rates, ad size specifications, and contract, please download our Ka Wai Ola insertion order below:

Ka Wai Ola Advertiser Form Download Advertiser Form – PDF Format

Questions / Support

If you have any questions about advertising in Ka Wai Ola, please contact: Kaleena Patcho, Multi-media Designer at kaleenap@oha.org or (808) 594-1981; or Multi-media Designer Joshua Koh at joshuak@oha.org or (808) 204-2445.

Display Advertising (general guidelines)

Individuals/organizations wishing to place a display ad in Ka Wai Ola must abide by all advertising guidelines, requirements and deadlines as outlined below:

  • Space reservations are made by printing, completing and submitting the display advertising insertion order form that is available to download on this page.
  • Completed insertion order forms must be submitted by the first Friday of the month.
  • Ads must be submitted camera-ready in PDF format with correct sizing by the 15th of the month.
  • OHA will not design, correct, or modify ads that are submitted incorrectly.
  • OHA will not be responsible for any errors in the artwork or the content of submitted camera-ready ads.
  • Placement of ads within the newspaper is dependent upon OHA’s design/layout needs.
  • Ads may not directly or indirectly disparage others.
  • The Office of Hawaiian Affairs reserves the right to refuse to print ads that do not meet any/all of the foregoing criteria.

Display Advertising (guidelines for political ads)

Political advertising must comply with all of the general guidelines detailed above. The additional guidelines (below) were established specifically for political advertising to provide fair access to all interested candidates, and in deference to the limitations posed by our printing budget and space:

  • Political ads may not exceed a quarter page in size (maximum size is either the 3 column quarter for $325 or the 2 column quarter for $275). Refer to Ka Wai Ola’s advertising insertion order (above) for specific measurements.
  • No discounts of any kind are available for political advertising.
  • Political ads will not be placed on the inside front cover or on the back cover of the printed Ka Wai Ola newspaper.
  • Placement of ads within the newspaper is dependent upon OHA’s design/layout needs, however, political ads will generally be placed towards the back of the issue.
  • The Office of Hawaiian Affairs reserves the right to refuse to print ads that do not meet any/all of the foregoing criteria.

Mākeke (classifieds) Advertising

Classified ads only $12.50 – Type or clearly write your ad of no more than 175 characters (including spaces and punctuation) and mail, along with a check for $12.50, to: Ka Wai Ola Classifieds, Office of Hawaiian Affairs, 560 N. Nimitz Hwy., Suite 200, Honolulu, HI 96817.

Make check payable to OHA (We cannot accept credit cards). Ads and payment must be received by the 15th for the next month’s edition of Ka Wai Ola. Send your information by mail, or e-mail with the subject “Makeke/Classified”. OHA reserves the right to refuse any advertisement, for any reason, at our discretion.

Mailing Address

Ka Wai Ola Office of Hawaiian Affairs 560 N. Nimitz Hwy., Suite 200 Honolulu, HI 96817

  • Tel: (808) 594-1835 (main phone line)
  • Ka Wai Ola email: kwo@oha.org