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Ballantine Communications

We are a multimedia company headquartered in Durango, Colorado, and servicing the Four Corners Region.

We offer the community and businesses a diverse range of services. We publish the news in print and online, create digital marketing strategies and business solutions, design creative content and organize local events.

Jessica Jones, Habitat for Humanity of La Plata County Executive Director
Habitat has been working with the Durango Herald for many years. They are easy to work with (shout out to Kelly!), have affordable non-profit pricing, and have made things work in a pinch for us.  We appreciate everything they do for us and the community!
~ Jessica Jones, Habitat for Humanity of La Plata County Executive Director
Kelly Quach, Community Foundations
I really enjoy working with the Durango Herald to promote my nonprofit events.  The Herald provides an informative pulse into Durango and a true gem for the community.  I appreciate working with Kelly as she seems more like a knowledgeable friend helping me to navigate the Herald’s many advertising products to find the best ways to get the most value out of my very limited marketing dollars.
~ Kelly Quach, Community Foundations
Grace Cannon, Graceful Gardens
Working with Kelly Ozier through Ballantine Communications is nothing short of easy and efficient. Her friendly attitude to help support my business advertisement is appreciated more than I can say. I always look forward to when I can reach out to what feels like my very own personal ad team. Thank you Kelly and Ballantine!
~ Grace Cannon, Graceful Gardens
Johnna Bronson, Lively
Lively has been working with Ballantine Communications since we opened in 2015.   Ballantine has been very helpful with our marketing and awareness for community events such as Noel Night and the Best Of Durango. We are grateful for our rep, Kelly Ozier who connects us to our local shoppers.
~ Johnna Bronson, Lively
Brittany Olmo, Platinum Luxury Auction
I have had the pleasure of working with Kelly Ozier just once since she took over as our account manager, though the first time we connected, it felt like she was our representative all along. I can say with certainty that the team at Ballantine Communications is knowledgeable, professional, and accommodating, always making sure to answer all of our questions, offer helpful suggestions, and respond promptly! Our advertising campaigns can be a bit sporadic, but we make sure to always include them when we can.
~ Brittany Olmo, Platinum Luxury Auction
Gina Rosato, Creative Cracker Jack
I’ve worked with Ballantine Communications in many capacities over the past two decades, utilizing their website development and display advertising opportunities.Their attentive staff has helped make the best marketing decisions for myself and my client base.
~ Gina Rosato, Creative Cracker Jack
Karis Morrall, Animas Surgical Hospital
Working with Kelly has been a breeze! She makes the whole advertising process smooth and hassle-free. Not only does she understand Animas Surgical Hospital’s needs, but she also goes above and beyond to ensure that our ad is print-worthy and reaches the right audience. Plus, her friendly demeanor and prompt responses make communication a pleasure. Highly recommend!
~ Karis Morrall, Animas Surgical Hospital
Kirsten Chesney, Durango Education Center
Kelly has been such a pleasure to work with at Ballantine! I can always count on her for timely responses to my questions and requests. Perhaps most helpful is that she sends reminders about upcoming ad publications where we have placed ads before (like the annual nonprofit guide). Last year, Kelly's reminder caught me at a bad time so she offered that her ad design team can help create the ad for me for free. I can't tell you how much of a time savings that was! And then this year, I feel like Kelly sent the reminder much earlier, which was PERFECT because I had time and space to create the ad without feeling overwhelmed. Lastly, I really appreciate how Kelly provides specs on what types of ads we've done in the past, so I know what sizes and price points to work off of. This was especially helpful when I first began working in my position and didn't have a good handle on what our "usual" was when it came to ads. Overall, I've really appreciated working with Kelly and our interactions never feel like a sales pitch. 5 out of 5 stars!
~ Kirsten Chesney, Durango Education Center
Nick Kogos; Marketing Manager; Visit Durango
Kelly Ozier at Ballantine Communications has been an incredible resource during the last year. I can confidently say Kelly is not only timely and detail-oriented, but also extremely caring and prompt. From the very first interaction, I was impressed by her professionalism and attention to detail. She takes the time to truly understand our organization and our unique needs before offering any suggestions or recommendations.Overall, I cannot speak highly enough about Kelly and her role in Sales Operations at Ballantine Communications. Her dedication, expertise, and genuine care for her clients make her stand out among the rest. I would highly recommend her to anyone looking for top-notch advertising services.
~ Nick Kogos; Marketing Manager; Visit Durango
Joel Recuerdo, Gem & Mineral Club
I've worked on the marketing committee for the Four Corners Gem and Mineral Show for many years. I choose Ballantine Communications for a good portion of our marketing.  They can advertise over a good portion of the Four Corners region through print media and have a far reach through electronic media.It's been such a joy working with Kelly Ozier. The whole advertising program is a bit intimidating to me. Kelly asked the right questions to tease out what I wanted to achieve with our marketing budget. She came up with a plan that would make the best use of that budget. Kelly made the whole process easy for me and she was fun to work with.
~ Joel Recuerdo, Gem & Mineral Club
Autumn Murray, Prohibition Herb
Working with Kelly Ozier, our sales representative at Ballantine Communications, has been nothing short of delightful. We have participated in DGO Magazine's Annual Cannabis Crawl for several years now and the representatives are always extremely helpful, communicative, and professional which ensures a successful event year after year. DGO Magazine is a staple amongst community members that are interested in everything cannabis-related and we are grateful to have been featured in it over the years.
~ Autumn Murray, Prohibition Herb
Nate Morgan, Prohibition Herb
Over the past years, we have worked with Ballantine Communications a lot and Kelly Ozier has definitely been the best to work with. She has been unbelievably helpful with anything we have asked about including working on graphics if we needed it. She is always reaching out to make sure we are aware of things going on in town and trying to include us. She is very skilled and pleasant to work with. Looking forward to working with her more!
~ Nate Morgan, Prohibition Herb
Judy Malone, Central Bank
Bank Central has worked with Ballantine for a number of years.  The Durango Herald as well as their special editions and print materials, have always been professional and a huge asset to business and the community.The individuals in the community recognize how much they do and give back.Anna Knowles, in particular, provides a “head’s up” to give us time to review our needs; she’s very responsive and offers suggestions in a timely manner!  Often making suggestions that improve our advertising!
~ Judy Malone, Central Bank
Bobbie Carl, Coldwell Banker
I have been advertising with the Durango Herald (Ballantine Communications)  for well over 30 years.  Always with great results. From the wonderful lady at the front desk to the advertising sales representatives it has always been a great experience.  The owners are generous when asked to  donate to local charitable organizations. I can't say enough about the Ballantine family and their good business practices.
~ Bobbie Carl, Coldwell Banker
Mario Vaiana, Ting
Working with Anna Knowles has been nothing short of a pleasant experience! Since the first time I reached out inquiring about advertising opportunities, Anna has been professional and great to work with. She is responsive, gives suggestions, listened to my goals and provided me a robust plan that fit within my budget. She has presented me additional opportunities which have worked out for both of us and I appreciate that. She's always there to answer my questions (half the time I feel like they are silly haha) and even has given suggestions on how to revamp our creative to make a bigger impact. I truly have enjoyed working with Anna the past few months and am excited for what lies ahead!
~ Mario Vaiana, Ting
Ashley Perkins, Ridgeway Chamber of Commerces
Anna provides personal and exceptional customer service.  Her willingness to go above and beyond extends from in person meetings in order to find what our organization is looking for to in-depth presentations of opportunities Ballantine can provide for us. It is a true pleasure to work with someone with clear focus and positive energy.
~ Ashley Perkins, Ridgeway Chamber of Commerces
Ben Frihauf, State Farm
Anna is a pleasure to work with.  She is great at keeping me apprised of new opportunities.  I would highly recommend.
~ Ben Frihauf, State Farm
The Durango Herald Readership Study, 2022
The Durango Herald serves a critical role in our community and region, and we are lucky that we have a local paper that is owned by folks who are part of our community. Perhaps as important a question as the one you ask is what we need to do to ensure that the situation doesn’t change
~ The Durango Herald Readership Study, 2022
The Durango Herald Readership Study, 2022
We appreciate local and regional coverage of environmental issues, political topics, and interesting people and places in our community.
~ The Durango Herald Readership Study, 2022
The Durango Herald Readership Study, 2022
Overall, I appreciate and feel satisfied with the coverage that Durango Herald provides.
~ The Durango Herald Readership Study, 2022
Jenny J Taylor, Communications Manager La Plata Electric Association
Working with Carter Reed, our sales representative at Ballantine Communications, has been a delight. His exceptional responsiveness and professionalism coupled with a great attitude have made our experience truly enjoyable.
~ Jenny J Taylor, Communications Manager La Plata Electric Association
Margaret at Durango Nursery & Supply
Ballantine offers a unique community perspective which allows businesses and individuals to actively participate in our region’s essential literature and events. Their representatives are extremely helpful and fun to work with, including our Rock Stars Carter R. with the Durango Herald and Matthew W. with Directory Plus!
~ Margaret at Durango Nursery & Supply
Tamara V., Manager of Star Liquors
Star Liquors has been serving Durango and the Four Corners area for over 35 years and we have used Directory Plus for 23 of those years to help our customers reach us for their libation needs. We are locally owned and operate as a friendly neighborhood liquor, beer, and wine destination store.
~ Tamara V., Manager of Star Liquors
Terry Bowers and Family, Owner of Guardian Pest Control
We have been advertising in the Red Book for over 10 years. Directory Plus continues to provide value in advertising my business. I know that with Directory Plus, our next customer is just a phone call away.
~ Terry Bowers and Family, Owner of Guardian Pest Control
Caden Rezek, Owner of Best Cleaning & Disaster Restoration Services Inc.
We have been advertising in Directory Plus for over 25 years since our business started. We continue to see results year after year. It has always provided a great return on our investment.
~ Caden Rezek, Owner of Best Cleaning & Disaster Restoration Services Inc.
Kevin Lucero, Owner of Magic Roofing & Construction
We Advertise in both Southwest Colorado and Farmington, NM area books. Directory Plus is an easy way for home owners across the entire four corners to reach us.
~ Kevin Lucero, Owner of Magic Roofing & Construction
Alex Shelley, Communications Executive San Miguel Power Association
Over the years, I’ve been gratified to work with BCI on print, digital, video, and social media projects. I’ve found that they think beyond the short term, considering brand stewardship as their overarching mission. They work efficiently and with a genuine desire to realize the best result for their clients. They prioritize relationships, fair dealing and product quality. I would not flinch in recommending their services to any professional organization that cares about its client relationships!
~ Alex Shelley, Communications Executive San Miguel Power Association
Roger Sterling, Southwest Appliance
BCI Media has been one of the best social marketing companies I have had the pleasure to work with. Not only have they helped increase our online presence, but are always looking for ways to improve it. They are always there to answer questions and are very friendly to work with. You can only win by working with BCI Media!
~ Roger Sterling, Southwest Appliance
Mike Wagner, owner
Ballentine hosted us at the 2023 Home and Ranch Show. It was a great event highlighting small businesses in the region. We made many new connections and had an excellent experience networking with other vendors, and attendees. Ballantine was organized and professional and they were very supportive from start to finish.
~ Mike Wagner, owner
Tico Time River Resort
I just wanted to share a quick note and let you know that you guys do a fantastic good job. I'm glad we decided to work with you. It's really great how easy it was to talk to Georgiana Hallock and Michele Wayne about our needs all through winter with a wonderful execution throughout our busy season. We appreciate you Ballantine Communications!
~ Tico Time River Resort
Callie Ruh, Owner & Artist Tuscan Sun Boutique
In 2023, I was a vendor at two events organized by Ballantine Events. Georgiana was a pleasure to work with; she is communicative and very well organized.
~ Callie Ruh, Owner & Artist Tuscan Sun Boutique

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