Encore Media Group engages businesses and brands with arts and culture audiences in Seattle and the Bay Area.

At Encore, we believe that the arts elevate the human experience, enriching our communities and our world. We also know they’re a great place to do business.

Encore reaches passionate people.

Encore engages a vibrant, thoughtful audience through print and online publications, events and more. Our people are curious, and curious people pay attention and share what they love. Join the conversation.

A San Francisco Opera audience before a performance at War Memorial Opera House. Photo by Drew Altizer.

Our Audience

The people who enjoy our publications and events in Seattle and the Bay Area are diverse in age and interests. They are generally affluent, active in their communities and encounter more than one of our products in their day-to-day lives. Here are three personas that provide a sense of the people we can help you reach:
Young Tech-Fluent Culture Curator

Jacki is a UX designer at a new firm in Seattle. She’s thoughtful, opinionated and loves the arts. When she’s not shopping for vintage homewares for her Capitol Hill loft, Jacki enjoys catching plays at Seattle Rep. An avid fan of City Arts, she reads the magazine and attends a few events every year. Jacki works in an in-demand field, enjoying a comfortable salary relatively early in her career, and is starting to invest.

  • City Arts social media
  • Seattle Repertory Theatre Encore Arts Program
  • City Arts events
  • SIFF Guide
Busy Arts-Inclined Professional

Sharon practices contract law from her Russian Hill home office that she’s hoping to remodel soon. She has her Stanford alma mater sticker on the back of her European sedan, which she uses to zip her two kids to their private Montessori. On weekends she and her husband hire a sitter and see shows at SFJAZZ or A.C.T., sometimes getting dinner or a drink afterward, where they ponder destinations for their next big family vacation.

Adventurous Engaged Retiree

Horace has worked at Boeing for 32 years and is gearing up to enjoy his retirement. His Wallingford Craftsman has appreciated in value in recent years, and he and his husband are planning on downsizing to a downtown condo. They want to easily get to the Pacific Northwest Ballet and Seattle Opera, where they are season ticket holders, so they’re looking for a realtor. Horace’s husband is planning on surprising him with a cruise once his retirement is official.

An audience at Book-It Repertory Theatre enjoys their Encore Arts Programs. Photo by John Ulman.

Encore Arts Programs

We have produced custom programs for major performing arts organizations for nearly five decades. At the opera, ballet and theaters region-wide, nearly 3 million patrons are handed an Encore Arts Program before the curtain rises. Enriching the audience experience, Encore Arts Programs provide a tangible link to performances and programming alongside advertisements from brands arts audiences trust—inspiring engagement and becoming treasured keepsakes.

Encore Arts Programs offer access to affluent, mature readers invested in the betterment of their world. Thoughtful and educated, they value quality experiences and products. We’d love to tell you more about our audiences in Seattle and the Bay Area—contact us for a more detailed look at the readers we reach.

Encore Arts Programs Education Chart
Encore Arts Programs Age Chart
Encore Arts Programs Gender Chart

The print magazine on display at Genre Bender, an interdisciplinary performance produced by City Arts. Photo by Robert Wade.

City Arts

Every month, City Arts magazine digs into Seattle’s creative community to provide our readers with a deep understanding of arts and culture in our region. Inspired by local artists and creatives, we seek out collaboration and innovation. Advertisers and sponsors appear beside beloved content in print and online, reaching more than 1 million members of our community annually.

City Arts offers rare access to a coveted demographic of 25–44 year olds with established careers, high incomes and strong community ties. Our readers are culturally aware consumers with an affinity for premium products and the means and motivation to pursue the best of everything. Does that sound like your market? Call us to learn more about reaching City Arts readers.

City Arts Education Chart
City Arts Age Chart
City Arts Gender Chart

More than 800 party guests celebrated the Future List with City Arts in 2016. Photo by Nate Gowdy.

Events

Events are an essential part of the Encore world. We produce arts-focused parties and performances as ready-made spaces for brand engagement and create custom events for our partners. We also sponsor existing events, fostering connections that bolster the best of our community. Want to collaborate? Give us a call.
In-House Events

Our in-house-produced events bring the content in our publications to life and attract the influencers and artists that define our cultural landscape. Under our City Arts brand, we produce the Art Walk Awards, Band Crush, the Future List party, and Genre Bender.

Custom Events

We produce events specifically for our client partners. Custom events can include public parties, private receptions, ticketed performances and whatever else we can dream up. Events are tailor-made and customized to whatever our clients may need.

Partnerships

We take great pride in the expertise of our editorial team and love to share what—and who—we know. We offer media sponsorship to businesses and organizations aligned with our values and goals.

Some organizations we have collaborated with include the following:

  • Blue Moon Brewing Company
  • CHANNEL Seattle Record Label Fair
  • CHOMP! Festival and Dinner the Park
  • City of Seattle Office of Arts & Culture
  • Civilization’s Design Lecture Series
  • Northwest Folklife
  • Seattle Public Library’s Playback Program

Marchers representing the City of Seattle at the 2015 Seattle Pride Parade. Encore produces the Official Seattle Pride Guide. Photo by Nate Gowdy.

Specialty Publications

Throughout Encore’s rich history, we have provided our publishing services to a wide array of clients. We help create magazines, guides, commemorative books and more. Some utilize our advertising sales services, allowing us to give our advertisers access to exclusive, niche publications, including those for Seattle Pride and SIFF. Whatever your publication needs may be, we can help.
The Official Seattle Pride Guide

There is no better way to reach the LGBTQ community than through the Pride Guide. The Guide is an indispensable resource for all of the events during Seattle’s Pride Month, including the Pride Parade. The Guide is produced in partnership with Seattle Pride, the volunteer-driven nonprofit organization whose mission is to celebrate the culture, heritage and diversity of Seattle’s LGBTQ communities and their allies.

SIFF Guide & Catalog

The Seattle International Film Festival is the largest and the most highly attended film festival in the country. Encore partners with SIFF to produce the SIFF Guide, which provides information on all that SIFF has to offer, and the SIFF Catalog, a comprehensive source of information on festival films. The two publications are read by more than 125,000 people in the Greater Seattle area.

We Love to Collaborate

Encore has experience working with clients large and small. Each project and process is tailor-made to the needs of the organization. Running the gamut in scale and scope of services provided, we’ve worked in a variety of industries, including travel and tourism, sport and leisure and, of course, arts and culture.