Where Public Notice Happens

The leading public notice platform for newspapers and their customers.

Column’s software & services deliver unmatched cost savings for publishers. We help you automate routine tasks, simplify the publication process, and deliver the best customer experience.

Trusted By Publishers Nationwide

We partner with publishers of all shapes and sizes. Our network of publishing partners comprises over 450 publications across all 50 states.

Column Pro

Full Service Public Notice & Legal Ad Management

Combine our self-serve software with a suite of cost-saving professional services provided by our Column Reps, who bring decades of experience as legal reps at newspapers across the country.

Column Standard

Outsource Your Affidavit Process

Column’s automated affidavits feature ensures a compliant and streamlined affidavit process for your paper. We take care of signing and notarizing all your affidavits in two business days or less. You won’t have to lift another finger.

How We Got Started

“When art critics get together they talk about Form and Structure and Meaning. When artists get together they talk about where you can buy cheap turpentine.”

Growing up, our founder and CEO Jake Seaton worked as a paperboy and reporter for his family’s five-generation local newspaper, the Manhattan Mercury, in the town known as the Little Apple – Manhattan, Kansas. Jake’s lifelong proximity to the industry put him in a unique position to recognize some of its biggest challenges — public notice being one of them.

For many of us, Column isn’t the first company we’ve grown and scaled. In fact, our work has attracted Columnists from Fortune 100 technology companies, high-caliber work in the federal government, and executive positions at major media companies. Together, we apply our collective skills as technologists and passion for solving hard problems to make public information systems more valuable.

Schedule A Discovery Call

Our team will ask some questions to better understand your unique situation and then together we’ll explore our tools and discuss how it could add value to your workflow. If you're interested in moving forward, we’ll get you started on an onboarding and implementation process that fits your schedule.

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We are a wildly talented remote-first team. Sure, our Columnists are software engineers, marketers, salespeople, operators, and designers. But, we are also musicians, authors, dancers, (recovering) lawyers, former startup founders, and even award-winning filmmakers. Every Columnist has a story to tell.

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