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Acres U.S.A. ad rates


Download our advertising rate schedule here. (PDF file, download Adobe Reader here.)
 







Rates effective January 2017 issue

There are three ways to advertise in Acres U.S.A., each having particular benefits to offer against your communication needs and budget.

Display Advertising

Available in 6 standard ad units in 10 different sizes, there is a display ad to fit every product or service. These ads are always placed alongside the text of stories and are your highest impact way to advertise.

Marketplace Advertisements

This special section features small-space ads clustered in a dedicated “shopper’s mall,” forming a directory of sorts. These ads serve to keep your product or service consistently visible. Being present in the Eco-Resources section of Acres U.S.A. means you will be easy to find when they’re ready to buy. These very affordable ads are essential — even if you’re a display advertiser.

Classifieds

Acres U.S.A. has many longtime, repeat Classified advertisers. Why? Because Acres U.S.A. Classifieds work and they’re a bargain. Whether to announce a one-time offer or seek to hook readers with a unique pitch, our Classified Ads might be right for you.




Display advertising


Standard-sized ads

 

Frequency (ads/year)

1x

6x

12x

Back cover

 

 

$1,300 *

Inside front cover

 

 

$1,250 *

Inside back cover

 

 

$1,200 *

Full-page

$1,095

$960

$875

2/3 page

$770

$700

$635

1/2 page

$630

$560

$505

1/3 page

$440

$390

$350

1/4 page

$335

$290

$265

1/6 page

$230

$205

$185

 

* Includes four-color printing.

Color
Four-color printing is available at an added charge of $150; advertiser must supply an acceptable electronic file with colors created in CMYK format.

Non-standard ads
Ads that are not one of our standard sizes will be enlarged/reduced to fit the closest standard ad size (not “floated” in a too-wide column or sticking outside a too-narrow column).

 


 

Marketplace Section

All ads one column wide (2¼”), pre-paid, billed once for either 6 or 12 issues.

vertical size

 

Cost (6 issues), black & white

Cost (6 issues), color

 

Cost (12 issues), black & white

Cost (12 issues), color

1”

 

$300

$425

 

$475

$750

1½”

 

$425

$630

 

$725

$1,100

2”

 

$525

$750

 

$950

$1,275




 

Classified Ads

Up to 20 words for $25.00; additional words $1.00 each. Prepaid only.

In addition to mailing in Classified Ads, they can be faxed to (512) 892-4448 (along with credit card number and expiration date) or emailed to advertising@acresusa.com. Classified ads must be received in writing with payment by deadline. No invoicing or verbal acceptance of these ads.

 


 

General Instructions

Deadlines
Space reservation and materials-received deadline as listed in downloadable advertising rate schedule (above). Advertisers are responsible for submitting advertising material on or before deadline date. Sorry, printing, mailing and distribution requirements preclude granting extensions.

Acceptance of advertising
We reserve the right to accept or refuse any advertisement without cause. We must have on record in our office complete company name, contact name, physical address and phone number for all ads not bearing this information. We reserve the right to inspect all mail-order products prior to running advertising.

Design services
Don’t have ad artwork? Need a current ad modified? We have extensive in-house art production capabilities. We can create an ad for you from your original photos, logos, thoughts or doodles. For best photo reproduction, send us high resolution digital images. Production time billed at $50 per hour and can be estimated prior to ad placement.

Terms
First ad prepaid. Subsequent advertising to be prepaid unless credit approved in advance. Call or write for a credit application. If credit granted, net due upon receipt of invoice; past due at 30 days; strict. No advertising will be accepted for accounts with any past due balance.

Discounts
All advertising billed at published net rate card costs. No further agency discounts allowed.

Production specifications
Cover printed by sheetfed offset press on 70-lb. coated stock; interior printed by cold-set web offset press on 35-lb. premium newsprint.
Cover positions — 300 dpi, 2% minimum, 92% maximum, 300% total ink density.
Inside positions — 200 dpi, 2% minimum, 87% maximum, 240% total ink density.

Materials
Acres U.S.A. accepts the following electronic formats:
• Press-quality PDF files (fonts must be embedded).
• EPS/AI files with fonts converted to outlines.
• TIF files with a resolution of 300 dpi or higher (600 dpi preferred).
• InDesign files may be acceptable.
• Except for full-page advertisements, all advertisements must have borders or a visible “edge.”

Design services available. Please check with our production department if you have any questions.

Display Ad Dimensions

Size

inches (width x height)

 Full-page bleed (cover positions or inside)
    Live area
    Trim
    Bleed

7 1/2” x 10”

8 1/4” x 10 3/4”

8 1/2” x 11”

 Full-page (inside, non-bleed)

7 1/4” x 9 1/2”

 2/3-page

4 3/4” x 9 1/2”

 1/2-page standard

4 3/4” x 7”

 1/2-page vertical

3 1/2” x 9 1/2”

 1/2-page horizontal

7 1/4” x 4 5/8”

 1/3-page standard

4 3/4” x 4 5/8”

 1/3-page vertical

2 1/4” x 9 1/2”

 1/3-page horizontal

7 1/4” x 3”

 1/4-page standard

3 1/2” x 4 5/8”

 1/4-page horizontal

4 3/4” x 3 5/8”

 1/6-page vertical

2 1/4” x 4 5/8”

 1/6-page horizontal

4 3/4” x 2 3/16”

 

Eco-Resource Ads, Column Measure (width)
1 column wide only . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2¼”

 


 

Editorial Calendar / Issue Themes

Acres U.S.A. is a general-interest magazine written and edited for all farmers, ranchers, graziers and gardeners who seek to produce food without toxic technology. Each issue covers a broad spectrum of content designed to touch on all scales of farming operation. A few key topics, however, serve as issue themes presenting special advertising opportunity for specialty products. Even in these theme issue a variety of material is presented making the issue of interest to all readers.

Month

Theme

January

Seeds

February

General Interest

March

Poultry

April

General Interest

May

Permaculture

June

Livestock

July

General Interest

August

Homesteading

September

General Interest

October

Soil Fertility & Testing

November

General Interest

December

Bonus Conference Distribution






Advertising Management
Please contact us with any questions or to reserve advertising space.
Phone: 512-892-4400
Fax: 512-892-4448
Email: advertising@acresusa.com

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Mailing address:
Acres U.S.A.
P.O. Box 301209
Austin, Texas 78703-0021