2018 Visitor Advertising Guidelines and Rates/Media Kit
The Columbia Union Visitor is a 48-page, full-color news magazine for members of the Columbia Union Conference of Seventh-day Adventists. It is circulated to nearly 63,000 households in the Allegheny East, Allegheny West, Chesapeake, Mountain View, Ohio, Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Potomac conferences. We publish 10 issues yearly, with combined issues for January/February and July/August.
Advertising space is provided to church and parachurch organizations and businesses that provide products or services in harmony with the mission and beliefs of the Seventh-day Adventist Church (adventist.org). The Columbia Union Visitor does not endorse or guarantee the integrity of any product or service advertised, and we reserve the right to refuse or discontinue advertisements at any time and edit advertisements to comply with editorial policies.
First-time advertisers who are members of the Seventh-day Adventist Church must submit a letter of recommendation from their pastor or conference leadership, stating that they are members in good standing. Email is accepted for pastor recommendations and ad submissions to email@example.com.
The 2018 ad submission/payment deadline schedule is at the bottom of this webpage. Payment must be made with ad submission. Checks and money orders accepted. Please make payable to Columbia Union Visitor and mailed to Sandra Jones, Advertising Manager, Columbia Union Visitor, 5427 Twin Knolls Rd., Columbia, MD 21045. For classified advertising, please include a paper copy of your ad with payment. Invoices are available upon request.
Classified Ads: $60 for 50 words or less .75c for each additional word over 50.
Column ads (classified ad centered in a box): $150 for 80 words or less.
Announcements: church and school events: $25; all others at classified rates.
Frequency Discounts: 10% for 5 ads; 15% for 10 ads, scheduled yearly. Ads are posted on our Visitor website, columbiaunionvisitor.com, at no additional cost.
How to Submit Display Ads:
Ads are accepted in the following formats: JPEG or PDF.
All files must be high resolution (at least 300 dpi). Please note that we do not make corrections to ads, so please send your ad in its final format.
Do you have a question about your display ad format or size? Contact Kelly Coe at (410) 997-3414, ext. 573, or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Ad submission/payment deadline schedule listed below.
Digital Media Advertising
Digital ads are available in the email Visitor News Bulletin and on our Visitor news website, columbiaunionvisitor.com.
The Visitor News Bulletin is the weekly email newsletter published by the Columbia Union Conference, designed to keep members informed and connected between issues of the monthly magazine. It includes news, photos and quotes and is circulated to more than 3,200 leaders, educators, pastors and members who read and share it with their networks.
Columbiaunionvisitor.com provides the latest news coverage from around the Columbia Union and on issues important to Adventists. There are an average of 9,000 page views and more than 3,000 users per month.
Digital Ad Rates and Specifications
$60 each; minimum 2 ads
4 ads/$240; 8 ads/$430 (10% discount); 12 ads/$610 (15% discount)
200 pixels wide by 400 pixels tall
Digital ads run weekly, submitted press-ready and switch out every Thursday.
Ad submission deadline is on Mondays, 10 days prior to the run date.
** Ad packages available **
2018 Advertising Submission/Payment Deadlines
Display and Classified Ads:
Jan/Feb November 20
March January 22
April February 19
May March 26
June April 23
Jul/Aug May 21
September July 12
October August 20
November September 17
December October 22
Jan/Feb 2019 November 26
March 2019 January 21
--Ads run weekly and switch out every Thursday.
--Ad submission deadline falls on Mondays, 10 days before
the ad is scheduled to run.
--Payment is due at time of ad submission.
Advertising Information/Placement, contact:
Sandra Jones, Advertising Manager
(410) 997-3414, ext. 571