2020 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 more than 64,000 households in the Allegheny East, Allegheny West, Chesapeake, Mountain View, Ohio, Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Potomac conferences. This year we are publishing six issues, January/February, March/April, May/June, July/August, September/October and November/December.
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 2020 ad submission deadline schedule is listed below:
Display and Classified Ads:
January-February November 25, 2019
March-April January 27, 2020
May-June March 30
July-August May 26
September-October July 27
November-December September 21
January-February November 23, 2020
March-April January 19, 2021
—Ads run weekly, submitted on Mondays and switch out on Thursdays
Visitor Advertising Platforms
Classified Ads: $60 for 50 words or less .75c for each additional word over 50.
Classified box ads (one-column width, text centered in box): $150 for 80 words or less.
Announcements: church and school events: $15; all others at classified rates.
Frequency Discounts: 10% for 2 ads; 15% for 4 ads; 20% for 6 ads, scheduled in consecutive issues.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 church leaders, educators, pastors and members who read and share it with their networks.
The Visitor website, columbiaunionvisitor.com, provides the latest news coverage from around the Columbia Union and on issues important to Adventists. We average 8,000 viewers per month and had a total of 98,856 pageviews and 79,469 unique pageviews as of yearend 2019.
Digital Ad Rates and Ad Specifications
$80 each; minimum 2 ads
4 ads/$288 (10% discount)
8 ads/$544 (15% discount);
12 ads/$768 (20% discount)
200 pixels wide by 400 pixels tall
Digital ads run weekly, submitted press-ready and switch out every Thursday.
The ad submission deadline is Monday of the week the ad is scheduled to run.
All payments must be made no later than two weeks prior to the ad submission deadline. Checks and money orders accepted. Please make payable to Columbia Union Visitor and mail 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.
For Advertising Information and Placement, contact:
Sandra Jones, Advertising Manager
* Ad packages and quantity discounts available *