Visitor Magazine

How We Serve

The Columbia Union Visitor is a 48-page monthly news magazine for members of the Columbia Union Conference of Seventh-day Adventists. It is circulated to 55,000 households in the Allegheny East, Allegheny West, Chesapeake, Mountain View, Ohio, Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Potomac conferences.

Advertising and Subscription Information

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 (www.adventist.org). The Columbia Union Visitor does not 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 classified advertisers who are members of the Seventh-day Adventist Church must submit a letter of recommendation from their pastor or conference leadership. Contact information must also be submitted if it is not in the actual text of the advertisement.

Payment must accompany advertisement(s) for both classified and display advertising.  We do not bill for classified or display advertising, and tear sheets are not provided unless prior arrangements are made. Checks and money orders are accepted. Make checks payable to Columbia Union Visitor and mail together with your advertisement and recommendations (if applicable) to Sandra Jones (classified advertising) or Beth Michaels (display advertising), Columbia Union Visitor, 5427 Twin Knolls Rd., Columbia, MD 21045.

Classified Advertising Rates are calculated on a per insertion basis in our 12 issues. Minimum charge is $48 for 50 words or less for ads originating within the Columbia Union Conference, and $52 for all others. Additional words: 75 cents each. Frequency discounts for prepaid ads: 10% 6/year, 15% 12/year. Box ads (classified ad in a box) are $120/$140, for a maximum of 80 words. Church and school events: $25 (maximum 50/60 words). Ads must be placed four weeks before the issue date (the first of each month). Word count is based upon the spaces between words in normal usage.

Display Advertising Rates.  Space must be reserved a minimum of four weeks ahead of issue date.  Display ads must arrive to the display manager three weeks prior to ship date.  For rates and deadline information, contact Beth Michaels (contact information listed below).  We retain the right to reject an advertisement if it does not meet the standards set forth by the Columbia Union Visitor.

Display Advertising Specs: All press-ready display ads must be submitted in CMYK at a resolution of 300 dpi, in either a JPG or PDF format. The Visitor assumes no liability for the products or services advertised, and no responsibility for typographical errors.

 

For more information about advertising in the Visitor magazine, please contact:
Sandra Jones for classified and digital advertising:
E-mail: sjones@columbiaunion.net
Phone: 1-888-4-VISITOR or 410-997-3414, ext. 571

Beth Michaels for display advertising:
E-mail: bmichaels@columbiaunion.net
Phone: 1-888-4-VISITOR or 301-596-0800 ext. 574

 

Display Advertising Rates*
Ad Sizes (covers one issue)
Wide by High
Color or
black & white
Cost
Full page
8.5 x 11 (page size, including bleed)
8.125 x 10.625 (page size, trimmed)
7.125 x 9.625 (within margins)
4-color $2,500
Half page 3.1 x 8.9 (vertical--within margins)
4.25 x 11 (vertical--with bleed)
6.5 x 4.4 (horizontal--within margins)
8.5 x 5.25 (horizontal--with bleed)
4-color
Black & white
$1,500
$1,300
Eighth page (vertical only) 1.5"(w) x 4.4" (h) 4-color
Black & white
$350
Quarter page 3.15" (w) x 4.4" (h) 4-color
Black & white
$800
$700
Back page 7.5 x 8.25 (within margins)
8.75 x 8.75 (with bleed)
4-color only $2,800

*Discounts are given for multiple ad bookings.
 

Classified Advertising*

In Union: $48 for 50 words or less/.75 each additional word
Out of Union: $52 for 50 words or less/.75 each additional word

Frequency Discount (prepaid):
15% for 12 insertions

10% for six insertions

Column Ad*
(Classified ad in a box)

Word count: Maximum 80 words
In Union cost: $120
Outside Union cost: $140

Announcements

Church and School Events
$25 flat fee (50-60 word max.)

All Others
Classified advertising rates

Digital Advertising
Available in the Visitor News Bulletin email
and at columbiaunionvisitor.com

Visitor News Bulletin
The Visitor News Bulletin is the weekly email newsletter published by the Columbia Union Conference, designed to keep members informed and connected in between issues of the monthly Visitor magazine. It includes news, photos, quotes and calendar events and is circulated to nearly 1,200 leaders, educators, pastors and members who read and share it with their networks.

To subscribe, please visit columbiaunion.org/emailnews. To submit a digital advertisement, please email sjones@columbiaunion.net or call toll-free (888) 484-7486, and ask for Sandra Jones.


All rates are weekly:
$25/ad (two-week minimum)
3 ads: $75
4 ads: $90 (10% discount)
12 ads: $255 (15% discount)

Specs:
200 pixels wide x 400 pixels tall
72 dpi
RGB
Jpeg

Visitor News Website
Columbiaunionvisitor.com provides the latest news coverage from around the Columbia Union and on issues important to Adventists.

To submit an advertisement, please email sjones@columbiaunion.net or call toll-free: (888) 484-7486 and ask for Sandra Jones.
 
All rates are weekly:
$25/ad (two-week minimum)
3 ads: $75 4 ads: $90 (10% discount)
12 ads: $255 (15% discount)
 
Specs:
200 pixels wide x 400 pixels tall
72 dpi
RBG
Jpeg


Subscription Information: If you’d like your name added to our mailing list, or your name is already on the mailing list but you have an address change:

Email to: sjones@columbiaunion.net
Call toll-free: (888) 4-VISITOR/888-484-7486
or mail to:
Columbia Union Visitor
Subscription Services
5427 Twin Knolls
Columbia, MD  21045

Please send your name and address, the name of the conference where your membership is held, the name of the church where you are a member, your telephone number and email address. If an address change, add your previous address as listed on the magazine label, along with the number above and to the right of your name, beginning with VI  ANB ___ ending with –CU.

If you want your name removed from the mailing list, please send your name and address as it is listed on the mailing label, along with the number above and to the right of your name, beginning with VI  ANB ___ ending with –CU, and the name of the church where you are a member.

If you live outside the Columbia Union Conference territory, a year’s subscription (12 issues) and the Visitor calendar is $21. Please make your check payable to: Columbia Union Visitor and mail to the above address.

Frequency Discount: 15% for 6 or more ads in a single contract.


Thank you for your patronage!