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OUR MISSION The Laurel Magazine is a celebration of the uncommon magic that can be found daily in the twin communities of the HighlandsCashiers Plateau. The Cherokee First People believed this spirit was a result of titanic forces beyond the realm of human understanding - the mountains ringing Highlands and Cashiers were literally gods. Whatever its secret, it’s always been a clarion call for all those looking for something different - the hardy pioneers, naturalists, poets, musicians, artists, and assorted dreamers. They, we’ve, discovered and nurtured something unique and precious.
OUR REACH The Laurel Magazine can be picked up at over 200 locations throughout the area, including hotels, chambers of commerce, country clubs, retail outlets, convenience stores, banks, real estate offices, grocery stores and more. The Laurel magazine is the most widely distributed magazine in the area and receives tons of requests for wedding packets and special events.
We like to think that the Laurel Magazine is a pretty good reflection of these communities. It’s what we chronicle with every issue of the Laurel, every calendar listing, every video we post. Each is a testament to the love that we share for this place and these people. Naturally, our photography can’t really capture the transcendent beauty of, say, Blue Valley or Silver Run Falls, nor can our prose, no matter how clever or poetic, ever match the big ideas and big hearts of the people who live here. But we make every effort with each and every issue. Join us!
ADDED VALUE Our print advertisers receive a multitude of added value incentives at no additional charge: Ad design and ad photography; Listing in Laurel’s index of advertisers; Clickable ad in monthly digital magazine version, and complimentary Expanded Listing at thelaurelmagazine.com.
IN EVERY ISSUE The Laurel publishes 11 times a year with distribution beginning the 1st each month. Ad deadlines are the 1st of the month prior to publication. EVENTS
HOMES & LIFESTYLES
Spotlighting the Plateau’s happenings
Revealing the Plateau’s unique backstory
Spotlighting the area’s beautiful homes and unique lifestyle offerings
Featuring local artists and art events
Providing health tips and spotlighting area providers
Spotlighting the quiet generosity of the people who live here
Exploring the Plateau’s many outside wonders
Highlighting the Plateau’s business community
DINING Focusing on the Plateau’s best restaurants, chefs and recipes
ADVERTISING INVESTMENTS AD SIZE
3.66 x 4.6
1/2 Page Horizontal
7.5 x 4.6
1/2 Page Vertical
3.66 x 9.525
8.375 x 10.875
8.875 x 11.375
16.75 x 10.875
17.25 x 11.375
Ad deadlines the 1st of each month | Dimensions are in inches |*per issue
4 Full pages
8 – 15 Full pages
16 – 23 Full pages
24+ Full pages
WAYS TO SAVE Prepay for your ad and receive a 10% DISCOUNT Submit ad by 1st of month and receive a 5% DISCOUNT
Inside Front, Inside Back and Back Cover: $1200 per issue, requires annual agreement.
GUARANTEED PLACEMENT Secure your requested positions (such as upper right or specific page) with a 5% UPCHARGE.
For more information about advertising with Laurel Magazine, or to schedule a media consultation call (828) 526-0173 or email email@example.com
AD FILE SUBMISSIONS Design and production of ads are included in advertising cost, however, if camera ready ads are submitted, please follow these guidelines: Only digital files are accepted. Applications supported are: Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, and Adobe InDesign.
Formats supported are: PDF, EPS, TIF and PSD.
Files should be prepared as CMYK.
Artwork and photos should be processed at a resolution of no less than 300 dpi at 100% of desired printing size.
All fonts should be Post Script and included (screen and printer).
email files to: firstname.lastname@example.org
WEEKLY ELBAST LANDING PAGE
$25 PER WEEK Blast your event details to our 2,200+ Weekly Events subscribers. Our subscribers look forward to the Weekly Events Calender arriving in their inbox to plan the week ahead. Increase awareness of your event with a photo, paragraph about the event, and a link to the event website. Ad deadline Fridays at 5 pm
SPECIAL EVENTS PACKAGE $100 PER EVENT
BIND-IN POSTCARDS Get noticed! Have your message printed on 6”x 4” postcards and binded in the Laurel.
Includes: Event landing page on thelaurelmagazine.com (includes link to website, promotional paragraph and photo or video); display ad on both highlandscashierscalendar.com, and The Laurel’s home page and ad on Weekly Calendar Eblast.
$4,000* PER INSERTION *Discounts available for November - March insertions.
COMMUNITY PUBLICATIONS Extend your marketing with these community publications. Advertise in 2 - enjoy 5% discount, advertise in all 4, and take 10% off! FULL PAGE
Prepay and save an additional 10% - $585(6”w x 9”t)
Prepay and save an additional 10% - $360 (5”w x 3.5”t)
Prepay and save an additional 10% - $225 (2.4”w x 3.5”t)
Ask about premium positions rates and availability | *per issue
2019 HIGHLANDS MOTORING FESTIVAL BROCHURE Deadline: March 1 Distribution begins in April
2019 VILLAGE GREEN Deadline: April 1 Distribution begins Memorial Day Weekend
2019 HIGHLANDS PLAYHOUSE PLAYBILL Deadline: April 15 Distribution begins in June
2019 HIGHLANDS FOOD & WINE FESTIVAL MENU OF EVENTS Deadline: October 15 Distribution Festival Week
Laurel Magazine of Highlands NC and Cashiers NC 2019 Media Kit