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MEDIA

THELAURELMAGAZINE.COM

KIT 2019

YOUR GUIDE TO THE

HIGHLANDS-CASHIERS PLATEAU


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

HISTORY

HOMES & LIFESTYLES

Spotlighting the Plateau’s happenings

Revealing the Plateau’s unique backstory

Spotlighting the area’s beautiful homes and unique lifestyle offerings

ARTS

HEALTH

GIVING BACK

Featuring local artists and art events

Providing health tips and spotlighting area providers

Spotlighting the quiet generosity of the people who live here

ADVENTURE

BUSINESS SPOTLIGHT

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

TRIM

BLEED

1 ISSUE

3 ISSUES

6 ISSUES

11 ISSUES

1/4 Page

3.66 x 4.6

N/A

$320

$305*

$290*

$275*

1/2 Page Horizontal

7.5 x 4.6

N/A

$615

$560*

$530*

$505*

1/2 Page Vertical

3.66 x 9.525

N/A

$615

$560*

$530*

$505*

Full Page

8.375 x 10.875

8.875 x 11.375

$1090

$1040*

$985*

$930*

Double Truck

16.75 x 10.875

17.25 x 11.375

$1700

$1650*

$1600*

$1500*

Ad deadlines the 1st of each month | Dimensions are in inches |*per issue

MULTI-PAGE DISCOUNTS

PREMIUM POSITIONS

PAGES

PRICE

4 Full pages

$600/per page

8 – 15 Full pages

$437/per page

16 – 23 Full pages

$375/per page

24+ Full pages

$354/per page

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 info@thelaurelmagazine.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: michelle@thelaurelmagazine.com


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

SEARCH RESULTS

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

$650*

Prepay and save an additional 10% - $585(6”w x 9”t)

HALF PAGE

$400*

Prepay and save an additional 10% - $360 (5”w x 3.5”t)

QUARTER PAGE

$250*

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 2019 Media Kit  

Laurel Magazine of Highlands NC and Cashiers NC 2019 Media Kit

Laurel Magazine 2019 Media Kit  

Laurel Magazine of Highlands NC and Cashiers NC 2019 Media Kit