audioXpress 2014 Media Kit

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AXCover_NOVA_SAMPLEONLY_200xaudioXpress remains the authority on audio and reproduced sound by connecting manufacturers and distributors with buyers and consultants around the globe! It’s readers are the ultimate audiophiles and your best customers. Increasing coverage of trending topics make audioXpress a must read.

Showcasing audio innovations in electronics, electro-acoustics, audio networks, and software design, you’ll find an audience that is a prime target for your promotions. Delivering readers and clients with more:

  • Pro, consumer, and commercial applications
  • Digital audio networks
  • Studio technology
  • Mobile platforms and micro-speakers
  • and Industry news

RESERVATIONS
Strategic Media Marketing
audioXpress@smmarketing.us
P: 978.281.7708

MEDIA KIT PDF

Print Rates
Print Artwork Guidelines
Online Rates
Advertising Calendar
Terms


PRINT ADVERTISING

Black and White Rates

SIZE 24X 18X 12X 6X 3X 1X
2 Page Spread $1,295 $1,385 $1,480 $1,665 $1,755 $1,850
Full Page $700 $750 $800 $900 $950 $1,000
1/2 $455 $485 $520 $585 $615 $650
1/3 $350 $375 $400 $450 $475 $500
1/4 $270 $290 $325 $340 $360 $390
 4-Color Charge 24X,18X & 12X 6X 3X 1X
Add to Black and White Rates $280 $315 $330 $350

Cover Rates (Include Color Charge)

SIZE 12X 6X 3X 1X
Cover 2* $1,400 $1,530 $1,615 $1,700
Cover 3* $1,325 $1,440 $1,520 $1,600
Cover 4* $1,500 $1,620 $1,710 $1,800

*Premium Positions are available and subject to publisher’s approval. Add 10% to Net Rate.

Print Artwork Guidelines (inches width x height)

2 Page Spread
Live: 15.25” x 10” (live copy with 1” gutter), Bleed: 16.50” x 11.125”, Trim: 16.25” x 10.875”

Full Page
Live: 7” x 10”, Bleed: 8.375” x 11.125”, Trim: 8.125” x 10.875″

1/2 Horizontal 7” x 4.75”
1/2 Vertical 4.50” x 10”
1/3 Horizontal 7.284” x 3.66”
1/3 Square 4.625” x 4.75”
1/3 Vertical 2.25” x 10”
1/4 Page 3.375” x 4.75”

All artwork should be submitted in a vector-based format, printer-ready, PDF. Advertisements posted in the digital edition may still exude subtle, unavoidable differences in apparent resolution from that of press-optimized files.

PDF Checklist:

  • 4 color ads should be in CMYK format
  • Black and white ads should be in grayscale
  • Fonts should be embedded
  • Graphics need to be high resolution (300 DPI or higher)

ONLINE ADVERTISING

Banners: audioxpress.com

Banner Type Size (pixels) Material Max. Size Rate (monthly)
Large Rectangle 300 x 250 JPG, GIF, Flash 40kb $650
Half Banner 300 x 100 JPG, GIF, Flash 40kb $300
Button 125 x 125 JPG, GIF, Flash 40kb $125
Lower Banner 728 x 90 JPG, GIF, Flash 40kb $500

Banner Specifications

  • 72 dpi
  • RGB color
  • Specify URL for linking advertisement

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Banner Type                                      Size (pixels)
Main Header 650 x 124
Full Banner 650 x 83
Spotlight (image size) 170 x 323

2014 ADVERTISING CALENDAR

Issue Bonus Distribution Space Close
Material Close
Mailing Date
January CEST.H.E. Show Last Vegas 11/5/13
11/13/13
12/12/13
February NAMMProlight+Sound Guangzhou 12/6/13
12/13/13
1/10/14
March Musikmesse e Prolight+Sound Frankfurt 1/10/14
1/17/14
2/12/14
April Salon Son & Image 2/7/14
2/14/14
3/12/14
May AXPONALone Star Audio Fest 3/7/14
3/13/14
4/11/14
June infoComm2014;T.H.E. Show Newport Beach 4/4/14
4/11/14
5/9/14
July Capital Audio FestMidwest Audio Fest 5/9/14
5/16/14
6/11/14
August 6/10/14
6/17/14
7/11/14
September  Expomusic BrasilNew York Audio & AV Show 7/7/14
7/14/14
8/8/14
October AES Los AngelesCEDIA Expo (in participation w/ Parts Express);
RMAF (Rocky Mountain Audio Fest)
8/8/14
8/15/14
9/12/14
November electronicaTonmeister 9/4/14
9/11/14
10/8/14
December 10/8/14
10/15/14
11/12/14

Send artwork and billing inquiries to: Kewanna Donaldson
advertising@audioxpress.com

TERMS

  • Prepay available upon request. Confirm with SMM upon booking. 4% discount for 6 – 11 month contract. 8% discount for 12 months or more. Contract must be paid in full to qualify.
  • New Advertisers: First ad prepaid, then Net 30 on approved credit.
  • US Advertiser Credit Terms: Net 30
  • Outside US Terms: Ads must be prepaid prior to space closing date.
  • All payment must be made in U.S. dollars and drawn on a U.S. bank. Funds may be wired. Contact Circuit Cellar’s Advertising Department.

SPECIAL BILLING CHARGES

  • Digital ads are required. Corrections/changes to existing ads and manipulation of digital files will incur additional production charges and will be reflected on the invoice for that issue month.
  • Production charges apply for the conversion of files from RGB into either CMYK for color ads or to grayscale for 2-Color and BW ads. (Note: Photos and graphics found on websites are usually in RGB mode and are often of poor quality for printing.)