2016 Visitor Advertising Guidelines and Rates
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 over 62,000 households in the Allegheny East, Allegheny West, Chesapeake, Mountain View, Ohio, Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Potomac conferences. We publish 10 issues yearly, with combined issues for January/February and July/August.
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 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Payment is also expected with ad submission; checks and money orders accepted. 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.
Classified Ads: $55 for 50 words or less/.75 each additional word.
Column ads (classified ad in a box): $150 for 80 words or less.
Announcements: church and school events: $25; all others at classified rates.
Frequency Discounts: 10% for 5 ads; 15% for 10 ads, scheduled yearly. Ads are posted on our Visitor website, columbiaunionvisitor.com, at no additional cost.
Classified Advertising Deadline: Five weeks prior to the issue date, which is the first of the month.
Frequency Discount: 15% for 6 or more ads on a single contract.
Display Advertising Deadline: Five weeks prior to the issue date, which is the first of the month.
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.
Submit display ads by email to Kelly Coe: email@example.com.
Do you have a question about your display ad format or size? Contact Kelly Coe at (410) 997-3414, ext. 573 or 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 nearly 1,300 leaders, educators, pastors and members who read and share it with their networks.
Columbiaunionvisitor.com provides the latest news coverage from around the Columbia Union and on issues important to Adventists. There are an average of 14,000 page views monthly.
Ads run weekly, submitted press-ready.
Digital Advertising Deadline: Mondays, one week before scheduled to run. Ads switch out weekly, midweek.
Digital Ad Rates and Specifications
$50 each; minimum 4 ads
4 ads/$200; 8 ads/$360 (10% discount); 12 ads/$510 (15% discount)
200 pixels wide by 400 pixels tall
Advertising Information/Placement, contact:
Sandra Jones, Advertising Manager
(410) 997-3414, ext. 571
**Ad packages available**
Please contact your church clerk or your conference membership clerk to have your name added to or deleted from the Visitor and Adventist World mailing list, or if you have an address change/correction.
Conference membership clerk contact information:
Allegheny East Conference
767 Douglass Dr.
Boyertown, PA 19512
(610) 326-4610, ext. 310
Allegheny West Conference
1339 East Broad St.
Columbus, OH 43205-1503
(614) 252-5271, ext. 28
6600 Martin Rd.
Columbia, MD 21044
(410) 995-1910 or (301) 596-5600
Mountain View Conference
1400 Liberty St.
Parkersburg, WV 26101
New Jersey Conference
2303 Brunswick Ave.
Lawrenceville, NJ 08648
Ruth Ann Van Nostrand
2 Fairgrounds Rd.
(Mailing: P. O. Box 1230)
Mount Vernon, OH 43050
(740) 397-4665, ext. 111
720 Museum Rd.
Reading, PA 19611
(610) 374-8331, ext. 218
606 Greenville Ave.
Staunton, VA 24401
If you live outside the Columbia Union Conference territory, and would like to subscribe to the Visitor, a year’s subscription (12 issues), plus the Visitor calendar, is $21. Please make your check payable to Columbia Union Visitor and mail to the address below:
Columbia Union Visitor
5427 Twin Knolls
Columbia, MD 21045