Advertising

Next available issue: January 2015 - issue #371
On sale: 11 December; Artwork deadline: 27 November

NB This issue will contain our comprehensive round-up of 2014

Print - Display Ad Rates

(labels, distributors, shops, mailorder, etc)

Full Page:
230mm (W) x 280mm (H)
Bleed: 5mm
Colour: £1450 Mono: £995
Cover site: £1600

Half page (horizontal):
211mm (W) x 126mm (H)
Colour: £850 Mono: £525

Half page (vertical):
104.5mm (W) x 254mm (H)
Colour: £850 Mono: £525

Quarter page box:
104.5mm (W) x 126mm (H)
Colour: £500 Mono: £300

Quarter page strip (horizontal):
These ads are located within the 'Soundcheck' reviews section of the magazine.
211mm (W) x 62mm (H)
Colour:£500 Mono: £300

Quarter page strip (vertical):
These ads are located within the 'Soundcheck' reviews section of the magazine.
51.25mm (W) x 254mm (H)
Colour:£500 Mono: £300

Print - Box Ad Rates

(labels, distributors, shops, mailorder, etc)

Box ads:
These ads are positioned, 9 to a page, within their own dedicated section.
69mm (W) x 83.3mm (H)
Colour or mono: £125

Print - Live Ad Rates

(festivals, tours, gigs, clubs, exhibitions, courses, etc)
All the live adverts are strategically arranged throughout the live reviews and listings pages.

Full page:
230mm (W) x 280mm (H)
Bleed: 5mm
Colour: £1200 Mono: £800

Half page (horizontal): 211mm (W) x 126mm (H) Colour: £600 Mono: £400

Quarter page box: 104.5mm (W) x 126mm (H) Colour: £300 Mono: £200

Quarter page strip (horizontal): 211mm (W) x 62mm (H) Colour:£300 Mono: £200

Quarter page strip (vertical): 51.25mm (W) x 254mm (H) Colour:£300 Mono: £200

Eighth page (horizontal): 104.5mm (W) x 62mm (H) Colour: £150 Mono: £100

Eighth page (vertical): 51.25mm (W) x 126mm (H) Colour: £150 Mono: £100

Sixteenth page:
51.25mm (W) x 62mm (H)
Colour: £75 Mono: £50

Print - Copy Deadlines

2015

January #371 - On sale: 11 December; Artwork deadline: 27 November
February #372 - On sale: 15 January; Artwork deadline: 31 December
March #373 - On sale: 12 February; Artwork deadline: 22 January
April #374 - On sale: 12 March; Artwork deadline: 19 February
May #375 - On sale: 16 April; Artwork deadline: 26 March
June #376 - On sale: 14 May; Artwork deadline: 23 April
July #377 - On sale: 11 June; Artwork deadline: 21 May
August #378 - On sale: 16 July; Artwork deadline: 25 June
September #379 - On sale: 13 August; Artwork deadline: 23 July
October #380 - On sale: 10 September; Artwork deadline: 20 August
November #381 - On sale: 15 October; Artwork deadline: 24 September
December #382 - On sale: 12 November; Artwork deadline: 22 October

Print - Specifications

Advertising copy must be supplied digitally. We accept files as email attachments (sent to ads@thewire.co.uk); when emailing files please compress/stuff them first - anything up to 10MB is fine. Above 10MB please use a file transfer service (e.g. we transfer, mediafire, dropbox, etc, each of which have free upload options).

Print file formats:
1. TIFF or JPEG. Flattened (no layers). Colour files must be CMYK. Images should be at least 300dpi (600dpi preferred). Bitmap images should be 1200dpi.
2. PDF - Fonts embedded. Colour images in file must be CMYK. Images should be at least 300dpi (600dpi preferred). Bitmap images should be 1200dpi.

Please note that, while we try to accommodate all files that are submitted to us, we cannot be held responsible for ads that do not print correctly if they have been submitted in a format not listed above.

Also, if you would like any links in your ad to be clickable on the digital version of the magazine, please be sure to supply your ad in an 'unvectorised' (i.e. unflattened) state, so that the text within can be easily searched.

Online - Ad Formats

Rates

Throughout the site:
Banner 728px x 90px: £30 CPM (cost per 1000 impressions/views),
Lead MPU 300px x 250px: £25 CPM,
Foot MPU 300px x 250px: £20 CPM

Live pages

Live Column 140px x 440px: £15 CPM,

Please contact Katie for more details of our online advertising options.

Online - Specifications

We require all online ads to be 72dpi, RGB colour JPEG/PNG or GIF files at the appropriate pixel sizes for their placement. File should be less than 50k.

We now accept animated GIFs but if you are considering supplying an animated ad, please get in touch in advance to discuss our conditions.

Advert dimensions are:

Banner: 728px x 90px
MPU: 300px x 250px
Live Column: 140px x 440px

Emails - Ad Formats

The Conduit

The Conduit is our Fortnightly newsletter sent to 15,000 world wide subscribers.

The solo ad in the newsletter costs £300

The+Conduit+Advertising+Preview

The Weekly

The Weekly is our mailout focussing on our pick of events across the globe sent to 8,000 people each week. The solo ad in the newsletter costs £200.

The+Weekly+Advertising+Preview

Emails - Specifications

Advert dimensions are: 500px x 90 px

We require all online ads to be 72dpi, RGB colour JPEG/PNG or GIF files at the appropriate pixel sizes for their placement. File should be less than 50k.

We now accept animated GIFs but if you are considering supplying an animated ad, please get in touch in advance to discuss our conditions.

Payment Options

1. Cheque in £ UK sterling, drawn on a UK bank.

2. Direct bank transfer - Please contact us for details
3. Credit card payment - Please send your card number & expiry date by phone, fax, or spread over several email messages for security
4. Paypal - Please contact us for details.

Discounts

Special discounts are available to regular advertisers by taking up one of our discounted package deals - please ask for details

Notes

(i) We require first-time online advertisers to pay in advance for the first ad.

(ii) Online ad invoices will be generated upon confirmation of booking, and payment will be required within 14 days of the invoice date. Payment for print ads will be required within 30 days of the invoice date.

(iii) If a print & online ad package is taken, we require all ads in the package (both print and online) to be taken within a 12-month period. This 12-month period begins when the first ad in the deal, either print or online, is taken.

(iv) Ad bookings and discounted series deals are not transferable.

(v) Position requests may be given at the time of booking but, while we do our utmost to accommodate them, unfortunately they cannot be guaranteed.

(vi) confirmed bookings are final and we regret that ad files, once submitted, cannot be altered.

(vii) VAT (if UK-based or in Europe without an EU tax number) is not included in our ratecard prices but will be added to the invoice total.

Contact

Contact us via our dedicated enquiry form or Andy, Shane or Katie directly

Alternatively contact us using traditional methods:

Tel: +44 (0)20 7422 5014
Fax: +44 (0)20 7422 5011