Advertising with GVM

Grand Valley Magazine Facts

Now entering its 18th year, Grand Valley Magazine has a circulation of 115,000.

The magazine is mailed to alumni, parents of current students, faculty and staff members, community members and friends of the university.

Grand Valley Magazine’s mission is to give readers current news about Grand Valley that is consistent with the university’s messages, and to keep readers emotionally engaged in the university through high-quality stories, photographs and videos.

Each issue of the full-color magazine includes feature stories plus the following regular departments: Research, Athletics, Arts, Alumni Leadership Giving, Alumni News, Campus News, Q&A, Sustainability, Focal Point and Off the Path.

The printed magazine is supported by this website, which has been redesigned to provide visitors with better search capabilities, ability to share articles on social media and view videos.

Advertisements

(offered to GVSU departments only)

Rates:

  • Full-page $1,000
  • Half-page $800

There may be an additional charge for ad photos that would need to be taken by University Communications photographers. To inquire, contact Bernadine Carey-Tucker at careyb@gvsu.edu.

Ads will be positioned in the magazine at the staff’s discretion.

Ads submitted past deadlines will not be considered.

Files must be submitted in Adobe CS5 or later versions.

Files must be layered and editable: all text must be editable; If providing an Illustrator format, do not outline fonts; Provide all fonts and links; All raster graphics and photos provided must be 300 dpi at actual size; Provide a PDF of final artwork (in addition to Creative Suite files).

Ads using the university logo must adhere to the university logo standards. More information about Grand Valley's logo standards can be found here.

Grand Valley Magazine reserves the right to edit ads to comply with our standards if necessary.


Disagram of add size options

Dimensions

(in inches, ad templates available upon request)

A. BACK PAGE AD

Trim size: 8.375 x 8.535 inches

  • Include 1/8 inch bleed (total size with bleed: 8.625 x 8.785 inches)
  • Safe area is ¼ inch from edge.

Do not place text or logos outside of this area.

B. FULL PAGE AD, FULL BLEED (INSIDE BACK COVER ONLY)

Trim size: 8.375 x 10.75 inches

  • Include 1/8 inch bleed all the way around (total size with bleed: 8.625 x 11 inches)
  • Safe area is ¼ inch from edge.

Do not place text or logos outside of this area.

C. FULL PAGE AD, NO BLEED

Trim size: 7.25 x 9.375 inches

  • No bleed
  • Safe area is ¼ inch from edge.

Do not place text or logos outside of this area.

D. HALF PAGE AD, NO BLEED

Trim size: 7.25 x 4.55 inches

  • No bleed
  • Safe area is ¼ inch from edge.

Do not place text or logos outside of this area.

E. HALF PAGE AD, FULL BLEED

Trim size: 8.375 x 5.625 inches

  • Include 1/8 inch bleed all the way around (total size with bleed: 8.625 x 5.875)
  • Safe area is ¼ inch from edge.

Do not place text or logos outside of this area.

To ask questions concerning file formats or to obtain an ad template, contact Christine O’Brien or Stephanie Aikens at Institutional Marketing.

Christine O’Brien: (616) 331-2525 | obriench@gvsu.edu

Stephanie Aikens: (616) 331-7043 | aikenss@gvsu.edu

Deadlines

FALL 2018 ISSUE

Ad reservation deadline: 8/21/18
Ad submission deadline: 8/29/18
Magazine delivers: 11/9/18 (approx.)

WINTER 2019 ISSUE

Ad reservation deadline: 12/3/18
Ad submission deadline: 12/10/18
Magazine delivers: 3/4/19 (approx.)

SPRING 2019 ISSUE

Ad reservation deadline: 3/28/19
Ad submission deadline: 4/4/19
Magazine delivers: 5/29/19 (approx.)

SUMMER 2019 ISSUE

Ad reservation deadline: 5/29/19
Ad submission deadline: 6/5/19
Magazine delivers: 8/20/19 (approx.)