Magazine Rates & Specs

Rate Protective Clause

All advertising contracts accepted are subject to change in rate upon notice from the publisher. Contracts in force at the time of announcement will be honored for up to 12 months from the effective date of the change. Contracts may be canceled at the time the change in rates becomes effective without incurring a short rate adjustment, provided the contract rate has been earned up to the date of the cancellation.

 

Payment Terms

Invoices are dated the day first copies are mailed. Full payment is due upon receipt. Yearly contracts paid in advance earn an additional discount. Cash discount is not allowed. Advertising rates for individual ads will be confirmed with the foreign currency rate of exchange at the time the order is received. All payments to be made in U.S. currency by check or transfer.

 

Commission

15% of gross billing allowed to recognized agencies on space, color, bleed and position, provided account is paid in full within 60 days of invoice date. Commission is not allowed on other charges such as reprints, production costs, conversions, typesetting or special binding and trimming. Publisher reserves the right to waive commission if payment is not received in full within 60 days of invoice date.

 

Advertorials

An advertorial is a sponsored article or commercially written editorial feature. An advertorial may be written in-part or in-total by the editorial staff or may be produced by the sponsors. Size of advertorials ranges from two to 24 pages. Contact the publisher for rate information.

 

Frequency Discount

Rates are straight frequency based on the number of insertions, regardless of size. Non-contract advertisers must earn frequency discounts before reduced billing will occur. Advertisers will be rebated if, within a 12-month period from the date of the first insertion, they have used sufficient space to earn a lower rate.

 

Publisher's Protective Clause

All advertising orders are accepted subject to the terms and provisions of the current rate card. Advertiser and advertising agency agree to assume all liability for content including, but not limited to text, illustration, representation, trademarks, labels or other copyrighted matter of advertisements printed or the unauthorized use of any person’s name or photograph arising from the publisher’s reproduction and publishing of such advertisements pursuant to the advertiser’s or agency’s order. The publisher reserves the right to reject, discontinue or omit any advertising or any part thereof. This right shall not be deemed to have been waived by acceptance or actual use of any advertising matter. All advertising is subject to the publisher’s approval. The publisher reserves the right to reject advertising which he feels is not in keeping with the publication’s standard. Publisher reserves the right to place the word “advertisement" with copy which in the publisher’s opinion resembles editorial matter. Publisher is not liable for delays in delivery and/or nondelivery in the event of acts of God, action by any governmental or quasi-governmental entity, fire, flood, insurrection, riot, explosion, embargo, strikes whether legal or illegal, labor or material shortage, transportation interruption of any kind, work slow-down or any condition beyond the control of the publisher affecting production or delivery in any matter.

 

Ad Rates 1x 6x 13x
full page $6,325 $5,525 $4,750
1/2 page $3,800 $3,325 $2,850
1/3 page $2,850 $2,500 $2,150

 

Directory
& Buyers Guide
One Time1 Sosland Advertiser2 Program Advertiser3 Regular Advertiser4
full page

$8,400

$8,150 $6,850 $5,850
1/2 page $5,025 $4,575 $4,000 $3,650
1/3 page $3,775 $3,400 $3,000 $2,725

1 One Time: applies to advertisers participating in only a single annual issue.
2 Sosland Advertiser: applies to any current advertiser, regardless of frequency or size.
3 Program Advertiser: applies to advertisers committed to a set advertising plan for the year.
4 Regular Advertiser: applies to advertisers maintaining a monthly schedule in at least one Sosland publication.

 

Classified Rates 1-3 4-6 7-9 10-12 12+
  $150 $140 $130 $120 $100

 

 

Sizes in inches

Standard
(Non Bleed)
Trim Size With Bleed
spread 15 x 10 16 x 10.75 16.25 x 11
1/2 h. spread 15 x 4.875 16 x 5.375 16.25 x 5.625
full page 7 x 10 8 x 10.75 8.25 x 11
2/3 vertical 4.625 x 10 5.25 x 10.75 5.5 x 11
1/2 horizontal 7 x 4.875 8 x 5.375 8.25 x 5.625
1/2 vertical 3.375 x 10 4 x 10.75 3 x 11
1/2 island 4.625 x 7.5 5.25 x 8 5.5 x 8.25
1/3 horizontal 7 x 3.25 8 x 3.75 8.25 x 4
1/3 vertical 2.125 x 10 2.75 x 10.75 3 x 11
1/3 square 4.625 x 4.875 5.25 x 5.375 5.5 x 5.625

Sizes in millimeters

Standard
(Non Bleed)
Trim Size With Bleed
spread 381 x 254 406.4 x 273.05 412.75 x 279.4
1/2 h. spread 381 x 123.8 406.4 x 136.525 412.75 x 142.875
full page 178 x 254 203.2 x 273.05 209.55 x 279.4
2/3 vertical 117 x 254 133.35 x 273.05 139.7 x 279.4
1/2 horizontal 117 x 191 133.35 x 203.2 139.7 x 209.55
1/2 vertical 178 x 124 203.2 x 136.525 209.55 x 142.875
1/2 island 86 x 254 101.6 x 273.05 107.95 x 279.4
1/3 horizontal 178 x 83 203.2 x 95.25 209.55 x 101.6
1/3 vertical 54 x 254 69.85 x 273.05 76.2 x 279.4
1/3 square 117 x 124 133.35 x 136.525 139.7 x 142.875
1/4 horizontal 178 x 60 203.2 x 73.025 209.55 x 79.375
1/4 vertical 86 x 124 101.6 x 136.525 107.95 x 142.875

Printing: Offset

Binding: Perfect Bound

 

Material Required

PDF/X-1a 2001. The color and quality of print reproduction may vary if a SWOP compliant proof is not provided. Laser proofs included are for content only. Graphic images minimum resolution, 300 dpi/CMYK, minimum 150 line screen. Bitmap images and QR code resolution must be 1200 dpi or vector.

 

Preferred Media

Email. PDF/X-1a 2001 files can be e-mailed to preflight@sosland.com. or FTP. Large files may need to be submitted via FTP. Contact Preflight Department for Assistance.

 

4-Color Specifications

Total density of all colors combined in any one area should not exceed 300%. Only one solid color should be used in any one area.

 

Colors Available

Publication prints standard 4-color process. Metallic and PMS colors are printed at additional cost. At publisher's discretion, PMS colors may be manufactured from process colors.

 

Paper

Cover: 80 lb. enamel; Body: 45 lb. enamel

 

Creative Services

At advertiser’s request, publisher may perform a specialized range of design, digital and media services in-house.  Services may include the creation of advertisements, layout, ad alterations, etc. The advertiser will be billed $125 per hour.

Digital Edition Rates & Specs

POSITIONS

BAKING & SNACK MONTHLY SPONSORSHIP

Video E-mercial

Includes e-blast and newsletter promotion

$5,500/month

SPECS

DIGITAL EDITION SPONSORSHIP INCLUDES TWO AD LOCATIONS

  • In the digital edition Nxtbook platform: 160x600 pixels; 200k maximum; JPEG, PNG
  • In the digital edition email alert: 468x60 pixels; 50k maximum; JPEG, GIF, Animated GIF

 

VIDEO SPECS

 

SUBMIT FILES TO

webads@sosland.com

 

MATERIALS DUE

All materials must be received 7 business days prior to the launch date.

bakingbusiness.com Rates & Specs

POSITIONS

LEADERBOARD

728x90 pixels

$2,275/month

 

EXPANDABLE LEADERBOARD

728x90 pixels & 728x200 pixels

$2,775/month

 

WIDE SKYSCRAPER

160x600 pixels

$2,275

 

EXPANDABLE WIDE SKYSCRAPER

320x600 & 160 x600 pixels

$2,775

MEDIUM RECTANGLE 1

300x250 pixels

$2,500month

 

MEDIUM RECTANGLE 2

300x250 pixels

$2,275/month

INTERSTITIAL

640x480 pixels

$3,350/per week

SPECS

MATERIALS DUE

All materials must be received 7 business days prior to the launch date.

 

ONLINE AD REQUIREMENTS

File Size: 200k Maximum

 

Format: JPEG, GIF, animated GIF, and 3rd Party Tags. HTML5 is acceptable only if submitted via 3rd Party Tags. Flash (SWF) is not accepted. For video ads please speak to your sales rep about pricing.

 

Resolution: 72 dpi

Color depth: 8 bit (256 colors)

Ads with white backgrounds must have a visible 1-pixel border.

INTERSTITIAL AD SPECIFICATIONS

  • Dimensions are 640x480 (width x height in pixels)
  • The Interstitial Ad will display for no longer than 15 seconds and then disappear automatically.
  • The advertiser can either include their own functioning "Close Window" button or one can be set within Open Adstream to display, but one must be present.
  • Any audio in the ad must be User Initiated (on click)
  • The Interstitial Ads will serve to each site user no more than once per day.
  • File format: - GIF/JPG
  • Maximum File Size: - GIF/JPG: 200K
  • 3rd party tags are not accepted
  • Submovie Loads: Initial movie only. No submovie loads allowed.
  • Frame Rate: 20 frames per second maximum.
  • Animation: The movie and all associated elements can animate for a maximum of 10 seconds, after which the unit should pause for 5 seconds at the final frame. Animation any longer than a total of 15 seconds will be cut off.

VIDEO AD SPECIFICATIONS

Format Category: In-Page Video Units

Format (WxH): 300x250 pixels

Max Initial Load File Size: 40KB

Add'l File Weight (Polite Download): 1.2MB

Audio Initiation: User Initiated (on click)

Maximum Animation Length: Anything up to 15 seconds

Controls: Control – "Close X", Play, Pause, Rewind, Volume

Font: 16 pt

Web Site Labeling & Other Items: Label – "Advertisement"

Newsletter Specs

MATERIALS DUE

All materials must be received 7 business days prior to the launch date.

 

NEWSLETTER AD REQUIREMENTS

File Size: 50k Maximum

Format: JPEG, GIF, animated GIF. Animated gifs only display the first frame in Outlook versions 2007 and newer. If you are submitting an animated gif, please be sure your logo and most pertinent content is on the first frame.

Resolution: 72 dpi

OPERATIONS UPDATE

Leaderboard:

$2,600/month

728x90 pixels - desktop

300x50 pixels - mobile

 

Medium Rectangle 1:

$2,600/month

300x250 pixels

 

Medium Rectangle 2:

$2,600/month

300x250 pixels

 

Medium Rectangle 3:

$2,600/month

300x250 pixels

 

INTERNATIONAL UPDATE

Leaderboard:

$2,200/month

728x90 pixels - desktop

300x50 pixels - mobile

 

Medium Rectangle 1:

$2,200/month

300x250 pixels

 

Medium Rectangle 2:

$2,200/month

300x250 pixels

 

Medium Rectangle 3:

$2,200/month

300x250 pixels

 

BAKING & SNACK UPDATE

Leaderboard:

$2,400/month

728x90 pixels - desktop

300x50 pixels - mobile

 

Medium Rectangle 1:

$2,400/month

300x250 pixels

 

Medium Rectangle 2:

$2,400/month

300x250 pixels

 

Medium Rectangle 3:

$2,400/month

300x250 pixels

 

FORMULATIONS UPDATE

Leaderboard:

$2,400/month

728x90 pixels - desktop

300x50 pixels - mobile

 

Medium Rectangle 1:

$2,400/month

300x250 pixels

 

Medium Rectangle 2:

$2,400/month

300x250 pixels

 

Medium Rectangle 3:

$2,400/month

300x250 pixels

 

PACKAGING  UPDATE

Leaderboard:

$950/month

728x90 pixels - desktop

300x50 pixels - mobile

 

Medium Rectangle 1:

$950/month

300x250 pixels

 

Medium Rectangle 2:

$950/month

300x250 pixels

 

Medium Rectangle 3:

$950/month

300x250 pixels

Video Specs

MATERIALS DUE

All materials must be received 7 business days prior to the launch date.

 

CODECSBakingbusiness.com encodes all uploaded video to the H.264 codec and therefore recommends for best quality that all source video also be encoded to H.264. The following table outlines recommended settings as well as other acceptable codecs:

 

   RECOMMENDED CODECS

   Video: H.264

   Audio MP3: (160 kbps)

 

   OTHER ACCEPTABLE CODECS

   Video: MPEG-1, MPEG-2, MPEG-4, VP6, VP5, H.263, WMV, MJPEG

   Audio: AAC (128 kbps), WMA, MP2, WAV, ADPCM

 

FILE SIZE - The maximum supported media file size is 5 GB before uploading.

 

SUBMIT FILES TO - webads@sosland.com using Hightail, FTP, WeTransfer or similar service.  Video title and description must also be submitted for all digital edition sponsorships and video channel placements.

 

Suggested length

Title: 50 characters

Description: 350 characters

 

INTERLACE– All media should be de-interlaced before uploading. Interlaced video is primarily used for television and does not display well on computer screens.

 

FRAME RATE – Recommended frame rates are 24 (23.98), 25, or 30 (29.97) frames per second (fps). Settings that are larger than these recommendations are acceptable but may result in poor user viewing experiences due to high CPU usage.

 

BITRATE – A bitrate of at least 1500 kilobits per second (kbps) is recommended for HD quality.

 

ASPECT RATIO – Virtually any aspect ratio (including 16:9 widescreen and 4:3 standard) is supported. However, Bakingbusiness.com recommends the use of a 16:9 aspect.

 

FRAME SIZE – Bakingbusiness.com recommends that the original file be encoded to a frame size that matches the desired aspect ratio (e.g. 1024x576 pixels for 16:9 widescreen or 1024x768 pixels for 4:3 standard. The recommended frame sizes for our preferred 16:9 aspect ratio are 640x360, 1024x576, or 1280x720 pixels. For videos that are intended to be displayed in fullscreen mode a minimum width of 1024 pixels is recommended.

Eblast Specs

ACCEPTABLE FILE FORMAT

HTML only. JPEG, GIF and PDF are not acceptable file formats.

(Code generated from MailChimp, Constant Contact and other similar email services are not accepted. It is a violation of their policy to use their code other than through their service. This code also does not render properly outside of their email service)

 

MATERIALS DUE

All materials must be received 7 business days prior to the launch date.

 

SUBMIT FILES TO: webads@sosland.com

 

SPECIFICATIONS

  • Use tables, not divs.
  • We recommend a maximum of 600 pixels width. It can be as long as you need it to be.
  • All links must be coded into the HTML file.
  • Full image paths in the code must be used (ex: http://www.domain.com/images/graphic1.jpg) and images hosted on your server.
  • Do not use Flash, Rich Media, Javsacript or Image Maps. The use of Image Maps does not allow our system to track clicks.
  • Links can only be tracked for web addresses. Links to "mailto" addresses can not be tracked.
  • Text should be coded as HTML text rather than imbedded in images.

 

WHAT TO SEND

  • Specify the subject line.
  • Seed lists: Specify the email addresses of those who need to receive the proof and also who should be included on the final launch.
  • Submit both html and back-up text versions (include text that appears in graphics).

Webinar Specs

Sponsors are responsible for finding their speakers and presenting the webinar. We will provide one or two of our knowledgeable editors to moderate your event.

 

MATERIALS DUE

All materials must be received 7 business days prior to the launch date.

 

MATERIALS REQUIRED FROM SPONSORING COMPANY:

   • PowerPoint file

   • Webinar Title

   • Webinar description, 50-100 words

   • Date and time of webinar

   • Speaker’s names, titles, photos and short bios

   • Company logo

   • Photos or imagery relating to topic

 

FILE SUBMISSION:

Send all webinar materials to cfluegge@sosland.com

 

Sosland Publishing Company helps you market and present your event to our unique database. Webinars typically run 1 hour, 45 minutes with a PowerPoint presentation and 15 minutes of Q&A.

 

WEBINAR PROMOTION:

Your webinar will be promoted in the following ways:

  • A dedicated registration page
  • Full-page advertisements in Baking & Snack magazine
  • 3 special e-mail blasts to our qualified e-mail lists
  • 1 month promotion on our online webinar listing page
  • 1 month of advertising on bakingbusiness.com
  • 1 week of promotion in our daily and weekly enewsletters as well as social media
  • 2 special event e-mail reminders sent to registrants

 

REPORTING AND HOSTING:

  • A complete list of all registrants and attendees to contact directly
  • A report of the questions submitted during the Q&A session
  • Your webinar will be archived online for one year.

 

AVAILABLE FEATURES:

  • Private chatting window for speakers
  • Option to provide downloadable resources to the audience
  • Poll Questions
  • Surveys
  • Videos

POWERPOINT BEST PRACTICES:

 

SLIDE DESIGN BASICS

  • File format must be PPT or PPTX
  • Only one master slide is permitted
  • Slide Deck should be no more than 50 Mb in size
  • The first slide animation must be set to start on click
  • Slide transitions are not supported. Break out all animations into separate slides
  • Embedded objects (ie. Audio, Excel, Video, etc.) are not supported

 

AVOID USING

  • Type size smaller than 17 point type
  • Embellished type (type with shadows, bevels, or special effects)
  • Textured or gradient backgrounds
  • Slide numbering on the slide Header, Footer, or Master slide

 

TIPS TO MAXIMIZE LEGIBILITY

  • Your presentation should have a 4:3 or 16:9 aspect ratio
  • Use larger font sizes than you would normally
  • Use simple design elements and solid color blocks
  • If you plan to insert screen-capture images in your PowerPoint, it is very important that you reduce screen resolution to 800x600 or 800x450 pixels in order to keep the content legible. Also, reduce the color depth to "High Color (16- bit)".

White Paper Specs

MATERIALS REQUIRED FROM SPONSORING COMPANY:

 

MATERIALS DUE

All materials must be received 7 business days prior to the launch date.

 

White Paper Descriptions

  • Title (Appears on Category and Detail page): 5-10 words
  • Short Description (Appears on Category page): 20-30 words
  • Long Description (Appears on Detail page): 50-100 words

 

Document for Download

  • File type can be PDF, DOC, XLS (PDF is recommended)
  • The sales representative will review the white paper content to verify it is appropriate for the selected site.

 

Images (JPEG, PNG, GIF)

  • Large thumbnail (195 pixels wide x 252 pixels high)
  • Small page thumbnail (85 pixels wide x 110 pixels high)
  • Rotator thumbnail (195 pixels wide x 181 pixels high

DIGITAL EDITION SPONSORSHIP

Wide Skyscraper(Digital Edition)

Banner (Digital Alert E-mail)

$3,775/month

The knowledge authority for the development, production, packaging and distribution of grain-based foods

Leading print and on-line media provider for the grain-based foods industry, Baking & Snack is the leader by every measure.

4801 Main St. Suite 650

Kansas City MO 64112

 

Tel. 816-756-1000

 

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