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Ad Submission Guide

 Ad Submission Procedure

Please email a copy of ads to info@mediafinance.org. With each ad please include the following information:

  • Name of the Advertiser
  • Title of the Ad
  • Brief description of the ad
  • Contact name and phone number (in case we have a problem)

File transfer specifications:
Email files which are 2 MB or smaller to djaworski@sg360.com

FTP files which are larger than 2 MB to:
If you are using a software program such as Transmit, Fetch, etc., use the following site address:
User ID: bcfm
Password: RECe5ria

If you are using a browser URL such as Safari, Firefox, etc., use the following site address:

Note the "s" in https:
User ID: bcfm
Password: RECe5ria

Creative Standards
We retain the right to reject any ad on the basis of taste, deceptiveness, relevance to our TFM readership.

All print ready file submissions should be in four color (CMYK) and 300dpi.

File Formats accepted:

Fonts need to be embedded or converted to outlines in all file formats
Do not save files containing alpha channels
(i.e. extra channels for masks): images should be flattened and not contain any extra layers

Remove LZW compression on images

Clipping paths should be saved with a flatness of 5

Heavy coverage of black should be a rich black
Values: 40 Cyn; 20 Magenta; 20 Yellow; 100 Black

Full Page Trim Size: 8.5”w x 11”h

Bleed Size: .125” all around

Ad Sizes:

Full page w/bleed – 8.75”w  x 11.25”h
Live Area: .375” from trim all around
(All full page ads with bleed require a Live Area)

Full page non bleed – 7.5”w x 10”h

2/3 page, vertical, non bleed – 4.5”w x 9”h

1/2 page, horizontal, non bleed – 7”w x 4.5”h

1/3 page, vertical, non bleed – 2.25”w x 9”h

1/3 page, square, non bleed – 4.5”w x 4.5”h


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