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Guide & Directory Advertising

GSBA annual Guide & Directory is the most successful and most widely distributed publication for LGBT and Allied businesses, professionals and nonprofit community in the Greater Puget Sound Region.

Guide & Directory Ad Rates

Ad Size Options
Size Width Depth Cost
2 Page 7 1/4" 9 1/2" $2,970
Full Page 3 3/8" 9 1/2" $1,705
3/4 Page 3 3/8" 7" $1280
2/3 Page 3 3/8" 6 1/4" $1210
1/2 Page 3 3/8" 4 5/8" $940
1/3 Page 3 3/8" 3" $698
1/4 Page 3 3/8" 2 1/4" $545

Color Options
Spot Color (Magenta or Cyan) & Black $100
Full Color (includes listing(s) spot color) $400

Unique Location Options
Guaranteed 1st in category $300
Inside Front Cover $570
2 Page Inside Front Cover $705
1st Page, across from Table of Contents $570
Inside Back Cover $570
2 Page Inside Back Cover $705
1st Page across from last index page $570

Guide Ad Specs

Deadline
Ad materials for the Guide are due on or before March 15. Ads must be paid for in full by January 31st for the Early Bird Discount (10% off). Hurry, don't miss out!

Advertising Specifications (for ad designer)
ONLY Accepted Ad Format: PDF File (press optimized, CMYK, fonts embedded, 300 dpi). All other formats cannot be accepted.

Guide Ad Submission
Ads may be submitted the following ways:
  1. Via the GSBA web site (www.thegsba.org)
  2. On disk via mail or hand delivery to the office:
    GSBA
    Attn: GSBA Guide Ads
    400 East Pine St, Suite 322
    Seattle, WA 98122
    You must mail/deliver 2 signed hard copy proofs* of your Guide ad to the GSBA office.

GSBA strives to reproduce your ad to industry quality standards. Advertiser, agency or designer is responsible for the resolution and quality of images, color match, font reproduction and/or typographical errors. Color ads must be created using CMYK. If you would like your disk returned, please provide a self-addressed, stamped envelope or disk mailer.

*PROOFS
For quality control purposes, two signed proofs (hard-copy printout) of your ad should be provided.

The following are preferred proof formats:
Black/White ads: Laser printer proof.
4-color ads: Digital color proof, contract quality, such as a Agfa Sherpa, Kodak , Iris, etc. Note that a color printout from a non-calibrated printer is not accurate or representative of print quality. We cannot guarantee color matches to color ink jet or laser prints, although we always strive for best color density.

 

Online Guide Ads are no longer being offered for sale.

For more information or to advertise, contact:
(206) 363-9188