Advertising

For display advertising in The Iowa Source, call Claudia at (641) 472-4852 or email source@lisco.com.

Color Display Advertising Rates. Discounts available with contract for 3 months, 6 months or one year. Prices shown below are ad costs PER MONTH. Contact us for black & white ad pricing!

Size 1 time 3 times 6 times 1 year
Back Cover 895 870 828 796
Inside Front Cover 875 849 814 784
Page 3 854 824 810 776
Pages 4-5 834 790 764 727
Full Page 790 754 734 699
3/4 Page 660 630 607 564
1/2 Page 485 463 439 425
1/3 Page 377 350 334 310
1/4 Page 285 270 260 249
1/6 Page 197 183 174 155
1/8 Page 166 155 123 108
1/12 Page 118 110 106 99
1/16 Page 88 82 79 73
1/24 Page 69 62 59

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Add 15% for guaranteed right-facing page placement.
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Ad Sizes and Dimensions

Size Orientation Width Depth
Full Page   9-3/4" 14"
3/4 Page   9-3/4" 10-5/16"
1/2 Page Vertical 4-3/4" 14"
1/2 Page Horizontal 9-3/4" 6-7/8"
1/3 Page Vertical 4-3/4" 9-1/4"
1/3 Page Horizontal 9-3/4" 4-1/2"
1/4 Page Vertical 4-3/4" 6-7/8"
1/4 Page Horizontal 9-3/4" 3-5/16"
1/6 Page Horizontal 4-3/4" 4-1/2"
1/8 Page Vertical 2-1/4" 6-7/8"
1/8 Page Horizontal 4-3/4" 3-5/16"
1/12 Page Vertical 2-1/4" 4-1/2"
1/12 Page Horizontal 4-3/4" 2-1/8"
1/16 Page   2-1/4" 3-5/16"
1/24 Page   2-1/4" 2-1/8"

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Deadlines – Issue and Closing Dates – PLEASE NOTE: We sometimes have space available after the closing dates, so please call us even if it is after the 20th: 641-472-4852.

Issue Display Ad Closing Camera Ready Materials Due*
February January 15 January 20
March February 15 February 20
April March 15 March 20
May April 15 April 20
June May 15 May 20
July June 15 June 20
August July 15 July 20
September August 15 August 20
October September 15 September 20
November October 15 October 20
Dec.-Jan. November 15 November 20
*Approx. dates. Deadline varies slightly with actual print date.

Acceptable Advertising Materials

We prefer PDF files – fonts must be embedded and the resolution should be set at 180 dpi. TIFFs or JPEGs are also acceptable – please make sure they are set at 180 dpi. All color ads should be set for CMYK. If you have any other questions, please call us at (641) 472-4852.

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IowaSource.com Banner Ads

We have 468×60 and various 120 wide banner ad positions available on www.iowasource.com. Call Claudia at (641) 472-4852 or email source@lisco.com for more information.

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Terms & Conditions

  • Positioning of Advertising: Positioning is at the discretion of the publisher except for premium positions (listed in Rates section) requested in writing and acknowledged by the publisher or sales representative.
  • New Account Credit Policy: All new advertisers must prepay in full for their first two ads.
  • Cancellations: Must be received by the 20th of the month prior to publication or advertiser will be responsible for payment.
  • Contracts: Frequency discounts are available only on the basis of written contract. 3x and 6x contracts include 6-month rate protection; 11x contracts include 1-year rate protection. If an advertiser elects to purchase a larger space than specified in the existing contract, the advertiser shall be entitled to receive only the dollar amount of discount for his contracted display ad size applied to the one-time rate for the larger ad.
  • Terms: Net 15 days from the date of publication. A 1-1⁄2% service charge will be applied to all past due invoices.
  • Limited Liability: All display advertising is submitted camera ready. The publisher assumes no liability for errors in submitted display ads. The publisher is not liable for delays in distribution or non-distribution in the event of natural acts, action by any governmental or quasi-governmental entity, strikes, material shortages, or any condition beyond the control of the publisher affecting production or distribution in any manner.
  • Changes in Terms and Conditions: Terms and conditions other than rates are subject to change by the publisher without notice.
  • Approval of Advertising: The Iowa Source reserves the right to reject any advertisement, space reservation, or position commitment that does not meet the publisher’s standards.
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Distribution Locations

The Iowa Source is published eleven times a year, with a double issue for December and January (so we can take a little break). We distribute at over 500 locations throughout eastern and central Iowa, from Cedar Rapids in the north, to Fort Madison in the south, from Ottumwa in the west to Burlington in the east. Copies are also mailed to Grinnell and Decorah.

If you would like to be a distribution location, or know of someone who would, please email Claudia or call (641) 472-4852.

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