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Visitors Guide Advertising Kit

ABOUT THE GUIDE

Chicago’s North Shore Convention and Visitors Bureau’s annual Official Visitors Guide includes lodging, dining, shopping, attractions, performing arts, events, transportation and services options. Detailed maps of the region, as well as individual North Shore communities, make this guide a preferred resource.

With circulation of 75,000, the guide reaches business and leisure travelers and people relocating to the area. Over 20,000 copies are mailed out in advance with the remainder distributed at over 40 hotels in the northern suburbs, Chicago and Illinois Visitor Centers, area Chambers of Commerce, Northwestern University, real estate companies and CNSCVB members.

  • Calendar of Events
  • Lodging
  • Attractions
  • Performing Arts
  • Shopping
  • Dining  
  • Recreation & Wellness
  • Transportation   
  • Maps

 

2018 OFFICIAL VISITORS GUIDE PRINT ADVERTISING RATES

Ad Size/Position Member Rate
Back Outside Cover $3,500
Inside Front Cover $2,700
Inside Back Cover $2,700
Full Page $1,650
Half Page $1,000
Quarter Page $500

DEADLINES

PRINT CIRCULATION 75,000 copies
DISTRIBUTED Fall 2018
SPACE DEADLINE May 11, 2018
PAYMENT DEADLINE May 25, 2018
ARTWORK DEADLINE June 15, 2018

TO ADVERTISE, CONTACT: 

Jennifer Engel
847-763-0011 x 122
jengel@cnscvb.com

AD SPECIFICATIONS

Trim size of publication is 6.75w x 10h

Ad Size Width Height
Full Page Spread 6.75" 10"
Full Page (bleed) 6.875" 10.375"
Back Cover (bleed) 6.875" 10.375"
1/2 Page 5.75" 4.39"
1/4 Page 2.7917" 4.39"

 

 

 

 

 

AD REQUIREMENTS CHECKLIST

  • File Format: Your file should be PDF/X-1a format. Crop marks must be included.
  • Resolution: Your file should be high resolution at 300dpi.
  • Fonts: All founts should be outlined or embedded.
  • Color: Use only 4-color process (CMYK). No RGB files will be accepted.
  • Size: Make sure that the size of your ad exactly matches the corresponding specifications to the above.
  • Bleeds: Build all full page bleed ads to the bleed specs listed to the left.
  • Name: Include advertiser name in the file name. Ex: Hotel_Name.PDF

Take Note:
Registration of hairline rules or type smaller than 10pt. cannot be guaranteed. Publisher accepts no responsibility for errors on materials supplied by advertiser.

AD ARTWORK DELIVERY

Submit your file or share your artwork with jengel@cnscvb.com.

Advertisers are required to submit digital artwork per our ad specifications above. Complimentary design assistance is available through Chicago's North Shore CVB. Arrangements must be made prior to June 15, 2018.