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ADVERTISING RATES

To find out more information about the advertising opportunities offered at the Santa Monica Daily Press, send an e-mail to schwenker@smdp.com and one of our experienced account executives will contact you as soon as possible.

STAFF CONTACTS

Vice President – Business Operations
Rob Schwenker
schwenker@smdp.com
310-573-8342

WHY ADVERTISE?

The Santa Monica Daily Press is Santa Monica’s leading source of news and information. Advertising your business in our daily publication gets your business 81,500 impressions per week in Santa Monica.

That’s a lot of eyeballs!

With 750 different distribution points and access to our e-dition just a few point and clicks or taps away on any desktop, laptop tablet or smart phone, we’re easily accessible and always live and local! Plus, we provide complimentary design and ad production services for all of our advertising clients, our team of experts knows how to help you get your message to Santa Monica effectively without busting your budget.

 

ONLINE ADVERTISING

The highest trafficked local news website on the Westside. Fully responsive to tablet and mobile, smdp.com brings you local stories, business directories, event calendars, and much more make smdp.com a hub of regional information. smdp.com offers many online opportunities for local and national advertisers. Full video capability, pre-roll, side swipe, catfish, and sticky responsive capabilities are all available.

Desktop Site Ad Sizes:
Jumbo Banner: 728 x 90 pixels
Cube 300 x 250 pixels

Interstitials: 300 x 600 px, 728 x 90px, 300 x 250px

Tablet and Mobile ads are responsive.

 

All online ads should be submitted via e-mail to jenny@smdp.com and include the link where you wish the ad to link to.

Artwork should be 72dpi, RGB and sized to correct specifications and submitted as .jpg or .gif files

No ad file size should exceed 75KB.

PRINT MECHANICALS

Print Column Sizes:

1 Column = 1.583”
2 Columns = 3.333”
3 Columns = 5.083”
4 Columns = 6.833”
5 Columns = 8.583”
6 Columns = 10.333”
Full page = 10.333” x 14”

Print Specs:

All ads should be sent at 300dpi, CMYK. Highly compressed files or files of a lower resolution will not be accepted.

All artwork should be submitted as a PDF file. The ad should be sized per our column sizes and cropped to the active area and all fonts embedded.

Other acceptable file formats:
EPSTIFF
QuarkXPress 6.0 (output folder will need to accompany file)
Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator (CS2 or below and fonts coverted to outline)
Ads can be sent via e-mail to production@smdp.com. Please include the client name, a contact phone number, and start date of ad if known.
Large files should be sent via FTP. Our FTP contact information is:
Host: www.smdp.com
User: smdpftp@smdp.com
Password: ftpads
We will not accept ads submitted in Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, or Publisher file formats.
Please feel free to contact our Production Department with any questions regarding our specifications and mechanicals. E-mail: production@smdp.com, Phone: 310-458-7737 x 308

 

DEADLINES

Reservation deadline:

Daily Press built ad: 3 days before date of publication
Camera ready ad: 2 days before date of publication
Camera ready ad file due by 11 a.m. day before date of publication.

Classifieds deadline:

2:30 p.m. every day for next day’s publication

CREDIT POLICY

Prepayment

Upon submission of a contract, all contracts under $1,000.00 and/or under three months in length will be prepaid with cash, check, or credit card. Invoices will be supplied upon request to the client.

BILLING POLICY

Billed clients (contracts in excess of three months and $1,000.00) may receive monthly account statements. Statements will be sent out on the last day of the month. Payment in full is due upon receipt of the statement.

All billed clients must have a Guarantee Credit Card Authorization form filled out and signed and on file with the Santa Monica Daily Press.

Billed clients can choose to prepay their monthly statement balance with a credit card on file. A signed agreement will be on file. A credit card receipt for each monthly transaction will be supplied upon client request.

Late fees of 1.5% will be charged to any account over 30 days past due.

Payment arrangements for accounts over 61 days past due will be made with a client signed Payment Agreement form outlining a payment plan for the past due amount. This signed agreement will need to be on file or payment in full of past due amount received before any further advertisements are run for the client.

If account executive is unable to secure a Payment Agreement then accounts over 61 days past due with a Guarantee Credit Card Authorization form on file will have their past due balance charged to the credit card number on file. If the credit card is declined or there is no Guarantee Credit Card Authorization form on file all current contracts will be paused and will not run until payment arrangements have been made.

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