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Rates for In-line and Full-Screen optimized ads when purchased with Print Insertions*:

  • Full-year (11 insertions) - $5,500
  • 6 months - $3,600
  • 1 month - $750

Rates for Digital ONLY In-line and Full-Screen Ad rate*:

  • $1,000 per insertion
  • 5% discount for multi-insertion digital-only schedules
  • All inline ads will be placed within the Features and Department stories.
  • Guaranteed Feature Story Placement: 10% premium
  • Full-Screen Optimized ads placed throughout the issue

Rates for Video Ads in the Digital Synergist:

  • $1,000 per insertion
  • 5% discount for multi-insertion schedules

*Only (5) In-Line Ads available per issue

Digital Inline Optimized Ad Size Specifications

The Digital Synergist seeks to provide a superior experience for readers on three device types: desktop, tablet, and phone.

To optimize an ad for the Digital Synergist, you will need to create separate files for each device type. Because it is unlikely that an ad created for a desktop monitor can accommodate as much text as an ad created for print, we recommend that marketers simplify their creative for digital display and use significantly less text than they would for a print ad. Similarly, an ad for the phone should use text sparingly, with larger fonts for legibility.

Advertising Speci​​fica​tions

In-Line Optimized Ads*

  • Desktop in-line ad (landscape orientation): 1042 pixels wide by 342 pixels high
  • Phone and tablet ​in-line ad (portrait orientation): 640 pixels wide by 500 pixels high

*Advertiser submits both units

Full-Screen Optimized Ads**

  • Desktop (landscape orientation): 2560 pixels wide x 1440 pixels high
  • Phone/tablet (portrait orientation): 768 pixels wide x 896 pixels high

**Advertiser submits both units​

Video Specifications

Please upload the video to YouTube or Vimeo and set it to play at normal speed, at a quality of 480p. Total playtime should not exceed two minutes.

Please provide the link to the YouTube or Vimeo video. Video ads can also accommodate a small amount of text to be provided by the advertiser: 10 words or less for a header, plus 25 words or less for an accompanying blurb. (See an example video ad here.)

The Synergist staff will embed the video into the digital magazine at appropriate sizes for the desktop, tablet, and phone versions. Synergist staff will also adjust the color and background image of the video ad page to match the video provided by the advertiser.

Digital Deadlines

Please contact Holly Klarman ([email protected] or 410-584-1954) for deadlines.

Submis​sion Guideli​nes

  • Supply a URL where the digital ad should link.
  • All ads should be submitted as JPG or PNG files at 300 PPI
  • Email all ad units to Amanda Roman
    [email protected]