If your clientele includes Abaco visitors, second homeowners or residents, there’s no better place to advertise than Abaco Sun, the only features magazine specifically about Abaco.
We publish three times per year, using only the highest-quality images and materials and state-of-the-art printing to showcase Abaco’s spectacular beauty.
Abaco Sun is available for purchase in stores throughout Abaco, and worldwide by subscription.
ABACO SUN MAGAZINE ADVERTISING GUIDE and RATE CARD (PDF)
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AD INSERTION ORDER FORM (PDF)
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HOW TO BOOK AN AD IN ABACO SUN MAGAZINE
1. Print and complete an Ad Insertion Order Form:
- Provide all relevant contact information for your business.
- Select ad size. Review the available ad sizes and determine which works best for your business and budget.
- Decide how many insertions you wish to book. If you book and make deposits for two or more insertions at once, you’ll receive a 15% discount off your entire order, provided full payment for each insertion is received prior to that issue’s close date. And if you book and make deposits for a year’s worth (3 insertions) of ads prior to our Winter 2023 issue close date (November 15, 2022), you’ll receive a 4th insertion for free.
- Let us know if you’ll be supplying artwork for your ad(s) or whether you’ll need an ad created.
- Calculate ad rate. Multiply the number of insertions you’ve chosen times the rate per insertion shown on the insertion order form. (If you’re booking 2 or more insertions at once, be sure to use the discounted rate shown in the “2+ insertions” column.)
- Be sure to sign your Ad Insertion Order Form
- Email your completed, signed Ad Insertion Order Form to firstname.lastname@example.org or send via WhatsApp at (626) 487-8085.
2. Pay a 50% deposit to hold your space. Payments may be made as follows:
- PayPal (send payment to email@example.com)
- Bank deposit or wire (account info and wiring instructions available upon request)
- U.S. or Bahamian cheque
3. If you have an existing ad that meets our technical specifications, email it to firstname.lastname@example.org. If you checked “I need an ad created” on your order form, we’ll be in touch.
4. We’ll invoice you for the balance owing for each insertion. Remaining balance is due prior to the final close date for each issue.
WHY ADVERTISE IN ABACO SUN MAGAZINE?
Highly Targeted Readership
Abaco Sun is the only features magazine specifically for Abaco lovers. If you want to reach customers who live in or visit Abaco, there’s no more targeted medium in which to advertise.
Advertising industry statistics show that whereas online media engages readers for a relatively brief time – mere seconds – a reader will engage with a print magazine for up to an hour or more. This means more time for potential customers to see and absorb your advertisement.
Research shows that magazines are often collected, shared with friends and circulated throughout the community. Your magazine ad is seen time and time again, continuing to work for you many months after publication.
Abaco Sun magazine will be distributed in retail establishments throughout Abaco and to readers worldwide via subscription. Copies of each issue will be forwarded to select Bahamian embassies, consulates and tourist offices and distributed at travel-related events to increase awareness and spread the word that Abaco is back and better than ever.
Whereas magazines offer increased engagement and more lasting impressions, online media enjoys the advantage of convenience. It’s accessible to anyone, anywhere, anytime.
To leverage the combined power of print and digital media and extend your advertising dollar, each Abaco Sun advertiser will receive a free banner ad on AbacoSun.com, the most comprehensive online source of up-to-date Abaco information.
Social Media Presence
Abaco Sun has an established presence on Facebook, Instagram and other social media platforms and we’ll leverage these social media accounts to present Abaco – and your business – to existing and new audiences worldwide.
We’re also active on a number of tourism-related message boards, such as TripAdvisor, Fodor’s and Lonely Planet, promoting Abaco and attracting new visitors and potential customers for your business.
Quality Content and Production
Between us, we have close to eight decades of experience in journalism, marketing, public relations and publishing.
We know how to write appealing stories, take interesting photographs and produce great content. And we’ll use these skills to create a quality magazine that shows readers – in glorious detail – the beauty, attractions and amenities that Abaconians have worked so hard to restore.
We also understand the importance of deadlines and will ensure that your seasonal or time-sensitive advertising reaches its audience by the intended date.
Comprehensive Advertiser Support
The only way for Abaco Sun to succeed is for you to succeed. To assist in that regard, we:
- Offer a variety of convenient options for booking, submitting and paying for ads
- Offer free ad design and production
- Offer all magazine advertisers a free banner ad on AbacoSun.com
- Work to continuously engage readers (and your potential customers) by publishing original content on AbacoSun.com
- Aim to form long-term relationships with our advertisers and leverage our marketing and PR expertise to attract new interest in Abaco and new customers for us all.
Our Non-Nonsense, Money-Back Guarantee
If, after your first ad runs, you’re not 100% satisfied with the quality of Abaco Sun magazine, we’ll refund your contract. Period.
A BONUS FOR INAUGURAL ISSUE ADVERTISERS (**EXTENDED TO SUMMER 2023 ISSUE)
As a thank you for supporting Abaco Sun, book ads in an entire year of Abaco Sun (3 issues) and receive an insertion in the 4th issue for free.
AD SIZES AND RATES
BOOKING DEADLINES AND CLOSING DATES
GENERAL TERMS AND CONDITIONS
- A completed and signed Ad Insertion Order Form and 50% deposit are required to book your ad space.
- Payment in full must be received prior to closing date.
- Deposits and payments may be made online, via wire/direct deposit, via PayPal (account: email@example.com) or by U.S. or Bahamian cheque.
- A 15% multi-insertion discount is given when two or more insertions are booked at once.
- Publisher assumes no liability for errors in externally produced advertisements.
- All ads created by us will require your review and sign off. Once sign off is received, ads are considered fully approved.
- After closing date, no cancellation is permitted.
NEED AN AD CREATED? NO PROBLEM!
We’ll create one for you at no cost. Just select “I need an ad created” when completing your Ad Insertion Order.
SUPPLYING YOUR OWN AD ARTWORK? HERE ARE OUR TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS
You don’t have to be a graphic designer – or hire one – to advertise in Abaco Sun. We’re happy to produce your ad at no charge. For those wishing to supply camera-ready artwork, however, here are our technical requirements:
- Page size is 8.5″ by 11″. Keep text and important materials within safe area of 7.5″ by 10″.
- All supplied materials must be submitted in high-resolution as digital files. They can be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org or we can arrange for you to upload to Dropbox.
- Accepted file formats include JPG, TIFF, EPS and PDF.
- All colour images must be CMYK and at least 300 DPI at 100% of final print size.
- All black and white images must be grayscale and at least 300 DPI at 100% of final print size.
- Do not use RGB or spot colours, as files containing these will be converted to CMYK, which may cause an undesired shift in colour appearance.
- Do not upsample the resolution of images by manually changing the DPI in Photoshop as this can cause a pixelated, blurry or lower quality image.
- PDF settings: embed all fonts, use no transparency.
- EPS settings: convert all fonts to outlines or supply all font files.
- TIFF settings: use no transparency.
Questions or concerns? Get in touch!
WOULD YOU LIKE TO SELL ABACO SUN TO YOUR CUSTOMERS?
If you’d like to make Abaco Sun available to your customers, please get in touch.
We offer generous wholesale pricing, eye-catching point-of-sale materials, and delivery to your door.
Have questions? Need help? Get in touch!