Classic Chicago Media Kit

Classic Chicago (classicchicagomagazine.com) is a lifestyle publication that connects with the Quiet Elite of Affluence: well mannered, educated and cultivated–or those who would like to be–individuals who have ample leisure time, energy, money, style and cultural curiosity.

Subjects featured with panache and insight in Classic Chicago include current events, cultural and/or philanthropic events, style, residential design, real estate, fine dining, cooking, travel, cinema, visual and performing arts, books, architecture and interviews with civic influencers and other personalities.

Making this publication unique is its revelations about Chicagoans who came before us. This historical awareness, combined with achievements of current Chicagoans, makes for a wonderful read week after week, amusing and inspiring the visitor.

Classic Chicago’s group of contributors, led by Publisher Megan McKinney and Editor Judy Carmack Bross, have created a beautifully balanced experience that is invigorating, informative and refreshing. This level of content has a very long shelf life so there is always a significant count of new visitors that might be in search of a particular interest. Since Classic Chicago ranks high on the search engines, this may well be the searchers first stop.

Whimsy, luxury, and adventure are tantamount to tantalize interest. Fascinating people who look good while living exciting lives. The magazine offers society news and party pictures of the rich and powerful.

Given the current journalistic landscape, with so much content coming at everyone, this is a publication standing apart. The sponsors are presented in an uncluttered climate in which each occupies a substantial presence that will resonate. Our visitors are stimulated and receptive as each enjoys quality subject matter that is authentic and authored by top-notch writers of multiple generations. The advertiser will benefit from the tailwind of this ‘good mood.’

Monthly Stats:

22, 156 Unique Pageviews

35,000 Page Views

THE BASICS

College grad ……………………………………………………… ……………93%

Post-gr degree ……………………………………………………………….. 37%

Own their home ……………………………………………………………….82%

Own more than one home………………………………………  75%

 

Household Income:
Under $30,000 5.6%
$30,000 – $50,000 8.3%
$50,000 – $100,000 25.4%
$100,000 – $250,000 30.8%
$250,000 – $500,000 12.3%
$500,000 – $999,000 7.4%
$1,000,000 +  10.2%

Rates

PLEASE SEE PUBLICATION AS A POINT OF REFERENCE FOR DIMENSIONS

LISTED BELOW RATES (net per month) August thru December 2017

  • Multiple month packages do not have to be for consecutive months.
  • Tippy top Banners Accommodate three rotating sponsors
  • Second Large Banner Accommodates one sponsor

Every Sponsor possesses the offer of an additional editorial in house written piece a new section Showcase. Native advertising, transparency, no ambiguity. Classic Chicago celebrates!

Showcase in Classic Chicago

Showcase is a new native advertising category, which will appear from time to time in Classic Chicago.

Examples may be seen in the Classic Chicago Archives by going to the right margin of any page of the publication and scrolling down to the black ribbon, then clicking on Showcase or can be found in the Columns section at the top of any page.

The advertiser supplies subject matter, information, and visuals, but the feature is written by either Editor Judy Carmack Bross or Publisher Megan McKinney to give the piece style and prestige, as well as to maintain editorial consistency.

This privilege is available to current Classic Chicago advertisers.

Showcase and its role as native advertising is thoroughly transparent—much like The New York Times’ FROM OUR ADVERTISERS—and will carry the following explanatory note at the end: Showcase is a designated section of Classic Chicago in which valued advertisers convey timely messages to viewers.

 

ABOVE THE FOLD­

The upper banner accommodates 3 sponsors, rotating in 10-second intervals.

Horizontal

 

 1 month 3 months 6 months 12 months
TIP TOP

UPPER BANNERS

790 x120

 

$600 $575 $550 $500

Larger banner at top of home page. This is ‘static’ and is solely reserved for one sponsor with the choice of participating in the upper banner through out all pages.

HORIZONTAL

1

Week 

 

2

Weeks

 

3

Weeks

4

weeks

LARGER UPPER

BANNER

900

X 240

$600 $575 $550 

$500

VERTICAL

BOXES

1 month 3 months 6 months 12 months
 Square             Box             230 x230pixels $395 $375 $355 $325
Vertical Skyscraper 2 Boxes 230×460 pixels $675 $650 $625 $600
Vertical Skyscraper 3 Boxes 230×690 pixels $900 $890 $875 $800

BELOW THE FOLD

VERTICAL

Boxes

 

1 month 3 months 6 months 12 months
Square          Box      

230 x230 pixels

$300 $275 $250 $225
Vertical Skyscraper 2 Boxes 230×460 pixels $575 $550 $525 $500
Vertical Skyscraper 3 Boxes 230×690 pixels $800 $775 $735 $715

Weekly Sunday & Wednesday E-Blasts. Please ask for samples.

Bi Weekly E-Blasts 760 x 500 pixels $250

per 1 week

$200

per 2 weeks

$175

per 3 weeks

$150

per 4 weeks

Typically, all Ads begin on the first Sunday of the new month and run through that month. Those that are not placed at the first of the month will expire after four weeks of first placement. We accept Flash (GIF/JPG backup required), Static, Third-Party Rich Media is due the Monday or Tuesday morning before launch date. Rich Media: 5-7 days prior to launch date. LAUNCH DATE: Every Sunday.  

Director of Advertising

Kay Whitfield

kaywhitfield@classicchicmag.com (312) 545 -3289

Classicchicagomagazine.com