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Display Advertising Rates, Sizes & Available Discounts (Print):

Since 2007, North Shore Children & Families is published monthly, 10x per year.  We print 10,000-15,000 publications each month which are distributed at over 400 mom-frequented, family-friendly North Shore (North of Boston) locations.  Each current issue is also available online.  Our parent readers have children of all ages, interests and needs – and also have households and families with needs.  We’ve got the North Shore covered!

To advertise, please contact Suzanne Provencher, Publisher, at or 781.598.8025.

Ad Size Dimensions Open Rate, 1-2X, Net
Full Page/Back Cover 10″ wide x 11″ tall $1,800
Full Page 10″ wide x 11″ tall $1,400
Full Page Profile (includes writing, editing, production) 10″ wide x 11″ tall $2,000
 Half Page/Vertical 4.875” wide x 10.75” tall  $800
 Half Page/Horizontal 10” wide x 5.125” tall  $800
 Quarter Page 4.875” wide x 5.375” tall  $600
 Eighth Page/Vertical 2.375” wide x 5.375” tall  $500
 Eighth Page/Horizontal 4.875” wide x 2.5” tall  $500

Regular Annual Advertising Frequency Discounts:

Run 3-5 display ads per year – save 5%.

Run 6-9 display ads per year – save 10%.

Run in all 10 issues in a year – save 15%.

3x “Try Us!” Program for New Advertisers:

Run a display ad in 3 consecutive issues, new advertisers save 10%.

Annual Planner Program for Schools:

Run 6-9 ads per year – schools save 15%.

Run in all 10 issues in a year – schools save 20%.  And if all 10 ads are 1/2 page or larger, you will earn the full page education editorial feature bonus for your school ($2,000 value).

Advertising Space Reservation Deadlines & Production Specifications:

If you require ad production assistance, please reserve your ad space and submit your ad materials by the 12th of each month prior to the issue you wish to appear in.  Ad production is available for our advertisers at no additional charge.

If you do not require ad production assistance, simply secure your ad space by the 15th of each month prior – then submit your completed ad by the 17the of the month prior.  For completed display ads that do not require our production assistance, advertisers may submit an exact size, high resolution (300 dpi) PDF with color in the CMYK format and 100% black settings for optimal reproduction on newsprint.

To see our actual monthly deadlines, please see the Calendar in the current issue in print or online.

Ad Placement:

Guaranteed placement requires a 25% surcharge if the requested position is available.  All attempts will be made to honor ad placement requests at no additional charge, however no guarantee is offered or implied without this surcharge fee.  Subject to availability and Publisher approval.

Annual Summer Camps & Programs Showcase Series:

Please contact Suzanne for rates, sizes & available discounts.  Our Summer Camps & Programs Showcases appear 5x per year in our February, March, April, May and Summer (June/July) issues.

Online Advertising Rates & Information:

Please contact Suzanne for online advertising rates and options.

Advertising Contact:

Suzanne Provencher: or 781.598.8025

We’ve Got the North Shore Covered – Since 2007!

Available for FREE at family-frequented locations throughout the North Shore!