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Contracting Profits Advantages

Building service contractors choose Contracting Profits magazine as their trusted go-to source for brands, product information and selection, services and solutions. In addition to being a dependable and established source for BSCs, Contracting Profits is proud to be named the official publication of the Building Service Contractors Association International (BSCAI). When you advertise in our award-winning publication, your message will be seen by business owners and managers looking to take their businesses to the next level with smart and profitable results.

We Deliver Your Ad Message to More BSCs than any Other Publication

Compared to the competition, Contracting Profits reaches the most BSC's of any magazine serving this market, giving your ad the greatest reach

Contracting Profits* 19,846

Cleaning and Maintenance Management* 15,052

Services (not audited) ~10,000

Building Services Management* 11,496

* Source: June 2016 BPA Brand Reach Reports and publisher's own data (Services circulation is not audited.)

Contracting Profits is used by Decision Makers to Select and Purchase Products

83% use Contracting Profits to learn about new products/brands

44% use Contracting Profits to help in their product selection/purchase

35% have purchased products they saw advertised in Contracting Profits

17% have recommended purchasing products they saw advertised in Contracting Profits

We Know the Building Service Contractor Better Than Anyone Else

Contracting Profits was created solely for the cleaning contractor market and is considered the Inc. magazine of the industry. Subscribers benefit from timely, in-depth coverage written specifically for their business needs. Our readers are so engaged with Contracting Profits that 91% pick up their copy within a week of receiving and 85% pick up and read their copy two or more times.

Equipment/Supplies Purchased By Our Subscribers in a 12-Month Period

Products
% that have/will be Purchased
Brooms & Brushes
89%
Carpet Care Chemicals
90%
Carpet Extractors
56%
Cleaning Carts
61%
Cleaners & Degreasers
91%
Disinfectants & Sanitizers
90%
Floor Care Chemicals
91%
Floor Machines
60%
Hand Dryers
18%
Hand Sanitizers
51%
Hand Soap
67%
Ice Melt Products
39%
Machine/Equipment Batteries
56%
Matting
34%
Microfiber Products (mops, cloths, etc)
88%
Mops and Mopping Equipment (all types except Microfiber)
86%
Odor Control Products
75%
Paper Towels & Tissues
78%
Pest Control Products
16%
Restroom Cleaning Machines
48%
Safety Signage/Floor Cones
62%
Soap & Paper Dispensers
55%
Software (Bidding and Estimating, Inspecction, Timekeeping etc.)
37%
Squeegees
75%
Urinal Mats
49%
Vacuums
86%
Waste Receptacles / Recycling Containers
48%

98% of subscribers took some purchasing actions in the past year after seeing ads in Contracting Profits magazine.


2016 Contracting Profits Editorial Calendar

February

Ad Close: 1/8/16
Materials Due: 1/15/16
Special Coverage
BSCAI President Profile
Cleaning Operations
Floor Care

Soap
Product Showcase
Autoscrubbers
Column Expertise
Preportioned Chemicals
In Every Issue
BSCAI Member News

Faces of the Industry

Case Study

April

Ad Close: 3/9/16
Materials Due: 3/16/16
Special Coverage
2016 BSC Market Report
Cleaning Operations
Restroom Care

Vacuums
Product Showcase
Towel and Tissue
Column Expertise
School Cleaning
In Every Issue
BSCAI Member News

Faces of the Industry

Case Study
Bonus Distribution
BSCAI Executive Management Conference

June

Ad Close: 5/9/16
Materials Due: 5/16/16
Special Coverage
Labor Challenges
Cleaning Operations
Floor Care

Green Cleaning

Contractor Connection Advertising Section
Product Showcase
Floor Pads & Brushes
Column Expertise
Odor Control
In Every Issue
BSCAI Member News

Faces of the Industry

Case Study

August

Ad Close: 7/8/16
Materials Due: 7/15/16
Special Coverage
Customer Expectations Survey
Cleaning Operations
Infection Control

Restroom Cleaning
Product Showcase
Disinfectants
Column Expertise
Software
In Every Issue
BSCAI Member News

Faces of the Industry

Case Study

September

Ad Close: 8/8/16
Materials Due: 8/15/16
Special Coverage
BSCAI & ISSA/INTERCLEAN Show Guides
Cleaning Operations
Chemical-free Cleaning

Clothes, Mops and Carts
Product Showcase
Mops
Column Expertise
Window Cleaning
In Every Issue
BSCAI Member News

Faces of the Industry

Case Study
Bonus Distribution
BSCAI Annual Convention

ISSA/INTERCLEAN® Chicago

November

Ad Close: 10/7/16
Materials Due: 10/14/16
Special Coverage
BSCAI CLEAN Award Winners

ISSA/INTERCLEAN Product Roundup
Cleaning Operations
Carpet Care

Floor Chemicals
Product Showcase
Vacuums
Column Expertise
Cleaners & Disinfectants
In Every Issue
BSCAI Member News

Faces of the Industry
Bonus Distribution
2017 BSCAI CEO Seminar
Issue
Special Coverage
Cleaning Operations
Product Showcase
Column Expertise
In Every Issue
Bonus Distribution
February

Ad Close: 1/8/16
Materials Due: 1/15/16
BSCAI President Profile
Floor Care

Soap
Autoscrubbers
Preportioned Chemicals
BSCAI Member News

Faces of the Industry

Case Study
 
April

Ad Close: 3/9/16
Materials Due: 3/16/16
2016 BSC Market Report
Restroom Care

Vacuums
Towel and Tissue
School Cleaning
BSCAI Member News

Faces of the Industry

Case Study
BSCAI Executive Management Conference
June

Ad Close: 5/9/16
Materials Due: 5/16/16
Labor Challenges
Floor Care

Green Cleaning

Contractor Connection Advertising Section
Floor Pads & Brushes
Odor Control
BSCAI Member News

Faces of the Industry

Case Study
 
August

Ad Close: 7/8/16
Materials Due: 7/15/16
Customer Expectations Survey
Infection Control

Restroom Cleaning
Disinfectants
Software
BSCAI Member News

Faces of the Industry

Case Study
 
September

Ad Close: 8/8/16
Materials Due: 8/15/16
BSCAI & ISSA/INTERCLEAN Show Guides
Chemical-free Cleaning

Cloths, Mops and Carts
Mops
Window Cleaning
BSCAI Member News

Faces of the Industry

Case Study
BSCAI Annual Convention

ISSA/INTERCLEAN® Chicago
November

Ad Close: 10/7/16
Materials Due: 10/14/16
BSCAI CLEAN Award Winners

ISSA/INTERCLEAN Product Roundup
Carpet Care

Floor Chemicals
Vacuums
Cleaners & Disinfectants
BSCAI Member News

Faces of the Industry
2017 BSCAI CEO Seminar

With every ad you get:
A company listing, a link to your ad and a link to your site on 3 Contracting Profits e-Update emails sent to 16,000 Building Service Contractors
A company listing, a link to your ad and a link to your site on CleanLink.com with the issue


2016 Contracting Profits Ad Rates

B&W
1X
3X
6X
9X
12X
18X
24X
Full Page
$7,430
$7,135
$6,870
$6,635
$6,335
$6,100
$5,860
2/3 Page
$5,765
$5,460
$5,200
$4,940
$4,675
$4,465
$4,210
1/2 Island
$5,000
$4,830
$4,730
$4,570
$4,415
$4,220
$4,025
1/2 Page
$4,465
$4,350
$4,160
$4,010
$3,885
$3,795
$3,560
1/3 Page
$3,335
$3,185
$3,045
$2,900
$2,795
$2,680
$2,565
1/4 Page
$2,495
$2,425
$2,325
$2,260
$2,150
$2,085
$2,010
1/6 Page
$1,960
$1,915
$1,870
$1,810
$1,750
$1,675
$1,615
Color
Page
Facing
4-Color Full page
$2,740 extra
$2,050 extra
4-Color Fractional
$2,075 extra
$1,375 extra
2-Color Full page
$850 extra
$595 extra
2-Color Fractional
$645 extra
$510 extra


2016 Contracting Profits Mechanical Specs

Ad Sizes
Width
Depth
Bleed Page
8.125"
11"
1 Page
7"
10"
2/3 Page
4.5"
10"
1/2 Page Horizontal
7"
4.875"
1/2 Page Vertical
3.312"
10"
1/2 Page Island
4.5"
7.5"
1/3 Page Vertical
2.125"
10"
1/3 Page Square
4.5"
4.875"
1/4 Page
3.312"
4.875"
1/6 Page Vertical
2.125"
4.875"
1/6 Page Horizontal
4.5"
2.437"

Mechanical Notes:

Publication trim size: 7.875x10.75
Bleed Page: 8.125 x 11
Trims to 7.875 x 10.75
Live Area: 7x10
Note: Pertinent matter on bleed advertisement must be kept at least 0.5 inch from image edge. Bleed trim is 0.125 inch.

2 Page Spread Bleed

Bleed 16 x 11 Trim 15.75 x 10.75
Live matter must be kept 0.5 inch away from untrimmed edge

Trim variance is 1/8 inch
Line screen: 133
Output Resolution: 2540
Max Ink Density: 300%
4-color rotation (wet) is black, cyan, magenta, yellow
Printing: Web-offset
Binding: Saddle stitched

Mechanical Requirements for Inserts:

Contact production manager for insert specifications (size, stock, binding, shipping). Sample of insert must be submitted to publisher for mechanical clearance and pricing.

Issuance and Closing Date

Mailing Date: 18th of month of issue
Closing Date: 8th of preceding month.
Cancellation Date: No cancellation after 8th of preceding month.

Sending Your Ad:

Upload files to www.tradepress.com/uploads or mail CD or DVD (please include a pdf soft proof when uploading ads). Sending a Revised Ad: Indicate revised files in the file name (Example: File Name_r1.pdf, _r2.pdf, _r3.pdf etc.)

Mailing & Shipping Instructions

Send all contracts, insertion orders and electronic ad materials to:
Production Manager
Contracting Profits
2100 West Florist Avenue
Milwaukee, WI 53209

For Questions:

Bobbie Reid, Production Director
414.228.7701 x453
Email Print Production Manager

Guidelines for Submitting Electronic Ads

Acceptable File Types:

PDF: Embed all fonts, do not subset fonts. Be sure RGB graphics are converted to CMYK and 266 or higher resolution.
Color management should be disabled. Prefer properly sized, placeable image without slugs and printer marks. Printer marks are not required, but if used, they should be 0.25 from outside of trim. Preferred pdf format is Press Quality or PDF/X-1a:2001.

Adobe InDesign: Be sure to supply all fonts and graphics. Transparent effects will be flattened.

Adobe Illustrator and compatible EPS files: Be sure to supply all fonts and graphics or convert all type to outlines, and embed images. All transparent effects must be flattened.

Adobe Photoshop: We prefer flattened TIFF files. Native Photoshop files (.psd) or layered TIFF files (.tif) are acceptable. Be sure to supply all fonts or rasterize type layers. Image must be set to CMYK mode and be sure file is a minimum of 266 dpi at the final ad size.

QuarkXpress: Be sure to supply all fonts and graphics.

Production Charges: Charges will be added for conversion of files that do not follow the following requirements or for revisions/additions to furnished files. Ads that are not accompanied by the required proofs will be charged to have one made.

We cannot guarantee reproduction of ads that are set up incorrectly or missing the required proofs.

Acceptable Graphic Types:

Continuous tone/halftone: 266 dpi, black & white graphics must be set to grayscale mode, 4-color graphics must be set to cmyk mode, files saved as a TIFF or EPS. Do not save files with "JPEG" compression.

Lineart: 1200 dpi, must be set to bitmap mode, saved as tiff.

Vector graphics - 4 color graphics: colors must be cmyk breakdowns, saved as EPS.

Spot-color graphics: Colors must be set to appropriate spot colors, saved as EPS or DCS2. Vector graphics using transparent effects must be flattened.

Proofs Required:

All ads must be accompanied by a single page, composite proof. 4-color ads require a Digital Matchprint, Rainbow, Fuji or Kodak digital color proof. Color lasers will be used as a general color guide only, not for color matching. Spot-color ads require a composite, color proof indicating color usage. Black and white lasers are acceptable for grayscale ads.

The above types of color proofs must be provided with color ads. If one is not provided, one will be made at a cost of $50.00 net.

Ads must be accompanied by the proofs specified above to guarantee satisfactory reproduction.

General

Publisher's Copy Protective Clause: Advertiser and advertising agency assume liability for all content of advertisements printed, and also assume responsibility for any claims arising therefrom made against the publisher. Publisher reserves the right to reject any advertising. Publisher is not responsible for errors in key numbers or index of advertisers.

Short Rates and Rebates: Advertisers will be short rated if within the 12-month period they do not use the number of insertions upon which their billings have been based. Advertisers will be rebated if within the 12-month period they have used sufficient insertions to earn a lower frequency rate appearing on this card.

Rate Protection Clause: A minimum of 90 days notice will be given preceding any rate increase. On effective date of new rates, earned frequency on space run to date will apply to new rates. Contracts in force at time of rate announcement will be honored.

Publisher reserves right to hold advertiser and/or its advertising agency jointly and severally liable for such monies as are due and payable to the publisher.