Facility Cleaning Decisions Magazine

The Leading Resource for In‐House Cleaning Managers

  • 35,500 In-House Cleaning Managers-Print
  • 81,650 Total readers per copy*
  • 6 issues in 2024
  • Readers spend an average of 47 minutes with each issue
  • 70% Take purchasing action after seeing an ad in Facility Cleaning Decisions

*Includes pass along readership (Signet Readership Study 2023)

We reach Facility Cleaning Managers from All Building

Education (K-12 School Districts, Colleges & Universities)

  • Director Of Operations, Penn State University
  • Maintenance Supervisor, Michigan State University
  • Maintenance Manager, Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis
  • Director of Facilities, Miami Dade County Public Schools
  • Maintenance Director, University of Michigan
  • Maintenance Manager, Texas A&M
  • Supt. of Building Services, University of Illinois
  • Director, Supervisor Custodial Services Sarasota, Sarasota County


  • Manager Facilities Maintenance, Hardrock Hotel And Casino
  • Senior Facilities Manager, Hyatt Corporation
  • Director of Facility/Maintenance, Subway Management Corporation
  • Vice President Maintenance & Engineering, Disneyland
  • Senior Vice President Of Operations, Las Vegas Convention Center
  • Maintenance Manager, Wyndham Resorts / VP Operations, YWCA


  • Supervisory Building Manager, Department Of Defense
  • Building Management Specialist, US Department Of State
  • Facilities Administrator, State Of Connecticut
  • Building Operations Officer, Federal Reserve Bank
  • Facilities Services Manager, San Francisco Intl Airport
  • Airport Maintenance Supt., Los Angeles World Airports

Health Care (Hospitals, Nursing Homes, Medical Clinics)

  • Director Maintenance Services, Shriner's Hospital
  • Maintenance Director, Mercy Hospital
  • Director of Environmental Services, Good Samaritan Society
  • Maintenance Director/Facilities Management, Johns Hopkins Hospital
  • Senior Director of Facility Services, Childrens Hospital
  • Director Environmental Services, Tewksbury Hospital


  • General Maintenance Manager, M C Dean
  • Maintenance Manager, Steel Technologies LLC
  • Director Of Operations, Johnson Controls
  • Maintenance Supervisor, Lockheed Martin

Retail (Shopping Centers, Malls, and Retail Chain Headquarters)

  • Maintenance Director, Dollar Tree Inc.
  • Facility Maintenance Manager, Autozone Inc.
  • Team Lead Facilities, Kohls Dept Stores
  • Senior Manager Corporate Facilities/Fleet Maintenance, Giant Eagle Inc.
  • Senior Regional Maintenance Manager, Wal-Mart Stores Inc.
  • Senior Manager Store Facilities, Ross Stores Inc.


  • Facilities Director, Geico
  • Facilities Supervisor, State Farm Insurance
  • Manager Of Building Services, Nationwide Insurance
  • Director of Facility Services, Elliott-Lewis Corp
  • Director Of Maintenance, Cushman & Wakefield
  • Director of Operations, CBRE Group Inc

Facility Cleaning Decisions Audience Profile

Facility Cleaning Decisions is a B2B multi‐channel brand serving the needs of in‐house cleaning management professionals working in schools/universities, medical facilities, commercial offices and retail, government, hospitality and industrial markets.

The Facility Cleaning Decisions audience includes Facilities and Building Maintenance Directors, Managers, and Supervisors, as well as Custodial, Housekeeping and Environmental Services Directors, Managers and Supervisors.

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Special Opportunities

Problem Solvers Advertorial

How it Works: You run a full‐page in Facility Cleaning Decisions magazine. Present an industry problem. Then share your company's solution.

Why It Works: Facility Cleaning Managers constantly face problems. They want solutions. But don't know where to quickly find them. And that's where you come in!

Issues Available:

February, June, August, and December issues.

You provide:

Our designers put everything together. You have final approval.

Sponsorship Opportunities

You have your choice of several unique ways to align your brand with the most trusted media products in the cleaning industry. Increase your brand's favorability and recognition among our targeted audiences by sponsoring an awards program, industry research study or industry survey. All of our sponsorship opportunities combine print and digital to give you maximum exposure to your key customers and prospects.

Facility Cleaning Decisions Faces of the Frontline Sponsorship Package

Facility cleaning managers look for ways to recognize outstanding frontline workers, so we will be giving some of these accolades national exposure. In 2024, Facility Cleaning Decisions will be featuring a frontline worker in each issue in a section called Faces of the Frontline.

FCD Faces of the Frontline sponsorship package includes:

Facility Cleaning Decisions Survey Sponsorship Package

The FCD Cleaning Management Survey outlines management challenges readers face, staffing levels and turnover, cleaning frequencies and purchasing trends.

FCD Survey Sponsorship Package includes:

Facility Cleaning Decisions Complaints Survey

The bi‐annual Facility Cleaning Decisions Complaints Survey never fails to bring up the most relatable and ridiculous responses out of all the studies conducted by the publication. As the sponsor of this popular survey your company is positioned as a thought‐leader, and your brand is prominently featured throughout the survey process. Your Survey Sponsorship Package includes:

2024 Editorial Calendar

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Special Coverage

Product Coverage

Bonus Opportunity

Due Dates

January / February ‐ Clean Buildings Conference Coverage
‐ Creating Healthy & Safe Schools
‐ Cleaners and Disinfectants
‐ Carpet Equipment
‐ Problem Solver
‐ Bonus Distribution: Clean Buildings Conference & NFMT Baltimore
Ad Close:
Materials Due:
March / April ‐ Healthcare Operational Challenges ‐ Brooms, Brushes, Mops & Carts
‐ Soap and Sanitizer
‐ Technology Showcase Ad Close:
Materials Due:
May / June ‐ State of the Industry Advisory Board Rountable
‐ Back to School Preparation
‐Floor Care Equipment
‐ Odor Control
‐ Problem Solver Ad Close:
Materials Due:
July / August ‐ 2024 Annual In-House Management Survey
‐ Distributor Choice Product Award Showcase
‐ Infection Control
‐ Batteries & Equipment Parts & Accessories
‐ Problem Solver Ad Close:
Materials Due:

September / October ‐ Tackling Hospital-Acquired Infections
‐ ISSA Show Coverage
‐ Restroom Care
‐ Floor Safety
‐ Bonus Distribution: ISSA Show and NFMT Vegas
‐ Advertisers receive a FREE Product Release in the Nov/Dec ISSA Product Showcase
Ad Close:
Materials Due:
November / December ‐ Complaints Study
‐ ISSA Product Showcase
‐ Carpet Care
‐ Software
‐ Problem Solver Ad Close:
Materials Due:

Included in Every Issue:

• Healthy Schools Feature: A Healthy Green Schools & Colleges Steering Committee member profile.

• Leadership Column: Leadership advice/tips from facility cleaning executives to other facility cleaning executives.

• Faces of the Frontline: Highlighting an outstanding janitor

• Products: A showcase of the latest product innovations

Print Mechanical Specs

Ad Type



Bleed Page 8.125" 11"
Page 7" 10"
2/3 Page 4.5" 10"
1/2 Island 4.5" 7.5"
1/2 Vertical 3.375" 10"
1/2 Horizontal 7" 4.875"
1/3 Square 4.5" 4.875"
1/3 Vertical 2.125" 10"
1/3 Horizontal 7" 3.125"
1/4 Vertical 3.375" 4.875"
1/4 Horizontal 7" 2.375"
1/6 Vertical 2.125" 4.875"
1/6 Horizontal 7" 1.5"

Mechanical Specifications

Mechanical Notes:

Publication trim size: 7.875" x 10.75"
Bleed Page: 8.125" x 11"
Live Area: 7" x 10"
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:

Publication trim size: 15.75" x 10.75"
Bleed Page: 16" x 11"
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: Perfect bound
Note: Live matter must be kept 0.5 inch away from untrimmed edge and 0.25 inch away from each side of the gutter.

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.

Sending Your Ad:

Upload files to www.tradepress.com/uploads

For Questions:

Client Services
Production Director
414.228.7701 ext. 561

Preferred File Types:

4-color process (CMYK) ads: PDF/X-1a:2001 or TIFF (TIF)

2-color (3 process colors) ads: EPS or DCS2 (Photoshop eps)

Grayscale or B/W (Process Black) ads: EPS or TIFF (TIF) for

*Note: We are unable to process Microsoft Publisher files

Because your best presentation is important to us, we have written this 10 STEP GUIDE to help you obtain maximum quality prior to us submitting your ad to the printer.

  1. All fonts must be embedded, converted to outline or rasterized. See non-supported fonts.
  2. Photos and artwork should be at least 300 dpi. Lineart (ie: logos) should be 1200 dpi bitmap or a Vector image. We cannot submit any photos or artwork, to the printer, with less than 266 dpi.
  3. All color must be set up in either spot color or CMYK (process color). All RGB colors will be converted and will not appear in print as it did on-screen.
  4. All black type must be black only, not Rich Black or Registration.
  5. All color photos must be converted to CMYK with a total ink limit of 300%. Click here for the quickest way to alter ink density levels.
  6. All black and white photos must be converted to grayscale with a 20-25% dot gain.
  7. Documents should be set up to the correct final ad size.
  8. Any bleeds need to be set at 0.125" on all sides ‐ no printer's marks or slugs.
  9. Transparencies must be flattened. Layer/effects, Flattener Presets must be set to "high resolution."
  10. It is recommended to use the Adobe PDF preset: "PDF/X-1a:2001" when creating your PDF file. This setting is an industry standard for printing (please deselect all printer mark defaults and, if applicable, include the bleed here).

File Naming:

Please consider these suggestions when naming your file:

Color Typography:

For optimum reproduction and clear and sharp copy, use sans serif fonts such as Arial, Calibri, Helvetica, Myriad or similar for small type. Reverse type reproduces best with large bold sans serif fonts. The same is true for color type. Thin serif fonts are difficult to read in color or reverse type. It is recommended that four color type and/or small four color reverse knock-outs be avoided. Black type that uses four color blends should never be used (Registration not allowed).


Black & white lasers are acceptable for grayscale ads.

Trade Press Media Group, Inc. pre-flights all files to the best of our ability. If we spot potential problems we will attempt to correct them or alert you to them. A proof for any textual/graphic changes made in our Creative Services Department will be submitted back to you for final approval. Due to the complexities of files and varied design techniques, we cannot be responsible for catching all trapping issues, typos or postscript errors.

Submitting Content:

Manufacturers are encouraged to submit the following content for consideration in print/online:

Product Announcements:

Every print issue features products and they will be archived on CleanLink.com and appear in our Cleaning Insider eNewsletter following the issue. Manufacturers are encouraged to submit new product announcements throughout the year. Submissions will be selected for the magazine on the first of the month prior to publication. The number of products featured will be dependent on available space.

Product submissions should include a full description of the product, including specs, features and benefits. These free announcements are subject to editing for space and magazine style. Each announcement must also include an image of the product. Images should be jpeg or tiff files at 300 dpi and at least 3 inches square ‐ we are unable to extract print-quality images from Word documents. Please include both the product description and image attachment in the same email. Products submissions can be sent to your sales representative, or by emailing products@tradepressmedia.com. Indicate in which publication(s) you want your product to appear.

Company Announcements / News:

Manufacturers are encouraged to submit company announcements such as personnel changes, mergers, acquisitions, new websites, warehouse relocations, awards, etc. These announcements will be considered for feature on CleanLink.com and the Cleaning Insider eNewsletter, and may be picked up for inclusion in print (space permitting). General industry tips, survey results, white papers and other industry announcements will also be considered.

To submit any of the above announcements, email corinne.zudonyi@tradepressmedia.com. There are no restrictions in length and photos are encouraged. (Images should be jpeg or tiff files at 300 dpi and at least 3 inches square.)

Case Studies:

Case studies are featured in each of our print publications, as well as on CleanLink.com. These submissions should follow a typical case study format ‐ state problem, provide solution and explain success. If submissions feature a distributor, they will be considered for Sanitary Maintenance magazine. Case studies about in-house departments may be profiled in Facility Cleaning Decisions magazine. And profiles of building service contractors will be considered for Contracting Profits magazine. Following print (no matter which publication it is featured in), each case study will be added to CleanLink.com.

Due to space, case studies should be 450-500 words long and include a separate headline. Submissions should also include a photo of the product in use, preferably at the facility being profiled (standalone product images will not be used). Images should be jpeg or tiff files at 300 dpi and at least 3 inches square. Please include both the case study text and image attachment in the same email. Case study submissions can be sent to your sales representative, or by emailing corinne.zudonyi@tradepress.com.

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