Reaches the Most BSCs20,000
Building Service Contractor Executive subscribers and the official publication of BSCAI
Your Ads Have the Greatest Reach
Contracting Profits Circulation - 20,053
Cleaning and Maintenance Management BSC Circulation - 15,165*
Building Services Management BSC Circulation - 10,905**
*Source: December 2017 BPA.
**Source: June 2018 BPA.
Note: 98% of Building Services Management circulation did not request to get the magazine.
pick up their copy within a week of receiving82%
read their copy two or more times
Our Readers Are Looking for Product Information
use Contracting Profits to learn about new products/brands
of subscribers refer to the manufacturer's website after seeing an ad
Our Readers Purchase Products90%
took a purchasing action after seeing ads in Contracting Profits
Equipment & Supplies Purchased by Subscribers in 2018
Contracting Profits Reaches Leading BSCs
4m Building Solutions — President — CEO / Bravo Building Services — President & CEO / Budd Group — President / Cummins Facility Services LLC — President / Fbg Service Corporation — President / Harvard Maintenance Inc. — President / Ih Services Inc. — CEO / Janitronics Inc. — President / Kbm Facility Solutions Hldgs. LLC — CEO / Lewis & Taylor Building Service Contractor — President / Mahlerclean — President / Maintenance Inc. — President / Marsden Holding LLC — President/COO / Office Pride Inc — CEO / Pioneer Building Svcs. Inc. — President / Stathakis — CEO / Woodley Building Maintenance — Vice President / Ajax Bldg Cleaning Corp. — President / Mr. Clean Maint Systems — President / Imperial Commercial Clng. — President / Jan Pro — President / Jr. Sweeping Svc. — Owner / Master Klean Janitorial — Chief Financial Officer
— Mary Miller, CEO, JANCOA
— Paul Senecal, CBSE, Managing Partner, Affineco
— Laurie Sewell, President & CEO, Servicon Systems Inc.
2019 Contracting Profits Editorial Calendar
January / FebruaryAd Close: 1/18/19
Materials Due: 1/25/19
Clean Buildings Expo Coverage
March / AprilAd Close: 3/18/19
Materials Due: 3/25/19
Ghost Employees/Worker Accountability
Ad Readership Study
May / JuneAd Close: 5/17/19
Materials Due: 5/24/19
July / AugustAd Close: 7/19/19
Materials Due: 7/26/19
Showcasing Top Products Chosen by Distributors
Sponsor our survey of Facility Executives
September / OctoberAd Close: 9/18/19
Materials Due: 9/25/19
ISSA Show Coverage
All advertisers receive a FREE Product Release In the November ISSA Product Showcase
November / DecemberAd Close: 10/18/19
Materials Due: 10/25/19
BSCAI CLEAN Award Winner Profiles
In Every Issue:
BSCAI Member News:
Articles and updates for current and potential members of BSCAI
Manufacturers can submit examples of BSCs finding success with their products
Be An Elite BSC Column:
Consultant and contractor Jordan Tong helps BSCs grow their businesses
A showcase of the latest product innovations
Faces of the Industry:
A roundup of the latest building service contractor news
BSCs review their favorite business books in this popular column
Contracting Profits Mechanical Specs
Publication trim size: 7.875" x 10.75"
Bleed Page: 8.125" x 11"
Trims to 7.875" x 10.75"
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
Bleed 16" x 11" Trim 15.75" x 10.75"
Note: Live matter must be kept 0.5 inch away from untrimmed edge and 0.25 inch away from each side of the gutter.
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
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:
2100 West Florist Avenue
Milwaukee, WI 53209
Preferred File Types:
PDF/X-1a:2001 or TIFF (TIF) for: 4-color process (CMYK) ads.
EPS or DCS2 (Photoshop eps) for: 2-color (3 process colors) ads.
EPS or TIFF (TIF) for: Grayscale or B/W (Process Black) ads.
*Note: We are unable to process Microsoft Publisher files
Because your best presentation is important to us, we have written this 10 STEP GUIDE guide to help you obtain maximum quality prior to us submitting your ad to the printer.
- All fonts must be embedded, converted to outline or rasterized.
- 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.
- 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.
- All black type must be black only, not Rich Black or Registration.
- 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.
- All black and white photos must be converted to grayscale with a 20-25% dot gain.
- Documents should be set up to the correct final ad size.
- Any bleeds need to be set at 0.125" on all sides — no printer's marks or slugs.
- Transparencies must be flattened. Layer/effects, Flattener Presets must be set to "high resolution."
- 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).
Please consider these suggestions when naming your file:
- Advertiser name, publication and issue.
- Refrain from using special characters. Indicate revised submissions by including "v2", "r1", etc., in file name.
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.
Manufacturers are encouraged to submit the following content for consideration in print/online:
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Indicate in which publication(s) you want your product to appear.
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 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 or Dan.Weltin@tradepress.com.
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.