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Reaches the Most BSCs


Building Service Contractor Executive subscribers and the official publication of BSCAI

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Your Ads in CP Have the Greatest Reach

Contracting Profits Circulation - 19,500

Cleaning and Maintenance Management BSC Circulation - 13,063*

Building Services Management BSC Circulation - 10,938**

*Source: June 2020 BPA.

**Source: June 2020 BPA.

Note: Nearly 20% of Cleaning & Maintenance Management magazines are in the digital format. 6,400 are not print copies.

Note: 98% of Building Services Management circulation did not request to get the magazine.

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pick up their copy within a week of receiving


read their copy two or more times

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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

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Our Readers Purchase Products


took a purchasing action after seeing ads in Contracting Profits

Equipment & Supplies Purchased by Subscribers

Batteries (Machine/Equipment)
Brooms and Brushes
Can Liners
Carpet Care Chemicals
Carpet Extractors
Cleaning Carts
Cleaners and Degreasers
Disinfectants and Sanitizers
Engineered Water Devices
Floor Care Chemicals
Floor Equipment
Floor Pads and Brushes
Hand Dryers
Hand Sanitizers
Hand Soap
Ice Melt Products
Engineered Water Devices
Microfiber Cloths
Mops & Mopping Equipment
Odor Control Products
Paper Towels & Tissues
Pest Control Products
Restroom Cleaning Machines
Safety Signage/Floor Cones
Soap & Paper Dispensers
Software (bidding and estimating, inspection, timekeeping, etc.)
Waste Handling Equipment (receptacles/carts, not liners)
Wet Wipes

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. — Owner  /  IH Services Inc. — CEO  /  Janitronics Inc. — President  /  Crown Facility Solutions — President  /  Lewis & Taylor Building Service Contractor — President  /  Mahlerclean — President  /  Maintenance Inc. — President  /  Marsden Holding LLC — President/COO  /  Office Pride Inc — Owner, President, Principal  /  Pioneer Building Svcs. Inc. — President  /  Stathakis — CEO  /  Woodley Building Maintenance — Sr Project Mgr  /  Ajax Bldg Cleaning Corp. — Owner  /  Mr. Clean Maint Systems — President  /  Imperial Commercial Clng. — President  /  Jan Pro — President  /  Jr. Sweeping Services — Owner  /  Master Klean Janitorial — President

Contracting Profits keeps me in touch with new products, also lets me know what problems there are in the industry and what others are doing about them.”

Bob Berg, President

Contracting Profits keeps me up with the latest trends in products and management with very little time or effort required from me. It helps me focus in on things that are important I may have otherwise overlooked.”

Jeffery Holland, Owner

Contracting Profits gives me good perspectives that help me run my business. I stay informed and get big picture perspective and advice. I like the feature stories and I like Jordan Tong's articles that help with scaling up.”

Christy Sauer, Owner, True Clean Denver

2021 Contracting Profits Editorial Calendar

Special Coverage
Product Coverage
Bonus Opportunity
Online Sponsorship
January / February
Ad Close: 1/15/21
Materials Due: 1/22/21
Next Generation BSCs - Future Leaders
Floor Care

Soaps and Sanitizers
Virtual Edition

Cleaning Insider e-newsletter
March / April
Ad Close: 3/17/21
Materials Due: 3/24/21
Q&A with Incoming BSCAI President

Infection Control
Bonus Distribution at BSCAI EXEC MGMT Conference

Trending Now: End User Software (Advertorial)
Virtual Edition

Cleaning Insider e-newsletter
May / June
Ad Close: 5/13/21
Materials Due: 5/20/21
2021 Report on the Building Service Contractor Market
Carpet Care

Restroom Products
Virtual Edition

Cleaning Insider e-newsletter
July / August
Ad Close: 7/15/21
Materials Due: 7/22/21
Survey: Why Facility Executives Choose Their BSCs

Distributor Choice Award Winners
Trending Now: Floor Pads & Brushes (Advertorial)
Virtual Edition

Cleaning Insider e-newsletter
September / October
Ad Close: 9/16/21
Materials Due: 9/23/21
BSCAI Contracting Success Show Coverage

ISSA Show Coverage
Floor Care Equipment
Bonus Distribution at BSCAI Contracting Success Conference and ISSA

All advertisers receive a FREE Product Release In the November ISSA Product Showcase
Virtual Edition

Cleaning Insider e-newsletter
November / December
Ad Close: 10/15/21
Materials Due: 10/22/21
ISSA Product Showcase

BSCAI CLEAN Award Winner Profiles
Infection Prevention Products

Bidding Tips & Software
Bonus Distribution at 2022 BSCAI CEO Seminar
Virtual Edition

Cleaning Insider e-newsletter

In Every Issue:

BSCAI Member News:

Articles and updates for current and potential members of BSCAI

Case Study:

Manufacturers can submit examples of BSCs finding success with their products

Faces of the Frontline:

Highlighting an outstanding janitor

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

Contracting Profits Mechanical Specs

Ad Sizes
Bleed Page
1 Page
2/3 Page
1/2 Page Island
1/2 Page Vertical
1/2 Page Horizontal
1/3 Page Square
1/3 Page Vertical
1/3 Page Horizontal
1/4 Page Vertical
1/6 Page Vertical
1/6 Page Horizontal

Mechanical Specifications:

Mechanical Notes:

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
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 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:

Amanda Balistreri
Production Director
414.228.7701 x469

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 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. See non-supported fonts
  • 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).

File Naming

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.

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.

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