Official Website of the Northwood-Four Corners Civic Association in Silver Spring, Maryland
In this time of Covid-19, even if our in-person civic association meeting is held online, our newsletter is still (safely) hand-delivered to each home! If you remain open for business, it is more important than ever to let customers know, especially through a well-known and well-read way that meets them where they live.PDF Rate Card View Newsletter PDFs Pay Online Now
Ad rates for 2022–2023 (fiscal year October 2022 to September 2023) for the North Four Corners News, the newsletter of the Northwood-Four Corners Civic Association, remain the same as last year. Because the unchanged rates remain so low, there is no discount for purchasing multiple ads. One change: classified ads have been discontinued.
Be sure to note our newest size, Business Card Ads. The printed size is 10 percent smaller than the usual 3.5"×2" business card (we’ll take care of shrinking it to fit). If you cannot send it to us digitally, we can scan in your existing business card to make sure it looks great.
All ads will contain a hyperlink to your business’ website on the full-color, online version of the newsletter. Because of this, we recommend that you send us your ad in color; we can convert it to a high-quality black-and-white version.
With an ad in the News, you can reach every one of the ~1,600 households in the North Four Corners area (~1,485 single-family homes and 121 senior apartments at The Oaks). That means a full-page ad costs roughly 10 cents per home! We defy you to find a better deal anywhere! The News is hand-delivered to each home at the beginning of October, December, February, April, and June, when our membership meetings are held. Please keep this in mind when including coupons in your ad; we recommend including an expiration date at least two months past the issue date.
|Number of Issues||1||2||3||4||5|
|Single Column Ad||$50||$100||$150||$200||$250|
|Business Card Ad||$30||$60||$90||$120||$150|
Full payment for an ad must be received before it will be printed. Make checks payable to “NFCCA” or pay online below. No political or issue ads will be accepted under any circumstances. Camera-ready art (unless for scanning) is not accepted.
There are now four ad sizes. PDF versions of the newsletter appear on this website about the time the membership meeting is held. Any ad with color elements will appear in color online; the printed newsletter is black-and-white only.
|Full-Page Ad||6.5" wide, 9.5" high|
|Half-Page Ad||6.5" wide, 4.5" high|
|Single Column Ad||2.0" wide, 4.5" high|
|Business Card Ad||3.15" wide, 1.8" high|
High-resolution PDF versions of ads are preferred and may be sent via eMail to the editor. Graphics you send for an ad that we lay out can be JPG, PDF, TIF, EPS, BMP, or GIF if at 300 ppi resolution. (JPGs and GIFs can be as low as 72 ppi if their dimensions are a minimum of three times the final printed size.) If you aren’t sure if your graphic will work, our editor can check that for you. Ads sent on DVDs or CDs must be PC-compatible. Flash drives also may be used and will be returned to you upon request.
Ads also may be prepared in an Adobe InDesign or PageMaker file; please include copies of all graphics used (these are required by the printer). We also can lay out an ad for you if you send text (and art work if you have it, see above), or we can create one for you; there is no charge for this service.
Ad text and/or artwork — as well as payment — must be received by the editor by the following deadlines for inclusion in the appropriate issue.
|Issue||Ad Deadline||Distribution Date**|
|October||15 September||1 October|
|December||15 November||1 December|
|February||15 January||1 February|
|April||15 March||1 April|
|June||15 May||1 June|
**Distribution date is approximate, but all issues should be delivered no later than the second Wednesday of the month (the date of the NFCCA meeting), so please keep that in mind if you’re planning a seasonal or time-sensitive ad, coupon, or event. Both ad and payment must be received by the deadline listed above or it will not be included.
Either pay online (below) or by check. Checks should be made payable to “NFCCA” (not to the editor) and mailed or delivered to the editor by the deadline mentioned above.
|Business Card Ads|