Classifieds Pricing and Sizes

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Classifieds Pricing and Sizes

Harvard Magazine's vibrant classifieds section offers categories to meet most any need. Our main categories include vacation rentals/travel, real estate, personals (matchmaking services, dating coaches), and products and services. We also offer 2 specialty sections during the year: The Harvard Authors' Bookshelf and the Education & Enrichment Resource.
 



Issue Dates and Deadlines

Harvard Magazine is published bi-monthly (6X/year).
 

2024 Issues                          Deadline                             Publication Date
January-February           November 15, 2023           January 1
March-April                      January 16                         March 1
May-June                            March 15                           May 1
July-August                       May 15                               July 1
September-October         July 15                               September 1
November-December    September 16                     November 1

 

Plain Text Ads
 

  • 1-2 issues: $5.40 per word
  • 3 issues: $4.86 per word (save 10%)
  • 4-5 issues: $4.59 per word (save 15%)
  • 6 issues: $4.32 per word (save 20%)
  • Crimson border: $65      
  • Star icon: $40     
  • Bolded crimson class year: $10*    
    *(class years will be vetted through the Alumni Office)
  • Website: Include your ad on our website in addition to print $40
    (If you wish to run your ad solely in print or solely on our website (not both), you will pay the plain text ad rate)
  • Photo: Include a photo with your ad on our website $40 (photo does not appear in print)
  • Minimum: 12 words
    telephone number = 1 word
    email address = 2 words
    website=2 words
    abbreviations = the words they stand for
  • Boldfacing: first two words are boldfaced for free; additional boldfacing=2X the per-word rate
  • To place a plain text ad, please click here to use our secure, online order form, or, you can email your ad copy to: classifieds@harvard.edu and pay over the telephone with a credit card at: 617-496-6686 or via Skype: hmagclassifieds.
     

Classified Display Ads
 

  • 1-2 issues: $420 per column inch
  • 3 issues: $378 per column inch (save 10%)
  • 4-5 issues: $357 per column inch (save 15%)
  • 6 issues: $336 per column inch (save 20%)
    (Pricing differential for 1/2 page, 2/3 page, and full page classified display ads. Contact us for rates).

Website: Include your ad on our website in addition to print $40
(If you wish to run your ad solely in print or solely on our website (not both), you will pay the classified display ad rate)

Harvard alumni business owners: you will receive a flat 50% discount off the cost of a classified display ad. This discount does not apply to plain text ads. Frequency and special section discounting does not apply. Class year information will be vetted through the Alumni Office.

Camera-ready display ad specifications: 

  • Standard column width: 2.188 inches
  • Minimum column height: 1 inch
  • Format: The preferred format for classified display ads is high resolution (300 dpi) PDFs with fonts embedded or outlined
  • Fonts: All text should be at least 6pt minimum—or 7 pt minimum for white type knocked out of a colored background

Email your camera-ready ad to: classifieds@harvard.edu
(You will be charged a flight-checking fee of $30 if you have to correct/re-submit your ad more than 3X.)

Harvard Magazine's Design Service: $70 per hour (1-hour minimum)
Click here to fill out our design request form or email: classifieds@harvard.edu with high resolution (300 dpi) images/logos/graphics, text, and size you wish to order. A proof will be sent for your approval. 
 

 

Harvard Authors' Bookshelf

The Harvard Authors' Bookshelf section is published in Harvard Magazine 2X a year. 

2024 Issues                            Deadline                   Publication Date
May-June                              March 14                  May 1
November-December       September 13           November 1
 

Harvard Authors' Bookshelf Ads:

  • $595 per book per issue
    Includes a full color photo of your book’s front cover
  • 8 lines of text which include the following:
    Your book title
    Your name and Harvard affiliation
    Brief, descriptive text
  • Ads tend to range from 35-50 words total depending on length of title, author info, and wording of descriptive text
    We will contact you if your ad needs to be edited.

    *Frequency, Harvard Alumni Business Network, or other discounting not available for Harvard Authors' Bookshelf ads

Submit Your Ad: 
Click here to submit your ad or email: classifieds@harvard.edu with your high resolution (300 dpi) front book cover, your name and Harvard affiliation, and brief descriptive text. A proof will be sent to you for approval.
 

 

Education & Enrichment Resource

The Education & Enrichment Resource section is published in Harvard Magazine 4X/year.

2024 Issues                             Deadlines                      Publication Date
January-February               November 15, 2023      January 1
March-April                          January 16                    March 1
September-October             July 15                          September 1
November-December        September 16               November 1
 

Education & Enrichment Resource Ads:

Formatted Text Ad $275

Includes school/business name and website or phone in boldface, 6 lines of text, approximately 50 words depending on length. You will be contacted if your ad must be edited. Email your text to: classifieds@harvard.edu. A proof will be sent for your approval

Display Ad Options:

  • 1.5” (2.188” X 1.5”): $385
  • 1/12 page (2188” X 2.25”): $685
  • 1/6 page (horizontal: 4.563” X 2.25”, vertical: 2.188” X 4.75”): $1,370
  • 1/3 page (square: 4.563” X 4.75”, vertical: 2.188” X 9.625”): $2,740
    *For larger size options, please contact classifieds@harvard.edu

**Frequency, Harvard Alumni Business Network, or other discounting not available for Education & Enrichment Resource ads.
 
Camera-Ready Display Ad Specifications:

  • Format: The preferred format for classified display ads is high resolution (300 dpi) PDFs with fonts embedded or outlined
  • Fonts: All text should be at least 6pt minimum—or 7 pt minimum for white type knocked out of a colored background
  • Email your camera-ready ad to: classifieds@harvard.edu
    (You will be charged a flight-checking fee of $30 if you have to correct/re-submit your ad more than 3X.)

Harvard Magazine's Design Service:
$70 per hour (1-hour minimum)
Email: classifieds@harvard.edu with high resolution (300 dpi) images/logos/graphics, text, and size you wish to order. A proof will be sent for your approval.

 

TERMS:

  • All rates are per issue
  • All rates are net
  • If you wish to run a classified ad solely in print or solely on our website (not both), you will pay the plain text ad rate or the classified display ad rate depending on which option you choose.
  • All ads must be pre-paid
  • Accepted payment methods: credit card (MC, Visa, Amex, Discover), U.S. check, or money order
  • Payment for ads by credit card accepted at 617-496-6686 or Skype: hmagclassifieds. U.S. checks or money orders should be mailed to: Harvard Magazine, Attn: Classifieds Dept., 7 Ware St., Cambridge, MA 02138. Plain text ads can be paid for by credit card at: classifieds.harvardmagazine.com.
  • Harvard Magazine retains the right to decline or cancel any advertisement at any time. All ads are subject to the Publisher's approval.


Contact Information/Business Hours: 

Gretchen Bostrom
Classified Advertising Manager
Harvard Magazine 
7 Ware St., Cambridge, MA 02138
Phone: 617-496-6686
Skype: hmagclassifieds
Email: classifieds@harvard.edu
Business hours: Monday-Friday, 9AM-5PM EST. We will reply to you within 24 business hours (excluding holidays/time off).