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Excellence is the ultimate for the Porsche fanatic. Our readers don’t just peruse each issue but study and absorb the advertising along with the editorial. Excellence caters to this hard-core enthusiast by presenting editorial material with a strong technical orientation in addition to columns dealing with specific technical problems.
Our reader is a hands-on enthusiast who is dedicated to his Porsche and is interested in products that enhance his car both cosmetically and mechanically. This reader considers the advertising as a vital part of the magazine as 86% of our subscribers indicate they review the ads in each issue.
We have purposely kept advertising rates low to accommodate both small and large Porsche suppliers. When surveyed about the possibility of raising ad rates to reduce the quantity of advertising our readers overwhelmingly approved the high ad content indicating that it was an important element of the magazine.
Because the content of Excellence is so focused, each reader is a potential buyer for your Porsche-related products. The ability and inclination to buy is a positive factor. The median income of our readers is over $100,000 and 73% of them have graduated from college. Not only will your ad get strong current exposure but the message of your ad will endure- over 90% of our subscribers save their copies of Excellence for future reference.
Stan Michelman, Advertising Director
42 Digital Dr. #5
Novato CA 94949
Fax (415) 382-0587
2012 advertising rates
|Covers (Four-Color Only)|
|No Charge For Bleed|
|2nd color: (non-commissionable)|
|$90 for less than a full page,|
|$150 for full page|
Commissions & Discounts
Agency Commission: 15% to recognized agencies.
Terms: Net 30 days.
2013 closing & issuance dates
|on sale||space close/ materials due*|
* Changes to ad copy and/or materials to create a new ad are due one week earlier than the dates listed.
Insertion Orders: Insertion orders must be received by the Space-Close Deadline. If a change of copy is not received by the Materials Deadline, the contracted advertiser’s copy that ran in the previous issue will be inserted.
Cancellations: Cancellations will not be accepted after the Space-Close Deadline. Cancellations for the cover ads must be made 90 days prior to the scheduled Space-Close Deadline.
Covers and body printed Web Offset and perfect bound. Trim size 8-3/8″ × 10-7/8"
|Space (non-bleed)||Width & Height|
|Full Page||7-1/4 × 10|
|2/3 page||4-3/4 × 10|
|1/2 page||7-1/4 × 4-3/4|
|1/2 page (Jr. Page)||4-3/4 × 7-1/2|
|1/3 page||4-3/4 × 4-3/4|
|1/3 page (Vert.)||2-3/8 × 10|
|1/4 page||3-1/2 × 4-3/4|
Bleed size: 8-1/2″ × 11-1/8". Live printing matter must be kept 1/2" from trimmed size of 8-3/8″ × 10-7/8".
Spread Bleed: 17″ × 11-1/8". Spread non-bleed 16″ × 10″.
Digital-Format Submissions: Before submitting ads in a digital format, please request our Digital Requirements to make sure your submission is compatible with our system and assure quality reproduction. If not, your advertisement may be rejected. An appropriate press proof must be submitted with all digital ads.
contract & copy regulations
Publisher reserves the right to hold advertiser and/or its advertising agency jointly and severally liable for such monies as are due and payable to the publisher.
Publisher reserves the right to change rates at any time.
Publisher accepts no liability for damages due to advertisements not appearing in contracted issue.
All advertisements are subject to acceptance by the Publisher. Publisher also reserves the right to decline or reject any advertising for any reason, at any time without liability, even though previously acknowledged or accepted.
Advertising Responsibility: The purchaser of the advertising space assumes all responsibility for the entire content of any such advertisements printed in Excellence and assumes responsibility for any claims or costs of litigating claims arising therefrom against the Publisher.
Publisher will not be bound by conditions printed or appearing on order blanks or copy instructions which conflict with the provisions of the stated rates.
Published nine times per year, distributed nationally by Curtis Circulation Company. Single copy price- $5.99. Subscription, 9 issues- $25.00
1. Agency discount (commission) forfeited if not paid within thirty (30) days from the date of invoice.
2. All past due invoices subject to a finance charge equal to 1.5% per month (18% A.P.R.) of outstanding balance.
3. Publisher reserves the right to employ a collection agency and/or attorneys to recover past due balances: therefore, such accounts will be subject to a reasonable attorney/collection fee equal to thirty percent (30%) of the outstanding balance.
4. All past due invoices will be subject to the “Short Rate.” Any past due invoice(s) will be recalculated to the higher amount due for the frequency actually printed. “Short Rate” adjustments will also be made for any change (downward) in frequency agreement originally contracted for, either written or verbal.