Advertising in Bellingham Parks and Recreation’s Playbook will ensure your organization’s message or program is distributed throughout the community where people are looking for healthy, educational, and fun programs and cultural activities for all ages. Advertising is intended for recreation and education-based agencies, organizations, and companies that further our mission to “support a healthy community by promoting high-quality parks and recreation services“.
The Playbook is published in the fall, winter, spring/summer.
Direct mailing: Starting in April 2021 we will be mailing 27,500 copies to residences throughout Bellingham and will distribute another 1,500 copies among advertisers and area businesses.
Digital: The online version of the Playbook is available at: https://cob.org/playbook and shared through the City’s social media pages.
|Quarter||Ad committal deadline||Camera-ready deadline||Digital copy posted||Hard copies distributed|
|Winter||November 29||December 6||December 30||January 3 – 7|
|Spring/Summer||March 14||March 21||April 8||April 11-15|
|Fall||August 1||August 8||September 2||September 6-9|
To reserve ad space payment must be received by Bellingham Parks and Recreation before 5 pm on the indicated date. Orders canceled after this date are not eligible for a refund.
Camera Ready Deadlines:
Email files to firstname.lastname@example.org by 5 pm on the indicated date. Accepted formats include JPG 300 dpi CMYK, at print size – Native InDesign (indd) or Illustrator (ai) files with fonts converted to outlines and linked images included. If submitting PDF files use these export instructions.
Rates and Dimension
|Inside front cover||$795|
To achieve the best results with your printed ad, please follow the guidelines below:
- Only place images that are 3000 dpi at 1005 size (use of lower quality images will result in poor print quality)
- Photo should be saved as CMYK (not RGB)
Ads can be saved and submitted in any of these formats
- JPG’s – 300 dpi, CMYK at print size (see dimensions)
- Native InDesign (indd) or Illustrator (ai) files with fonts converted to outlines and linked images included
- PDF (exporting instructions here)
- Email ads under 5 mg to email@example.com
- Ads over 5 mg send to: wetransfer.com (Free)
- Dropbox links also accepted
If you have any questions or need assistance with preparing or sending your print-ready graphics, please contact Katrina at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Ad Placement and Payment
Space is limited and placements are reserved on a first-come, first-served basis and subject to availability. Orders can be placed online or you can send your Playbook Committal form to email@example.com and call us at (360) 778-7000 to make payment.
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