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September 2013 – August 2014

Display Rates

ContractMonday-WednesdayThursdayFridaySaturday
Casual Rate$8.10/line$8.51/line$9.73/line$9.00/line
$2,5006.907.258.287.66
$5,0005.896.187.066.53
$10,0005.325.596.385.90
$20,0004.925.175.915.47
$35,0004.714.955.655.23
$50,0004.654.885.585.16
$75,0004.584.815.505.08
$100,0004.554.785.465.05
$150,0004.534.755.435.03
$200,0004.504.735.405.00
$250,0004.474.705.374.97
$350,0004.444.665.324.92
$500,0004.384.605.264.86
$750,0004.344.565.214.82
$1,000,0004.304.525.164.78
$1,500,0004.214.425.054.67
$2,000,0004.094.304.914.54

Non-Profit and charitable rate
The non-profit and charitable line rate is the $20,000 per annum contract rate or the customer’s earned line rate, whichever is less. Not applicable to Recruitment advertising.

Colour Charges

ContractMonday-WednesdayThursdayFridaySaturday
Black + 1 colour$2,275 $2,390 $2,730 $2,525
Black + 2 colours3,4103,5804,0953,785
Black + 3 (full colour)3,9804,1804,7754,415

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Notices

Monday-WednesdayThursdayFridaySaturday
Appointment Notice
Reader-style3$9.86/line$10.35/line$11.83/line$10.94/line
Standard6.356.677.637.05
Dividend Notices5.776.066.936.41
Legals/Tenders3.063.213.673.40

Notices
Reader-style appointment notices are bordered on two sides by editorial copy.

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Recruitment Rates

Monday-WednesdayThursdayFridaySaturday
Recruitment Advertising$10.18/line$10.18/line$10.18/line$10.18/line
Classified EmploymentApplicable daily contract rate plus 10%

Recruitment
Repeat your Saturday Recruitment ad on Wednesday at a rate of $4.00/line.

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All rates are non-commissionable (net) except Recruitment rates.
For commissionable rates, gross up by 17.65%. Whenever Thursday or Friday is a non‑publishing day, the Thursday or Friday rates will be in effect on the day prior to the non‑publishing date respectively. Rates are subject to change without notice.

ANNUAL REVENUE CONTRACTS

Advertisers signing an annual revenue contract agree to use the revenue amount signed for within the 12 month period. Advertising revenue from all Calgary Herald products and services contributes towards the revenue contract. Annual contracts are automatically renewed at the volume rate earned over the previous 12 month period. Annual revenue contracts will be reviewed after the first six months to determine if the contract rate requires adjustment for the balance of the term.

ROP DISPLAY ADVERTISING

Display advertising is ordered by the number of columns (width) multiplied by the number of agate lines (depth). Our newspaper page measures 10 columns wide by 310 agate lines deep (written as a 10 x 310). The cost of a display ad is calculated by the number of columns multiplied by agate lines, multiplied by the appropriate line rate.

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TEARSHEETS

The Calgary Herald does not provide hard copy tearsheets for billing and verification purposes. Advertising customers may register to receive electronic tearsheets by contacting your Calgary Herald advertising sales representative. Note that invoices also carry a warrant specifying the publisher’s guarantee regarding performance. Hard copy tearsheets may be ordered at a cost of $3.00 per copy. The deadlines for ordering hard copy tearsheets are the same as ad booking deadlines.

GUARANTEED POSITION CHARGES

  • “A” section and City section: mandatory 15% surcharge.
  • Specified page (when available): 25% surcharge.
  • Specified section (other than “A” and City sections):10% surcharge. All specified section requests must be accompanied by an alternative position request unless the above surcharges are applied.
  • Please note that position surcharges are calculated on space only (not on colour).

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PAGE A2 & A3 ADVERTISING

  • PAGE A2
    • Bottom of page 10×25 banner ad, B&W only. Regular rates plus 50% surcharge. Available Monday through Saturday.
    • Other sizes available 3×50, 3×100, 4×100 or any combination to a maximum of 10×100 advertising space. B&W only. Regular rates plus 50% surcharge. Available Monday through Saturday.
  • PAGE A3
    • Maximum 10×90 ad space using any combination of sizes listed below.
    • Bottom of page banner ad minimum 10×40 to a maximum 10×90. Full colour available Monday through Wednesday (exception: full colour not available on Monday statutory holidays). B&W only Thursday through Saturday. Regular rates plus 50% surcharge.
    • Other sizes available 2×45, 4×45, 3×90 or any combination to a maximum of 10×90 advertising space. Full colour available Monday through Wednesday, B&W only Thursday through Saturday. Regular rates plus 50% space surcharge.

PAGE EXCLUSIVITY

To guarantee no other advertisements on a page 
requires a minimum charge of 1/2 page (1,550 lines) 
per page plus a 15% surcharge.

ISLAND ADVERTISING

  • Sports Listings pages available Monday through Saturday. 6×75 black & white only at regular rates.
  • AutoFocus available Wednesday. 4×75, 4×100, 4×125 at regular rates.

DOUBLE TRUCK

Up to 2 full pages including the gutter. Booked as 21 columns x 310 lines. Minimum size of 9 columns x 100 lines with ad centered on gutter. Colour charged per page.

FLYSHEETS

2 broadsheet pages (front and back of one sheet) not connected through the gutter to the rest of the section. Available Monday through Saturday with either horizontal or vertical copy format. 15% surcharge required.

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TICKER BANNER

A 10×10 ad position at the top of all section fronts. Available Monday through Saturday. Rates include full colour. All creative and content requires prior approval.

A1 Ticker

Mon-WedThursdayFridaySaturday
1 - 5x rate$610$765$1,020$765
6-12x rate$550$690$920$690
13x plus rate$490$610$815$610

Inside Section Front Ticker

Mon-WedThursdayFridaySaturday
1 - 5x rate$280$350$470$350
6-12x rate$255$315$420$315
13x plus rate$225$280$375$280

A1 POST-NOTE

A 3×40 ad position above the masthead on A1. Available Monday through Saturday. Rates include full colour. All creative and content requires prior approval.

Mon-WedThursdayFridaySaturday
1-5x rate$1,500$1,875$2,500$1,875
6-12x plus rate$1,350$1,670$2,250$1,670
13x plus rate$1,200$1,500$2,000$1,500

A1 BIGBOX

A 4×40 ad position below the fold on A1. Available Monday through Saturday. Rates include full colour. All creative and content requires prior approval.

Mon-WedThursdayFridaySaturday
1-5x rate$1,530$1,915$2,550$1,915
6-12x plus rate$1,375$1,720$2,295$1,720
13x plus rate$1,225$1,530$2,040$1,530

WEATHER PAGE (10×155)

Rates include full colour.

Mon-WedThursdayFridaySaturday
1-5x rate$1,225$1,530$2,040$1,530
6-12x plus rate$1,100$1,375$1,835$1,375
13x plus rate$980$1,225$1,630$1,225

TV Grid Page (10×70)

Rates include full colour.

Mon-WedThursdayFridaySaturday
1 - 5x rate$610$765$1,020$765
6-12x rate$550$690$920$690
13x plus rate$490$610$815$610

Sunday TV Grid Page (10×70)

Published in the Saturday Weekend Edition. Colour not available.

1-5x rate $5356-12x rate $48013x plus rate $425

BILLBOARD ADS

A small space (3×35) high frequency option with full colour at discounted rates. The discount is viable only because the run dates and positioning are at the sole discretion of the Calgary Herald. Billboard ads will be placed on a page that is already running full colour and has the room to accommodate the 3×35 ad space. ROP only.

- 10 insertions within a 90-day period$435 per ad
- 15 insertions within a 90-day period$370 per ad
- 30 insertions within a 90-day period$305 per ad

BANNER ADS

Positioned along the bottom edge of the page (except the section front hanging banner) Rates include full colour.

A1 Bottom Banner (10×30)

Mon-WedThursdayFridaySaturday
1 - 5x rate$1,835$2,295$3,060$2,295
6-12x rate$1,650$2,065$2,755$2,065
13x plus rate$1,470$1,835$2,450$1,835

Inside Section Front Bottom Banner (10×40)

Mon-WedThursdayFridaySaturday
1 - 5x rate$1,225$1,530$2,040$1,530
6-12x rate$1,100$1,375$1,835$1,375
13x plus rate$980$1,225$1,630$1,225

Inside Section Front Hanging Banner (10×25)

Mon-WedThursdayFridaySaturday
1 - 5x rate$920$1,150$1,530$1,150
6-12x rate$825$1,035$1,375$1,035
13x plus rate$735$915$1,225$915
  • Second “A” section front banner, 10×80 available on Friday and Saturday only. Regular line rates plus 10% mandatory surcharge and applicable colour rates (B&W is available).
  • Driving section front banner, 10×80, Friday only. Regular line rates plus 50% mandatory surcharge and applicable colour rates (B&W is available).
  • The following banner positions are at regular rates:
    • AutoFocus, Wednesday 10×25
    • Body & Health, Mon. – Wed. and Fri. 10×40 to 10×80 B/W
    • Herald Energy, Tues. – Sat. 10×40 to 10×60 B/W
    • Inside Business, Tues. – Sat. 10×40 B/W
    • Seasonal options: Golf & Gardening 10×40
    • Sports Stats page, Mon. – Sat. 10×20, 10×40 B/W
    • Bill Brooks’ Calgary, Saturday, Two 10×25 attic ads and two 10×40 banners

RECRUITMENT ADVERTISING

  • Minimum Career ad size 2×35
  • Special positioning rates 
Page 1: 20% surcharge
Page 2 or 3: 15% surcharge 
Within the first 5 pages: 10% surcharge
  • All Recruitment rates are commissionable (gross) for accredited ad agencies.
  • Penalty for late cancellation.
  • For information on our semi-annual Career Fairs, Appointment Notices, Recruitment Special Features, Employer Branding Profiles or Online Recruitment advertising please call (403) 235-7388 or ask your Advertising Sales Representative.
  • For information on placing an ad in the Working Section please call (403) 235-7388 or ask your Advertising Sales Representative.

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CHURCH ADVERTISING – Saturday

  • For regular church meetings and services only
  • Minimum size 2 columns x 8 lines.
  • Frequency rates:
1-12x$3.25/line
13-25x$2.93/line
26-52x$2.77/line

BOXING DAY

Friday rates apply to all December 26 (Boxing Day) advertising regardless of the actual day of the week.

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CLASSIFIED ADVERTISING

FREQUENCY DISCOUNTS

Available for Classified liner ads only. Ads must run the full number of consecutive publishing days to achieve the frequency discounts listed below.

  • 4 consecutive days at 20% off regular rates
  • 7 consecutive days at 25% off regular rates
  • 30 consecutive days at 30% off regular rates

CLASSIFIED EMPLOYMENT ADVERTISING

Regular rates plus 10%

MINIMUM SIZE

Employment ads: minimum 4 print lines
All other ads: minimum 3 print lines

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CLASSIFIED DISPLAY

Classified Display ads are placed as near as possible to the appro­priate classification. Classified display ads in colour may be misclassified. Minimum size 1×28, 2×20, 3×30, 4×40, 5×40, 6×40, 7×40, 8×40, 9×40, 10×40.

CONFIDENTIAL BOX NUMBERS

$80 for replies picked up or mailed for 30 days. Phone (403) 235‑7168 for replies. Every effort will be made to forward replies to box holders as soon as possible. We accept no liability with respect to loss or damage alleged to arise from either failure or delay in forwarding replies.

To provide additional reach to advertisers, all classified liner ads (except employment classified) are posted within our online Shopping website. The ads are fully searchable and this online service is being constantly expanded and refined with buyers and sellers in mind.

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Download Display and Classified Rates Here.

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