Advertising Rates

Winter 2017

Pi Kappa Alpha International Fraternity maintains print and digital media to promote and share the stories of over 290,000 living alumni, 220 chapters and colonies, and 150 alumni associations.

Advertisements may be full or partial page displays in our magazine, banner advertisements in e-newsletters and banner advertisements on our website, www.pikes.org.

Advertising questions should be directed to media@pikes.org.

Circulation/Distribution Numbers

Shield & Diamond Magazine

Published quarterly with in-home dates approximately April 10th , August 1st , October 15th, and December 19th. Digital issues distributed to 104,000 email subscribers per issue.

Average circulation per issue is 21,000 copies. Average annual print distribution of 90,000 copies to alumni, undergraduate members, and university student-life professionals.

Monthly e-newsletter, The PIKE Line

Monthly distribution to 126,000 undergraduates, alumni, parents, and university student-life professionals.

Monthly e-newsletter, The PIKE House

Monthly distribution to 4,500 alumni housing corporations and chapter executive boards.

Pricing

Shield & Diamond Magazine

All rates are per issue.

Rates for Vendors Advertising in 3 or more issues

  • Inside Back Cover ...................... $1,000
  • Inside Front Cover ………………… $1,000
  • Full Page ..................................... $600
  • Half Page …………………............... $350
  • Third Page .................................. $250
  • Quarter Page .............................. $200
Rates for Single Issue

  • Inside Back Cover ...................... $2,000
  • Inside Front Cover ………………… $2,000
  • Full Page ..................................... $800
  • Half Page …………………............... $450
  • Third Page .................................. $350
  • Quarter Page .............................. $300

Monthly e-newsletters: The PIKE Line / The PIKE House

Banner Ads: The PIKE Line / The PIKE House / Combined Ad Rate

  • 440px x 220px.............................. $350 / $200 / $500
  • 440px x 65px................................ $250 / $100 / $300
  • (PNG or JPG files preferred)

Website: www.pikes.org/shop

Ads run for 90 days, 180 days, 365 days with option to change out on request

  • 440px x 220px.............................. $300 / $500 / $800
  • 440px x 65px................................ $250 / $100 / $300
  • (PNG or JPG files preferred)

Magazine Advertising Specifications

Download a printable Shield & Diamond page template

  • Page Trim Size: 8.38” x 10.88” (212.852mm x 276.352mm)
  • Full page (no bleed - fits to margins): 7.00” x 9.50” (177.8mm x 241.427mm)
  • Full page with full bleed: 8.63” x 11.13” (219.202mm x 282.702mm)(allows 1/8” beyond trim – all sides)
  • Half page (no bleed - fits to margins): 7.00” x 4.75” (177.8mm x 120.65mm)
  • Half page with bleed: 8.63” x 5.44” (219.202mm x 140mm)(allows 1/8” beyond trim – three sides)
  • Quarter page (no bleed - fits to margins): 3.50” x 4.75” (88.9mm x 120.65mm)
  • Third page (no bleed - fits to margins): 2.17” x 9.50” (55.033mm x 241.272mm)
  • Sixth page (no bleed - fits to margins): 2.17” x 4.75” (55.033 mm x 120.65mm)

Magazine Production Specifications:

  • Trim Size.......................8.38” x 10.88”
  • Printing Process...........Web offset
  • Binding...........................Perfect Bound
  • Bleeds.............................At least 1/8” past trim
  • Screen Ruling................133 line screen

Electronic File Requirements

Magazine images:

  • Should be CMYK and a minimum of 300 dpi at full size.
  • PDF, .TIF, or Adobe Illustrator files preferred.
  • Include all imported images and all fonts with native format files
  • Include a PNG or JPG image of file for reference

Online Advertising

  • See specifications above.
  • PNG or JPG files preferred.

Restrictions:

Products using Pi Kappa Alpha trademarks must be licensed vendors through our licensing agent, Affinity Consultants. To get licensed, visit https://greeklicensing.com/licensing.

Magazine advertisements must meet USPS non-profit mailing requirements. The USPS restriction includes advertisements for travel services, financial instruments, or insurance policies.

Advertisements promoting alcohol, tobacco, firearms, or political parties will not be accepted.

To submit news or make a press inquiry, please contact us at media@pikes.org