Our mission

Time Out provides social adventurers and cultural explorers with the inspiration and information they need to make the most of the best city in the world.

Our fan base is united by a universal characteristic: FOMO, or Fear Of Missing Out. We ensure they don’t miss out by filtering, curating and editorializing exactly what they want, how they want it and where they want it. Time Out is the undisputed authority on what to do and what to see – wherever you are. 

The Magazines

We share the latest recommendations and features across multiple verticals weekly in Time Out New York and quarterly in Time Out Chicago through several verticals including: Eating, Drinking, Things to Do, Film, Music & Nightlife, Theater & Dance, Art, Comedy, LGBT, Shopping & Style, Property, Escape from New York

Time Out New York Kids publishes quarterly guides featuring major areas of interest of NYC parents: Camps, Birthday Parties, Classes and our ever-popular Best of New York.

Circulation

Time Out New York: 275,000
Time Out Chicago: 100,000
Time Out New York Kids: 58,000






Note: Time Out New York is distributed weekly on Wednesdays, while Time Out Chicago is distributed quarterly (March, June, September and December).


Flexible, integrated solutions in the magazine to suit your brand objectives 

 

Full and fractional ads
Traditional advertising layouts target readers alongside content that makes sense for your brand messaging.

Cover wraps and cover takeovers
Massive exposure surrounding an entire issue that suits your brand. The high-visibility wrap ensures you reach readers first – before they even open the issue.

Reverse covers
Buy the outside back cover and design your own creative which runs upside down. Followed by a run of 4-8 advertorial pages. 

Mini magazines
Your own branded magazine can be inserted into the print issue or created as a run of pages.

Custom advertorials
Our talented editors will work with you to write and design content that enhances your brand and engages readers. Single- or multiple-page formats are available.

Custom inserts
A prominent showcase for your brand in an issue of your choice. We can advise on topics and themes or use your existing branded materials for turnkey execution. 


Print advertising specs

Time Out New York, Chicago, LA & Miami

Bleed ads (width x height, inches)

•  Page trim size: 7.75 x 10.5
•  Page bleed size: 8.25 x 11
•  Spread trim size: 15.5 x 10.5
•  Spread bleed size: 16 x 11

Live area must be 1/4” away from trim size. Bleed must extend 1/4” beyond trim on all sides. White knockout type must be 6 pt. minimum size. (helvetica or similar font size)

Non-bleed ads (width x height, inches)

•  1/2 horizontal: 7.125 x 4.6875
•  1/2 vertical: 3.5 x 9.5
•  1/2 horizontal spread: 15 x 4.6875
•  1/4 square: 3.5 x 4.6875
•  1/4 horizontal: 7.125 x 2.2812
•  1/4 vertical: 1.6875 x 9.5
•  1/8 horizontal: 3.5 x 2.2812
•  1/8 vertical: 1.6875 x 4.6875

Fractional ads must include a clear border to delineate between editorial and advertising content. If a border is not included, we reserve the right to create one. Fractional ads will not bleed.


Time Out New York Kids

Bleed ads (width x height, inches)

•  Page trim size: 7 x 10
•  Page bleed size: 7.5 x 10.5
•  Spread trim size: 14 x 10
•  Spread bleed size: 14.5 x 10.5

Live area must be 1/4” away from trim size. Bleed must extend 1/4” beyond trim on all sides. White knockout type must be 6 pt. minimum size. (helvetica or similar font size)

Non-bleed ads (width x height, inches)

•  1/2 horizontal: 6.125 x 4.4375
•  1/2 vertical: 3 x 9
•  1/2 horizontal spread: 13 x 4.4375
•  1/4 square: 3 x 4.4375
•  1/8 horizontal: 3 x 2.1563
•  1/8 vertical: 1.4375 x 4.4375

Fractional ads must include a clear border to delineate between editorial and advertising content. If a border is not included, we reserve the right to create one. Fractional ads will not bleed.


Instructions

Required Format

PDF/X-1a files only; No native application files will be accepted. Create a PDF/X-1a by exporting from InDesign or Quark.

PDF/X-1a files must be generated with the following components:

  • Fonts: Embedded (no True Type fonts).
  • Color Space: CMYK or Grayscale. No RGB, LAB or embedded color profiles (such as ICC). PMS Colors MUST be converted to CMYK.
  • Images: Hi-resolution, 300ppi, TIF or EPS (from loaded and updated links).
  • Transparency: Transparent objects must be flattened at high resolution. Avoid placing transparent objects on top of text and other critical vector objects.
  • Overprint/Knock-Out/Trapping: It is the responsibility of the advertiser to negotiate overprint/knock-out/trapping issues. For example, placing white fonts or illustrations over a photo background risks failure if not set to knock-out. For help please contact us.
  • Marks: Ads must have marks to indicate trim and bleed on full page ads. These should be positioned outside the live file.
  • Ink Density: Maximum cannot exceed 280 total ink density.

 

Material Deadlines
Advertising materials must arrive no later than 4pm on the Thursday prior to the publication date. If you require assistance in building an ad, elements and copy should arrive no later than 4pm on the Wednesday prior to the publication date.

Ad Submission
All ads must be submitted through www.timeoutnyads.com. No FTP or email ads will be accepted.

  • Free account registration: Go to www.timeoutnyads.com > Register (top right) > Enter required information. > Submit
  • Ad submission: Click “upload” > Log In > Click “print display ads” > Either upload to your specific booking or click “Go: sending a file before the ad space has been reserved” > Enter ad and order information (only the red asterisk fields are required)

Ad Design
Time Out will provide limited design assistance free of charge. Production adjustments to print-ready ads may result in a 15% surcharge. Time Out is not liable for ads not approved by an advertiser by 2pm the Friday prior to the publication date.


Get in touch

To find out more about advertising in our magazine please contact us.

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