Montgomery Magazine is an engaging lifestyle magazine that celebrates the diversity and unique character – as well as unique characters – of Montgomery County, Maryland. It offers readers and residents infotainment – a splashy combination of lively information and spirited entertainment. Montgomery Magazine offers county businesses a direct connection to some of the nation's most discerning customers.

Download a PDF version of the 2017 Media Kit (includes rate card and ad specs)

Download a PDF version of the 2018 Media Kit (includes rate card and ad specs)

Montgomery Magazine has a unique perspective on the local matters that are most important today.

2017-2018 Special Sections
February/March 2017: Summer Camps / Event and Party Planner
April/May 2017: Home Improvement/Real Estate Showcase
June/July 2017: Outdoor Dining/Senior Services
August/September 2017: Best of Montgomery County Issue
October/November 2017: Financial, Legal and Accounting Services
December/January 2018: Women's Health and Wellness/Private Schools

Circulation & Distribution
Montgomery Magazine is Montgomery County's fastest growing lifestyle magazine and has an estimated readership of 50,000.

The magazine guarantees that 21,000+ copies are mailed to subscribers and prospects and that additional copies are available in select retail stores in Montgomery County.

USPS receipts and a publisher's distribution statement are available from your marketing manager. An independent circulation audit is scheduled for late 2017.

Montgomery Magazine has a lively, monthly e-newsletter that extends the magazine's brand and provides advertisers another platform to connect with readers.

Who better to tell the story of you and your business than you? After an interview and photo session in your office, Montgomery Magazine will write a brief profile and submit it (and the photo) for your approval. Your profile will appear in Montgomery Magazine and online at

Full page: 260 words plus photo - $1,995
Half page: 130 words plus photo - $1,195

February - March 2017
Ad Space January 6
Ad Materials January 9
Mail Date January 30
April - May 2017
Ad Space March 8
Ad Materials March 10
Mail Date March 30
June - July 2017
Ad Space May 5
Ad Materials May 8
Mail Date May 30
August- September 2017
Ad Space July 7
Ad Materials July 10
Mail Date July 31
October - November 2017
Ad Space September 8
Ad Materials September 11
Mail Date September 29
December - January 2018
Ad Space November 8
Ad Materials November 10
Mail Date November 29
Ad Specs & Design
FULL PAGE - (no bleed)7.5"w x 10"h
FULL PAGE - (bleed)8.25"w x 10.75"h†
2/3 PAGE - VERTICAL4.6"w x 9.5"h
1/2 PAGE - VERTICAL3.375"w x 9.5"h
1/2 PAGE - HORIZONTAL7"w x 4.625"h
1/3 PAGE - VERTICAL2.25"w x 9.5"
1/3 PAGE - SQUARE4.6"w x 4.625"h
1/4 PAGE - VERTICAL3.375"w x 4.625"h
1/6 PAGE - VERTICAL2.25"w x 4.625"h
1/6 PAGE - HORIZONTAL4.6"w x 2.15"h

†BLEED SIZE: 8.25”w x 10.75”h
(extend bleeds 1/8” beyond trim on all sides)
Live Area: 7.25”w x 9.75”h (recommended to keep
all logos/text within Live Area)
Trim Size: 8”w x 10.5”h

New Ad: 1/2 Page and larger $145
1/3 Page and smaller $90

Ad Change:
1/2 Page and larger $65
1/3 Page and smaller $55
Design time over 1 hour is billed at $75 per hour. Ads requiring custom artwork or photo research and usage will be charged accordingly.

1/2 Page and larger $100
1/3 Page and smaller $75

Professional ad agencies will receive a 15% discount for camera-ready digital artwork.

We prefer files as high resolution (300 dpi minimum) PDFs, however we will accept TIFF, EPS, JPG files via Email, CD/DVD or USB Flash Drive. Files too large for email can be sent using a free FTP service such as or

All images MUST BE IN CMYK format. Black text below 8 pts must be 100% BLACK ONLY – not a CMYK build. Reverse text (white text on dark background) should be 8 pts+ and a bold font.

Please create outlines for all text or EMBED all fonts.

CURRENT ISSUE // December - January 2018

Montgomery Writes

WHERE ARE YOU? This large, scenic place features rolling hills, open fields and the county’s rich farming heritage in the form of barns, out buildings, activity center, and some farm equipment from bygone days. Photograph by Bill Kamenjar

One winner will be randomly selected from all correct answers received by January 10.
Marianne Sickman of
of Gaithersburg recognized the locomotive steam engine at the Gaithersburg History Park near the city’s current train station.
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