Create Ads for SMITH mag

December 28th, 2005 by Tim

OK, so we’re too new to attract advertisers, and too poor not to need them. Yep, ye ol’ chicken and egg problem. So how do we get ads to put in our print magazine and show all these companies how smashing they’d look in our pages?

Well, I think you already know the answer.

What we want to do is simple. You create an ad for a company you like with a “personal” theme. We judge who’s worthy, and we print up the best entries in the magazine.

All entries should be based on a SMITH-friendly “personal” theme, and should show the company or product in a good light. We’re not ad-bashing here, we just want to show these companies that regular folk like us are the ones who really matter.

A few examples: Purina Cat Chow or Weber Nation or Come Clean.

Obviously, you’re making a one-page print ad, so these examples are just inspiration.

Consider this a challenge. All entries will be marked as “Editorial Content” in the magazine, so the advertisers won’t get confused. Lord knows, we don’t want that to happen.

Ads should be 8.5 x 11 inches at 300dpi (2550 x 3300 pixels) and saved in JPG (80%), PNG or TIFF format. Email your entries to info -at-

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