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Print Advertising: Text Ads – $5.25 per word

There is a 12-word minimum charge for text advertising. The first 2 words in the ad are bolded at no extra cost. Additional boldfacing is an extra $5.25 per word. Telephone numbers count as 1 word. E-mail addresses and websites count as 2 words. Abbreviations each count as the words they stand for (for example “3br” means “3 bedrooms” and is counted as 2 words). Words divided by hyphens or slashes are counted individually.

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Print Advertising: Classified Display Ads

Classified display ads are designed ads that may contain colors, logos, or photographs in addition to text. They cost $400 per column inch and are available in increments of 1/4” (1-inch minimum), with a standard column width of 2 3/16”. Classified display ads cannot be purchased using our online order form, therefore to place your ad, you must call 617-496-6686 or e-mail classifieds[at]harvard [dot] edu.

Size Width/Height Cost
1” ad 2.188” x 1” $400
1.25” ad 2.188” x 1.25” $500
1.5” ad 2.188” x 1.5” $600
1.75” ad 2.188” x 1.75” $700
2” ad 2.188” x 2” $800
2.25” ad 2.188” x 2.25” $900
2.5” ad 2.188” x 2.5” $1000
2.75” ad 2.188” x 2.75” $1100
3” ad 2.188” x 3” $1200

*For larger sizes, please contact 617-496-6686 or classifieds[at]harvard [dot] edu.

Classified display ads must be “camera-ready,” in order to avoid a design fee of $60 per hour with a 1 hour minimum charge. This means that your ad must be sized exactly according our our design specifications above and the resolution of the ad must be 300 dpi. If we must do anything to your ad, it is not considered “camera-ready” and the design fee will be assessed. Ads should be submitted in pdf format (pdfx-1a preferred) and should be e-mailed to classifieds[at]harvard [dot] edu. Our online order form is not able to accept classified display ads. If you need assistance with designing an ad, Harvard Magazine offers design services for a fee of $60 per hour with a 1 hour minimum charge. Please contact 617-496-6686 or classifieds[at]harvard [dot] edu if you have any questions or need assistance.

Harvard-In-Business

If you are a Harvard alumni business owner, you are eligible to advertise in our Harvard-In-Business section. Harvard alumni business owners advertising in this section receive a 50% discount* on display advertising. You can choose from one of the following display ad sizes:

Size Width/Height Cost
Small 2.188” x 1.5” $300
Medium 2.188” x 3” $600
Large 2.188” x 4.5” $900
X-Large 2.188” x 6” $1200

*Harvard-In-Business ad rates shown above are at a discount of 50% off our classified display advertising rates. No further discounting or frequency discounts will apply.


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Print/Online Advertising Combo – print pricing + $40

Reach a larger audience by running your ad on our website. Online ads can start immediately (at the time of purchase)–or they can run at the same time as your print ad. Online ads remain on the website for 2 months. If you are running a text ad in print, you may include a photo online for an additional $35/photo. A camera icon () will appear with your ad in the magazine to indicate that readers can view photo(s) with your ad on our website. If you wish to have a photo to appear in the printed magazine, you must buy a classified display ad.

Online-only advertising

If you wish, your ad can appear online only (and not in print). The pricing for online text ads and display ads is the same as the print pricing listed above. Online ads remain on the website for 2 months.

Search Engine Optimization Advertising – $100 (15-word maximum length), $50 category slotting fee

Multi-link ads that take advantage of search engine optimization are $100. Your ad cannot be more than 15 words. Your ad will appear at the bottom of the Classifieds website. If you wish to have your ad appear in a particular category, there is a $50 category slotting fee. Your ad will appear at the end of the category you choose. SEO ads will not appear at the top of classifieds pages. SEO ads remain on the website for 2 months. SEO ads cannot be purchased using our online order form, therefore to place your SEO ad, you must call 617-496-6686 or e-mail classifieds[at]harvard [dot] edu" target="_blank" data-parsed="true">classifieds[at]harvard [dot] edu.

Frequency Discounts

6 or more issues - 20%*
4 to 5 issues - 15%*
3 issues - 10%*

All rates are gross.
* In order to receive frequency discounts, your ad must be pre-paid in full for all insertions at time of sale. These frequency discounts do not apply to Harvard-in-Business ads, our Destinations travel guide special sections or other specially discounted sections.

Payment for all insertions is due at the time of sale. We accept Mastercard, Visa, American Express, and Discover. If paying by check, your payment must be received and processed by the deadline for the issue you wish the ad to appear in. If your payment is not received, your ad will not run.

Harvard Magazine DOES NOT offer positioning guarantees in the Classifieds section. Ads are positioned on a first-come, first-served basis. No exceptions. Ads must correspond to their proper categories.

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