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Advertising Opportunities


Benicia Magazine Print and Online publications offer clients unique advertising opportunities that work. We provide many options that ensure our clients have a broader reach. Through a variety of media that includes banner ads, video, contests, social networking, newsletters and more, we make it easier for customers to find advertisers. Packages combining print and online advertising are available and offer a comprehensive strategy for marketing your business.

Benicia Magazine Print



Benicia Magazine is the premier monthly publication in Solano County. We are the go-to source for everything happening in our town and surrounding communities. We strive to inform and inspire with our monthly feature stories covering events, the arts, travel, food and drink, politics, education, fashion, dining, history and more. Our events calendar is a comprehensive listing of what’s happening in Benicia and the Bay. Our unique design and targeted distribution, great photography and relevant feature storries ensures high readership and proven results for advertisers. Our return client rate is an impressive 85%.

Benicia Magazine’s total circulation is 14,000. It is mailed directly each month to all of Benicia’s residents and businesses, and a select demographic of high-income consumers in Green Valley and Glen Cove. Benicia Magazine is also mailed quarterly to a rotating demographic of targeted homes in Contra Costa County.

Print Advertising Sizes & Specifications
Horizontal X Vertical in inches:

Full page                        7.00000   X   9.43750
Two-thirds page              4.62500   X   9.43750
Half page (horizontal)      7.00000   X   4.62500
Half page (vertical)          3.40625   X   9.43750
Third page                      4.62500   X   4.62500
Quarter page                   3.40625   X   4.62500
Sixth page                       3.40625   X   3.05208
Eighth page                     3.40625   X   2.21875
Sixteenth page                 3.40625   X   1.01563

Position requests on space-available basis for 15% of the monthly ad rate. New ad deadline: the 8th of each month prior to the issue month. Camera-ready art may be submitted up to the 8th of the month prior to the issue month. File size may not exceed 8MB.

Camera-ready art is defined as a PDF file distilled to print quality with outlined or embedded fonts, CMYK color (no RGB or spot color) to the designated size without bleeds, with high-resolution (300 dpi minimum) photos, logos, and other images.

Deadline/Fees for ad changes:
For the duration of the ad contract, there is no fee for 15 minutes of design time for text changes only if received by the 5th of the issue month. Ad changes cannot be accommodated after the deadline. Design changes or additional graphics services are available for $95 per hour.

For print advertising rates or more information, email adsales@beniciamagazine.com or call 707.853.5226.

Benicia Magazine Online

Advertising on beniciamagazine.com is an excellent way to increase exposure for your business. Clients can access many types of online media to reach potential customers, including Video, Banner ads, Sponsorship ads, Resource Guide listings, E-newsletter, Featured Products & Services, Links We Love and Enter to Win Prize Giveaways.

Guide Listings
Benicia Magazine has a large database of business listings by category. The listings are full page, interactive ads that users update as often as they like. There are three ways to advertise in our Resource Guides – a Basic listing, Premium listing or Featured Listing. Basic listings are absolutely free. All listing types include essential information: business name, address, phone number and Google map with business location pinpointed. Premium and Featured listings appear in top positions, in a colored box to differentiate from free listings, and link to their own exclusive page that displays the following information:

Basic listing: Free, includes the above essential information.
Premium listing: includes essential information plus 150 words of text, photo and web link to advertiser’s website.
Featured listing: Includes essential information plus 250 words of text, photo gallery and web link to advertiser’s website. This listing can also include a short video about a store, product or service for an additional fee.

Advertisers create an account to login and upload text and photos. Paid listings are three-months minimum, paid in advance by credit card. All paid listings are automatically renewed unless they are removed by the client or converted to a free listing.

Basic listing: Free
Premium listing: $35. Annual price $390.
Featured listing: $65. Annual price $750.

Site Advertising
Site advertisements come in a variety of shapes, sizes and locations. Sponsor ads are links to client’s website. These advertisements are designed for maximum exposure for your business and include the following types:

Leaderboard: 728 pixels X 90 pixels      $400
Footer: 728 pixels X 90 pixels               $  75
Footer Home page:                             $100
Sponsorship: 300 pixels X 250 pixels    $125
Sponsorship Home page:                   $150
Tower: 160 pixels X 600 pixels              $175
Tower Home:                                        $225
Splash module: 450 pixels X 300 pixels, see contact info for pricing.

Video: A 2-3 minute video is a great way to access viral marketing. Benicia Magazine staff can produce and upload a candid video about your business or client can provide their own. The video will also be uploaded to YouTube and other internet sites, and can be uploaded to client’s website, Facebook pages and other venues. See contact info for pricing.

Enter to Win Giveaways
Enter-to-win Giveaways are a very effective way to advertise. Clients get Home page exposure that links to information about the product or service, providing even more exposure. See contact info for pricing.

Email Newsletter Marketing
Our Opt-in E-newsletter, Weekends in Benicia and around the Bay, provides a unique opportunity to advertise your business to a highly targeted audience. Weekends is mailed to subscribers each Wednesday with a select list of events. See contact info for pricing.

Featured Products and Services
For information on Featured products and services, see contact information below. See contact info for pricing.

For additional pricing information for site advertising or print/online packages, please email adsales@insidebenicia.com or call 707.853.5226.





Kiva Designs' Jerica Howard, in response to our feature on their red bag for our "Steal of the Month" column: "Are you kidding me? Amazing! Thank you! We've had so many people come in because of that! You are the bomb (as my daughter would say)!"

“I have been very pleased with the response our business has seen since advertising in Benicia Magazine. 33% of our new clientele indicate that they had heard about us from Benicia Magazine, and I know that many others have seen our ads and were moved to come in" -Emily Thomas, M.D., CEO/Medical Director, LightTouch Medical Spa

“Benicia Magazine is far and away my best advertising media. Nothing else comes close to the return on investment I get from Benicia Magazine, not even the internet. The ad design is among the best I've ever seen. The magazine's beautiful layout and classy look help me position my company as the best in its category, and keep me ‘top of mind’ in my preferred market.” Shem Isaac, Owner/Designer, Exciting Windows

“My goal in selecting where I advertise has to do with quality, professionalism and reaching my target market. I currently spend 98% of my advertising budget with Benicia Magazine. I am thrilled that the magazine is being circulated in outlying cities in the Bay Area with targeted demographics. We have been able to attract new customers from these areas, not only to the store but also to Benicia in general with this special circulation.” Christina Strawbridge, Christina S Fashion Destination

“Advertising in Benicia Magazine has been worth every penny. The quality of the artwork and article topics is far above what is standard. We have had several people carry Benicia Magazine into our office wanting directions to something they have read. Benicia Magazine helps bring tourists to Benicia and many “soon to be” Benicians.” Candice Estey Swanson, MPM, RMP, Broker, REALTOR

“The Lerner Eye Center has been advertising with the Benicia Magazine for over 5 years. Although we do not have an office in Benicia, we get significant and constant reaches for our products and services from people reading the magazine. For us, Benicia Magazine is a winner and a proven medium to expand our business. Benicia Magazine is a winner.” Pablo Lobato, Marketing Director, Lerner Eye Center, San Ramon, California

"Benicia Magazine is helping us increase business. We've had customers from Danville and other locations come into the gallery just because they received the publication and "hadn't been to Benicia in years. They all say what a great place it is to visit and that they will be back again.” Ann Lindsay, Lindsay Art Glass

“As an Arsenal artist, former Arts Benicia board member and instructor in the Arts Benicia studio education program, I want to convey my enthusiastic support for Benicia Magazine. This publication has been of real benefit to the Arsenal artist community and to Arts Benicia. Over the years, this attractive and informative publication has featured a regular column every issue on the people, programs, and events orchestrated by Arts Benicia, or taking place in the arsenal artist community. This kind of publicity has made a real difference in the Benicia public's awareness of, and participation in, Arts Benicia events.” Bill Harsh, Arts Benicia Education Program Instructor