Why should I advertise in this publication?

Connected is a magazine serving Visual Media Alliance (VMA) Members and remains the primary source of information for leaders and key decision makers in Northern California and Northern Nevada’s visual communications, marketing, and print marketplace.

Connected is a 16-20 page four-color magazine produced on 80 lb. gloss text, saddle-stitched together and printed by VMA member company. It is produced quarterly and mailed to over 1,500 industry leaders with the digital edition accessible online at vma.bz.


  • Mailed quarterly, full color, 16-20 pages.
  • Expanded circulation +1,500 to all key VMA members.
  • VMA mailing list of members will be provided to annual advertisers.
  • Content includes feature stories, columns from industry experts, upcoming VMA events, member news and new members.
  • Columns from industry experts on Strategic Selling, Business Outlook, Human Resources, and Government Affairs.

How much should we budget?

Simple Rates Structure

  • Quarter Page $ 125
  • Half Page $ 250
  • Full Page $ 500
  • Outside Back Cover $ 500

Need help creating the ad?

  • We can help for FREE.
  • Special Offer: VMA Members receive special advantages. Advertise in more than one VMA Publication (VMA Storyboard, Digest, eDigest, and or MediaWise) and receive 5% of on all rates.


Preparing ad file for submission

Ad Space Dimensions

  • Quarter Page 3.5″ wide x 4.75″ high
  • Half Page 7.5″ wide x 4.75″ high
  • Full Page 81/2″ wide x 11″ high (1/8″ bleed margins)
  • Outside Back Cover 81/2″ wide x 9″ high (1/8″ bleed margins)

File Formats

  • Please submit files as high-resolution, press-ready PDF that is PDF/X-1a compliant.


  • Please be sure to embed all fonts in the PDF file.
  • All images must also be embedded at a minimum effective size of 300 dpi and CMYK.

Submitting Your File

  • Email files up to 7MB
  • Subject line: “Connected Ad File from [Insert Company Name]” to: shannon@vma.bz
  • If file is over 7MB – email your file to shannon@vma.bz using Dropbox’s share link feature or via hightail.com.

Download the 2017 Ad Rate Sheet

2017 Connected Ad Rate Sheet



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