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To advertise in Capitol Ideas, contact: Carrie Abner | Managing Editor | (859) 244-8249
Capitol Ideas tells the story of leaders in the states. It has never been a more exciting time—or a more challenging time—to be a state leader. These leaders hold the power of their state’s future. Today’s state government leaders are pulled in many directions. They don’t have time to weed through hundreds of policy documents. They look to Capitol Ideas for the best insights and innovations. Capitol Ideas provides state leaders with a fresh perspective and the latest information affecting the states.

Reaching the audience of state government officials has never been more important.
Leaders in the states are hungry for insights from experts. They need to hear about innovations from other states and the private sector. Capitol Ideas magazine shares the best of the best ideas.
It takes state government to the next level. It serves as a cuttingedge forum for innovation. Capitol Ideas brings the community of state government officials together and ensures the states
continue to be recognized as the laboratories of democracy.


Audience of Decision-Makers is Your Opportunity to Assist States in Governance
Capitol Ideas is the only news magazine serving officials from all three branches of state government. Its advantageous bimonthly reach of 20,000 state leaders offers unparalleled access to the community of state government. Capitol Ideas moves beyond the paralyzing boundaries of partisanship and focuses on the business of state government. With colorful graphics, lively articles, expert commentary and fact-based reporting, Capitol Ideas magazine delivers access to decision-makers in all states. Advertising in Capitol Ideas brings attention to priority issues and trends.
It gets policy matters important to your business in front of decision-makers. It assists states in meeting the high demands of governance. Advertising in Capitol Ideas puts your message in front of those with the power to change the states’ future.
Targeting the Hottest Issues Facing State Government Today
HOT TOPIC: 2015--A Look Ahead
Issue Closes: Oct. 19, 2014 | Ad Copy Deadline: Dec. 3, 2014
HOT TOPIC: Growing State Economies
Issue Closes: Dec. 14, 2014 | Ad Copy Deadline: Jan. 30, 2015
MAY /JUNE 2015
HOT TOPIC: Rural Issues/Hunger
Issue Closes: Feb. 15, 2015 | Ad Copy Deadline: April 5, 2015
HOT TOPIC: Veterans' Issues
Issue Closes: April 19, 2015 | Ad Copy Deadline: June 3, 2015
Issue Closes: June 14, 2015 | Ad Copy Deadline: Aug. 5, 2015
HOT TOPIC: International/Global/Energy
Issue Closes: Aug. 19, 2015 | Ad Copy Deadline: Oct. 4, 2015
*Issue Closes: Ad reservations due


The Best Bang for Your Buck Offering Competitive Rates Reaching a Powerful Audience
Advertising Rates (Full Color Only)


Full Page
1/2 Page

CSG Associates receive a 20% discount with membership.
CSG conference partners at the platinum level ($40k+) receive a complimentary
full-page ad, and at the gold level ($25k+) a complimentary half-page ad.
Outside Back Cover 1x $5,000 | 6x = $4,700
Inside Front Cover 1x $4,700 | 6x = $4,500
Inside Back Cover 1x $4,500 | 6x = $4,200
Rates are gross.


General Requirements
Trim size: 9 x 10.875 in.
Binding method: Saddle-stitched
Colors available: Four-color process
Bleed: 1/4 in. on all sides
Spread: 18.5 x 11.375 in.
1 page: 9.5 x 11.375 in.
1/2 page (horizontal): 9.5 x 5.6875 in.
Material Specifications
Digital files are preferred.
Color: Four-color process
Recommended screen: 133
Density of tone: Maximum 300%
(60% Yellow, 60% Magenta, 70% Cyan, 90% Black)
Proofing: Digital
Paper: Cover/Back, 100 lb. Somerset Gloss