Advertising in The Peak is easy, affordable, and effective.
The Peak has been publishing since 1965. We distribute 4,000 copies off our paper to over 100 locations at SFU’s Burnaby, Surrey, Harbour Centre, and Woodward’s campuses (3,000 in the summer). We have a purposefully limited ad-to-content ratio, ensuring that your advertising will stand out from our finely-curated, high-quality content. Our new web advertising options provide a direct line between you and our 4,000 – 7,000 weekly views. We are the winners of the 2013 John H. Macdonald Award for Diversity Reporting, and of a 2013 Canadian Community Newspaper Award for Outstanding Campus Newspaper.
Contact email@example.com to book advertising or if you have any questions.
Print Advertising: Standard Rates and Sizes
The Peak offers a wide range of standard sizes, but we can also accommodate custom sizes with advance notice. All prices listed here are per issue, and all are subject to 5% GST. Colour is available on standard and glossy paper stock.
|10″ x 16″
|10″ x 7″
|6″ x 8″
or 10″ x 5″
|6″ x 6″
|4″ x 8″
or 10″ x 2″
|4″ x 6″
or 6″ x 4″
|4″ x 5″
|4″ x 4″
|4″ x 3″
|4″ x 2″
Discounts are available for on-campus businesses and organizations, and for non-profit organizations. Discounts are also available for large orders:
10% OFF when you book 5-8 ads at once
15% OFF when you book 9-12 ads at once
20% OFF when you book 13+ ads at once
Sorry, The Peak does not sell ads on the front or back cover. We reserve the right to charge ads cancelled less than a week from publication or not received by press time at 50% of the booked price.
The Peak has devoted a great effort to our web site, working both to make it easier to purchase advertising and track its effectiveness, and to increase traffic to the site in order to make it more valuable to advertisers. We generally see 12,000 unique visitors per month, and serve over 160,000 views.
We are still in the early stages of offering web advertising, so this information is subject to change, but as of May 2013, you may purchase a 325 x 325 pixel square on the top-right of every page for $60 per week. In the future, expect more ad spaces to open, with rotating ads also available.
FREE ADVERTISING: With any print ad order worth $400 or more, enjoy a free week of advertising on the-peak.ca.
FURTHER IMPROVEMENTS COMING: Watch the-peak.ca for improvements to mobile usability, new ad spaces, greater promotion, web-exclusive content, and a streamlined commenting system.
How to Order
Advertising in The Peak is quick and easy. Follow these easy steps:
RESERVE ADVERTISING SPACE: Our sales guy is David Proctor, who can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or at (778) 782-3598. The deadline to reserve ad space is 5:00 p.m. on the Wednesday before it is to be published.
SEND YOUR AD MATERIALS: E-mail the file that you want printed to email@example.com. PDF format is preferred. Save colour images at 600 dpi and black-and-white at 300 dpi. If you want us to design an ad for you, please give at least a week’s notice. The deadline is 5:00 p.m. on the Thursday before it is to be published.
YOU’RE FINISHED! We will send you an invoice and copy of your ad as it was printed when it hits newsstands.
2013 Publishing Dates
The Peak is published every week that SFU holds regular classes. Issues are distributed to newsstands on Mondays, or Tuesdays if the university is closed for a public holiday on the Monday. We do not publish during exam periods, breaks between semesters, or reading breaks.
May: 6, 13, 21, 27
June: 3, 10, 17, 24
July: 2, 8, 15, 22, 29
September: 3, 9, 16, 23, 30
October: 7, 15, 21, 28
November: 4, 12, 18, 25
SPECIAL ISSUES are produced several times a year, and may be thematically appropriate for your business, event, or service. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
AD RESERVATIONS are due by 5:00 p.m. on the Wednesday before they are to be published.
AD MATERIALS (.pdf or image files) are due by 5:00 p.m. on the Thursday before they are to be published.
LATE BOOKINGS AND MATERIALS will be published if possible, but are not guaranteed.