Print & Digital Magazine Ad Specs:

The publication is produced using the Computer To Plate (CTP) process. All files must be CMYK and 300 dpi. PDF X1A formats are preferred, but ads produced in InDesign, Illustrator, and Photoshop are also acceptable. (If an InDesign file has transparencies, make a high-res press-ready PDF instead of an X1A to avoid flattening the file. Flattening might cause overprinting commands in the resulting file.)

Ads must be supplied with the following requirements:

  • Trim size: 8.375” w x 10.875” h
  • Bleed: 1/4” MINIMUM to ALL edges (Bleed ads are optional. Bleed is already included in the bleed sizes above.)
  • Live/Type area: All non-bleed items should be 1/4” minimum from the TRIM edge.
  • Fonts: All fonts must be embedded, outlined, or supplied with the files. Post-script or Open Type fonts preferred.
  • Images: PSD, AI, TIF, or EPS; CMYK (or grayscale), 300 dpi resolution.
  • Crop marks: If crop and bleed marks are included in PDFs please offset them by a minimum of .26”


We recommend supplying a color proof that accurately reproduces the color of the ad as it will be used for color matching on press.

All proofs must be representative of the ad supplied and should be a high-quality digital proof that meets SWOP standards. If copy changes are made, the proof should be marked “For Color Only.” Color correctness cannot be guaranteed if color proof is substandard, or no proof is provided.

Preferred proof formats:

High Resolution Digital color proofs (eg: Xerox Fiery, Epson Stylus) Traditional color proofs (eg: Matchprint, Progressives, Tear Sheet)


The following disclaimer must be placed in all artwork when the name of the U.S. government or any of its agencies is invoked in the copy. Where possible, please identify the actual agency in the disclaimer.

“The [agency] did not select or approve this advertiser and does not endorse and is not responsible for the views or statements contained in this advertisement.”

Website and eNewsletter Banner Ad Specs

Run-of-site & In-story Banner Ad

300 x 250 pixels

  • File types
    • .gif (simple animations and transparency allowed)
    • .jpeg or .png image file
    • Maximum file size is 40k
  • URL link to the destination landing page
  • Dimensions: 300x250 pixels

Leaderboard Banner Ad

  • File types
    • .gif (simple animations and transparency allowed)
    • .jpeg or .png image file
    • Maximum file size is 40k
  • URL link to the destination landing page
  • Dimensions: 728x90 pixels

eNewsletter Banner Ad

  • File types
    • .gif (simple animations and transparency allowed)
    • .jpeg or .png image file
    • Maximum file size is 40k
  • URL link to the destination landing page
  • Dimensions: 300x250 pixels

Native Editorial Content


  • Content must fit seamlessly with and be topically relevant to our existing content.
  • Must provide some level of benefit or clear value to visitors
  • Final approval of sponsored editorial and video rests with DefenseMediaNetwork’s Editor in Chief.
  • Offensive, biased, political, lewd, or deceptive content will not be accepted.
  • Links will be provided, but not indexed.


  • AP Style (submitted via MS Word)
  • Text must be submitted in Microsoft Word Document (.doc) format.
  • Text must be between 1,200 and 2,400 words.
  • Provide a headline. Use something with strong reader draw and SEO.
  • Text must be edited and proofed. We will review and advise as to errors, if needed.
  • Please provide at least three (3) images in .jpg or .png format. Each image must submitted as a stand-alone file.
  • One image must be designated as your ‘featured’ image. This image must be at least 1400 pixels wide and have a resolution of 72 dpi. The other images, which will appear in line with your text, must be at least 1024 pixels wide or 1024 pixels tall, and have a resolution of at least 72 dpi.
  • Each image’s location in the story, should be marked up in your text file (.doc) and should include a caption and image source/credit.
  • If you have links or URLs that you would like to include in the article, please mark them up in your text file.
  • Your article will be shared via social media. Please include your Twitter and Facebook account names within your text file. Also, provide two relevant #hashtags to go along with your social media posts.

Submitting Ad Files

  • Ad files 5MB and under can be emailed to
  • Include your organization’s name and “Creative Materials” in your email subject line.
  • Files larger than 5MB can be uploaded to our FTP site using a web browser.
    • Please send an email once the ad is finished uploading with file name, company name, and publication.
    • No password or login needed.
  • Files can also be sent on a disk to:

Faircount Media Group
Attn: Art Dubuc
450 Carillon Parkway, Suite 105
St. Petersburg, FL 33617

Once we have processed your ad files, we will send a confirmation email.

For assistance please contact:

Art Dubuc or +1 (813) 675-3836

Faircount Media Group is a leading international military publisher with offices in USA, UK, and Australia. The company publishes periodicals and special editions for government and military entities including U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, U.S. Army Materiel Command, U.S. Coast Guard, U.S. Marine Corps, NOAA, DARPA, DLA, PEO-F35 Lightning II, plus many others. By combining high-quality design, peer-reviewed editorial from subject matter experts and targeted circulation, the company has used this winning formula to establish itself as a key player in the field.


Faircount, LLC. does not assume responsibility for the advertisements, nor any representation made therein, nor the quality or deliverability of the products themselves. Reproduction of articles and photographs, in whole or in part, contained herein is prohibited without express written consent of the publisher, with the exception of reprinting for news media use.

The contents of this information kit or the planned publication are not necessarily the views of, or endorsed by the U.S. government, the Department of Defense, or the U.S.Navy. The use of logos, images, quotes, links, video, and participation by current or prior defense department employees does not constitute endorsement.


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