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Classified Advertising

The following information pertains to classified advertising. If you are looking for information on display (boxed) ads please see our display advertising page. To see past ads, view the PDF for any issue.

Established in 1865, The Banner is the official publication of the Christian Reformed Church in North America. The Banner carries your message to about 78,000 households and 225,000 members in the U.S. and Canada.

Deadlines

Space is limited. Ads are inserted on a first-come, first-served basis.

Issue Date Ad Deadline Ship Date
October 2022 September 12, 2022 September 29, 2022
November 2022 October 10, 2022 October 27, 2022
December 2022 November 7, 2022 November 24, 2022
January 2023 December 5, 2022 December 22, 2022
February 2023 January 9, 2023 January 26, 2022
March 2023 February 6, 2023 February 23, 2022
April 2023 March 6, 2023 March 21, 2023
May 2023 April 3, 2023 April 18, 2023
June 2023 May 8, 2023 May 23, 2023
July/August 2023* June 13, 2023 July 5, 2023
September 2023 July 31, 2023 August 15, 2023
October 2023 September 4, 2023 September 19, 2023

2022 Prices

The ad rate for most classified categories is $0.45 (USD) per character (including punctuation and spaces). A discounted rate of $0.38 (USD) per character applies to Anniversaries, Birthdays, Obituaries, Denominational and Classical Announcements, and Congregational Announcements.

There is a minimum charge of 150 characters for all ads and approximately 50 characters per line. Photos for Birthdays, Obituaries, and Anniversaries are an additional $65 (USD) per ad per month. Photos are not allowed in other classified categories. Canadian prices will be based on the current rate of exchange and will have GST added.

Submitting Your Ad

Please submit your classified ad online.

If you are unable to submit your ad online you may email the text to classifieds@TheBanner.org. In your email, please be sure to include your name, phone number, and address. When we have processed your ad, you'll receive a reply email with instructions about making your payment.

If you would like to email a photo we prefer a .tif or .jpg format. Please note that all photos are electronically cropped to be the same size in each ad. Under normal circumstances your photo will be returned with your invoice; however we cannot be responsible for lost or damaged photos. We recommend that you send duplicates instead of originals.

Restrictions

All advertising is subject to the approval of the editor in chief. Advertisers retain the liability for all content (text, representation, and illustration) of advertisements. Advertising in The Banner does not imply editorial endorsement.

Questions

If you have additional questions or would like to speak to someone, please contact:

The Banner - Classifieds/Announcements
1700 28th St SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49508-1407
Phone: 616-224-0725
Toll-free Phone: 800-263-4252
Fax: 616-224-0834
classifieds@thebanner.org

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