The Front Porch won the General Excellence Award for monthly papers in the 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018 Colorado Press Association Contests. We also won the photo & design and content categories.
If you haven’t seen the print version of the paper, visit https://frontporchne.com/news/pdf-archives/ to view PDF versions of our past papers.
Who can I talk to about placing an ad?
Call Carol at 303-526-1969 or email Carol@FrontPorchNE.com.
How often is the Front Porch printed?
What is the deadline to place an ad for the next issue?
Payment and artwork (final or raw material) should be submitted by the 15th of the month (though space sometimes fills before the 15th of the month). When space allows, we may be able to accommodate later ad requests, subject to receipt of payment and artwork by agreed-upon dates. Signed ad contracts must be returned by the specified date and payment made as stated in the contract to ensure the ad will run.
How can I get my business into the online business directory?
Every month you advertise in the Front Porch, your ad will appear in our online business directory and the listing will link to your website. Please submit a 250-character phrase about your business to appear in the business directory. Descriptions longer than 250 characters (letters and spaces combined) will get cut off. The same information will run every month for the duration of your ad.
How many copies are printed?
20,000+ each month
Where is the paper distributed?
When is the paper distributed?
Most papers are delivered by mail in the first few days of the month. Some papers are hand delivered at the same time; others are placed in sidewalk racks and businesses
What sizes and shapes are available?
View ad shapes and sizes. View examples of ads that have run in the paper.
How much do ads cost?
View our rate chart. Note the cost listed is per issue.
If I run an ad, can I get extra copies to distribute at my business?
The Front Porch will deliver a copy of the paper to each advertiser every month their ad runs. Or, if you prefer, we can send a pdf of the page your ad is on (a pdf of the entire paper is posted on our website. If your business is in the Front Porch distribution area, we can deliver additional copies for customers at your business location.
Does Front Porch offer complimentary ad design with an ad contract?
The Front Porch offers complimentary layout using logo, artwork and text supplied by the customer and a rough drawing or description of the desired ad. We do not provide ad agency services such as logo design, ad slogans or multiple layout options to choose from. Layout services are available only for advertisers with a signed contract. 1/16 black ads must run three or more times to qualify for complimentary layout, with one complimentary layout per three ad placements. 1/16th size black ads that run less than three times or change ads more than every three months will be billed $40 for layout. Additional ad changes to 1/16th size black ads that run less than three times or more than once every three months will be billed $25.
How does the Front Porch determine the position of ads in the paper?
Positioning is based on size of ad and space available on each page. Customer selection of an exact page is available only for full page ads (unless your preferred space is already taken by other full-page ads). Ads with multiple insertions will be rotated throughout the paper subject to the factors above.
If my ad runs in consecutive months, do I need to confirm my ad every month it runs?
On approximately the 8th of each month, advertisers with ongoing contracts will receive an email verifying whether the same ad or a new/revised ad will run in the next issue.
- If the advertiser does not respond, the same ad will run.
- If the advertiser confirms by the 12th that a new or changed ad is to run, the Front Porch will send an email confirmation of the change.
- If an advertiser does not wish their ad to run in a scheduled month, the advertiser must notify Front Porch by email on or before the FIRST of the month and receive a confirmation regarding the alternate month when it will run.
Can I advertise on the Front Porch website?
Yes. Call Carol at 303-526-1969 and ask for information about web ads.
When are invoices sent?
Invoices will be emailed or faxed per advertiser’s preference. Invoices are generally emailed or faxed by the 15th two months prior to publication to allow a 30-day payment period, with payment due the 15th of the month prior to distribution.
What are the payment terms?
Payment must be received by the 15th of the month prior to publication—ACH, check or credit card are accepted. For recurring ads, the Front Porch can set up automatic payment by credit card each month. Advertisers will receive an emailed receipt for credit card transactions. Advertisers are responsible for timely payment for the duration of their contract even if the invoice is not received. Call Sharon Young 303-526-0174 or email Sharon.FrontPorchAccounting@gmail.com for a duplicate if an invoice is not received by the 20th of the month, two months prior to publication. The Front Porch will add a $35 fee each month for late payments. Any payments more than 60 days overdue may be assigned to a collection agency, which will result in the addition of interest and fees as allowed by law.
What file formats are accepted for artwork?
Ad designers are responsible for complying with Front Porch’s technical specifications to ensure accurate printing (see below). PDF files should be saved as PDF/X-1a. JPG, TIF or EPS are also accepted formats. The recommended resolution is 300dpi. Our printer does not accept MS Word, PowerPoint or Publisher files. In most cases the Front Porch can to re-create those file types in a printer-accepted file format.
Technical Specifications for Ads:
Files should be a minimum of 200 dpi and a maximum of 350 dpi. Color files must be CMYK only (not RGB or spot color).
Ads should be created with no bleed and no registration marks.
Black only ads must contain only black ink (not cmyk black builds).
The Front Porch may convert PDF or EPS files to high resolution TIF or JPG format if necessary to resolve printing problems identified in pre-press and avoid delays at the printer. Files with transparency should be flattened. White must be set to knock out to ensure it doesn’t disappear in printing. Do not use color profiles or compression other than high resolution JPG and do not use crop marks. Fonts must be embedded in PDF files. Fonts must be converted to outlines in EPS files.
Files will be resized, if necessary, to match our standard ad sizes. The Front Porch is laid out using InDesignCS6. For technical questions about setting up ad files, please email ChristieMGosch@gmail.com.
The Front Porch reserves the right to refuse to publish any ad upon viewing its contents.