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Interpreter -- Your Connection to United Methodist Leaders

Reach United Methodist leaders and local church decision-makers with your ad in Interpreter. For a media kit and insertion details, contact our advertising staff.

Magazine Advertising Coordinator for United Methodist and Related Clients:

Cindy Solomon
United Methodist Communications
(615) 742-5109

Interpreter is the ministry magazine for lay and clergy leaders in local United Methodist churches across the United States.

Each issue addresses in-depth one topic planned in advance and includes other articles with ideas for local church ministry and mission. Topics include technology, leadership, church revitalization, ministry with the poor and health and wholeness -- as well as many other ministry areas.

Popular departments include:

It Worked for Us -- success stories from local churches;

Idea Mart -- helpful stories filled with resources and ideas;

Church Rethought -- United Methodists answering the question "What if?";

The World Is My Parish -- life-changing stories from around the world;

And much, much more.


Interpreter Magazine -- 2009 Editorial Calendar (Projected)



Ad Reservation Deadline: Sept. 24, 2009

Ad Materials Due: Oct. 1, 2009


Cover Package: Seasonal Emphasis (Thanksgiving, Advent, Christmas, Epiphany)

Topical Feature: (related to on-going news or social justice story)

Other Possible Features/Departmental Articles (Print and/or Web exclusive):

United Methodists and the Bible

Organ and Tissue Donor Sunday

United Methodist Student Day

World AIDS Day

New Technology/Products/How Church(es) Using

Leadership Piece



 Advertising Specifications

 TRIM SIZE FOR COVERS 2, 3 & 4: 8.375" x 10.875"



2-page Bleed: 17" x 11.125" (print area is 16.75" x 10.875")

1-Page: 7" x 9.5"

1-Page Bleed: 8.625" x 11.125"

2/3 Page H: 4.625" x 9.5" Trim Size 8.375" x 10.875"

1/2 Page H: 7" x 4.625"

1/2 Page V: 3.375" x 9.5"

1/3 Page SQ: 4.625" x 4.625"

1/6 Page V: 2.125" x 4.625"

Col. width: 2.125"

Note: Ad can bleed at top and on sides. If it does bleed, please add 1 p extra to each side and top. No extra charge for bleeds.

Ad materials are destroyed after 12 months unless otherwise requested by the client. Advertisers who wish to have original art returned should include a self-addressed label with the artwork.

Cindy Solomon
(615) 742-5454

Cindy Solomon
Magazine Advertising Coordinator
United Methodist Communications
810 Twelfth Avenue South, 37203-4744
P.O. Box 320
Nashville, TN 37202-0320

810 Twelfth Avenue South
Nashville, TN 37203-4744

Some art files may be too large to send electronically.  Please upload to our ftp site:   
Login: dmz\umccontract   
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Folder:  Interpreter-MCM Designs  
Sub-folder:  Client Ads to Designer

AD File/Printing Requirements
Ads may be submitted on CD-Rom formatted for Macintosh. Please include both pdf and native files. Scanned resolution must be 300 dpi minimum for art, photos, logos, etc. Fonts used in ad should be included on disk (total font family for each: bf, ital, bfital, underline). No True Type fonts, please. To help us insure quality, 4 color ads should be accompanied with a color proof.

The publisher is not responsible for errors in key numbers, advertiser index, or coupon back up.

NOTE: Be sure to include the fonts and graphics along with your layout document. For quality control, we also ask that you mail or fax us a hard copy of the ad for comparison.

For more information about United Methodist Communications, please visit our Web site:


Advertising Guidelines

INTERPRETER General Advertising Policy

INTERPRETER advertising must conform to the Social Principles of The United Methodist Church and is subject to editorial approval. All advertising should, as much as possible, reflect the cultural diversity that exists within The United Methodist Church. Specifically, INTERPRETERS advertising policy prohibits advertising programs or resources that are in direct competition with official United Methodist programs or resources. All advertisements must comply with all applicable federal, state and local laws and regulations, as well as have no political agenda. Therefore, United Methodist Communications reserves the right to refuse advertisements that do not comply with these policies, as well as other inappropriate or unacceptable advertising. United Methodist Communications is not liable for any costs relative to an advertisement that is rejected. Changes and cancellations are not accepted after the reservation deadline. Cancellations must be made in writing. All rates are subject to change without notice.

Advertising Policy and First-Time Advertiser Requirements

No advertisement will be published in INTERPRETER without execution of a valid advertising contract. All new advertisers must complete a credit application form and provide appropriate financial information to United Methodist Communications. For first-time advertisers, initial ads are to be paid in advance. With credit approval, subsequent ads can be invoiced by United Methodist Communications directly to the advertiser and/or the advertising agent upon publication of the issue that contains the advertisement.

Payment Policy and Delinquency Status

All invoices for advertising should be paid within 30 days of invoice date. If payment is not received, accounts are considered delinquent. United Methodist Communications will initiate contact to inform advertiser of delinquent status. An advertising account in delinquent status is subject to rejection of future advertisements. Furthermore, ads that already have been contracted for (such as annual contracts) are subject to being pulled from the issues in which they are scheduled to run.

Cancellation Policy

Changes and cancellations are not accepted after the reservation deadline. Cancellations must be made in writing. All rates are subject to change without advance notice.


In consideration of publication of an advertisement, the advertiser and the agency, jointly and severally, will indemnify and hold harmless United Methodist Communications, its officers, agents and employees against expenses (including legal fees) and losses resulting from the publication of the contents of the advertisement, including, without limitation, claims or suits for libel, violation of right of privacy, copyright infringements or plagiarism.









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