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2019 MEDIA KIT

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Charlotte/Western N.C.

Sue Graf

704-523-4350

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Triangle/Eastern N.C.

Melanie Weaver Lynch

919-855-9380

mweaver@businessnc.com

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WHO WE ARE

We do what nobody else does —

cover one very special place, this state, and its economy, which is as diverse as the people who call it home. We produce quality, in-depth journalism, digging behind the scenes producing stories and information that is current, thorough, and enlightens and entertains our readers. Whether it’s in the boardroom or on the factory floor, we seek to show not only trends and events but the human face of commerce. Business North Carolina magazine delivers qualified business owners, C-level and top senior executives at your fingertips.

NATIONAL AWARDS

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2018

Gold • Best Body of Work, Best Personality Profile
Silver • Best Overall Design, Best E-mail Newsletter, Best Explanatory Journalism, Best local coverage of a national business/economic story

2017

Gold • Best Body of Work, Best Feature

2016

Gold • Best Personality Profile
Silver • Best Recurring Feature, Best local coverage of a national business/economic story, Best Magazine

THE BNC AUDIENCE

153,662

TOTAL AUDIENCE

116,045
Total magazine readership*
19,579
Monthly businessnc.com users
11,034
Daily newsletter subscribers
5,754
Social media followers
1,250
Event attendees
*Certified Verification Council 2017 Audit Report and Readership Survey Distribution of 29,755 x 3.9 readers per issue
influence the purchasing decisions of their company 87%
College graduates 85%
Under 59 years of age 82%
Spend 30 minutes or more reading each issue 71%
Owner/Partner, CEO President 44%
CFO, CIO, COO, Other Corporate Officer, Vice President 25%
Director/Manager/ Supervisor 21%

ADDITIONAL DISTRIBUTION AND PARTNERSHIPS

Business North Carolina partners with leading statewide associations and businesses to bring readers comprehensive, relevant and timely information.

AENC Association Executives of NC • Distributed throughout statewide North Carolina bank branches • Leadership North Carolina • E4 Carolinas • NC Regional Airports • PENC Professional Engineers of North Carolina • NCEDA North Carolina Economic Development Association • NCBCE North Carolina Business Committee for Education • NC Welcome Centers • North Carolina Golf Panel • NC Tech Association • NC Press Directory • North Carolina General Assembly • NCBIO NC North Carolina Biosciences Organization • NAIOP the Commercial Real Estate Development Association • SBTDC Small Business and Technology Development Center • Barnes and Noble

BNC 2019 EDITORIAL CALENDAR

JANUARY 2019

Legal Elite 2019
The state’s top lawyers


NC Trend: Top Stocks
Town Square: Belmont

Round Table: Life Sciences
In the Spotlight: Southern Pines

SUPPLEMENT:
First in Flight: NC Aviation & Aerospace


SPACE CLOSE: Nov 21, 2018
MATERIALS DUE: Nov 28, 2018

FEBRUARY 2019

Power 100
A look at North Carolina’s most influential leaders


Town Square: Farmville

Round Table: Economic Forecast
In the Spotlight: Charlotte
Energized: A Guide to the Energy Industry
Health: Cancer Care and Research


SPACE CLOSE: DEC 20, 2018
Materials Due: Dec 27, 2018

MARCH 2019

Best N.C. Hospitals


NC Trend: Energy
Town Square: Lexington

Round Table: Industrial Hemp
Destinations: Corporate and Leisure Travel
Education: NC Community Colleges
Cash Crop: A Guide to Agribusiness


SPACE CLOSE: JAN 22, 2019
Materials Due: Jan 29, 2019

APRIL 2019

Top Golf Courses
Bonus Distribution Golf reprints distributed to all NC Visitors Centers 

Feature: The state’s famous feuds and rivalries


NC Trend: Employment
Town Square: Hillsborough

Round Table: Transportation & Logistics
In the Spotlight: Eastern NC
Economic Development: NC Industrial Parks


SPACE CLOSE: FEB 20, 2019
Materials Due: Feb 27, 2019

MAY 2019

Higher Education
A guide to our state’s private and public universities and community colleges; Business schools adapting to change; NC college alumni making big marks on the national stage


NC Trend: Travel and Tourism
Town Square: Warrenton

Round Table: Health Care
In the Spotlight: Catawba County
Made in NC: Manufacturing


SPACE CLOSE: MAR 20, 2019
Materials Due: Mar 27, 2019

JUNE 2019

NC Finance and Money
Lists of the biggest financial institutions and money managers

Feature: Best Employers in N.C. based on innovative strategies


NC trend: Transportation
Town Square: Flat Rock

In the Spotlight: Guilford County
Healthcare: Cardiac Care
Life Sciences: Exploring Biotechnology and Life Science in NC


SPACE CLOSE: APR 22, 2019
Materials Due: Apr 30, 2019

JULY 2019

Economic Development
Largest economic development and job-creation projects

Feature: The state of our rivers: How waterways help define N.C.


NC Trend: Real Estate
Town Square: Aberdeen

Round Table: Buncombe County
Research NC: Key Innovations in Universities and Corporate Research
NC Portraits: Profiles of NC Professional Women


SPACE CLOSE: MAY 22, 2019
Materials Due: May 28, 2019

AUGUST 2019

The State’s Top Public Companies
ranked by size and stock performance

Feature: CEOs making an impact in the state


NC Trend: The Beer Industry
Town Square: Franklin

Round Table: Energy
In the Spotlight: Nash and Edgecombe Counties
Meetings & Conventions: Corporate Meeting Guide with bonus distribution to meeting planners across the state


SPACE CLOSE: JUN 21, 2019
Materials Due: Jun 27, 2019

SEPTEMBER 2019

Trailblazers
The 20- and 30-somethings poised to lead the state

Feature: The state’s most intriguing sports-business executives


NC Trend: Agriculture
Town Square: Monroe

In the Spotlight: Cumberland County
Health: Orthopaedic Care
Law Journal: Articles Written by Top Lawyers in NC


SPACE CLOSE: JUL 22, 2019
Materials Due: Jul 30, 2019

OCTOBER 2019

NC 100: Largest Private Companies

Feature: Unsung influencers
Key Business leaders making a big impact while maintaining a low profile


NC Trend: Financial Technology
Town Square: Mocksville

Round Table: Business and Education
In the Spotlight: Forsyth County
Continuing Education: MBA, Distance Learning, Executive Education
NC Portraits: Profiles of NC Family Owned Businesses

SUPPLEMENT:
NC Small Business Handbook: Bonus Distribution to Small Business Technology Centers Across the State


SPACE CLOSE: aug 21, 2019
Materials Due: Aug 28, 2019

NOVEMBER 2019

Building North Carolina
Top Commercial Construction Projects, Ranked by Impact and Design


NC Trend: Education
Town Square: Rose Hill

Round Table: Cybersecurity
In the Spotlight: Pitt County
Guide to Business: Articles written by Business Experts

SUPPLEMENT:
NC Mid-Market Fast 40 Companies


SPACE CLOSE: SEP 20, 2019
Materials Due: Sep 27, 2019

DECEMBER 2019

Small Business of the Year Awards

Feature: Best Doctors
The state’s highest-rated physicians


NC Trend: Sports
Town Square: Apex

Round Table: Travel & Tourism
In the Spotlight: NC Coast
Workforce Development: Trends in state-of-the-art employee training


SPACE CLOSE: OCT 22, 2019
Materials Due: Oct 29, 2019

FALL 2019 NCEDG - ANNUAL NORTH CAROLINA ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT GUIDE

Established source of information for businesses looking to expand or relocate to North Carolina. Reaches selected targeted economic development experts, North Carolina Economic Developers Association members, NC General Assembly and Governor’s Cabinet and a year-round audience with the digital version and the ncedg.com website.

SPACE CLOSE: sep 13, 2019  |  Materials Due: sep 27, 2019

BNC DIGITAL MEDIA

A new businessnc.com

The source for North Carolina business news every day. Timely, Accessible, Relevant.

BusinessNC.com attracts a growing number of savvy visitors who want to stay informed about North Carolina issues, ideas and people. Only BusinessNC.com provides coverage of the news from every region in the state, unique web content and a wealth of analysis, in-depth stories, research and information. All from a source that’s been trusted for more than 35 years.

  • Mobile-friendly format
  • Daily Digest: Editorial insights and business and government news from media outlets across the state
  • Regional Report: Current business and political news links for key geographic regions of the state
  • Popular annual editions of the Legal Elite, Best Employers in NC, and Best Golf Courses

WEBSITE AD SPECS

Space

POSITION

Width

Height

rate

Website: Medium Rectangle

Right rail, run of site

300

250

$695/mo

Website: Skyscraper

Right rail, run of site

300

600

$995/mo

Website: Leaderboard

Homepage

995

100

$695/mo

Sponsored article

Homepage

$995 (1), $1495 (2)

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32,230

PAGEVIEWS

24,560 Sessions
19,579 New Users

*Google Analytics, Jan – Jun, 2018
ACCEPTED DIGITAL FILE FORMATS
72dpi web-optimized .JPG, .PNG, or .GIF. HTML files are also accepted. Images with higher resolutions will be subject to reduced file size conversion. Note: Microsoft Outlook does not support animated files within email newsletters.
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11,034

TOTAL SUBSCRIBERS

31.9% Open Rate

the number of unique opens divided by total delivered. industry average: 15.8%

2.8% Click Rate

total unique clicks divided by total delivered. Average industry rate is 2.7%
ACCEPTED DIGITAL FILE FORMATS
72dpi web-optimized .JPG, .PNG, or .GIF. HTML files are also accepted. Images with higher resolutions will be subject to reduced file size conversion. Note: Microsoft Outlook does not support animated files within email newsletters.

The Newsletter:

Business NC DAILY DIGEST

Daily Digest is a must read for anyone who wants to have an insider’s understanding of North Carolina Business. Target business leaders by advertising with Daily Digest. Over 11,000 emails are sent daily to top executives throughout NC … place your ad directly in the inbox of this important demographic.

Inclusion in 220,000 direct emails per month.

SPONSORSHIP PACKAGE

$1,500

Powerful marketing images seen daily by our readers. Package offers three opportunities to expand market footprint: Company branding within masthead via Presenting Sponsor, Team Profile Sponsored Content, and Sponsored Content Series

HORIZONTAL BANNER AD

$1,000

NEWSLETTER AD SPECS

Space

Width

Height

Newsletter Banner

600

200

BNC EVENTS CALENDAR: SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES AVAILABLE

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LEGAL ELITE AWARDS

FEBRUARY 2019

Business North Carolina’s Legal Elite honors the state’s top lawyers based on annual voting open to all active members of the N.C. State Bar. A celebration will take place early in 2019 to recognize the top attorneys in 16 business-related categories.

CEO SUMMIT

APRIL 2019

Business North Carolina’s N.C. CEO Summit brings together some of the best and brightest decision-makers in the state. The two-day summit, held at Pinehurst Resort, features golf along with networking, panel discussions and guest speakers who share tips on leadership and company engagement.

MFGCON

SEPTEMBER 2019

mfgCON is North Carolina’s premiere conference for manufacturing and innovation. In fall 2019 manufacturers from across North Carolina will meet for two days to share best practices, practical advice and helpful tips for creating a more efficient and more profitable manufacturing sector.

MID-MARKET FAST 40 AWARDS

OCTOBER 2019

CEOs and CFOs from North Carolina’s fastest growing middle-market companies come together at Pinehurst Resort in fall 2019 to celebrate the North Carolina Mid-Market Fast 40 awards. The event includes an awards presentation, luncheon and golf at the resort.

SMALL BUSINESS OF THE YEAR AWARDS

DECEMBER 2019

Business North Carolina’s Small Business of the Year honors amazing North Carolina-based small businesses each December with a luncheon and awards ceremony. As is tradition, the previous year’s winner presents the new titleist with gifts.

BNC ROUND TABLES

Several times a year, Business North Carolina gathers a panel of experts and leaders to discuss the importance of that particular industry or region to the state’s economy. The roundtable is photographed and presented in Business North Carolina magazine in both digital and print format. Opportunities for sponsorship are available.

AD SPECS AND SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS

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Printing Process: Web offset, saddle-stitched.

Bleed Ads: Keep all live matter 3/8” from trim edges. Full-page bleed ad: 8-3/8” by 11-1/8”, includes 1/8” bleed on all sides. Two-page spread bleed ad: 16-1/2” by 11-1/8”. Contact production department for specialty bleed options.

Required Materials: PDF files preferred. Any layouts containing RGB, Spot or Pantone colors must be converted to their CMYK equivalents. Any layouts found to have a differing color scheme must be revised accordingly. We want to ensure that colors are represented properly, therefore, the client will be notified if there are any inconsistencies in color scheme. When e-mailing materials, fonts and native program files must be packaged in a folder prior to sending via e-mail.

Material Delivery: Via e-mail to Moira Johnson, mjohnson@businessnc.com. Please include the name and phone number of the person preparing the ad. You may also submit files via DropBox, Google Drive, or other electronic delivery systems.

Production Charges: Clients will have production charges quoted on an individual basis.

Cancellations: All cancellations must be in writing and are not accepted after published space closing dates.

Please direct production questions to Moira Johnson, mjohnson@businessnc.com, 704-523-3615, 1230 W. Morehead St., Suite 308, Charlotte, NC 28202.

CUSTOM CAMPAIGNS

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CUSTOM PUBLICATIONS

We Know North Carolina and we know publishing. We are the state’s specialists in delivering a business message, persuasively and on-target. Our custom publications leverage our media’s unparalleled quality, distribution channels, and award-winning design. Let us help tell your story.

CELEBRATORY PACKAGES

Celebrate your organization’s anniversary, milestone, rebrand or grand opening with Business North Carolina magazine and digital platforms. Let us create a custom campaign to honor your achievements and proudly proclaim your company’s work to the business community.

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