How To Advertise With SDI

Thank you for considering advertising with SDI. Our multiple publications go out to tens of thousands of people who participate in our inclusive, global learning community of people from many paths and many nations who share a common passion and commitment to the art and contemplative practice of spiritual direction.

Please read below for details on each of our publications, as well as deadlines, publishing rates, image resolution requirements for your ad submission, and our Terms and Conditions.

General Information

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Downloadable Media Kit

Download the Media Kit in PDF format for instructions on how to:

  • Advertise in Connections, the e-newsletter for spiritual directors
  • Advertise in Listen, our quarterly e-newsletter for all spiritual seekers
  • Advertise in Digital Refuge, our biweekly e-mail newsletter
  • Advertise in Presence Journal, our quarterly peer-reviewed print journal
  • Advertise in Encounters, a weekly audio podcast
  • Advertise for SDI’s Annual Conference

Ad Requirements

JPG, PNG, or TIF file format is preferred for your advertisement submittal. Please use the guidelines provided for size formatting.

Previously, SDI accepted PDF files of the ads. However, in order to more efficiently prepare the publications for assembly and distribution, we are moving to having the preferred format be digital image files.

However, SDI will still accept an ad in PDF format if you are unable to generate one as an image file. Just be aware that the ad quality may not be optimal when compared to an ad submitted at the proper size and dimensions as an image file.

The following guidelines assume that the ads will be provided in JPG, PNG or TIF file formats.

Audio Ad Requirements will be submitted in text only, with details in the Encounters Podcast section.

Note: All prices listed below are in USD (United States Dollars).

Advertise

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Advertise in Connections

Connections is the SDI e-newsletter, written by and for Spiritual Directors/Companions. Published in February, May, August, and November, it offers a round-table where members of SDI from more than forty countries tell stories about experiences as spiritual directors and seekers.

Connections is a forum where SDI communicates news that affects the global SDI learning community, and a place where resources related to the ministry and service of spiritual direction are shared.

  • About 7,000 SDI members: Spiritual Directors/Companions, Chaplains, Training Programs and Retreat Centers.
  • Beautiful, vibrant color!
  • Hyperlinks provide readers a quick and easy way to learn more about you and your product or resource.
  • Connections is a members-only publication and is available online 24/7.

Connections Rates

Full Page

1125px x 1500px (vertical)
96dpi or 72dpi
JPG or PNG

$375.00

Half Page

1125px x 712px (horizontal)
96dpi or 72dpi
JPG or PNG

$225.00

Quarter Page

525px x 712px (vertical)
96dpi or 72dpi
JPG or PNG

$125.00

Business Card

525px x 300px (horizontal)
96dpi or 72dpi
JPG or PNG

$75.00

Classified Ad

Up to 66 words: $50.00
+ $1.50 per additional word.

Connections Deadlines

If received after deadline, a 25% late fee may be assessed.

 

Connections Ad Requirements

JPG or PNG file format is preferred for your advertisement submittal.

Advertise in Listen

Listen is an inviting, informative publication that is published digitally four times per year—January, April, July, and October. It’s over 17,000 readers come from a broad spectrum of spiritual practices and vocations, offering inclusion and invitation into community and deeper life. Each issue features art, poetry, and articles on spiritual direction and guidance, prayer and practice, and ideas for contemplative, holy living. In addition, Listen is posted online, and read by countless people through the Internet and social media outreach.

  • 20,000+ Spiritual Directors/Companions, Formation Training Programs, Retreat Centers and those with an interest in or who are seeking Spiritual Companionship
  • Beautiful, vibrant full color!
  • Hyperlinks provide readers a quick and easy way to learn more about you and your product or resource.
  • Listen is available online 24/7.

Listen Rates

Full Page

1125px x 1500px (vertical)
96dpi or 72dpi
JPG or PNG

$998.00

Half Page

1125px x 712px (horizontal)
96dpi or 72dpi
JPG or PNG

$748.00

Quarter Page

525px x 712px (vertical)
96dpi or 72dpi
JPG or PNG

$460.00

Business Card

525px x 300px (horizontal)
96dpi or 72dpi
JPG or PNG

$298.00

Global Resource or Event Listing

6 lines: $90.00

Listen Deadlines

If received after deadline, a 25% late fee may be assessed.

 

Listen Ad Requirements

JPG or PNG file format is preferred for your advertisement submittal.

Advertise in Digital Refuge

Digital Refuge newsletter is published on a roughly weekly schedule via e-mail and is therefore published digitally.

  • 20,000+ Spiritual Directors/Companions, Formation Training Programs, Retreat Centers and those with an interest in or who are seeking Spiritual Companionship.
  • Beautiful, vibrant full color!
  • Hyperlinks provide readers a quick and easy way to learn more about you and your product or resource.

Digital Refuge Rates

Large Image Standalone

800px x 800px
96dpi or 72dpi

$748.00

Medium Image Standalone

400px x 400px
96dpi or 72dpi

$298.00

Small Image Group

600px x 600px
96dpi or 72dpi
Note: The final displayed image will be smaller than original submitted size, as shown in grid above.

$460.00

Text Only

EXAMPLE: Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit. Vivamus a lectus vel neque volutpat varius. Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit. Nunc rutrum ultrices pharetra. Quisque euismod nisl suscipit, hendrerit sem nec, gravida velit. Duis placerat felis quam, finibus auctor diam hendrerit vitae. Vestibulum ante ipsum primis in faucibus orci luctus et ultrices posuere cubilia curae; Mauris molestie diam eu lectus maximus, molestie mattis.

Up To 66 words: $75.00
+ $1.50 per additional word

Please Note: Digital Refuge is an email newsletter, and layout is done in MailChimp. Ratios will be maintained, but final display will depend on recipient’s display device and resolution.

Digital Refuge Deadlines

As this is “generally” a weekly publication, reservations are due two weeks prior to your desired issue and the ad copy is required one week prior to the desired issue.

Digital Refuge Ad Requirements

JPG or PNG file format is preferred for your advertisement submittal.

Advertise in Presence

Presence is our highly respected, peer-reviewed, publication that is international in scope and outreach. Currently, Presence is “read” by more than 30,000 readers and can be found in major theological libraries, retreat centers, and formation and training programs around the world.

Presence is printed/published four times per year—March, June, September, and December. Each issue features articles on spiritual direction; training, mentoring, and supervision; contexts and cultures; and professional considerations.

  • Published and mailed quarterly to Spiritual Directors/Companions, Formation Training Programs, Retreat Centers, Chaplains, Libraries and those with an interest in Spiritual Companionship.
  • Choose full color or B&W options.
  • Your ad will live on in perpetuity in digital form in the online member repository of the last 4 Presence issues, as well as in the online Presence Archive.
  • You can now submit a separate “single” hyperlink that you would like to have triggered when someone clicks on your ad in the digital online versions of the publication.

Presence Rates

Full Page

2513px x 3263px (vertical)
8.75" x 11.25"
222mm x 286mm
300dpi
JPG, PNG, or TIF

B&W: $998.00

Color: $1080.00

Full Page - Inside Covers

2513px x 3263px (vertical)
8.75" x 11.25"
222mm x 286mm
300dpi
JPG, PNG, or TIF

Inside Back Cover: $1404.00

Inside Front Cover: $1606.00

Note: Full page ads will be trimmed to paper size of 8.25″ x 10.75″ (210mm x 273mm)

Half Page

1950px x 1275px (horizontal)
6.5" x 4.25"
165mm x 108mm
300dpi
JPG, PNG, or TIF

B&W: $324.00

Color: $648.00

Quarter Page

938px x 1275px (vertical)
3.125" x 4.25"
79mm x 108mm
300dpi
JPG, PNG, or TIF

B&W: $280.00

Color: $360.00

Classified Ad

$1.50 per word

Presence Deadlines

Presence Ad Requirements

JPG, PNG, or TIF file format is preferred for your advertisement submittal.

Advertise in SDI Encounters Podcast

SDI Encounters is our on-demand audio show, with episodes released weekly. The show offers a wide range of perspectives, stories, and conversations centered on spiritual direction and spiritual care. These shows are permanently hosted on our website, as well as numerous podcast aggregators like iTunes, Spotify, Google Play, and more.

  • Ad duration will be about 20 seconds
  • Ads will run at the beginning of the podcast (called a “pre-roll”)
  • Minimal work on your end – simply write the text you want for your ad, and our announcer will read and record it.
  • Every ad will be preceded by the announcer saying something along the lines of: “Support for SDI comes from…”

SDI Encounters Rates

$199 per episode

SDI Encounters Deadlines

Please give two weeks lead time for ad submission to be recorded.

SDI Encounters Ad Requirements

  • Do Not send us an audio clip/file to play, just send us text.
  • Seven lines of text in the below box equals roughly 20 seconds of audio.
  • In your text editor of choice, write out some text that is roughly the size of the below box and no more than seven lines.
  • The text needs to be formatted as:

TIMES NEW ROMAN @ 16 POINTS AND ALL CAPS

 

Support for this SDI podcast comes from:
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Advertise in the SDI Annual Conference

Our Annual Conference draws between 500 and 1,000 participants from around the world and across spiritual traditions. Our next conference will be held in April, 2021, in beautiful Santa Fe, New Mexico.

Advertising and Sponsorship

We have several opportunities for advertising and sponsorship, including:

 
  • Being an Exhibitor
  • Tote Bag inserts
  • Conference Sponsorship
    • Coffee/Tea breaks
    • Platinum, Gold, Silver Sponsor levels.

Contact

Email ads@sdiworld.org for more information about being a conference sponsor.

Terms & Conditions

The advertiser understands that space is reserved on a first-come, first-served basis. For that reason, advertising orders are binding after the closing date. Cancellations or changes in orders are not accepted after that time. Advertisers canceling after this date will be billed for space ordered.

The advertiser agrees to submit final advertising copy to Spiritual Directors International by the due date indicated. Alterations requiring additional work will be charged at current rates. If no ad copy is provided, then no ad will run but you will still be billed for the ad space.

Every effort will be made to afford advertisers the position desired; however, under no circumstances are specific ad placements guaranteed, nor is advertising accepted subject to position. Advertising must be paid for regardless of position.

Advertising privileges will be suspended on accounts past due.

Payments are due prior to the publishing date or your ad may be pulled. You will still be charged for the ad space, or a late fee may be assessed.

If your ad doesn’t meet the guidelines you will be asked to correct your ad. If SDI personnel have to adjust your ad because it doesn’t meet the guidelines SDI may charge you a fee for this service.

Discounts

Discounts apply for insertions of ­one unique ad placed in more than one issue of the same publication:

  • 1 ad 1 insertion no discount
  • 1 ad 2 insertions 5% discount
  • 1 ad 3+ insertions 7.5% discount

Discounts may be available for similarly priced ads placed in multiple publications. Contact ads@sdiworld.org for details. To receive any discount, you must purchase the number of insertions at the time of your initial reservation.

Reserve An Ad

To reserve an ad, please fill out the form below, or refer to the additional instructions underneath the form to contact us through email.

 

Reserve an Ad Via Email

To reserve an ad spot, please send an e-mail to: ads@sdiworld.org.

Please include the following:

  • Your name
  • Your email address
  • Your Institution
  • The name of the publication you wish to advertise in.
  • Which Issue you’d like to place your advertisement in (Week, Month and Year) as appropriate.
  • What size ad you’d like (refer to rates and templates for ad sizes).
  • Whether the ad is color or BW (Presence only, all others are in color).

If you have any questions about advertising, please contact us at: ads@sdiworld.org

Spiritual Directors International
PO Box 3584
Bellevue, WA 98009 USA
Telephone: +1-425-455-1565

We will respond as soon as possible.

Thank you!