Advertising in The Beat

The Beat is published monthly, August through May, and occasionally during the summer.

2016-2017 Deadlines

Ads and other submissions for The Beat are due the Friday following the 2nd Monday of the month.

Issue Deadline Date
September August 14, 2016
October September 16, 2016
November October 14, 2016
December November 18, 2016
January December 16, 2016
February January 13, 2017
March February 17, 2016
April March 17, 2017
May April 14, 2017



The Beat provides an events column of announcements of interest to members. Announcements are free and must be 30 words or less. HGB will donate a 1/4 page ad for educational, non-profit events that are of interest to members, if space is available.


All ads must be fiber-related and of interest to members.

Classified Ads

Classified ads are available for $5.00 for 25 words or less, and 10¢ for each additional word. Longer classified ads may be submitted as 1/8, 1/4, or 1/2 page display ads, on a space-available basis. All ads with photos must be submitted as display ads.

Display Ads

Display ads must be print-ready and fiber-related. Send display ads to The Beat editor electronically in JPEG or PNG format or as an Adobe PDF file. Arrangements may be made with the editor to provide ads in another format. Display ad rates are as follows:

  • 1/8 page: $10 (2.25" high x 3.5" wide)
  • 1/4 page: $15 (4.75" high x 3.5" wide)
  • 1/2 page: $30 (9.75" high x 3.5" wide or 4.75" high x 7.25" wide)

Discounts are available for advertisers who pay, in advance, for ads in all 10 issues of the Guild's fiscal year, September through June. Contact the editor for the discounted rates.

Submission and Payment

Payment is by check payable to "HGB". Send ads by email, concurrently with payment, as early as possible, to the editor:

Contact the editor at the above email for any questions.

Updated 03.17.2017

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