Interested in promoting your business/company with WSCAI? We have opportunities for advertising in the Community Associations Journal and on our website,

Journal Advertising

The Community Associations Journal is published 9 times per year and is distributed to over 2,000+ readers. Primarily, those readers are community association board members and community association managers. In addition, every issue of the Community Associations Journal is available digitally for online viewing, and if advertisers include their web address and/or email address in their display ad, viewers can access the advertiser’s website and contact the advertiser via email with just one click when viewing their ad.

Purchase Journal Advertising Space

For more information on journal advertising, read the specifications below.

Journal Advertising Schedule

Journal Advertising Sizes & Rates

Standard Ads

Full Page Ad Rates:

1/2 Page Horizontal or Vertical Ad Rates:

1/4 Page Ad Rates:

Premium Ads

Outside Back Cover Ad Rates:

1/2 Page Inside (Front or Back) Cover Ad Rates:

Below Table Of Contents Ad Rates:

*Premium Ad Disclaimer:

The WSCAI Community Associations Journal runs 9 times a year. As such, Premium Ads are in limited quantities, and on a first come, first serve basis.

Classified Ads

Classified ads must be 25 words or less. Ads exceeding 25 words will be charged .50 per word for each word over the 25-word limit up to a maximum of 50 words per ad. Classified ads are available on a space-available, first-come/first-served basis, and must be received with full payment by the Space Reservation deadline to be considered.

Classified Ad Rates:

Important Journal Advertising Information!
What are the Journal Size Specs?

Community Associations Journal Publication:  trim size is 8.5” x 11”
Live area for all ads should be .25” inside trim.
If ad requires a bleed, the minimum bleed allowance is .125”

Specifications for Graphic Files, Color & Fonts:

Graphic files must be at least 300 dpi at 100% in the document. Only CMYK process colors are to be used. No RGB images or spot colors accepted. Compressed images such as JPEG or LZW are not accepted. Only Mac postscript fonts are acceptable, with both printer and screen fonts included.


Press-ready, high resolution PDF format preferred. PDFs must be saved as PDFX1a format or created with the following settings: 2400 dpi, 150 line-art frequency, CMYK. Layers must be flattened. All fonts must be embedded or outlined. In addition to PDF format, we also accept .tif or .eps, with all text converted to outlines and all images embedded. Files must be minimum 300 dpi and cmyk. Layers must be flattened. We accept ads created in the following software programs:

• Adobe Photoshop CC
• Adobe Illustrator CC
• Adobe pdf X-1a

All other file types submitted in MS Publisher, Pagemaker, Corel Draw, MS Word, Excel etc., are not accepted.

Ads Must Be Submitted in Acceptable Format!

All rates are based on ads provided in acceptable format. Ad materials not submitted to these standards, or sized incorrectly, are subject to charges of $95 per hour, with a minimum charge of $50. Ad design and production assistance is available. For more information, contact Michelle Leary at

Design/Production Assistance:

Graphic design services are available at an additional charge. Contact Michelle Leary at for more details.

Send Ads via Email:

Submit journal and classified ads by email to:

Schedule subject to change. Contact Michelle Leary for confirmation on deadlines.
CAI Washington State Chapter cannot be held responsible for delays in mail delivery, which may affect Issue Arrival Dates.

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Website Advertising

Purchase Website Banner Advertising Space

For more information on advertising on the WSCAI’s website, read the specifications below.

Website Banner Ad Sizes & Rates

Banner Ad Specs - Sidebar Above "Fold"

Sidebar Above Fold Banner Ad Rates:

Banner Ad Specs - Sidebar - Below Fold

Sidebar Below Fold Banner Ad Rates:

Inline Below Fold (Homepage Only) Banner Ad Rates:

Important Website Banner Advertising Information
Banner Ad Specifications:
  • Banner ads should be in RGB color, and sized at 72dpi with a 50kb max file size.
  • Web-ready ads must be submitted a minimum of seven (7) days prior to month requested.
  • Ads must be GIF, PNG or JPEG graphic files.
Tips For An Effective Banner Ad:
  • Keep in mind what message you want to get across to your audience. The average person only has a 5-8 second attention span for ads.Think of your banner ad like a billboard. Think about how drivers need to process the message in the split seconds they take their eyes off the road. The same principle applies for banner ads!
  • Keep text to a max of 15 words, and font size should be no smaller that 8pts. If it’s smaller than that, it’s hard to read. Keeping text short and to the point will help convey your message quickly and effectively!
  • Choose imagery and colors that represents your brand, or what your message is trying to convey. Visuals grab attention and can convey a message quicker than reading text.
Duration of the Ad Agreement:

Advertisement will commence on a start date to be mutually agreed upon by the advertiser and WSCAI. Advertising commitments are valid in designated increments from the date of
initial posting.

Service Interruption/Limits of Liability:

Advertiser agrees to not hold WSCAI responsible for any liability, loss, cost, claim, damage or causes of action of any kind that it may suffer as a result of the transactions contracted herein, including but not limited to loss resulting from service delays and incomplete or interrupted service, regardless of cause or fault. WSCAI’s liability is limited to extension of contract by period of time ad failed to display.

Advertising FAQ’s

Advertising Policies, Terms, & Conditions

Advertising must be inserted within one calendar year (Jan – Dec) of first insertion to qualify for 3x, 6x and 9x frequency discount rates. Advertising rates are subject to change. Should this become necessary, WSCAI will notify contract advertisers 90 days prior to a rate change. All contracts accepted are subject to these conditions.

Ad Approval

All advertising must be approved by WSCAI’s Board of Directors. All advertising is subject to acceptance by WSCAI. WSCAI reserves the right to refuse any advertisement that in its judgment, is deemed inappropriate for publication due to content or subject matter. WSCAI also reserves the right to require that all display advertising be professionally designed in order to protect the quality of the Community Associations Journal. For design assistance, see “Specifications” page.

Ad Content

Ad content is the sole responsibility of the advertiser. WSCAI is not responsible for proofing ad content for errors, typos, timeliness, etc. All information contained in ads, whether correct or incorrect, is strictly the responsibility of the advertiser.

Editing Policy

WSCAI reserves the right to edit materials where appropriate, accept or reject materials and reject copyrighted materials unless consent of copyright holder is obtained in writing.

Delivery Day Policy

There is always a possibility that delays in mail delivery may occur once the Community Associations Journal has been delivered to the post office. These delays are beyond the control of WSCAI. WSCAI assumes no responsibility, including any amount of lost revenue, for production/mailing delays, which may affect Issue Arrival Dates. Advertisers who wish to place ads with dated information that falls within a month of the scheduled Issue Arrival Date should be aware that WSCAI does not give refunds due to such a delay.

Format Requirements and Design Assistance

Your Ad MUST Be Submitted Digitally!  See the “Specifications” pages for detailed information about acceptable formats and contact information for design assistance.

Closing Deadlines

When no acceptable ad copy is furnished by the Materials Deadline for space scheduled, WSCAI reserves the right to repeat your most recent ad, provided payment has been received, or to charge for reserved space. If prior ad is not available, WSCAI may assign ad space to another advertiser.


Advertising cancellation must be received in writing 14 days in advance of the Materials and Payment Deadline. No cancellation will be accepted after the Materials and Payment Deadline for that issue. WSCAI reserves the right to terminate this advertising agreement at any time for any reason solely by giving advertisers (14) days written notice of such cancellation.

Contact Information

For more information about the Community Associations Journal advertising programs, call WSCAI at: (425) 778-6378 or email:

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