The Rochester Business Journal’s commitment to in-depth coverage of the issues facing our business community and our record of breaking business news gives advertisers a high-quality, respected vehicle in which to position their marketing message.
Published each Friday, the Rochester Business Journal print edition is the medium of choice for successful print advertisers who need to reach Rochester’s upscale and educated business decision makers. When you advertise in the pages of the Rochester Business Journal, you put your organization directly in front of your target audience, strengthening your brand identity, helping you make that sale and positioning your business as the industry leader.
More than 20,000 influential readers trust our award-winning editorial staff to bring them the news and information they rely on.
To learn more about Rochester Business Journal print advertising programs, email Suzanne Fischer-Huettner.
Ad placement opportunities
Run of publication: The Rochester Business Journal’s pages are filled with breaking news and feature stories about the personalities, businesses and transactions that shape our community.
The List: A weekly ranking of the top companies in a particular business category. Research shows 94% of subscribers regularly read The Lists that appear in our paper.
Special Report: This weekly section explores current trends and issues within a particular industry such as health care, banking and finance, real estate and construction or technology. Advertising within select Special Reports delivers a concentrated readership.
Seen and Time Out: These pages offer exclusivity in print, allowing you to effectively target the affluent, community-minded reader. Integrated print and online sponsorship opportunities provide unique positioning for your organization’s marketing message.
The Business Marketplace section of the Rochester Business Journal is an ideal way to promote your goods and services inexpensively and effectively. This section of the newspaper features Business Services, the Resource Directory, Homes of Distinction, Commercial Properties, the Internet Locator, legal notices, and display and line classified advertising.
For more information about the Business Marketplace or to request a media kit, call our classified account manager Jessica Sims at (585) 363-7201 or email.
Preprinted materials may qualify for insertion in the Rochester Business Journal. Single-page inserts must be printed on 60-pound stock (minimum) and must not contain any blank sheets. Inserts may not be smaller than 6″ x 9″ or larger than 10″ x 13″. If the insert exceeds 10″ x 13″, the advertiser must provide the insert in folded form. Inserts may not contain any type of mailing indicia. All inserts must have prior approval; samples are required two weeks in advance of publication date.
Preprinted inserts must be received with packing slips, six business days prior to publication date. Packing slips must contain the insert name, date of insertion, quantity and total number of cartons.
The Rochester Business Journal is published weekly and issued on Friday. Space reservations for display advertising are due Thursday, eight days prior to publication. Space reservations for the Business Marketplace are due Monday, four days prior to publication. Camera-ready ads are due at 5 p.m. Monday, four days prior to publication.
Display (print): Thursday at noon, eight days prior to publication date. No redesign of ads will be made after 5 p.m. on Monday.
Business Marketplace (print): Tuesday at noon, three days prior to publication date. Proof correction deadline is Tuesday at 3 p.m.
Online: RBJ.net workups must be submitted at least 10 business days prior to the appearance of the first ad.
Daily Report (email): One week prior to publication.
For specifications for camera-ready ads and to learn how to submit files electronically, email Suzanne Fischer-Huettner.
Special features and supplements
Throughout the year, the Rochester Business Journal provides readers with unique stand-alone editorial supplements. Many of our supplements are produced in celebration of a special business event, while others provide perspective and data on a number of business issues. Subscribers tend to keep these pullouts and use them for reference throughout the year. In addition, advertisers benefit from increased circulation beyond our usual subscriber list and distribution—at events or for economic development purposes.
Please refer to our planning calendar for the most up-to-date listing of our feature publications. Space deadlines are generally four weeks in advance of publication date; however, some exceptions apply.
The Lists – annual issue
This popular issue is a compilation of the weekly Top 25 lists printed during the year in the Rochester Business Journal. When you advertise in The Lists, you align your company with the best in Rochester business and you guarantee your position in the most anticipated and referenced business publication in our community. Two out of three subscribers keep their copy of The Lists 12 months or longer, meaning your message is acknowledged repeatedly throughout the year. The Lists is mailed to subscribers in December and sold online and at area bookstores all year long. Positions in The Lists are first-come, first-served, and the space reservation deadline is mid-October.
Sponsorship opportunities are available with some special supplements and resource directories as well as for events. Email Suzanne Fischer-Huettner for more details.