2017 Media Kit

 RATES   AD SPECS   CIRCULATION   ONLINE ADS   E-NEWSLETTERS   WEBINARS   BUYERS GUIDE   WHY CCJ?

2017 Editorial Highlights

Combined Cycle Journal does not operate as other traditional publications do and we do not have a pre-arranged editorial plan for the coming year that we can outline here, other than our annual Q2 Outage Handbook issue. This allows us to keep our editorial current, relevant and interesting. That is why our subscribers keep reading it. This also requires a free-flowing calendar. We rarely sacrifice good content for a timely publishing schedule, as you can see.

General Deadlines for space reservations and materials:

Number 51: February 15, 2017 (4th Quarter 2016)
Number 52: April 15, 2017 (1st Quarter 2017)
Number 53: July 15, 2017-Annual Outage Handbook (2nd Quarter 2017)
Number 54: October 15, 2017 (3rd Quarter 2017)
Number 55: January 15, 2018 (4th Quarter 2017)

General Topics covered in every issue:

Best Practices Awards

Producing power at lowest cost in an environmentally sound manner while maintaining high availability and reliability requires that plant personnel do the “little things” better than the competition. Featured will be a collection of “best practices” gathered from gas-turbine-based plants across the Western Hemisphere.

Users Group Roundup information

Our editors have a unique relationship with the users groups in the gas turbine community and attend and report on their many activities and presentations throughout the year.

Plant visits

Advancements in state-of-the-art technology applied to gas-turbine-based generating facilities (simple cycle, cogen, combined cycle) are presented by way of case studies. Plants visited are generally noted for their innovation and for having installed equipment and systems to maximize, to the extent possible, efficiency, reliability, and/or availability and to minimize emissions.

Also: Gas turbines, heat-recovery steam generators, steam turbine/generators, auxiliaries, controls and instrumentation, plant operation and maintenance, emissions control, water treatment, lubrication

2nd Quarter annual Outage Handbook

The COMBINED CYCLE Journal’s 2018 Outage Handbook will be an important asset in planning plant outages. Successful outages are key to high availability, high reliability, and efficient operation necessary to compete in today’s competitive generation market. The level of success is impacted dramatically by the amount of time invested in planning. This special issue will have wide bonus distribution to user groups and will serve readers all year long.

As we get closer to our deadlines, a detailed editorial plan for the issue is emailed out. If you are not on our list and want to get editorial updates, let Susie know: susie@carahaliosmedia.com

2017 Display Advertising Rates (per issue, US dollars)

Ad size     4/c*      2/c*      B/W

Spread      9095     8846     7569

Full page   5552     5134     4442

2/3 page    4285     3985     3422

½ page      3609     3344     2895

1/3 page    2823     2624     2262

¼ page      2267     2099     1813

1/6 page    1693     1564     1359

* Process colors. Matched and metallic colors extra (see Enhancements below).

  • Inside front cover and back cover: Add 20% to full-page 4/c rate.
  • Inside back cover: Add 10% to full-page 4/c rate.
  • Center spread: Add 10% to 4/c spread rate.

Classified Advertising Rates

* Employment * Services * Tools * Parts * Pre-Owned Equipment *

  • $500 per issue, any color
  • Run ad in 4 issues and receive 4th ad free

Professional Services Card Rates

  • $500 per issue, any color
  • Run card in 4 issues and receive 4th card free –Total cost $1500.

Discounts

  • Buy all 4 issues in the calendar year and take six percent (6%) off display ad rates.
  • Take 5% off display for payment at time of order. Classified & Professional Services Cards excluded.

Enhancements

  • Matched color: Add $500 to 4/c rate if process colors also required; add $500 to 2/c rate if matched color is     the only color other than black.
  • Metallic color: Add $1000 to 4/c rate if process colors also required; add $1000 to 2/c rate if metallic color is the only color other than black.
  • Design ad service available $100 minimum one-time non-commissionable charge. Must be negotiated on individual basis.
  • Write/design sponsored statement (advertorial) for full page in lieu of supplied advertisement: Add $1500 one-time charge to applicable full-page rate (not commissionable).

Terms

  • Billed immediately if prepayment discount option requested; otherwise, billed upon publication. Net 10 days. Payable to PSI Media Inc. Fifteen percent (15%) commission to recognized AAAA agencies only. No agency commissions paid on invoices aged beyond 30 days.
  • Advertiser and advertising agency assume liability for the content of their advertisements and assume responsibility for any claims arising therefrom made against the Publisher, and agree to indemnify the Publisher against any expense or loss suffered by reason of such claims.
  • Positioning of advertising is at the discretion of the Publisher except where positions are covered by contract.
  • Cancellations or changes in orders are not accepted after the published closing date.
  • Combined Cycle Journal cannot guarantee client’s expected color without accompanying high quality hard copy color proof.

2017 Advertising Specifications

Advertising materials must be submitted via digital media according to the guidelines presented below. We offer ad copywriting and preparation services.

 Size Specifications

(all dimensions in inches)

  • Trim size: 8 inches wide x 10 7/8 inches deep. Note that live matter must be kept ½ inch from all trim edges.
  • Double-page spread: Specs on request
  • Full page:
    Bleed, 8 1/4 W x 11  
    1/8; non-bleed, 7W x 10
  • Fractional ads:
    2/3 vertical, 4½ W x 10
    ½ horizontal, 6 3/4 W x 4 7/8
    ½ vertical, 3 3/8 W x 10
    ½ island, 4½ W x 7½
    1/3 vertical, 2¼ W x 10
    1/3 square, 4½ W x 4 7/8
    1/3 horizontal, 6 3/4 W x 3¼
    ¼ vertical, 3 3/8 W x 4 7/8
    ¼ horizontal, 6 3/4 W x 2 3/8
    1/6 vertical, 2¼ W x 4 7/8
    1/6 horizontal, 3 3/8 W x 3¼
  • Professional Services ads
    3 3/16 W x 1 7/8

Media

  • We accept CD-ROMs
  • Digitally supplied color ads require a color-accurate proof (e.g., Iris, Kodak Approval, etc.) made from the supplied file—this for color-matching. We cannot guarantee your expected color without a proof.
  • Laser proofs are only acceptable for gray-scale ads.

File format

  • Preferred: PDF/X-1A and TIFF/IT-P1
  • Additional file formats: TIFF, EPS.
  • All fonts in EPS files must be converted to outlines.
  • Any art or production work necessary to complete the preparation of an ad is subject to supplemental charges. Please ask us for a quote.

Artwork

  • Artwork should be CMYK or gray-scale.
  • Artwork should be at least 300 dpi at 100% size. Line art should be 1200 dpi at 100% size.

 Fonts

  • Type 1 PostScript fonts. Include all fonts (printer and screen).
  • Please use specific fonts for italic and bold (e.g., if using Times, use Times Italic and/or Times Bold fonts, rather than choosing “italic” or “bold” from the style palette).

Send materials to: Susie Carahalios, Carahalios Media, 5921 Crestbrook Dr., Morrison, CO 80465, P: 303-697-5009, F: 303-697-5709 susie@carahaliosmedia.com

2016 Circulation Demographics  

 Total Circulation: 8780

Countries served:

 USA             7,871

CANADA       333        

ARGENTINA ARUBA BAHAMAS BARBADOS BELIZE BOLIVIA BRAZIL CHILE COLOMBIA COSTA RICA CUBA DOMINICAN REPUBLIC ECUADOR EL SALVADOR FRENCH GUIANA GUATEMALA HONDURAS JAMAICA MARTINIQUE MEXICO NETHERLANDS ANTILLES NICARAGUA PANAMA PERU SURINAME TRINIDAD & TOBAGO URUGUAY VENEZUELA

 Total Central and South America and the Caribbean         313

 Rest of World        163

Circulation Breakdown:

  • Generators: Utilities and Merchant Power Plants: 76.2%

Within this group, 80% are directly responsible for plant management and plant supervision.

  • Design/construct, Engineering and Consulting Firms: 5.4%
  • Service and Equipment Providers: 17.2%
  • Other, including Government and Regulatory: 1.2%

Robert Schwieger, Publisher and Editor-in-Chief, COMBINED CYCLE Journal, a publication of PSI Media*

* Publisher’s Sworn Statement

 2017 E-Marketing Opportunities

 One-stop-shopping for all your industry information

The gas-turbine-based power sector’s premier content provider now offers a platform to access and share the current issue of CCJ, archives, industry best practices, user-group information and vendor services. Let our search engine direct you to the material you need. Need some background on how to inspect an HRSG? Google it on CCJ Online. Want to know what the 501F User Group is planning? Just click on the industry’s only comprehensive user group schedule.

Advertising opportunities on CCJ ONline

  • Top leaderboard ad rotating with four right rail ads available on magazine content pages (all pages not CCJ ONsite newsletter related) and the home page for a maximum of fifteen advertisers. Ads will rotate through all positions on all available pages. As viewer goes to the next page on the site, they will see a new set of ads.
  • Rate to be a CCJ Online participating advertiser for 2015 calendar year: $1500 per quarter, one year commitment required.
  • Ad specifications:

Top leaderboard ads: 728×90, 40K and must be a .gif (animated or static) or .jpg

Right rail ads: 300×250, 40k and must be .gif (animated or static) or .jpg .Advertiser provides both size ads which rotate through all positions.

  • Classified ads available in specific subject areas- for example: used equipment for sale, repair of hot-gas-path parts offered or help wanted: Cost $200 per month.

2016 www.ccj-online.com Statistics per Quarter

  • 49,000 unique visitors
  • 78,000 page loads
  • 55% of visitors are from the USA
  • 45% are international
  • 13,000 referral traffic from Search Engines
  • 7500 page loads in “Find a Vendor, Fix a Plant”

CCJ ONsite

 www.ccj-online.com/onsite

CCJ’s up-to-the minute information portal

Live reports from the field and from the industry’s most important user group meetings. Email newsletters keep users informed of latest developments and solutions. With travel budgets being trimmed, not everyone can make it these meetings and share in the valuable information exchange. Extending the reach of the user groups through CCJ ONsite amplifies your message to the entire gas turbine community.

Reach those who couldn’t attend the meetings with an ad on CCJ Onsite.

  • Newsletter and email blasts go to our list of 9800 people around the world.
  • Leaderboard (top & bottom) available for $1250 per email blast for both positions
  • Right rail ads available for $750 per email blast (four available positions per e-blast)
  • Newsletters with ads will be archived on CCJ ONsite for one year.
  • Ad specifications:

Top and bottom banner ads: 728×90, 100K and must be a .gif (animated or static) or .jpg

Right rail ads: 300×250, 100k and must be .gif (animated or static) or .jpg

  • With Microsoft Outlook 2007 and 2010 animated graphics are not displayed in the actual email, only the first frame. You must view in browser to enable animation. Prior versions do allow animation in email.

Scheduled conferences (email blasts)

  • Generator Users Group (2)
  • 501 F Users (2)
  • WTUI (3)
  • CTOTF Spring Turbine Forum (2)
  • 7F Users Group (3)
  • Frame 6 (1)
  • CTOTF Fall Turbine Forum (2)
  • Combined Cycle Users Group – CCUG (2)
  • Steam Turbine Users Group – STUG (2)
  • 7EA Users Group (2)

CCJ ONscreen

www.ccj-online.com/onscreen

 An interactive web learning resource with a classroom feel

Meet screen-to-screen with industry experts, listen and view presentations, and connect with fellow users from the comfort of your office. Look for comprehensive seminars on generators, HRSGs, and more while earning continuing education credits.

Extend your reach to readers of CCJ and CCJ ONLINE

Hosted webinars available for companies intent on reaching a target audience for their product or service. CCJ promotes the event to owner/operators of gas-turbine-based power facilities via print and digital channels. Logistically, CCJ handles registration, production, moderation, follow-up, and lead generation.

Find a vendor, fix a plant

www.ccj-online.com/bg/companies

Electronic Buyers Guide and Information Resource

A customized solution for your company’s products and services at the web’s premier information resource for the gas-turbine-based generation sector

  • Price: $1000 annual fee. Sign up at any time.
  • Free if CCJ budget commitment exceeds $10,000 over the course of the year.
  • Over 2500 hits per month average

Buyers Guide Interactive Features:

  • Link directly to pages on your site
  • Expanded company description
  • Links to CCJ articles referencing your company
  • Update your listing anytime as your business evolves
  • Post photos and product information sheets
  • Buyer’s Guide specific email and print marketing to our subscribers to increase traffic
  • Links to BG on every webpage at ccj-online.com and every outgoing CCJONsite e-newsletter correspondence
  • Our electronic buyers guide is integrated with the print edition of Combined Cycle Journal with a listing of participating companies, a short description of those companies and a QR code, taking our readers using their smart phones back to Find a Vendor, Fix a Plant online.

Sign-up at any time at:   http://www.ccj-online.com/bg-signup/

Why COMBINED CYCLE Journal

Market served: The COMBINED CYCLE Journal (CCJ) serves key personnel at combined-cycle, simple-cycle, and cogeneration facilities powered by gas turbines and located throughout the Western Hemisphere. Our online edition of CCJ and CCJ ONsite newsletters serve electric-generation professionals who design, construct, manage, operate, and maintain these types of powerplants worldwide.

Market Size: U.S. gas-turbine-based powerplants have an aggregate capability of nearly 400,000 MW. They comprise the world’s third largest generation market. Only two countries—the U.S., of course, and China—have more total generating capacity than we have at gas-turbine-based plants.

Combined-cycle plants represent about 55% of the U.S. fleet’s gas-turbine-based capacity—simple-cycle and cogeneration plants the remainder. Approximately 60,000 MW of additional gas-turbine-based generating capability is under construction or planned, about three-quarters of that designed into combined-cycle facilities. In addition to business associated with new-plant construction, equipment and services providers have a reservoir of opportunities at operating plants. Consider that over the expected 20-year life of a typical combined-cycle facility, plant managers could spend as much as the original cost of the unit on O&M and equipment upgrades (not including fuel and personnel costs). For a 500-MW plant, that is about $25-million annually. Thus, the more than 500 combined-cycle units already operating in North America alone represent roughly $12-billion in annual business.

User Groups: The COMBINED CYCLE Journal has strong ties to the community of engineers and managers working at gas-turbine-based generating facilities. Our reach into the plant is facilitated by the CCJ’s close association with key industry user groups—the plant manager’s lifeline to timely solutions to plant problems. We regularly participate in meetings of the 501D5/D5A Users, 7F Users, Frame 6 Users, 7EA Users, Western Turbine Users, Combustion Turbine Operations Technical Forum (CTOTF), 501F Users, Combined Cycle Users Group, and others.

Members of our Editorial Advisory Board have years of plant management and/or consulting experience focused on plant O&M problem-solving. The board includes: Robert W. Anderson, formerly Manager of Combined Cycle Services-CT Operations, Progress Energy and now in private practice; Robert D. Threlkeld, Plant Manager, Tenaska Lindsay Hill and Central Alabama Plants; J. Edward Barndt, Asset Manager, Rockland Capital; Gabriel Fleck, chairman 501D5-D5A Users and electrical engineer, Associated Electric Cooperative Inc; and Dr. Barry Dooley, Structural Integrity Associates.

COMBINED CYCLE Journal Subscribers: COMBINED CYCLE Journal provides an opportunity for you to address this market in a highly focused manner. The overwhelming majority of subscribers to the CCJ print edition are technicians, engineers, and engineering managers who focus exclusively on gas-turbine-based powerplants.

Point of Contact:

Susie Carahalios
Carahalios Media,
5921 Crestbrook Dr.
Morrison, CO 80465
P: 303-697-5009
F: 303-697-5709
susie@carahaliosmedia.com