Space reservations:
Eleven days prior to mail date.

Materials delivery:
Eight days prior to mail date.

File format:
We accept high-resolution, editable PDFs (1200 / 200) and Creative Suite files. We do not accept Microsoft Publisher documents.

Where to send:
All materials are to be sent to with the aforementioned deadlines in mind. We will format your ad and return it to you for proofing.

Ad sizes (no bleeds):
Front-page strip: 9.7” x 1.25″”
Full page: 9.7” x 10”
Half-page vertical: 4.7667” x 9.5”
Half-page horizontal: 9.7” x 4.6667”
Quarter page: 4.7667” x 4,6667”
Quarter-page vertical: 2.3” x 9.5”
Quarter-page horizontal: 9.7” x 2.25″
Eighth-page vertical: 2.3” x 4.6667”
Eighth-page horizontal: 4.7667” x 2.25”
Sixteenth page: 2.3” x 2.25”

For advertising opportunities, including online, inserts and managed direct mail, please e-mail your specific needs to

Our Reach:

We deliver to 100 percent of households in the markets we serve by U.S. Mail every Tuesday. Total circulation is 121,645 households. Breakdown is as follows:

Current in Carmel – 31,097
Current in Fishers – 29,235
Current in Noblesville – 27,978
Current in Geist – 11,409
Current in Westfield – 12,934
Current in Zionsville – 10,925

Classified Advertising

Have something to sell? Need to fill an employment position? Seeking employment? Try our classified advertising solutions. Call or e-mail Liz Hanak, our classified advertising sales executive, at 317.489.4444 or

Legal Advertising

For government entities and vendors acting on behalf of those entities, we have advertising solutions. Call or e-mail Liz Hanak, our classified advertising sales executive, at 317.489.4444 or

Company Name

Contact Name


Email Address

Phone Number




NEWSPAPER (select any that apply)
Carmel (31,446 circulation)Fishers (29,235 circulation)Geist (11,419 circulation)Noblesville (27,250 circulation)Westfield (11,763 circulation)Zionsville (10,500 circulation)

I NEED INFORMATION ON (select any that apply)
Carmel Business Leader (4,024 circulation)Hendricks County Business Leader (4,790 circulation)Southside Business Leader (17,500 circulation)Hendricks County ICON (32,077 circulation)The Southside Times (17,500 circulation)

Tell us about what you envision your ad to be, what you want to accomplish and by when. (100-word limit. You will receive a response within one business day of receipt.)


File Size

  • Files should be created at 100% of the ad size
  • PDF’s must have fonts embedded.


  • 300 dpi saved as a TIF or an EPS
  • 72 dpi (images pulled from the web) are NOT acceptable
  • Include all linked images files and embedded images as separate files on your disk.
  • Images should not be rotated in page layout. Rotate in Photoshop prior to placing them.
  • If your file is RGB, convert it to CMYK


  • Adobe InDesign, CS4 or earlier
  • Adobe Photoshop, CS4 or earlier
  • Adobe Illustrator, CS4 or earlier
  • PDF (editable/not flattened)

Please note: Files created and sent in Microsoft Publisher or Corel Draw will not be accepted.


  • Black-and-white images should be saved as grayscale
  • Ads should be submitted using CMYK colors, unless a spot color is ordered or the ad is black and white


  • All fonts, including printer and screen, must be included. If using Illustrator, please also convert your fonts to outlines (paths) in your layout

Accepted Media

  • CD
  • PDFs may be emailed (5MB size limit)
  • Vector layouts with out-placed images may be emailed (5MB size limit)
  • When submitting work, please include agency/artist contact information should technical difficulties arise. If you wish your media be returned, please allow time for processing, the media will be returned as soon as production is complete.


  • You may submit artwork directly, via e-mail, to and
  • Please include all pertinent information with your attachments. For example, your sales representative’s name, your phone number, the ad size, specifics we need to know about your ad, etc.
  • If you have other questions prior to e-mailing the file, please contact your account representative.