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Print Advertising Opportunities


Rural Telecom Magazine (Print & Digital)

If you’re looking for ways to reach our members in the independent telecom business, Rural Telecom magazine is a perfect medium. NTCA’s award-winning bimonthly magazine is read by rural service providers throughout the country. The magazine is a valuable member benefit that provides unique information about NTCA and the industry. Our readers look to this magazine as an irreplaceable resource, providing them with timely, pertinent information on issues facing the rural telecommunications industry.

Rural Telecom magazine covers the issues that matter most to our membership, including:

  • Legislative activity and regulatory decisions that affect the industry.
  • Emerging technology trends.
  • Marketing, customer service, human resources and management tips.
  • Member-proven solutions for overcoming competitive threats.
  • Informative columns on national issues facing rural America.

The Rural Telecom digital edition and app are available to all subscribers. Get the latest edition of Rural Telecom magazine with the touch of your finger. The Rural Telecom app brings the entire magazine to your mobile device, giving you access to full-issue content, wherever you are, whenever you want.

Join your competitors advertising in our magazine.

Major display advertisers in 2016 included companies in the following categories:

Ad Insertion/Sales, Broadband Services, Cloud Computing, Cable Marker/Marking Tapes, Electronic Programming Guide, Equipment, Engineering, Fiber Optic/FTTH, Insurance/Financial/Billing and OSS Services, Internet Services, IP Communications, Marketing/Engineering/Consulting, Network Services, Operations Software, Test Equipment, Wireless

Our Readers

  • General Managers/Owners/CEOs
  • Board presidents
  • Directors
  • Key employees (assistant managers, plant superintendents, attorneys, marketing managers,
    auditors, engineers, accountants, office managers and others)
  • State association executives
  • Associate members
  • Subsidiaries
  • International

Total readership: 3,212


The following rates will put your ad in our premier print publication, as well as our digital publications that are available on multiple platforms—Web, mobile phone, tablets, etc.

Four-color (CMYK) Rates

1x 3x 6x
1 page $3,000 $2,800 $2,600
2-page spread $4,000 $3,600 $3,200
2/3 page $2,800 $2,600 $2,400
1/2 page $2,600 $2,400 $2,200
1/3 page $2,400 $2,200 $2,000
Black & White Rates

1x 3x 6x
1 page $2,400 $2,100 $1,800
2-page spread $2,700 $2,400 $2,100
2/3 page $2,200 $1,900 $1,600
1/2 page $2,000 $1,700 $1,400
1/3 page $1,800 $1,500 $1,200
Nonmembers add 20% to all costs in the marketing kit.

Rural Telecom Special Sections

January/February—RTIME Product Preview: $1,500
Generate preshow buzz with a product/service preview and attract visitors to your booth in this special insert section. This is not your regular ad—it is a full-page editorial, along with a product photo or illustration. This section will contain product previews from many of the 2017 Rural Telecom Industry Meeting & EXPO exhibitors, so don’t be left out.

September/October—Telecom Business Special Section: $1,500
Be recognized as an industry leader. This section will feature your company’s specially authored articles on an industry issue or technology/business process. Each page will give your company increased visibility and a platform to address a hot topic or industry challenge.

Custom Advertising Opportunities:

Magazine Belly Bands: $4,000/issue

For increased exposure, promote your products and services with a belly band in Rural Telecom magazine. Showcase an event, a new product or your entire product line using one of these custom advertising options to ensure recognition. Provide us with 4,000 bands to wrap around the cover of the magazine. Your ad will be the first thing readers see when they receive the magazine.

Sponsored Content Opportunities

Sponsored Content: $3,000

Publish a two-page article in Rural Telecom—a case study or other piece highlighting a specific service or product you offer. The article will run under the header "Sponsored Content" and should include at least one large graphic, as well as a company logo.


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Here’s your chance to have your message seen by attendees at all major NTCA conferences. This notepad is distributed at all major NTCA events throughout 2017.

One-page ad—$4,500
Ad deadline is November 17, 2016.


Nonmembers add 20% to all costs in the marketing kit.



Image: Marketing Kit coverFor more information, contact Michele Coleman, manager,
associate engagement, 703-351-2089.

Download the 2017 Marketing Kit