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CITY LAUNCHES NEW PUBLICATION
The Oak Park City Magazine and Recreation Program Guide

In January of 2017, the City of Oak Park launched its new publication, the Oak Park City Magazine and Recreation Program Guide.  The new magazine is a glossy format, quarterly magazine that replaces the City's six-page newsletter, re-launches the Recreation Program Guide, incorporates Library Programming, and includes the Senior Odyssey newsletter. It's delivered to every home and business in the City of Oak Park. 

To view the magazine online, visit:
Oak Park City Magazine and Recreation Program Guide - Winter 2017 (Jan.-March)



A MESSAGE FROM THE CITY MANAGER
Residents are the Inspiration for New Publication

Dear Community Members,

As we celebrate the new year, it seems fitting to turn over a new leaf and try something different. Last year, I had the privilege of meeting with various community members, groups, and businesses. There is a shared pride among our residents and business owners in the services the City provides, the care of our delivery, and in our open form of communication.

Time and again, you have shared that you enjoy the bi-monthly newsletter delivered to your door. For example, you enjoy receiving helpful tips to reduce your water bill, public safety information to protect your family, newsworthy announcements, construction updates, economic development announcements, and event schedules so your family can select the activities and programs you may be interested in attending. You told us you missed the production of an annual Recreation Program Guide and although you like the Senior Odyssey newsletter, our seniors like to be informed of not only senior pro­grams geared to their interests, but programming for the whole family to enjoy. You like being informed, involved, and entertained. You like to feel connected.

That’s what makes today’s announcement so exciting. Today, I am proud to announce the launch of the first edition of the City’s magazine, the Oak Park Magazine and Recreation Program Guide. It is my hope that the magazine will speak directly to the one-of-a-kind community, culture, and commerce we enjoy in Oak Park. The production of the quarterly City Magazine and Recreation Program Guide will allow the City to communicate with our residents on a deeper, more informed level. It is intended to replace the bi-monthly newsletter and the Senior Odyssey with more robust and informative content.

Taking a closer look at our bi-monthly newsletters we also realized there was a significant expense, primarily in the amount of postage required to mail six editions. With this glossy magazine, we can provide more information to you on a quarterly basis at virtually the same cost. You will still receive information delivered to your door, just more of it!

Get ready for behind-the-scenes coverage of the City’s service components, an in-depth view of our news announcements, a comprehensive explanation of City initiatives, and an enlightening view of activities and events that are available for your family to enjoy. It’s the beginning of a new year and this is a positive change worth celebrating!

Sincerely,

Erik Signature
Erik Tungate, City Manager
City of Oak Park


SOLICITING YOUR INPUT
We Welcome Your Suggestions

What do you think of our new City Magazine and Recreation Program Guide? We would love to hear from you. We continually strive to bring you the information you need, in the formats you prefer. The City Magazine was born from a need to provide information, news, activities and announcements to every home in the City, regardless of the individuals ability to go online.  It is our effort to reach every home and business with City news, activities and programs. Feel free to send an email to Denise DeSantis, Director of Community Engagement and Public Information with your comments and suggestions at ddesantis@OakParkMI.gov, or call (248) 691-7589.


SUPPORT THE CITY'S MAGAZINE
Advertise in the City's New
City Magazine and Recreation Program Guide

If you are a business or organization in Oak Park, or you would like to reach Oak Park residents, we are now offering advertising in our new publication. Reach nearly 14,000 homes and over 1,000 businesses in the City of Oak Park. To view our rate sheet, visit City Magazine and Recreation Program Guide Rate Sheet, Advertising Policy, and Advertising Agreement.

Space Reservation Deadlines

- Winter 2017 (January, February and March) - Space reservation and creative due by November 1, 2016.
- Spring 2017 (April, May and June) - Space reservation due and creative due by February 1, 2017.
- Summer 2017 (July, August and September) - Space reservation and creative due by May 1, 2017.
- Fall 2017 (October, November and December) - Space reservation and creative due by August 1, 2017.

Advertising Rates

Full Page/Full Color Ad 
Dimensions:
8 inch width x 10.5 inch height
Cost for Camera Ready Art:*
$600 (1 issue/1 quarter)
$1,100 (2 issues/2 quarters)
$1,600 (3 issues/3 quarters)
$2,000 (4 issues/4 quarters)

Half Page/Full Color Ad
Dimensions:
4 inch width x 10.5 inch height
8 inch width x 5.25 inch height
Cost for Camera Ready Art:*
$300 (1 issue/1 quarter)
$550 (2 issues/2 quarters)
$800 (3 issues/3 quarters)
$1,000 (4 issues/4 quarters) 

Quarter Page/Full Color Ad 
Dimensions:
4 inch width x 5.25 inch height
8 inch width x 2.50 inch height
Cost for Camera Ready Art:*
$150 (1 issue/1 quarter)
$275 (2 issues/2 quarters)
$400 (3 issues/3 quarters)
$500 (4 issues/4 quarters) 

One-Eighth Page/Full Color Ad 
Dimensions:
2 inch width x 5.25 inch height
4 inch width x 2.50 inch height
Cost for Camera Ready Art:*
$75 (1 issue/1 quarter)
$138 (2 issues/2 quarters)
$200 (3 issues/3 quarters)
$250 (4 issues/4 quarters) 

*Ad Design
$100 per ad

All advertisements must adhere to the City of Oak Park's advertising standards, be politically non-partisan, and comply with non-discrimination policies. The City of Oak Park reserves the right to determine advertising eligibility and to deny any advertisement from publication in the City Magazine and Recreation Program Guide. Space is limited and will be determined by the available space, once editorial content is placed. Advertisements must be paid in full prior to the creative due dates listed above. 

To reserve your space in the next available publication, contact Denise DeSantis, Director of Community Engagement and Public Information, at (248) 691-7589 or send an email to ddesantis@oakparkmi.gov today!