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Building Operating Management Magazine

The print edition of Building Operating Management is top of its class and its reputation for editorial excellence is a force to be reckoned with.

16% more print circulation than the closest competitor
The facility market's ad page leader for 21 consecutive years
90% read each issue more than once


Virtual Edition Sponsorship

The Virtual Edition of Building Operating Management is a fully interactive copy of the print magazine. Virtual Edition sponsorship consists of a full-page ad placed across from the front cover, an exclusive top-of-page banner visible on every page, as well as sponsor recognition weekly in our newsletter for a month. The sponsor ad and banner in the virtual edition are clickable to your provided url.

1. Clickable, full-page ad placed adjacent to the front cover on desktop and tablet devices
2. Clickable, exclusive top-of-page banner, visible on every page on desktop and tablet devices
3. Weekly promotion to over 75,000 newsletter recipients

300,000 recipients

  View a Virtual Edition

  View a Virtual Edition Sponsorship Web Sample

  View a Virtual Edition Sponsorship Email Sample

Note: Virtual edition ads do not appear on mobile phones


Print Advertising = Outstanding ROI

Building Operating Management provides 100% of subscribers with a print edition


Building Operating Management
73,050 print subscribers
100% of total qualified


62,496 print subscribers
84.3% of total qualified

Building Operating Management = 10,554 more print subscribers than Buildings
(Circulation figures cited above are from June 2017 BPA Brand Reports)

Print magazines are the

#1 way

recently surveyed BOM subscribers expect to learn about products and brands for purchase in the next year:


say they will use print magazines


say they will use conferences and trade shows

(Stats are from BOM Building Count/Buying Involvement Study 2016)

After reading articles and/or ads of interest in Building Operating Management magazine, do you refer to the manufacturer's website?

Yes 81% No 19%

Publisher's data, 2016


Energy & Power


Facility Technology

Innovative Products


Design, Construction

Interiors & Management



Value Added


Ad Close: 12/7/17
Material Due: 12/13/17

HVAC Performance

Green Building Report


Furniture Systems



Office Interiors: Best Practics

Executive Profile Education


Commercial Office, VIP 500


Ad Close: 1/9/18
Material Due: 1/15/18

Critical Facilities & Data Centers plus Utilities

Sustainable Education Facilities

Lighting and Controls

Metal Building System Curtain Wall, and Insulation

Fire/Life Safety

Humidity Control

Floor Coverings

FM Stress


Education VIP 500


Ad Close: 2/7/18
Material Due: 2/13/18


Green Building Report

Water Treatment

Restroom Design

Emergency Preparedness

Retail Facilities

Cabling Management

FM Career Development


VIP 500, Ad Readership Study


Ad Close: 3/7/18
Material Due: 3/13/18

Energy Efficiency Tools


Building IoT


Access Control

Advanced Energy Efficient Design/Zero Energy Buildings

Paints and Coatings



VIP 500


Ad Close: 4/9/18
Material Due: 4/13/18

Critical Facilities & Data Centers

Green Building Report

Cyber Security

Energy Efficiency

Fire/Life Safety

Educational Facilities


The Office Transformed


Education VIP 500


Ad Close: 5/8/18
Material Due: 5/14/18

Slashing Energy Costs

Green Healthcare Facilities

Smart Buildings/


Doors & Door Hardware

Construction Planning

Restroom Design

Executive Profile: Commercial


Healthcare, VIP 500, Ad Readership Study


Ad Close: 6/7/18
Material Due: 6/13/18

Energy Update plus Utilities

Green Building Report

HVAC: Cooling Options


Mass Notification/
Emergency Communications


Healthy Workplace Design

Specifying Building Products: Best Practices



Ad Close: 7/9/18
Material Due: 7/13/18

Critical Facilities & Data Centers

Green Government Buildings

Boilers & Water Heaters

Flooring Alternatives

Fire Suppression

Health Care Facilities


Executive Profile: Data Centers

Critical Facilities Summit

Healthcare, VIP 500


Ad Close: 8/7/18
Material Due: 8/13/18

Justifying Energy Efficent Investments

Green Building Report

Energy Technology

Paints and Coatings


Windows: Solar Control

High Tech Workplace

Executive Profile: Educational Facilities

World Workplace

VIP 500, Ad Readership Study


Ad Close: 9/7/18
Material Due: 9/13/18

GREEN ISSUE: HVAC, Exteriors, Water Conservation, Interior Design, Energy Efficiency: Reducing Carbon Emissions, IoT in Green Buildings, Lighting Greenbuild plus Innovative Products for Green Buildings

NFMT Vegas


Ad Close: 10/9/18
Material Due: 10/15/18

Critical Facilities & Data Centers plus Utilities

Green Building Report

Building IoT

Interior Products

Disaster Planning

Metal Building Systems


Executive Profile: Healthcare

Data Center, VIP 500


Ad Close: 11/7/18
Material Due: 11/13/18

Power Reliability

Selecting Green Materials


Doors & Door Hardware

Fire/Life Safety


Restroom Design

Facility Executive Salary Survey

VIP 500, Ad Readership Study

Italics indicates that the article will be a Product Showcase.
Online: extends the depth and reach of all BOM editorial. Visit to find out how BOM and content compares.



Building Owners & Largest Properties

  Download a pdf of our BPA statement

Reach top decision makers in all markets — Building Operating Management magazine provides the most comprehensive coverage of building owners and facility executives who control the nation's largest commercial and institutional properties; cumulatively they own/manage 4.2 million existing buildings.


Number of subscribers: 25,740
All Fortune 1000 corporations | Top 100 commercial property management firms | Top 25 developers | 10 largest US life insurance companies | Top 300 US commercial banks | Members of BOMA, IFMA, and CoreNet Global


Number of subscribers: 23,978
K–12 schools and higher education, including Junior Colleges, Colleges, Universities and Technical Schools


Number of subscribers: 10,696
Top 130 general medical and surgical hospitals | Top 15 nursing home systems | Top 30 health care systems | Members of ASHE


Number of subscribers: 2,757
All Fortune 1000 industrials | Offices/headquarters of manufacturing firms and utilities


Number of subscribers: 5,360
Federal, State, County, Municipal, Airport and Military


Number of subscribers: 1,368
Top 100 retailers | 10 largest US shopping malls


Number of subscribers: 1,591
25 largest hotel companies | 25 largest US restaurant chains


Print Ad Specs

Preferred File Types

• PDF/X-1a:2001 or TIFF (TIF) for: 4-color process (CMYK) ads.

• EPS or DCS2 (Photoshop eps) for: 2-color (3 process colors) ads.

• EPS or TIFF (TIF) for: Grayscale or B/W (Process Black) ads.

(Note: We are unable to process Microsoft Publisher files)

Because your best presentation is important to us, we have written this 10 STEP GUIDE to help you obtain maximum quality prior to us submitting your ad to the printer.

1. All fonts must be embedded, converted to outline or rasterized.

2. Photos and artwork should be at least 300 dpi. Lineart (ie: logos) should be 1200 dpi bitmap or a Vector image. We cannot submit any photos or artwork, to the printer, with less than 266 dpi.

3. All color must be set up in either spot color or CMYK (process color). All RGB colors will be converted and will not appear in print as it did on-screen.

4. All black type must be black only, not Rich Black or Registration.

5. All color photos must be converted to CMYK with a total ink limit of 300%.
Click here for the quickest way to alter ink density levels.

6. All black and white photos must be converted to grayscale with a 20-25% dot gain.

7. Documents should be set up to the correct final ad size.

8. Any bleeds need to be set at 0.125" on all sides – no printer's marks or slugs.

9. Transparencies must be flattened. Layer/effects, Flattener Presets must be set to "high resolution."

10. It is recommended to use the Adobe PDF preset: PDF/X-1a:2001 when creating your PDF file. This setting is an industry standard for printing (please deselect all printer mark defaults and, if applicable, include the bleed here).

Color Typography

For optimum reproduction and clear and sharp copy, use sans serif fonts such as Arial, Calibri, Helvetica, Myriad or similar for small type. Reverse type reproduces best with large bold sans serif fonts. The same is true for color type. Thin serif fonts are difficult to read in color or reverse type. It is recommended that four color type and/or small four color reverse knock-outs be avoided. Black type that uses four color blends should never be used (Registration not allowed).

Mechanical Requirements

Publication Trim Size: 7.875 x 10.75
Live Area: 7 x 10

Bleed Page 8.125 11
Page 7 10
2/3 Page 4.5 10
1⁄2 Island 4.5 7.5
1⁄2 Page Vertical 3.375 10
1⁄2 Page Horizontal 7 4.875
1⁄3 Page Square 4.5 4.875
1⁄3 Page Vertical 2.125 10
1⁄3 Page Horizontal 7 3.125
1⁄4 Page Vertical 3.375 4.875
1⁄4 Page Horizontal 7 2.375
1⁄6 Page Vertical 2.125 4.875
1⁄6 Page Horizontal 7 1.5

Bleed Page:

Bleed: 8.125 x 11 Trim: 7.875 x 10.75
NOTE: Pertinent matter on bleed advertisement must be kept at least .5 inch from any image edge. Bleed trim is .125 inch.

2-Page Spread Bleed:

Bleed: 16 x 11 Trim: 15.75 x 10.75
Live matter must be kept 0.5 inch away from untrimmed edge and 0.25 inch away from each side of the gutter.

Preferred Material: Electronic Submission
Trim variance: 1/8 inch
Line Screen: 133
Output Resolution: 2540
Max Ink Density: 300%
4-color rotation (wet): black, cyan, magenta, yellow
Printing: Web-offset
Binding: All issues perfect bound

Mechanical Requirements for Inserts

Contact production manager for insert specifications (size, stock, binding, shipping).
Sample of insert must be submitted for mechanical clearance and pricing.

File Naming

Please consider these suggestions when naming your file. 1) Advertiser name, publication and issue. 2) Refrain from using special characters. Indicate revised submissions by including "v2" or "r1" etc., at end of file name.

Sending Your Ad

Upload files to (please include a pdf soft proof when uploading ads).

Or mail CD or DVD to:
Production Manager
Building Operating Management
2100 W. Florist Ave.
Milwaukee, WI 53209

For Questions:

Amanda Balistreri
Director of Client Services
414.228.7701 x469


Black & white lasers are acceptable for grayscale ads.

​Trade Press Media Group, Inc. pre-flights all files to the best of our ability. If we spot potential problems we will attempt to correct them. Due to the complexities of files and varied design techniques, we cannot be responsible for catching all trapping issues, typos or postscript errors.

Issuance and Closing Date
Mailing Date: 5th of month of issue.
Closing Date: 5th of preceding month.
Cancellation Date: No cancellation after 5th of preceding month.

General Policies

Publisher's Copy Protective Clause: Advertiser and advertising agency assume liability for all content of advertisements printed, and also assume responsibility for any claims arising therefrom made against the publisher. Publisher reserves the right to reject any advertising. Publisher is not responsible for errors in key numbers or index of advertisers.

Short Rates and Rebates: Advertisers will be short rated if within the 12-month period they do not use the number of insertions upon which their billings have been based. Advertisers will be rebated if within the 12-month period they have used sufficient insertions to earn a lower frequency rate appearing on this card.

Rate Protection Clause: A minimum of 90 days notice will be given preceding any rate increase. On effective date of new rates, earned frequency on space run to date will apply to new rates. Contracts in force at time of rate announcement will be honored.

Publisher reserves right to hold advertiser and/or its advertising agency jointly and severally liable for such monies as are due and payable to the publisher.


Value Added Choices


Every month that you advertise, you'll be included in the E-Response Advertiser Directory sent via email to print subscribers who have opted in to email communication. The emailed directory categorizes advertisers under product/service headings and allows recipients to view a graphic of print advertisement, link directly to the advertiser Web site and request further information direct from suppliers. You'll receive click-through totals for those who go to your website. For those who request further information, you'll receive detailed contact information including name, title, organization and street address.

All Building Operating Management advertisers appear in the monthly online virtual magazine - emailed to 60,000 email subscribers who do not get the print magazine.

In Print

Run six pages or more during 2018 and receive a FREE Supplier Spotlight in the pages of BOM. You get a four color photo, plus 50-word description. Run your FREE Spotlight in March, July or October.

FREE 4-color product releases and case studies are excellent business builders. Available in print on an "as space permits" basis. Send product and case study press releases for consideration to Send other press releases for consideration to

Sales Leads

Run a 1/2 page ad or larger and get a FREE database with the names, addresses, phone and fax numbers of 500 subscribers controlling more than 1 million square feet each. The following vertical market VIP 500 databases are available for specific issues noted in the editorial calendar.

Healthcare VIP 500 Database

Educational VIP 500 Database

Government VIP 500 Database

Data centers VIP 500 Database

VIP 500 Database

Run one page or more in a calendar year and qualify for discounted rates on circulation list rentals.
Call Kimberly Reed at 414.228.7701 x441

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