2016 Media Kit


Active Duty


The Magazine

Leatherneck—Magazine of the Marines, is a general interest, monthly magazine. It covers the Marine Corps of yesterday, today and tomorrow, including news and feature stories of individual Marines and units, where they serve, what they do, the training they receive, the equipment they use and the battles they fought.

Its purpose is to inform, entertain and educate Marines of all ranks and ages, as well as those who are simply interested in the world’s finest fighting force.

Leatherneck also provides information on programs, policies and services available to Marines, Veterans and retired Marines and family members.

Leatherneck has been in print continuously since 1917 and is published by the Marine Corps Association & Foundation at Quantico, Va. 

Leatherneck has more feature articles than any other Marine-oriented magazine on the market today. 

Paid circulation is the largest of any Marine magazine.


  • Paid Subscriptions: 66,795 
  • Single Copy Sales: 1,910 
  • Total Paid: 68,705 
  • Congress and DoD: 777 
  • Readers Per Copy: 3.8 
  • Total Monthly Readership: 264,032



Total Monthly Circulation: 69,482 

Edit Calendar by Leatherneck is designed to inform and entertain all Marines—active duty, Reserve, retired and Marine veterans of all ranks, as well as their  families. 

There is no cost or registration to access this site. It presents Marine Corps news from all over the world;  Current Issue highlights and free stories from the magazine; Multimedia features with video and audio; Noteworthy Marine Corps News, Marine Corps Events and links with official USMC sites and Marine-related organizations.

News and special podcasts are updated regularly. 

18,035 avg. unique visitors/month 

33,700 page views/month

Ad Placement: Online ads may be fixed on the Homepage or rotated through the site. Discounts: 10% discount to 6x or greater print advertiser in Leatherneck magazine. All other rates are net. 

Leatherneck Online advertising materials should be sent to: 

Margot Cornelius 

ONLINE Monthly Advertising Rates/Specifications Rates effective January 1, 2016:


Los Angeles

Steven Kinzler

Account Manager

626 Wilshire Blvd., #500

Los Angeles, CA 90017

Tel: (213) 596-7239

Fax: (213) 624-0997

There is no charge for bleed. Please contact your sales rep for Gatefolds, Cover Wraps, Polybags or any special opportunities.

Nonprint-Ready Material: Any copy that needs to be typeset, as well as non-printready art, must by submitted when the space reservations are made and must be received by the 25th of the month.

Cancellation Policy: The publisher reserves the right to accept or reject any advertising at their absolute discretion. No cancellations will be accepted after the closing date for print ready  mechanicals. Other cancellations and changes must be confirmed by the publisher before considered final.

Commission: 15 percent commission will be given to recognized agencies if invoices are paid with 30 days of the billing date. The Marine Corps Association & Foundation is the publisher of Leatherneck and Marine Corps Gazette. Acceptance of advertising is subject to the publisher’s approval. Responsibility for content is borne by the advertiser and the agency. Circulation is reviewed semiannually and is authenticated by the publisher.

2016 Rates


Scott Hill

Account Manager

134 N. LaSalle St, #1700

Chicago, IL 60602

Tel: (312) 348-1206

Fax: (312) 236-4940

Sales Office

Mailing Instructions


Mechanical Specs


Trim Size: 8” x 10.875”

Bleed Size: 8.25” x 11.125”. Leave at least 1/8” beyond the trim size of the head, face, and foot of the document. Objects not intended to bleed must be kept within the “live area.” Ads that do not meet specified dimensions may be modified to fit.

Live area: 7.25” x 10” Line screen: 150

Method of printing: Web offset, four-color process

Method of binding: Saddle-stitched

Printed and furnished inserts/outserts: Pieces supplied must include 3 percent spoilage. Printer will need to review based on postal regulations. If the piece is four pages and the full size of the publication, allow 1/8” head, foot, face trim and a 3/8” binding flap at the face on pages 3 and 4. The binding flap will be on the high folio (pages 3 and 4) due to each publication being jogged to the head. Less than full size will need to be reviewed based on request to tip or bind in. All outserts in a polybag will need to be reviewed for placement in the bag based on co-mailing operations and postal regulations for periodicals-class mail.

Mailing Address:

Leatherneck Magazine

715 Broadway St.

Marine Corps Base

Quantico, VA 22134-0775 

Attn: Jason Monroe, Art Director 

800-336-0291 ext. 148

General Information

Accepted File Formats: PDF, EPS (convert all type to vector outlines), and TIFF (embed all fonts). Include trim and registration marks.

Resolution: 300 or higher.

Color: Files must be saved as CMYK (no RGB or spot colors). Do not embed color profiles.

Black and White: Grayscale or line art files are accepted. Convert all type to vector outlines or embed fonts.

Ink Density: Must not exceed 300 percent.

Digital Ads

All contracts, insertion orders, inquiries, negatives, scotch prints, original mechanicals, or camera-ready art, etc. to: Leatherneck Advertising Department

For accuracy, a proof at 100% is necessary for all submissions. The quality of the published ad may be a reflection of the quality of the proof received. Color reproduction is not guaranteed without a SWOP-calibrated color proof. Include trim and registration marks.

Please Send Ad Materials to:

Jason Monroe, Art Director



Print-ready ads and ads requiring typesetting must be received by the 25th of the month. Material is destroyed 12 months after use unless otherwise instructed. All material produced by Leatherneck becomes the property of Leatherneck.