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Newcity’s Best of Chicago Publishes November 5

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1030.14-BoCOn November 5th, Newcity will be publishing its legendary Best of Chicago edition. The most influential chronicle of the city all year, it’s one edition that anyone with a stake in Chicago should advertise in.

Newcity’s Best of Chicago, an oft-imitated but never duplicated edition, continues its reinvention as the city’s first ‘Best of’ edition, asking featured guests from our influential Leaders of Culture editions to offer a curated look at the Best in 2015. Advertisers in the issue will find a presence among the most best and most influential culture that the city has to offer.

For the third consecutive year, Newcity has seen significant growth in both advertising revenue and circulation. At a time of transition in our industry, this stands as a testament to the vitality of our publication, seen nowhere as significantly as in our Best of Chicago issue.

Put yourself at the center of the ‘Best’ conversation in Chicago by reserving space today.

Issue Date: November 5

Space Deadline: October 29

Materials Deadline: October 30

Chicago’s Expanding Film Ecosystem Documented in the Film 50, Coming October 15

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Film 50 2014This October, Newcity will once again survey the world of film and television in Chicago, in our third edition of the Film 50. 

As the film world becomes increasingly decentralized, Chicago has become host to a growing number of independent filmmakers, hit television shows and blockbuster movies, each year’s production spend outpacing the previous year’s and breaking new records for the city. Last year’s edition of Film 50 focused on the creatives shaping this world, while this year we’ll shift our focus to the movers and shakers of Chicago’s film ecosystem.

For any organization with a stake in the world of film, particularly in Chicago, this is a key edition to advertise in. 

Important to note–this year’s edition will be published just in time for the Chicago International Film Festival, running from October 15 – 29. Read the rest of this entry »

Newcity’s Chicago Architecture Biennial Issue Publishes October 1

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CAB_NewcityNewcity is pleased to announce the release of our edition examining the inaugural Chicago Architecture Biennial, which looks to be a critical force in the future of the city’s design and visual culture.

This special issue will be released October 1, and will offer a comprehensive look at the Biennial through the scope of Newcity’s leading design coverage, including its exhibitions, events and figures – notably co-curators and 2015 Design 50 cover stars Sarah Herda and Joseph Grima. Read the rest of this entry »

Newcity Custom: Music Box Theatre Guide, October-November Edition

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A blockbuster way to reach Lakeview residents and Chicago cinephilesMusic Box Guide

The Music Box Theatre, a cultural pillar to Lakeview residents and one of Chicago’s premier venues of independent and foreign film to cinephiles citywide, embarks on this most important season in film with a new lounge expansion. Local businesses and film institutions alike looking to join in the Music Box’s expanding success can look to the theatre’s bi-monthly magazine guide.

With an active two-month user life, the events-centric calendar is printed as a pocket-sized magazine (32 pages, 5.375 inches wide by 8.375 inches tall) and functions as both a visitors guide to the venue as well as a marketing tool for neighboring and citywide businesses and events.

Distribution: 30,000 circulation includes comprehensive reach of Music Box patrons, plus standalone distribution to more than 200 locations, including local hospitality, retail, restaurant and dedicated news boxes. Read the rest of this entry »

Newcity’s Art 50 Returns in Time for EXPO Chicago

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Newcity's Art 50 2014Newcity is pleased to announce the return of our special edition of influencers in Chicago’s visual arts culture, the Art 50. While last year’s edition focused on the artists themselves, this year’s issue will turn its attention to the city’s support network for local artists: gallerists, curators, museum staff and more.

Timed to coincide with EXPO Chicago, the issue’s documentation and examination of the art world’s “movers and shakers” will be a central piece to Chicago’s showcase art week. Galleries, art institutions, and other cultural venues with a stake in the city’s fall art season should consider a presence in this special Leaders of Culture edition.

Advertising space deadline: September 10

Advertising artwork deadline: September 11

For rates, email advertising@newcity.com or call 312.243.8786 for more details.

Newcity presents its Chicago Manual 2015: Ruminations, circumspections and encouragements for new citizens of Chicago, its South Side and the University of Chicago

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Chicago Manual 2014Imagine a guide to life on campus at the University of Chicago, written by those who have already lived it. We did, and for the last two years we’ve published it in our Chicago Manual (which you can read here).

Nobody knows the University of Chicago better than Newcity. Our founders/publishers sport three degrees between the two of them, and we continually seek and publish writing from alumni the university produces.

This fall, for the third year in a row, we’re teaming up with current students, recent graduates, not-so-recent graduates and lifelong South Siders to craft an orientation edition of Newcity designed to introduce undergraduate and graduate students alike to life in the city, in Hyde Park, and at the University of Chicago.

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Newcity Custom: This Fall’s Chicago Artists Month is at the Center of the City’s Cultural World

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Chicago Artists Month 2015With the Chicago Architectural Biennial’s debut coinciding with Chicago Artists Month, this fall’s CAM programming will be in dialogue with the biennial, asking the local arts community to envision “The City as Studio”: Chicago as a city for experimentation, innovation and production.

Now in its third iteration, the Chicago Artists Month publication, a partnership between the Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events (DCASE) and Newcity, is the definitive guide to the 300-plus events that take place throughout the city in October as part of Chicago Artists Month.

Sixty thousand copies of the publication will be distributed in three phases: insertion into the October 1 Chicago Architecture Biennial issue of Newcity, street-teamed to select locations around Chicago and available at all of the city’s key cultural and tourist properties, including the Chicago Cultural Center.

The publication’s format is a 32-page glossy magazine, filled with details on all the city-wide events throughout the month of October as well as dynamic photo spreads of a diverse group of featured artists.

Please hit reply to this email, call 312.243.8786 or write to advertising@newcity.com for rates and more information. Advertising space is limited.

Advertising Space Deadline:  September 1, 2015

Advertising Artwork Deadline: September 8, 2015

Newcity’s Fall Arts Preview to the Season Taken Over by the Artists

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Fall Forward - BowieThis year, Newcity’s giving our fall arts preview to the artists themselves. Each cultural preview will be curated by an artist in that space – some guest editors might preview their top picks for the season, while others may create their own cultural projects within the magazine.

Newcity’s fall-curation will be essential to the height of the cultural season, so if you’re looking to make your mark with the Chicagoans who will be experiencing the city through art, dance, design, dining, film, literature, music or theatre this fall, consider advertising with Newcity to reach the smart and cultured set.

Please reach out if you’d like us to craft a custom fall marketing program for you. Because our oncoming slate of publications —Fall Arts, the Art 50, Chicago Manual (University of Chicago Orientation Week) and the official guide to Chicago Artists Month— will keep our audience at your door.

Advertising Space Deadline: Thursday, August 27

Advertising Artwork Deadline: Friday, August 28 (preferred)

Please reply to this email, call 312.243.8786 or email advertising@newcity.com for rates.

Newcity Custom Publishing: UChicago Arts Fall Edition

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UChicago Arts: A quarterly guide to arts & culture at the University of Chicago

UChicago Arts Magazine CoverChicago’s Hyde Park neighborhood comes to life in the fall with new and returning students, professors and cultural visitors lining its streets. This, combined with the traditional start of the arts season in the fall, sees it full manifestation in UChicago Arts, a quarterly guide to concerts, exhibitions, lectures, plays, screenings, performances and more at the University of Chicago.

From the Logan Center and the Arts Incubator to Court Theatre and the Smart Museum, the University of Chicago is home to renowned arts destinations, and world-class artists and emerging creators alike. UChicago Arts is the face of the university’s cultural world, and the UChicago Arts magazine offers an unparalleled opportunity to reach the elite cultural audience its programs serve. Read the rest of this entry »

Newcity’s Lollapalooza Issue publishes July 30, featuring the Official Guide to Green Street

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Newcity's Lollapalooza Issue Cover 2014Following our Music 45 edition, Newcity continues our month of music by moving into festival territory. After last summer’s second edition, we’ve re-inked our partnership with Lollapalooza and will once again publish the official guide to Green Street. Green Street incorporates the environmental soul of the festival, with three main areas: Art Market, which features eco-friendly designers and retailers; Lolla Cares, a select list of charities and social agencies where festival-goers can interact directly on site; and Farmers Market, a select group of healthy vendors lifted from Chicago’s farmers markets. Read the rest of this entry »