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Western District Farmer
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Hamilton Spectator
59 Gray Street
PO Box 416
Hamilton
Victoria 3300
AUSTRALIA
Phone: (03) 5572 1011
Fax: (03) 5572 3800

Publisher:
Richard Beks
Ph: (03) 5572 1011
r.beks@spec.com.au

General Manager:
Greg Stevens
Ph: (03) 5551 3888
greg.stevens@spec.com.au

Editor:
Tara Fry
Ph: (03) 5551 3811
tara.fry@spec.com.au

Production Manager:
Peter Weston
Ph: (03) 5551 3837
peterweston@spec.com.au

Display Advertising:
Sandra Ryan
Ph: (03) 5551 3845
sandra.ryan@spec.com.au

Covering the South-West with 14,000 copies monthly

Distributed first week monthly as a supplement to South-Western Victoria’s major rural newspapers:

Camperdown Chronicle, Mortlake Dispatch, Terang Express, Cobden Times, Western Plains Advertiser (Skipton), Hamilton Spectator, Portland Observer, Colac Herald and via Australia Post Farmer Points to Warrnambool, Ararat, Colac, Ballarat, Winchelsea and Districts.

The Western District Farmer takes all care in compiling specifications, prices and details but cannot accept responsibility for any errors. All prices are correct at time of printing and are subject to change without notice.

No material, artwork or photos may be reproduced in whole or part without the written permission of the publishers.

Your nearest advertising representative is Sandra Ryan, 5551 3845, sandra.ryan@spec.com.au

Advertising Copy Formats

Deadlines for electronic delivery:

Advertisements MUST be received no later than 10am day prior to date of issue. Proofs of advertisements MUST be returned no later than 10am. Proofs returned after this time will not be guaranteed placement in that issue.

When receiving complete adverts:

The file must be saved as CMYK or Grayscale formatted PDF files, compatible with Adobe Acrobat. Files containing PMS colours cannot be guaranteed. Resolution reduced to 300dpi with embedded fonts.

All other files, including Microsoft Word documents, Publisher, Excel, Illustrator, Freehand, PageMaker, Quark Xpress, InDesign etc WILL NOT be accepted and will be returned for correct formatting.

Receiving text layout suggestions for adverts:

We are able to receive text from Microsoft Word, WordPad, Notepad, Writer, Write and other text-based applications. These files should be saved in either Word (Doc) format or Text (Txt) format.

(Please send logos and photos etc as separate graphic files. Those included or embedded in Word documents are not suitable and may not be used in their entirety.)

Receiving pictures, photos and logos:

Pictures must be saved as TIF, JPG or PDF (high resolution/best quality) at least 150-300dpi. Where text is displayed in the graphic, resolution should be at least 300dpi to ensure type is legible.

Complete advertisements must be saved as a PDF and should be CMYK if colour or grayscale if it is to be straight black/white. Fonts should be embedded and PDF should be compatible with Acrobat.

Advertising Conditions

Page dimensions – 374 x 260mm. Specified page loadings, page 3 and back page 50%; page 5, 25%; other pages 10%. Space order rates shall apply only to the advertiser’s trade or business and shall not be used for any other purpose. Published rates are for advertisements set in a body type not smaller than 8 point. The Publisher reserves the right to omit or alter any advertisement. Every care is taken to prevent errors and accidental omissions, but no financial liability can be accepted for loss resulting from any such error or omission. While reasonable care is exercised, the publisher does not hold himself responsible for errors in or misclassification of advertisements.

Deadlines

ISSUENEWS PAGESCLASS PAGES
Hamilton Spectator
Tuesday5pm FriNoon Monday
Thursday5pm MonNoon Wednesday
Saturday5pm Wed10am Friday
Portland Observer
Monday4pm Thu8.30am Monday
Wednesday5pm Fri11am Tuesday
Friday3pm Tue10.30am Thursday
Casterton News
WednesdayNoon Mon5pm Monday

ADVERT & EDITORIAL COPY DEADLINES

Booking & Inquiries to: Western District FARMER, 59 Gray St., Hamilton 3300
Phone: 03 5551 3847, Email: sonia.gillingham@spec.com.au

Distribution

Through Hamilton Spectator
Ararat7
Balmoral60
Branxholme51
Caramut5
Cavendish16
Coleraine250
Derrinallum2
Digby14
Dunkeld131
Edenhope9
Glenthompson50
Hamilton2990
Harrow11
Hawkesdale40
Horsham7
Koroit35
Lake Bolac25
Lismore4
Macarthur105
Merino45
Mortlake30
Penshurst135
Port Fairy55
Skipton8
Streatham3
Tarrington35
Warrnambool75
Willaura9
Woolsthorpe14
Yambuk6
TOTAL4227
Through Portland Observer
Dartmoor23
Portland2510
Heywood327
Narrawong60
TOTAL2920
Through Casterton News
Casterton
TOTAL688
Through Other Newspapers
Camperdown Chronicle900
Cobden Times1100
Mortlake Dispatch300
Terang Express700
TOTAL3000
Australia Post Farmer Points
Allansford136
Ararat445
Avoca50
Beeac263
Caramut94
Chatsworth18
Colac139
Colac East20
Colac West25
Cressy89
Creswick344
Creswick North4
Hawkesdale84
Koroit176
Lake Bolac123
Port Fairy204
Streatham65
Timboon225
Timboon West16
Wangoom20
Warrnambool223
Wickliffe51
Willaura46
Willaura North11
Woolsthorpe80
TOTAL2951
Sundry Parcels
WDF Sales25
Hamilton Front Desk50
Casterton Front Desk20
Advertisers60
TOTAL155
GRAND TOTAL
13941

Deadlines

Booking
Display, classified: 3 days prior

Material
Display, classified: 2 days prior

Delivery
Mail or courier to –
Hamilton Spectator
59 Gray Street
Hamilton Vic
Australia
3300

or Via Adstream PageStore to Hamilton Spectator

14,000 copies monthly

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