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What you get from North by Northwestern

  • Access to Northwestern University's 22,000 students, faculty and staff
  • Advertising to over 7,000 users visiting the northbynorthwestern.com website

How will this work?

It takes about three steps before your advertisement can be displayed or printed with North by Northwestern. Here's a gist of how this works.

1. Place an advertisement

In order to express your intention for an advertisement, you need to place one with our advertising team. Please reach out to our Director of Ad Sales at ads@northbynorthwestern.com.

At this stage, we'll be able to confirm whether the location and dates that you requested are available.

2. Order an advertisement

Once we've confirmed that the location and dates are available, we'll ask you for your artwork.

We'll review the advertisement to make sure it's compliant with our policies and our technical capabilities. 

It's at this stage that we might refuse to publish your advertisement. Once we've accepted your advertising order, we'll either upload your artwork or pass it our magazine design team, as appropriate.

3. Run the advertisement

If you placed an advertisement with northbynorthwestern.com, it'll run at 12:01 a.m. of the first day you specified, and end at 11:59 p.m. of the last day you specified.

If you placed an advertisement with the North by Northwestern magazine, it'll be printed and distributed on distribution day. We'll let you know of the dates via email, as they're determined by our Print Managing Editor from time to time.

When do I pay?

If you're an existing customer, we're happy to accept your order and run your advertisement on credit, and then issue you with an invoice due in 30 days after the last day your advertisement is scheduled to run.

If you've never placed an advertisement before, we'll need you to pay for your advertisement before it runs. We'll consider you an existing customer once we've established credibility, which normally happens after a few advertising runs with us.

We have experienced situations in the past where our advertising clients had their advertisements run but then failed to pay, so we introduced this new customer policy.

Policies

North by Northwestern NFP is committed to the fair treatment of all advertisements and advertisers with the publication.

Refusal of advertisments

We set out these conditions to make it clear under what circumstances we generally will refuse to publish your advertisement.

However, we reserve the right to refuse any advertisement without it necessarily falling under one of the following conditions. Also, we'll change and update these conditions from time to time to better clarify our position.

Alcoholic products

We will generally refuse to publish advertisements that we determine to promote the sale or consumption of alcohol and alcoholic drinks.

 

Academic dishonesty

We will generally refuse to publish advertisements that we determine to promote products in violation of academic honesty policies.

We will consult the relevant policies of Northwestern University if and when appropriate to determine what constitutes a violation of academic honesty.

False or incorrect information

We will generally refuse to publish advertisements that contain information or claims that we determine to be clearly materially false, incorrect, or misleading. 

Under such circumstances, we will be happy to publish advertisements where such issues have been corrected.

Illegal content

We will refuse to publish advertisements that violate any applicable federal, state, and local law, and will generally refuse to publish advertisements upon the advice of our legal counsel. 

Libel, defamatory, obscene material

We will generally refuse to publish advertisements that we determine to be libellous, obscene, and/or defamatory.

Material meant to cause offence

We will generally refuse to publish advertisements that we determine to be produced solely for the purpose of causing offence to an individual or group.

Misleading appearance

We will generally refuse to publish advertisements that we determine to be misleading in appearance to our readers and viewers. This includes appearing as regular content rather than clearly marked as an advertisement.

We reserve the right to identify any advertisement and advertising copy with the word "Advertisement."

Outstanding account balance

We will generally refuse to publish your advertisement if there is an outstanding or overdue balance against your account.

Political content

We accept political ads.

However, we will generally refuse a political advertisement if it appears that North by Northwestern endorses a particular candidate for political office, rather than the advertiser.

Like with other ads, we will also generally refuse a political advertisement if we determine it appears to be misleading in appearance or does not make clear that it is an advertisement.

We will also generally refuse an advertisement if we determine such an advertisement order is placed to fill our advertising slots so that an opposing political candidate is unable to express their view through advertisements with North by Northwestern, as we are interested in ensuring all candidates have an opportunity to express their views through our publications.

Limitation of liability

Sometimes things go wrong. We'll do our best to make it right, but there are limits to what we're operationally able to do when your advertisement isn't published the way you expected.

The following set the limits of our liability when an advertisement is placed and successfully ordered, but not displayed or printed.

  • For an advertisement placed on northbynorthwestern.com, our liability will be limited to display on a subsequent date for the same number of days as ordered, but not displayed.
  • For an advertisement placed in the North by Northwestern magazine, our liability will be limited to a refund, rebate, or adjustment up to the monetary amount originally paid for the advertisement. You may also elect to have your advertisement run in our subsequent issue.

We also will not be liable if your advertisement is not displayed or printed because:

  • we did not receive artwork to our specifications and conditions by the deadlines specified;
  • we did not receive payment by the deadlines specified;
  • we were unable to display or print the advertisement for legal reasons, such as in response to a court order;
  • we were unable to display or print the advertisement due to situations outside of our control, including, but not limited to, fire, floods, earthquakes, and other natural disasters and events.

In addition, you agree to hold harmless North by Northwestern NFP, its directors, officers, employees, volunteers, and other affiliated individuals for any loss of profit or any type of damages arising from your advertisement.

You also agree to indemnify North by Northwestern NFP, its directors, officers, employees, volunteers, and other affiliated individuals, from and against any and all liabilities, losses, costs (including without limitation, legal fees and expenses), damages, judgments, claims, demands, suits, actions or other proceedings in any manner based upon, associated with or attributed to the publishing of an advertisement.

Cancellation

If you've changed your mind about placing an advertisement with us, please let us know as quickly as possible. We'll be happy to refund you the amount you paid, less any applicable fees and charges associated with your cancellation.

website

No cancellation charges.

If paid by credit card or debit card, a 3% processing fee may apply.

A cancellation charge of 50% of the first day applies.

If paid by credit card or debit card, a 3% processing fee may apply.

A cancellation charge of 100% of the first day applies.

If paid by credit card or debit card, a 3% processing fee may apply.

 

A cancellation charge of 100% of the day of cancellation applies. In addition, advertising days already run will not be refunded.

If paid by credit card or debit card, a 3% processing fee may apply.

print magazine

No cancellation charges.

If paid by credit card or debit card, a 3% processing fee may apply.

The advertising order can no longer be cancelled, as the magazine design has already been sent to the printer.