Media Kit

Pulse is the premiere magazine for spa professionals. ISPA members receive the print edition eight times per year and special editions are also distributed to an expanded audience. Additional ad exposure is included through the distribution of the digital edition sent to members and prospective members.

ISPA members looking to advertise in Pulse in 2023 can reserve sponsorships at this reservation link.

Pulse Rates & Distribution

Full Page

Standard Issue – $2,300 ($2,990 Conference Special Edition rate)

Double-Page Spread

Standard Issue – $4,600 ($5,980 Conference Special Edition rate)

Back Cover

Standard Issue – $2,900 ($3,770 Conference Special Edition rate)

Pulse Showcase

Standard Issue – $550

Bulk order discounts & Pulse Partner Status:

  • Purchase 6 or more ads and receive a 10% discount
  • Purchase 8 ads and become a Pulse Partner. Benefits include:
    • 15% discount on Pulse and digital advertising exposure opportunities
    • Inclusion in a special Pulse Partners issue of Trendables
    • Recognition on as a Pulse Partner with logo
    • Recognition as a Pulse Partner at the 2023 ISPA Conference
    • Receive premium Group 1 booth placement for the 2024 ISPA Conference

2023 Pulse Issues

There will be eight issues of Pulse magazine including four single month issues and four double month issues that alternate throughout the year.  The issue sequence for 2023 is January, February/March, April, May/June Special Conference edition, July, August/September, October and November/December.

2023 Pulse Ad Materials Deadlines

January issue: November 23

February/March issue: December 22

April issue: February 27

May/June issue: March 24

July issue: May 31

August/September issue: June 30

October issue: August 31

November/December issue: October 2

Pulse Mechanical Requirements

Full Page | Digital Spec Sheet

Live Area – 7″ x 10″
Trim Size – 8-3/8″ x 10-7/8″
Bleed – 8-5/8″ x 11-1/8″

Back Cover

Live Area – 7″ x 10″
Trim Size – 8-3/8″ x 10-7/8″
Bleed – 8-5/8″ x 11-1/8″


Live Area – 16″ x 10″
Trim Size – 16-3/4″ x 10-7/8″
Bleed – 17″ x 11-1/8″

1/2 Page (Horizontal)

Live Area – 7″ x 4-7/8″

Ads are accepted in PDF, WeTransfer or in the following formats:

  • Adobe CS (includes InDesign, Illustrator and PhotoShop) or lower
  • QuarkXPress 6.0 or lower

If you would like to send a high-resolution PDF, please contact for instructions.

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