Marketing opportunities

Advertise in our printed directory or show guide

The high quality printed booklet produced for our New York expos is designed as a reference resource to keep.

You can buy a quarter-page listing. You just need to supply your logo, an image, contact details, a short description and indicate what types of media and license models you offer. Listings are indexed by principal subject categories (or ‘general stock’ for non-specialist agencies). You don’t need to exhibit to be listed.

To really stand out, take a half- or full-page advertisement space.

1,000 copies of the directory are handed out or mailed to buyers.

The dimensions (width x height) are 7" x 8.5" / 178mm x 216mm.

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Include your literature in expo registration bags

Place a flyer, brochure or branded goodies in the registration bags handed to all expo attendees. Please check with us before you book if you want to include something unusually large or heavy, such as a catalog.

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Advertise on monitors at expos

Feature your company’s products or services on large-format monitors strategically placed by the food and beverage tables at our events. Show an ad, showreel of clips or slideshow of still images, with or without a soundtrack. Purchase slots of between one and three minutes. Each slot is repeated at least 20 times throughout the day, so each minute you purchase will get at least 20 minutes of exposure. You can supply a ready-built video or a folder of still images.

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Advertise in Graphic Design USA magazine

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Deadline: Wednesday, September 6

Feature your agency in a double-page spread in the September/October 2017 issue of Graphic Design USA magazine, one of the most popular publications with US designers. This issue will feature the 31st Annual Stock Visual Survey. It’s a cover story that celebrates the rise of stock imagery to its current level of importance as a resource for creative and design professionals. And it is delivered to a proven 90+ percent stock licensing audience. See last year’s report.

The print, iPad and Issuu editions have a combined readership of over 40,000 professional designers across the US (see below for more stats).

Each 1/6th page slot includes a logo, image, contact details and a short sales pitch. There are only 8 slots available (4 of which are booked already), so don’t delay!

Book this now! Full price
Graphic Design USA magazine ad, Sep/Oct 2017 edition, 1/6th page US$ 400.00

How to book

Log in to the booking system. On the Book advertising and promotion page, scroll down to Advertise with a Visual Connections partner.

You will need to upload a logo and horizontal image, and enter a short sales pitch and contact details (technical specifications below).

Orders must be placed and your image uploaded by Friday, September 8.


Your image for the ad must be a single horizontal, at least 990 x 660 pixels (3.3" x 2.2" @ 300dpi), with no embedded text, graphics or visible watermarks. The logo should be supplied as an EPS or PDF. The sales pitch may be up to 140 characters.

If you have already uploaded an image for the Image Expo show directory, you can choose to re-use that image.

Exclusive advertising opportunities in GD USA

Other advertising options around the 30th Annual Stock Visual Survey include:

  • traditional print advertising in the print edition of the magazine;
  • exclusive sponsorship of the eblast version of the results to the 50,000-plus e-subscribers;
  • a web banner on GDUSA.COM on the homepage, run of site, and next to the survey results.

Please contact either Gordon Kaye or Ron Adriani for more details or to book your slot. October edition ad reservations are open to September 10 and ad materials to September 20.

About GD USA


The print circulation is 25,000, all professional designers at design agencies (50%), ad agencies (15%), and in-house design departments (35%). Over 90% use stock photography and 27% use stock footage. 75% are primary decision makers in purchasing stock. 73% use over 20 images/year and 31% use over 100.

The iPad and Issuu editions receive 16,000 downloads.

See the media kit for more background information.

Contact visual media buyers directly

Agency Access

Agency Access offers a range of marketing and consulting services for photographers, illustrators, reps as well as stock agencies. Services include email marketing, direct mail, design services and direct access to a database of over 90,000 creatives across the globe.

In today’s market, sending a few emails, an occasional direct mail promo and making a few phone calls is simply not enough. In order to be in the right place at the right time, it is important to stay in front of your target audience consistently throughout the year.

Special offer

Marketing your agency has just become easier and more affordable, with a Small Stock Agencies subscription starting at just $142 a month.

  • Save 20% on a North American, European, or Asian database subscription
  • Get 12,000 free email credits

Get a Free Trial and Demo

An Agency Access Representative will be happy to walk you through the system and answer any questions you may have. Be sure to mention Visual Connections to receive your discounts and bonus offers.

Subscriptions available (12 months)

  • North America Print
  • North America Broadcast TV / Motion
  • North America Print and Broadcast TV / Motion
  • European Print
  • European Broadcast TV / Motion
  • European Print and Broadcast TV / Motion

Terms and conditions

  • Discount is available for new purchases by new and existing customers of Agency Access.
  • 12,000 free email credit bonus is available once only.
  • Medium and Large Stock Agencies and Special Non Stock Agency companies pricing is based on a 20% discount off the Agency Access user class pricing on the database.
  • All memberships are conditional on a subscription license agreement.

5 Easy Steps For Integrated Marketing Success

Consistent marketing using multiple marketing channels (also called integrated marketing) is the best way to get noticed. That’s because you never know where buyers like to learn about new stock agency sources. Here are the top 5 tips for successful integrated marketing:

  1. Your marketing needs consistent branding
  2. Use multiple marketing channels
  3. Market regularly
  4. Gather preferences as you make contact
  5. Test out testing

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