Hood Talk Magazine™ is the monthly publication of Melanated Dream, Inc. Our mission and purpose is to highlight positivity within the Black community and bridge the network of Black-Owned businesses worldwide. Hood Talk Magazine™ is delivered to Black-owned businesses and Black households for readers who seek the truth and want to break the spell over melanated people.

Our audience is an exclusive network of movers and shakers giving our publication the reach you need.

Increase your presence, get connected and join the movement.

Ad Rates

Print Rates

Type 1x 2x 4x 6x
2-Page Spread $15,640 $14,076 $13,294 $12,512
Full Page $9,935 $8,942 $8,445 $7,948
2/3 Page $7,710 $6,939 $6,554 $6,168
1/3 Page $5,540 $4,986 $4,709 $4,432
Back Cover $18,204 $16,384 $15,473 $14,563
Inside Front Cover $14,317 $12,885 $12,169 $11,454
Inside Back Cover $12,738 $11,464 $10,827 $10,190
Type Rate
Website Banner (1 months) $4,500
Website Square (1 month) $3,500

Are you a micro-enterprise, small or medium business? Contact us for custom advertising rates!

Ad Specs

Type Bleed* Bleed Trim* Non-Bleed
2-Page Spread 16.82″ x 11.57″ 16.70″ x 11.45″ N/A
Full Page 8.82″ x 11.57″ 8.7″ x 11.45″ 8″ x 10.75”
2/3 Page N/A N/A 2.7” x 10.75”
1/3 Page 2.58″ x 11.57″ 2.5″ x 11.45″ 2.5” x 10.3125”

*Print Ad Notes for Bleed Specs: Keep safety 3/8” from bleed, 1/4” from trim. Hood Talk Magazine™ is sheeted offset, perfect bound. Publication trim size: 8” x 10.75”.

Type Size Description
Website Banner 278 x 90 px Website Banners appear above the fold in the header of Website Banners must be designed in a horizontal format and saved as a .jpeg, .png, or .gif. Maximum file size is 150 KB.
Website Square 336 x 280 px Website Squares appear below the fold alongside featured articles posted on Website Squares must be designed in a square format and saved as a .jpeg, .png, or .gif. Maximum file size is 150 KB.

Digital File & Contract Proof: Must be clearly indicated as to Issue, Publication, and Advertiser.

Print File Format
The only file format supported by Hood Talk Magazine is a press-ready .pdf. We will NOT accept any native application files such as InDesign, Quark, or Illustrator. Materials should be sent electronically to

Digital Ad Notes
Website Banners and Squares must be saved as .jpg, .png, or .gif files. Maximum file size is 150 KB.

Production Contact / Materials
All advertising materials, questions regarding materials and extensions, and related matters should be directed to:

Email sales@hoodtalkmagazine.comAre you a micro-enterprise, small or medium business? Contact us for custom advertising rates!

Advertisement Design Tips

Here’s what you can do to make sure your advertising gets the attention it deserves from our readers:

  • Keep your message short. Less text is more! Write short, compelling copy with a clear call to action.
  • Use logos in a vector format (.eps .ai).  This will ensure logos print crisp and clean.
  • Stick to a simple color palette. One or two spot colors command more attention than the entire spectrum.
  • Use high-quality photography. If you choose to use imagery, make sure it is at least 300 dpi. But remember:
  • Images are NOT required for an effective ad. Less photography is more, too! A single photo is more impactful than several.


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