Direction Magazine

Advertising in Direction is an exclusive benefit to AMSA members.

Why should you advertise in Direction? Because you get tremendous value for your money. Direction, our bimonthly membership magazine, lets you target your products and services to the 3,500 members of AMSA who make the crucial buying decisions for their companies, whether they are a small, community-based independent mover or one of the nation's largest van lines.

Direction, published every other month, is AMSA's flagship magazine. This award-winning publication includes news of interest to the entire moving and storage industry as well as stories and profiles about individual member companies. Each issue includes feature stories, company profiles, and legislative and regulatory updates from Washington, D.C., and the states.

Direction readers include a broad range of industry professionals, including owners, managers and sales personnel of van lines, their agents, independent movers, forwarders, industry suppliers, and individuals and organizations with an interest in the moving industry.

Subscribers are involved in every aspect of the industry, including household goods moving, corporate and commercial relocation, third-party relocation, international and military moving, records storage, and containerization; and many engage in supply chain warehousing.

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2017 Editorial Calendar 



Bonus Distribution

Ad Close

Art Due


Real Estate
Housing Trends
Industry Outlook





Gearing Up for Moving Season
Supplying the Industry
National Moving Month Preview





New Frontiers
International Moving
Warehouse and Storage





Leadership & Planning for the Future
Office Moving
Specialized Commodities


5/24/2017 5/31/2017


Focus on Government
Military Government Moving

  7/26/2017 8/2/2017


Going Global
Industry Review
Corporate Relocation

  9/22/2017 9/29/2017

2017 Rates & Specs

Placement Specs 1x 3x 6x
Spread 16.75 x 10.875 $2,910 $2,645 $2,515
Back Cover 8.375 x 10.875 $1,800 $1,745 $1,685
Inside Front Cover 8.375 x 10.875 $1,665 $1,605 $1,545
Inside Back Cover 8.375 x 10.875 $1,665 $1,605 $1,545
Full page 8.375 x 10.875 $1,615 $1,560 $1,500
1/2 Page Horizontal 7.125 x 4.625 $905 $845 $785
1/2 Page Island 4.687 x 7 $905 $845 $785
1/2 Page Vertical 3.5 x 9.25 $905 $845 $785
1/3 Page 2.125 x 9.5 $755 $695 $640
1/4 Page Vertical 3.5 x 9.25 $685 $625 $570


  • high-resolution PDF/X-1a file is required for all ads.
  • Colors must be CMYK. No ICC profiles, RGB or Pantone colors.
  • Resolution of all photography and scanned illustrations must be at least 300 dpi. Line art should be 600 dpi.
  • Vital copy and images must be at least 1/8” away from trim. Spread ads must have at least 3/8” total gutter.
  • Materials should be submitted without crop marks, but full page ads should include the required 1/8" bleed.
  • All fonts used must be embedded in the PDF file.
  • Using the bold, italic or other style keys is not encouraged. Please use the bold or italic version of the font (For example, instead of making Adobe® Garamond bold with the style key, use the actual font for Adobe® Garamond Bold).
  • Flatten all layers and set transparency to highest setting.
  • Ads must be suitable to print as-is. AMSA is not responsible for any errors in content.
  • Necessary alterations are the responsibility of and at the expense of the advertiser. All materials must be submitted in accordance with the published deadlines and meet the criteria stated in the advertising policy.

PLEASE NOTE: Materials that do not meet the stated advertising specifications will be rejected. 

Upload your ad at

The YGS Group
3650 West Market Street
York, PA 17404
Tel: +1 717 505 9701

For instructions on how to upload your ad, click here.