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.

86% of AMSA members believe that AMSA’s publications are important to them and their business.

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 50 states.

More than half of AMSA members have been members for 11+ years. 

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.

"I read Direction Magazine because it gives me insight into what the industry is doing as a whole, including suppliers.”  - AMSA Member

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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Editorial Calendar 



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Art Due

January/February 2019

Real Estate
Housing Trends
Industry Outlook



March/April 2019

Gearing up for moving season

Bonus Distribution at AMSA's 100th Annual Conference



May/June 2019

New Frontiers
Supplying the Industry
Warehouse and Storage



July/August 2019

Leadership & Planning for the Future
Specialized Commodities
Marketing and Communications

5/30/2019 6/6/2019

September/October 2019

Focus on Government
Military Moving

7/25/2019 8/1/2019

November/December 2019

Going Global/Growth/International Moving
Industry Review
Corporate Relocation/Office Moving

9/24/2019 10/1/2019

2019 Rates & Specs

Placement Specs 1x 3x 6x
Spread Bleed Size: 17 x 11.125"
Trim Size: 16.75 x 10.875"
$3,208 $2,919 $2,772
Back Cover Bleed Size: 8.625 x 11.125"
Trim Size: 8.375 x 10.875"
$1,985 $1,922 $1,859
Inside Front Cover Bleed Size: 8.625 x 11.125"
Trim Size: 8.375 x 10.875"
$1,838 $1,769 $1,706
Inside Back Cover Bleed Size: 8.625 x 11.125"
Trim Size: 8.375 x 10.875"
$1,838 $1,769 $1,706
Full page Bleed Size: 8.625 x 11.125"
Trim Size: 8.375 x 10.875"
$1,780 $1,722 $1,654
1/2 Page Horizontal 7.125 x 4.625" $998 $935 $866
1/2 Page Island 4.687 x 7" $998 $935 $866
1/2 Page Vertical 3.5 x 9.25" $998 $935 $866
1/3 Page 2.125 x 9.5" $835 $767 $706
1/4 Page Vertical 3.5 x 4.625" $756 $688 $630 

Trim Size: 8.375 x 10.875"
Bleed Size: 8.625 x 11.125"


  • 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. 

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