“We don’t have to do anything just because it’s the way we’ve always done it.”



Print Avertising

Grow brand awareness via seven distinct titles.

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Event Advertising

Interact directly with our audience at our signature events.

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Online Advertising

Enhance your online presence with creative digital opportunities.

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Email Advertising

Drive traffic with our editorial newsletters or send a dedicated blast.

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Social Media Advertising

Build engagement via our growing social channels.

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Podcast Advertising

Share your voice on one of our podcasts.

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Custom Media

Digital Media



Brand Development

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We’re not experts at everything, just the important things that matter most to your business.

Hire our team for:

Custom Publishing

  • Combine your brand and message with our expertise to create a publication that tells your unique story.


Content Development

  • Our editorial team will work with you to develop a content strategy that extends your brand to new markets and new customers.


Web Design

  • Work with our web team to develop a website that achieves your strategic business goals.



  • We provide design, content and distribution services to help you achieve your email marketing goals.


Video Production

  • Work with our contact video production team and have the option to distribute it through out multi-media platform.


Custom Events

  • Our expertise in experiential marketing can help you host a seamless event that cements your brand as one of San Diego’s best.


Social Media Strategy

  • Your company deserves a social media plan that aligns with your business goals. We’re here to help.


Design & Branding

  • Have an idea? We’ll make it a reality with our art and marketing teams.


Advertising Sales

  • Our connections in the local and national markets make us uniquely positioned to cross sell your product.



"We have a small team and just like any small business, we think on our feet and push ourselves to move faster than feels comfortable."

—Erin Chambers Smith, Chief Content Officer


San Diego Magazine Media

San Diego Magazine has been in the market since 1948 and has grown from a single monthly lifestyle publication into an expansive multi-media company. Our product portfolio now includes 10 titles, multiple websites, e-newsletters, events, social media, video production, custom media and podcasting.

We’ve taken our expertise for reporting the stories of our city and deliver that content to our readers in every format that suits their lifestyle. Whether they are following us on social media, reading our e-newsletter or attending an event, we deliver an experience that lets them live the best of #sdlife.

San Diego Magazine’s Custom Media division offers clients the opportunity to engage with their customers in the same way that we do. We can tell your story through a custom publication, e-newsletter, event or podcast. Our content development and branding expertise can be your secret weapon.

Want to work with us? Contact our team.


  • Ever since we partnered with San Diego Magazine, the San Diego Festival of the Arts has continued to grow. With the guidance and support of San Diego Magazine, the festival has grown in attendance nearly 40%, rebranded and moved to the beautiful Waterfront Park, and our sponsorship numbers have soared. We could not continue our mission to support San Diegans with disabilities without the leadership of the San Diego Magazine team.

    Ross Ehrhardt - President, Torrey Pines Kiwanis

  • The University of San Diego has advertised in San Diego Magazine for more than a decade. It’s been a true partnership and we appreciate the shared dedication to education. When USD wants the community to know about its leading programs, most important events, and how to support its biggest initiatives, we join forces with San Diego Magazine.

    Coreen G. Petti - Associate Vice President Marketing and Strategic Partnerships, University of San Diego

  • Partnering with San Diego Magazine to produce Healthy Kids has allowed Rady Children’s Hospital to connect not only with our community of philanthropic supporters, but also with a broader audience. Through Healthy Kids, our readers discover groundbreaking programs and services that take place only at Rady Children’s, and learn important pediatric healthcare tips from our experts. The editorial staff at San Diego Magazine ensures the content is applicable, thoughtful, and accessible for readers, and does an expert job in designing a publication that our audience looks forward to receiving.

    Steve Jennings - Senior Vice President and Executive Director, Rady Children’s Hospital Foundation

  • Working with San Diego Magazine has provided us a unique opportunity to reach locals that love engaging with and being a part of the iconic San Diego culture. By advertising with San Diego Magazine, we have aligned our clients’ brands with the best that San Diego has to offer, while reaching a wider audience connected by their love of the city. San Diego Magazine has truly gone above and beyond to tailor promotions to our specific clients – an invaluable asset in the marketing world!

    Ric Militi - CEO/Creative Director, InnoVision, LLC


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We’re equal parts passion and personality.

We want to help your brand come alive and resonate with consumers in order to increase your clients, your reach, and your impact.
And if that’s not enough, we also bring cookies to meetings since every good brainstorm starts with a little sugar.

Jim Fitzpatrick

CEO & Publisher

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New business
Email: jimf@sdmag.com

Erin Chambers Smith

Chief Content Officer

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New business
Story ideas

Karen Mullen

Associate Publisher

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Advertising opportunities

Erin Meanley Glenny

Editor in Chief

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Story ideas for San Diego Magazine

Trina Thayne

Director of Sales Administration

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Advertising opportunities
Business services (printing, software, etc.)

Jennifer Rea

Director of Marketing & Brand Development

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Partnership and marketing opportunities
Press inquiries

David Martin

Digital Media Director

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Digital opportunities

Fiona Leung

Senior Event Manager

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Events & Sponsorships