Artwork Help

Help File

Detailed Artwork Supply Directions

Once you have reserved advertising space in Essential Magazine, we can help you through the production process by designing your artwork or by pointing you in the right direction for making your own design. Our publications are printed in high quality so all editorial and advertising content goes through rigorous control to ensure optimum reproduction.

On this page we cover the most important technical details your supplied file will have to include, and how you can achieve that. It is very important that you prepare all the elements of your design separately before you begin to make a composition and that you use the right software. Choose the section you are having trouble with.

IMAGESCOPY CONTENTCOLOURSLAYOUTSOFTWAREFILE CONVERSION

IMAGES

HOW TO WORK WITH IMAGES IN A DESIGN COMPOSITION

The first and most important element of any artwork is the imagery included. No matter what content you choose for your design if the image quality is not adequate, your artwork will reflect negatively on your company and the magazine. We require all images included to be high resolution and clearly high quality. What does this mean?

YOUR IMAGE QUALITY CHECK LIST

  • Photography qualities are met: sufficient lighting, no pixelation, clarity of detail when zoomed in, sharp contrasts. The larger the image will be printed, the more these factors become important. If you have doubts about your main image quality, you can always consult with us.
  • CMYK colour mode: Convert all your images to CMYK colour mode and adjust their levels before you start working with them in your layout. Leaving colour conversion for the end stages of final print-file conversion leaves your artwork open to errors.
  • Set print resolution: Convert all your images to 300dpi before you start working with them in your layout. This is a good time to check that your files are sufficient quality for the size you want to print them. Check your original pixel size and by changing the dpi to 300 distribution, you can immediately see how many cm of paper it will cover in print, in the desired quality.

COPY

ABOUT THE TEXT YOU INCLUDE

It is very important that you work with text that is fully checked and double-checked for mistakes. Even if English is not your native language, once you put your message in English, it is expected that it is grammatically and stylistically correct. We are happy to advise on your copy, just send us a separate text file before you begin creating your composition. We expect a fully translated and composed copy. If you have trouble with that, for your complete peace of mind, we can also provide translation and copywriting as a separate paid-for service.

COLOURS

MAKE SURE YOUR COLOURS ARE RIGHT

All colours have to be set in CMYK for the printing process. RGB or Pantone colours are invalid and not processable. Make sure all your swatches are set up in CMYK and that all links brought into the file are set up in CMYK.

POSSIBLE UNINTENTIONAL COLOUR ERRORS

  • EPS (for example logo) files often contain Pantone colours which are embedded in the print ready PDF automatically. This will flag the file through our checking process and we will return it with a request for the error to be fixed.
  • Sometimes you may pick a colour from a picture that was linked as an RGB file and the swatch created will be created in RGB.

It is our recommendation for you to convert and save all files you plan to include in your layout to CMYK so at the time of print-ready file creation nothing goes wrong.

LAYOUT

THE INS AND OUTS OF LAYING OUT

Depending on the format of your advertising, we supply you with the full specs regarding the size. In case you contracted a double or full page, you will receive the trimmed size, to which you have to add an additional bleed area, when you are setting up your document.

Your content on the page should fit within the trimmed size, leaving a ‘quiet-area’ around the margins of the page. In case of a double page, you will also have to take the binding into account when you create your design.

In case of a framed advert size, (half-page, third, quarter or sixth) you don’t have to worry about trim and bleed, you can work to the full size as a box. Your design will have white space around it once placed in the magazine layout.

YOUR LAYOUT CHECK LIST FOR TRIMMED SIZES (DPS, FULL PAGE)

  • SIZE Set document size to trimmed size given (230x300mm per full page) A double-page should be set up as 2x full pages, facing.
  • BLEED Set 3mm bleed outside of your document size on all four sides (When designing, extend your background to this extra space outside of the page to allow for cutting inaccuracies. This 3mm margin will be cut off when the page is trimmed but this is expected to vary a few mm in either direction).
  • QUIET-AREA Set a minimum of 10mm margin on all sides within your document and don’t place text in this area. Try to align all your content to this margin for the composition to have an organised feel. Content ’stuck’ to the sides makes your artwork look unattractive and unprofessional.
  • BINDING On the binding side the quiet-area is even more important to respect, because depending on where it’s placed in the magazine, your page will curve into the binding, making content on that side less visible. Count with this especially when designing a double-page and using images and text spreading over both pages.
  • TEXT SIZE Large text is great to grab attention but remember to keep it in check. There is a certain size that the human eye will no longer focus on when scanning a page. If a block of text is too large, it may be missed. Same is true when the text blocks are disorganised or are too close to each other. Organise your text so the larger lead is fairly centred on the page and body text is not too large and has quiet-space around it so it is comfortable to read.

SOFTWARE

WHAT IS EACH PROGRAMME DESIGNED FOR?

It is recommended that you use the programs of the Adobe Suite for your designs. It comprises of many different software that serve to perform the different tasks of the design stages. For optimum results, you should use each program for what it is created for!

  • Adobe Photoshop For photo editing, preparing images for the correct resolution, size and colour mode. Making cutouts and saving in the correct image format.
  • Adobe Illustrator To create and prepare vector images such as logos and drawings.
  • Adobe InDesign To create the layout and composition for books, pages or posters.

PDF FILE

HOW TO EXPORT TO PRINT-READY PDF?

Once your design is final, created in Adobe InDesign, press File –> Export and choose ‘Adobe PDF (Print) as format. This will open the panel where you can adjust the settings for your print-ready PDF.

Choosing the ‘High-Quality Print’ preset should include most settings already preselected that you need for the print-ready file, but make sure to adjust the following options correctly:

COMPATIBILITY

  • Acrobat 4 (PDF 1.3)

GENERAL

  • Pages: Export as ‘Pages’ (in case of a double page design it’s important not to export as a ‘Spread’)

COMPRESSION

  • Colour and Grayscale images downsampling to 300 pixels per inch
  • Compression: ‘Automatic (JPEG)’
  • Image Quality: Maximum

MARKS AND BLEEDS

  • Select ‘All Printer Marks’
  • Bleed and Slug: Select ‘Use Document Bleed Settings’

OUTPUT

  • Color Conversion: ‘Convert to Destination’
  • Destination: Working CMYK – U.S. Web Coated

ADVANCED

  • Transparency Flattener: ‘High Resolution’

If you are using a Pantone colour in your design, please ask for further guidance. Please note that we print exclusively in CMYK colour mode on our interior pages. Pantone is only permitted on the cover pages and requires to be separately negotiated.

Once you have set up all options to be correct, you can save your preset and next time use it with only one press of a button.

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Digital Artwork Help

Help File

Detailed Digital Artwork Supply Directions

In our brand new hybrid edition, we have slightly different rules that apply when creating advertising. We continue to deliver a page-turner magazine experience to our readers and you now have the opportunity to include attention-grabbing interactive elements and direct links to your web and social platforms, to create a deeper interest for your product or service. 

Please use the same sizes as the printed magazine. The full page size for example remains at 230mm x 300mm. Click here for the full size chart for different advertising modules.

INSTRUCTIONS IN ENGLISHINSTRUCIÓNES EN ESPAÑOL

MULTIMEDIA

OPTIMISING FOR DIGITAL MULTIMEDIA ARTWORK

  • No bleed, or crop marks are necessary.
  • The PDF file should be in RGB and 150 pixels/inch resolution.
  • Supply the double-page advert as two separate pages.
  • If designing a double page, try not to place text elements over the spine as on some platforms the pages may be viewed separately.
  • It is recommended to use a video or animation, to keep the reader’s interest longer.
  • If using a video, it has to be at least 1/6th of the page so the player can embed correctly and autoplay is initiated. If the video is too small, the frame won’t load the player resulting sound and other controllers not be able to be used.
  • If using a video it is essential to include a placeholder image of exactly the same ratio as the video, and that the video doesn’t contain any black strips vertically or horizontally. This is most often 16:9 ratio, but any ratio videos can be embedded provided the space reserved for it is exactly fitting.
  • It is recommended to use a larger type size than the print version.
  • It is recommended to design buttons or other elements for direct interactions, call or visit a project, take a tour etc…
  • If we have to host or overlay any links or other interactive material, please provide them all separately with your final advert file.

MULTIMEDIA

OPTIMIZANDO EL ARTWORK DIGITAL CON MULTIMEDIA

  • Utilice los mismos tamaños que la revista impresa. La página completa por ejemplo es de 230 mm x 300 mm. Consultar aquí otros tamaños.
  • No necesita sangre, ni marcas de recorte.
  • El archivo PDF debe estar en RGB y con una resolución de 150 píxeles / pulgada.
  • Mandar doble página como dos páginas separadas.
  • Si diseña una página doble, intente no colocar elementos de texto sobre el lomo, ya que en algunas plataformas las páginas se pueden ver por separado.
  • Se recomienda utilizar un video o animación para mantener el interés del lector por más tiempo.
  • Si usa un video, debe ser al menos 1/6 de la página para que el reproductor pueda insertar correctamente y se inicie la reproducción automática. Si el video es demasiado pequeño, el marco no cargará el reproductor y esto resultará que el sonido y otros controladores no podrán ser utilizados.
  • Si usa un video, es esencial colocar una imagen marcador en la posición exacta, y la misma proporción dónde quiere colocar el video, y que el video no contenga tiras negras vertical u horizontalmente. Esto suele ser una proporción de 16: 9, pero cualquier proporción de videos se puede colocar siempre que el espacio reservado sea exactamente el adecuado.
  • Se recomienda utilizar un tamaño de letra más grande que la versión impresa.
  • Se recomienda diseñar botones u otros elementos para interacciones directas para llamar o visitar proyectos, hacer un recorrido, etc.
  • Si los añadimos nosotros, por favor mandar todos los enlaces y material interactivo por separado con su archivo de anuncio final.

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Andrea Blackwell

Andrea Blackwell

Digital & Creative Director

Andrea Blackwell

INTO THE FUTURE

Over the last 20 years, the essential brand has enjoyed unparalleled support from a large number of clients and undoubtedly this proved instrumental in its success. Conversely, the magazine as a marketing tool played an essential role in the prosperity of many of these highly regarded companies, which forged us into one big, happy Marbella family. Marbella may seem small and transitional but its affluent cosmopolitan population provides affiliation to the wider world around it. So how does essential continue to reinvent itself, month by month, reaching, inspiring and compelling residents and jet-setters alike, while popularising the luxurious, Marbella way of life within its boundaries and beyond?

Once upon a time, we all sat in banks, doctors’ offices and beauty salons waiting for our turn, leafing through the magazines laying around on the coffee table. Now, being bombarded with endless information online, we fiddle with our mobile gadgets, texting friends or checking social media instead. Whether targeted by cleverly devised online marketing messages or being immersed in our friends’ networks, we are ultimately looking for that feel-good moment in finding quality content that interests us. But can we find it, or are we just wasting a lot of precious time?

No matter what your nationality is, if you are in Marbella, you are interested in Marbella. There is nothing like holding a glossy magazine in hand, checking out beautifully presented pages, indulging in arresting visual stimuli of million-euro villas or mouth-watering close-ups of our favourite food. Essential doesn’t only look good but also provides impulse for the mind. Its interesting and informative articles are not only examples of fine journalism but are also relevant, passionately written and authoritative in their field. This combination of qualities is hard to find online and it is why we believe Essential Magazine in its paper format will carry on thriving for many years to come. But what happens when you can no longer find a copy or you have returned home to the far East or the cold North? We have been working on that!

Last year in 2018, we embarked on a mission to expand and drive essential’s online presence.

NEW WEBSITE
In the year leading up to our 20th anniversary we have designed a new ‘no-distraction’ website, where we can present our quality content similarly to how it’s done in the magazine. Did you ever start reading something interesting online only to find yourself checking out the shoes you didn’t buy yesterday, or finding yourself on a different site you decided was a waste of time half an hour later? I can sympathise! We opted for no busy sidebars, no advertising banners, flashy images and overflowing carousels which can drive the viewer crazy getting lost in all the noise. We wanted to create a clean platform that can provide the visitor with a quiet, non-intrusive reading experience, with easy navigation and seamless mobile adaptability. More and more, multimedia will accompany our presentation of articles, which will add a new and fresh dimension to our paper content. This will be signposted in the magazine, as we produce new videos for increasing numbers of articles. On our homepage the latest additions are clearly visible, what’s more, we started an email service twice a month containing direct links to seven new article entries, so one can truly access only the topics they may be interested in. A new addition still in beta stage is our live site-chat, which makes it quick and easy to contact us in real time with any questions or enquiries.

SOCIAL MEDIA
To support our web content, last year we also created and executed a carefully designed strategy to elevate our social media profiles. At this time, we have over 20 thousand Facebook followers, nearly 10 thousand Instagram connections and a daily post schedule on both, plus on Twitter and on our LinkedIn company profile. We take pride in showcasing everything interesting and fun that this beautiful corner of Europe has to offer, its exciting multicultural vibe, luxurious lifestyle and experiences to be discovered. We post videos, photos and links to the stories that we publish on-line, so our webpages become accessible from each of the different social platforms as well. We aim to create conversations, interaction and, in time, become a reliable go-to source for those who want to make the best of their Marbella living.

GLOBAL REACH
So, all in all, we’d like to extend the Essential family we have formed in the last 20 years with our amazing clients, to our readers too. We aim to become the hub of an exclusive ‘Marbella-but-Global’ community where we involve all citizens of this world who nurture the love and passion for everything this part of Spain has to offer: those who enjoy scrumptious dining, sumptuous interiors, mighty motoring, leisurely beach life, cutting edge technology, innovative beauty and health care, luxurious lodging, sophisticated architecture and of course the multi-faceted nature, compelling culture and the amazing weather we have here. Through our recently evolved and ever-growing online presence, our new mission going forward is now to locate these global readers, connect them to this community, and for everyone’s benefit, to let our precious product, Essential Magazine, flourish for another 20 years to come.

Andrea Blackwell

Digital & Creative Director

Andrea Blackwell

INTO THE FUTURE

Over the last 20 years, the essential brand has enjoyed unparalleled support from a large number of clients and undoubtedly this proved instrumental in its success. Conversely, the magazine as a marketing tool played an essential role in the prosperity of many of these highly regarded companies, which forged us into one big, happy Marbella family. Marbella may seem small and transitional but its affluent cosmopolitan population provides affiliation to the wider world around it. So how does essential continue to reinvent itself, month by month, reaching, inspiring and compelling residents and jet-setters alike, while popularising the luxurious, Marbella way of life within its boundaries and beyond?

Once upon a time, we all sat in banks, doctors’ offices and beauty salons waiting for our turn, leafing through the magazines laying around on the coffee table. Now, being bombarded with endless information online, we fiddle with our mobile gadgets, texting friends or checking social media instead. Whether targeted by cleverly devised online marketing messages or being immersed in our friends’ networks, we are ultimately looking for that feel-good moment in finding quality content that interests us. But can we find it, or are we just wasting a lot of precious time?

No matter what your nationality is, if you are in Marbella, you are interested in Marbella. There is nothing like holding a glossy magazine in hand, checking out beautifully presented pages, indulging in arresting visual stimuli of million-euro villas or mouth-watering close-ups of our favourite food. Essential doesn’t only look good but also provides impulse for the mind. Its interesting and informative articles are not only examples of fine journalism but are also relevant, passionately written and authoritative in their field. This combination of qualities is hard to find online and it is why we believe Essential Magazine in its paper format will carry on thriving for many years to come. But what happens when you can no longer find a copy or you have returned home to the far East or the cold North? We have been working on that!

Last year in 2018, we embarked on a mission to expand and drive essential’s online presence.

NEW WEBSITE
In the year leading up to our 20th anniversary we have designed a new ‘no-distraction’ website, where we can present our quality content similarly to how it’s done in the magazine. Did you ever start reading something interesting online only to find yourself checking out the shoes you didn’t buy yesterday, or finding yourself on a different site you decided was a waste of time half an hour later? I can sympathise! We opted for no busy sidebars, no advertising banners, flashy images and overflowing carousels which can drive the viewer crazy getting lost in all the noise. We wanted to create a clean platform that can provide the visitor with a quiet, non-intrusive reading experience, with easy navigation and seamless mobile adaptability. More and more, multimedia will accompany our presentation of articles, which will add a new and fresh dimension to our paper content. This will be signposted in the magazine, as we produce new videos for increasing numbers of articles. On our homepage the latest additions are clearly visible, what’s more, we started an email service twice a month containing direct links to seven new article entries, so one can truly access only the topics they may be interested in. A new addition still in beta stage is our live site-chat, which makes it quick and easy to contact us in real time with any questions or enquiries.

SOCIAL MEDIA
To support our web content, last year we also created and executed a carefully designed strategy to elevate our social media profiles. At this time, we have over 20 thousand Facebook followers, nearly 10 thousand Instagram connections and a daily post schedule on both, plus on Twitter and on our LinkedIn company profile. We take pride in showcasing everything interesting and fun that this beautiful corner of Europe has to offer, its exciting multicultural vibe, luxurious lifestyle and experiences to be discovered. We post videos, photos and links to the stories that we publish on-line, so our webpages become accessible from each of the different social platforms as well. We aim to create conversations, interaction and, in time, become a reliable go-to source for those who want to make the best of their Marbella living.

GLOBAL REACH
So, all in all, we’d like to extend the Essential family we have formed in the last 20 years with our amazing clients, to our readers too. We aim to become the hub of an exclusive ‘Marbella-but-Global’ community where we involve all citizens of this world who nurture the love and passion for everything this part of Spain has to offer: those who enjoy scrumptious dining, sumptuous interiors, mighty motoring, leisurely beach life, cutting edge technology, innovative beauty and health care, luxurious lodging, sophisticated architecture and of course the multi-faceted nature, compelling culture and the amazing weather we have here. Through our recently evolved and ever-growing online presence, our new mission going forward is now to locate these global readers, connect them to this community, and for everyone’s benefit, to let our precious product, Essential Magazine, flourish for another 20 years to come.


Iain Blackwell

Iain Blackwell

Publisher / Director

Iain Blackwell

20 ESSENTIAL YEARS

To mark essential’s special birthday month, we ask Publisher and Director, Iain Blackwell, about the magazine’s trajectory over the last 20 years.

Iain, can you tell us how Essential came to life?
Yes, in early 1999 an opportunity arose to assemble the necessary components to launch a luxury lifestyle magazine in Marbella. Certain key staff members were available, an investment was secured, and the market was on an upwardly mobile trajectory.

Did you have any experience in the local magazine industry beforehand?
After arriving in Marbella, my continual work experience since 1987 had been with local and international magazines, principally in a sales directorship capacity. This intervening period of 12 years endowed me with the knowledge and expertise to finally launch a title of my own.

How was Essential received by the people of Marbella?
The launch party itself was a resounding success, with over 600 people coming to celebrate with us at Bora Bora in San Pedro and the momentum just continued from the outset. The product seemed to strike a cord with readers and clients alike, gaining in popularity so that, incredibly, we were already in profit by the 3rd edition.

What are the cornerstone attributes of the magazine?
The focus and foundation of Essential is its editorial content. This requires meticulous planning in advance and involves mobilising a string of great writers. Building from this, we have always presented a quality product both in terms of design and printing, just as we have consistently maintained an extensive circulation every month, coupled with a highly controlled distribution function.

What has made Essential survive during all these years?
Maintaining the above strategy, evolving with the times, hitting the streets regularly in volume at the start of each month, not filling the pages with advertorial and, in general, providing a product that top advertisers chose to support.

What about your core team, tell us about them
You are talking about a great bunch of people – Andi, Marisa, Sus, Inma, Momo, Kev – who have grown into their positions and whose loyalty knows no bounds, who regularly pull together to achieve great things. At times it is intense and stressful but it is a labour of love and we are like a well-oiled machine.

And are there others?
There are lots – Belinda, Michel, Jackie, Addo and his team, Jairo, Mariano, Jan, Réka, Tony, David, Carlos, Rik, Cristina, Russell, Phil. Just like with those above, the majority of our staff have been with the business long term. It kind of makes us like a family and we sometimes have group get-togethers, which are always enjoyable occasions.

Have you had any special Essential events?
Over the years, many! Two at Bora Bora, three at Puro Beach, two at Estepona Bull Ring, also at Tibu, D.O.MAR and several versions of the Essential Awards at the Hotel Puente Romano.

And are you having a party to celebrate this month’s anniversary?
Of course! We have a tremendous venue lined-up and will be inviting all our close associates and loyal clients over the coming days. You will be able to see shots from the event in next month’s issue.

What are you particularly proud of?
Having a team like the above to depend on. Having worked with the same printer for 20 years (who are now also like family). Having printed on recyclable paper since day one (even though it had to be imported from Finland to begin with). Having maintained our editorial integrity and our popularity. Having the clients we do supporting the magazine – many of them have been advertising with us for years and some from the very start.

Where do you see Essential having reached now?
It’s nice to take stock after two decades. Having become the market leader back in 2005, we have maintained that position ever since. Essential is respected and collected, and its valued reception is the driving force that inspires us to continually try to out-do ourselves.

And, what can we expect in the future?
On the printed side, we intend to continue striving to produce the kind of editions that our supporters have come to know and love. Breaching the digital age, we have been making a big drive on elevating our Social Media platforms and on developing a dynamic web interface. Our resident Digital & Creative Director, Andrea, will tell you more about this on this page.

Iain Blackwell

Publisher / Director

Iain Blackwell

20 ESSENTIAL YEARS

To mark essential’s special birthday month, we ask Publisher and Director, Iain Blackwell, about the magazine’s trajectory over the last 20 years.

Iain, can you tell us how Essential came to life?
Yes, in early 1999 an opportunity arose to assemble the necessary components to launch a luxury lifestyle magazine in Marbella. Certain key staff members were available, an investment was secured, and the market was on an upwardly mobile trajectory.

Did you have any experience in the local magazine industry beforehand?
After arriving in Marbella, my continual work experience since 1987 had been with local and international magazines, principally in a sales directorship capacity. This intervening period of 12 years endowed me with the knowledge and expertise to finally launch a title of my own.

How was Essential received by the people of Marbella?
The launch party itself was a resounding success, with over 600 people coming to celebrate with us at Bora Bora in San Pedro and the momentum just continued from the outset. The product seemed to strike a cord with readers and clients alike, gaining in popularity so that, incredibly, we were already in profit by the 3rd edition.

What are the cornerstone attributes of the magazine?
The focus and foundation of Essential is its editorial content. This requires meticulous planning in advance and involves mobilising a string of great writers. Building from this, we have always presented a quality product both in terms of design and printing, just as we have consistently maintained an extensive circulation every month, coupled with a highly controlled distribution function.

What has made Essential survive during all these years?
Maintaining the above strategy, evolving with the times, hitting the streets regularly in volume at the start of each month, not filling the pages with advertorial and, in general, providing a product that top advertisers chose to support.

What about your core team, tell us about them
You are talking about a great bunch of people – Andi, Marisa, Sus, Inma, Momo, Kev – who have grown into their positions and whose loyalty knows no bounds, who regularly pull together to achieve great things. At times it is intense and stressful but it is a labour of love and we are like a well-oiled machine.

And are there others?
There are lots – Belinda, Michel, Jackie, Addo and his team, Jairo, Mariano, Jan, Réka, Tony, David, Carlos, Rik, Cristina, Russell, Phil. Just like with those above, the majority of our staff have been with the business long term. It kind of makes us like a family and we sometimes have group get-togethers, which are always enjoyable occasions.

Have you had any special Essential events?
Over the years, many! Two at Bora Bora, three at Puro Beach, two at Estepona Bull Ring, also at Tibu, D.O.MAR and several versions of the Essential Awards at the Hotel Puente Romano.

And are you having a party to celebrate this month’s anniversary?
Of course! We have a tremendous venue lined-up and will be inviting all our close associates and loyal clients over the coming days. You will be able to see shots from the event in next month’s issue.

What are you particularly proud of?
Having a team like the above to depend on. Having worked with the same printer for 20 years (who are now also like family). Having printed on recyclable paper since day one (even though it had to be imported from Finland to begin with). Having maintained our editorial integrity and our popularity. Having the clients we do supporting the magazine – many of them have been advertising with us for years and some from the very start.

Where do you see Essential having reached now?
It’s nice to take stock after two decades. Having become the market leader back in 2005, we have maintained that position ever since. Essential is respected and collected, and its valued reception is the driving force that inspires us to continually try to out-do ourselves.

And, what can we expect in the future?
On the printed side, we intend to continue striving to produce the kind of editions that our supporters have come to know and love. Breaching the digital age, we have been making a big drive on elevating our Social Media platforms and on developing a dynamic web interface. Our resident Digital & Creative Director, Andrea, will tell you more about this on this page.


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Where

We are located in Marbella on the Golden Mile, right beside the Marbella Club Hotel.

We have almost 20 years of experience in publishing luxury lifestyle magazines, writing quality stories, making websites and engaging audience. Get in touch with whatever comes to mind, we are here to help. Essential Magazine is a registered trademark of Publicationes Independents Costa del Sol S.L. in Spain, but we service clients globally.

EDITORIAL & ADMIN

info@essentialmagazine.com

Complejo La Poveda, Blq. 3 1A
CN340 km178,2 Marbella
29602 Málaga, Spain
Tel: (+34) 952 766 344

DESIGN & PRODUCTION

design@essentialmagazine.com

Complejo La Poveda, Blq. 3 1B
CN340 km178,2 Marbella
29602 Málaga, Spain
Tel: (+34) 952 766 344

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    Advertising Specs & Sizes

    Sizes

    DPS (double page spread): 460 x 300 mm (+3mm bleed)

    Full Page: 230 x 300 mm (+3mm bleed)

    2/3 Page: 131 x 265 mm

    1/2 Page: horizontal 200 x 130 mm vertical 97,5 x 265 mm

    1/3 Page: box 130 x 130 mm vertical 63 x 265 mm

    1/4 Page: 97,5 x 130 mm

    1/6 Page: 63 x 130 mm

    Pleas contact your representative for quotations on special positions, inserts and advertising features.


    Deadlines

    Space reservation is generally up to the 15th of the month previous to the month of publication. Copy deadline may vary with artwork format supplied, around the 20th of each month.


    Technical specs for print ready artwork

    All print ready artwork supplied must be in PDF format, generated with the correct settings for the computer to plate conversion for rotative printing process.

    Compression: to a minimum of 300 dpi for images and 1200 dpi for monochrome images

    Marks and Bleed: crop marks, bleed marks (3 mm bleed on all trimmed sizes), registration marks, color bars, page information

    Output: Colour profile CMYK U.S. Web Coated (SWOP) v2. For interior pages, your file must NOT INCLUDE SPOT COLOURS!

    Transparency Flattener: High Resolution

    Security: No security lock for rasterisation

    Double Page Spread Advertising – DPS pages must be provided as two single pages each with 3mm bleed on all four sides and the corresponding printer marks.

    We can also accept TIF and JPG files. TIF and JPG files must be 300dpi at final output size with low compression and include 3mm of bleed on all four sides and crop marks for all trimmed sizes. Required colour mode is CMYK. All RGB colour files supplied will be converted to CMYK using in-house conversion tables which might cause some shift in Pantone and other colours, so we recommend that all files are supplied in CMYK mode. TIF files must be 8 bit per channel and should not include alpha channels, layers, clipping paths, transparencies or masks.

    PSD, Illustrator, Freehand, InDesign and Quark Express files are not accepted without their fonts and linked images and may not be readable due to version differences.

    Publisher, Corel Draw or other similar programmes which are not mentioned above are NOT SUPPORTED.

    Modular Advertising – Please supply all modular adverts without bleed.


    Technical specs for materials supplied for design

    Text files – All text must be supplied in MIcrosoft Word doc. or other simple text file (or email) fully edited.

    Images – All images including logos must be supplied as a separate image file. Logos may be EPS, JPG, TIF or Illustrator (EPS) format. Freehand is not supported. All images must be sent as a separate TIF or JPG file. Please note that images that are inserted into text files i.e. a Microsoft Word document, are not useable.

    TIF and JPG files must be 300dpi at final output size. All RGB colour files will be converted to CMYK colour mode which may cause a shift in the colour composition of the image. To avoid this, please send files in CMYK colour mode. TIF files must be 8 bit per channel and should not include alpha channels, layers, clipping paths, transparencies or masks.

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    Privacy Policy

    Privacy Policy

    This Privacy Policy governs the manner in which Publicaciones Independientes Costa del Sol S.L. collects, uses, maintains and discloses information collected from users (each, a “User”) of the www.essentialmagazine.com website (“Site”). This privacy policy applies to the Site and all products and services offered by Publicaciones Independientes Costa del Sol S.L..

    Publicaciones Independientes Costa del Sol S.L. (CIF: B-92058452) is registered in accordance with and seeks to comply with Ley Orgánica 15/1999, de 13 de diciembre, de Protección de Datos de Carácter Personal (Spain).

    If you have any queries about this privacy policy or any queries about the protection of personal information Publicaciones Independientes Costa del Sol S.L. holds about you, please write to: Essential Magazine, Complejo La Poveda, Blq. 3 Urb. Santa Petronilla, CN340 km 178.2 Marbella 29600 Málaga Spain

    You have the ability to correct or change certain information in our records, such as your address and contact information. If you need assistance or have questions about correcting information, you can contact us via e-mail at info@essentialmagazine.com

    Please leave the Site and its Service now if you don’t agree to our privacy terms below.

    PERSONAL IDENTIFICATION INFORMATION

    We may collect personal identification information from Users in a variety of ways, including, but not limited to, when Users visit our site, register on the site, place an order, subscribe to the newsletter, respond to a survey, fill out a form, and in connection with other activities, services, features or resources we make available on our Site. Users may be asked for, as appropriate, name, email address, mailing address, phone number, credit card information. Users may, however, visit our Site anonymously. We will collect personal identification information from Users only if they voluntarily submit such information to us. Users can always refuse to supply personally identification information, except that it may prevent them from engaging in certain Site related activities.

    NON-PERSONAL IDENTIFICATION INFORMATION

    We may collect non-personal identification information about Users whenever they interact with our Site. Non-personal identification information may include the browser name, the type of computer and technical information about Users means of connection to our Site, such as the operating system and the Internet service providers utilized and other similar information.

    WEB BROWSER COOKIES

    Our Site may use “cookies” to enhance User experience. User’s web browser places cookies on their hard drive for record-keeping purposes and sometimes to track information about them. User may choose to set their web browser to refuse cookies, or to alert you when cookies are being sent. If they do so, note that some parts of the Site may not function properly.

    HOW WE USE COLLECTED INFORMATION

    Publicaciones Independientes Costa del Sol S.L. collects and uses Users personal information for the following purposes:

    • To personalize user experience
      We may use information in the aggregate to understand how our Users as a group use the services and resources provided on our Site.
    • To improve our Site
      We continually strive to improve our website offerings based on the information and feedback we receive from you.
    • To improve customer service
      Your information helps us to more effectively respond to your customer service requests and support needs.
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      We may use the information Users provide about themselves when placing an order only to provide service to that order. We do not share this information with outside parties except to the extent necessary to provide the service.
    • To administer a content, promotion, survey or other Site feature
      To send Users information they agreed to receive about topics we think will be of interest to them.
    • To send periodic emails
      The email address Users provide for order processing, will only be used to send them information and updates pertaining to their order. It may also be used to respond to their inquiries, and/or other requests or questions. If User decides to opt-in to our mailing list, they will receive emails that may include company news, updates, related product or service information, etc. If at any time the User would like to unsubscribe from receiving future emails, we include detailed unsubscribe instructions at the bottom of each email.
    HOW WE PROTECT YOUR INFORMATION

    We adopt appropriate data collection, storage and processing practices and security measures to protect against unauthorized access, alteration, disclosure or destruction of your personal information, username, password, transaction information and data stored on our Site.

    We also requires those parties to whom we transfers personal information to comply with the same.

    SHARING YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION

    We do not sell, trade, or rent Users personal identification information to others. We may share generic aggregated demographic information not linked to any personal identification information regarding visitors and users with our business partners, trusted affiliates and advertisers for the purposes outlined above.We may use third party service providers to help us operate our business and the Site or administer activities on our behalf, such as sending out newsletters or surveys. We may share your information with these third parties for those limited purposes provided that you have given us your permission.

    THIRD PARTY WEBSITES

    Users may find advertising or other content on our Site that link to the sites and services of our partners, suppliers, advertisers, sponsors, licensors and other third parties. We do not control the content or links that appear on these sites and are not responsible for the practices employed by websites linked to or from our Site. In addition, these sites or services, including their content and links, may be constantly changing. These sites and services may have their own privacy policies and customer service policies. Browsing and interaction on any other website, including websites which have a link to our Site, is subject to that website’s own terms and policies.

    ADVERTISING

    Ads appearing on our site may be delivered to Users by advertising partners, who may set cookies. These cookies allow the ad server to recognize your computer each time they send you an online advertisement to compile non personal identification information about you or others who use your computer. This information allows ad networks to, among other things, deliver targeted advertisements that they believe will be of most interest to you. This privacy policy does not cover the use of cookies by any advertisers.

    GOOGLE ADSENSE

    Some of the ads may be served by Google. Google’s use of the DART cookie enables it to serve ads to Users based on their visit to our Site and other sites on the Internet. DART uses “non personally identifiable information” and does NOT track personal information about you, such as your name, email address, physical address, etc. You may opt out of the use of the DART cookie by visiting the Google ad and content network privacy policy at http://www.google.com/privacy_ads.html

    CHANGES TO PRIVACY POLICY

    Publicaciones Independientes Costa del Sol S.L. has the discretion to update this privacy policy at any time. When we do, we will revise the updated date at the bottom of this page. We encourage Users to frequently check this page for any changes to stay informed about how we are helping to protect the personal information we collect. You acknowledge and agree that it is your responsibility to review this privacy policy periodically and become aware of modifications.

    YOUR ACCEPTANCE OF THESE TERMS

    By using this Site, you signify your acceptance of this policy and our Terms of Use. If you do not agree to this policy, please do not use our Site. Your continued use of the Site following the posting of changes to this policy will be deemed your acceptance of those changes.

    CONTACTING US

    If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy, the practices of this site, or your dealings with this site, please contact us at:

    Publicaciones Independientes Costa del Sol S.L.

    CIF: B92058452
    www.essentialmagazine.com
    Address: Complejo La Poveda, Blq. 3 Urb. Santa Petronilla, CN340 km 178.2 Marbella 29600 Málaga Spain

    (+34) 952 766 344
    info@essentialmagazine.com

    This document was last updated on September 08, 2018


    Terms of Use

    Terms of Use

    Meanings and definitions used in this Agreement:

    “Agreement” – means this agreement for users of the Site;
    Discussion Forums” – means the chat areas, bulletin-boards or forum facilities provided on the Site;
    essential magazine” – means; Publicaciones Independientes Costa del Sol S.L. of Complejo La Poveda Blq. 3 1ª, CN340, Km 178.2, Marbella, Malaga, Spain.
    Service” – means the service(s) provided by the Site;

    1. INTRODUCTION TO AGREEMENT

    This Site is owned and operated by essential magazine.
    This Agreement governs the use of the Site and Service produced by essential magazine, including participation in the Discussion Forums.
    The Service is designed to provide a forum, enjoyable for all, for the exchange of opinions, comments and information and, therefore, essential magazine requires its users to abide by the rules of this Agreement. Your use of the Service will constitute your agreement to comply with these rules.
    If you do not agree with the rules contained in this Agreement, you should not use the Service.
    Essential magazine may modify this Agreement from time to time and notice of revisions to this Agreement will be posted here. Continued use of the Service by you will constitute your acceptance of any changes or revisions to the Agreement, so it’s wise to check this page regularly.
    We may terminate your access to the Service, without notice, in addition to our other remedies if you fail to follow this Agreement and the Service’s rules.

    Please see our Privacy Policy above, which is incorporated into these Terms of Use by reference.

    2. USE OF THIS SERVICE BY YOU

    2.1. Essential magazine or its licensors owns all material on this Site. You may retrieve and display content from this Site on a computer screen, print individual pages on paper (but not photocopy them) and store such pages in electronic form on disk (but not on any server or other storage device connected to a network) for your own personal, non-commercial use. You may not in any way make commercial or other unauthorised use, by publication, re-transmission, distribution, performance, caching or otherwise, of material obtained through the Service.
    2.2. You acknowledge that all magazine brands are trade marks and that you may not use them without prior written permission from essential magazine.
    2.3. You may not authorise others to use the Service, and you are responsible for all of your own use of the Service. You agree not to use any obscene, indecent or offensive language, or to place on the Service any material that is false, defamatory, abusive, harassing or hateful. Further, you may not place on the Service any material that is encrypted, constitutes junk mail or unauthorised advertising, invades anyone’s privacy, encourages conduct that would constitute a criminal offence or give rise to civil liability, or that otherwise violates any local, national or international law or regulation. You agree to use the Service only for lawful purposes and you acknowledge that your failure to do so may subject you to civil and criminal liability.
    2.4. Other than connecting to essential magazine’s servers by HTTP requests using a Web browser, you may not attempt to gain access to essential magazine’s servers by any means, including, without limitation, by using administrator passwords or by masquerading as an administrator while using the Service or otherwise.
    2.5. You agree not to disrupt, modify or interfere with the Service or its associated software, hardware and servers in any way, and you agree not to impede or interfere with others’ use of the Service. You further agree not to alter or tamper with any information or materials on, or associated with, the Service.
    2.6. You acknowledge that essential magazine has not reviewed and does not endorse the content of all sites linked to from this Service and is not responsible for the content or actions of any other sites linked to from this Service. Linking to any other service or site from this Service is at your sole risk.

    3. INFORMATION AND AVAILABILITY

    3.1 While essential magazine takes every care to ensure that the information on this Site is accurate and complete, some of it is supplied to essential magazine by third parties and essential magazine is unable to check its accuracy or completeness. You are advised to verify the accuracy of any information before relying on it. Further, due to the inherent nature of the Internet, errors interruptions and delays may occur in the service at any time. Accordingly, essential magazine’s Site is provided “as is” without any warranties of any kind and essential magazine does not accept any liability arising from any inaccuracy or omission in the information or interruption in availability.

    4. LINKS

    4.1. Any third party web site that links to this Site must not: create a frame or any other browser or border environment around the content of this site; imply that essential magazine is endorsing it or its products or services; use any essential magazine trade mark displayed on any essential magazine Site without permission from essential magazine; infringe any intellectual property or other right of any person; be a web site that contains content that could be construed as distasteful, offensive or controversial.
    4.2. Essential magazine expressly reserves the right to request that any link in breach of these terms be removed and to take whatever other action it deems appropriate.
    4.3. On these Sites you may be offered automatic links to other sites. Whilst essential magazine hopes you will be interested in those other sites, you acknowledge that their owners may be independent from essential magazine and essential magazine does not endorse or accept any responsibility for their content.

    5. USE OF MATERIAL POSTED BY YOU

    5.1. All information and material you supply or communicate to the Service is governed by the Privacy Policy, which is accessible at any time from the bottom of any page on the Service.

    6. COPYRIGHT COMPLAINTS

    6.1. Essential magazine respects the intellectual property of others, and we ask our users to do the same. essential magazine may, in appropriate circumstances and at its discretion, terminate the access of users, subscribers, and account holders who infringe the copyright rights of others.
    6.2. If you believe that your work has been copied and is accessible on the Site in a way that constitutes copyright infringement, or that the Site contains links or other references to another online location that contains material or activity that infringes your copyright, please contact essential magazine immediately.

    7. COMPETITION AND PRIZES

    These rules apply to all prize promotions including free draws, prize competitions and instant win offers.
    7.1. From time to time essential magazine will run competitions, free prize draws and promotions on this website. These may be subject to additional terms that will be made available at the time.
    7.2. Prizes are non-transferable, non-negotiable and no cash alternatives will be offered.
    7.3. Essential magazine and the promoter reserve the right to substitute the prize for another prize of equal value.
    7.4. NO PURCHASE NECESSARY to enter the competitions unless otherwise stated on the promotional activity with a specific competition.
    7.5. By entering the prize draw, the entrant agrees to be bound by the rules and by any other requirements set out in the promotional material accompanying the promotion.
    7.6. By entering the promotion, the entrant agrees to the terms of the privacy policy. In addition essential magazine may pass your personal information to the promoters and their data processors. However, essential magazine always demands that those parties adhere to the same security procedures that it follows itself.
    7.7. It is assumed that by entering competitions which, if won, could result in time off work, your employer is in agreement to time off. When dates are specified they can not be altered.
    7.8. Winners will be notified by email on the day of the draw. Winners have five (5) business working days to respond in full to the email or another winner will be drawn.
    7.9. By entering the promotion, the winner(s) consent to any publicity generated as a result of the promotion, and use on websites, magazines or mobile services at any time.
    7.10. Prize draws are not open to employees of essential magazine, the promoter and their immediate families, the promoters advertising agency and sales promotion consultancy, and anyone else connected with the creation and administration of the promotion.
    7.11. The Site’s Webmasters’ decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into. Odds of winning depend on the number of eligible entries received.
    7.12. Only one entry per person. Spammers will be disqualified.
    7.13. Essential magazine will not accept responsibility for lost through technical fault, incomplete, illegible or other damaged entries. Proof of entry is not automatically proof of receipt.
    7.14. The promotional draws are held by Publicaciones Independientes Costa del Sol S.L. at Complejo La Poveda Blq. 3 1ª, CN340, Km 178.2, Marbella, Malaga, Spain or the promoter, as stated.
    7.15. Details of the winner(s) can be obtained by sending a SAE marked Essential Magazine, Complejo La Poveda Blq. 3 1ª, CN340, Km 178.2, Marbella, Malaga, Spain within 21 days of the closing date of the promotion.
    7.16. Where essential magazine runs a competition with a promoter such that the promoter is responsible for the selection and/or the provision of prizes then essential magazine shall not be responsible for or have any liability for the provision of such prizes.
    7.17. These terms and conditions shall be governed by and construed in accordance with Spanish law.

    8. OTHER PROMOTIONS

    From time to time, essential magazine (or selected third parties) may include competitions, promotions or other offers on these Sites. Each such offer shall be subject to its own express terms and may not be available in all jurisdictions.

    9. MATERIALS PROVIDED BY OTHERS

    9.1. You agree that essential magazine is not responsible, and shall have no liability to you, with respect to any information or materials posted by others, including defamatory, offensive or illicit material.

    10. TRADE MARKS

    10.1 All magazine trade marks are trade marks of essential magazine and may be registered in certain jurisdictions. All other trade marks used on this Site are the property of their respective owners.

    11. INDEMNITY

    11.1. You agree to indemnify essential magazine and its subsidiaries, affiliates, officers, employees, advertisers, partners, agents and representatives, and to hold them harmless from any and all claims, demands and liabilities (including legal fees) that may arise from your submissions or provision of content, from your unauthorised use of material obtained through the Service, from your breach of this Agreement, or from any such acts arising through your use of the Service or any other violation of the rights of another person or party.

    12. EDITING AND DELETIONS

    12.1. Essential magazine reserves the right, but undertakes no duty, to review, edit, move or delete any material posted by users in the Discussion Forums or elsewhere on the Site, in its sole discretion and without notice.

    13. ADDITIONAL RULES

    13.1. Essential magazine reserves the right to post, from time to time, additional terms and conditions that apply to specific parts of the Service. Such additional terms and conditions will be posted in the relevant parts of the Service, and will be clearly identified. Your use of the Service constitutes your agreement to comply with these additional terms and conditions.

    14. DISCLAIMER AND WARRANTY AND LIMITATION OF LIABILITY

    14.1. YOU UNDERSTAND AND AGREE THAT YOU ARE USING THE SITE AND ANY OF ITS SERVICES AT YOUR OWN RISK. THE SITE AND ITS SERVICES ARE PROVIDED “AS IS,” AND TO THE EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW, ESSENTIAL MAGAZINE AND ITS AFFILIATES EXPRESSLY DISCLAIM ANY AND ALL WARRANTIES, EXPRESS AND IMPLIED, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO ANY WARRANTIES OF ACCURACY, RELIABILITY, TITLE, MERCHANTABILITY, NON-INFRINGEMENT, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE OR ANY OTHER WARRANTY, CONDITION, GUARANTEE OR REPRESENTATION, WHETHER ORAL, IN WRITING OR IN ELECTRONIC FORM, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE ACCURACY OR COMPLETENESS OF ANY INFORMATION CONTAINED THEREIN OR PROVIDED BY THE SITE AND ITS SERVICE.
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    14.4. ESSENTIAL MAGAZINE’S LIABILITY WILL NOT BE LIMITED IN THE CASE OF DEATH OR PERSONAL INJURY DIRECTLY CAUSED BY ESSENTIAL MAGAZINE’S NEGLIGENCE.

    15. TERMINATION

    17.1. ESSENTIAL MAGAZINE HAS THE RIGHT TO TERMINATE YOUR ABILITY TO ACCESS THE SITE AND ITS SERVICE, FOR ANY REASON, WITHOUT NOTICE.

    16. CHOICE OF LAW AND JURISDICTION

    16.1. You agree that this Agreement, for all purposes, shall be governed by and construed in accordance with Spanish law. You also agree, subject to the following clause, to submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of the Spanish courts as regards any claim or matter arising under this Agreement.
    16.2. For the exclusive benefit of essential magazine, essential magazine shall retain the right to bring proceedings as to the substance of the matter in the courts of the country of your residence.

    17. GENERAL

    17.1. From time to time, our Site may publish articles or features, which some site visitors may find offensive. essential magazine does not intend to offend and suggests that Site visitors who find the tone or content of the Site offensive, no longer visit the Site. No responsibility is taken for any offense caused.
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    Please leave the Site and its Service now if you don’t agree to the terms contained in this Agreement.


    Booking an Advert

    YOUR PLAN OF ACTION:

    1. Decide on the length of your campaign

    You can advertise with essential for any period, from 1 month to an ongoing indefinite contract. The length of campaign you choose will affect the discount available starting with a 3 month commitment. Once again, think about your advertising goals and plan ahead a little. We usually recommend a minimum 3 month campaign so as to build brand awareness in the market place.

    2. Decide on the size of your advert

    Think about your message and what you need to say. Take a look at the magazine, either in print or online and see what size would suit you. A full list of available advert sizes along with the cost of each can be found in the media kit.

    3. Take a note of our deadlines

    As the magazine is published monthly, we are able to give clients general schedule guidelines that apply to sales and design. We will need you to reserve your space in the magazine by the 15th of the month previous to publication. If we are producing your advert on your behalf, we will require the content and design brief between the 15th and 17th in order to create, proof and approve your advert by the print deadline which is usually around the 22nd. If you are producing print ready artwork, this can be supplied by the 22nd. (Please note that if these dates fall on a weekend, it is in your best interest to work towards the last working day before the date rather than after). The only exception is the Christmas edition which is brought forward by several days. Please contact us if you require specific deadlines for these editions.

    4. Gather together your material

    We have a dedicated Production Manager who will be your main point of contact for all design queries. When you have your materials together, they can be sent via email and the design process will begin.

    5. Call (+34) 952 76 63 44 now!


    Editorial Submissions

    Essential magazine prides itself on being a local publication with a strong community focus, so we hold feedback from our readers and dialogue with local businesses as a crucial part of our success. If you have an interesting event, opening or news you’d like to share with our readers, please send an e-mail to news@essentialmagazine.com.
    How to submit information to essential magazine:

    1. For events taking place on a specific date:

    As we are a monthly magazine, early notification of your event is crucial if our print deadlines are to be met. As soon as you know the date, time and details the event is taking place, please send the information to news@essentialmagazine.com.

    For our Enterprise section, we need to receive your communication by the 10th of the month preceding publication (for instance, for the December edition, we would need to receive your information by November 10). Sometimes we receive information post-deadline or post-event. Bearing in mind space availability and newsworthiness, we can still publish your event/news in the following issue if you send all the required information (see below).

    Format of Information:

    Text: For our Enterprise or News sections, please send a short text of around 150 words maximum and a high resolution photograph (300 dpi, jpg/TIF format) to news@essentialmagazine.com. If you are a business, please specify your office address, landline and website (if you have one). If you do not have an office address or landline, we should at least include a mobile phone number.

    Photography: Many times, the reception of a low resolution photo (which looks fine on the computer screen but is actually tiny when printed out at magazine quality resolution) slows down the process of communication. Please send uncompressed pictures taken with a 3 megapixel camera at the very least.

    2. For general news that is NOT time-specific

    You may be a business stocking an exciting new line of products, or proud about your recent move to new offices; likewise, you could wish to inform the community of a new Managing Director or executive that has joined your team.

    For any general news items you’d like to share, please send an e-mail to news@essentialmagazine.com. Our focus is on items that are truly newsworthy (an important business feat, an anniversary, a fundraising event, etc).

    3. Submitting feature ideas

    If you have a fantastic idea you think would make a great story (such as a beautiful house we might consider featuring for our Décor section, or an interesting person doing something new and exciting), send your idea to editorial@essentialmagazine.com

    4. Freelance journalists

    If you are a freelance journalist wishing to sell a story, please send a summary of your article to editorial@essentialmagazine.com


    Magazine Profile

    About Essential Magazine

    Marbella's favourite lifestyle publication

    OUR PURPOSE

    Portraying Marbella's Best Since 1999

    The essential brand enjoys unrivalled local authority. Relevant content, in-depth features and social commentary make essential the undisputed market leader providing the ultimate insider guide to life and style in Marbella and its surrounds.

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    Quality Content Above All

    Diverse Lifestyle Topics, a Little Something for Everyone

    Expat living under the sun is a dream of many and readers visit our product from all over the world to be immersed in this experience. We cover all aspects of this fascinating lifestyle, our journalists and contributors have first-hand experience in their topic and are passionate about their storytelling. We feature travel, culture, motoring, leisure, home and décor, health and beauty, gourmet and more from Marbella and further afield.. We aim to inform, inspire and entertain our readers with quality, versatile, unbiased content that is hand-picked.

    Style and Prestige in a Bundle

    Awesome Content in Beautiful Packaging

    Beautiful aesthetics and printing mean that the magazine is respected, collected and granted access to top establishments. It’s sophisticated outlook resonates with the Coast’s most influential consumers who are discerning about culture, fashion, travel, dining and design.

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    Popularity and Integrity Over 20 Years of History

    Marbella has a highly transitional multi-national audience, which means that each edition is found and read by a large variety of people. Alongside the all-year residents that seek out a copy at the beginning of each month, essential is redistributed mid-month to ensure continued availability for seasonal visitors as well. In spite of our extensive distribution, the copies often ‘fly-off’ the shelves, so we created an interactive digital edition that can be accessed world-wide. Operating over two decades, essential  remains the most popular local choice with readers and advertisers alike.

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    Published Editions

    Since May 1999 we published a new copy of essential magazine every calendar month*

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    120-220 pages are packed with lively editorial and quality advertisements each month

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    Up to 25.000 copies are printed and distributed to select locations each month

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    Reaching a residential and visiting audience on the Costa del Sol, from all over the world

    Extensive Distribution is Key

    Available Free from All the Best Locations Along the Costa del Sol

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    Personalised Magazine for High-End Business and Five Star Hotel Room Distribution

    Would you like to provide your customers with your own magazine? We offer you all our content with a personalised cover and some pages inside for your in-house distribution. A very cost-effective way to deliver a corporate message and make a good impression on your clients.

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    We've Gone Digital

    Our hybrid digital edition is very popular not just in Spain, but readers look at our stories and our clients’ promotions all over the world.

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    Tens of thousands of people read our digital magazine every month

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    Our publications have been exposed to over 11 million people so far

    ESSENTIAL MAGAZINE DIGITAL EDITION

    Just Like Holding a Real Magazine in Your Hand and More...

    True Likeness

    For optimum viewing open the digital version of essential magazine on a large screen or tablet

    Cool Navigation

    Click on headlines and sections to go directly to what interests you, and straight back to contents

    Live Links

    Click on hyperlinks within the articles to follow even more of the story or to access advertising content.

    Enjoy the Screen

    Each article is redesigned with larger text and photos so you don't need to zoom to read comfortably

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    Watch related and complimentary videos playing directly on the page for even more entertainment

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