About People + Strategy

Published by the SHRM Executive Network, the People + Strategy journal delivers the most current theory, research and practice in strategic human resource management, and it consistently ranks among the top benefits in surveys among the SHRM Executive Network members. The publication focuses on HR best practices that help executives consistently improve HR performance and drive organizational development and effectiveness. The SHRM Executive Network focuses on a network of influential HR executives representing the world's most prominent organizations.


People + Strategy's audience comprises top-level HR executives who seek, develop and implement strategic solutions on behalf of their organizations and the profession at large. Nearly 70 percent of subscribers are at the director level or higher, and roughly half are at the president/CEO, CHRO or vice president level. More than half of People + Strategy's audience represents companies with revenues of $500 million or greater. 

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If you sell a product or service that these human resources management executives need or should know about, or can recommend to others, you should advertise in People + Strategy. The journal is published quarterly. The number of ads accepted each issue is limited.

Put your message in front of more than 2,500 HR executives who represent the largest industrial and service organizations worldwide. To secure your ad space, please contact one of our Regional Sales Managers:


Tom Minich


Joel Shuflin

2021 Advertising Rates

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Mechanical Specifications

  • Provide a high-resolution Adobe Acrobat PDF, EPS or JPG file. All images and fonts should be embedded. Save ads with bleeds and without crop or other marks.

  • The best presets for exporting to a PDF are as follows: 

          Standard: PDF/X-1a: 2001
          Compatibility: Acrobat 7 (PDF 1.3)

          These settings best handle transparency issues.

  • Email ad art to:

                Deborah Stadtler
                Managing Editor
                The SHRM Executive Network


Bleed Page Size: 8-3/4" x 11-1/4" 
Trim Size: 8-1/2" x 11" 
Live Matter: 8" x 10-1/2" 
Non-Bleed: 7-3/8" x 10"
Horizontal: 7-3/8" x 5" 
Vertical: 3-5/8" x 10"
Vertical: 2-1/2" x 10"

2021 Submission Deadlines

PSJ 44.3 Summer 2021

Ad Reservation Deadline: April 10, 2021
Artwork Deadline: May 1, 2021
Mail Date: Week of June 28, 2021

PSJ 44.4 Fall 2021

Ad Reservation Deadline: July 13, 2021
Artwork Deadline: July 31, 2021
Mail Date: Week of September 28, 2021


Interested in advertising in People + Strategy? Please call 1.888.602.3270 or email