MBNews

MBNews is the official monthly publication of the Monument Builders of North America. The Issue date for MBNews is the first of every month.

Who Reads the MBNews?

MBNews’ mail-out circulation is nearly 1,000 copies. MBNews is a MBNA member exclusive benefit full of educational and informative information on the monument industry. Its subscribers are MBNA members in North America with about 60 of those outside of North America. MBNA Members are primarily owners of monument retailing companies or Certified Memorialists® within a monument builder shop. These are the key people who buy and specify products and supplies—everything from granite, small hand tools used in the industry, to trucks and truck-mounted cranes. The companies range in size from one to two person operations to companies with 30 or more employees.

The pass-along readership is very good within these companies. Total readership of any monthly issue is estimated at up to 3,000 people who buy or specify products. In addition, because of the “art” aspects of memorials featured and the high quality of the magazine, readers tend to keep their copies available for future reference

Why Read the MBNews?

Each month, MBNews focuses on bringing timely editorial content of high interest to its readers.

  • The latest and best in memorial art—from personalized memorials for individuals to largescale public memorials.
  • Information that will help readers in their day-today business operations.
  • Stories, columns, and case studies focused on creativity, innovations, trends, and a worldwide view of memorialization.
  • Features from industry experts, including “Artistic Insights,” “Blast from the Past,” and “Tools of the Trade.”
  • PLUS—Important industry and association news.
 

INVITATION TO MEMBERS & ADVERTISERS
We invite you to participate in the development of these special features for all our readers. Share your ideas and information. If you can contribute photos, tips, anecdotes or provide some good leads, please email Rachel Daeger at [email protected].

MBNews 2024 Editorial Calendar

JANUARY
The North American Marketplace

FEBRUARY
Education & Training

MARCH
WinMBNA/MBNA Annual Roster & Buyers Guide

APRIL
Post-Conference

MAY
Awards

JUNE
Design

JULY
Equipment & Technology

AUGUST
Member Benefits

SEPTEMBER
Business Operations

OCTOBER
Marketing, Publicity, Sales

NOVEMBER
Pre-Conference

DECEMBER
Funeral Home Relationships

Ad Reservation Deadlines

JANUARY | December 1, 2023
FEBRUARY | January 1, 2024
MARCH | February 1, 2024
MBNA ANNUAL ROSTER 
& BUYER’S GUIDE | Feb 1, 2024
APRILMarch 1, 2024
MAY | April 1. 2024
JUNE | May 1, 2024
JULY | June 1, 2024
AUGUST | July 1, 2024
SEPTEMBER | August 1, 2024
OCTOBER | September 1, 2024
NOVEMBER | October 1, 2024
DECEMBER | November 1, 2024