Payments Cards and Mobile Advertising Opportunities

AdvertisingTargeted global reach

Global messaging to targeted senior executives in the card and mobile payments industries

Reach a worldwide audience of targeted senior executives in the cards and mobile payments industry. Use advertisements to give immediate visual impact of your brand, products and services. Advertorial will give a more comprehensive product launch, news item or company overview. A double page spread in Payments Cards and Mobile has a strong impact. 4 or 8 page advertorial sections can be bound into the magazine. Competitive quotes for editorial assistance and page make-up.

Circulation & ReadershipCirculation Production InformationProduction  Publication datesDates website advertisingWebsite 

enhanced advertising


Get your important brand and message noticed with eye-catching enhancements. We offer cover tip-ons, belly bands, false covers etc. Loose inserts can be distributed to the UK and Europe or worldwide, as well as to specified countries/regions. Price depends on distribution and insert weight.

For pricing and more information Contact Wendy Sanders, Head of Business Development. or Tel: +44 1263 722 300.


Belly bands can highlight your presence at an event, promote  a new product or publicise a survey or competition. Available as worldwide or regional  distribution.


Loose inserts can be distributed to the UK and Europe or worldwide, as well as to specified countries/regions. Price depends on distribution and insert weight. Contact us for a quote.


4 or 8 page inserts can be bound into Payments Cards and Mobile, giving your brochure or advertorial extensive coverage with our worldwide distribution and digital marketing.


Advertising is available as banners, button banners and skyscrapers on a month by month basis with no minimum contract. Cost depends on position, size and number of banners booked. Click her to find out more


Exclusive or co-sponsorship is available in our magazines, supplements and reports. Packages can include your logo on the cover, company advertorial and your branding throughout. If you have an idea, contact us to discuss what you’d like and we can give a quote.


We offer cover tip-ons – from cards to USB memory sticks and everything in between. An excellent way to highlight your company’s products or services with a gift or promotional invitation. Contact us for more details.


If you’d like your corporate video to be seen by a global audience, ask us for details on how your video can appear on our website.




Professionally filmed and produced, videos create interest and movement on your website in a simple and effective way. They can be displayed on our websites and used on your company website or for your exhibition booth as demonstrations to assist your sales and marketing people. Contact us for more details.


A range of webinar styles all with email campaigns aimed at your target audience worldwide and tailored to suit your budget. Discuss your requirements with us.


Would you like to sponsor or need help with a Breakfast Briefing or Round Table? We can organise briefings with research-based information and knowledge of the payments industry. Events will be marketed through our magazines, websites and emails. Contact us for more details.



Our commitment to delivering authoritative, timely and relevant payments industry coverage has won us the attention of:

  • 212,420 unique visitors per month
  • 911,540 average page impressions per month
  • Nearly 4,000 social media followers and growing daily

*Website audience is based Based on 1 Jan-31 Dec 2014 statistics.

Circulation and Readership

by Organisation
Circulation by Organisation

  • Banking & Financial Institutions 47%
  • Retail 20% 
  • Card Specialists 9% 
  • Mobile Specialists 8%
  • Telco 8%
  • Processors, PSPs etc. 8%
by Region/Country
Circulation by Region Country

  • Western Europe 41%
  • North America 20%
  • Central and Eastern Europe 18%
  • Africa/ME 10%
  • Asia Pacific 8%
  • Latin America 3%
by Job Title
Circulation by Job Title

  • CEO 12% 
  • VP/SVP 29%
  • Manager 33%
  • Executive 26%

Production Information

Production Specifications

FULL PAGE Bleed size 216 x 286 mm
TRIMMED page size 210 x 280 mm
TYPE AREA 190 x 260 mm
Half page HORIZONTAL 180 x 125 mm
Third page 56 x 231 mm
Quarter page 80 x 115 mm
Please note, the trimmed page size is slightly smaller than conventional A4 size.
Measurements are all Width x Height.

Advertisement Formats

Advertisement is preferred as high resolution Press-ready PDFs. Contact Payments Cards and Mobile for full details.

Please note, a hard copy reference such as a tearsheet or digital proof is required with all colour material.


Once confirmed, bookings are subject to 60 days notice of cancellation.

Publication Dates

January | February 2016
Ad deadline: 8 January
Publication date: 28 January

Bonus distribution:
Merchant Payments Ecosystem, Berlin
Mobile World Congress, Barcelona
Retail Business Technology Expo, London
Cards & Payments Africa, Johannesburg
The Future of Retail Banking, Vienna
BAI Payments Connect San Diego
Connect: ID, Washington DC

March | April 2016
Ad deadline: 4 March
Publication date: 29 March

Bonus distribution:
Money2020 Europe Copenhagen
NACHA Payments 2016, Phoenix
Apps World Germany, Berlin
Cards & Payments Asia, Singapore
Cards & Payments Middle East, Dubai
Retail Technology Show USA and Ecommerce Show USA, Atlanta

May | June 2016
Ad deadline: 6 May
Publication date: 29 May

Bonus distribution:

GSMA Mobile 360

Buyers Guide 2016-2017
Ad deadline: 27 June
Publication date: 28 July

July | August 2016
Ad deadline: 9 July
Publication date: 28 July

Bonus distribution:

GSMA Mobile 360

September | October 2016
Ad deadline: 9 September
Publication date: 29 September

Bonus distribution:
BAI Retail Delivery Las Vegas

Money 2020 Las Vegas

November | December 2016
Ad deadline: 21 October
Publication date: 9 November

Bonus distribution:
Cartes Paris

CEEC Warsaw
Nordic Cards 2016

PCM’s Editorial Calendar is updated regularly. For information on planned editorial features, please visit Forward Features.
Exhibitions shown are those where Payments Cards and Mobile will be represented and/or arranging bonus distribution.