Difference Between Editorial, Advertorial and Ads

Although most magazines today cater to regionally curated content, Regalier is one of the first magazine in the world that caters to its readers and clients at a global scale.

Our magazine is available worldwide on a number of platforms and its web articles can be translated by readers in the language of their choice for the convenience of reading. To give maximum coverage to our clients and brands associated with us, we offer our magazines completely free of cost to our readers.

We get a large number of emails everyday, but, before brands/businesses pitch to us, we would like them to categorize their email subject to either ‘editorial pitch’ or ‘advertorial pitch’. And if you are not sure about which one you would like to pick, please read the below article.

What is Editorial?

Editorial content would include style guides, gift guides, interviews, features, specialist features and editor’s pick. These are the brands and content chosen by the editors should they find your content fit for the magazine. There may be a chance when your brand might not qualify for the guides or articles. If you are lucky and your brand is chosen for our editorial content there might be a very minimal technical fee charged from you (because a whole bunch of team members are working hard to get your brand out there).

What is Earned Editorial (free)?

Now, many of you may ask for earned media (which is obviously free). So please find below the eligibility criteria for earned editorial (and yes, statistics will have to be submitted during the pitch):

  • You have a very interesting press release submission
  • You should be a famous personality. For example: Actor/Actress, Singer, Designer, Public figure with a rank, etc. (or if you have a fashion show, movie or album coming up).
  • Or you are requesting for media partnership for an event

So what else is exactly free?

  • Photography features
  • Literature features
  • Short Stories / Flash Fiction / Sudden Fiction / Micro Fiction / Drabble / Dribble
  • Non promotional articles or articles by writers
  • Invites to an event, show or for travel/hospitality businesses (Contact for details)

If you feel that you fall under editorial, please submit your pitch using these guidelines.

What is an Advertorial?

An advertorial is Ad+Editorial. This means that you could opt for something that looks like an editorial, but there would be ‘advertisement charges’ applicable, which is different from the editorial fee.

What are Ads?

An ad can be banner or square ads on our website or full page advertisements in our E-Magazine, affiliate marketing programs and promoted social media posts. You can simply ask for the current advertising rates and book slots with us.

This concludes the difference between the paid/earned editorial, advertorial and advertisement.

If you still feel you have questions, then drop in a mail to

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