FORECAST: Added Value for Texas Monthly Advertisers

FORECAST is a special promotional program that runs as a four-color ad approximately seven times a year showcasing products of a certain them, such as color or motif.


  1. Fill out the form below. Every field is required.
  2. Before submitting, be sure to read the FORECAST Agreement.
  3. Click Submit. Then, please visit and use the following directions to upload a photograph or illustration (must be a Macintosh-compatible TIF or EPS file at 300 dpi or greater—preferably a drop-out shot taken on a completely white background).
  4. Log in to ibackup with the following information:
Username: txmomarketing    Password: txmo3
  5. Locate folder named FORECAST and click to open.
  6. Click Upload on the menu bar
  7. Browse your computer for the file you wish to upload. Be sure to include the business name in the file name
  8. Select your file and click Upload File.
  9. Check the menu page on to be sure the file appears.

Texas Monthly’s web-based FTP server account on ibackup is for advertiser use only. Files that are uploaded will be downloaded and archived within 3 days. You will receive an email verifying that the file has been uploaded. Should any problems arise during processing, you will be called.

Files may not be deleted, tampered with, or downloaded by anyone other than the Texas Monthly Marketing Department.

  • Space in FORECAST is offered as merchandising and is based on advertising commitment. Demand for this program is high; therefore inclusion is limited and subject to availability. Participating advertisers should supply the requested materials with the understanding that Texas Monthly reserves the right to edit copy for space and consistency in style and punctuation. Due to space limitations, Texas Monthly cannot guarantee that images supplied by the advertiser will be used in FORECAST. Logos will not be accepted. Proof of the final product will not be available for advertiser review.
  • For any questions, please contact:
    Andrea Gregory

Issue Categories Materials Due
January Ready for Rodeo! 16-Nov
February Red 15-Dec
March Truly Texan 15-Jan
April Picnic 15-Feb
June It’s a Guy Thing 15-Apr
July Red, White, & Blue 15-May
September Time to Tailgate! 15-Jul
November Texas Treasures 15-Sep
December High Shine 14-Oct