Advertising – Investment

Advertising Opportunities

We have many opportunities for advertising for businesses that wish to cater to our community. As our numbers are not yet proven we cannot guarantee traffic to your site or the success of our platform or your marketing, but every month our numbers have grown, and the traffic has increased so far, by double each month.  We have 3 month, 6 month and 12 month contracts available, but we also have opportunities for advertisements that only run a single month however, we offer discounts for longer contracted ads. Deposits and startup fees must be paid in advance, we will accept monthly installments but payments must be made by due date or we will suspend your ad until balance of contract is paid in full. We will consider partial trade for services or product in lieu of payment for 6 and 12 month contracts (subject to approval contact us to set up a consultation) and we offer discounts for those who purchase multiple advertisement groups. We also have some bundled packaging opportunities that give special consideration to those who wish to support our project with a larger advertising presence.

We do NOT allow advertising for any illegal services or products or sex providers, or strip clubs.

We have three publications for which you can purchase Advertising space.  Our Blog/website, our Magazine, and our weekly newsblast.

Magazine Blog Site Advertising

Our Magazine Blog currently gets 80% of our web traffic. We’ve recently done an overhaul on our advertising locations on our page, and have increased our ad presence by adding a rotating ad space that change approximately every 30 seconds. Our Blog Advertisements rack up an average of 100k impressions per month.

We feature non-standard sizing that is larger for better visibility on mobile devices (70% of our viewers are on mobile)

We have a few advertising opportunities for you to choose from for our website advertising

News Blog Advertising – See pricing below

  • 400×400 rotating home page sidebar ad
  • 800×600 Large Banner Editorial Ad  Get your message out loud and large. Premium placement and high visibility. Large Banner ads.
    Great for Photographers, Clubs, Stores that need large image advertising that will appeal to the viewer. Large Banner ads will have fewer advertisers allowing for greater exposure. Our large banner ad is visible on the site home page, as well as at the bottom of every article.

All Newsblog Advertisers get free “Space Available” magazine advertising. See below 

NewsBlast Advertising – See pricing below

We send out a weekly newblast newsletter to hundreds of our subscribers weekly on Monday afternoons. In this newsblast, we announce news, pertinent information, and special opportunities for our subscribers. We also list ALL of the events listed on our Community Calendar as of the prior Sunday at noon. Any events listed in our online community calendar that are either organized or hosted by one of our advertisers will be emphasized in with larger bolder headers, longer decription, and event graphic if provided.
There are also advertising opportunities in our newsblast for weekly ads to a very focused audience. This is yet another opportunity for you to get your content in front of our viewers, including those who may or may not visit our site during that week.

Magazine Advertising –See pricing below

While our magazine gets fewer hits per month, it should not be discounted entirely for exposure.. especially considering that once you purchase ad space in an issue… it remains there indefinitely… and our past issues will be available to viewers so in a way… Magazine Ad space is non-expiring.

We’re all about building a package that will suit your needs.  The more advertising you buy, the better deal we can get you

Full Page Ad Specs

Most of our magazine ads are full page full bleed ads. We require that all magazine advertising is creatively produced in such a way that it matches the same attention to creative detail that we put into the magazine. As such all magazine graphics are subject to creative approval.

It is critical that you provide ad graphics that meets our specs. We cannot enlarge any image to fit the page so we need high resolution graphics.

It is imperitive for full bleed that we have graphics that are slightly larger than an 8 1/2″ x 11″ page. We require 1/8″ bleed so please provide an image that is spec’d at 8.75″x11/25″ at 300dpi.
To ensure that no critical text is cutoff during the print production process we also require that all graphics maintain a margin of 3/8″ from all four sides (including bleed). Please refer to the graphic to the right for more information.
For your convenience we have provided a handy PSD template. Click here to download the file.

Space Available Magazine Advertising

This is a great option for advertisers who will not have the need for dynamic ads in the magazine every month. All Newsblog advertisers have the option of sending us static Magazine Ad graphics for Space Available placement on an as needed basis.  We cannot guarantee placement in any month. We can’t even guarantee that we will ever place your ad… but there are times when we need to fill a quarter page, or we may have an extra odd page here or there to fill. By having your space available Ad graphic on hand, we can fill the page, and you get an extra free ad boost for the month.
If you wish to have a guaranteed ad space, or wish to be able to edit your ad content from month to month this is NOT the option you want to go with.

Advertising Inquiry
Please provide us with the following information so we can put together a proper estimate and contract for you.
Discounts not reflected in total cost. We will send you an itemized invoice. We also offer multi-campaign discounts so if you request more than one campaign your total cost may be significantly less.
Optional, we also have “Space Available” advertising opportunities in the magazine for those who do not opt for a paid magazine ad compaign. We cannot guarantee space for Space Available Ads
Optional, please choose the campaign you desire. Note- 800×600 Large Banner is category exclusive. If someone in your business category is already contracted in that space we will substitute the 400×400 Sidebar ad instead
Optional – Our newsblast comes out weekly, and is mailed out to hundreds of local subscribers.
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Your estimated total monthly cost does not include discounts including a multiple campaign discount of 20% where applicable. Your actual invoiced amount will likely be considerably less than this. We will send you an itemized invoice with your contract.