See our January 2020 advertising special below
Is your business looking for a conduit to reach Calgary communities?
You’re probably trying to reach them at a low cost, too. We get it. That’s why we’re here to help. We can do this together.
Our focus is on community-first storytelling and our audience for this unique, Calgary-grown brand of local news is expanding each month. We’re now reaching more than 38,000 Calgarians monthly, with more than 48,000 page views (October 31, 2019). This is a 43% growth over September!
With that, the number of available impressions has grown – with more than 180,000 impressions available for web display advertising.
Along with our substantial growth, we’ve had to open up new avenues for our advertising partners to grow and build with us. That’s been an exciting process!
Our advertising options
Advertising special for January 2020
We want your business to start the year off right by getting your message out to thousands of our readers.
If your business commits to us in January, we’ll give you Partner Content for one month ($350 value), PLUS, one of the other products we offer (podcast, website advertising OR newsletter ads) for one month – all for $202.00.
That’s up to a $500 value for $202.00.
What a way to start the year helping your business grow!
This is our top option – mainly because it melds well with the storytelling aspect we believe in. If your company has a great story they can tell about a product, service, company history (or more), this is a great opportunity to get that story out to our engaged audience.
Here’s where you can find more guidelines on Partner Content.
Best for: Businesses of all shapes and sizes. Story is key to resonate with our audience.
Works best with: Strong call to action: Coupon, discount, or filling an important niche in our community.
Website display advertising
We offer standard website display advertising on our pages and embedded in our stories. This is a great way to get a critical mass of eyeballs on your particular ad.
Did we mention we have some of the most creative people in the business designing ads for us?
Current #of impressions: 180,000 monthly
Cumulative CTR (18 months): .55% (predominantly Google AdSense)
Our current price: $7 CPM (Cost per thousand impressions)
Standard ad size: 724 x 90 or 724 x 120
Four options: Top of page,
Best for: Local campaigns with strong call-to-action. Campaigns looking for critical mass exposure. Campaigns that require awareness as much as CTR.
Ask about our pop up display
We have two primary monthly podcasts in production at this time. (We are adding another, expected for release in January 2020.) Each podcast episode can accommodate two sponsors.
Our podcast sponsorship package includes:
Promo during the introduction (Mention)
In-podcast promo (part of the show – 10 to 15 seconds)
Promo at the end of the show (Mention)
Cost: $100 per sponsored episode (reduced rate for full season sponsorship.)
Best for: Campaigns geared toward reaching a captive audience. Ad campaigns focused on building relationship and brand awareness.
Newsletter display ads
This is the newest addition to our suite of advertising options. This is a simple display ad with a strong call to action delivered directly to our weekly newsletter subscribers each Saturday.
Audience: 143 subscribers (grows by roughly 5 monthly, plus all Patreon pledges are automatically subscribed.)
Cost: $50 weekly (maximum two per week).
More information, innovation
We’re innovators at heart. We want to disrupt the big media machines and we’d love to have more committed business partners to help us do it.
If there’s something we’re not offering, please let us know. We’ll find a way to make it happen, so you can tap into our growing audience.
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