Ok, here's the plan . . .
I am going to offer actual ads in the content area, you know, event flyers, then, there is a price for press releases, photos and also having me actually come out and cover an event. I feel these prices are fair. I went by the monthly circulation to see how many eyes will see the content, keeping in mind that various other publications also pick up and share my content. The Huffington Post links to the Grapevine and also the actual stories are picked up, so many eyes see these Grapevine posts from other publications, too. And keep in mind that once your name or business name is posted, it is picked up by the search engines, which gives you extra cache.
I think by now that we all know that everyone reads the Grapevine and if you want to get your event, business or party noticed, this is the place to be seen. All the other Grove publications are now gone and Community Newspapers and Neighbors stories are few and far between. By the way, you'll notice the Herald ran a story on the new Pan Am Museum/store last week and it is running in today's Neighbors in print. My content (your content) gets around.
This is the place to share your store opening news or bar crawl news. It's the place to share your last party pictures and things like that. The Herald and other publications pick up my feeds, so you may be seen in more than just this page of the Grapevine, but either way, if you want your event, party, business to be noticed. This is the place now.
Your event will also be put on Facebook and Twitter and be shared and retweeted, so you'll get even more exposure through social media.
I am running the Grapevine as a business now, after eight years of being a community service, it's time to make a living at it. Event organizers, please be sure to add the Grapevine into your marketing plans, you'll need to send us content and photos, after all, if it's in the Grapevine it is so. You want to make your event "so."
I look forward to spreading the good cheer about your business and events. The ad and coverage rates are here.
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