How to Sponsor Violinist.com

Violinist.com is your violin community.

With helpful advice, engaging interviews, and lively discussion, Violinist.com reaches hundreds of thousands of violinists around the world each month. Our options for sponsors include "Premium Link" logos on all content pages, run-of-site banner ads, business directory listings and weekly front-page announcements. Packages start at $100.

Banner Advertising and Links

All sponsors are noted with links in a column on the right side or bottom of all Violinist.com content pages. For sponsors that want more prominent visibility, we offer a Premium Link, a 300-pixel by 60-pixel hyperlinked logo. Premium Links always appear above text links in the sponsors column.

Banner impressions are assigned on a run-of-site basis into one of up to three available positions on each Violinist.com content page. Banner campaigns should provide both Wide Skyscraper (160-pixels wide by 600-pixels tall) and Medium Rectangle (300-pixels wide by 250-pixels tall) creatives, in .JPG or .GIF format, in RGB color.

Our rates are:

For sponsors who reserve a 12-month placement and pay in advance, we offer two months free on the placement (12 for the price of 10), as well as a complimentary 12-month listing in our Business Directory. Email robert@violinist.com to order.

Business Directory

The Violinist.com Business Directory features retailers, luthiers, schools and other organizations that market to the violin community.

A listing in the directory includes:

Directory listings are sold on an annual basis — $600 for a 12-month listing. In addition, directory advertisers will receive a text link to their website in the "Sponsors" column on Violinist.com, at no additional charge. Apply here

Front-Page Announcements

Businesses and organizations that wish to promote a new product, service, or event may place a paid announcement on our front-page. These announcements include:

Front-page announcements are $100 each for a one-week run. Order here

Activation

In addition, we encourage our sponsors and supporters to activate their support for the community through respectful participating in our blogs and forums. We ask that you refrain from commercial solicitations in your posts, using this participation only to demonstrate your knowledge and experience to the benefit of other readers. Leave your advertisements on Violinist.com to "ask for the sale."

We have prepared articles on "How to find new customers for your violin-related business" and "How to get publicity on Violinist.com" to help guide our sponsors and potential sponsors learn how best to engage the community in a responsible, respectful and productive way.

Terms and Conditions

All placements must be paid in advance. If payment is not received by the time a placement is scheduled to begin, exposure will be forfeited without credit. If payment is not received within 30 days of a placement's scheduled start, the entire remaining placement will be canceled, and no future placements will be made for that sponsor until a $250 cancellation fee is paid to Violinist.com, in addition to the advance payment for that future placement.

Advertisers must provide their own creative, which is subject to approval by Violinist.com.

Please be advised that Violinist.com will not accept advertising for products or services that are not legal in the United States of America. Nor will we accept advertising from potential sponsors that we feel reflect poorly upon or disparage violinists or the Violinist.com community. Nor will we not accept advertising on behalf of artists or organizations listed on the American Federation of Musicians' International Unfair List.

To Order:

To purchase one of our sponsorship or announcement packages, deliver creatives, or to talk about how Violinist.com can help your business or organization, please contact Violinist.com's Director of Advertising:

Robert Niles
E-mail: robert@violinist.com
Phone: +1-626-376-7787

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