automatism: 2011 advertising rates


Hello! The automatism blog is where I share what I find inspiring, interesting or simply beautiful in decor, the visual arts, design, literature and more. In December 2009 the automatism blog was selected by The Times Online as one of the top 50 design blogs in the world. In February 2010 I was honoured to be one of seven bloggers profiled in a LoftLife magazine article on the rise of the design blogger. And in July 2010 the automatism blog was chosen by Côté Maison magazine as one of their 15 favourite international design blogs, saying they "loved its blend of retro and contemporary design." If this sounds like the kind of audience and exposure you'd love to connect with, read on!


How do I advertise on automatism?

The rate for an ad on automatism is $25.00 (Canadian) per month for a 125x125 pixel ad. I accept payment through PayPal. Once you've paid (and supplied your ad), your ad will be uploaded within 24 hours.


Do you offer benefits to small businesses?

Yes! Independent sponsors (small, independently owned creative businesses who advertise with automatism directly rather than through an agency) will have a launch post at the beginning of their ad run, introducing them to automatism readers. In addition, each month independent sponsors have the option to participate in the Sponsor Spotlight — a perfect opportunity to highlight a new item, giveaway or event (i.e. a new line of cards, jewelry giveaway or upcoming art show).


Can I get a discount if I book an ad for more than a month?

Yes. If you'd like to book your ad for more than a month at a time, I offer the following ad runs at a discount:

3 months: 5% discount ($75.00 less $3.75 — your total cost is now $71.25)
6 months: 10% discount ($150.00 less $15.00 — your total cost is now $135.00)
1 year: 15% discount ($300 less $45.00 — your total cost is now $255.00)


What format should my ad be?

I am able to accept files in the following formats: JPEG and GIF. There are no additional fees for Animated GIF ads. Animated GIF ads should be no more than 50K in size, so that they can load quickly and easily for viewers.


Is it possible to book ads that are larger than 125 x 125 pixels?

A larger format ad, measuring 125 pixels wide x 250 pixels high, at a rate of $50.00 (Canadian) per month is available. This size is also eligible for a discount if it's run for 3 or more months in a row:

3 months: 5% discount ($150.00 less $7.50 — your total cost is now $142.50)
6 months: 10% discount ($300.00 less $30.00 — your total cost is now $270.00)
1 year: 15% discount ($600 less $90.00 — your total cost is now $510.00)

If you'd like to run a larger (i.e. 125 pixels wide x ? pixels high) size than this, please email me for details.


Do you accept text link ads?

Text-only (text links) ads are available to approved sponsors at a rate of $20.00 a month, and appear in the sponsored link section of the sidebar, below regular ads. Their size is a maximum of 30 characters per headline. Please note that text-only ads are not eligible for ad launch or Sponsor Spotlight posts. Discounts for text-only ads are available for campaigns running 3 or more months in a row:

3 months: 5% discount ($60.00 less $3.00 — your total cost is now $57.00)
6 months: 10% discount ($120.00 less $12.00 — your total cost is now $108.00)
1 year: 15% discount ($240.00 less $36.00 — your total cost is now $204.00)


Do you accept posts submitted by advertisers?

No. All written content on automatism is independent and original. I do not accept advertorials — this includes both paid and unpaid ad posts as well as text link ads inserted in posts.


What's your policy for accepting advertisers?

Automatism reserves the right to accept only sponsors that are deemed suitable for the blog. While I am happy to consider all who apply, priority will be given to independent small businesses, which I am committed to supporting.


Questions?

Please feel free to email me if you have any other questions about becoming a sponsor. Thanks so much for considering advertising on automatism!


(photograph by Mikkel Adsbøl)

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