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READERS HAVE A LONG HISTORY WITH A LITTLE BEACON BLOG

A Little Beacon Blog is one of the most widely read online publications in the Hudson Valley, with an integrated social media platform that keeps us close to our readers. Each month, A Little Beacon Blog gets more than 12,000 views/month from people directly from this area, as well as neighboring towns in the Hudson Valley. Farther afield, readers check in from as close as New York City's five boroughs to as far as Vermont and even California. Facebook views average 2K-5K/week from a following of over 2,500 people, with more at Instagram, which has over 2,200 and Twitter, which has several media followers. Says Dutchess Tourism after promoting an event held in our headquarters: "It's our absolute pleasure to support your efforts in Beacon, NY. It's one of the places that makes us #DistinctlyDutchess."

A Little Beacon Blog is syndicated on BeaconArts, and is a featured resource on the websites of The City of Beacon, Beacon's Chamber of Commerce, and BeaconCitizen. Local media, including Highlands Current, Beacon Bits, Newburgh Restoration, and Radio Woodstock, have featured A Little Beacon Blog to their readers and listeners.

Movers: People researching moves to (or within) the Hudson Valley come across A Little Beacon Blog during online research, and discover a community they want to be a part of. Thanks to our stories and unique, in-depth coverage of local businesses, they can easily picture life in Beacon. When they move here, they stay on as readers.

I found A Little Beacon Blog in early 2011 when we were living in a tiny Brooklyn apartment with a toddler and a dog. We were looking to move out of the city and A Little Beacon Blog gave me glimpses of life in Beacon. Now that we live here, I’m an even bigger fan of the blog! (A personal fave is The Things To Do In Beacon Guides.) It has been so cool to witness the continuing evolution of A Little Beacon Blog—it’s doing big things! 
— Tessa Dean, Mom

Shakers: Tourism organizations, influencers in social media circles, teachers, city officials and others read A Little Beacon Blog to stay current with the happenings in and around Beacon, and to find ideas for ways to improve the places they live. Says one official in a neighboring town: "I love A Little Beacon Blog. I read it to see how our city can improve based on what I see working in Beacon."

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I found ALBB when I was moving from Massachusetts. Through all my searching about what to do and where to go in Beacon, A Little Beacon Blog was everywhere I looked - and was the most informative, helpful and colorful source for how best to enjoy this wonderful city.
— Adri Cowan, Owner Rogue Social and Social Media Manager for Marvel Comics

Residents: Citizens of Beacon, the core of our readership, enjoy following A Little Beacon Blog for the way we spotlight big stories that often go untold.

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I work in the city with a long commute and long hours, and I have two kids. On weekends, I just want to do fun local stuff, and A Little Beacon Blog is my go to page to check out what’s going on in and around my town. I even added this link to my favorites and synced it to my calendar.
— Tabitha George, Mom

BY THE NUMBERS

According to Google Analytics...
Monthly views: 12,000
Women: 64%
Men: 36%
Ages:
30% age 25-34
25% age 35-44
18% age 45-54
14% age 55-64
8% age 18-24
5.5% age 65+

Readers, by state:
New York: 84%
New Jersey: 2.3%
California: 2.3%%
Michigan: 1.6%
Connecticut: 1.7%
Massachusetts: 1.2%
Pennsylvania: 0.8%
Florida: 0.8%
Texas: 0.6%
Oregon: 0.5%
 

Readers, by NY location: 
Beacon: 23%
NYC: 22%
Hopewell: 8.7%
Red Oaks Mill: 3.4%
Poughkeepsie: 2.8%
Lagrangeville: 2.7%
Myers Corners: 2.6%
Newburgh: 2.5%
Fishkill: 2%
Albany: 2%
 

We've tailored advertising packages to fit different goals from different types of businesses. What you will find here is totally unique to how our publication works, how information reaches our readers, and what our readers respond to. Content for all advertising packages must pass our editorial standards, and must resonate with our readers. As editors working closely with your messaging, we will make sure that happens in order to obtain the best results for everyone. Design services for most of these ads are included with each package. If you have a monthly ad package, we can design a new ad for you each month for an additional design fee.

ADVERTISING PACKAGES

THINGS TO DO IN BEACON GUIDES

In addition to our feature stories and articles by reporters, A Little Beacon Blog keeps more than ten Guides to help locals and visitors know where to go, what to eat, and where to shop. Beacon-based businesses are included in these guides for free with a Basic Level listing. The Things To Do In Beacon Guides are featured on BeaconArts, Beacon Chamber of Commerce, K104.7. Each Guide works a bit differently, and has advertising opportunities to enhance listings, stand out from other businesses, and get social media integration.

Basic Free Listing for Beacon Storefronts: Basic Description, Phone/Address, Link to Website.
Special for Classes Guides: If your business is hosting a workshop or class that is for one day only or select dates, those dates can be added as a free listing. If the same class is offered in an ongoing way, with weekly breaks in between, then dates will not be added with the free listing.  Submit >

Advertising Levels in Things To Do In Beacon Guides:

Level 1
$100/month

- Detailed Description
- Phone/Address
- Link to Website
- Photo of Storefront or Studio in 1 Category
- Event Dates (Shops/Restaurants/Beauty)
- Class Schedules with Dates/Times and Descriptions (Adults/Kids Classes)

Level 2
$200/month

- Detailed Description
- Phone/Address
- Link to Website
- Photo of Storefront or Studio in 1 Category
- Photo Gallery
- Event Dates (Shops/Restaurants/Beauty)
- Class Schedules with Dates/Times and Descriptions (Adults/Kids Classes)
- Bi-Monthly Editorial Feature with Photo or Banner Ad in "Happening This Weekend" Email plus Blog Post
- Bi-Monthly Social Media Tagging in Blog Post

Level 3
$250/month

- Detailed Description
- Phone/Address
- Link to Website
- Photo of Storefront or Studio in Unlimited Categories
- Photo Galleries
- Event Dates (Shops/Restaurants/Beauty)
- Class Schedules with Dates/Times and Descriptions (Adults/Kids Classes)
- Weekly Editorial Feature with Photo or Banner Ad in "Happening This Weekend" Email plus Blog Post
- Weekly Social Media Tagging in Blog Post

These advertising packages are monthly subscriptions with no monthly minimum that can be paused at any time, and do auto-bill with an emailed receipt. To pay just 1 month, or to buy 6 or 12 month packages at a discount, please see the selection below.

Discounts or 1 Month Only Purchases:

from 175.00
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COMMUNITY SPONSOR OF
THINGS TO DO IN BEACON GUIDES

Sponsorship of any of the Guides is great visibility for a targeted reach to a highly interested group of readers. When you sponsor a Guide, your banner ad will be at the top of the Guide on this website and in our weekend newsletter. Additionally, if your business is in the Guide, you get a photo to help your listing stand out. However, this advertising package is great for businesses who are otherwise not listed in any Guides. When we promote the Guide, your business will be tagged in the social share. 

Includes:

  • Banner Ad: 1 Ad in the Guide
  • Facebook/Instagram/Twitter: Tagged mention in Facebook when we promote the Guide
  • Newsletter Ad: Ad placed in Friday's "Happening This Weekend" Special Second Saturday Edition email
  • Design: We can design your ad if you need us to. Dimensions are 100Hx400W
from 300.00
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SUMMER DAY CAMP GUIDE ADVERTISER

Is your camp listed in the Summer Day Camp Guide? Thanks for helping to provide an awesome summer! Now let's show families how much more awesome your camp really is by showing it through pictures, and bringing it to life from the page of words. Parents hit this Guide frequently during April, May and June. Pick which months you want, or advertise in all three months.

Note: You could mix and match Levels in your advertising package. If you want one month to include social media (Level 2), but not the other months (Level 1), you can add each of them to your cart when checking out, and then tell us which month to schedule your social media for.

Level 2

  • Picture. Show one big picture at the top of your listing.
  • Photo Gallery. Show several pictures in a photo gallery running with your listing.
  • Video. Got a video in YouTube? Show the video here.
  • Social Media. A Little Beacon Blog will post a picture of your camp in our Instagram and Twitter (over 2,300 followers who we love interacting with)
  • Price: $350/month

Level 1

  • Picture. Show one big picture at the top of your listing.
  • Photo Gallery. Show several pictures in a photo gallery running with your listing.
  • Video. Got a video in YouTube? Show the video here.
  • Price: $250/month
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BANNER AD

Display your ad on every page of this website for our readers to see. If your business needs exposure to locals, tourists, businesses and leaders in different industries, this is the place to do it!

Included with this package:

  • Banner Ad: In side column of this website, in a category that fits your business.
    Don't see a category that fits? We'll make one! And you'll be the first to fill it.
  • Website Link: Readers can easily navigate to your website.
  • Business Directory: Listing in one category.

Advertising Subscription Campaign:
$300/month

Yearly and Half a Year discount packages are available, if you want to pay in full in one easy payment. Click here for Yearly (receive two free months) and Half a Year (with one free month). Otherwise pick a plan above to subscribe to the month-to-month plan. Pause it at any time.

Discounts or 1 Month Only Purchases:

from 400.00
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EVENT PROMOTION

Get the word out about your event, and post your flyer. Select a level of promotion you would like for this event. As an option, you can really amp it up with a dedicated article about your event, which means you work with our editor to create a great story about the event, and can opt to send a dedicated newsletter about it. 

Available with this package:

  • Level 1:  Article + Dedicated Newsletter Blast + Flyer Ad + Flyer in Instagram/Twitter  $750

  • Level 2: Article + Flyer Ad + Flyer in Instagram/Twitter  $550

  • Level 3: Flyer in Newsletter for 4 Weeks + Ad on Website for 4 Weeks + Flyer in  Instagram/Twitter  $350

  • Level 4: Flyer in Newsletter for 2 Weeks + Ad on Website for 2 Weeks + Flyer in  Instagram/Twitter$150

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SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT
MONTHLY ARTICLES

An editorial partner with A Little Beacon Blog, we write and share an article about your business once a month. This is a monthly program, as results are best with consistent publishing.

Included with this package:

  • Article once per month.
  • Dedicated Sponsor Page on this website, acting as a Table of Contents for your business.
  • Social Media: Dedicated Facebook post featuring the article, with picture and tagging.
  • Social Media: Dedicated Instagram and Twitter shares and tagging featuring the article.
  • Newsletter: Feature in our free newsletter when a new piece of editorial gets published.
  • Banner Ad on each page of this website.
  • Featured Link in Sponsor Spotlight section.
  • Newsletter: Weekly blurbs about your business in the Happening This Weekend newsletter.
  • Business Directory: Listing in one category.

Advertising Campaign
$550/month

Yearly and Half a Year Discount Packages are available, if you want to pay in full in one easy payment. Click here for Yearly (receive two free months) and Half a Year (one free month).


BRANDED CONTENT - ARTICLE

You want to publish something big on A Little Beacon Blog, and have control over the writing, photos and timing of publication. A story like this must be approved by our editors first, to make sure it fits the style, tone and mission of A Little Beacon Blog. If it does, let's get started! If you love this type of editorial opportunity and want to do it again and again, then you should engage in the Spotlight Sponsor for monthly articles and even more exposure for your business.
 

750.00
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BUSINESS DIRECTORY

Yes! This is coming! We are working on how it will be presented, organized and promoted, and then we will open it up to all businesses for directory listings. Advertisers in the Things To Do In Beacon Guides will automatically have one free listing.

WEDDING DIRECTORY

Yes! This is coming. The Hudson Valley is filled with so much talent, it's clear why so many couples want to start their lives by celebrating it in this region with local producers. Advertisers in the Things To Do In Beacon Guides will automatically have one free listing.