This blog is a collection of feature stories and news about Beacon, as well as things to do, buy and see. All articles, be them sponsored or pure editorial, have to pass an editorial test of excellence that will serve our readers. A Little Beacon Blog is an independent business and does not reflect the views of any of its advertisers or types of stories covered. Our aim is to keep readers informed and inspired.
If you have something you want to pitch for feature consideration, please email your pitch to firstname.lastname@example.org and it will be considered. For advance notice on what types of stories we are working on, you can sign up to a special newsletter just for that. Sign up for our Advance Notice Editorial & Advertising email. A few suggestions on how to submit a story or feature idea:
- Feature Story: If you have a press release, please copy and paste all text and images into the body of the email and do not send it as an attachment.
- Guides: If you are a new business who wants to submit a listing an appropriate Guide in the Things To Do In Beacon Guides, please email your business name with a description to email@example.com. Basic listings for storefronts on Main Street is free. To step up your listing with a photo and inclusion in our weekend email and social media, join our "Step Up" program for in-depth coverage of your business in our Guides.
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Advertising is available on A Little Beacon Blog. Some blog posts are sponsored posts, meaning that a business paid for a special area of their business. The purpose of A Little Beacon Blog is to highlight the little details in and around Beacon (that includes nearby towns like Fishkill, Wappingers Falls, Hopewell Junction, Poughkeepsie and other areas because we all drive places for things we need or want to to!). We help businesses do this through a more controlled message via sponsored blog posts that speak their message to our readers, and these posts are marked [Sponsor]. Other opportunities are in sponsorships of articles our editorial team is working on, or of entire categories.
If you are interested in sponsorship, please click the Advertising tab in the menu for fun and integrated ways of getting involved and reaching our readers of Beaconites, Hudson Valley people at large, and even New York City day-trippers.
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