Place your advertisement in the marketplace and reach thousands of LGBT travelers!
Connextions Magazine Issue 15
Releases Summer 2014 (May)
Ad/Editorial deadline Mar 30, 2014
Family Travel/Group Travel
Off The Beaten Path Travel
Marketplace advertisements start at only $199 - we are dedicated to our readership and believe there is value in bringing our readers discounts from across the globe. Offering a coupon is an added value to both the advertiser and the lgbt traveler! Our target advertiser is the small business with a specific clientele. We maintain affordable advertising rates in order to reach these small businesses and bring them to Connextions readers.
If you want to see an advertisement from Lexus, please go read Travel & Leisure magazine. If you want to see local gay small business advertisements - you are in the right place.
Advertisements are placed on a first come, first serve basis and are limited. Secure your spot NOW!
Click here to get started!
Reach an International Market for 2-years at only $700.00!
With each issue released by Connextions Magazine, we always offer an advertising special, in order to assist small businesses in reaching their marketing goals without spending a fortune. This issue, we are offering a 1/4 page display advertisement for only $700.00, which is more than 20% off the retail value.
What is the $700 offer?
- 1/4 page display advertisement in the print edition of Connextions Magazine, which releases in November 2012.
- Professional Directory listing in the print edition of Connextions Magazine, which releases in November 2012.
- Website e-brochure on connextionsmagazine.com, listed for 2 years, which includes editorial content, all your social media links, and up to 10 photos, with regular social media blasts from Connextions Marketing team.
We are offering you two years worth of advertising for only $700.00, which works out to be less than $30 a month for this two year period.
Connextions Magazine print edition is distributed on newsstands and in Barnes & Noble throughout America, as well as international distribution including: Canada, Portugal, Spain, Austria, Brazil & Taiwan.
Connextions Magazine offers our digital version, free of charge, on three publishing mediums, including: Calameo, Issuu & Scribd.
To view all our advertising rates and download a copy of the Media Kit, which offers circulation, distribution and ad size information, please click here.
Advertising reservations are due by September 24th, 2012, via fax or email. (Download media kit to find reservation sheet)
Payments can be made through paypal, with a credit card, or via check by mail, and are due by October 1st, 2012.
Click here for more info.
The Black-Eyed Susan (Rudbeckia hirta) ... the state flower of Maryland
Does your business market to the equality driven community in the state of Maryland?
Promote your company in the only issue of Connextions Magazine that will feature travel, lifestyle, and business in the state of Maryland. This issue features articles such as: travel in Ocean City, Baltimore, the Chesapeake Bay, and the historic mountain region of Maryland; real estate; gay family travel in other parts of the US; fashion; food & much more. Our content is designed to education, entertain, inspire, and inform.
Connextions Magazine offers local visibility, as well as regional and international exposure for your company, with distribution throughout the USA, Canada, Austria, Portugal, Spain, Taiwan & Brazil.
All of our magazines are offered in digital and print format and even our very first issue, which featured New York State, and was released in November of 2010, is STILL being viewed today. Think of the shelf life your advertisement will receive!
We have rates to fit any marketing budget, and each ad comes with a two-year ebrochure on our website. Where can you get print AND web advertising for one great price?
Consider the benefits of promoting through the pages of Connextions Magazine. Advertising deadline is Sept 15th. Click here to view ad rates, circulation and distribution information, and download the media kit.
PRINT DISTRIBUTION INCREASES:
After only two years in business, Connextions Magazine is pleased to announce that the print edition will now increase distribution by 480%, to include: Canada, Taiwan, Brazil, Portugal, Spain & Austria. This increase is in addition to the distribution already in place, throughout the USA, on the shelves of Barnes & Noble.
We are grateful and humble for this opportunity and especially thankful to the newsstands and stores for being LGBT inclusive!
DIGITAL DISTRIBUTION INCREASES:
Offering a FREE digital subscription by way of Calameo, Connextions will also be available for digital viewing through Scribd and Issuu. Click any of the links below to view Connextions Magazine digital editions.
Connextions Magazine is a travel and lifestyle publication, available in print and digital format, targeting readership to the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender communities and their allies. We offer a unique design, fabulous layouts and show-stopping photography, along with editorial content to enlighten, inspire, educate and inform.
YES, WE SAID "FREE!"
Do you have a business to promote? Do you know someone who has a business that could use some promotion? Is there something about yourself that deserves to be noticed?
Connextions Magazine is giving away (3) business card advertisements, to be published in our next released issue. Each advertisement comes with a one-year website e-brochure on the connextionsmagazine.com website.
In order to qualify, we simply ask that you comment below and let us know what you have done recently to PAY IT FORWARD.
We believe that the secret to success, whether it be in business or your personal life, starts with 'giving' not 'taking.' If we all followed this principle, imagine how powerful we could become. There were many businesses and individuals who helped Connextions Magazine get our feet off the ground. So, as a thank you, we want to spread the PAY IT FORWARD message.
We have given away magazines, subscriptions and gift baskets. We thought it was time to give away some FREE promotion!
To enter the contest:
Simply comment on this post and let us know what you have recently done to pay it forward. No long explanation necessary. Winners are not chosen based on the post, we will have a random drawing to pick a winner. The point isn't WHAT you have done, the point is that you are DOING something! We want to know how many professionals, individuals and companies actually consider the PAY IT FORWARD idea as a secret to success in life and business.
Contest ends at midnight on June 14th.
Winners will be chosen on Friday, June 15th
Don't have an advertisement to submit? No worries... we will help you create it.
*NOTE: IF YOU HAVE NOTHING TO PROMOTE, PLEASE FORWARD THIS POST TO OTHERS. THIS IS ANOTHER GOOD WAY TO PAY IT FORWARD!
Internet Advertising or Traditional Print Advertising?
4 useful tips when deciding which marketing medium is best for your company
By: Sierra Mable, Director of Marketing at Connextions Magazine
When trying to budget your marketing dollars, do you wonder which marketing medium will give you the best bang for your buck? We’ve listed a few tips, with consideration on both sides of the advertising spectrum, to assist in your decision making process.
#1 – What media do your customers use?
The first question to ask yourself is what media your prospective customers are using. Ask them. What media do they spend the most time with? Web, local newspapers, radio, TV, magazines? Obviously there is a huge difference between marketing to the younger generation who spends a large percentage of time online, vs the senior community who still enjoys reading their daily newspaper.
#2 – Internet Advertising Pros & Cons
The internet has amazing capabilities to measure consumer interest. Using google analytics and facebook as an example, detailed statistics are provided so you know exactly how many users click on your advertisement.
Internet advertisements can also be animated using software tools such as animated GIF images and Adobe’s Flash, which gains attention; animated advertisements are impossible for traditional print media.
The downside to internet advertising, is that many people feel it is intrusive, annoying and distracting. Even opening an email is now a bombardment of ads. Internet browsers will refrain from viewing pages filled with busy advertisements. When I click on a link and the page takes too long to load because of advertisements, or the page pulls up an ad that you must click the ‘x’ to remove, before allowing you to view the page… my mouse instantly heads for the ‘back button.’ Print advertising offers a tried and tested way of delivering news content and advertisements in a format that that can be classed as relaxation.
#3– Traditional Print Advertising Pros & Cons
Print advertising, especially full color as seen in magazines, has a higher resolution than your computer screen, so visual quality is by far much greater of an impact in traditional advertising mediums.
A magazine or newspaper, through its circulation figures, can prove to its advertisers that the money they spend on advertising is worthwhile. Though they cannot prove that readers saw any ads, they can have some confidence a certain percentage did.
Although statistics show that each copy of a magazine will be viewed by an approximate 2.5 people, there is a much broader
reach on the Internet since users from all over the world can potentially fall upon your advertisement. Another advantage is the immediate publishing of information vs waiting for a magazine to be printed and hit the shelves.
#4 – Find a company that offers BOTH!
If more bang for your buck is what you are looking for, consider those companies who offer both print and web advertising in one, such as Connextions Magazine. Here is where the shameless self promotion comes into play! We offer both print and web advertising in 3 simple steps at 1 economical price! To take a peek at our simple package options, click here.
In short, although advertising isn’t necessary to run your company, any advertising you do will certainly help promote or brand your business. In the US, the amount of dollars spent on advertising and marketing in 2010 was estimated at $368 billion. To breakdown that figure between Internet and traditional print marketing: Online media advertising was an estimated $119.6 billion and Print Media an estimated $111.5 billion. (Source: FT.COM)
Here is one of my favorite quotes that sums up the importance of marketing:
“Doing business without advertising is like winking at a girl in the dark. You know what you are doing but nobody else does.” - Steuart Henderson Britt
Simple. Easy. Affordable.
To get your website advertisement on a "state page" of the connextionsmagazine.com website, follow these simple steps:
1. Gather one photo, one title, one sentence about your company, and your website link. (See ad on the left for example)
2. Email information to firstname.lastname@example.org and title the subject line "WEBSITE AD" OR click here to order and pay online.
3. We will create and post your ad and send you an invoice with link for payment options.
* This website advertising special is only available on connextionsmagazine.com state pages. To advertise on the home page or any other page within our website, please contact our sales department directly for more information. We can be reached at 315-380-6883.
For more advertising information, click www.ConnextionsMagazine.com/advertise.html
Connextions Magazine welcomes the assistance and expertise of Bernadette (Berni) Maher. As Director of Sales & Marketing, we welcome you to contact Berni with your interest in learning more about the advertising opportunities in Connextions Magazine.
Berni's smile and charm are a welcome addition to the Connextions team and we are honored to have her on board!
She can be found at:
Connextions Magazine, the award-winning LGBTQ Travel Magazine, is your trusted resource for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer travel destinations, vacation ideas, fun travel videos, LGBTQ travel guides and the latest news relevant to our entire rainbow community. Connextions Magazine focuses on celebrating the LGBTQ Traveler providing information on lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer travel, our LGBTQ culture, the diverse style of our rainbow community, adventures, gay romance, tips for Lesbian Moms, Gay Dads, Bisexual, Transgender Parents and families.
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