Been thinking of Sponsoring Ithaca Family Fun? Now's the time!
New sponsorship ads reduced 25% (or more) for January and February 2015! Rates below.
In November of 2010, I began compiling a list of the activities, play spaces, and storytimes for kids in the Ithaca area into one comprehensive, searchable website. At the time I had a two year old and a baby, and I had grown frustrated at how difficult it was to find information about family-friendly activities in town. I made it my mission to help others in the same situation. Since then I’ve devoted hundreds, possibly thousands of hours serving our community by making Ithaca Family Fun the amazing resource it has become today. However, in order to keep Ithaca Family Fun a sustainable enterprise, I need support from the businesses and organizations I have been linking families to for the past 3 1/2 years. I have included information below on ways you and your organization can help support Ithaca Family Fun by becoming a FUNraiser.
Creator & Curator of Ithaca Family Fun
Why support Ithaca Family Fun
Voted “Best Local Website” and “Best Ithaca Blog” in the 2013 Ithaca Times poll, Ithaca Family Fun is THE online entertainment and recreation resource for families with young children in Tompkins County! Since I began tracking in January of 2011, Ithaca Family Fun has received over 72,000 hits and 205,000 page views.
Daily, Ithaca Family Fun receives between 100 and 400 hits. In the month of August, 2014, we had 4,735 unique visitors and 10,173 page views. That’s 10,173 times Ithaca parents could have seen you supporting their favorite website!
Aside from the site itself, Ithaca Family Fun also has a Facebook page with over 700 followers, and the “Living Gorges” blog, featured on the front page of Ithaca Family Fun, which also has readers apart from those visiting the main site. “Living Gorges” has received over 66,000 hits in less than 3 years of existence.
By remaining hyper-local, Ithaca Family Fun has a unique credibility and value to its readers. By supporting this website, you are supporting parents, children, and our community. To discuss sponsoring Ithaca Family Fun, email Janelle at email@example.com or call 607-379-2215.
February 2014 FUNraiser “In the Key of Ithaca Piano Studio” received more hits to their website in February than they had since August, and more than they’d had in October, November and December combined. In one week, FUNraiser Polka Tot Children’s Consignment received 129 direct hits to the blog post about them, and 330 indirect “front page” views, and 654 views to Facebook posts mentioning their sale.
As growing this site has been a benevolent labor of love, all of this has been achieved without purchasing any advertising. We rely on grassroots efforts such as word-of-mouth, flyers posted around town, listservs, and newsletters.
1. Monthly Support with a FUNraiser ad
What you get:
A clickable sidebar ad on the Ithaca Family Fun website, as well as an ad with more information about your business/organization (around 500 characters) in the
Your business or organization will also be featured on the Ithaca Family Fun Facebook page in the monthly FUNraisers post. If you provide a special offer for Ithaca Family Fun Facebook fans, you will get a second Facebook feature to advertise your deal or give-away. Order of ads will change on each page. "Top spot" positioning is available for additional fee.
Jan/Feb 2015 Rates:
Large Ad: (400h x150w): $110/month, $300 for 3 months, $560 for 6 months or $975 for a full year (with the ability to change out or update the ad each month).
Medium Ad: (200h x150w): $75/month, $205 for 3 months, $375 for 6 months or $675 for a full year (with the ability to change out or update the ad each month).
Small Ad: (100h x150w) $45/month
Large Ad: (400h x150w): $150/month, $400 for 3 months, $750 for 6 months or $1300 for a full year (with the ability to change out or update the ad each month).
Medium Ad: (200h x150w): $100/month, $275 for 3 months, $500 for 6 months or $900 for a full year
(with the ability to change out or update the ad each month).
Small Ad: (100h x150w) $60/month
"Top Spot" positioning for an additional $15 per requested page (first come first serve) or $75 for top spot across the entire site.
Want a bigger ad? Banner across the top? Let's talk.
2. Living Gorges Blog Feature
What you get:
The “Living Gorges” blog is prominently featured on the main page of Ithaca Family Fun. A blog post of up to 600 words and 4 pictures will feature you and/or your business or event for one week. The blog post can be dually generated content (a collaboration of your content and mine) or content created exclusively by your business (and approved by me). The post must be written in an informative conversational tone. The blog post will not be taken down (unless you request this), so even after the post is no longer the featured post, Ithaca Family Fun visitors will still access and read it. While the Living Gorges blog is mainly accessed by Ithaca Family Fun readers, it also has independent followers and has had over 40,000 visitors since it started in fall of 2011. The blog is a great place to feature an event, milestone, leader or class, or unique quality your business may have. Your business or organization will also be featured on the Ithaca Family Fun Facebook page in the monthly FUNraisers post. If you provide a special offer for Ithaca Family Fun Facebook fans, you will get a second Facebook feature to advertise your deal or give-away.
Rates: $125 for dually generated content, $75 for business generated content
I am happy to trade goods, services, tickets, classes, etc. for ad space. If you are interested in this option, please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll chat.
Artwork for sidebar ads must be in .jpg, .png or .gif format.
Ithaca Family Fun has final approval of all sponsors and ads with respect to editorial and/or creative content. Ithaca Family Fun will choose the order of placement of ads on the website. Ithaca Family Fun reserves the right to decline any advertisement or remove an advertisement from its site for any reason.
Our goal is for ads to merge seamlessly with the rest of the Ithaca Family Fun website: Not to be an annoyance to site users, but rather an unobtrusive, helpful resource.
Ithaca Family Fun is supported by these FUNraisers!
To learn more about these supportive companies, click on their links or on the FUNraiser page!