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Endless thanks for your support.
The Fiddleback is not a money-making enterprise—not because what we do isn't valuable or important—but because we don't sacrifice reader experience in exchange for tacky pop-up ads. But we got bills, yo. And we believe there are a few like-minded businesses out there that will only make us cooler by association. So if you're one of them, let's associate. The Fiddleback will now be accepting a limited number of select sponsors for each issue.
How does this work?
As a sponsor, you choose which issue you'd like to support, and we'll create a slideshow image that will rotate among the content slides on the homepage (our most dominant graphic). Your slide can link directly to your company's website, Facebook page, Twitter account, etc. All slides on the homepage rotate randomly, meaning that a new slide shows up with every page load—be it a new site visit or page refresh. In addition to giving you real estate on the homepage, we will also mention your company in our monthly newsletter and post about you on our social media platforms.
How much does this cost?
Dirt cheap. We're not trying to make large profits, we're just trying to keep the lights on. A single issue sponsorship, which includes a slideshow image that'll rotate for two consecutive months, a write-up in our monthly newsletter, and posts/tweets via social media costs $250.
What's the catch?
The one catch is that we have to like you. Because we love our readers, we will not promote anything that we wound't use, sport, eat, drink, wear, or buy ourselves. You won't see ads from Coca-Cola or Wal-Mart or NAMBLA. If we don't love something, we don't think our readers should either. By being this selective, we're not only maintaining an ethical standard for the magazine, we're also helping you communicate directly with an engaged and interested audience. We think it's a win-win.
If you're interested in a sponsorship, contact us and we will send you more detailed information about our current readership, stats, and guidelines.
Thanks for the support!